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Benefits of Eating Organically

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Many people are concerned about the pesticide residues on their foods. Our naturopath, Dr. Morgan Winton, has compiled a list of the most pesticide laden 10 foods. If possible, she recommends buying these items organically! Apples Celery Strawberries Peaches Spinach Cherries Grapes (i...
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Four Exercises to Master Before Throwing This Summer

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The shoulder is unique, and due to its architecture, it is inherently unstable. Muscles and ligaments hold the large ball and small socket joint in place. To maintain a healthy, pain-free shoulder, its components need to function in a coordinated manner and keep the joint in place. In...
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Tibialis Posterior Tendonopathy – Will I be able to run again?

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This spring many runners are training for upcoming races around the GTA, surrounding areas and some even travelling to different cities to participate in running events from 5-10Km runs to marathons, half-marathons and obstacle races. A common issue in this group of runners has brough...
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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

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Summer weather brings more walking, running, flip-flop wearing, and foot pain! Recently a large number of patients have presented to the clinic with the idea that they may have plantar fasciitis. It is important to recognize that pain at the bottom of the foot does not always mean the...
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Lumbar Disc Bulges – Can they be Fixed?

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What is a Lumbar Disc? Lumbar intervertebral discs are the shock absorbers that sit in between the bones that make up the lower part of your spine. Discs evenly distribute pressure to absorb the impact of the body’s movement and daily stresses. The disc is made of a tough outer layer ...
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Sleep Is Good For Us

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Sleep is often mistaken for wasted time in our fast-paced world. Research continues to discover processes that happen in our sleep that are essential to our well-being. Chronic sleep deprivation changes our satiety hormones, giving us ‘the munchies’ and making it more diff...
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Multidirectional Instability (MDI) of the Shoulder (Gleno-Humeral Joint)

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Background Anatomy The glenohumeral joint of the shoulder is a ball-in-socket joint between the head of the humerus (the ball part), and the glenoid (the socket part). This joint relies a lot on the muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue structures for stability, because the bony p...
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Move Well with BodyWorks

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We all know the feeling. Muscle tension and joint stiffness. Whether we’ve been stuck at our desks all day, locked in traffic, or pounding out the mileage in preparation for an upcoming race. Our bodies system of muscle, fascia and connective tissue can stiffen up, creating areas of t...
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Exercise during pregnancy: What’s safe?

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Exercise is a crucial component of healthy living. It builds strength, improves aerobic capacity and of course has the added benefit of releasing feel good endorphins that reduce stress and increase happiness levels. For many Canadians it has become an important part of their weekly r...
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The Truths about Salt and its Function in the Body

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“My food is too salty” or “can you pass the salt” are two very popular phrases often shared at the dinner table. Most people utilize salt in their cooking to add more flavour to their meals. That being said salt consumption is often associated with a great deal of controversy within b...
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