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Our team took an opportunity to learn that we were not consistent in the usage of the term “Osteopathic Manual Practitio...
06/26/2021

Our team took an opportunity to learn that we were not consistent in the usage of the term “Osteopathic Manual Practitioner” through our website.

Due to this, we have made it is challenge for the amazing Osteopathic Manual Practitioners out there to join our growing trusted community.

Did you know that by law, only DOs may call themselves Osteopaths? Also someone with a DOMP must call themselves “Osteopathic Manual Practitioner”? No vice versa here people!

We thought this was worth sharing this information so that you too may learn the difference. Shout out to all the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners out there!

#mywellself#DOMP#Osteopathic Manual Practitioner#holistichealth #wellness #health #alternativehealth #complementaryhealth #complementarymedicine #integrativehealth

Our team took an opportunity to learn that we were not consistent in the usage of the term “Osteopathic Manual Practitioner” through our website.

Due to this, we have made it is challenge for the amazing Osteopathic Manual Practitioners out there to join our growing trusted community.

Did you know that by law, only DOs may call themselves Osteopaths? Also someone with a DOMP must call themselves “Osteopathic Manual Practitioner”? No vice versa here people!

We thought this was worth sharing this information so that you too may learn the difference. Shout out to all the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners out there!

#mywellself#DOMP#Osteopathic Manual Practitioner#holistichealth #wellness #health #alternativehealth #complementaryhealth #complementarymedicine #integrativehealth

Posture break! When sitting for extended periods of time, you may find yourself inadvertently slouching or leaning forwa...
06/26/2021

Posture break! When sitting for extended periods of time, you may find yourself inadvertently slouching or leaning forward in your chair. Try setting a 30 minute timer.

Each time it goes off either straighten up in your seat, or take a break to stand up and stretch. If it helps, you can imagine an invisible string pulling your head up toward the ceiling, and then straighten your spine accordingly.

Give it a try this coming week!

Posture break! When sitting for extended periods of time, you may find yourself inadvertently slouching or leaning forward in your chair. Try setting a 30 minute timer.

Each time it goes off either straighten up in your seat, or take a break to stand up and stretch. If it helps, you can imagine an invisible string pulling your head up toward the ceiling, and then straighten your spine accordingly.

Give it a try this coming week!

06/25/2021

Osteopathy can help you relieve the pain associated with poor workplace ergonomics or repetitive strain, and provide guidance for improving your posture and making changes to your workstation setup and routines.

Interested in connecting with an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in your city? Explore our community of licensed and vetted practitioners!
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06/24/2021
Ergonomic Injuries

We have a question for the experts! When a patient comes to you with an injury caused by poor ergonomic setup, what is the first thing you look into? What do you usually recommend?

Because we all have different duties in the workplace, ergonomic injuries aren’t always related to sitting at a desk or using a computer. There are also plenty of ways to work with injuries from repetitive strain, or modify the working environment to better suit your patient’s needs.

So we are opening the floor to you! In your field, what do you typically recommend to patients suffering from ergonomic injuries? Let us know in the comments!

It’s easy to forgo a proper ergonomic office setup when we are rushing to accommodate a changing world and workplace (I’...
06/23/2021

It’s easy to forgo a proper ergonomic office setup when we are rushing to accommodate a changing world and workplace (I’m looking at you impromptu desk on the kitchen island!).

Now that we’ve been doing this for a while, your body will benefit from making a few changes to your workstation. By strategically choosing furniture and placements designed to support your body and promote proper posture, you cause less strain and improve your productivity.

Take a look at your setup and see what you can add or change to make it easier on your body!

It’s easy to forgo a proper ergonomic office setup when we are rushing to accommodate a changing world and workplace (I’m looking at you impromptu desk on the kitchen island!).

Now that we’ve been doing this for a while, your body will benefit from making a few changes to your workstation. By strategically choosing furniture and placements designed to support your body and promote proper posture, you cause less strain and improve your productivity.

Take a look at your setup and see what you can add or change to make it easier on your body!

06/22/2021
Blog Post - Pain From Computer Use

With many of us temporarily or permanently switched to remote school and work, our bodies are feeling the stress of poor ergonomics and increased time sitting down in front of a computer. Neck, back, and shoulder pain are only a few issues becoming more common as the shift to telework continues.

If you could use some relief, take a look at our recent blog post for tips to improve your home office setup, and advice about treating the pain from ergonomic injuries!
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06/21/2021
Question of the Week

My Well Self user “Reaps1961” posted a question about dealing with neck and shoulder pain from increased use of their laptop for work.⠀

Check out what responses the user got from holistic health practitioners in the link below! Dr. Suhani Shah, ND Dr. Tiffany Dzugan, ND Dr. Patricia Brum Dr. Daina Patel

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06/19/2021
Bone Jokes!

