What is the Best Exercise?

We are often asked by patients what exercises and stretches are good for certain conditions or areas that have been problematic. While I definitely understand the importance of target stretches for affected areas, I am quite surprised when people try to target certain areas of their bodies in their exercise routine. I think it’s pretty safe to say that all of us have fat on our bodies – some more, some less. While it is important to get regular exercise, to try and target certain areas often becomes unrealistic and can lead to self-esteem issues.

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What is the Paleo diet and is it right for you?

Dr. Bret and I attended a very interesting seminar which was entitled “Holistic Heart Health”. The speaker was Dr. Jack Wolfson, who is a cardiologist. He spoke about how he followed in his father’s footprints to becoming a cardiologist, but after meeting his wife, who is a chiropractor, he began to look at things differently and began a Holistic Heart practice. This focuses on preventative heart health as opposed to reactive, which is the route most cardiologists follow.

He pulled up studies that clearly show the ineffectiveness of statin drugs at preventing heart attacks, and that cholesterol is not our enemy, but rather,

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Supplement Spotlight: Zypan

Zypan combines pancreatin, pepsin, and betaine hydrochloride to facilitate healthy digestion.

– Supports gastrointestinal pH – Supports the environment of the gastrointestinal tract – Provides enzymatic support for protein digestion – Fatty acids are included to coat the pancreatin, helping it to be digested properly.

The job of the digestive system is to break down food—proteins, fats, and carbohydrates—into smaller compounds to support the building and nourishing of cells and to provide energy.

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Dietary Fats: The Truths, Pros & Cons

One of the biggest surprises for some people is the fact that we are supposed to have fat in our diets – and not just a little either. It is recommended that 20-35% of our daily intake of food should be a fat source. Dietary fats are important for our body functions such as digestion, absorption and transportation of fat-soluble vitamins. They also keep us full longer. The downside to fats is that they are very calorie dense, therefore, we need to be mindful that we aren’t overeating with high fat foods. Here’s some tips and tricks:

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3 Important Reasons to Add Fish Oil to your Diet

Fish oil is a form of fatty acid that is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains the omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are what has gained the most attention with regard to health research over the last few years.

It is important to note that if you have a diet high in fatty fish, then you probably do not need to supplement, however, with the amounts of mercury in our fishing industry, we need to be mindful of what we are putting into our body.

Here are three important benefits to supplementing with fish oils.

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