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Nature needs no help, just no interference Why does an injured body part, a rolled ankle, strained shoulder, lower back injury, get hot and inflamed? You may recall the ...
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What you eat during your 9 months of pregnancy matters. The food you consume affects you and your baby, so always mind that you’re eating for two! Pregnancy means that ...
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We all have goals... Health goals. Financial goals. Personal Goals. When you ask yourself “what exactly is my goal?” it seems easy to answer. Just name how much weight you ...
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Each profession has an element that makes it unique, it’s reason it holds a niche in the market. At Revolution Chiropractic we take a distinct approach to your health by ...
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If you are like most people you pick up a packet of food in the supermarket and turn it over to read the ingredients to see if it is good ...
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Part III In our final part of a 3 part series adapted from a TED talk on longevity cultures we cover off the final 3 points.
  1. Nature: Spending ...
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PART II Continuing on in our theme of living a healthier and longer life we look at the next 3 common traits of cultures with a high amount of centenarians ...
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Watching a TEDx Talk by Dan Buettner on longevity inspired me to write this. The following three blogs are a summary of his talk with a few of my own ...
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Here you are in the midst of modern society. No time. Rushed. Distracted. And eating… really, really fast. It seems like half the time you’re not even chewing our food ...
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If you’ve had no time during the week and you’re looking to fit in a quick, solid sweat, here’s your go-to do anywhere workout. It’s a great way to maintain ...
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Is sugar bad? Should you avoid it? This is possibly one of the most controversial topics in diet and health, but today, we’re going to tackle it with hard-core science ...
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Just when you think being pregnant is enough to deal with, nature has to throw in the curve-ball of a higher risk of low back pain. Not only that, but ...
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If you’re like most people, at some point in life, you try to stick to habits and recommendations that you know would be good for you, but they just never ...
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In the first part of this series I talked about some physical benefits of cold showers; better immunity, increased testosterone and reducing inflammation. Well the list doesn’t stop there. You ...
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It’s time to make friends with the cold. It may be hard to believe but there are quite a few benefits to having a cold shower. The idea of using ...
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At Revolution Chiropractic we take a structural correction approach to your spine and one of the big indicators of spinal dysfunction is forward head carriage. The head is basically a ...
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Exercise is something you probably know you should do but may not really enjoy and that could be for a variety of reasons; it’s hard, you don’t have time, you ...
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It seems like everyone is so focused on their intense exercise regimens and nutritional plans to realize that they’ve forgotten about getting quality sleep! Sleep is absolutely crucial to health ...
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Why is proper posture so important? Is it for the way you look? Sure, people definitely look better when they fix their posture. But regardless of esthetics, your posture is ...
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Here’s one thing you probably already know: the human body was not designed to sit at a desk all day. Our bodies require constant movement, so any job or activity ...
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“The best time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” I think we can all relate with this quote. You find yourself halfway through the week swamped ...
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So it’s been established that exercise has incredible benefits for your body, your brain and everything in between, but with so much said out there about exercise and “The Ultimate ...
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From reading this title you may be expecting me to give you the exact number of fruits and vegetables you need to achieve optimal diet status, or maybe a fancy ...
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Falls are a main cause of morbidity and disability in the elderly. More than one-third of persons 65 years of age or older fall each year, and in half of such cases ...
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I probably don’t need to tell you that exercise is good for you. A stronger body is a healthier body. The more strength you have the more you can handle ...
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So you’ve been consistent with your eating and your workouts for quite some time now, but for some reason the results you were expecting just aren’t happening. You need answers ...
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It seems like every few years we have to unlearn some health advice that experts have come up with. “Fats are bad… No, they’re good!” “Carbs are the enemy! No ...
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“Stand up straight!” We have all heard this at some point in our lives. And while the intention of encouraging proper spinal alignment is good, our spines are actually not ...
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What is tummy time and why is it important? Tummy time is exactly what it sounds like, that is, any amount of time your baby spends in a prone (belly-down) ...
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Your brain is part of the central nervous system which controls every single cell in your body. Your brain keeps your heart pumping, muscles moving, makes you feel and think ...
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We were once told that fats can do more harm than good and once deemed as an enemy to our diet. However, recent studies are showing that SOME fats are ...
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We always hear that we should be consuming at least 5 fruits or vegetables a day. Have you guys ever stopped and wondered why? Fruits and vegetables are vital in ...
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For many years we have the heard the term “use it or lose it.” This term seems to be the best way to describe the problems we face as we ...
