Good Morning…Breakfast & Workout

This morning we are reviewing one of Dr. Mercola’s articles on benefits of breakfast  and those early morning workouts!

According to Dr, Mercola – “Breakfast and exercise are two of your most important health strategies. But it may surprise you to find out that exercising in the morning has special benefits. A large number of studies have actually been done on this aspect of exercise, and it turns out that the best time, for most people to exercise, is during the morning hours”

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So there is more reason for you to get up and at ’em first thing in the morning!  Dr. Mercola also recommends that if you are able, wait until your are finished your workout before you eat breakfast.  Read his rationale here and find out what he recommends that you eat after your workouts.

Not a morning person? Don’t worry…all is not lost.  While Dr. Mercola gives us inspirational reasons to start the day off right, exercise, no matter the time of day, is an important part of a healthy lifestyle!

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Laser Therapy and the Treatment of Disc Herniation

6dc0e8e2-f409-4696-9234-ede506c39e18_B640With L.I.L.T., laser light penetrates the tissues and restores normal cell function. It enhances the body’s own healing process by decreasing inflammation, increasing the speed of healing and eliminating pain. It is a NON TOXIC, SAFE & NON INVASIVE method of using low power laser and super luminous diodes to successfully treat a variety of medical conditions.

At the Johnston Health Center, we use the BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System exclusively.  The BioFlex system utilizes three stages of treatment, red, near-infrared and a near-infrared laser probe. It is this combined effect of three different wavelengths of light that contributes to the system’s effectiveness. In addition, computer controlled dosimetry, patient management and conditions software monitors and regulates the output of the treatment heads to insure optimum treatment is delivered each time.

With the BioFlex system we now achieve results that we did not think were possible…and many of our patients, who are now living pain free, would agree!

Slava Kim shares the story of a Naturopathic Doctor who improved her own condition & her healthcare practice with Laser Therapy

Are you interested in learning how laser therapy can  help you?  Book your free demonstration and consultation now at one of our clinics by filling out the form below:

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Laser Therapy and the Treatment of Sports Injury – Case Study

Laser therapy offers a non-invasive, pain free, therapeutic option that can effectively address the common challenges of the avid athlete. In particular, Laser Therapy is beneficial for the acceleration of muscle tissue repair as well as the reduction of muscle fatigue. 

Dr. MacLean shares the story of how Laser Therapy healed the significant damage to the back of a coach.  Take a look at how Laser Therapy helped improved this coach’s mobility and muscle fatigue:

Johnston Health Center, in Barrie and North Bay, is pleased to offer Bio Flex Laser Therapy Services to its patients.  If you would like more information on how Laser Therapy can benefit your muscle tissue repair and reduce muscle fatigue, book a free demonstration or consultation by submitting the form below:

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Laser Therapy and the Treatment of Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissues. Arthritis typical manifests itself  in the joints of the hands and feet and causes redness, pain, swelling and heat around the joints.  Low level laser therapy, is a non-drug treatment used to decrease swelling and pain. Without producing heat, the laser emits very pure light that causes light and chemical reactions in cells where it is targeted.

With L.I.L.T., laser light penetrates the tissues and restores normal cell function. It enhances the body’s own healing process by decreasing inflammation, increasing the speed of healing and eliminating pain.It is a NON TOXIC, SAFE & NON INVASIVE method of using low power laser and super luminous diodes to successfully treat a variety of medical conditions including arthritis.

To learn more about Laser Therapy and treating your arthritis pain, please fill out the form below to receive a free demonstration and consultation.

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7 Super Snacks to Keep Handy!

As some of us travelling  during March Break or we find ourselves on road rushing here and there, these type of things can easily sabotage our plans for healthy living.  Mind Body Green shares some suggestions on what types of “Super Snacks” to keep handy. (taken from their article HERE)

Mind Body Green.com recommends to never leave home without these perfect seven healthy essentials:

1. Green drink powder

If you’ve ever looked for broccoli at airport restaurants but the only greenery they offered was iceberg lettuce, you know how hard getting fresh vegetables can become on the road. That’s why I always carry a low-sugar impact powdered greens supplement. While it doesn’t fast-pass me from foregoing broccoli, green powder provides a little leeway if I can’t meet my veggie quota when I’m traveling.

2. Dark chocolate

Curb your sweet tooth without the guilt. Find a high-cacao (85 or 90%), low-sugar impact, preferably organic bar. Among its benefits, dark chocolate can help curb on-the-road jitters. “A randomized, placebo-controlled trial published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology revealed that people who drank a dark chocolate drink, equal to about 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate per day, felt calmer than those who did not,” says Dr. William Cole. Break off a serving and step away from the chocolate. Otherwise, you might eat the whole bar waiting for takeoff.

3. Green tea

Among the zillion reasons to regularly drink green tea are improved detoxification, immunity, digestive health, and fat loss. All things you especially want while traveling, right? The primary compound in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), boosts metabolism while the amino acid theanine provides calm for frazzled nerves as you’re going through security. I usually hit up a coffee shop for green tea, but packing my own tea bags saves me time and money.

4. Coconut milk

I always travel with little cartons of unsweetened coconut milk. They don’t require refrigeration and provide a great way to get fat-burning medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and immune-boosting lauric acid that coconut milk is rich in.

5. Protein powder

Protein shakes become my number one needle mover for fast, lasting fat loss that save time, money and trying to figure out whether a scone fits into your low-sugar impact diet. (Sorry, but no.) Protein shakes are convenient, portable, take seconds to whip up, yet curb hunger and cravings for hours. I put non-soy, non-dairy plant- or animal-based protein powder in little plastic baggies for the road. I second Ella Woodward’s suggestion to carry a travel blender, which makes whipping up protein shakes a breeze.

6. Nitrate-free jerky

A fabulous way to get hunger-curbing protein and healthy fats without cooking or refrigeration (check out this fabulousPrimal Jerky. Nitrate-free, gluten-free, grass-fed beef jerky isn’t your thing? Look for a wild-caught salmon or turkey jerky.

7. Dehydrated or low-roasted nuts and seeds

According to Dr. Ronald Hoffman, nuts are portable, versatile, nutrient-rich and promote satiety, all of which makes them a no-brainer travel snack. Like dark chocolate, watch your portion sizes or a handful of almonds can become the whole bag.

Do you have any other go-to healthy snacks?  We’d love to hear from you!

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Today is THE Day to Ask About BioFlex Laser Therapy at Johnston Health Center

 Today is a good day to ask about BioFlex Laser Therapy – Disorders of the spine are a leading medical condition that interfere with an individual’s quality of life and the ability to work & play. They can occur in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine and are characterized by a wide range of symptoms including pain, muscle spasm, stiffness, restricted mobility and weakness of the extremities.

Laser therapy can be an effective treatment for disorders of the spine along with chronic pain and much more. View this case study to learn firsthand, how Laser Therapy can increase the quality of your life!

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