DNHC Blog

Massage therapy for neck and shoulder pain

As a Registered Massage Therapist, neck and shoulder pain is a common complaint that patients present with.

Common causes of neck and shoulder pain are: strained muscles (from over use or improper use), repetitive strain injuries, whiplash, poor posture, computer use, sports injuries, chronic tension, stress and illness.

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Spring has sprung and so has allergy season!

Excited that the nice weather is here, but terrified about your spring time allergies? You are not alone! Millions of Canadians suffer from the annoying itchy watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and fatigue that accompany seasonal allergies. As naturopathic doctors, this is something we see quite frequently in practice. Patients

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Stove top Tandoori Chicken

This is a really easy to make chicken recipe and super yummy!  Enjoy it over rice, quinoa or stir-fried veggies. Ingredients: For the chicken: 1 kg of chicken breast cut into palm sized pieced 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1 onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves minced pinch of

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5 simple tips to help you get moving

By: Kevin Chapman Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Elite Training Systems and Holistic Nutritionist Let’s face it, humans are meant to move and move often. I still see far too many people both young and old who make the conscious decision to be sedentary. Most often it’s a lack

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Road to 100 Challenge 2016: Commit, Challenge, Change

By: Kevin Chapman, Coach at Elite Training Systems Three years ago this January, Elite Training Systems (ETS) piloted the first annual Road to 100 Challenge. When this challenge was created the intent was to push our adult clientele outside of their comfort zone to produce positive and sustainable change within

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Back Pack Safety Tips

By: Shairoz Lalani RMT With back to school here we thought we would share some tips to ensure your child is using the right back pack.  Backpacks are essential for children to carry books and supplies to and from school.  However, it is important that they are used correctly.  If

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Crispy Brown Rice Treats

This is a great after school treat found in the new Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook.  Stop by the clinic to get your copy, it is loaded with awesome whole food recipes for your whole family.   Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pan 1 cup brown

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New Partnership: Elite Training Systems

By: Kevin Chapman I was very pleased when I reached out to Dr. Natalie McCulloch and Dr. Nicole Sandilands of Durham Natural Health Centre Clinic (DNHC) that they were so receptive to working alongside me and my team at Elite Training Systems (ETS). The knowledge and experience that they bring to

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Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk This recipe is easier than you think!  It will also save you some money and you can avoid the additives added to store bought milks. Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water 3.5 cups of filtered water 2-4 dates or 1 tbsp of honey to taste 1/4

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Heart Health Tips

By: Hayley Erdman Naturopathic Intern February is Heart Health Awareness month. You know the basics for keeping your ticker up to speed: eat your fruits and veggies, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight and avoid smoking. After you’ve made these a part of your lifestyle, you might be wondering if

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Cold and Flu – Are you prepared?

By: Hayley Erdman Naturopathic Intern Now that it seems as though winter is here to stay, cold and flu season is upon us. We all know about preventing transmission of disease by hand-washing, cleaning commonly used surfaces like phones and keyboards and staying home to rest, but there’s more that

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Dairy Free Banana Vanilla Ice Cream

By: Dr. Natalie McCulloch ND For anyone who knows me, you know I love summer and ice cream!  I also don’t eat dairy, so I Iove when I come across a recipe that tates like the read deal.  I know we are entering into fall, but I am still holding

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