Keeping Stress at Bay the Natural Way – Stress Management

Keeping Stress at Bay the Natural Way – Stress Management

Who isn’t a little stressed these days?! Stress gets a bad rap in our fast-paced times, when in fact it is not stress that is our foe; it is how we handle stress and the negative impact that response can have on our bodies that causes us so many problems.  Luckily, there are a few things that we can do to combat the constant barrage of stress we face every day. (more…)

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 1: The Need

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 1: The Need

As we go through life, we are literally bombarded (both inside and out) by tiny packets of unstable energy (molecules) called free radicals. These free radicals come from many places. The environment around us supplies a steady dose of free radicals from such things as ultraviolet (UV) light, radiation, cigarette smoke and pollution. However, many free radicals also come from within us, due to inflammation and even day-to-day metabolism. (more…)

Why Am I Not Getting Better?

Why Am I Not Getting Better?

On occasion, a client will come in after a few weeks or months and say something like “I’ve been doing this for ‘x’ amount of time and I’m not seeing any results”; this inevitably leads to a discussion as to what they are doing exactly to try and determine if we are missing something. A majority of the time, when we begin asking specific questions about what they are doing, we find that they are not following their recommended plan of action. (more…)

Artificial Sweeteners and Blood Sugar – What you NEED to Know

Artificial Sweeteners and Blood Sugar – What you NEED to Know

In a previous post, we highlighted research that showed that those that consumed non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) experienced higher blood sugar levels and gained more weight than those that did not. This baffled researchers at the time, as NAS had been assumed to be helpful to those trying to lose weight and are often marketed to those with blood sugar imbalances, including diabetes. New research is uncovering why NAS have such detrimental effects. (more…)

Stuffy and  Congested? This Product Should Help

Stuffy and Congested? This Product Should Help

See if this sounds familiar – you wake up feeling stuffy, like your head is full of warm soup and your ears feel like you’ve been flying at 30,000 feet – but your lying in bed. You get up and it doesn’t get much better; in fact, it gets a little worse – maybe your head begins to pound a little (or a lot!), your nose starts to run, you feel like you can’t take in a deep breath (even through your mouth), and your throat hurts. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. (more…)

Eating Your Way Out Of Pain

Eating Your Way Out Of Pain

The sensation of pain comes from many places. Obviously, there is a nervous system component; after all, it is our nerves that transmit the signals that alert us to pain and it is our brain that responds to those signals. In addition, there are structural components – if your leg is broken, it must be reset in order for the healing process to proceed quickly; if you have a subluxation in your back or neck, you’ve got to see a chiropractor or osteopath to help you get that corrected so the nervous system can respond appropriately.

However, the degree of our pain, and the length we suffer with that pain is to a large extent the result of chemical messengers that are created in response to an injury. This is called inflammation. However, how this inflammatory process plays out is largely dependent on what we eat. (more…)