Muscle and Joint Blog

October 12, 2019

Living With Arthritis

Arthritis affects about one in five Canadians. That’s more than six million people. It limits their ability to complete daily tasks. Many people living with this condition say they need help with everyday tasks. Although symptoms are more likely to show with age, more than half of the Canadians living with arthritis are less than 65 years-old. With symptoms like stiffness and often painful inflammation, arthritis limits your mobility and […]
September 28, 2019

Vitamin B12 Injections Now Available!

We are excited to announce the addition of injectable services at Muscle and Joint Clinic. Vitamin B12 injections will be offered by our Naturopathic Doctor – Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala.  Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in animal products and eggs. It plays an important role in energy production, maintaining nerve health and making blood cells. Therefore, having adequate levels of Vitamin B12 are important.  Here are […]
September 28, 2019

The Dangers Of Vaping – What You Need To Know

Vaping is the process whereby a device heats and aerosolizes a solution meant to be inhaled. E-cigarettes aerosolize a nicotine-based solution, mimicking cigarettes. One of the most popular brands of this type of e-cigarettes is JUUL. Over the past few years, vaping has become very popular. Back in 2015 public, health officials in England had endorsed vaping, claiming it was 95% safer than cigarette smoking. However, earlier this month the […]
September 28, 2019

Nine Natural Ways To Relieve Acid Reflux 

The backward flow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus is called acid reflux. It can cause a feeling of discomfort in your chest, soreness of the throat and hoarseness. If you’ve ever had a steak at 9pm and fell asleep shortly afterwards, you are probably familiar with this feeling. When acid reflux becomes chronic it is called GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disorder. If you’ve seen a pepto bismol […]
August 31, 2019

Kids And Concussions

Did You Know? A study of  1.3 million Ontarians led by researchers at Toronto Rehab-University Health Network found that kids under the age of 5 experience the highest rate of concussions.  Some of the sign and symptoms of a concussion include: Confusion Headaches Unsteady walking Lack of interest in toys Vomiting To learn more about concussion click the link below: https://muscleandjoint.ca/its-concussion-season-how-can-you-prevent-a-concussion/  
August 31, 2019

Headache Triggers

By Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala, ND Headaches are a debilitating condition that affect many individuals in North America. While pain medications are effective for some, not everyone responds well to them. Finding what triggers a headache and treating the root cause can help reduce the frequency and duration of headaches. There are several things that can trigger this pain: Food sensitivities: Many foods can either cause inflammation in the body or lead […]
August 31, 2019

5 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

It’s back to school season! Here are a five simple and healthy lunch ideas that your kids will hopefully enjoy! 1. Avocado Egg Salad Toast Ingredients 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped 1 green onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 large slices sourdough bread, halved and toasted Directions In a large bowl, mash avocado to desired […]
August 31, 2019

Backpack Tips!

Pack It Light, Wear It Right! Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know exactly how to choose, load, lift and wear them – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back. Literally. Not to mention the neck, head, and shoulders. Backpacks can affect your children’s health. Carrying a heavy load that is unevenly or improperly distributed […]
July 30, 2019

Recipe Of The Month: Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs

This is a nice change from the ordinary grilled chicken. This is excellent served with pita bread, a garlicky tzatziki, and a Greek salad. Lamb can be substituted for the chicken, and many variations on vegetables can be used.     Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme […]
July 30, 2019

The Benefits Of Facial Acupuncture For Anti-Aging And Skin Health

Facial acupuncture is a treatment done by our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala, ND to reduce acne scars, promote anti-aging and treat dark spots on the face. This painless and all-natural treatment has been utilized in many parts of the world to treat skin conditions and promote healthy skin. Here are some ways in which facial acupuncture can help heal the skin:   Collagen production: Collagen is the most abundant protein […]
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