Did Angelina Jolie Make a Mistake?

Interesting article questioning the ‘Breast Cancer Gene’ Theory. In the 1950s we were removing tonsils and adenoids, in the early 2000s radical hysterectomies became common, hormone replacement therapy was popular for a while… is this the newest medical experiment? If something needs to be done, then do it, but otherwise there are no extra parts in the human body.

One of the key issues with this theory is that it completely ignores epigenetics or gene expression. If you have a blue print of a beautiful house designed with a broken down deck attached to it, you can choose to build only the house. Your body has your best interests in mind, just help it out.


Therapeutic Massage in 3 simple steps

Massage therapy may be something your doctor recommended you try for relieving muscle pain, stiffness or stress.

Perhaps you received a gift certificate but have never had a professional massage.

You might think it a waste of time and money. But even frugal fans know it’s worth every penny.

Consider these three simple steps to maximize the health benefits of your next massage:

1. Talk to your massage therapist enough to tell them about any concerns or problem areas. Do you want to have those muscles worked on and feel that ‘good pain’ or do you really just need to relax and de-stress? Both types of massage are beneficial, but be clear with your Registered Massage Therapist so you get what you expect. Then opt to chat less and focus on relaxing your body more. It’s the perfect time to still your mind.

2. Set the stage for yourself. Ask your massage therapist to adjust anything that’s not helping you get into your cozy zone. It’s your time, so let’s be sure to have the music and lighting just right and the temperature perfect for you. You don’t need to be shy about your body, as your RMT is trained in sheet-draping techniques to protect your modesty.

3. Now practice relaxing and listening to your body. Be aware of how your muscles feel when massaged: is there good pain, bad pain or no pain? You may be surprised that your muscles engage or tense up, but you and your RMT will soon learn what pressure is appropriate for you. The more you can relax and not tense up, the better you’ll receive the therapy. Take some deep breaths to distract your mind from any pain. Don’t worry, your body will soon learn to remember to relax and it’ll get easier the more you practice!

Try these three simple steps next time you slip between the sheets. You’ll soon be a professional yourself at relaxing your mind and body.

FREE Teleconference about Vaccine Choice

As a Pathways Connect office we are able to offer you access to a free live Q&A with the maker of the film ‘The Greater Good.’ If you are not familiar with the film you can watch the trailer here: . We also have the film in our lending library if you would like to borrow it. If you are interested in having a film night at the office email us to let us know.

If you have questions about vaccines, this is the place to be.

Join The Greater Good filmmaker, Leslie Manookian, for a LIVE Q&A

April 2nd: 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST

April 4th: 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST

Conference Number: 712-432-3900, Conference Access Code: 696222

Massage therapy pays in the end

Massage therapy pays in the end.

Ever wonder just how much you spend on your car each year?

It can run to thousands of dollars, and that’s just for gas, oil and insurance. Then there’s the inevitable cost of repairs and maybe new tyres or brakes. The bill adds up. Funny thing is, we usually don’t hesitate to pay to keep our car on the road. And when the car gets old and cranky and starts to break down, we just trade it in!

Question is: how much money do you pay each year to maintain your BODY, because replacement parts and trade-ins are really not an option.

What happens as we age, get stressed, or succumb to low-grade fuel like junk food?

Maybe you already know how that feels. Do you spend more on your body than on your car?  It doesn’t need to be costly, and the benefits will far outlast any expense.

In fact a lot of it is free: you can de-stress by taking a walk, listening to music, or meditating. Try moving your body out of its comfort zone by stretching, striding and getting your blood moving.

You can also use any health-plan coverage for chiropractic care or massage therapy to achieve your very best muscular and joint health. If you don’t  have coverage or it’s not enough, set a monthly budget for maintenance work on your body so that you can live well now and avoid break-downs later!

It’s your body to live in and use how you please. Treat it right and it’ll run like a Rolls.


Is Enriched Cereal with Iron Good for You?

I came across this video on YouTube called ‘Shocking Truth About Cereal Exposed 2012‘ and I have to say, it was definitely shocking!  The video shows that the iron used in an enriched box of cereal are actual metallic iron filings!

Watch the video here.

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Iron is an essential nutrient, necessary for us to build hemoglobin.  Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells and is necessary to carry oxygen throughout the body, allowing our cells to function.  Without iron, you can develop anemia and might suffer from symptoms

Why Antidepressants Don’t Work for Treating Depression

“Here’s some depressing recent medical news: Antidepressants don’t work. What’s even more depressing is that the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work. As a physician, this is frightening to me. Depression is among the most common problems seen in primary-care medicine and soon will be the second leading cause of disability in this country.

The study I’m talking about was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It found that drug companies selectively publish studies on antidepressants. They have published nearly all the studies that show benefit — but almost none of the studies that show these drugs are ineffective. (1) Continue reading

Health care costs are rising, but it’s not why you think

I already knew this but here is the study to prove it: the elderly are not the biggest burden on our healthcare system.

Our health costs are skyrocketing and everyone thinks it is
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Beat ‘Bad’ Cholesterol with Better Food

A Canadian study has found that certain foods are better at decreasing bad cholesterol than cholesterol lowering statin drugs, and diets high in saturated fats.

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This article puts it nicely, “what you eat may be more important than what you don’t eat”.

It found levels of LDL, the bad cholesterol, could be dropped by as much as Continue reading

Hospital visit riskier than flying!

According to a new World Health Organization report, a hospital visit is riskier than flying on a plane. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/07/22/patient-safety-hospital-infections.html.

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Some people are going to misread this blog and think I am saying hospitals are killers, don’t ever go to one, they are the devil.  Let me be clear…. Continue reading

An Aspirin a Day Keeps…. WHAT?!?!?

I was digging around in my desk for some scrap paper and I find a calendar saying “Take two baby aspirin a day…”

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I’m in my mid thirties.  At first I feel afraid thinking I’ll be 40 in a few years and then I should be taking drugs everyday, for the rest of my life!  Then I catch myself.  See I grew up in the medical model just like most people do.

I was taught to reach for the cream, the aspirin, when something is going wrong, when I had a rash, or a headache.

Then I remember I dropped that way of thinking a long time ago, but the childhood brainwashing from big pharma is still there.  Then I get angry, Continue reading