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ADAPTOGENIC ENERGY BALL

Dr. Shah made these delicious and healthy energy balls for our 100th celebration! It balanced out the chocolates the cookies nicely! Ingredients: 25 pitted dates 3 tbsp cacao powder 4 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut + extra for rolling 2 tbsp Botanica chocolate greens** 2 tbsp natural factors chia seeds 5…

You’re NOT Broken – Mark Austin, PT

Dealing with an injury or pain is never easy, especially if the problem persists beyond a few weeks and into months or even years. Chronic pain can really interfere with your life as it keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, or from earning enough money, or from enjoying…

Raspberry-Rose Elixer Recipe – Dr. Shah, ND

Have you heard about ‘moon milk’? It is a term coined for a hot, bedtime non-dairy milk beverage that contains adaptogen(s).  Adaptogens are herbs that help to modulate the adrenal glands. These include herbs such as rhodiola, schisandra, licorice, holy basil, ashwagandha, ginseng and others.  What you need to know is…

Celebrate our 100th Bday with us !! Dec 7th

We would love to have you join us on Dec 7th at the clinic to celebrate our 100th anniversary. We will have lots of goodies to share and will be making a draw for our $1000 Sport & Wellness Giveaway! You can still by enter the draw by leaving a…

Do you have Osteoarthritis and Knee/Hip Pain? Prolotherapy and Other Treatment Options

Arthritis is defined as inflammation (-itis) of the joints (arthro). There are two forms of arthritis: One type is inflammatory arthritis which is includes joint pain and inflammation from autoimmune conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The second type is osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease…

So you have arthritis. So what?

“There is not much you can do for me, buddy. The MRI said I had the back of an eighty year-old.” My new patient, a man in his mid-forties, sat across from me, eyes locked with mine, lips pursed, eyes and his arms crossed in a proud show of defiance—a…

Move More After Pain, Not Less.

It’s hard to be objective when you are the one in pain. I first hurt my neck when I was about 20, during my brief stint in judo while attending university (I’m 31 at the time of writing this). I had just joined a local class. Although at first I…

Yoga for Extension-Sensitive Backs

This beginner-level yoga practice was designed for a patient who had a lot of back pain, especially with extension movements (bending backwards). If you have similar issues, or have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, facet joint issues, anterolisthesis, or stenosis, this routine may be helpful for you, or at…

Yoga Therapy Series #3 – Happy Hips

I think that a lot of people put a huge focus on hip mobility in their yoga practice. However, in my practice, many patients that come in with persistent hip ‘tightness’ have good mobility or even hypermobility. What they often lack is stability within their existing range of motion. Trying…

Meditation for Chronic Pain

Are you suffering from chronic pain? Some people who endure injuries seem to go on for years with ongoing pain, even though in most cases our tissues heal with time. There is often a sense of hopelessness as the person tries physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, injections, and so on, yet nothing…


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