JULY 19, 2021 BY ROBIN VINGE More talk about healthy summer practices…What do you do to protect your skin from too much sun once you have spent 20 minutes without sunscreen to get Vitamin D? First look at what you should avoid in a sunscreen. it is important to avoid these unhealthy sunscreen ingredients – oxybenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC), parabens, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, and synthetic fragrance. Look for non-nano particle sized zinc or titanium based mineral ingredients. Look for protection against UVB and UVA rays and avoid spray sunscreens if you can. Make sure you have access to some shade if you are going to the beach so you can protect your skin and get out of the heat. If you go overboard and get too much sun, aloe vera gel from the plant can soothe and heal your tissue if applied topically. Homeopathic remedies that you can try for sunburns include [...]
Spring into Action Spring is on it’s way and for outdoor enthusiasts it can be easy to spring into action with plenty of activities. Whether you’re a “green thumb”, outdoor sports player, or a recreational guru it is important to take special care of your body before, during and after these activities. Now that the white stuff is finally melting away, creating puddles and greenery, many home owners are preparing their yards for clean up and gardening. Having the “Perfect” yard or garden may be a dream for some but it is important to remember that yard work can be just as taxing as a workout or going to the gym. Did you know that yard work and gardening is the number one cause for neck or back pain in the spring and summer seasons? Gardening doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck. Here are some tips [...]
As summer winds down it’s time to start thinking about back to school. That includes, lunches, books, and backpacks! It’s important to make sure backpacks fit properly from an early age. If backpacks are worn incorrectly over long periods of time, not only can they cause back, shoulder, or neck pain, they can result in changes in posture and gait.1 Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your children are wearing their backpacks right: Encourage light packing: The best way to start is by enforcing good habits. Start by laying out all the items you think you might need to pack. Decide with your child what’s essential, and what can be eliminated. Only pack what you need. Load it evenly: Backpacks are made to distribute weight evenly. Make sure the heaviest items are positioned closest to the centre of the back. It stabilizes their centre of [...]
A quick and simple non-drug treatment is highly effective for anxiety, according to a comprehensive study. The study was published in the oldest peer-reviewed psychiatry journal in North America, and examined 14 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of a behavioral method called EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. Described by Examiner.com as: “one of the most successful psychology self-help techniques ever developed,” EFT combines cognitive psychology with acupressure. The 14 studies included 658 participants drawn from a variety of demographic groups. These included college and high school students, overweight people, war veterans, hospital patients, gifted children, fibromyalgia patients, and people with phobias. The types of anxiety ranged from fear of public speaking, to test anxiety, to phobias of small animals such as rats and mice. Studies applied the method as described in The EFT Manual, along with other quality control criteria advocated by the American Psychological Association.
Originally posted by Canadian Chiropractic Association Getting any type of exercise is good for your body, but did you know there are specific benefits to taking your workout outside? Not only is it a great way to boost your activity in the Spring, it’ll also help boost your mood. Here are a few of the main benefits to getting exercise in a natural environment: You can move faster. When you’re walking or running outside, you can better control your pace. Often, you end up moving a little faster than you would indoors on a treadmill.1 It’s easier. When the effort of exercise participants was studied comparing indoor to outdoor walking, participants not only moved faster, they reported the exercise also felt easier to complete.1 It’ll alter your perception. Since your perception of effort is lower when you’re in a green environment, it gives you the opportunity to push harder without [...]
Originally posted by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors The ACAC is pleased to announce the kickoff of our “If it Hurts” campaign. The campaign kicked off with our new television commercials, which can be viewed here, hitting the air on April 17. You can view all three commercials here. The commercials depict Albertans, in everyday situations, experiencing pain. Not debilitating pain, but the type of pain that can slightly alter the way you’re living your life. If you are in pain act now and don’t wait to see a chiropractor. You don’t have to be in agonizing pain to see a chiropractor and chiropractic doesn’t have to be a last resort. When the pain starts to become the least bit noticeable, you should be booking an appointment with your chiropractor. Your life doesn’t have to be ruled or inconvenienced by pain. If something is preventing you from doing [...]
Eating Well To Live In Balance with M.S. – One Day Workshop with Robin Vinge, N.D. Anyone who is living chronically with multiple sclerosis would understand that you need an arsenal of tools to assist you in living your best life. Viewing your challenge from a holistic perspective is important; holistic healing encompasses care of the patient as a whole individual. […]