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Our holistic Nutritionist, Pavlina, specializes in teaching people to combine food, fitness and mindset to become a fat burning machine without giving up their wine, chocolate or popcorn.

After indulging in all the holidays festive feasts and treats lets get back on track!

Stay tuned for Pavlina’s New Years Free Sugar Challenge!!!!

Here’s a message from Pavlina herself:

Want to stay on track with your health during the Holidays Season?

The holiday season is upon us, Christmas is just around the corner and we who live in this North American culture – the holiday party, social gatherings etc. culture –  we are all staring down the face of food and drink abundance.

I just wanted to take a minute here and offer some prospective to all of you who are navigating this season with the ongoing commitment to lead a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is a commitment to choose less processed food, or to lower alcohol intake, or to include x number of serving of vegetables into you daily routine, or to avoid processed sugar, drink plenty of water and etc….

We are all facing a challenge this time of year that might be feared by many…..how do we stay on track?

Let’s embrace the challenge this year and set a new pattern of behaviour that will take us 1 step closer to our best essay writer, lets practice new behaviour together for easier future.

To figure out what is THE best approach for times like this for YOU is to first  find an answer to this question :

“ Are you a Moderator or are you an Abstainer”?

For some people restricting certain foods is not always fun but for some people it is actually easier to avoid all rather than to try to moderate their intake.

Can you relate to this scenario?  : “ Oh, I already had a serving of Christmas treats that I was not planning on eating so I might as well try all the goodies offered here and have fun time since I already “messed up”, and I will start again 100% tomorrow”….

That kind of approach would be considered the Abstainer – with the all or nothing attitude….It is exhausting for them to continually debate the thoughts in their head like “ Do I have it today or tomorrow?” or “How much should I have?” or  “I have been in the gym, don’t I deserve it?”

Therefore the best approach for the Abstainer is to abstain from all the deviations from their original plan. Whatever boundaries you have set for yourself in the past,  you will need to remind yourself (meditation works great) of your commitment each and every morning and plan for keeping your routine. (practically making sure you have your own foods at an arms length)

The moderator on the other hand, have a general sense of what is moderate for them or they set rules for themselves.  Like “ I will have 1 drink when I am invited out to a party, but I won’t have any drinks at home. “ They are able to have some, feel satisfied and it is easy for them not to overindulge.

Moderators will say, that having a little bit of something makes them want it less.

If you are a moderator, small treat here and there will go a long way for you.

Here are some tips for all to navigate with ease through the holidays

  1. Get sufficient amount of sleep.
  2. Keep yourself well hydrated. Having a glass of water in between drinks will slow down alcohol consumption, or between meals to keep your hunger signals at bay.
  3. Don’t skip on calories by skipping breakfast – lean source of protein and good quality fat with either veggies or piece of fruit will go a long way to stabilize your blood sugar level and prevent the need to overeat later in in the day.
  4. If you are planning to treat yourself, see what is out there that you would love to try, get a small plate out and place 1 small piece of each on the plate ahead of time. Accept this to be all that you will have for the day. This way there will be no room left for the little voice in your head to negotiate whether or not to have more…
  5. Make a commitment  every day to go outside to get fresh air,  connect with nature and at the same time to get some blood flowing through your veins through more movement.

Regardless of where on our journey we are at, let’s just look and see if we can create the warmth, the sparkle, the fabulous feeling that we are really aching for in this holiday from gratitude, from human connection, from shoving up to be fully of service to people that we are around on those days, and see if at the end of the day, when we put our head on the pillow, if we are not bursting out of every cell of our body with this eternal bliss …let’ just see…

If you feel like you would like to get a jump start and prepare ahead for the Holiday season, let me know,  I am here to help . Having a well thought out wellness plan ahead of time can sure take some of the stress associate with the Holidays off.

Yours in Health,

Pavlina

Don’t forget to stay tuned for the New Years Challenge!

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Anatomy 101

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The spine is one of the most important parts our body. It has three main functions:

  • Protects the spinal cord
  • Gives the body structure and support
  • Allows us to move freely

The Bones and Joints

The spine is made of 33 bones called vertebra that are stacked one above each other. There are:

  • 7 cervical vertebra in the neck
  • 12 thoracic vertebra in the middle back
  • 5 lumbar vertebra in the low back.

