Antibiotics shouldn’t be taken lightly. Besides the well-known effect of disrupting gut health and therefore one’s immune system, there is a less well-known phenomenon of potential damage to one’s tendons when taking a particular family of antibiotics….
Did you know that total knee replacement surgeries are estimated to grow 673% to 3.5 million procedures per year by 2030? Wow! If you’re an orthopedic surgeon, that’s job security. For the rest of us though, that initially sounds like a total knee replacement is an inevitable part of aging. In fact, most conventional health practitioners would assume that knee degeneration and arthritis are part of the normal aging process. Fortunately, there are things we can do.
There is plenty of proof that although osteoarthritis is common, it is definitively not normal! Today’s research has clearly established that osteoarthritis (OA), sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease (DJD), needs to be categorized as a disease of the cartilage not a normal part of the aging process. If we all thought of it as an actual disease, we might think differently as to how to treat it.
Instead of thinking of osteoarthritis as an inevitable result of aging, lets take measures to target the causative agent - low-grade inflammation.
Want to improve your memory and overall brain function? You have more control over it then you may think! Get to know BDNF (it’s your new best friend).
“Should I get the Flu shot this year?”
About this time of the year, I get asked by many of my clients what I think of the flu vaccine and whether I would recommend it or not. Every year, my answer is pretty much the same…
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Brain health – protecting it, nurturing it and repairing it – is big news lately and for good reason. We once thought that when nerves were injured, that was it, a permanent loss. The good news now is that as the concepts of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis are becoming better understood, we can appreciate the fact that the nervous system is capable of regeneration in quite amazing ways. If you’re ready to grow a better brain, here are 5 ways to enhance your neuroplasticity. (continued)
The “basics” of cultivating health are very foundational and as such are often times pretty routine and not very sexy. Yet, until the “basics” have been addressed its much more challenging to identify the underlying causes of symptoms. Chances are that many of the basics are recommendations that you might have grown up with and maybe even achieved until life got a little too hectic or complex and what started as a temporary detour turned into a major roadtrip to an unhealthy destination. There’s good news though. There is a way back…
BDNF, Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor – if you could bottle it, you’d drink it all day! It’s been described as “Miracle-Gro for you brain” by Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey.
Okay, you’ve done your research and have decided that it really would be a good idea to add a fish oil supplement to your daily health routine. Armed with the knowledge of how important the fish oils can be to support your brain & heart health, lower systemic inflammation and a myriad of other benefits, you walk into your local health food store and are assaulted by the choices and options….
What if there were a set of blood tests that could give you a heads-up on potential health issues? Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a way to gauge whether your health plan is working for you or not? How about focusing on acquiring health instead of avoiding illness? Progressive health care practitioners are helping clients reach their health potentials with the help of some simple, relatively inexpensive tests to predict who’s at risk of unhealthy aging.
Whether it’s part of a new year’s resolution or an unexpected curveball in life or coming to the realization that you just can’t keep doing what you’ve been doing any longer, making changes can be challenging.
Your participation in your chiropractic treatment can potentiate the beneficial effects. Maximize the effects of your chiropractic treatment using these suggestions from Dr. Gosselin.
I frequently hear from many of my clients that “I tried the elimination diet and it didn’t help me at all…” or “I’m still confused about what foods might be bothering me even after 3 months on the elimination diet.” And while there are some situations where identifying food reactions may not be part of the solution, I frequently find that the elimination diet, when done correctly can reveal a lot of useful information.
Known food reactions of all kinds affect at least 5-10% of the population. I suspect that the actually number is much higher for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the lack of clarity about the meaning of the terms to describe the different types of food reactions. In this blog I’d like to clear up the confusion around the meaning of these different terms.
No matter what food plan you tend to follow, there are some basic steps to help support the body’s innate wisdom as it relates to the digestive process. By incorporating these steps into your daily routine with every meal you will enhance your digestion and elimination at every level.
By now, it’s pretty common knowledge that the quantity and quality of sleep is a critical ingredient in one’s recipe for health. What isn’t so commonly understood is that there are some basic steps that we can all take to support a good night’s sleep. While some people may need to address additional issues like hormonal or nervous system imbalances, everybody can benefit from following good sleep hygiene practices.