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Gut Reaction – What Is SIBO?

Generally, bacteria are beneficial and essential to a healthy small bowel, performing important functions in the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients.  In the case of SIBO, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, too much bacteria is not a good thing. SIBO is an increase in the number of bacteria, and/or changes in the types of […]

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Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis (he-moe-kro-muh-toe-sis) is a condition causing the body to absorb too much iron from food.  The excess iron is stored in the body’s organs, especially the liver, pancreas and heart. Typically, the body has 4,000 mg of iron, of which 3,000 mg is contained in hemoglobin in the red blood cells.  About 500 mg is […]

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Stroke Recovery, Beat the odds

7% of all Canadians who died in the year 2000, succumbed to stroke. Advances in emergency treatment, has decreased the mortality rate by 62% in the thirty year period between the late 60’s and the late 90’s. Ultimately, quick access to hospital care determines if a stroke patient lives or dies. Unfortunately, hospitals are not […]

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Shockwave Therapy. Building on its European success

Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (RESWT), while relatively new to North America, has a decades-long history in Europe, where doctors and patients know it to be safe and effective. This device delivers targeted, high-energy waves to a specific site in the body, causing an acoustic “shock” that triggers a local inflammatory response. The body then does […]

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Headaches. Treat the cause.

There is no such thing as a “normal” headache. All headaches are a sign that there is a problem in need of correction. In the majority of cases, the headache itself is the primary problem. Rarely headaches are a sign of a more significant problem. For primary headaches the list of related problems and causes […]

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