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Do you ever remember your mother telling you to sit up straight, that it was bad for you? Fast forward 20 years and now you have shoulder aches, neck pain ...
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Benefits of getting adjusted by a Structural Chiropractor.... 1. Proprioceptive retraining allows for improved function and strength. The brain records these proprioceptive signals from the joints motion. Especially for ...
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The juice of fresh raw celery is loaded with a variety of nutrients. It contains almost all essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and stocked up energy, which help in regulating the ...
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Did you know that soursop is being touted as the cancer-killing super fruit? This Caribbean fruit has a sweet milky flesh. Soursop jellies, sorbets, smoothies and ice creams are popular ...
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When it comes to newborns, most parents know that a rear-facing car seat position is safest. But most parents in NZ switch to a forward-facing position before their child’s second ...
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What is Ginger? It’s versatile and easy to use. Not only is it used for its many benefits, it is nutritious and packed with flavour. With many health benefits ginger ...
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What is Magnesium? Magnesium can be found in many food sources, however due to our busy lifestyle and inadequate diet we can often be found being deficient in this mineral ...
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Turmeric is a perennial plant native to south western India. Most people know this plant as it is used as a spice in many Asian cuisines. It is warm and ...
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Sciatica can be a real pain in the rear end! Sometimes it feels like a bad leg cramp. Sometimes it’s numbness and tingling through your butt and leg. Sometimes the ...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the primary demyelination and neurodegeneration over disperse areas of the grey and white matter of the brain and spinal cord; caused by chronic inflammation of the ...
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Before we dig deep into how you can heal your adrenal glands naturally, let's quickly go through what can cause adrenal fatigue in the first place. What Causes Adrenal Fatigue? ...
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Are you always tired and stressed out? Are your hormones out of whack? Have you ever thought about what could be causing all this or do you just get on ...
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Constipation is defined as the infrequent passage of firm or hard stool. An infant should have multiple bowel movements per day. As children grow older the frequency should decrease to ...
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Migraines are among one of the most common global health problems in children and with its disabling symptoms it can impair the child’s functioning and affect their quality of ...
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Gait is the process by which a movement occurs through periods of unloading and loading of our limbs. Gait includes all forms of locomotion from; running, hopping, skipping and cycling ...
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Carbonated drinks also known as fizzy drinks are consumed by a large majority of the population in New Zealand. In 2006 New Zealand was placed 6th as the highest consumer ...
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Worth having your clothes smell great? Your clothes come out looking clean and fresh. Everyone at some point in time has or will have used laundry detergent. Most families will ...
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“Tea is the second most consumed drink after water.” Some say green tea is the healthiest beverage to drink. Many people rave the benefits it has on the body due ...
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65 % of our body is composed of water, from our organs to our blood cells, we need water to function effectively. Most people know that drinking plenty of water ...
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Keeping our teeth healthy is an important part of our lives. Our teeth helps us look great, keeps our jaws strong and helps us chew and digest our foods properly ...
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CAN ALCOHOL REDUCE FERTILITY LEVELS? Firstly, let’s look at heavy drinking, or binge drinking. As fun as it may be, there is absolutely no evidence that points towards this sort ...
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One of the most common phrases I hear from my patients is, “As soon as I get pregnant I will stop drinking coffee and alcohol.” The trouble with that strategy ...
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As a nation we drink on average, 2.5 cups per week and we definitely can’t get through the week without it. Can you guess what it is? If you haven’t ...
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Do you have trouble moving? Do you lack energy that you once had? Is the pain stopping you from living a normal life? Is the pain so bad that you’re ...
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The Cause of Headaches and Migraines To be honest with you, you can't just tell people that ONE thing is the cause of their headache or migraine. More often than ...
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As technology advances, more workers are becoming electronically chained to their desks for several hours per day, and that sedentary work life is taking its toll, according to new research ...
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Weight loss and its association with magnesium, here are some high points. 1. Magnesium helps the body digest, absorb, and utilize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. 2. Magnesium is necessary for ...
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Every family want the best for their newborn. Keeping your new baby safe and healthy is your number one concern! We understand. We have children too. There are many ...
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Do you know the difference between when you sit up straight and sit bent forward? There's one simple difference which will change the rest of your body's posture while sitting ...
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YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER EAT THIS .... and I mean NEVER EVER EVER EVER!!! HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP! GET RID OF IT! We are eating huge doses of sugar, ...
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There are many different nutrients that protect our brain health, but not all can be created equal. While my focus on brain health has much to do with the structure ...
