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Bad Balance Associated With Brain Damage And Decline

18 Oct
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Bad Balance is Associated With Brain Damage And Decline I recently came across this study from Japan that found an association between postural instability (bad balance) and early pathological changes in the brain and functional decline, even in apparently healthy subjects.  Check out the article, read my insights, and also read the case of a young boy with a traumatic brain injury leading to balance and coordination problems who was able to improve with the…

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15 Aug

Optimizing Insemination and IVF with Acupuncture

Optimizing Insemination and IVF with Acupuncture We see many women and couples who work with assisted reproductive clinics in their journey towards getting pregnant. What we want for all of our patients who are in this process is to optimize their DNA and Qi:  As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help with this through the use of supplements and herbs for the DNA and acupuncture for the patient’s Qi. How does Acupuncture optimize the IVF process? Acupuncture optimizes this process via the following: *  Enhances blood flow to nourish the developing follicles *  Supports the estrogen and progesterone phases of the cycle *  Is instrumental in…

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11 Jul

Cell phone in your pocket? Study says no for...

Cell phone in your pocket? Study says no for Dad’s-to-be When talking to couples about what they can do for optimal conception, I always discuss diet and lifestyle. An equally important factor especially for males is to keep their cell phones away from their reproductive organs. This study highlights the…

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9 Jun

Hypnobirthing Offered at Erin Mills Optimum Health

Benefits of Hypnobirthing Prenatal Course in Mississauga Hypnobirthing is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are very effective techniques, which allow women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birth. Studies have found that…

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2 Mar
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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia As a health and wellness clinic in Mississauga we often work with patients who suffer with fibromyalgia.  The condition can be very painful and debilitating if steps are not taken to learn how to function with it and move forward in spite of it. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread, migrating, and frequently debilitating pain and fatigue.  The medical rheumatologists determine the diagnosis through a series of criteria: Chronic, widespread pain in each of the four quadrants (above and below the waist, bilaterally, in the axial skeleton) that has been present for at least 3 months Pain elicited…

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26 Feb

Post-Partum Low Back Pain

Relief from Post-Partum Low Back Pain A lot of effort and planning goes into a pregnancy, with the clear goal regarding the healthy birth of a new baby.  But when the baby arrives, the hard work doesn’t end.  Now there is a need that supersedes the mother’s own needs, the baby.  This post-partum period is a challenging time for all mothers.  Often times the mother is tired, drained of energy, and still healing from their pregnancy and delivery.  Unfortunately, 80% of women report low back and pelvic pain post-partum – with 7% of these pains being severe. As a Chiropractor in Mississauga I often work…

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