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Happy World Spine Day! . What are YOU doing today to take care of your spine? . Better go see your chiro and give your spine some love. . . Also, shoutout to @plantshopyyc for the new snake plant swag. The money tree has a companion now. . . . . #worldspineday #chiropractic #yycchiro #calgarychiro #chiropractor #revhc #healthiswealth
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS 路 **How to beat cold / flu season** 路 Your main focus should be on keeping your immune system strong 馃挭. Do this by: 路 getting adjusted 路 getting enough sleep 路 supplementing vitamin D daily 路 keeping your microbiome healthy (probiotics, fermented foods, fibre, etc.) 路 eat a diet rich in antioxidants (fruit and veg) 路 exercising regularly --- If you feel yourself getting sick馃, do this to boost馃殌 your immune system: 路 get adjusted 路 supplement vitamin C (we are on a short list of mammals that cannot produce our own vitamin C, which we need to fight infection in high doses - 6-8 grams/day while sick) 路 supplement oil of oregano 路 prioritize sleep 路 take it easy - your immune system requires a lot of energy to fight infection 路 don't take antibiotics. If you were prescribed them, your doctor was being lazy or was hoping for placebo. Colds and flus are VIRAL, not bacterial. In reality, these are actually bad for your immune system since they wipe out your microbiome. 路 Comment or DM with any questions! . Have a healthy Wednesday!
Today, I want to share a case of patient progress. . This is a patient who came to us with ZERO complaints. No aches, no pains, no problems. They were seeking PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE. . The scan results shown are from an infrared thermal scan, which measures nerve irritation as spinal nerves exit the spine. On the left, you can see quite a few coloured bars (10 to be exact). These coloured bars represent a clinically significant temperature difference at that level (nerve interference/irritation). . Due to the nature of their case, I saw this patient once a week for 6 weeks. The scan on the right shows his scan results after 6 weeks. Notice there is only ONE coloured bar. (The bars look bigger due to a software update). This patient's score went from a 71 to a 97 (!!). . Although this is not the most exciting clinical case, I wanted to share it with you for 2 reasons: 1) Just because you don't have any symptoms or complaints DOESN'T mean your body is functioning perfectly. 2) You can experience amazing results in a very short amount of time with a relatively small number of adjustments. . Now, this patient not only has piece of mind that their spine and nervous system are functioning at an optimal level, they are also experiencing better posture, better mobility, and better energy. . So, when is the last time your nervous system was assessed? (FYI: this is only 1 of 3 types of scans we perform during exams). . If you have any questions or want to set up an assessment, shoot me a message. I'm here to help.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS - Is SITTING馃捄 the new SMOKING馃毈? (Part 2). - After learning how devastating sitting and leading a sedentary lifestyle can be to your health, you might be wondering: WHAT CAN I DO? 1) If you're forced to sit all day: set a 30 min timer on your phone so you get up, walk around, have a stretch, and undo some of the damage. Bonus: You will feel refreshed when you sit back down. 2) If you work an office job, get a standing desk. It's best to have the option to sit or stand, because forcing yourself to stand all day when you're tired will only create a different set of problems. You can buy a stand to put on your existing desk from Amazon for a fair price. Or just bug your HR department until they buy you one. 3) Optimize your sitting posture. Refer back to my previous post outlining this. This way, you can at least make the most of a bad situation. 4) Do some form of exercise or movement at least once per day. It doesn't always have to be a long gym session. It could be jog. A yoga session. Simply hitting your 10,000 step goal. Even on days you feel tired, any form of movement will have an energizing effect. 5) Train your glutes and abs because sitting is completely turning them off. These are 2 of the most important groups of muscles in your body, and keeping them active is imperative. 6) See your chiropractor regularly to mitigate the negative effects on your body! . . . . . . . . . . #sitting #smoking #chiropractic #wellness #health #kensingtonyyc #yycchiro #calgarychiro #yyc #yycfit #revhc #healthiswealth
