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Unlock Your Active Lifestyle: Effective Solutions for Sciatic Pain

Rather than being a disorder itself, sciatic pain serves as a symptom, signaling an underlying issue affecting the sciatic nerve or its surrounding structures. Its impact on daily life can be significant, making simple activities like walking or sitting uncomfortable and challenging. For individuals experiencing sciatic pain, it can also disrupt their lifestyle, limiting participation in sports such as golf and pickle ball.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: More than “just loose joints”

I have been working with people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) since 2008, and it has become apparent to me that for most of my patients this condition is so much more complicated than just unstable joints.   During a medical conference in 2022, Dr. Andrew Maxwell mentioned “The Pentad Super-Syndrome”. 

3 Ways to Re-Evaluate Your Life’s Purpose, and How This Naturopathic Physician Ended Up at Acacia

I had just finished a 17-day work trip that included some pretty stressful experiences. I’m talking about the kind of experiences that most people should never experience in their life. In my line of work at the time, I was in the operating room during high-risk heart surgeries that would sometimes end in tragedy. I had to pack my suitcase and head to the next hospital to train another set of physicians on an emerging technology that would soon revolutionize a particular type of heart surgery. 

Swallowing Problems with Parkinson’s? Dietitians Can Help!

Swallowing is actually a rather complex process whereby a series of events needs to occur between the brain and the muscles or the mouth, tongue, throat, and esophagus. When something consistently goes awry in this process and causes difficulty swallowing it is known as “dysphagia”.

3 Pieces of Advice I Give Most Often – Chiropractic Edition

As a chiropractor, I often find myself repeating certain advice to my patients during their treatments. But don't let their simplicity fool you; these pearls of wisdom can make a significant impact on your health and well-being.

LISTEN – Dr Pam on Women’s Health Unplugged

Dr. Pam sat down for this interesting interview on Brain Health - specifically about Neurological Reserve, what it is, and how to support it.

Let’s talk about CARBS!

Carbohydrates continue to be one of the most controversial nutrients, causing unneeded stress and anxiety for people trying to eat...

3 Reasons Why People with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome May Have Persistent Pain

As a physiotherapist, I was first exposed to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in 2008.  A young woman with EDS came into...

Acacia Health Learn-In: Emotion Focused Therapy with Natasha Files

Hello Acacia Health Community! Each month Acacia Health hosts educational workshops for our team. This month we are excited to...

School lunches – 5 Tips from Tiffany!

Fall means – Back to school, ? One of the big stressors I hear this time of year is planning...

5 Important Fertility Facts to Consider When Trying to Conceive.

When you decide you are ready to start a family, it can be an exciting but also an overwhelming time....

Primer on Post-Partum Depression (PPD)

Dr. Michelle Payne Naturopathic Doctor discusses Post-Partum Depression, an area of interest in her practice.

Recovering From Chronic Pain: Article #1

Hi I'm Aaron, this is my story on how I Recovered From 13 Years of Back Pain.

Protein Redistribution Diet for folks with Parkinson’s Disease.

Dr. Pamela Hutchison ND and Tiffany Rusch RD created this presentation for PWP Victoria and presented on January 25, 2021....