All posts by Georgia Wilson

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What is Osteopathy?

By Elaine Sauvé, MOst, BAppSci, BHSc

A patient-centred approach to health, this manual therapy is used globally to address a wide range of ailments safely and effectively.

Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy which facilitates healing by focusing on how the whole body functions as a unit, including the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue, and internal organs.  Osteopathic techniques are effective in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions and improving mobility, health, and general wellbeing. Continue reading

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A Progressive Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle

By Matt Somerset

Follow these steps consistently and watch energy, vitality, mobility, and confidence flow back into your life.

Has anyone heard of the new buzz phrase within the health and fitness field these days? It’s called living a healthy lifestyle. There is definitely some merit to that statement. When I stop to think about most people just getting into the health and fitness lifestyle, they have a long way to go to even get anywhere close to the people touting this advice. I prefer a much different approach; and after we are done here today, I’m confident that you will as well. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

By Shauna Jones

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Research shows that drinking high-pH water may extend your life.

Water is an essential for life since it makes up 50 percent to 65 percent of the human body. It works in organs, tissues, and cells to help regulate temperature and maintain bodily functions such as eliminating waste and helping distribute vitamins, minerals, and glucose to nourish your cells. Continue reading

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Managing Arthritis and Joint Inflammation

By Wayne Terai, BSc, DC, CLT

Don’t let “good old Arthur” interfere with your enjoyment of a full and active life.

Millions of people suffer from joint pain, most commonly from the progressively degenerative condition known as osteoarthritis (OA). As many of my patients say, “good old Arthur has come to visit!”  Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, instability, and weakness. We know that 4.5 million Canadians over the age of 15 are affected by some form of arthritis. A large portion of those affected with OA are still active and in their working years. Over time, these aches and pains worsen and eventually stop sufferers from participating in everyday activities. Continue reading

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Fat, Fatigued, and No Fun? Think Testosterone!

By Christine Hatfield, MD

Most often thought of in connection with men, this hormone plays a key role in women’s health.

The women who come to my office have the same collection of concerns: I cannot lose weight, no matter what I do! I feel anxious for no reason! My sex drive is gone!  My body is flabby even though I am working out!  I‘m exhausted!

While there can be many reasons for any one of these symptoms, the most common is a deficiency of testosterone. Continue reading

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