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How Ascent’s Acute Knee Clinic Can Help You – Dr. Fisher |DC

Did you know we offer Acute Knee Injury services?  Following a knee injury, an accurate and timely diagnosis is critical to setting up the right course of action for management, referrals to specialists (if necessary), rehabilitation and return to full function. I (Dr. Fisher) know from personal experience how true this…

How to Resolve Hikers Knee Pain – Mark Austin | PT

Hiking is a great pastime for many, especially in Calgary where there are countless beautiful trails to explore and discover. It’s a great way to get physical activity in, connect with others, and to spend some time in the outdoors. However, many people are plagued with knee pain that gradually…

The 411 on IV Nutrient Drips

Have you heard about IV (Intravenous) vitamin drips? Are you curious to see how it may make you feel? Perhaps, you have been to places like Las Vegas and seen places promoting them as ‘hangover IVs’. Here at Ascent Integrative Health, IVs are offered more on a therapeutic basis. A…

Fix Your Neck! Mark’s Guide to Feeling Good at Your Desk Again

Tight, achy neck? Neck pain is a common problem for office workers that leads to absenteeism and decreased productivity. Worse yet, it interferes with what’s important outside of work once it sets in as well. This guide is intended for the kind of neck pain that comes on with prolonged…

HELP YOUR BODY NATURALLY FIGHT ALLERGIES THIS SPRING

Spring is officially here and it has brought some sunshine and warm temperatures.  For some people this season means ‘pollen season’ and has them flocking to pharmacies and health food stores to stock up on allergy medications and/or supplements.  Do you suffer from itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose,…

How Did that New Years Resolution Go?

In physiotherapy, many patients come in with pain or injuries that have occurred secondary to a sedentary lifestyle. ‘Why did this happen? ’ I often get asked. Well, if you spend most of your day sitting or yes, even standing at a desk, and don’t take time to move your…

JANUARY is Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid disorders are becoming an increasingly common health concern today, especially among women. In my naturopathic family practice, I see many individuals that have a diagnosed thyroid disorder but also many others who have sub-optimal thyroid hormone levels that can explain their symptoms even though they haven’t received a formal…

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…


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