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3 Brain-Boosting Effects of Exercise

Given that September is brain health awareness month at Naturmend it is a perfect time to discuss the effect of exercise on our brains. We all know that exercise is good for the body- it helps us to stay in shape and keeps our heart, lungs and muscles in optimal condition. But did you ever stop to... Continue Reading

Posture – the foundation of good structural health

Good posture can be undervalued when considering health and fitness goals and yet it is the foundation of good health! As important as eating right, exercising daily and getting a good night’s rest is, without good posture, your body will constantly be working at sub-optimal levels to... Continue Reading

Part 2: Exercises to fire up your glutes!

Firing up your glutes will not only look better, but will also help contribute to less stress on your back, hips and knees, as discussed in (Part 1: Glute Amnesia) So here are a few exercises that you should throw into your workout or use to prep your glutes for your workout. In order to properly... Continue Reading

Part 1: Gluteal Amnesia: Have your glutes checked out on you?

Your gluteal muscles are one of your most important muscle groups for your body. They are needed for a heck of a lot of movement and as such, are usually the biggest culprit for common issues such as low back, hip and knee pain. There are 3 aspects of your gluteal muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus... Continue Reading

The BEST Core Exercise

New year, new you! This month, as we all make an increased effort to move and feel better, it is important to start with a strong foundation. So whether you have just signed up for a new yoga class, or hitting the gym a little harder than usual, a key ingredient for success starts with proper core... Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Grain-free Pancakes

Pancakes don’t have to just be for Sunday mornings. This is one of my favourite go-to recipes. It’s simple, yet packs a punch with a good amount nutrients and protein. Everything you need to get your day started off on the right foot! Pancakes: 2 eggs 1 banana ¼ cup of almond or coconut... Continue Reading

Why the Elusive Six-pack Abs are Not Essential to a Strong Core

When it comes to the topic of core strength, I tend to get very different reactions about what constitutes "the core" and how to properly train a strong core. As a chiropractor, this topic is near and dear to my heart. A majority of injuries I see in my practice stem from a poorly engaged... Continue Reading
Nicole Barry Chiropractor

Meet Chiropractor Dr. Nicole Barry

  Thomas Edison was a man that could think outside the box. His ingenuity quite famously brought us the light-bulb that we have all come to appreciate and probably couldn’t live without. He also understood the principle that health comes from within. The human body is... Continue Reading