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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the 86 years since I was born, I’ve been admitted to nine different hospitals from Fredericton to Vancouver and from Whitehorse to Toronto. The causes were hockey, football, boxing, aging and sometimes just stupidity... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Sophie Villeneuve

If I told you it is possible to move your tailbone by contracting your pelvic muscles, would you believe me? Indeed, not many people know about the existence of these muscles in the pelvis called “the pelvic floor.” To contract your pelvic floor... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Homo sapiens’ decision to walk upright has brought many benefits, but low back pain however is definitely not one of them. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives, either through lifting something incorrectly, a skiing accident... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

Cracked heels and dry feet, like anything else, are never caused by one thing. Genetics and environment are two main causes. However, even though you inherited your mother or father’s feet doesn’t mean you have to have the same outcome... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a Naturopathic Doctor in Whitehorse with a focus on women’s health, I see a lot of burnout caused by chronic stress. Often my patients don’t realize that their daily pressures are adversely affecting their physical health... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

Foot reflexology is an accessible touch therapy where a practitioner uses both light touch and deeper pressure techniques to stimulate points or reflex zones of the foot and lower limb. Reflexologists from all influences base their practice on the... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Pixabay

These feet were made for walking. It’s not just a song; it’s the basis for a lot of Jeddie Russell’s work at WalkOn Foot Care, Whitehorse’s new foot care clinic located in the log skyscraper. While the clinic might be new, Russell has spent many... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Leah Davy Ryckman

If something isn’t working, try differently, not harder. Art therapist Zoë Armstrong lives by these words, but last fall, she embodied this expression even further: she decided she needed a change from the local counselling agency where she had... Read more

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Marcel Brabant

Most people are less intimidated by dogs with floppy ears, and consider white dogs less scary than black ones. That's just one awareness Angela Neufeld has picked up in the years she has been using dogs as therapeutic assistants in her practice as... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Audrey Skofenko

Today many people practice meditation for stress relief and to improve their overall quality of life. However, is there evidence that meditation is effective? If its effects can be proven, how can meditation be practiced by people with different... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

The office is spacious, warm, comforting. An oh-so-welcoming leather sofa and recliner are along the far wall under a soft pool of light. One wall is painted a deep blue; another, a deep purple. “Those are my favourite colours,” says... Read more

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: courtesy of Dr. Xiu-Mei Zhang

It’s been a month and a half since the Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner Jim Zheng passed away. Those who he helped will remember him fondly, and those who depended on him to help manage ailments will be wondering how to manage the void he... Read more

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