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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

Fat- How Much Do We Need in our Diet?
September 22, 2014 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Fat affects the taste and texture of food in a manner that could almost be described as seductive. We are drawn to fats for ancient survival reasons. In nature, and in our bodies, fat is a concentrated form of energy. The body uses it primarily for energy storage in preparation for periods of food

Understanding Carbohydrates
September 22, 2014 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  *The fact source for this article is THE STARCH SOLUTION by Dr. John McDougall. Roedale Inc. 2012. Dr. McDougall has written and lectured extensively on the role of carbohydrates in the human diet. There is no one with more knowledge or clinical experience in the area of carbohydrates on the planet. His 2012 book,

How to Read Food Labels
September 22, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Label Reading 101 – Advice from Jeff Novick MS, RD, LD, LN The above picture is probably enough to scare anyone off of this topic. This is why I have created this post, which is a summary of label reading information presented in Jeff Novick’s DVD, ‘Should I Eat That?’  If you are interested

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
September 11, 2014 Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  Plantar Fasciitis The plantar fascia, as seen above, is the flat band ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If your plantar fascia is subject to stress, it can become inflamed. (This is where the ‘itis’ comes in.) The inflammation typically begins where the fascia

The Pleasure Trap
March 14, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

The Pleasure Trap As an alternative health provider, I generally believe that if one follows one’s general intuitive sense about what feels good, that it will serve you well in life and in health. Listening to your own heart and your own mind is extremely important, since you are living YOUR life. This inner voice

Managing Back Pain With The McKenzie Method
October 3, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

From The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2005)9,40–42 SELF-HELP: PATIENT’S ADVICE McKenzie self-treatments for sciatica Author- Craig Liebenson, DC, 10474 Santa Monica Blvd., #202, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA One of the most painful and disabling back problems is sciatica. This is a pinched nerve in your lower back that causes buttock, thigh, lower

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

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,

Understanding Frozen Shoulder
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen shoulder, known medically as adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Over time, the shoulder becomes progressively harder to move. Statistically frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the overall population; most commonly affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60 with women more affected than men. Anatomy of