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Favourite Core-Strengthening Exercises to Keep Your Lower Back and Pelvis Healthy

Over the past two decades, I have utilized spinal adjustments, stretching, acupuncture, soft tissue work, and every major modality used in physiotherapy to address a wide range of back and hip issues. While all of these therapies can be helpful, in my experience, the most effective way to support a healthier lower back and pelvic region is to improve the functional strength of the muscles that control your core region. These muscles include your lower paraspinals, abdominals, hip flexors, and hip extensors.

For a look at two of my favourite exercises for strengthening the core region, please have a look at the following video:

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Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, and Chronic Wrist Pain

Being a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and a certified tennis nut, over the years, I've found that a few specific stretches, massaging techniques, and strengthening exercises can reduce risk of elbow and wrist injuries. Most of the top pros bring their own physios with them on the road to do some of this work for them, but it's easily done on your own with some know-how. Read more about Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, and Chronic Wrist Pain

 

9 Favourites From Our Amazon Shopping List in 2015

Around this time every year, I like to review our Amazon account and share a short list of items that our family has been very happy with. Without further ado, here is a look at 9 items that we're glad we invested in: Read more about 9 Favourites From Our Amazon Shopping List in 2015

 

How to Treat and Prevent Ganglion Cysts

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled bump that forms under the skin near a joint, most commonly in the wrist area, and sometimes in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, or foot regions.

The conventional medical view of ganglion cysts is that they are idiopathic, meaning that definitive causes are not known. Ganglion cysts are usually left alone, aspirated, or excised. Read more about How to Treat and Prevent Ganglion Cysts

 

2 Main Causes of Colorectal Cancer and How to Prepare For a Colonoscopy

If anyone among your parents, siblings, or children have had colorectal cancer, it's generally prudent to undergo periodic colonoscopies as a screening measure. How often you have a colonoscopy depends on your overall health status and the quality of your bowel movements, so be sure to let your physician know what your diet and lifestyle look like as you decide on a screening schedule. Read more about 2 Main Causes of Colorectal Cancer and How to Prepare For a Colonoscopy

 

Try Frequent Blinking for Healthier Eyes and Better Vision

If you're keen on taking optimal care of your eyes and vision, I encourage you to adopt the habit of blinking softly as often as possible.

Frequent and gentle blinking is essential to maintaining healthy eyes and optimal vision because it allows your eyelids to keep your eyes coated with three beneficial layers of tears: Read more about Try Frequent Blinking for Healthier Eyes and Better Vision

 

A Growing Cause of Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Illness

Sara H. is a 25-year-old teacher who lives and works in northern California. She contacted me in September 2013 for help with chronic headaches and bloating. I actually met Sara years earlier when she came to our fasting clinic to support her mom, who did a 3-week water-only fast to address hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis. When Sara reached out to me, I remembered how caring and unassuming she was as a teenager, so I was eager to offer support. Read more about A Growing Cause of Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Illness

 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy - A Safe Way to Accelerate Healing?

If you have a chronic musculoskeletal injury that isn't responding to appropriate rest, stretching, and other rehab measures, you might consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

PRP therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from your arm, using a centrifuge to collect the platelets in your blood, and then injecting concentrated platelets into injured tissue(s). Read more about Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy - A Safe Way to Accelerate Healing?

 

Winter Cleanse

Traditional cleansing programs that call for freshly pressed juices, raw foods, and even room temperature water with lemon juice, maple syrup, and pepper may work for most people when the weather is warm, but how do you experience an effective cleanse without feeling exceedingly cold and frail during late fall, winter, and early spring? Read more about Winter Cleanse

 

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