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December 30, 2020
A Naturopathic Doctor's Favourite Apps for Health

By: Dr. Gayle Maguire, B.SC, ND There are many apps out there today that are designed to assist you with your health and wellness in different ways from sleep, to anxiety, to homones. Dr. Gayle frequently encourages patients to embrace technology to help them achieve their health goals and has compiled a list of her […]

November 20, 2020
Improved Treatment for Headaches with Active Release Techniques

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Any headache sufferer knows that headaches can be among the most frustrating and debilitating health problems. When headaches develop they often interfere or prevent many of our most basic daily activities such as using the computer, reading, carrying on a conversation, and even thinking. To make matters worse, studies show that treatment for headaches […]

October 15, 2020
Acupuncture for Stress Relief

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Vikki McGuire, DTCM and Dr. Wanda Duong DTCM Stress is a natural reaction to the world and experiences that we are a part of and every single person will feel stress occasionally be it from work, finances, relationships or anything else, the body’s response will be the same; elevated stress levels sending […]

September 21, 2020
Understanding Pain Sources and How They are Perceived in Your Brain

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Corey Finan BSc., DC, CCSP, RMT, ART I can’t tell you how many patients come into my office complaining of nerve pain, or a pinched nerve feeling, but it is a lot!  Most of the time it turns out they are having nociceptive pain (pain from a nociceptor activation, which is basically […]

July 13, 2020
What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin. This technique uses needles similar to the needles used in acupuncture to find and diagnose muscle shortening in deep muscles. This technique is great because it has very few side effects. IMS was developed by Dr. Chan Gunn while […]

June 30, 2020
A Review of Natural Supplements for Anxiety

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND There are several natural supports for mild to moderate mood disorders, though talk to your medical or naturopathic doctor first as they can interact with pharmaceuticals or other supplements, to sometimes life-threatening extent. The natural supplements with the most research are discussed below. B Vitamins B vitamins help in a […]

June 5, 2020
Tips for Your Workspace from a Physiotherapist

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Ellen Rossiter, PT If you are someone who does computer work, then it's likely you tend to spend most of your day sitting, be it at your desk, at meetings, or sitting with clients. This also means that you’re likely spending a lot of time on your computer, on the phone, and in […]

May 6, 2020
Healthy Bones For Life

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Fiona Lovely, DC Have you been told you are at an increased risk for osteoporosis? Maybe you already have osteopenia or you know it runs in the family? Turns out, there are a great many factors involved in healthy bone tissue and there are many avenues for you to help your bones […]

March 28, 2020
Tips for Supporting Your Immune System

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Kira Greasley, CHNC In the world of health, an understanding of the association between your gut health and the immune system is being widely studied. The health of the body depends on the health of the Gastrointestinal Tract, which is a long tube made up of layers of muscle lined by cells and […]

March 4, 2020
The Common Link in Soft Tissue Injuries

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. David Westmacott All athletes have one thing in common. Whether they have had one, are currently playing with one, or are at risk of getting one, the dreaded SPORTS INJURY is and always will be a part of sports play. Many question arise with coaches and parents of the athlete: Is the […]

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