Tips for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

In the summer, people move outside to become more active. Weekend warriors begin to emerge as they focus on getting involved in sports, exercise and training. Along with these activities may come injuries and nutrient depletions that will affect ones overall health. One of the most common injuries for “weekend warriors” involves some type of strain, sprain or overexertion. Muscle …

The new way to manage Acute and Chronic Pain

Whether you are experiencing plantar fasciitis or facing knee replacement surgery, there are specialty compounded prescription creams that provide individualized therapy that will take into account the stage of the ailment or affliction, your concurrent medical conditions and the characteristics of the pain. Treating pain with traditional (oral) medications may be effective in the short term, but can have serious …

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Weight Loss Part 2

If you have difficulty losing and sustaining weight loss and cannot understand why, you may need to rule out a few medical reasons in order to safely and rewardingly attain your goal. This article continues to look at a complex web of factors that influence your metabolism and may be hindering your ability to maintain an ideal body weight. In …

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Weight Loss Part 1

If you have difficulty losing weight or sustaining weight loss without understanding why, you may need to rule out a few medical reasons to safely and rewardingly attain your goal. This two-part article will look at a complex web of factors which influence metabolism and may hinder your ability to maintain an ideal body weight. Check your thyroid. The thyroid …

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PRP for Hair Loss

There’s a new treatment in town, and it’s called PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is now filling the gap between conservative therapy and surgery in various medical fields such as plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and cardiac surgery due to its potential use in skin and hair rejuvenation and for its wound healing results. PRP treatments that are used for …

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A Healthy Gut

Maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract is unbelievably important to your overall health. Not only does your gastrointestinal (GI) tract break down your food into essential elements (vitamins, minerals and amino acids), it also activates or deactivates the digestion process. Your GI is your defence against intrusive invaders like viruses and bacteria that are responsible for “leaky gut”. Seventy percent of …

Testosterone Deficiency

The decline of testosterone levels in men are shown by a number of emotional and physiological changes that many men experience as they age. The consequences of low testosterone (T) occur subtly over time, characterized by a gradual insidious onset and a very slow progression of signs and symptoms. This article will highlight just a few of the benefits of …

Vitamin B12

Should you be taking it? Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is a water soluble vitamin that plays a key role in the normal functioning of metabolism within the cells, and within the nervous system. Vitamin B12 maintains the myelin sheaths which surround and protect nerve fibres. Without this protective layer, irreversible nerve damage can occur. The two forms of …