Category Archives: Information

Gluten-Free…Cool or Craze?

The benefits of being “Gluten Free” have been called into question numerous times over the past few months.   I feel there is a great deal of confusion surrounding this topic.  Many patients who come to see me erroneously assume that … Continue reading

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Injury Prevention While Training

As the weather warms up and the buds start coming up, we Canadians rejoice at the opportunity to finally shed our heavy outerwear and get back to outdoor activities.  Parks and neighbourhoods become populated with power walkers, joggers, cyclists, in-line … Continue reading

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Why Cleanse?

Just as this time provides a natural opportunity to clean our homes and yards of accumulated waste, it is a great time to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. Our cells are constantly creating waste through normal metabolic functions.  In … Continue reading

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Tips for success with health goals

1. Keep it simple.  Choose a few things that will make a positive difference in your life and focus on those.  Stick to simple, easy-to-prepare meals. 2. Write it down.  People who write down their goals are far more likely … Continue reading

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Is Acupuncture For Me?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment used to bring balance, longevity and health the body. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on meridians through which, “Qi”, vital energy runs. Any blockage in the flow of … Continue reading

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Live Blood Cell Microscopy

Live blood analysis is the use of high-resolution dark field microscope to observe live blood cells. Live blood analysis allows a practitioner to assess various indicators of current health status. Live blood analysis is performed by placing a drop of blood … Continue reading

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Anemia

Anemia is a common condition where the body does not have adequate Red Blood Cells (RBC).   Anemia can be a result of blood loss, poor RBC production or rapid destruction of RBCs. Some of the most common symptoms of anemia … Continue reading

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Congee

Congee is a rice porridge traditionally used as a soothing and palliative food in Asian traditions.  Congee can be eaten as a stand-alone meal, or used as a base for other foods. Preparation:  In a large pot, add 1 cup … Continue reading

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Holiday SOS

The holiday season is a busy time for many of us.  While enjoying all the social events, the traditional treats and the late nights, don’t forget to pamper your body and provide it with the nourishment it needs to stay … Continue reading

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Basic Treatment Guidelines

Deep Breathing At least 100 breaths per day Water Half your body’s weight in ounces (eg 100lb=50 oz water)* Movement Minimum 30 minutes/day (what number is ideal for you; 15? 30? 45? 60?) Hydrotherapy Dry Skin Brushing; Castor Oil Packs; … Continue reading

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