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Unfortunately, our obsession with our smart phones has made many of us develop forward head posture. Why is this bad? Every time we lean forward 60 degrees, the stress on ...
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I was recently brushing up on the most recent scientific literature on “Colds and Influenza” and was saddened that some of the alternative treatments do not get the media attention ...
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Tech neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for ...
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We all know the frustration that comes with insomnia: watching the clock, counting the hours till morning, and flipping through late night channels. If you suffer from frequent insomnia, you’re ...
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This article will cover five of the most common yoga poses pregnant moms can try today. Let’s begin! Tailor’s Pose This position will have you sitting on the ground, which ...
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I've had several patients with vertigo recently who didn't mention their vertigo to begin with but told me later that since they've been getting adjusted that they don't experience vertigo ...
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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SEE A TRADITIONAL CHIROPRACTOR In most cases, a traditional chiropractor will do a consultation and an examination and give you your first adjustments in the ...
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There are only a handful of supplements that we recommend depending on what's going on for the patient and omega fatty acids is one of them. Since we are working ...
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This is not a foreign subject anymore but to some people it may still be. Anybody who has ever taken their children to a Chiropractor will tell you how gentle, ...
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Wondering what lower back exercises and stretches you should be doing? It can be pretty hard to find the right answer to what your back actually needs when you're googling ...
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Chances are, you’re one of the many adults that slouches and suffers from back and neck pain as a result. And when you discover that you’re pregnant, you’re in for ...
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Yes. That's right. When you visit a Chiropractor, you are training your spine. How amazing is that? A Chiropractic adjustment is not just joint popping. In fact the audible pop ...
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Your child's backpack plays a very important role in the health of their spine and therefore their overall health. Here are a few simple rules to follow when choosing a ...
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These are our last 4 tips to help you reduce the every day stresses on your body. 7. Wear supportive footwear when standing. Avoid regularly wearing high-heeled shoes, which can ...
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This is a continuation of our last blog where we gave you 3 tips on how to reduce the everyday stresses on your spine. Here's 3 more tips! 4.Use posture-friendly ...
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Over time, poor posture may be caused by habits from everyday activities such as sitting in office chairs, staring at the computer, cradling a cell phone, carrying a purse over ...
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Kick that coffee addiction by replacing it with green tea!!! Green tea has lots of health benefits but then again, just like anything else in your diet, you don't want ...
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There are so many different ideas and theories about coffee and if it makes you fat or skinny. Most commonly people think that coffee makes you 'skinny' because it 'increases' ...
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We have a new experienced massage therapist at Revolution Chiropractic! Nicole is a sports and therapeutic massage therapist and also in last year of Physiotherapy studies. She knows what she's ...
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One of the most effective postural exercises for combating neck pain is the chin tuck exercise. This exercise not only helps strengthen the muscles that pull the head back into ...
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Diet absolutely plays a role in your aches and pains but some people are completely unaware of this. The more you consume foods that play an anti-inflammatory role in the ...
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There are now many techniques available to adjust the spine – ranging from the classic dynamic thrust to very light forces or contacts, and can include table or instrument assisted ...
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Last week, I went over one of the reasons why muscles get tight and achy. - Overworked and fatigued muscles – this is a result of underlying weak muscles that ...
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We have a lot of people coming in for a certain issue and then mentioning they have another problem but it's 'muscular'. They assume chiropractic doesn't help with muscular problems ...
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We see a lot of clients that can do with some good sports, deep tissue or relaxation massage, so we now have an additional team member - the awesome and ...
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As many of you know we have recently opened our office at 46 Lake Road, Northcote. So we have to celebrate and at the same time get to know our ...
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We’re celebrating the official opening of Revolution Chiropractic with some yummy snacks, refreshments, AND you’ll get one of our ‘not to miss’ gift packs which includes some MORE yummy treats, ...
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This is a follow up video from my video last week. In this video I show you 2 important strengthening exercises that will help with an anterior pelvic tilt second ...
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In this short video I show you the first step in looking after and correcting an anterior pelvic tilt which will help out your lower back IF in fact you ...
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Many of you will already know that we have changed our name and our location! Welcome to our new office on 46 Lake Road Northcote. Our new phone number is ...
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Stress has a major influence on the function of your immune system. You might have noticed you're more likely to catch a cold when you're under a lot of stress ...
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Research has shown us not to let children use mobile phones, either as a toy or to talk on. Their skulls are thinner and smaller than an adults and they ...
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