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Breast Cancer Garments & Prosthetics

Breast cancer is devastating; physically, mentally, and emotionally. Being able to put on a favorite outfit or wear a swimsuit to the beach is empowering. Properly fitted garments and prosthetics are an important part of the process of moving forward. Post-surgical swelling can be managed with compression garments that range from discreet to outrageous colours to match your personality, and let you be you.

Ask The Expert

Q: I don’t like wearing sunglasses when I’m gardening. Is it really necessary? Sunglasses are too dark for me. A: You would probably do well just wearing some clear, non-tinted safety glasses. You can get these at any hardware store, and most of them have UV protection which will protect your eyes, even in bright sunlight. Eye injuries are common with gardeners, and the safety glasses will be beneficial in that regard too.

More Than Skin Deep!

Feed the roots of your health! Go beyond the surface level. Photobiomodulation or Light Therapy is a proven model of healing therapy that focuses on the foundations of your health. Stimulating the mitochondria (energy packs of your cells) to do their job more efficiently. Giving you healthy sebum secretion, increased collagen production, improved healing times from accidents and surgeries, and increases the circulation in your muscles producing improved recovery times. At White Cedar we focus on nourishing the roots of your health giving you more control and lasting results. Benefits: no side effects, no-touch, cost-effective.

Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Conditions

Do you suffer from a nagging injury like tennis elbow, achilles tendonitis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries or plantar fasciitis? Shockwave therapy is one of the best research-backed treatments for chronic musculoskeletal conditions that have not healed properly. It involves the application of acoustic sound waves to kick-start healing, control pain, and restore mobility. Often patients will feel relief after their first treatment and can expect more significant and lasting changes within 3-5 applications. Shockwave Therapy coupled with Class IV Laser Therapy is evidence based and the gold standard in tendon healing.

Keeping You Accountable

What happens after your first Vega Testing appointment? Setting goals for yourself, by yourself can be hard. Never mind achieving them. Sometimes you need to feel accountable, and I offer additional support after your first appointment to do just that. May it be in the office, in the grocery store or the comfort of your home, I can help you set your health goals and be accountable for them. I will support you with recipe sharing, cooking tips, and further recommendations as well as answering any questions you may have along the way!

What is Stability to You?

Stability can unintentionally show up as bracing or rigidity when we consciously try to create it – But then suppleness and a full breath can get lost. I really love how my mentor describes stability as having control and coordination through the arc of a movement. Consider this; when you slow something way down, do you notice any wavering, awkwardness, or engagement of unnecessary body parts? If so, imagine that magnified when you complete that movement quickly and without as much focus. Feeling stable is amplified when we move efficiently on a foundation of ease. Let’s explore this together! Small group classes and 1:1 options are available.

3 Ways to Improve Digestion Naturally

With any diet advice, it is vital to build a reflective awareness of the messages of your body and intuitively choose the best routine for your situation. Here are 3 natural ways you can integrate healthy habits to improve your diet instantly. Chew! Chewing breaks down food to enhance the extraction of nutrients that your body needs. Incorporate set meal times throughout the day. Three meals are often the average for most individuals. Adhere to this natural rhythm until your body signals it’s time for a change. Go for a walk! The movement of walking often aids with digestion.

Words to Live By

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit and meditate for an hour.” Zen Proverb

Fear of Falls Causes Unsafe Behavior

Someone who is fearful of falls, may start to avoid everyday activities by staying home and doing less. This lack of activity leads to the loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and loss of coordination and balance. This deterioration of your physical being increases the risk of falling and, when a fall does occur, the fear is further heightened. Turn your fear of falling into positive actions: remain active, exercise regularly, use assistive devices such as walkers or grab bars, wear sensible shoes and consider participating in a group session with others who are anxious about falling.

Ask The Expert

Q: I’m 77 years old and I remember my eyes used to be dark brown, but now they’re grey. My doctor said that’s normal. Are my eyes really getting less brown?
A: The colour of your iris usually stays the same throughout your life, but the cornea (the clear surface in front of the iris) can get a little cloudy over time. This is from normal lipid deposits, often within the outside edge of the cornea. If this happens in younger adults, we would wonder about blood lipid levels and that can be investigated of course.