Bone health is no joke! 😂 Our peak age for bone density is 16 - 20 for women, and 20 - 25 for men, so unless you were focused on healthy aging from a very young age, it’s best to keep an eye out for the early signs of Osteoporosis.

On a side note, if you HAVE been thinking about healthy bone density since your teen years, we commend you. Make no bones about it! 😉

06/18/2021
Acupuncture for Osteoporosis

Acupuncture is a versatile and effective treatment that can offer relief from the acute pain that comes with Osteoporosis, as well as improved hormone regulation and bone density that will help in the long term.

Would you like to connect with an acupuncturist in your area? Explore our community of licensed and vetted practitioners!
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Osteoporosis is a condition that is much easier to prevent than to manage. One way to prevent the loss of bone density t...
06/17/2021

Osteoporosis is a condition that is much easier to prevent than to manage. One way to prevent the loss of bone density that commonly leads to injury is to keep up with resistance and weight-bearing exercises. Walking, climbing stairs, playing tennis, and dancing are all examples of weight-bearing exercises that you can enjoy regularly and at your own pace.

Osteoporosis is a condition that is much easier to prevent than to manage. One way to prevent the loss of bone density that commonly leads to injury is to keep up with resistance and weight-bearing exercises. Walking, climbing stairs, playing tennis, and dancing are all examples of weight-bearing exercises that you can enjoy regularly and at your own pace.

06/16/2021
Osteoporosis Facts

Osteoporosis is a preventable condition that affects men and women alike. Because of how common it is, and how much a fracture or fall can impact our lives, it is important to take proactive steps to keep your bones healthy and strong. The majority of fractures in Canadian patients over 50 years old are caused by Osteoporosis, with 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men experiencing an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

06/15/2021
Blog Post: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects about 2 million Canadians and although it’s more common as we get older, it can strike at any age. It can be difficult to notice the symptoms of Osteoporosis before suffering from a fracture caused by loss of bone density, but there are some early signs to watch for before an injury occurs.

Our most recent blog post explains how Osteoporosis affects your body, and how you can identify and manage this common condition.
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06/14/2021
Osteoporosis Prevention

It’s fairly well-known that calcium is important for your bone health, but a key detail that isn’t mentioned as often is that your body also needs Vitamin D to effectively absorb that calcium. You can increase your intake of Vitamin D through your diet, supplements, and even sunshine! A Naturopathic Doctor or Holistic Nutritionist can help you develop a diet and supplement plan that best suits your individual needs.

Connect with a practitioner in the link below!
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Nearly every woman living with Polycystic O***y Syndrome will experience insulin resistance to some extent, so it’s impo...
06/12/2021

Nearly every woman living with Polycystic O***y Syndrome will experience insulin resistance to some extent, so it’s important to proactively plan your diet to mitigate the negative effects.

Along with weight management through healthy eating and exercise, the timing of your meals can have a significant impact on insulin sensitivity. Studies show that eating smaller meals more frequently, as opposed to larger meals 3 times per day, may be beneficial to those living with PCOS.

Since there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to managing your diet, connecting with a health practitioner to create and supervise your dietary plan is always recommended!

Nearly every woman living with Polycystic O***y Syndrome will experience insulin resistance to some extent, so it’s important to proactively plan your diet to mitigate the negative effects.

Along with weight management through healthy eating and exercise, the timing of your meals can have a significant impact on insulin sensitivity. Studies show that eating smaller meals more frequently, as opposed to larger meals 3 times per day, may be beneficial to those living with PCOS.

Since there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to managing your diet, connecting with a health practitioner to create and supervise your dietary plan is always recommended!

06/11/2021
PCOS Practitioners

Because PCOS presents a wide array of symptoms, there are many different types of holistic health practitioners that can help with treatment. Your diet and supplements, as well as lifestyle changes, can be facilitated with the help of a Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath, or Holistic Nutritionist, depending on your needs. A chiropractor or acupuncturist can help manage painful physical symptoms, and massage therapy has been shown to increase blood flow to the ovaries, improving ovulatory function.

Interested in connecting with a professional? Explore our community of licensed and vetted holistic health practitioners!
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When it comes to Polycystic O***y Syndrome (PCOS), Dr. Carly King, ND knows that there are natural treatments that can h...
06/10/2021

When it comes to Polycystic O***y Syndrome (PCOS), Dr. Carly King, ND knows that there are natural treatments that can help. She understands that one of the most frustrating visible symptoms of PCOS is unwanted hair growth, which can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Dr. Carly suggests looking into herbs and nutrients that can help regulate blood sugar, as well as improving your ovulation function to reduce the androgen overproduction that causes the hair growth.

Would you like to learn more about this practitioner and how she can help treat PCOS? Explore her profile in the link below!

