Do you suffer from the A-B-C-Ds? Abdominal Pain Bloating Constipation Diarrhea If so, you might be one of the 30% of Canadians suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also known as IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). It can begin in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and can resolve unexpectedly for periods throughout an individual’s lifespan, recurring at any age. Most people can control their IBS symptoms by managing their diet, lifestyle and stress levels. However, those with more severe symptoms may require medication and counselling. What Triggers IBS? Your intestinal walls are lined with layers of muscle that contract and relax in a rhythm as they move food from your stomach to your rectum. If you have irritable bowel syndrome, contractions may be stronger and last longer than normal, causing gas, bloating and diarrhea. Or they may be weaker, slowing food contractions slowing food passage and leading to hard, dry stools. It’s not known exactly what causes this to occur, but there are notable IBS triggers. Triggers vary from person to person. The Mayo Clinic lists these four common triggers on their website: Dietary Choices. Food allergies and intolerances can trigger IBS Read more…
Can Chiropractic Alignments Help Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms?
You Have No Excuses Not to Eat Healthy Everyday #ThankYouSocialMedia
The North American lifestyle is one of the most fast pace lifestyles in the world. People often have excuses for not having enough time to exercise, sleep enough, eat healthy, or simply just take care of themselves period! The one thing that I think people really overestimate is how easy it is to cook a quick and healthy meal every day. It is 2015 and the sources for this information are endless. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and just googling the World Wide Web will suffice. Social media has had a huge impact over the years on how people find information. This also includes great information like healthy recipes anyone can easily find on any social media outlet. Here are a few quick ideas you can look up online. If you’re the type of person who loves to snack and has a sweet tooth, a great idea found on Pinterest is frozen yogurt-covered blueberry bites. Dip Blueberries in Greek yogurt then lay them out on a cookie sheet. Put it in the freezer for 15 minutes (it is recommended to keep them in there for 1 hour to insure they are all frozen) then pop them off the cookie sheet and put Read more…
Is Milk Good for You? – Maybe Not!
Is milk really all that good for you? This week’s blog discusses how milk can harm your health.
Is Chiropractic Safe for Children ?
Is your child in need of a chiropractic adjustment? Find out.
Your Child’s Nutrition, It’s Important!
Although we touched on this briefly last week, we thought it would be good to go into more details about why your kids should be eating healthier.