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What Do Symptoms Really Mean? Part I: Spinal & Musculoskeletal Disorders

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “symptom” as “subjective evidence of disease or physical disturbance” or “something that indicates the existence of something else.” However, modern culture has strayed from this definition, instead regarding symptoms as the first stage of illness.  This common misconception results in a “disease-focused” attitude toward healthcare,[…]

All About Melatonin

Would you like to boost your health with a natural antioxidant that has the power to ward off cancer, balance your mood and fight obesity?  You already have it in your blood — and in cells throughout your body. This miracle substance is melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate the[…]

Meditate Your Way to Optimal Health

As a holistic health-care practitioner, your doctor at Chiropractic for Life encourages patients to seek out natural sources of optimal health.  Meditation is one of these sources. Here are some great reasons to consider meditation: Strengthens the brain Powerful pain-reliever Stress stopper Mind mender Blood pressure buster Heart healer Tummy[…]

Chiropractic Care for Bed-Wetting

Wet sheets and pajamas are a regular nighttime occurrence for young children, who often don’t stay dry at night for some time after being completely toilet trained during the daytime.  However, for many school-aged children, bed-wetting (a.k.a. primary nocturnal enuresis) is a problem that brings fear and shame, spoiling many[…]

The Healing Powers of Peppermint

Since long before the development of synthetic drugs, humanity has respected and taken advantage of the health-promoting properties of many plants.  One of the most well-known of these is peppermint.  This fragrant herb not only enhances candies, beverages and cosmetic products — it can sooth gastrointestinal distress, ease headaches, increase[…]

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[…]