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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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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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Increase Mid-Lower Back Flexibility with the Arm Swing

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

The arm swing exercise helps to improve flexibility in the mid and lower back, hips, and shoulders. It also helps to improve circulation in the arms (try it and you’ll know what I mean). Also, instead of reaching for a coffee when you’re feeling that mid afternoon slump, try this instead. Awww, who am I kidding! I know you’re going to have the coffee anyway, but maybe only get a…

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Simple Stretch for Upper Back Tension

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Taming upper shoulder and mid back tension is as easy as having…a tug of war with your hands?  It sounds weird, but don’t knock it until you try it. The Hand Pull Apart opens up your trapezius and rhomboid muscles, two muscle monsters of the upper back and shoulders that love to get tight.  By changing your hand position, you can target either one of these beasts and find some…

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The Standing Hip Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Hip pain, balance problems, loss of mobility – try this mobility routine for your lateral hips.  Pair this with the supernova for the hips and see what you can achieve.

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Proper Row Form for Improved Posture

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

In the immortal worlds of MC Hammer: “this is the way we row, we row, this is the way we row.” Find out how to improve your strength and performance of rowing and pulling exercises, reduce the chance of injury, and how to prolong your shoulder’s life by perfecting your rowing form.

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Dr, Krista Brayko, ND

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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