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Ah, Spring! It seems like only yesterday that I was up at Whistler Blackcomb, on 7th Heaven skiing on a seemingly limitless blanket of powder. Actually that was yesterday. But farther down the mountain, spring has sprung, and spring-skiing aside, it is time for our...read more
Childhood Sport Injuries Childhood sport injuries are an epidemic, and it shouldn’t be a surprise. I only have to look as far as my kids’ weekly schedule. Not only do they have gym class and running at school, there is also soccer, baseball, skiing, swimming,...read more
So you are driving home from the airport after a nice vacation with your family in Disneyland. They are asleep in the back seat and WHAM, you get rear-ended by some clown in a pickup truck. At least, that’s what happened to me last August. And like me, you may have...read more
Sometimes it starts gradually, sometimes suddenly. You describe a pain in your "hip", "butt" "low back." The pain radiates all around the front and back of your hip, and sometimes it tingles down the leg. Many people call it "sciatica." It is often affectionately...read more
So you tell yourself it is normal. "It only happens if I am tired or hungry." Or maybe it is constant and debilitating. If you have headaches then I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as a normal headache, and there are things you can do to make them...read more
You get out of bed and your feet are killing you. You can hardly walk! As you walk it gets a little better, but your feet are still painful to touch, especially near the heel. Oh my gosh, you have plantar fasciitis! Its primary causes is pronation (collapse) of the...read more
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Gently written articles about family, kids and natural health.
So, where did kefir come from, and what exactly is this wonder culture? The origins of kefir are somewhat shrouded in mystery. The long-lived inhabitants of the Caucasus Mountains have used kefir, perhaps forming by spontaneous wild fermentation, for more than 2000...read more
As chiropractors, we emphasize the importance of the brain as the master controller of all body systems and functions. When misalignments to the cranium and spine impair our brain signals then important body systems begin to lose their optimal function. In 1991, new...read more
The term “wellness” is becoming common and being used by many holistic care groups to describe the type of care they are offering. Merriam Webster defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal.” From...read more
On Sunday November 6th at 2am, the clocks will move ahead 1 hour, which means we get an extra hour of sleep. Yay! Just because we have extra time to snooze this weekend, doesn't mean we shouldn't be aiming for a better sleep all year long. If you find yourself yawning...read more
Halloween is almost here so it’s pretty likely that you will be seeing some skeletons walking around soon! Outside of Halloween though, we don’t really give much thought to our bones, do we? And that’s a shame because they are so amazing! Bones give structure to our...read more
By Gary Barone DC You are probably quick to associate thanksgiving with a huge, decadent meal. It seems like most people perceive this holiday, for some reason, as being unhealthy. Surprisingly, there is something amazing about thanksgiving that is uniquely healthy...read more
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Maybe you are interested in fasting to improve your physical or spiritual health. Maybe you are just curious. It is present in cultures and religions around the world, but is gaining appreciation in the west. Jesus went fasting for forty days and forty nights, but...
My journey with mindfulness, at least in a deliberate form, began when I was about 19 years old. I wrote a report in psychology 101 about meditation, mostly centred around a book called The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson. Herbert Benson was a medical doctor...
The last thing any runner wants is to be sidelined from an injury. Luckily there are ways to stay injury free and decrease your chances of needing to take an unexpected time out from training. Make sure you have the right shoes for your feet It is worth getting your...
It's that time of year again, and I just re-watched our Healthy Little Pumpkins Webinar! I have a confession to make. Since I did this project two years ago, I'd forgotten about half of the amazing information I gathered. I think it is worth watching, even if you...
With Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, it may seem like a difficult task to maintain a wellness diet. However, with a few considerations it is possible to enjoy your meal without feeling like you are holding back. Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day As a part of your...
It was just over a week ago that we woke up to a red sky, smoky air, blowing in from the devastating forest fires inland. Today i look out my window, and am struck by the grey veil that blankets the entire lower mainland, from the ground, seemingly up to the...
If you had any idea how often chiropractors get asked if they can turn breech babies, you’d be shocked. As if chiropractors were obstetricians. The external cephalic version (ECV), a procedure done by obstetricians and some midwives, is a medical procedure that numbs...
By John Marc, Pathways Contributor We all know it's important to maintain healthy nutrition and we honor this knowledge by telling our loved ones why we should eat more vegetables. Unfortunately, much of this information doesn't stick. Often, it only aggravates the...
By Judy Campanale, DC, ACP, FCSC (hon) May is the month we celebrate Mom. We try to show them how thankful we are for all they do and all they are. Moms ARE truly extraordinary and their story is among the most incredible examples of how amazing our bodies really are!...
Ah, Spring! It seems like only yesterday that I was up at Whistler Blackcomb, on 7th Heaven skiing on a seemingly limitless blanket of powder. Actually that was yesterday. But farther down the mountain, spring has sprung, and spring-skiing aside, it is time for our...