Epsom Salts For Your Health

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Epsom Salts For Your Health
Image March 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Epsom Salts For Your Health — Folklore or Fact? The medicinal use Epsom salts dates back centuries, but then again, so does bloodletting and trepanation (drilling a hole in the patient’s skull).  Centuries of use by lay folk or even doctors doesn’t necessarily guarantee efficacy. Unless science can back
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Mild Dehydration Impairs Coginitive Functions
Image February 22, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Two recent studies have found that mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly. Mild dehydration appears to affect people in the same manner whether they are exerting themselves or are sitting at rest. One study looked at twenty-five women aged 23 on
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Living in a Chemical Soup
Image February 19, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The topic of chemical exposure has re-entered the news these days with leading stories of major retailers yanking bisphenol A (BPA) off of their shelves. BPA is a synthetic chemical compound found in some hard clear plastics, (e.g. Lexan) and is used as liners in many metal cans. After
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Cold and Flu Prevention
Image February 16, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  We’re not out of the woods yet. It’s still cold and flu season here in Canada. The common cold (rhinitis or coryza) is probably the most prevalent infectious disease that occurs in humans. It is estimated that there are up to a billion colds per year in the United
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Image February 8, 2012 - Arms and Hands,- Neck and Shoulders,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Do you experience tingling or pain in your arm or hand? It is possible that the culprit may be Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This condition is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels (or both) through the area between the base of the neck and the armpit (the
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Migraine Headaches and Massage
Image February 8, 2012 Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Rather than describe this condition myself, I am going to let the Mayo Clinic describe it, after which I will tell you what massage can do for you. If you are a migraine sufferer, I highly recommend the Mayo Clinic’s Migraine Page as a resource for you in this
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Exercise Safe — Exercise Smart
Image February 7, 2012 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  You often hear about the benefits of exercise, but it is just as important to be aware of the hazards of improper exercise.  It is common in my profession to see people who have injured themselves while working out or playing sports.  Exercise is fraught with hazards, but choosing
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Shedding Light on Seasonal Affected Disorder
Image February 7, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Easing The Winter Blues Everyone’s psycho-emotional state has ebbs and flows, hence the word ‘mood’. Moods vary, and for some of us, the swings can be quite large. Light exposure, weather and change of seasons are among the many factors that can trigger dips or peaks in mood. Most
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Dealing With Fibromyalgia
Image February 6, 2012 Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The twentieth century brought tremendous advances in medicine. Antibiotics, in particular, helped to change the medical paradigm to one of belief in ‘magic bullets’. Science and medicine, like technology, were the new gods that were going to solve all human suffering. They certainly have solved many problems, and tremendous
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Exercise and Your Brain
Image February 6, 2012 - Head,Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Research has long shown that moderate exercise protects against an array of chronic diseases and slows the effects of aging, but did you know that exercise also improves brain function, reduces the risk of strokes and can protect the brain from degenerative changes?