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What the heck are sleep cycles?

Each and every night your body goes through a cycle of different depths (light vs deep) of sleep and what we call REM sleep (the deepest). We don’t stay in one particular depth for long periods, but rather CYCLE through the different levels multiple times throughout the night. A rough estimate is about 90 minutes […]

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The connection between post concussion symptoms and neck injury

I have been managing head trauma for many patients over many years.  Having come from a contact sport background (rugby and hockey), I’ve personally experienced many concussions. I’ve had the headaches, the blurred vision and also some pretty serious neck pain.  There were times when everything white would change to green, and a few times […]

Post Concussion — Why aren’t I getting better?

Concussions are a hot topic these days with many movies and news stories featuring the negative effects of head trauma. Often we think about concussions, as a hit to the head in a sporting arena or on the field of play but what really concerns us is when symptoms of the head trauma stick around […]

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A few Univera additions to your morning routine

Starting in the month of September, UC Life Chiropractic Centre began carrying a few essentials from the Univera supplement line of products. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you.  The reality of the human body is that although considerations to the frame are very important and your upper cervical adjustment is vital, we cannot truly be […]

The importance of the neck exam following concussion

Chronic neck pain

When experiencing chronic neck pain, we are frustrated and wonder just why won’t my neck muscles heal up and stop hurting? Sometimes it would appear that inflammation is the problem, because we’ve been told that inflammation is a bad thing.  But there’s more going on than that. When talking about pain and inflammation, we are […]

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Supplement Essentials

In an ideal world, we all get the proper nutrients that the body needs and we just don’t have any concerns or issues with food and digestion. Unfortunately, we are running into a problem with food quality, and we’ve got to take steps to try and increase our ability to eat the right foods and […]

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Sugar, is it really that bad?

In short, yes.  Sugar really is that bad. Sugar is a major factor in most people’s health issues. Regardless of if you are talking about obesity, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, energy levels, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson’s (the list goes on and on), your diet should be a top consideration.  One thing that […]

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Happiness

Happiness seems to be an internal trait.  It would appear that superficial or material goods, although they can bring happiness to a life, don’t always have that special something, to sustain happiness in the long term. Perhaps it’s because the latest purchase gets old and needs to be replaced or maybe it’s because it doesn’t […]