The sacrum is a wedged shaped bone in the pelvis made of 5 fused vertebra. The tail end of the spine (literally) we have the coccyx made of 4 fused coccygeal vertebra. The vertebra are given names based on their position in the spine. L1 is the first lumbar vertebra. There are 2 bones that have special names because of their special function. The atlas (C1) holds up the head and the axis allows the head to rotate from side to side.

Bones and Joints

Here you can see 2 vertebra stacked on top of the other. 3 joints join the vertebra to each other. The large disc in the front is like a soft cushion and provides support and absorbs pressure. The disc has a poor blood supply and receives its nutrition via sucking the nutrients from the body when you move. Behind the disc there are 2 facet joints. The facet joints guide the movement of the vertebra and have a large supply of nerves that feed your brain with information about where your spine is and how it is moving. Your brain uses this information when it is deciding how your organs should function. Some amazing research by Dr. Akio Sato has been done in this field. This is why is it is so important to maintain the normal movement of your spine. Between the facet joints and the disc is a gap called the intervertebral foramen or the IVF for short. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through the IVF. There are a number of bumps on each vertebra. You can see the transverse and spinouts processes in the picture. The muscles and ligaments of the spine attach to these bumps.

The Ligaments

There are a number of ligaments that cross between two vertebra. The ligaments hold the bones together while still allowing the joints to move. Some of the ligaments cross the intervetebral foramen and reduce the space the spinal nerves have to exit the spinal canal. When there is joint restriction the ligaments can rub twist and squash the nerves reducing their ability to carry healthy information from the brain to the body or the body back to the brain. With age and lack of exercise the ligaments become shorter and harder, making the joints stiffer. In the long term tight and stiff ligaments pull on the bones and produce bone spurs. Exercise and adjustments to maximize the health of the ligaments will minimize the effects of osteoarthritis in the future.

The Muscles

The Muscles

here are multiple layers of muscles in the back. Some are for supporting our spine and are called postural muscles or core muscles others are for moving our spine and are called the prime movers. The muscles are arranged in different patterns to bend our spine forwards backwards, sideways and rotate to each side. Like all muscles of the body the spinal muscles require good exercise and stretching to maintain their health and the health of your spine.

The Nerves

The spinal cord is the information superhighway between your brain and your body. Without it you could not move any part of your body and your organs could not function. It is made of millions of nerves. The spinal cord is protected by the bony spinal canal formed by the vertebra that are stacked one on top of the other. It is also protected by the duramater, a tough covering around the cord. Between the duramater and the spinal cord is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) The CSF is important for protection of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord and feeds the CNS with nutrients from the blood.

The Peripheral Nerves

The spinal nerves convey information between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spinal nerves exit the spinal canal through each of the intervertebral foramen between each pair of vertebra. Like the tributaries of a river the small spinal nerves form larger nerves, such as the sciatic nerve, which runs down the buttock into the leg. This is how your brain controls every single cell and organ in you body. The following chart describes which spinal nerves innervate (supply) which parts of the body. You will notice that all the body parts actually receive information from more than one spinal nerve and the nerves travel a great distance to get to the organ they are supplying. This is why the actual problem in the spinal can be a long way away from you feeling the problem.

Want to Understand Chiropractic?

Then be aware of these 7 principles:

Your body is under the control of the brain and nervous system as long as you are alive.

Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord is protected by the spinal column.

Spinal bones move out of normal alignment and interrupt your normal nerve flow.

This disruption of normal nerve flow is referred to as a vertebral subluxation.

It is vital to know that subluxations can be silent; causing problems long before symptoms occur.

Chiropractors find subluxations, and by preforming a spinal adjustment, facilitate a return of normal nerve supply.

Normal nerve supply results in a greater expression of LIFE for you!

*Based on an article by Robert Crystal, DC.

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What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.

