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…
Chiropractic Care and Women
Vitamin D – Why Your Body Needs It!
By Dr Gabrielle Pomerleau Vitamin D is vital for the health of our bones and teeth. It plays an important role in the absorption of calcium in the intestine and limits calcium elimination by the kidneys. It also has an important role of absorption of other minerals like phosphate, magnesium and iron. Vitamin D – Sunshine Vitamin Vitamin D is frequently named the sunshine vitamin. The reason behind this name is not that the sunlight contains Vitamin D; actually, the vitamin precursor is in the human body under the skin ready to be activated by UVB in the sunshine. Being exposed to sunlight helps creates a chain reaction resulting in the formation of Vitamin D. Sunlight Limitations There is multiple factors affecting this natural production of Vitamin D by your body. First of all the amount of UVB varies during the day. It is at its greatest when the sun is at it’s zenith around 12pm to 1 am. The latitude where you live also has an impact on the level of UVB, the further north you live the less UVB you get, especially during the winter months. The amount of skin exposed will determine the amount of time needed Read more…
Are You Avoiding These Silent Thieves of Bone Health?
It might surprise you to learn that some of your daily habits, ones you’ve done for years, may actually be stealing your bone health
Does Cracking Knuckles Cause Arthritis?
We answer the question: Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?
Bones, Joints and Inflammation…What’s Food Got To Do With It?
Did you know that inflammation has recently been linked to cause bone and joint problems in the body? We know that inflammation has been attributed to many diseases but it is also being blamed for bone and joint problems…
Our spine is a structural unit and has 4 curves. Loss of the structural integrity or the normal function of the spine is what causes vertebral subluxations.
Osteoporosis – The Silent Thief
Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This puts people at risk for increased bone fragility and greater risk for fracture (broken bones). Bone loss often occurs without symptoms and because of this Osteoporosis has become known as the “silent thief”. Fractures resulting from Osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. One in five men and one in three woman will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. In 2010 the overall cost to the Canadian healthcare system for treating osteoporosis and fractures relating to the disease was over $2.3 billion. Osteoporosis is to blame for over 80% of all fractures in people 50+ according to Osteoporosis Canada. There are 30,000 hip fractures annually and osteoporosis is responsible for 70-90% of them. The cost for the healthcare system for each hip fracture is $21,285 in the 1st year after hospitalization. $44,156 if the patient is institutionalized. The chance of a 50 year old woman developing hip, vertebral or wrist fractures during her lifetime is 40%. 1 in 4 women who have a vertebral fracture will fracture again within one year. 20% of people who have Read more…