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A New Year and A New You!

January 8, 2017

So cheers to a new year, 2017!  The start of a New Year always holds promise and potential.  New Year's resolutions can be a great way get moving on the goals you hope to achieve for the upcoming year.  Maybe you are looking to eat better, or lose some weight?  Are you hoping to improve your physical fitness or your overall general health?  Whatever your goals I wish you success in these endeavours!

Staying on track with your New Year's goals is not always an easy task.  As January fades so to can our motivation towards the ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
January 8, 2017 January 8, 2017

Benefits of Collagen

November 18, 2016

What if I told you that there is a food that can help decrease wrinkles, improve joint stiffness, soothe your intestinal lining and help strengthen your nails and teeth?  Enter collagen.

Listing the benefits of consuming collagen makes it seem like a miracle drug, but studies are confirming that this nutritional powerhouse can benefit almost every part of our body.

What is collagen?

Collagen makes up one-third of the protein found in the human body. It provides strength and structure to our bones, muscles, tendons and skin. It is made up of amino acids ...

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Krystle Colting Krystle Colting
November 18, 2016 November 18, 2016

The Dreaded Muscle Knot

November 18, 2016

Stiffness, tenderness, and pinching, muscle knots can be a real pain in the neck...or back, or hamstring (you get the picture) for many of those who suffer with them.  But, what exactly is a muscle knot, and more importantly, how can we treat them in order to find some relief?

Sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger points, muscle knots are due to the binding, or adhesion of our muscle fibers and fascia (the tissue surrounding our muscles fibers), creating a localized area of pain and restriction that can impair everyday life. While muscle ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
November 18, 2016 November 18, 2016

What is Acupuncture Detoxification?

November 3, 2016

Acupuncture detoxification, also commonly referred to as Acudetox or the NADA protocol, was initially introduced in the 1970’s at the Lincoln Hospital, Bronx NY, as part of their substance abuse detoxification program. 

In 1985, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) was established to promote education, oversee training and encourage community wellness through the use of the standardized five-point auricular (ear) acupuncture protocol for addiction and behavioural health treatment.  Since its development, further research has shown the NADA protocol to be an effective complementary treatment that has been easily integrated into a variety of different settings worldwide including: addiction and mental health ...

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Sascha Kerr Sascha Kerr
November 3, 2016 November 3, 2016

Myths About Fat

October 16, 2016

Fat.  I can’t think of any other dietary issue that elicits so much confusion and negative feelings and is so misrepresented and misunderstood. The fact is that “fat” has become synonymous with a curse word. It’s seen as a dietary evil that must be avoided at all costs.

I’m not usually one to take a very strong, polarizing position on issues, but here’s the thing…that attitude towards dietary fat is flat out wrong. In fact, fat is a very important, essential part of our diet. The most valuable thing to remember is that it’s the quality of fat that can either ...

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Krystle Colting Krystle Colting
October 16, 2016 October 16, 2016

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