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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[…]

What Is Facet Syndrome?

The spine is an elegant and complex structure.  Its 33 vertebrae — the bones that protect the spinal cord and support the head and torso — fit together with a system of joints that allow it to bend and twist. If a problem develops in the joints of the spine,[…]

Stop Snoring for Better Health

Snoring is a nighttime nuisance for many people, whether they snore or share a bedroom with a snorer.  About 25 percent of women and 40 percent of men snore regularly.  Chronic snoring can be more than an annoyance — it can signal serious health problems. Simply put, snoring is the[…]

Chiropractic Alleviates Colic

Your doctor at Chiropractic for Life has great news for parents of infants with colic:  A new major review study reveals that chiropractic care alleviates colic.  What’s more, it is safer and more effective than medical interventions. Colic is characterized by irritability, excessive crying, gas and difficulty sleeping.  Colic is[…]

Strawberries: A Superfood

Sweet, juicy strawberries are one of summer’s most beloved foods.  But did you know that they are more than just a delicious treat?  Strawberries, like many other richly coloured fruits and vegetables, are a nutritional powerhouse.  Each berry delivers generous helpings of several antioxidants and other nutrients. Naturally sweet, strawberries[…]

Nine Disorders Linked to Pesticides

Organic food is becoming more and more mainstream as concern grows about the health effects of pesticides.  While you are probably concerned about pesticides, you might not know exactly what their hazards are. Here are nine serious health conditions that recent research attributes to pesticides. Poor physical development. Poor neurological[…]

Chiropractic Education: What You May Not Know

Anatomy, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, orthopedics, spinal analysis, microbiology, geriatrics, cardiovascular disorders and toxicology. These are just a few of the graduate level courses doctors of chiropractic — like your doctor at Chiropractic for Life — are required to successfully complete before entering into practice. Along with completing many other requirements[…]

Adverse Drug Reactions: The Growing Risk of Pain killers

If you  have ever taken a pain medication, you have probably noticed the side effect warnings printed on the package.  Potential reactions can be as mild as nausea, vomiting, or constipation — or as serious as liver or kidney damage, hemorrhage, or seizure.  The type and severity of side effects[…]