May is National Physiotherapy Month and this year, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is promoting Healthy Aging. One of the easiest ways to encourage healthy aging in your own life is through physical activity. An active lifestyle has been proven to have many benefits; and studies have shown that regular physical activity improves quality of life and increases lifespan by reducing the risk of chronic illness.
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Summer is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to evaluate your diet and exercise plan. If your current weight loss methods are not delivering the results you are looking for, and your doctor has ruled out the possibility of health-related weight gain, Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as Chinese Acupuncture, could be the assistance you need.
March is a busy month for health and wellness. It is ‘National Nutrition Month’ and ‘World Oral Health Day’ falls on March 20th this year as well. There is a strong connection between the health of our mouth and our overall health and wellness, it is important for us to consider the impact each one has on the other. Our diet can impact both our weight management and oral health in an adverse way.
Serious injuries can result after a fall; I know this first-hand because my father recently fell down all of 5 stairs, and ended up breaking his back and neck. When an injury results after an accident of any sort, loved ones are often left to wonder how the situation could have been prevented. Most falls are a result of losing your balance. Chiropractor Dr. Julian Politylo offers us some simple tips on how to improve your balance and stability in order to prevent falls.
Anyone can set a New Year’s Resolution however; keeping resolutions is often a whole other story. This year, break the cycle and be prepared to follow through with your goals. The following pointers can be applied to any New Year’s Resolution, but for this article, we are going to focus on weight loss and eating healthier.
Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerve. When Bell’s palsy occurs, the function of the facial nerve is disrupted, causing an interruption in the messages the brain sends to the facial muscles. This interruption results in facial weakness or paralysis. Bell’s palsy can affect anyone at any age, however it occurs in people who have diabetes, influenza, the common cold, shingles, an upper respiratory ailment or pregnant women.
When pregnant, your body does some really amazing things! From the time of conception to the moment you deliver your child, your body requires proper nutrition along with regular exercise in order to keep working at this new phenomenal rate. If it is your first pregnancy or your fifth, there is a lot of information that expectant mothers face when it comes to achieving optimal health during their pregnancy. One of the best places to start is to evaluate your current diet and exercise regime, and make the necessary changes early on in your pregnancy.
It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school, which means that it’s time for you to start tackling the daunting task of school lunches and snacks. Packing lunches and snacks for your child can often feel like a chore, but keep in mind, nutrition is crucial in your child’s journey to proper growth and development. The food your child consumes fuels them with the proper vitamins and minerals that they need to learn and play.
On October 5, 2015 judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious Physiology/Medicine Noble Prize to William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu. Dr. Youyou Tu, a Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor (TCMD) and scientist, turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful therapy against malaria, which has significantly reduced the mortality rates for malaria patients.
Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced for thousands of years. Many studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can cause multiple biological responses. They can occur locally, close to the site of application or at a distance.