What_is_Prolapse

Prolapse

By Kurien Abraham,

Thunder down under A lot of women are embarrassed by feelings of pelvic pressure associated with pelvic organ prolapse. To understand exactly what is happening when you have prolapse, PT Julie Wiebe, makes reference to an inflated balloon in the abdomen. In order for the air to be properly balanced all sides of the balloon have to be intact and the pressure has to be equal. The pelvic floor acts as the bottom of the balloon. When the floor is […]

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Pain while travelling

By Kurien Abraham,

A common complaint for people who have to drive or fly far distances for work or travel is that their back begins to ache while sitting for a prolonged period. There are a few ways to try and reduce this pain for the everyday traveler. One tip is to use a lumbar support for the low back to promote proper sitting posture. You can purchase a lumbar roll or even try rolling a beach towel for support to trial how […]

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Detox Diets

By Kurien Abraham,

Detox diets are common with people trying to “cleanse” their bodies of toxins accumulated from food, drink, the environment and even stress. These diets promise to boost energy, help you lose weight, clarify the skin, reduce headaches and decrease bloating. While there is no standard definition of a detox, most begin with restriction of processed foods, meat, sugar, wheat, eggs, salt, caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. It is recommended to consume only liquids for the first few days after which time, […]

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COLD VS FLU

By Kurien Abraham,

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night coughing, sneezing, and achy all over? These symptoms can be present in both the common cold and the flu. So what is the difference between the cold and the flu? A cold is milder than the flu. A cold may make you feel bad for a few days and the flu can make you feel very sick for a few days to a few weeks.The common cold may start […]

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Leaky_Gut

Leaky Gut

By PSSM Staff,

Do you experience digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome? Do you suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma? Do you have a diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia? Do you have food allergies or intolerances? If so, it’s possible that you may be suffering from a condition called leaky gut. Leaky gut sounds like an unusual diagnosis, but it is more of a term used to describe what may be happening in many individuals experiencing the […]

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Exercise and endorphins

By PSSM Staff,

Exercise can be a great way to improve stress and energy levels in certain individuals. Endorphins are known to be correlated with exercise which can improve mood and relaxation. Most people are very active during the fall and summer since the weather is accommodating to outdoor activities. There is typically a drop off in activity levels when the temperature begins to drop during the winter months. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this and beat the lethargic effects of winter. […]

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Slipping on ice

By PSSM Staff,

Slipping on ice is a common winter injury that can result in hip or wrist fractures typically. In order to prevent a trip to the emergency room, safety precautions are necessary during snowy and icy weather. Always make sure that your sidewalks or driveways are salted. Be cautious of black ice as it often is hard to detect. According to the IWIF, if you are walking in bad conditions, you should wear shoes with good traction and non-slip soles like […]

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Review of Organics

Review of Organics

By PSSM Staff,

Production of organic foods has become big business and farmers who wish to sell their produce as such are required to meet standards enforced by the USDA.  Due to this fact, you can expect to pay up to 40% more for organics than their non-organic counterparts. People choose to eat organic foods for a variety of reasons including improved nutrition, decreased exposure to harmful chemicals, a desire to support sustainable farming practices and as an attempt to lead a healthier, […]

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