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By contactus@newmarketchiropractic.ca
February 24, 2016

Foot pain is mostly due to a condition called Plantar Fasciitis.  This condition is caused by an over stretching of the supporting structure of the bottom of the foot called the Plantar Fascia.  The condition can be caused by overtraining, improper footwear, direct injury, being overweight, etc.  The pain starts in the middle of the arch of the foot and can spread to the heel and toes.  The best form of treatment includes electrotherapy, ultrasound, and deep friction massage.  Applying ice to the bottom of the foot, compressing a tennis ball under the arch helps to break up scar tissue, and rest.  Chiropractors treat this injury very effectively, sometimes adjusting the foot/ankle to ensure normal biomechanics.  Orthotics are prescribed to help promote a neutral arch position, taking the stress off of the bottom of the foot.  The condition usually responds well within a few weeks.  Rest is recommended.  Call our office today if you are experiencing foot pain.  905-898-1230

 

Brought to you by Dr. Howard Zamick and the Newmarket Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic

5 GREAT TIPS TO HELP YOU MAKE IT THROUGH ALLERGY SEASON

1. Pick your spots: One of the best ways to minimize your exposure to allergens such as pollen is to make smart choices. For example, pollen levels tend to be highest in the morning or when it hasn't rained in awhile. And let's not get started on wind, which can not only circulate pollen, but also tends to cause allergy-like symptoms – a bad combination that can ruin your day.

 2. Keep it out: Unless you've got a garden in your living room, the good news about pollen is that it's outside, which means you can take a few simple steps to keep it there. For starters, keep windows closed whenever possible (especially if it's windy). If you've been out, change your clothes once you get in the house, and try not to repeat-wear clothing. If it's been a particularly bad day in terms of pollen and/or you've spent most or all of the day outdoors, you may want to throw your clothes directly into the washer. And speaking of that garden in your living room, avoid bringing flowers into the house – unless putting a romantic gesture on display is worth the allergy symptoms that may accompany it.

3. Seek shade: The eyes are often the hardest hit by allergy symptoms. No one wants to spend their day rubbing watery, itchy, dry, red eyes, and trust us, it doesn't look good when you're making that big presentation in the boardroom. Two tips: 1) Wear sunglasses whenever you're outside during allergy season. (This is also a good idea because with spring comes sunnier skies, putting your eyes at risk for sun damage if they aren't protected.) 2) Carry saline drops to keep your eyes moist throughout the day, which will help when pollen, dust, etc., inevitably attack your field of vision.

4. Clean up: It's amazing how many health issues can be minimized with the simple act of washing your hands, and when it comes to seasonal allergies, it's a great recommendation. During allergy season, it becomes even more important because pollen and other irritants transfer easily from your hands to your face / mouth if you're not careful (much like germs that cause the common cold).

5. Eat smart: Research suggests vitamin C, which is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, in addition to being available in supplement form, provides an antihistamine benefit that may help minimize allergy symptoms. (Histamine is released from cells as part of an allergic reaction.) Probiotics or "healthy bacteria," found in yogurt and increasingly added to a number of food products, also may reduce allergic symptoms caused by exposure to pollen. And don't forget that in general, a balanced diet high in antioxidants and other immune-boosting compounds helps your body defend whenever it's attacked – even by allergens.

 

Brought to you by Dr. Howard Zamick, Chiropractor, Newmarket Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, Newmarket, Ontario

By Howie Zamick
March 31, 2013

GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN

Glucosamine with chondroitin is a very popular supplement to support healthy joints. Something that most people don't realize, though, is the amount of substitutions that is occurring with this specific supplement.

Unfortunately certain manufacturers, in an attempt to maximize their profit, add cheaper ingredients that are not listed on the bottle, which generally are not harmful, but you are not getting what you purchased.

The glucosamine portion of the supplement is relatively inexpensive, so this ingredient is rarely adulterated. The problem lies with the chondroitin sulfate portion of the supplement. This ingredient is fairly expensive, so cheaper alternatives, such as keratin sulfate and cheaper polysaccharides, are substituted to produce a less expensive supplement. Even though the ingredients are changed, the manufacturer will still claim that the product contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.

 

Many times the manufacturer will tell you that they tested the product, but use an inappropriate testing process that is not specific enough to detect any adulteration.

If you are truly curious about what is contained in the supplement that you are interested in, request a certificate of analysis. If the certificate of analysis doesn't specify the testing method, move on to another company or ask for further details.

When purchasing glucosamine with chondroitin it's worth every penny to not just purchase the cheapest product on the shelf. When you can ensure the quality of the product that you are purchasing is exactly what it claims to be, you can have the most confidence of attaining the desired outcome of using the product.

Brought to you by Dr. Howard Zamick, Chiropractor, Newmarket Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, Newmarket, Ontario

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HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM  MEN'S HEALTH

Can a little extra pudge protect your pump? In a new study in the Journal of American Medical Association, people gained 6 pounds after quitting smoking—but also reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 53 percent after kicking the habit.

Obesity is a key risk factor for CVD, but smoking is an even bigger one—so ditching your nicotine fix significantly slashes your CVD risk, regardless if you gain weight, the study authors say.

Of course, no one wants to carry around an extra 6 to 13 pounds—the average amount of weight an American tacks on within 6 months of quitting, per JAMA—even if that trade-off appears to help your health. The problem is, nicotine suppresses your appetite, so when you give up cigarettes, your cravings intensify.

Here’s one way to keep your gut in check while you rehab your lungs: take 2 teaspoons of olive oil before meals. Like cigarette smoke, this Mediterranean wonder slows your stomach contractions and keeps you feeling full longer. It also triggers your body’s release of CCK, a hormone with appetite-reducing properties, says Marshall Goldberg, M.D., a professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. The catch? You need a concentrated hit of the stuff for it to work. If you don’t want to take your 2 teaspoons straight, pour the oil on a plate and mop it all up with a piece of Italian bread.

 

Brought to you by Dr. Howard Zamick, Chiropractor, Newmarket Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, Newmarket, Ontario