Category: Healthy Lifestyle

Are you getting enough…. Vitamin D?
November 6, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  In November 2013, I attended a medical seminar at McMaster University on the topic of Vitamin D put on by Grassroots Health, a consortium of scientists, institutions and individuals acting to fund studies, raise awareness and solve what they believe is  a vitamin D deficiency epidemic. There were several speakers at this event including
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Sleep Hygiene and Your Child
July 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  As a kid I remember my dad saying, “Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.” Well I don’t know about the wealthy part, but lots of research supports the healthy and wise result. Getting your kid to go to bed at a regular time is always a chore, but
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The Role of Vitamin D in Your Body and Your Muscles
July 8, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate and is therefore plays and extremely important role in calcium regulation and bone health. Emerging literature indicates vitamin D’s central role in other vital body processes, such as: signalling gene response, protein synthesis, hormone synthesis, immune response,
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Smart Gardening- Pull Your Weeds Out; Not your Back
April 29, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Twenty Eight Ways To Save Your Back And Body When Doing Yard Work Well, it’s now Spring and the gardening season is in full swing.  If you are like most of us, you get out there and overdo it, then pay for it the next day.  Worse yet, you could find yourself paying much longer
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Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself
March 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  There is always a treasure trove of wisdom available to us simply by looking back at how we as humans lived in our tribal days, whether we look at our social structure, our politics (which was truly democratic because everyone got to vote on issues), our diet, or our lifestyle.  Because we spent tens
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Shovelling Snow Safely
February 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

  One of the things that I love about winter is all of that beautiful white snow. Well, I actually like looking at it. Driving in it and shovelling it is another matter. Keeping your sidewalk and your driveway clear is not only recommended for personal safety and convenience, it is also your civic duty.
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Sit/Stand Workstations
January 31, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  A new approach to the standard desk is the sit/stand work station. It not only allows for people to have a tremendous variety in their day by sitting or standing, it also allows people with chronic back pain to have an alternative seating position which places far less strain on their back.  These types
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Walking- The Oldest Form of Exercise
January 4, 2013 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – George Trevelyan, 1913 Walking seems so ordinary, so relaxed an activity that it’s hard to believe that it has so many health benefits. What benefits you ask? Well, studies show that regular walks can significantly lower the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke,
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Epsom Salts For Your Health
March 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

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 up claims made by the purveyors
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Mild Dehydration Impairs Coginitive Functions
February 22, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

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 average and was published in The
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