The shoulder is a complex ball and socket type joint. Its anatomy allows for a wide range of motion, which is of course very useful, but this comes with some disadvantage. Compared to other joints, there is relatively little sturdy ligament support (hence the wide range of motion). The shoulder is secured mostly by a group of muscles and tendons that we call the “rotator cuff”.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition full of mystery, misinformation, misdiagnoses and misguided opinions. For these reasons, it is of interest to me. In this article I aim to review the importance of a proper diagnosis and to outline the elements of an effective, comprehensive treatment plan.
The picture of true FM looks like this:
Extreme fatigue and intolerance to exercise.
Ozone therapy has been used in clinical practice for several decades now and is considered by many experienced physicians to be almost ‘too good to be true’. Imagine a therapy that is entirely safe, completely non-toxic, and inexpensive and produces a favourable effect on all of the auto-immune conditions, cancers, arthritis, infections (even drug-resistant infections),
Prolotherapy is an injection-based treatment technique used for chronic pain of various types, osteoarthritis and sport injury typically involving tendon or ligament sprain. It involves injections of a dextrose/procaine solution into the joint, tendon, ligament or painful tissue to promote regenerative of the injured tissue. The term ‘prolo’ related to ‘proliferation’ because the injected tissue tends to become stronger and thicker.
We all love our sports and recreation and regardless of whether it is solely for fun, personal fitness or weight management, or if its for making gains in a workout regimen, getting an upper hand to enhance performance, endurance and recovery is always an attractive option. IV nutrient therapy has much to offer.
IV administration of nutrients has several advantages over oral supplementation and allows for immediate and complete absorption and access to muscles.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) provides remarkable results in patients with heart disease and is effective in reversing most heat disease risk factors. Some of the key benefits include:
- Improves Cholesterol status: Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol)
- Reduces atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels
- Reverses angina pectoris (chest pain)
- Improves stamina and endurance
- Improves mental function
- Improves sexual function
Why does IV therapy work?
Are you ready for an energy boost? Vitamin B-12 helps increase energy, supports mental and emotional stability, reduces risk of heart disease, and generates new red blood cells for faster recovery from injuries
Who may need B-12?
- People on a vegetarian or vegan diets or who eat fast food
- People who take antacids
- People who take Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Losec,
We all know that before any new medication becomes available for doctors to prescribe, it must go through extensive testing to ensure essentially two things: First, it must actually works in modifying a disease process or minimizing symptoms of a disease beyond just the placebo effect. Second, it must achieve this goal safely, or at least to the point where the intended effects clearly outweigh the unwanted or ‘side’ effects.
With the air quality being so poor lately due to the surrounding fires, the concentration of inhaled toxins is much higher than normal. As a consequence, our bodies are continually working to repair the damage endured to the lining of the lungs.
The way the lungs mitigate damage is through the release of a potent anti-oxidant molecule called glutathione and so an appropriate preventative measure is a treatment of inhaled aerosolized (or nebulized) glutathione.
It is a great pleasure for me to be part of the team at Squamish Integrated Health as the newest Naturopathic Doctor and with spring in the air, the timing couldn’t be better. For me, spring has always been the season for self-improvement, habit-breaking, cleansing from the routines of daily life. As nature around us prepares for another round of blossoming,