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February 7, 2018
Natural Anti-inflammatory Advancements

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND Inflammation is a major issue for many pain sufferers, leading many to look for alternatives to conventional medications.  Pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories are effective, but many lose their place in patient care if tolerance to the medication or side effects occur.  In natural health, the following approaches may be an option.  Please consult with […]

January 22, 2018
Active Release Techniques for Neck Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy If you experience neck pain you are certainly not alone.  Neck pain is an extremely common reason for visiting a doctor or chiropractor.  Anyone who deals with neck pain knows that it can interfere with your daily life, from driving, to playing sports, to your concentration at work, or even […]

January 4, 2018
Preventing Injuries When Shoveling Snow

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]One of the most common winter injuries that we see in our clinic is lower back injuries from snow removal. If you’re not careful, this snowy chore can lead to serious pain and injury. As a Canadian, shoveling is just part of life so take a minute to read our winter shoveling tips. Think […]

December 27, 2017
Natural Tips for Dealing with Colds and Flus

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Gayle Maguire ND It’s cold and flu season and many of you may have already experienced the nasty bugs and viruses already this year. Each year we are warned to brace ourselves and here are a few ways that you can help to make sure your defences are up and ready when […]

November 23, 2017
Avoiding Winter Running Injuries

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy A little snow and ice typically will not get in the way of a die-hard runners’ training schedule. In an effort to keep fitness levels up, and specific running muscles toned, runners who are training for upcoming events will often brave the cold as they work toward their goals. Since […]

November 16, 2017
Active Release Techniques (ART) For Athletes

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Athletes who are training hard at their sport often experience extremely demanding training schedules. Because of their high volume training, athletes can often experience overuse injuries in different areas of the body. After training, it’s normal to experience sore muscles, but when pain is consistently there even after the athlete’s […]

October 22, 2017
Is Your Check Engine Light On? How Muscle Activation Technique can Help

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Sarah Kuindersma, MATm, PTS Question: What would you do if your check engine light came on while you were driving? a) Ignore it and keep driving b) Stick some tape over the warning light c) Unplug the wires top the bulb d) Stop immediately and call a specialist Question: What would you do […]

October 11, 2017
Your Fall Check-In with the Naturopathic Doctor

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr Gayle Maguire, B.Sc, ND A special time of year for so many reasons! The leaves, the crisp air, the seasonal vegetables, and of course the sniffles and cold viruses are all just part of the package. Here's a fall check-in with our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Vitamin D One of the most […]

October 5, 2017
The Best Pillow for a Good Sleep

Getting enough sleep is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to good health, but many people struggle with this. If your neck is sore, or your whole body is tired and achy, you may want to take a closer look at your pillow. Having the right pillow can make all the difference […]

August 22, 2017
Fermented Foods and Why They are Good for You

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy with photo credit to local Calgary producer of Kombucha TRUE BÜCH KOMBUCHA Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and other fermented foods are making their way back into people’s diet. The benefits are many and the science is supportive, so let’s take a closer look at why these super-foods are so helpful. Fermented foods experience […]

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