A Registered Massage Therapist:

  • Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
  • Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
  • Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies to safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
  • Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is the regulatory body for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario. They protect the public interest by ensuring the competency and quality of care provided by Massage Therapists. All RMTs in Ontario are required to be registered with the CMTO. Individuals who are not registered with the CMTO are not permitted to practice massage therapy in Ontario or call themselves Massage Therapists in Ontario.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapy should only be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). An RMT is a primary healthcare provider in Ontario and anyone may visit an RMT of their choice.
Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
The services of an RMT are not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP); however, many extended health benefit plans will cover all or part of the services provided by an RMT. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this. Massage therapy treatments may also be reimbursed by automobile insurance companies, if the client was in a motor vehicle accident, or in the case of workplace injuries, by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist can offer significant benefits for a variety of conditions and for diverse patient populations. Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage therapy can enhance your overall well-being. Massage therapy can help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, physical manifestation of mental distress and many persistent pain syndromes.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.
Massage therapy can prove beneficial to many conditions, including but not limited to the following:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Edema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphoedema
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension and Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Labor Support
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash
Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management and more!
Your massage therapist will require an overall picture of your current health and a detailed health history in order to design a treatment plan that’s right for you. If a massage therapist determines that your condition would be better treated by another healthcare professional, they will make the appropriate referral.

Information provided by the RMTAO website

 

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Headaches are extreme, repeating, and agonizing cerebral pains. They can be gone before or joined by visible cautioning signs and different symptoms.

Headaches are extreme, repeating, and agonizing cerebral pains. They can be gone before or joined by visible cautioning signs and different symptoms.

The extraordinary pain that headache causes can keep going for a considerable length of time or even days.

The actual cause of Migraines is yet unknown. It is believed that they are caused due to abnormal activity in the brain. This may affect communication system of nerves as well as blood vessels and chemicals in the brain.

 

Types Of Migraine-

  • Migraine With Aura-  It’s worst kind of migraine, The patient experiences confusing thoughts, blurred vision or blind spots, difficulty in speaking or blank patches in the vision, extreme and unusual headache or loss of sensation. Hallucinations may also occur.
  • Migraine Without Aura- About 70-90% of patients of migraine suffer from this; Sensory disturbances do not occur in it. 
  • Chronic Migraine- Any migraine attacking the sufferer over 15 days a month.
  • Menstrual Migraine- Migraine that attacks in a pattern connected to the menstrual cycle.
  • Abdominal Migraine- This syndrome occurs when migraine attacks get connected to the irregular functioning of the abdomen. Usually occurs in children under 14 years.
  • Migraine with Brainstem Aura- This kind of migraine is very rare and triggers serious neurological symptoms, like affected speech.

Headaches can pursue an atmosphere of unsettling influences pursued by a severe cerebral pain that regularly shows up on one side of the head. They will, in general, influence individuals aged 15 to 55 years.

migraineA migraine can have up to four stages, and every one of them has various symptoms. Not every person encounters each of the four stages or the majority of the indications, and one attack can differ from the next. A few side effects can happen amid more than one stage.

Here are the four potential stages and a portion of the potential manifestations of those migraine stages.

1.Pro-drome

The pro-drome is the principal potential period of a migraine, and it can start hours or days before other stages. It’s occasionally called “pre cerebral pain” or “premonitory stage.” Between 30% and 40% of individuals living with headache experience the pro-drome, and for those living with migraine, it very well may be extremely useful because of the fact that it can fill in as a yellow light of sorts, a notice that an attack is coming. When you comprehend what a portion of the pro-drome indications are, you may find that you experience it, yet never acknowledged it.

Possible pro-drome symptoms include:

  • Aphasia: Trouble discovering words and speaking
  • Blockage or loose bowels
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Yawning in excess
  • Fatigue
  • Nourishment desires
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased recurrence of urine
  • Mood swings — feeling depressed and irritated
  • Pain in neck
  • Lethargy

2. Aura

Aura may happen previously or during headaches. Many people experience headaches without aura.Aura are side effects of the sensory system. They are typically visual unsettling influences, for example, flashes of light or wavy, criss cross vision. In some cases auras can likewise be contacting sensations (tangible), development (engine) or discourse (verbal) aggravations. Your muscles may get frail, or you may feel as if somebody is contracting you. Every one of these manifestations more often than not starts step by step, develops more than a few minutes and goes on for 20 to an hour.

