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The Benefits of Collagen & Gelatin

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

We’ve been fielding many questions about collagen lately so we thought it would be helpful to write a blog article on this popular supplement and it’s counterpart, gelatin. Touted for their ability to heal everything from our gut to our joints, while improving our skin, hair and nails, you’ve probably seen gelatin and collagen used interchangeably. While they’re similar, there are some key differences. We will explore the benefits, indications,…

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The Effect of Sugar on Your Health

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Mary Poppins coined the phrase, “A teaspoon of sugar makes the medicine go down…” But what effects does sugar have on our health?  Everyone knows that eating too much sugar is associated with tooth decay and weight gain, however, according to scientific research, sugar’s health effects reach well beyond your teeth and belly. When sugar enters our bloodstream it affects the body’s blood-sugar balance, triggering the release of insulin, a…

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Building a Strong Health Foundation

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Wellness tips with the highest health payout It’s that time of year again, New Year’s resolutions! The very nature of resolutions can be both inspiring and overwhelming. Many well-intentioned people abandon their resolutions within weeks of making them. Regardless of your resolutions, the key to a healthy life is to have a good health foundation. So what makes up a strong health foundation? I’ve put together a list of simple…

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The Shoulder Integrator

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Too often nowadays, our shoulder motion gets confined to a little box; our hands rarely come above our shoulders or below our waists, and we simply rotate at our elbows inward and outward like a bunch of Tyrannosaurus Rexes (and let’s not forget what happened to them). When we get in that box, the shoulder muscles not only get weak and atrophy, but the elbows, wrists and hands overwork, and…

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Prepping Your Immune System for Flu Season

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Our susceptibility to colds and flu are in direct relationship to the strength of our immune system and internal hygiene. Viruses and bacteria will not thrive or take hold if our internal hygiene is balanced and healthy. Now is the time to be proactive with our health and adopt good wellness habits. Prevention is key! PREVENTION is the BEST MEDICINE Beneficial methods to strengthen immune defenses include lifestyle factors, which…

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Supporting Your Seasonal Biological Rhythms through Nutrition and Supplementation

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Biological rhythms are the natural cycle of change in our body’s chemicals and functions. Like an internal master “clock,” it takes cues from environmental rhythms (circadian, diurnal, infradian, seasonal rhythms).  These function of these rhythms include regulating sleep, appetite, body temperature and the immune system. A common example of disrupted biological rhythms is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons,…

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3 Things to Know Before Your 2017 Insurance Expires

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The end of the year is only just over three months away! Whether or not you’re anticipating changes to your insurance plan in 2018, here are a few reasons to take full advantage of your current plan: 1. Your alternative care benefits likely expire at the end of the year. If you’ve been experiencing musculoskeletal pain and have been putting off getting evaluated and treated, call us to make an appointment…

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The Gut-Brain Connection

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

5 minute read. Could Parkinson’s Disease start in the gut? There is growing awareness within the scientific and medical communities of the strong connection between the intestinal environment and the function of the central nervous system (CNS); so much so that there is a new field of medicine called ‘neurogastroenterology.’ (neuro- = relating to the nervous system, gastroentero- = relating to the digestive system, -ology = study of). Furthermore, researchers…

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Naturopathic Approaches to Common Conditions

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

5 minute read. Are you curious about what types of conditions many naturopaths treat, or how they would go about treating them? In this blog, our in-house naturopath Dr. Krista Brayko provides examples about common conditions she sees and how she goes about treating them. CASE #1 What I see in my practice: Many patients come to me with concerns of FATIGUE, and more commonly many describe their fatigue as…

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A Comprehensive, Healing Approach to Auto-Injuries

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

4 minute read. Even seemingly minor, low speed auto accidents can lead to painful long-term conditions of the body and brain when not treated properly. It has been proven that post-auto accident care is most effective when ALL aspects of your health are addressed. At Hosmer Chiropractic Health, we offer chiropractic, naturopathic, nutritional therapy, physical rehabilitation and massage therapy services.  We use a phased approach to treating accident-related injuries that…

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