Marketplace Massage Therapy’s complimentary brownies

If you were in our massage therapy clinic in Barrhaven on the weekend, you probably were offered a delicious gluten-free dark chocolate brownie. I am happy to share the recipe with you here, so that you can spread the word about how tasty and healthy non-wheat foods can be.

Just a quick note about why we should cut back on eating wheat. As Dr. William Davis explains in his best-selling book and cookbook Wheat Belly, today’s wheat “has been genetically altered to provide processed-food manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost; consequently, this once-benign grain has been transformed into a nutritionally bankrupt yet ubiquitous ingredient that causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than eating pure table sugar and has addictive properties that send us on a roller coaster of hunger, over-eating and fatigue.”

A wheat-free diet is easier than you might think and any initial inconveniences finding wheat-free replacements are minimal compared to the significant healthy life benefits such as reduced weight, reduced intestinal and joint inflammation, alleviation of diabetes, and a healthier heart. Personally, I have noticed a big improvement in overall energy. When I eat wheat I feel bloated and tired, but not with these brownies!

Gluten/wheat free brownies:
3/4 cup butter melted (or coconut butter)
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon xanthum/guar gum
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped dark chocolate
1 cup frozen raspberries (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Melt butter then add sugar, vanilla, eggs and stir until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the dry ingredients one at a time. Bake in a 9″ square pan or similar for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

I’d love if you could leave me any comments. Enjoy!!

Please join us for a special movie night, featuring DOCTORED.

This movie exposes the medical stranglehold on healthcare, a monopoly through which natural strategies, like chiropractic, are deliberately pushed into the sidelines to the detriment of patients.



Screening on April 12th at  St. Paul University, 223 Main Street.

Tickets $10.   Limited seating.

Reserve your seat today by registering at:



Pathways to Family Wellness Connect Group

"Barrhaven Chiropractor" "Barrhaven Chiropractic" "Ottawa Chiropractor" "Ottawa Chiropractic" "Headaches" "Migraines" "Neck Pain" "Back Pain" "Shoulder Pain" "Sciatica" "Chiropractic" "massage" "Ottawa doula services" "childbirth courses" "Isagenix" "nutritional cleansing" "nutritional consulting" "naturopathic doctor" "colic" "ear infections" "torticollis" "barrhaven massage" "Ottawa massage" "massage therapy barrhaven" "massage therapy Ottawa" "midback pain" "pregnancy chiropractic" "kids chiropractic"We are excited to announce the hosting of Pathways Connect Gathering Groups in our office! Pathways Connect is a nonprofit, educational, wellness program and is free to parents.

Pathways Connect offers us a community to support each other in our conscious choices for family wellness. Using Pathways magazine as a springboard for topics, we will discuss each new quarterly issue’s articles at our Gathering Groups.

"Barrhaven Chiropractor" "Barrhaven Chiropractic" "Ottawa Chiropractor" "Ottawa Chiropractic" "Headaches" "Migraines" "Neck Pain" "Back Pain" "Shoulder Pain" "Sciatica" "Chiropractic" "massage" "Ottawa doula services" "childbirth courses" "Isagenix" "nutritional cleansing" "nutritional consulting" "naturopathic doctor" "colic" "ear infections" "torticollis" "barrhaven massage" "Ottawa massage" "massage therapy barrhaven" "massage therapy Ottawa" "midback pain" "pregnancy chiropractic" "kids chiropractic"Our Pathways Connect Gathering Groups Offer:

Trustworthy and current information from the conscious choice magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness.

Outstanding resources provided through Pathways Connect’s quarterly Dialogue and Resource Guide.

Continuous support for your individual family wellness choices from a community of like-minded parents to connect with.

We have 10 copies of the current issue of Pathways to give complimentary on a first come, first serve basis and we encourage you to stop by the office in advance to receive yours. New Pathways issues arrive in our office by the 1st of January, April, July and October. The following months after each new issue arrival we will be covering the topics of that newest issue.

Sometimes we will have special guest presenters come in to discuss particular topics. Sometimes we will sponsor, “Pathways Night at the Movies”. Sometimes it will be us joining together in discussion and support to build our social and health connections."Barrhaven Chiropractor" "Barrhaven Chiropractic" "Ottawa Chiropractor" "Ottawa Chiropractic" "Headaches" "Migraines" "Neck Pain" "Back Pain" "Shoulder Pain" "Sciatica" "Chiropractic" "massage" "Ottawa doula services" "childbirth courses" "Isagenix" "nutritional cleansing" "nutritional consulting" "naturopathic doctor" "colic" "ear infections" "torticollis" "barrhaven massage" "Ottawa massage" "massage therapy barrhaven" "massage therapy Ottawa" "midback pain" "pregnancy chiropractic" "kids chiropractic"Our meetings will be run monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Our first Gathering is: March 13, 2013. Because our groups are catering to parents, children are welcome.

We hope to see you then and encourage you to bring a friend or two.

The location is 80 Marketplace Avenue, J2

Is the Flu Shot Safe for Kids?

This article comes from Australia, who have banned Fluvax due to adverse reactions and questions of safety.

“Unprecedented decision to ban nationally all the seasonal flu vaccines for the under-5s.”

