WHY SHOULD YOU SEE A CHIROPRACTOR? AFTER EXPERIENCING ACCIDENTS OR TRAUMA A car accident or simple fall can cause severe stress on one’s neuro-musculoskeletal system, this can affect movement and function. A fall, even as a young child, can cause or contribute to future health problems. Thankfully, seeing a chiropractor can help with such injuries. It is possible to not only find relief but also prevent other health issues that may arise later on in life. IF YOU ARE COMPETING IN SPORTS Even though sports benefit the body by giving it exercise, these activities can also put stress on our spines. The vast majority of elite teams and athletes worldwide would not dream of competing without first experiencing chiropractic adjustments. Research shows that chiropractic care increases athletic performance by 17%! Are you an athlete who has been putting up with aches, pains or other injuries? If you see a chiropractor, you could experience an alleviation of your symptoms, and a boost to your competitive edge. TO EASE PREGNANCY Pregnancy is a time of hormonal changes that can “loosen” ligaments, when the body is preparing for birth. This, coupled with added weight, can put increased stress on the neuro-musculoskeletalal system. Women Read more…
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Can what you do in childhood affect your health as an adult?
Can Poor Posture as a Child Impact Health in Adulthood? Good posture is developed from good habits, which is why it is so important to encourage children to stand up straight. Otherwise, bad habits can develop which can lead to issues later in life. Many adults with chronic back pain can trace their issues back to a childhood injury or a lack of proper posture habits established as kids. Children are at a greater risk for back and spine injuries because they are in the still growing and tend to be more active than adults. Studies show that injuries are more common among children who engage in sports or recreation regularly, and nearly one third of all injuries experienced by children are related to sports. Stresses and traumas that occur during childhood can also lead to spinal dysfunction later in life. Furthermore, the heavy backpacks our kids carry can contribute to postural problems and cases of spinal dysfunction. There is a correlation between a lack of proper spinal maintenance and the development of scoliosis in children and teens. What’s more, it seems that children who practice proper spinal health habits have far fewer health problems than those who do not. Read more…
Natural Allergy Relief for the Springtime Sniffles
It’s that time of year again: allergy season. Are you one of the millions of Canadians suffering from: • Itchy, watery eyes; • A runny nose; • Constant sneezing; or • A wheezy cough? Common springtime allergens like mold spores, pollen and grass can cause an array of symptoms. When allergy symptoms strike, many people automatically reach for antihistamines but do they really work? The truth: Allergy medications serve to temporarily relieve symptoms, but do nothing to address the underlying cause. Ever wonder why some people are affected by seasonal allergies while others aren’t? An allergy is not caused by the allergen itself, but by the immune system’s inability to fight off the adverse effects of the allergen. In other words, the immune system is too tired, stressed or weak to fight off the allergen. So, allergies = poor immune function. The good news is, there are natural ways to beat seasonal allergies and improve your immune function. So, before reaching for over the counter meds, try some of the natural strategies below! Natural Allergy Relief 1. Eat Right. A healthy diet is key to a healthy immune system. Eat more fresh, whole foods and do your best to avoid sugar and Read more…
Chiropractic Care and Women
In honour of International Women’s Day, we at Sante Chiropractic and Wellness decided to devote this blog to women and Chiropractic. In todays world we like to promote equality between women and men in all aspects of our lives. There are a few things that will remain different between both genders, specifically when it has to do with our bodies. Ladies Only Women have the incredible capacity to get pregnant and give birth, something men cannot do. Yes, it is true science is evolving and there may come a day when we re-visit this idea but for the purpose of this blog we will keep it to how a womans body naturally was designed for pregnancy. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and does not necessarily need to be painful or difficult. Many pregnant women have benefited from chiropractic care during their entire 40 week gestation period. It can help as the body goes through changes and help on the day of the delivery. A recent study showed that women receiving chiropractic care during their pregnancy have a 24% shorter labor time for a first pregnancy and 39% shorter for a second or third one. Also, the studied revealed the need for analgesics during Read more…
The Negative Effects of Sitting: It`s worse than you think
Is Sitting too Much Really that Bad? “Sitting is the new smoking!” at least that is what people are saying these days. Sounds a little bit extreme for some, but did you know that sitting can actually cause more than physical dysfunction and can also be systemic? Harvard University recently published an article stating that too much sitting is linked to heart disease, diabetes and premature death. The 2015 Inaugural Active Working Summit presented findings on the increase risk of lung, uterine and colon cancer with longer hours seated. More than half of the average person’s waking hours are spent sitting, watching television, working at a computer or commuting. Studies have also shown that brain function slows when the body is sedentary for too long. This is explained by the decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Sitting and Weight Gain If one spends a significant amount of time in a sedentary position throughout the day, they may find that weight gain becomes an issue. As the body slows down while in a resting and seated position, our metabolism slowly slows down as well. Calories are burned at a far lower rate when most of the muscles are Read more…
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…
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