Turn That Frown Upside Down!

Maybe you’ve heard that it’s easier to smile than it is to frown. That’s because it is commonly believed that it takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 muscles to smile. Or maybe you heard that it takes 62 muscles to frown and only 26 muscles to smile. Wait… what!?! The truth is this

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How Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Body Function

Everything that takes place in the body is regulated by information contained in the brain and the nerve system. The brain is the control center of all bodily functions. The spinal cord and branching nerves send signals from the brain to control and coordinate the function of all the organs, tissues and systems. Nerves also

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HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS

WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT? Long-term health depends on the regeneration that occurs during deep sleep. Growth hormone, or the “anti-aging” hormone, is secreted during sleep, which stimulates tissue regeneration, liver cleansing, muscle building, break down of fat stores and normalization of blood sugar. During sleep free radicals are scavenged in the brain, minimizing its aging.

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Emotional Eating – What is it and how can I get a handle on it?…with Annaliisa Kapp

With Annaliisa Kapp Picture this: You hit the snooze button one too many times, had a last minute project thrown at you at work, and then sat in an hour of evening traffic. Finally home, you breathe a sigh of relief, head into the kitchen, and decide you deserve a snack after the day you’ve

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THE PURPOSE OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN PREGNANCY

Clarity on the Webster Technique in Pregnancy AUTHOR // Pathways Magazine With the intent of supporting natural childbirth in the mid 1980s, Larry Webster, D.C., developed a chiropractic adjustment now called the Webster technique. The first and most significant observation of this adjustment was for women who were presenting breech during pregnancy. After they received the

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Do you wake up every night at the same time? This is what it could mean.

One of the most fascinating and frustrating things about this business of being human, is that sometimes our bodies just go off the rails. A meal we’ve eaten a hundred times suddenly upsets our stomach, chocolate gives us headaches now, or we discover one unfortunate Wednesday night that we can no longer tolerate caffeine after about noon

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What’s the deal with acne…with Annaliisa Kapp

Whether you call them pimples, blemishes, or zits, ACNE is a common skin condition that can be a source of discomfort, frustration, and embarrassment for those who experience it.  For me, it started when I was 12. And it got really bad in high school. I remember my friends sometimes looking at my face and

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Blueberry Crumb Bars {Paleo, Vegan}

These paleo and vegan blueberry crumb bars are gooey sweet and totally addicting! They’re a great treat to have around for a healthy snack or dessert. Easy to make and total comfort food! Author: Michele Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Cooling Time: 1 hr Total Time: 50 minutes Course: Baking/Dessert Cuisine: Paleo, Vegan Servings: 16 bars Ingredients Crust and Crumble: 1/4 cup smooth almond butter or cashew

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Ten tips for better sleep

To feel and perform your best, you don’t just need enough sleep, you need enough quality sleep. We break down what you can do — and what you should avoid — to sleep well and wake up refreshed. Sleep is important. It allows your body to recover, but also to perform vital metabolic processes — such

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately. Your

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Back Health Tips for Gardening

Give your muscles a chance to warm up before working in the yard or garden. Practice stretching with the various movements you will be working in the yard, or take a short ten to fifteen-minute walk around the block. Avoid prolonged bending, pushing and pulling while raking and hoeing, which can strain shoulders or the

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Debunking 5 Popular Myths About Chiropractic

You can’t stop going once you start. –  Many people continue with chiropractic care as a way to be proactive about their health and because they feel so good, but there’s no reason you can’t stop whenever you like. Chiropractic will hurt. –  Chiropractic adjustments don’t hurt because we’re adjusting the joint in the that

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Real Ways to Decrease Stress NOW

HeartMath – biofeedback from your phone! Basically this will tell you if you’re stressed or not, how simple is that. Check it out here! Magnesium – Stress can cause magnesium depletion and a lack of magnesium magnifies stress. Magnesium is one of the most important mineral in the body and over 80% of the population is deficient in

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CREAMY TUSCAN CHICKEN

30 MINUTE DAIRY-FREE CREAMY TUSCAN CHICKEN (GF, DF, EGG, SOY, PEANUT, TREE NUT FREE, TOP 8 FREE) My new favorite dinner! The chicken sits in a bubble bath of dairy-free cream sauce that is bursting with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. The sauce is so rich and so creamy. Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut and

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What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food. Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he said:

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5 Posture Tips You Can Do Today!

Breath –  Train yourself to take deeper breaths, breath deep into the back lower ribs and fully exhale, letting the traps relax.  Deep breathing naturally straightens the spine and back because it stretches the diaphragm which is a a significant postural muscle! Perch –  Sit on a firm surface, and tilt your pelvis so you’re sitting on

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Food Preservatives -What You Need to Avoid

A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and have found themselves in all kinds of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different ways. Some prevent the growth of bacteria

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Why Babies Need To Crawl

Baby Crawling: How Important It Really Is There is nobody in the world as busy as a one-year-old baby, possibly the most productive year of his entire life. So numerous and so different are all his experiences; he goes up and down and touches, smells, feels, and tastes almost everything that comes into his grasp.

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Naturopathic Tips for Helping with Low Energy

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing low energy or fatigue. Low energy is a symptom of a bigger problem that needs to be addressed: Sleep – Be sure to get enough quality sleep. If you often wake up un-refreshed in the morning, it might be worth your while to pay closer attention

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Why Infants Need Chiropractic Care

It is common to get strange looks from people I talk to about taking infants to the chiropractor. I know what is going through their heads: Is it safe? Babies don’t have back pain. Do babies get adjusted the same way I do? These are legitimate concerns for any parent, but to answer them I

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Tips for a Healthy Vacation!

Whether you’re hitting the beach or jetting off to a foreign country this summer, here are some tips to keep you healthy before and during your trip! Travelers Diarrhea Our vacation must have is HMF Travel Probiotic! A healthy gut = A happy trip Other Tips: Only use bottled water for drinking and teeth brushing.

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it

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Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Stew

Butternut squash, red lentils, and sweet potato are wrapped in a lightly sweet and creamy coconut and tomato broth accented with spicy notes of turmeric, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and garlic. Apple cider vinegar provides a tangy brightness to bring everything together. This stew tastes better the next day once the flavours have had a

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The key to your health and weight is held within your DNA

It’s Time to Discover a New You… Use your DNA to optimize your health in 2019! Eat according to your genetics instead of following the latest diet trends. Use your genetics to improve your energy and sleep. Exercise correctly for your genetic makeup. Find out how your DNA can determine certain nutritional deficiencies. With your 23andMe/Ancestry results, we

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Velvety Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This delicious and flavourful soup can be make the day before and served as an appetizer in shot glasses or part of your main course!   Ingredients 1 large cauliflower cut into florets (about 5 cups) 1 Tbsp coconut oil divided 1/2 bulb garlic 1 yellow onion chopped 1 red onion chopped 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 apple roughly chopped 1 tsp dried thyme 4 cups vegetable stock 1 tsp grey or pink sea salt divided 1/2 bunch fresh

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Cold Laser Therapy

Stubborn Pain?! Cold Laser will get you back in the game! Fast results – 1 to 2 treatments Promotes Healing Eliminates Pain Decreases Inflammation Reduces the need for drugs Improves Movement Safe Non-invasive Non-toxic

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