Why are you constantly hungry?

Ever wonder why you constantly feel hungry even after eating regular and healthy portions of food?  Lack of sleep, lack of protein, excess stress and starchy carbohydrates are some of the more common reasons why.  Esther Crain of Health.com shares some valuable insight regarding how our minds and hormones trick us into believing we are still hungry based on our behaviors.   She highlights 11 issues including:

  1. You are dehydrated
  2. You are a restless sleeper
  3. You load up on starchy carbs
  4. You are a stress case
  5. You drink too much alcohol
  6. You need to eat more protein
  7. You are not eating enough fat
  8. You skip meals
  9. You are bombarded with food images
  10. You inhale your food
  11. You are on certain medications

For the full article visit: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/11/health/always-hungry/index.html

Homeopathy and menopausal depression

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study carried out in Mexico City and published on Mar. 13 compared the effects of treatment of post-menopausal depression with fluoxetine and individualized homeopathic medicines.

The women, all diagnosed with moderate to severe depression, were treated for six weeks and then their progress was measured on three different depression scales.

Conclusions: “Homeopathy and fluoxetine are effective and safe antidepressants for climacteric women. Homeopathy and fluoxetine were significantly different from placebo in response definition only. Homeopathy, but not fluoxetine, improves menopausal symptoms scored by Greene Climacteric Scale.”

The full link can be found here: Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine in the treatment of menopausal depression

Manual Osteopathy by Kati Waygood

We would like to welcome Manual Osteopath Kati Waygood BSc, RMT into our clinic.

Kati’s interest in hands-on manual therapy originally led her to study the art of massage. From there she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and finally into her current study of Manual Osteopathy.  Kati pulls from several toolboxes, working on the body as an entire unit, to help the client achieve their physical goals. She is trained in therapeutic, deep tissue and sport massage, advanced fascial work, and advanced remedial exercises, and builds her treatments on a foundation of functional assessment and whole-body focused osteopathic techniques to help understand and fully correct the issues her clients are facing.

Kati’s scope of practice focuses, but is not limited to:

  • General and specific back and neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Joint problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Structural misalignment
  • Pregnancy issues
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Cases of unexplained or medically undiagnosed pain

Appointments can be scheduled for 90min, 60min, 45min and 30min slots at 780.455.6123.

The “face” of acne is getting younger.

More doctors are seeing younger patients with breakouts.  In our practice we have seen the increase of hormone related issues and earlier onset of menses in young children between the ages of 7-9 years old.

(Infographic: Schweiger Dermatology Group.  http://www.schweigerderm.com/)

(Infographic: Schweiger Dermatology Group. http://www.schweigerderm.com/)

Grace Gold of Yahoo Health explores how earlier onset adrenal gland awakening and menstruation is leading to increased rates of acne in children as young as 7 years old.  The complete report can be found here: https://ca.shine.yahoo.com/7-year-olds-with-breakouts–why-the-face-of-acne-is-getting-younger-200534869.html

Hormone replacement therapy “increases ovarian cancer risk”

Health editor James Gallagher of BBC News website, talks about the latest research regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs and the increased risk of ovarian cancer.

  • Women have a one in 50 chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime
  • Taking HRT for five years is linked to one extra case of ovarian cancer per 1,000 women
  • That takes the expected incidence from 20 women in 1,000 to 21 per 1,000
  • One million women in the UK are on HRT
  • There are 7,000 cases of ovarian cancer in the UK each year

You can read the complete review here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31439203