Natural treatments for spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition where the openings in the vertebrae through which the spinal cord or spinal nerves pass become narrower. Symptoms associated with these narrower openings are numbness, weakness,

Continue reading

Insomnia: What causes it?

There are five main causes of insomnia: medical conditions prescription drugs stress behaviours surrounding sleep beliefs about sleep Medical Conditions If you have any of these medical conditions, they

Continue reading

Acupuncture for Sciatica

If you have ever had sciatica, you know how painful it can be. The pain can be unrelenting and persist for a long time. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the back of the thigh. It then branches

Continue reading

Mental Health and Recreational Drugs: A Good Mix?

This week I was approached by several people who all had siblings with mental health issues, namely, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and schitzophrenia. Interesting, one thing they all had in common

Continue reading

Will I get Alzheimer’s disease?

For most of us, losing our memory and ability to function as we age is one of our biggest fears, especially if we saw it happen to a loved one. Alzheimer’s disease is the main cause of disability

Continue reading

Healthy Food is the Best Dentist

The Ontario government has recently announced that more children from low-income families will be receiving free dental care. Ontario’s health minister was quoted as saying that “Good oral

Continue reading

Will you end up in a nursing home?

Today, people over 65 years old have a 25% chance of ending up in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Usually, it’s because they have two or three chronic conditions that no longer allow them

Continue reading

Prevent Cancer: Maintain Microbiome Health

All the good bacteria in and on your body constitute what is known as your microbiome. Your microbiome is made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea, and protozoa. There are 10 times as many of them

Continue reading

Prevent cancer: Reduce your sugar intake!

Because cancer has become so prevalent in our society, cancer prevention is an important topic for healthy aging. This blog post is the third in a series on cancer prevention. Besides reducing your exposure

Continue reading

Prevent Cancer: Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

According to Health Canada, one in two Canadians will get cancer in their lifetimes, and one in four Canadians will die of cancer. In other words, half of the people who get cancer in Canada will die of

Continue reading
1 2 3 5