What does it take to feel better?

In my practice, I work with many seniors. One of the observations I have made is that many of them experience aches and pains and other signs of poor health, such as cognitive decline, because they have

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Is orange juice really that good for you?

A Western breakfast typically starts off with a glass of orange juice. The orange juice commercials on TV have done a great job of convincing us that orange juice is very high in vitamin C and should

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Prescription Drugs and Nutrient Depletion

Are you taking prescription drugs? Did your doctor tell you that prescription drugs deplete nutrients? If you’re taking prescription drugs, you have probably experienced some of their unpleasant

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Breathing for Health

Having worked with many seniors, I’ve noticed that many of them have shallow breathing, i.e., small, short breaths, and they breathe through their mouths. I have also heard comments from other health

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Importance of a Positive Mindset

I recently worked with a client who had some symptoms that were causing her some concern. Because her symptoms are as of yet barely perceptible, she was dismissed by both her GP and her specialist. What

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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