All posts by Georgia Wilson

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine

If you’re planning to fly with your pet, here’s some advice to ease the journey.

While we often go on trips without our pets, occasions do arise where we choose to – or have to – take them along for the ride. Careful planning and information gathering will go a long way toward removing travel stress for all concerned. Continue reading

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What’s That Sound?

By Joyce Chen, AuD

If you suffer from tinnitus, know that you don’t have to face a lifetime of ringing.

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the head when no external sound is present. Tinnitus is frequently described as a ringing, hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling and clicking. The prevalence of tinnitus tends to increase with age and peaks among adults in their 60s. It is a very common problem and affects 10 to 15 percent of the general population. Approximately 0.5 to 1 percent of adults report tinnitus as a debilitating problem associated with mood disturbances, sleep difficulties and cognitive dysfunction. Although tinnitus is usually not medically measureable and there is no cure, there are plenty of hearing health solutions that make life a little bit easier for those who suffer from it. Continue reading

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Joint Pain 101: Why You Hurt and What You Can Do

By Sarah Holvik, BSc

Whether you are an arthritis daily sufferer or just dealing with aches and pains, learn how to assess your options for the most effective relief.

With the barrage of supplements available today, choosing a safe and effective product to address joint health issues can be anything but straightforward for consumers and health practitioners alike. Continue reading

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Dizziness and Vertigo: Is There Help?

By Robina Palmer, BScPT, CAFCI, Vestibular Therapist

These troubling symptoms affect balance and may even be incapacitating, so determining the cause can lead to effective treatment.

It’s a common problem as we age. In fact, it has been reported that 80 percent of people over 65 have experienced dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. Continue reading

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Balancing Your Pet’s pH

By Cindy Levington

Organic and alkalizing food, is it important for our pets too?

Absolutely, yes! More and more we hear about pets with people-like health issues: arthritis, bowel issues, cancer, digestive issues, eyesight problems, joint issues, and general aches and pains. In our years of experience, we have found that the pH level of the body, be it yours or your pet’s, is critical. Sounds a bit dramatic, doesn’t it? Nonetheless, it is true. Continue reading

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