Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is a primary factor in many chronic diseases or conditions including depression, osteoarthritis, obesity, heart disease and much more. The good news, however, is that by making some simple changes to your lifestyle and to your diet, you can effectively manage this type of inflammation and…

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Unfortunately, many people live with chronic pain. While each situation is different, at least some people turn to medication in order to cope with their pain. However, research suggests that drugs that are supposed to offer relief can actually make a person more sensitive to pain over time. This situation…

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There’s no two ways about it, having allergies is no fun. When we think of allergies, most of us think about red eyes and sneezing as common symptoms but allergies can also cause pain, soreness and fatigue in our joints and muscles as well. Given the fluctuating temperatures and late…

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Back pain is common. Unfortunately, many people of various different ages and activity levels can suffer from back pain. When they do, it can range from a dull ache to a sudden sharp pain. The good news is that, in many cases, back pain is minor and will pass on…

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If you’ve been suffering from sore, aching or swollen legs, you may have heard about compression socks/stockings. These are specialized socks/stockings that compress the legs leading to increased blood circulation and oxygen flow. They use stronger elastics, particularly at the ankles, which become gradually less constrictive as they move up…

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Back pain is a potentially debilitating condition that affects a remarkably high percentage of Canadians. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, 4 of every 5 Canadian adults will experience back pain at least once in their lives and, according a 2012 survey conducted by the Ontario Chiropractic Association, almost 20…

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If you or someone you know is suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you know how painful and challenging it can be. Stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation and other similar impacts can make life almost unbearable. However, the good news is that simple dietary changes can actually help combat the effects…

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by Amish Patel, Registered Physiotherapist Diabetes is one of those conditions that if dealt with properly, can be managed effectively throughout your life. We all know that it isn’t just about taking medicine. Proper management often includes a variety of things and one of the biggest things on that list is…

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