Author: Brian Fulton

Dealing With Lower Back Pain
November 6, 2019 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Eighty percent of North Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their life.  How do you know if your lower back pain is a muscle strain or something more serious?  The fact is that you are probably the best judge of just how serious your injury is.  Back pain can be anything
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New site up and running
November 1, 2019 Uncategorized Brian Fulton

I am very pleased to say that my new website is now up and running. New content will be soon be added. Please excuse missing images. The transition from my previous website had several hiccups and images somehow evaporated. Over time, images will be added back in to posts and pages. The good news is
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The Optimum Amount of Exercise
November 1, 2019 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  How much should you exercise? This is a good question, and like all good questions, it is best to look at the available evidence to come to a determination. One would hope that current evidence is the basis from which all guidelines are created, however for various bureaucratic and political reasons, guidelines of all
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Inflammation and Diet
November 1, 2019 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

(*Click on the many links provided in this article to take you to evidence-based videos to learn more about the role of diet in inflammation, and to examine the supporting evidence.) The Role Of Diet in Inflammation Inflammation is the root cause of many of the conditions that I treat as a massage therapist. Any
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Are Fish and Chicken Healthy Foods?
February 24, 2017 Nutrition Brian Fulton

(* Note – many hyperlinks in this article will take you to Nutritionfacts.org, a vetted website that provides evidence-based articles and videos on nutrition. To view the study sources, click on “Sources cited” to view the evidence source for the video information.) Make no mistake… fish is meat. – And yes, chicken is meat too!
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Nutrients Of Concern In America
January 24, 2017 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

As a plant-based eater (vegan), people often ask me, “Where do you get your protein?” This always makes me smile, because I know two things: Studies show that most vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores consume 170% of their protein needs.[i] This means that like everyone else, I am probably getting 70% more protein that I actually
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History of the Plant-Based Diet
November 21, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  In December 2013, I watched a documentary entitled Forks Over Knives. This movie follows the lives of five people with different medical issues and tracks their progress after they adopt a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, a dietary regime that contains no animal products, and contains food that is either unprocessed or minimally processed.
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The Ultimate Junk Food (That you never even knew was a junk food!)
August 30, 2016 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Junk food – noun.  Simple Definition of junk food: food that is not good for your health because it contains high amounts of fat or sugar    Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary Full Definition of junk food – Merriam-Webster 1 :  food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content (micronutrients) 2 :  something
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Myofascial Triggerpoints: What has changed?
July 19, 2016 Managing Common Conditions,Practitioners Brian Fulton

  Guest blog by Richard Lebert RMT Evidence informed massage, encourages the integration of current research into our practices, this requires reviewing the scientific literature as it relates to a number of concepts that are held near and dear in the world of massage therapy. As healthcare professionals, I think that it is important that
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What is the Placebo Effect?
July 14, 2016 Practitioners Brian Fulton

Just mentioning the placebo effect can cause many health professionals to get quite defensive.  There is good reason for this- the placebo has had a long and coloured history, including many snake oil salesmen exploiting this phenomenon. It is only within the last 60 years that it has been studied, and only within the last
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