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Dizziness is a common complaint at clinics like ours. People suffer from dizziness for several reasons. One common cause is something called cervicogenic dizziness. Simply put – cervicogenic dizziness originates from the cervical spine. In other words, our upper neck can be the cause of dizziness! First described in 1955, cervicogenic dizziness is disequilibrium that…

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Dizziness is a common, disabling disorder. It tends to describe a wide range of sensations including feeling faint, weak, or unsteady. The false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning is referred to as vertigo, which is a subset of dizziness. Many people suffering from dizziness are unaware manual based practices like chiropractic can…

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IUI is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). IUI is used as a way to assist couples who are having difficulties conceiving. It involves placing sperm into the uterus, using a special catheter. There are a few ways to prepare the sperm, this article will break it down. Why are Sperm Prepared as Part…

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What are Abdominal Migraines? Abdominal migraines are a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterised by moderate to severe abdominal pain. The pain can be localized to the midline or around the belly button for some. For others, the pain may be diffuse and migratory. Are Abdominal Migraines an…

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Concussions are caused by mechanical forces, usually from trauma to the head and brain. Concussions are usually from blunt force and or rotational forces. Surprisingly, various lifestyle modifications can be made to either minimize the incidence of concussion or the severity of concussion. To learn how we treat concussion at absolute health and Wellness, please…

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A concussion describes a mild, traumatic brain injury, but there’s alot of confusion around who can actually diagnose it. The concussion itself is the initial impact or injury. The symptoms that persist afterwards are referred to as Post Concussion Syndrome. Learn more about concussions here. Various healthcare providers are trained and qualified to manage specific…

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Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. These properties make curcumin a mainstay in the management of traumatic brain injuries such as concussion. When you come to Absolute Health and Wellness, our approach to dealing with concussion is simple: we aim to reduce inflammation and oxidation within the brain. Treatment is usually quite conservative, and…

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I often see patients who have been taking acid blockers long term, not realizing they were only meant and designed for short term use. This article will shed light on the evidence that acid blockers must not be used long term. What Are Acid Blockers? Acid blockers work by reducing stomach acid production. Acid is…

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Many patients suffering from GERD or acid reflux are on acid blocking medications. When I tell them their symptoms aren’t necessarily due to overproduction of acid, they look surprised. Acid blockers help with the symptoms, but in most cases, it doesn’t address the underlying issue; in all cases, they must not be used long term.…

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Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, describes the loss of intestinal barrier function where things leak through that shouldn’t. Our intestinal tract is complex – it’s responsible for the digestion and absorption of the nutrients we consume, but it’s also exposed to food antigens, commensal bacteria, pathogens and toxins [1]. We have a specialized barrier to…

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