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS . Intermittent fasting part 2. . Let's explore the a BENEFITS of intermittent fasting. . 1) The body will show changes in the following hormones: insulin (levels drop, triggering far burning), growth hormone (5x increase - fat burning and muscle building), testosterone (increase in both sexes, leading to stronger bones, muscles, improved brain function, increased libido). . 2) The body triggers fat burning. This happens through the hormones listed above (insulin, growth hormone, testosterone) and an increased metabolism (4-14%). . 3) You experience improved brain function. Increased testosterone reduces anxiety and depression, and improves spatial ability and memory. Increased brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) promotes health in the brain. . 4) It triggers detoxification. This happens a few ways. One, since your body isn't spending energy on digestion, it is better able to perform detoxification functions (in your liver and kidneys especially). Being in a fasted state also stimutes your cells to get rid of toxins and debris (think of this like a spring cleaning). . 5) Fasting strengthens your immune system. It does this by flushing your lymphatic system, reducing free radical damage, reduces inflammatory processes, and stimulates nervous system regeneration. . . . . . #fasting #intermittentfasting #health #healthiswealth #wellness #chiropractic #calgarychiro #yycchiro #yycfit #fitness #calgary #kensingtonyyc #revhc
Thanks to everyone who came out to learn about Optimal Nutrition last night. . What we need aren't confusing diets that are difficult to follow, fad diets, or diets that are short-term. . What we need are diets that work for everyone and last a lifetime. Diets that provide us everything we need and nothing we don't. . Health Talks are every second Thursday from 6:15-7:00. Next: Sept 21 - Health 101. . . . . . . #healthiswealth #wellness #chiropractic #holistic #revhc #calgary #calgarychiro #yyc #kensingtonyyc
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS . Why don't we start a two-part series on INTERMITTENT FASTING?! . Fasting used to be reserved for spiritual/religious practices and blood testing. Now it is being done for it's HEALTH BENEFITS. . So, what is intermittent fasting? FASTING is depriving your body of any food or drink with caloric value (essentially anything other than water). INTERMITTENT means doing it for scheduled periods of time (long enough to get the metabolic and health benefits, but not long enough to actually starve your body). . You can do this one of two ways: Fast for an extended period of time (1-3 days) once in a while, or fast for a certain period every day (16-hour fast is the most popular method). . Let me know if you want more info or links to resources on how to fast intermittently. . **Disclaimer: it actually takes significantly longer than you think to 'starve' your body. So don't worry about wasting away, your body is more intelligent than that. . Check back next week for the HEALTH BENEFITS of fasting. . . . . . . #fasting #intermittentfasting #healthiswealth #chiropractic #calgarychiro #yyc #kensingtonyyc #revhc #wellness #health
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS . Last week we learned about how important sleep is. Now let's talk about how to get the most out of your sleep. . First, there is no magic number. Different body types require different amounts of sleep. Some people might need only 5 hours while others need 8+. My best advice is to ASK YOURSELF how much sleep your body needs. (This is true with all things health related - you are your own expert). . We spend ~1/3 of our lives in bed, so let's make the most of it. Do you have a good mattress that's right for your body? Ask yourself: is it old? Did I buy it because it was on sale? Do I toss and turn? Do I wake up sore? A good mattress is an investment you will never regret. . What about pillow? If you are a back sleeper (best sleeping position for your spine), you only need a thin pillow to allow your head to feel comfortable and supported. If you are a side sleeper, you need a thicker pillow to make up the space between your shoulder and the side of your head (next best sleep position). If you are a stomach sleeper, try to stop doing that because it is likely causing problems in your spine. . Once we have set up a good sleeping environment, try to get a routine to prep your mind and body for sleep before you go to bed. Obvious things like avoiding stimulants or vigorous exercise in the night, and less obvious things like avoiding staring at your phone screen late at night are crucial for a good sleep. . Magnesium is a mineral most people are deficient in, and this deficiency can actually negatively impact your ability to get restful sleep. Supplementing Mg in the evening can make a huge difference. . Sleep is such a powerful part of maintaining optimal health, so make an effort to get 1) enough 2) quality sleep. . TAG A FRIEND who could benefit from hearing this. . . . . . #HealthIsWealth #sleep #sleephygeine #yyc #calgarychiro #calgary #kensingtonyyc #revhc #chiropractic #wellness #holistic
Grateful my sister was able to stop by the clinic on her visit to Calgary. #familyfirst . . . . . . . #calgarychiro #calgary #yyc #yycfit #calgarychiropractor #kensingtonyyc #chiropractic #holistic #wellness #health #healthiswealth #revhc