Instances of migraine aura include:

  • Visual wonders, for example, seeing different shapes, brilliant spots or flashes of light
  • Vision misfortune
  • Sticks and needles sensations in an arm or leg
  • Shortcoming or deadness in the face or one side of the body
  • Trouble talking
  • Hearing commotions or music
  • Wild snapping or different developments

Now and again, a migraine with aura might be related with appendage shortcoming (hemiplegic headache).

3.Attack

A migraine more often than not endures from four to 72 hours if untreated. The recurrence with which headache happen fluctuates from individual to individual. Headaches might be uncommon, or strike a few times each month.

During a headache, you may experience:

  • Pain on one side or the two sides of your head
  • Pain that feels throbbing or beating
  • Affectability to light, sounds, and here and there scents and contact
  • Queasiness and heaving
  • Obscured vision
  • Unsteadiness, in some cases pursued by blacking out

4.Post-drome

The last stage, known as post-drome, happens after a migraine attack. You may feel depleted and washed out, while a few people feel elated. For around 24 hours, you may likewise experience:

  • Confusion
  • Moodiness
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Book an appointment today at Spinewise Clinic in Bowmanville to get free from your migraine headaches and get back to the life free of all pains.

migraine

A migraine is a headache disorder characterized by intermittent headaches that are moderate to extreme. Below are the types of migraine headaches:

  • Migraine without aura

These migraines begin with ache usually on the side of the head and have side effects you expect with a migraine.

  • Migraine with aura

A few people have symptoms around 30 minutes before a headache starts. You may see wavy lines and blazing lights, and experience twisted vision or a shivering inclination. This is called an aura.

There additionally are less basic migraine types that individuals experience. At times, the side effects can without much of a stretch be mistaken for different conditions.

  •  Migraine aura without headache

In some cases the aura happens without the headache. This is progressively basic in individuals over age 50 who have a background marked by headaches.

  • Ophthalmoplegic migraine

Regularly influencing youngsters, this uncommon sort of migraine causes an extreme headache alongside shortcoming in at least one muscles that control eye development. Somebody with this kind of migraine additionally may have dilated pupils, hanging eyelids, or trouble moving the eye until the headache passes.

  • Hemiplegic migraine

A hemiplegic migraine causes shortcoming on one side of the body. This can be a terrifying experience, as the side effects frequently impersonate those of a stroke. Symptoms settle when the headache passes, however it’s ideal to get checked by a doctor to ensure the shortcoming or changes in speech aren’t brought about by another issue.

  • Vestibular migraine

At times dizziness, vertigo, and parity issues can go with a headache. These can be precarious to analyze because now and again, the vertigo may show up without a migraine. This happens all the more frequently in individuals who have a background marked by migraines in childhood.

Get treated for your migraine headache at Spinewise clinic in Bowmanville.

A migraine can cause serious throbbing pain or a beating sensation, more often on only one side of the head. It’s often joined by sickness, regurgitating, and extraordinary affect ability to light and sound.

Migraine attacks can make critical pain for quite a long time days and can be severe to the point that the pain is debilitating.

Cautioning side effects known as aura may happen previously or with the headaches. These can incorporate flashes of light, vulnerable sides, or shivering on one side of the face or in your arm or leg.

Medications can help forestall some migraines and make them less agonizing. Converse with your specialist about various migraine treatment choices on the off chance that you can’t discover help. The correct medications, joined with self improvement cures and way of life changes, may help.

Symptoms

Migraines often start in childhood, adolescent or early adulthood. Migraines may advance through four phases: pro-drome, quality, cerebral pain and post-drome, however you may not encounter all stages.

One or two days before a migraine, you may see unobtrusive changes that caution of a forthcoming migraine, including:

Blockage

Temperament changes, from discouragement to elation

Nourishment desires

Neck stiffness

Expanded thirst and pee

Frequent yawning

One natural migraine treatment is through chiropractic care. It’s amazing what happens when the body gets out of alignment and the improvements you’ll feel when it’s put back into alignment.