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When it comes to Polycystic O***y Syndrome (PCOS), Dr. Carly King, ND knows that there are natural treatments that can help. She understands that one of the most frustrating visible symptoms of PCOS is unwanted hair growth, which can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Dr. Carly suggests looking into herbs and nutrients that can help regulate blood sugar, as well as improving your ovulation function to reduce the androgen overproduction that causes the hair growth.

Would you like to learn more about this practitioner and how she can help treat PCOS? Explore her profile in the link below!

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06/09/2021
PCOS Fact

Polycystic O***y Syndrome is a bit of a misleading name in some cases! To be diagnosed with PCOS, you need to meet at least two of the following three criteria: increased levels of the hormone “androgen”, ovulatory dysfunction, and cysts on the ovaries.

06/08/2021
Blog Post: PCOS

A complex and common condition in women, Polycystic O***y Syndrome (or “PCOS”) causes the body to overproduce a hormone called androgen. This can lead to visible symptoms like acne, excessive facial & body hair growth, and weight gain. It can also cause internal complications such as infertility and irregular periods. Because PCOS is very well-studied, there are several methods that you can use to manage PCOS naturally.

Read through our most recent blog post to learn how you can identify symptoms of PCOS, and what to do about them!
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06/07/2021
Question of the Week: PCOS

@my.well.self user “Ttori” posted a question about managing PCOS symptoms with supplements.

Check out what responses the user got from holistic health practitioners. Dr. Maille Devlin, ND, Dr. Suhani Shah, ND, Dr. Tiffany Dzugan, ND, Dr. Nicole Tillie, ND, Dr. Carly King, ND, Dr Dori Skye Engel, Naturopathic Doctor & Doula

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06/05/2021
Cardio for Heart Health

One way you can drastically decrease your risk of heart disease is to increase the amount of exercise you get, more specifically, cardio. Your heart is a muscle after all, and cardio gets your heart pumping and increases its strength. Lunges, push-ups, and brisk walking / jogging are all great examples of cardio exercises that you can do easily, with or without equipment. These exercises can all be modified to perfectly suit your needs, whether that’s modified push-ups, using weights during lunges, or picking up your jogging pace.

What’s your favourite way to get cardio in? Let us know in the comments!

06/04/2021
Proud Partners!

My Well Self is proud to be part of the Digital Main Street Community Collaboration Project, alongside Haltech. This project is part of the FedDev Ontario initiative, which was created by the Government of Canada to foster developing companies with a penchant for innovation and growth.

Our goal has always been to create a trusted community of practitioners/providers and improve the health and wellness of Canadians, so it’s extremely meaningful for our community to have strong governmental support as we build and expand upon our catalogue of services.

Read through our feature, and the case study created from it, using the link below!
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Proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your body healthy. When it comes to the heart, we all need to ensure th...
06/03/2021

Proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your body healthy. When it comes to the heart, we all need to ensure that we are eating lots of fruits and veggies, limiting unhealthy fats and cholesterol, and eating fish twice per week if your diet allows. Changing our eating habits can even REVERSE heart disease, so it’s important to focus on nutrition if you’re at risk (...and even if you’re not!).

Need some inspiration? Take a look at this recipe for Maple Orange Salmon with Mango Salsa from Best Recipes. The photo is theirs too, and this dish looks amazing! 😋

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Proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your body healthy. When it comes to the heart, we all need to ensure that we are eating lots of fruits and veggies, limiting unhealthy fats and cholesterol, and eating fish twice per week if your diet allows. Changing our eating habits can even REVERSE heart disease, so it’s important to focus on nutrition if you’re at risk (...and even if you’re not!).

Need some inspiration? Take a look at this recipe for Maple Orange Salmon with Mango Salsa from Best Recipes. The photo is theirs too, and this dish looks amazing! 😋

https://buff.ly/2SDOUFW

06/02/2021
Heart Health Facts

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canadian men and women, with Coronary Heart Disease being the most common affliction. This condition causes a buildup of plaque in your arteries, leading to reduced blood flow to the heart, and increased likelihood of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke.

06/01/2021
Lower Your Cholesterol

A healthy heart is integral to our overall health and longevity. There are many ways in which we can improve our cardiovascular health, one of which is reducing our cholesterol. Your heart requires some cholesterol to maintain your cells, however many of us are making lifestyle choices that raise our cholesterol to unhealthy levels, putting us at risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Take a look at our featured blog post to learn about some simple changes to your routine that will have a big impact on your heart health!
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05/31/2021
Question of the Week

My Well Self user “kade_2020” posted a question about using herbs and supplements to lower cholesterol.

Check out what responses the user got from holistic health practitioners. Dr. Tiffany Dzugan, ND

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