Don’t take arthritis lying down

By Dr. George I. Traitses The term “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions. Years ago, doctors hardly ever told rheumatoid arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging 

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Get in the game without the pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses One key to success on the golf course can’t be found at the pro shop. It’s the physical condition of the golfer. Pain shouldn’t be par for the course. Stay in the game by protecting your back. When you consider the spinal rotation that goes into a golf swing and 

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Could texting kill you?

By George I. Traitness It’s been well-documented that texting while driving is dangerous, even potentially deadly.  But a new study by the U.K. United Chiropractic Association (UCA) says that habitual Smartphone or tablet users may be more susceptible to breathing problems, leading to cardiovascular disease later in life and therefore a higher risk of death. 

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Achieve a balance by focusing on quality not quantity

I was invited to speak at a local elementary school during their Parent Engagement Night. The topics covered were student health, mental, emotional and physical.  Along with the Public Health Nurse, I was one of the speakers and as a Nutritionist, I concentrated on the nutrition aspect of the student’s physical health. I discussed how 

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Fit Tips

By Dr. George I. Traitses Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, build strong bones, relieve stress, and maintain flexibility and good posture. Recreational sport is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of physical activity whether you pick up a hockey stick, golf club, racquet, or paddle, get 

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Tips for a healthy back

By Dr. George I. Traitses When your back hurts, many other things suffer, too.  Your energy is lower and your favourite activities can become sidelined. Everyday activities such as getting in and out of the car, lifting a child or carrying groceries can become painful and tiring. Even if you are not feeling sore, your 

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Causes and treatment options for muscle cramps

By Dr. George Traitses A muscle cramp can bring a jogger to his knees or elicit the fear of drowning in a swimmer; however, athletes are not the only individuals to experience a muscle cramp or spasm. According to one estimate, approximately 95 percent of people will at some time in life experience the sudden, 

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Headaches and Chiropractic

By Dr. George I. Traitses Nine out of ten Canadians suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and 

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Battle asthma with “cleaner” sleep 

By Dr. George I. Traitses Pillows can be a sanctuary for dust mites, and dust mites can aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems. Dr. George Traitses recommends washing pillows regularly and replacing them annually. Sheets should also be washed in hot water regularly, and pillows fluffed with the dryer set to “hot.” To experience results, 

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Helpful tips for a more enjoyable trip

By Dr. George I. Traitses Sitting cramped in a small space for a long plane ride is the perfect recipe for low back pain. Here are some helpful tips for a more enjoyable trip. Before you leave: Eat a light, non-fatty meal just before you leave for the airport, and avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. 

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