Category Archives: Natural Health

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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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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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9 Overlooked Causes of Weight Loss Resistance

By Chelsea Gronick, ND

What if your health and weight loss struggles really aren’t your fault, and by doing a few things differently, you could jumpstart your weight loss today?

Weight loss resistance is the term I use to describe the common syndrome I see in people with metabolic damage who fail to lose weight, despite following a healthy diet and exercise program, and suffer from a host of troublesome symptoms including low thyroid, food intolerances, low sex drive, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and fatigue. Continue reading

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Chronic Pain: More than Just Being Sore

By Chris Carter, BSc, DC, GradCertPainMgt

This troubling condition causes physical and emotional stress and can hamper enjoyment of life. What are the underlying factors and how can sufferers find relief or even recover?

What is chronic pain and how does it develop?

You may already have recognized that chronic pain awareness has become a hot health topic over the last several years. Deservedly so, as this condition affects one in five Canadians and can have deleterious effects on families and the economy. Although good information is widely available regarding chronic pain, there is also, unfortunately, incorrect information that may mislead those who suffer. I hope I can clear up a few things. Continue reading

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