Monthly Archives: January 2018

How can I manage back pain and sciatica?

Back pain and sciatica are extremely common and will impact upwards of 75-80% of all people at some point in their life.  The pain can range from just annoying to outright crippling, not only dependent on the severity of the condition but also how we ‘respond’ to that problem.  Men and women are both impacted by back pain, which is often attributed to something we have done physically, such as a wrong movement or improper lifting.  While this is true to an extent, there are many contributors.  Through a deeper understanding, we can help to provide relief and improve our overall outlook. (more…)

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Cancer Risk Reduced Through Simple Approaches

Cancer.  One of the most dreaded words an individual can hear, but some hear it more than once.  Cancer is a complex disease condition, impacting an average of 38.5% of the human population. This means that almost 4 out of 10 people will be diagnosed with cancer, once, during their lifetime. Are there things we can do, as individuals, to reduce our risk, act as a means of prevention, and maybe improve our outcome, if diagnosed with cancer? There are, and some of them are so obvious that they are commonly dismissed. (more…)

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Do I Need a Probiotic?

Probiotics are all the rage, or so it seems.  They are touted to have benefits from gut health to immune function. We see commercials and often find them added to many ‘foods’, including different types of yogurts, protein and green drinks.  They are also present in several vitamin/mineral health supplements and of course, available as isolated dietary supplements.  Commercials and marketing seem to make all sorts of promises, when it comes to probiotics, but we have to ask, are they truly necessary and does every person need to have them as part of their daily regimen?  Considering the high rate of gut health problems in today’s society, it is wise to take a look.

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