Chiropractic for Life


Preventing “Wii-itis”

Most people are familiar with the Nintendo Wii.  This hugely popular video game console uses wand-like controllers to translate motions of the hand and arm into actions by characters on the screen.  The active gameplay makes the Wii popular with parents concerned about their children sitting for hours playing traditional[…]

Pets Are Good for You

Pets Are Good for You If you’re a pet lover, your furry friend may be providing you much more than companionship:  He or she may actually be adding years to your life!  How?  By improving your physical and mental health.  Doctors of chiropractic focus on the connection between the mind,[…]

The Gut-Brain Axis

Doctors of chiropractic have long recognized the importance of gut flora — the naturally occurring bacteria in the intestines — to overall health.  Indeed, the 1,000 trillion “good” digestive system bacteria are critical in helping the body absorb nutrients from food, as well as bolstering immunity. But did you know[…]

The Phlegm Files

When you have a respiratory infection, do you surreptitiously check your tissue to see what colour your phlegm is?  You’re not alone.  It’s a commonly held belief that light-coloured or clear phlegm means you aren’t very sick, while yellow or green phlegm means a bacterial infection and a round of[…]

Shoulder Pain: The Spinal Connection

Not surprisingly, shoulder pain can result from a bump, bruise or torn rotator cuff — a separation within the quadruple group of muscles encasing the shoulder joint.  What may surprise you, however, is that misaligned cervical vertebrae (bones in the spine of the neck) can also spark shoulder pain. There[…]