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS . Vitamin D. It is something our body naturally produces through exposure to UV rays (sunlight). Therefore, by definition it is more of a hormone (produced by our body) than a vitamin (something our body doesn't produce so we need to receive from our diet/supplementation). . In northern regions of the world (Canada, Europe, Russia, Northern US), the human body can only produce sufficient endogenous vitamin D in the summer months (due to the angle the sun hits the earth). Hence, the need for exogenous supplementation in the non-summer months. . Vitamin D is commonly associated with bone health and immune system health, however the body has vitamin D receptors on heart, kidney, colon, brain, and muscle tissues as well. Therefore, deficiency in vitamin D can have widespread effects across various systems of the body. . Studies have shown links between vitamin D deficiency and: autoimmune disease (including MS and lupus), colorectal cancer, heart disease, type II diabetes. . So, what do you do? You can get tested to see exactly where your levels are. But in Canada you 100% need supplementation. I supplement 12 months of the year since even in the summer months, I am not spending 20 minutes outside in a bathing suit evey day (what it takes to produce the amount your body requires). . How much should you supplement? 4,000-10,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day (depending on body weight). . . . . . . . . . . . #vitamind #sunshine #sunshinevitamin #health #vitality #wellness #MS #chiropractic #calgary #yyc #kensingtonyyc #revhc #healthiswealth
BACK TO HEALTH MONDAYS . If you're like the majority of Canadians, you spend MANY hours per day sitting. But just because you do something often doesn't mean you do it well. Let's look at how you can make the most of sitting so you take pressure off your spine and spinal cord. . First, you want your pelvis and ribcage stacked on top of one another, both in parallel plains (horizontal). You can see in the first 2 pictures that this is not happening. This puts stress on the spine and nervous system and leads to muscular fatigue and imbalance. . Next, you want your entire spine to be aligned vertically. None of this ')' or this '('. Or this '/'. Aligning your spine like this '|' This will result in effortless sitting with the least amount of pressure on the spine and spinal cord. . Sitting for long hours every day is not ideal for your health, but sometimes it's unavoidable. This is to help you make the most of it. . Like, share, comment, ask questions. . . . . . . . . #sitting #posture #spinehealth #chiropractic #yyc #Calgary #calgarychiropractor #wellness #prevention #healthiswealth #chiropractor #kensingtonyyc #revhc
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS . This week, let鈥檚 explore the importance of your pH (acid-base balance) as it relates to your overall health. Balancing your pH is widely considered to be one of the single most important things you can do for your health. . Your body is tasked with the job of maintaining a very constant blood pH (7.35-7.45, which is slightly alkaline). Your body naturally produces acid as a byproduct of metabolism, and dietary and lifestyle factors (stress) lead to a rise in acidity in your body. . Due to this trend towards acid production in our modern world, your body must work hard to maintain this slightly alkaline blood pH. . The problem is, your body will go to great lengths to maintain its blood pH. It will pull minerals like calcium and magnesium from your bones, teeth, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons to help buffer your blood pH. This leads to weaker bones and connective tissue (ie. osteoporosis and joint degeneration). . Outside of your musculoskeletal system, acidity in your body is linked to: heart disease, stroke, premature aging, cancer, weight gain, systemic mineral deficiencies, hair loss/brittle nails. . WHAT TO DO: Eat a diet that promotes alkalinity instead of acidity (google: alkaline diet). Reduce / manage stress in your life. Take a mineral complex supplement to help replenish your body鈥檚 mineral stores. Use simple hacks to raise your pH: apple cider vinegar, lemon water.
Focus. Balance. Strength. Just a few of the benefits of getting adjusted. . Happy Stampeding fellow Calgarians! . Whether you spend the weekend riding bulls or the dancefloor, make sure you take the time to take care of yourself. . . . . . . #revhc #yyc #calgarystampede #stampede2017 #Kensington #chiropractor #calgarychiropractor #wellness #performance #sportsperformance
Welcome to the waiting room. Doesn't look like your typical doctor's office, does it? That's because this isn't your typical doctor's office.
Welcome to Revelation Health Centre. Meet Andrea. As a chiropractic assistant, she knows more about chiropractic than your chiropractor. Also, meet the plant wall. It knows a fair bit about chiropractic as well. Stay tuned as we take a tour through the rest of the practice.
"Where focus goes, energy flows." -Tony Robbins 馃挕 How much time, money, and energy are you spending on your health? If your answer is 'not much', maybe it's time to rethink that equation. . #HealthIsWealth