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Nov, 2016

Give Hope to support Salvation Army

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Throughout November and December we are partnering with The Salvation Army Kelowna to help raise funds for their Christmas Campaign. Find out about the great work the Salvation Army does across Canada here. At Lighthouse we want to transform our city and region by providing incredible chiropractic care and amazing client service. For more information on the Central Okanagan work click on this link. Throughout November and December we will be providing a full exam and any necessary x-rays that normally costs $185 for just $80, and $30 will be […]

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Oct, 2016

Post concussion syndrome and the nutrition that can heal you faster.

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Register here for our “Broken Brain Webinar” What researchers have know for a while Several years ago I was at a conference in Toronto and the keynote speaker was a central nerve system and nutrition expert. He shared a study that was almost 15 years old at the time, so I think it’s important to know that this information has been around for a while. Progressive neurologist were treating concussion with a combination of healthy fats and other supplements to radically reduce the recovery time of the athletes. Damage continues […]

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Oct, 2016

Broken Brain Syndrome; How to treat your body and heal your brain.

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Webinar Release Date: Tuesday November 1st, 2016 Register Here “Scientific studies suggest that only about 25% of how long we live is dictated by genes, the other 75% is determined by our lifestyles and the everyday choices we make.”  from The Blue Zones; 9 lessons for living longer from the people who’ve lived the longest.   Other sources I have read have used a number closer to 80/20 and some even 90/10. So the science is clear, lifestyle plays a much bigger part in living to 100 and expanding your […]

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Oct, 2016

My Mother’s Stroke

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Our webinar this month is all about traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Jenkins just returned from a multi-day seminar and we are super excited to pass the learning on to all of you. TBIs refer to a variety of conditions such concussions, strokes, or really any injury that occurs to the brain after birth. I, however, would like to focus my blog on strokes though. As this is something that has affected my own life. I don’t talk about it much because it still brings me to tears and if my […]

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Oct, 2016

Get over brain fog once and for all.

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Brain fog is not a recognized medical condition but you know it if you have it. Your not as “sharp” as you’d like to be. Your thoughts are slow, you seem to forget more than you’ve ever remembered, and you catch yourself wandering around the kitchen wondering, “why did I come in here again?” Last November the Journal of Neurology Research International published a study linking the posture of your upper neck and head position to clogging the brain’s cerebral spinal fluid and blood supply. Here’s what the researchers said […]

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Sep, 2016

Depression; Medical Doctors are Questioning the Role of Medications

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This is an excerpt from “A Mind of Your Own” by Dr. Kelly Brogan and has been edited for length and understanding but otherwise has been left unchanged from it’s original. Antidepressant medication The predominant theory behind modern antidepressants (SSRIs, or selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) is that they work by stopping to body from re-absorbing serotonin from the gaps between the cells of the brain. The chemical imbalance theory This hypothesis, grew primary out of two main observations in the 1950’s and 60’s. One in patients being treated for tuberculosis […]

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Sep, 2016

Fitness Does Not Equal Health!

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I run the risk of being misunderstood right away with this post, but I’ll do my best to qualify my statement. Physical fitness is an ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT for human health, but fitness and health are not the same thing. Fitness as a Buffer for Bad Habits Lifestyle choices such as poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, or smoking are often justified as “OK” if the person is physically active.  If you already have some of these unhealthy habits, exercise will likely offset some of the damage, so it is a good […]

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Aug, 2016

Searching for Megan version 2.0

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Happy Sad It really is no secret, with my growing baby bump, that I am going to be going on maternity leave. Which means in the near future, Lighthouse Chiropractic is going to be taking affirmative action to hire. I am immensely grateful that I get to take time off to spend with my baby but the thought of Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Ken hiring someone to replace me made me incredibly sad and, yes, I almost cried (though the tears may have been partly fueled by all of the […]

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Aug, 2016

This is a book you will want to own; A Mind of Your Own

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Dr. J’s Book Review of A Mind of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan MD I still remember the first patient that told me that their depression was improving since they started chiropractic care. Her name was Gloria and she had been on antidepressants since her last postpartum depression diagnosis 20 years early. As a new grad, I didn’t really have an appreciation of how magnificent the human body, brain, and spinal cord were. I had the “science” in my head but had a hard time understanding how profound Gloria’s […]

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Aug, 2016

3 more performance tweeks to increase your athletic results

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on how important your nerve system is in getting you the results you want in your performance, on and off the field (or ice, road, trail or pool. . . . where ever your playground is). Here is the link if you missed it. I wanted to finish up with some super practical suggestions that many times go left unsaid because people think they are just too simple. Well, sometimes it is the simple things that people are missing the will […]

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