Not sure how to explain chiropractic to your friends and family? Keep reading… What is Chiropractic All About? The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek chiros and praktikos,meaning “done by hand”. Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by D.D. Palmer, and it is now practiced in over 100 countries. Chiropractic is a safe and natural form of health care and is well-known for helping people with their aches and pains, but there is so much more to it than meets the eye! Chiropractic care focuses on optimizing your body’s own ability to function at its best. It achieves this by removing interference on the nervous system. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to health. Chiropractic does not include medications or prescription drugs, which often cover up important symptoms. A health symptom is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and that it is an important signal one should not ignore. Medication may provide temporary relief but it often doesn’t address the underlying issues. Chiropractic care focuses on addressing the cause of your symptoms as opposed to just camouﬂaging them. When your body is functioning properly, it has a tremendous ability to regulate and correct its own Read more…
What is Chiropractic All About?
Ergonomic Tips for the Workplace
Is working at a desk making you sore? Here are 5 Ergonomic tips that will help relieve your pain!
Listen to Your Body, It Might Be Trying to Tell You Something
This excerpt from Module 1 of Dr Nathalie’s Roadmap to Wellness will help you think of lifestyle changes to improve health
Manage Chronic Pain without Medication
1 in 5 Canadians experience chronic pain but they don’t have to. Chiropractic can help sufferers live life fully again!
No one likes having a stuffy nose. Especially, a chronic stuffy nose. Are you one of the millions of Canadians suffering from chronic sinus problems? Breathe easy again with these natural remedies for sinusitis! What is sinusitis? To put it simply, sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue lining in the sinuses. Normally, our sinuses are filled with air, but when we have sinusitis our sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid and germs that can grow and cause infection. Sinus blockages are caused by the common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, and a deviated septum. A sinus infection (or sinusitis) occurs when excess mucus production accumulates in our nasal or sinus cavities and encourage the growth of micro-organisms. Sinus infections can be viral or bacterial. Those with a viral infection (caused by a common cold or allergies) will experience clear and runny discharge. While those with a bacterial infection will experience greenish-yellow discharge. In most cases sinus problems begin viral and develop into bacterial which can make the infection worse and last longer. Symptoms of Sinusitis Include: Pain and tenderness over the infected sinus. A blocked nose or runny nose A high temperature. A fever may develop and you Read more…
Avoid Summer Colds with these Tips
Don’t let a summer cold ruin your vacation follow these tips to stay healthy during the warm months
Spring is in the air, which means so are seasonal allergies. Are you one of the 10 million Canadians suffering from allergy symptoms? Here are 5 natural ways to help subdue symptoms so that you can get outside and enjoy this vibrant season! What are Allergies? When it comes to allergy symptoms, it can be difficult to differentiate them between symptoms associated with the common cold. Sufferers will often experience sneezing and a runny or stuffy nose, some may even experience a cough, sore throat, headache or fatigue. When it comes down to it, allergies can almost be described as a never ending cold. While most people can quickly get over a cold with a little rest, lots of water and some immune-boosting vitamins; allergies aren’t as easy to get rid of. Why? The answer to this question lies in the cause of allergies. Seasonal allergies are caused when plants begin to bloom and pollen–tiny grains released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds for the purpose of fertilizing other plants–is released into the air. When pollen enters the nasal cavity of an allergy sufferer, the immune system is sent into overdrive. It mistakes the pollen as a foreign Read more…
What Headaches Mean
Ever wonder what headaches mean? Headaches are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong
Not Sleeping? Fight Insomnia with these Tips
Up all night? You’re not alone. 40% of adult Canadians are affected by sleep disorders. You’ll be sleeping like a baby again after reading these tips!
Top Tips for Healthy Organs
For the past several weeks, we’ve discussed numerous organ systems and the many ways you can help keep these organ systems healthy. Sadly, we’ve come to the end of this blog series, but before we move on to other topics, I thought I’d provide you with a brief summary of the tips we’ve learned throughout the weeks…