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…
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Get Rid of Sinusitis with these 5 Natural Remedies
Last week we talked about allergies, this week we’re talking about a common symptom of allergies: sinusitis. Let’s be real, no one likes having a stuffy nose. Especially, a chronic stuffy nose. You sound funny, food loses its flavor, and breathing becomes a hassle. Not to worry, there are some natural ways to relieve this pesky problem. What is sinusitis? In a nutshell, sinusitis is when the tissue lining the sinuses becomes inflamed. 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 can be caused by the common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, or a deviated septum. Sinusitis (or a sinus infection) occurs when the blockages become chronic. Symptoms of Sinusitis Include: Pain and tenderness over the infected sinus. A blocked nose or runny nose A high temperature Headaches or aches in the face near the nasal cavities Toothache Cough Pressure in ears Tiredness Are you one of the unlucky Ottawans suffering from Sinusitis? Try these natural remedies. Get Rid of Sinusitis with these 5 Natural Remedies 1) Flush Your Sinuses. You’ve heard of the Neti Pot, right? The little Read more…
Get Rid of Bad Headaches with these 6 Practical Tips
Headaches are a difficult health issue to walk around with. Mostly, because they’re an invisible problem. They don’t make noise like indigestion or show on your skin like eczema. Outsiders can’t tell that they are there, yet the symptoms that accompany headaches are often debilitating for sufferers.
Yoga Benefits for Pain Relief and Wellness
Yoga Benefits; A Practice of Healing Originating in India, yoga has been practiced for centuries as a method of physical, spiritual and emotional expression. It is more commonly known in Western culture as a method of relaxation, but numerous studies are showing that yoga benefits stretch far beyond those of simple relaxation. The documented physical and emotional benefits of yoga have become an interest to wellness practitioners as the practice has shown to reduce blood pressure, relieve stress and anxiety, improve concentration, improve flexibility, increasing strength, decrease muscle and joint pain, and improve bodily systems. Yoga consists of a variation of different postures and breathing techniques that promote calmness of the nervous system and muscles and joints. While the people of India have long known the healing power of yoga, this practice and its benefits is fairly new to the west. The brief references to yoga the media and the various fitness facilities that market to capitalize on the practice have done little to define it or its benefits. As an accompaniment to regular chiropractic care, the results of practicing yoga are quite rewarding. Yoga Benefits For Pain and Physical Well-Being As mentioned, yoga provides many physical benefits, including the following: Read more…
2016 Resolutions – SMART Tips To Help You Succeed
A number of people choose the new year as the time to set new goals for their lives and make new years resolutions. Sadly, by the end of January, most people have given up on their new goals. We believe that this SMART Guide will help you to successfully stay on track and achieve your goals. Your goals need to be SMART: (using the word SMART can help you remember these tips) Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely First, write down all the goals you would like to accomplish in the new year. Then, take some time to think about each one of them and decide the ones that are the most important to you. Do not take on to many at one time, but make specific, realistic goals and choose one or two to work on first. SPECIFIC: Once you have decided on what goal(s) you’d like to achieve, try to define it as precisely as possible. You should write down all the reason why this specific goal is important to you. MEASURABLE: If you can put a number on your goal it will be easier to evaluate or measure your progress. For example, if you want to lose weight, how Read more…
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