“Fluvax, the predominant vaccine, was triggering febrile fits in one in every 100 children – 10 times the expected rate. The side-effects, in some cases, were severe, and no-one could explain what had caused them.”

“By the time Fluvax was suspended, health departments across the country had notified the TGA of 410 adverse reactions among children younger than five.”

“To stop two or three children going to intensive care we had to immunise 600,000 people,” he says. “We need to be very careful before we recommend universal vaccination against influenza every year until we have better data. Otherwise we’re talking about faith-based medicine, instead of evidence-based medicine.”

“What is telling, however, is how lackadaisical health professionals – those in the front-line of any pandemic – have been about vaccinating themselves. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has discovered that barely one in four health and community workers bothered to get the free pandemic flu shot in 2009 – compared to 19 per cent of the adult population generally. Last year, just 6 per cent of children and 18 per cent of adults had been vaccinated against the flu. Asked why they shunned the flu shot, one in every six people cited “problems”, saying they thought the vaccine was “rushed and unsafe”.”

“The 2009 version of Fluvax was not tested in children, Greenberg explains, because “it is not routine to do clinical trials in children, it’s not required”.”


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.


How Long do You Want to Live?

According to the National Post:  “Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far at life expectancy and the biggest health threats.”

So, how long do I want to live?  Well, that all depends, with what quality of life we are talking about?  If we are talking about living longer with more chronic disease, no thank you.  If we are talking about a long life filled with health and vitality, then sign me up. 

Maybe people say they would rather enjoy their life now and live a shorter life but what if that lifestyle of excess doesn’t end your life early just destroys the quality of your life. 

“If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Mickey Mantle

Thanks to modern medicine, the lifesytle of excess doesn’t necessarily kill you sooner.  We can now keep you alive longer through chemical intervention, i.e. drugs, but you will live with years, if not, decades of chronic degenerative disease.

 “The biggest contributor to the global health burden isn’t premature [deaths], but chronic diseases, injuries, mental health conditions and all the bone and joint diseases.”

“Malnutrition was once the main health threat for children. Now, everywhere except Africa, they are much more likely to overeat than to starve.”

Overeating is actually worse for your long term health than slight undereating. 

What we must always remember is that if we do what everyone else does we get what everyone else gets.  Right now what everyone else gets is high blood pressure, heart diease, and cancer. 

If you want different, you must choose different.

Think Twice Before Getting an HPV Shot.

Actually, think three, four, five times before subjecting yourself or your children to this unproven vaccine.

Look at the evidence not the marketing.


The following is quoted from PubMed:

“Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines as an Option for Preventing Cervical Malignancies: (How) Effective and Safe?


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, 828 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L8, Canada.


We carried out a systematic review of HPV vaccine pre- and post-licensure trials to assess the evidence of their effectiveness and safety. We find that HPV vaccine clinical trials design, and data interpretation of both efficacy and safety outcomes, were largely inadequate. Additionally, we note evidence of selective reporting of results from clinical trials (i.e., exclusion of vaccine efficacy figures related to study subgroups in which efficacy might be lower or even negative from peer-reviewed publications). Given this, the widespread optimism regarding HPV vaccines long-term benefits appears to rest on a number of unproven assumptions (or such which are at odd with factual evidence) and significant misinterpretation of available data. For example, the claim that HPV vaccination will result in approximately 70% reduction of cervical cancers is made despite the fact that the clinical trials data have not demonstrated to date that the vaccines have actually prevented a single case of cervical cancer (let alone cervical cancer death), nor that the current overly optimistic surrogate marker-based extrapolations are justified. Likewise, the notion that HPV vaccines have an impressive safety profile is only supported by highly flawed design of safety trials and is contrary to accumulating evidence from vaccine safety surveillance databases and case reports which continue to link HPV vaccination to serious adverse outcomes (including death and permanent disabilities). We thus conclude that further reduction of cervical cancers might be best achieved by optimizing cervical screening (which carries no such risks) and targeting other factors of the disease rather than by the reliance on vaccines with questionable efficacy and safety profiles.

[PubMed – as supplied by publisher]”

We are Back

We have be off the radar with our blog for the past while.  We are back and you can expect to see great updates on a regular basis.  If you have anything you would like to hear about contact us and we can get you more information.


Dr. Nancy

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

Can antioxidants prevent the flu?

Barrhaven Chiropractic Ottawa Chiropractor Dr Mike Carreira Dr Nancy Salgueiro Headache back pain neck stiffness migraines sciatica relief flu antioxidantsIf you are wondering why some people get the flu, while others don’t, you are not alone.  Researchers at the University of Michigan did a study to find out just why one person is hacking and sneezing, while the other seems to never have an issue at all.

The researchers actually studied gene expression in the study participants and found that people that show no symptoms at all, are actually having a behind the scenes response to the virus and just don’t show the physical symptoms near and dear to our hearts of coughing, sneezing, and fatigue.

The most interesting find in the study was that the individuals who didn’t get sick had “differences in their biological metabolism and gene expression. These differences had to do with antioxidants.”

Although the study did not prove that antioxidants are a key factor, it does suggest the possibility and future research may help us learn more.  For now eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to start.  If you want in an in depth discussion about antioxidants check out Dr Mercola’s website.

Read more here.