Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

Got Viruses? Get Raw Milk!

There are large, well-designed, peer-reviewed studies published in EU scientific journals showing that consumption of raw milk prevents colds. Colds are viruses! Every year the cold or flu virus is different, but as long as our immune systems are healthy and strong, our bodies will adjust to the new threat. These studies also show that […]

Hashimoto’s:
A Wholistic Approach

I don’t ask myself, “Why is this happening to me?” Instead, I ask myself, “What is happening to me?” When my health was first compromised, I simply thought I’d been dealt the menopause from Hades. But now I know that my suffering was—and is—caused by Hashimoto’s disease. If I’d been given my diagnosis years ago, […]

Can Proper Diet and Supplementation Heal Your Back Pain?

You are what you eat—and so is your back. Back pain is on the rise. Experts estimate a whopping 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. That’s bad news for those with back aches. Back pain may result from several factors, including injury, arthritis, or stress. Generally […]

The Two Most Important Tools for Health

As I’ve stated before, we need to do the following to stay healthy: move well, sleep well, eat well, and think well. This principle is loosely borrowed from Dr. James Chestnut, who was the first recipient of the Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle (CCWL) and whose book Live Right for Your Species Type is still the […]

Role of Chiropractic Adjustment in Pediatric Health Care

At the Erin Mills Optimum Health clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, we see many people, including children, seeking chiropractic adjustments to obtain relief for their neck and back pain. Chiropractic care can also correct spinal misalignment issues associated with serious nervous system and spinal problems if left untreated. Children, especially those who suffer from chronic health […]

Chiropractic Care for Kids

With a focus on proper spinal function, chiropractic care ensures that your nervous system communicates as it should. The brain continuously talks to the body through the spinal cord (which is protected by the spine). Restrictions in spinal movement, called subluxations, cause disturbance to this communication, creating dysfunction and dis-ease in the body. Chiropractors are […]

Do Germs Make Us Sick?

We’ve all been there—the fever, the sinus drainage, the congestion, the aches and pains. But nobody wants to be sick! Darn those nasty germs…it’s all their fault! Or is it? You might be surprised to learn that germs are everywhere. If you swab your shoes or purse, wipe it on a petri dish, and let […]

Health Isn’t Complicated

Parents, listen up! It’s no fun to watch your child deal with an illness—but be sure to think before you act. First, ask yourself: what is the condition, and what are the symptoms? Fever, sinus drainage, congestion, and lethargy are all symptoms that trigger the immune system to employ its defense mechanisms. They are perfectly […]

Multivitamins:
The Unicorn Supplement

I remember my health class professor talking about the need for vitamin supplements back when I was in college many years ago. We were in the vitamin and mineral section of our coursework, learning about the different nutrients the body needs, and the professor explained that we can’t get all of these nutrients from our […]

The Surprising Health Benefits of Extreme Sports

Did you know that doing extreme sports can be extremely healthy? Most of us understand that exercise in general is great for our health, but extreme sports are different from everyday  sports and workouts. If you’ve ever been tempted to try an extreme sport, I encourage you to carefully read what follows. You’ll learn about […]

Intro to Human Foods for Dogs

Who among us has never snuck our pet a table scrap or two during dinner? When you open a bag of chips, your dog likely comes running, even from the other side of the house—and then those sad eyes convince you to share your snack with them. Sharing your food with your pup might feel […]

The Importance of Balance in Your Life

One lesson I’ve come to learn in this wild adventure of adulthood is the immense importance of balance in my life. And no, I don’t mean being able to balance doing crane pose with a ball on top of my head (though that would still be an impressive feat). I mean balance between the different […]

Good Posture Leads to a Productive Work Day

If you have good posture (the word is from the Latin, ponere), it simply means that your spine is healthy or neutral, and that the three natural curves of the spine are present. Human posture refers to the carriage of the body as a whole, especially regarding the proper positioning of the limbs. These days, […]

Keto Macros:
What They Are and How to Calculate Yours

“Keto macros” is one of the most buzz-worthy terms thrown around the keto community. From “hitting your keto macros” and “staying within your macros” to “fitting your macros” and “finding the right macros,” it pops up again and again in the keto crowd. If you’re new to the lifestyle, you’re probably wondering what keto macros […]

Kicking an Addiction for a Healthier You

It’s easy to blame ourselves for addiction, but that oversimplifies the problem. Whether you’re addicted to alcohol, nicotine, drugs, or food, it can seem inescapable when you’re currently caught up in the vicious cycle. Yet failure or relapse is not inevitable. If you recognize that you have a problem, you can take your first steps […]

5 Depression-Fighting Herbs

No one is left untouched when it comes to depression and anxiety. Even if it hasn’t affected you personally, chances are high that it will affect someone you know. In fact, evidence suggests that nearly all of us will have an issue with depression and/or anxiety at some stage in our lives. Knowing this, what […]

6 Exercises for Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy

Oh, the days of joy have arrived—you’re back home with your little cutie pie. First of all, congrats! Now that you’ve heard yet another “congratulations,” it’s time to take a look at your wellness situation. And it’s probably safe to say that things have changed a bit, especially around your belly area. Don’t sweat it. […]

10 Therapeutic Uses of Honey in Ayurveda

Honey has been valued by humanity since ancient times, as cave paintings from as far back as 8,000 years ago show. Today, we still consume this byproduct of flower nectar and the aerodigestive tract of honey bees not only for its sweet taste but also its therapeutic properties—just as many ancient civilizations did before us, […]

Natural Methods for Treating Chronic Pain

At the tail end of August 2009, a mysterious pain bloomed in my stomach—and changed my life forever. For over a year, I endured what seemed like endless tests, procedures, and surgeries, not to mention mind-numbing pain, and still found no relief. My surgeons and gastroenterologist had no idea what was causing the pain, so […]

Weight Loss:
The Medical Dilemma

As a healthcare provider in the United States, I’ve learned that weight is a serious issue for many of my patients. If a new client schedules an appointment with me, I know there’s a roughly 70 percent chance that they will be overweight. And they will likely be dealing with other health concerns, especially inflammatory […]