Know your words

  Know your words when describing your pain to your doctor. It is incredibly helpful for a doctor or care provider to understand your pain and where it might be coming from. You need to have a clear way of communicate your symptoms so that your care team will be able to have a better…

10 tips for muscle spasm

I was surprised to learn that there is very little self help when googling ‘back spasms’. Its so common! We all have it at some time in our lives. A spasm is the result of muscle fibers contacting and locking. The pain is excruciating sometimes and can cause our joints to lock, rendering us temporarily…

Longterm Weight Changes & Alcohol Consumption

Boston based medical researchers found some interesting news. Women aged 39+ years who are at a healthy weight, normal BMI, and consumed small amounts of alcohol regularly gained LESS weight long term when compared to women who did not drink alcohol at all. Researchers tracked close to 20,000 women in both groups for 13 years.  They…

Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine

‘Where there is life, there is motion. Osteopathy appreciates the significance of even the smallest motion within all the tissues and cells of the body, and applies this understanding in its unique form of medical care. Simply put, when the body’s motion is in balance, a state of health exists. When this motion is disturbed,…

A reason to avoid green vegetables

‘Eat your greens!’ Is a common phrase we hear growing up from our mothers who aim to feed their children all the necessary nutrients and minerals we need to grow healthy and strong. Spinach, such as Popeye taught us, does make us grow stronger as it contains calcium which is good for bone health and…

Raw walnuts are good for you!

  Some ancient Amazonian tribes believed that food which looks like your body part is good for that body part, the walnut resembles the brain and so science has found the nutritious benefits of eating walnuts for all brain related functions. Walnuts have shown to increase melatonin levels so snack on them in the evening…

Brain power and consciousness

  Recent news shedding light on Einstein’s ‘wonder’ brain has piqued my curiosity. In learning more of it, I discovered new advancements specialists have made in the field of neuro-anatomy. According to a recent article published in the Washington Post, Einstein had a large corpus callosum – a midline structure in the eutherian brain connecting…

Lost cause? Not so.

Did you know that it takes only 72 hours for the body to forget a movement if you have lost mobility due to an injury. Therefore getting expert help with exercise and fitness is crucial not only to treat but also to prevent injuries. Very few of us have been taught how to efficiently walk…

Eagle Pose

In my opinion, this is one of the best stretches to target the upper back and trapezius muscle. It is excellent if you get tight shoulders and neck from sitting at a desk or if you have a naturally flat, stiff thoracic spine. Bring the elbows together, wrap your forearms tightly and tuck your chin…

Himalayan Crystal Salt vs Table Salt

Himalayan crystal salt contains 84 elements found in your body, which is why this salt is a healthier alternative to use than any other regular table or rock salt. You need sodium in healthy amounts to; Regulate the water in your body Healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly brain cells Help reduce the signs of aging Help with…

Fitness Myth – The Truth Don’t Lie!

Myth: Exercise alone overcomes bad eating habits. If you exercise and eat whatever you want you will lose weight. Truth: NO!!! It would take the average person to run 6-7 miles to burn off the calories in a fry up or hamburger. Yes, one burger. Having a healthy diet, rich in natural foods such as…

Losing those stubborn 10lbs

If you are a healthy weight, but want to reduce that ‘puffy round the edges’ appearance, then you’re probably looking to loose about 10 lbs (4.5 kg) to regain your ideal shape. It seems though, that the harder one tries to lose those stubborn last 10lbs, the less it seems to shift from our bodies,…