Welcome to our first issue of Okanagan Health & Wellness for 2017! With the beginning of each new year, we here at the magazine have an additional reason for celebration, as the timing coincides with the anniversary of our publication’s inception. Continue reading
Welcome to our latest issue of OHW Magazine! As always, we’re bringing you articles addressing a wide array of health and wellness topics: From physical to mental and emotional wellness, from external influences to internal harmony, from the benefits of walking to the benefits of probiotics for smelly shoes, you’ll find something of interest here. And again, as always, we thank our wonderful contributors and advertisers for helping us bring this magazine to you. Continue reading
By Mary Kozicki, BSc
Having ready access to rich and nutritious produce is only one of the positives.
Securing nutritious food for ourselves and our families has become challenging. It is difficult to find healthy food in grocery stores as commercial farms are now producing foods that are often stripped of nutrients and filled with toxic chemicals and genetic mutations. Continue reading
By Kelly Harrison, DC
If you thought you had no choice but to live with acute or chronic shoulder pain, Class IV laser therapy may be what you’ve been missing.
Last year, while cooling down after a jog, I had no idea that my life was about to change. While walking, I was struck from behind by a cyclist in what would surely have been a five-minute major and a lengthy suspension in any hockey league. My shoulder was dislocated, I had sharp shooting pains into my arm, and I knew that I would be facing an uncertain time until I could return to practising chiropractic. After a ride in an ambulance and x-rays, I learned that the accident had fractured both my arm and scapula (shoulder blade). The following week, an MRI revealed two major tears and two minor tears in the rotator cuff and corresponding muscles. This caused me further stress as to my future because while I had dislocated my shoulder before, it was never to this extreme, and I was unsure what my career as a chiropractor would look like after the injury had healed. Continue reading
By Donna McAllister, BSc (Hons), DC, Rob Mutch, BA, DC, and Michael Schmidt, BPhEd, DC
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem involving the wrists and hands. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb, index, or middle finger.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is usually found in people who perform repetitive motions with the hands such as typists, checkout staff, hairdressers, and mechanics and it accounts for a high percentage of workplace injuries. CTS was originally thought to primarily affect women, but we now know it is more related to your occupation than your gender. Continue reading