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Available in Renfrew, Closed in Pembroke

Katrina has closed her practice location in Pembroke. Katrina is still available to see patients in Renfrew at Renfrew Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centre 613-431-7272. The clinic is located at: Renfrew Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centre 1035 O’Brien Road, Suite #23 Renfrew, ON, K7V 0B3 Phone: 613-431-7272 Website: https://www.renfrewchiropractic.com/dr-katrina-traikov Online booking: https://renfrew-chiropractic-and-rehabilitation-centre.cliniko.com/bookings#service If you would like to transfer care to Katrina in Renfrew please call the clinic at 613-431-7272 or book a follow-up appointment online at https://renfrew-chiropractic-and-rehabilitation-centre.cliniko.com/bookings#service The process for transferring care to Renfrew is quick and easy. You will need to fill out two one-page forms for contact information and appointment booking and billing. You …

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5 simple steps to having more energy

So you can get stuff done and enjoy life! All the B vitamins or caffeine in the world is not going to make any difference if you’re running on empty. Here are 5 simple steps you can take to get more energy. Step 1 –  Become aware of how much energy you have.  Everyone starts each day with a set amount of energy. This amount can vary from person to person and from day to day. Make it a daily habit to check where your energy levels are at. Close your eyes and take a few seconds to feel where …

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Change your focus for more Energy

What my grandmother and Pokémon GO taught me about overcoming fatigue When it comes to fatigue, there’s a balance between knowing when to rest and restore, and when to push through. Trust yourself and listen to your body. Or, just trick yourself, focus on something you enjoy, and see what happens. You might be surprised at what you can accomplish! When I visited my grandma in eastern Europe a few years ago, she taught me about the art of changing your focus. There was a lot of family drama going on at the time. She would distract me from it like a …

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How to get more energy – without caffeine

Have you ever wanted more energy during the day, and restful sleep at night? Or maybe you want to get over that 2-3 pm energy slump? Have you ever wanted to jump out of bed in the morning full of energy and ready to face the day? This article is for you! Here are 7 tips to increase your energy naturally – without caffeine. 1) Fuel yourself like the Ferrari you are Eating a properly balanced diet that’s tailored to your needs will allow you to fuel your body and set yourself up for success! Learn about eating for blood sugar balance here, …

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7 Weight Loss Tips

(that have nothing to do with counting calories or weighing your food) Weight loss can be a touchy subject. As women (and men) we’re bombarded with messages in the media about how we’re supposed to look, and what beauty is, however unrealistic they might be. Sometimes, when we shift our focus, we can achieve our goals in a healthier way. It’s my hope that this article can help you learn something new, and may help you look at weight loss in a different way. These tips are in no particular order. 1) Uncover Food sensitivities A food sensitivity is different from …

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St. John’s Wort, Not just for Depression

What it looks like; When it blooms St. John’s wort or Hypericum perforatum is a shrubby perenial that can grow up to 80 cm tall. It has bright yellow flowers with five petals, and oil glands on the underside of its petals and leaves. The oil is reddish-purple in colour. The aerial parts – leaves, stem and flowers – are used in herbal medicine. St. John’s Wort blooms in early to mid July. It’s harvested while it flowers or shortly before. If it is harvested later (eg. in the fall) higher amounts of resin can result in nerve sensitivity, and …

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Gluten

11 Sneaky sources of Gluten and what to do instead

(Or, how to host someone with gluten sensitivity) If your friend tells you they’re gluten-free you might wonder – what’s gluten? What do I cook for them? What’s OK for them to eat? I hope this article is helpful to you. You may also want to ask them directly. If you’re gluten-free, I hope this list of sneaky sources of gluten can help speed your learning curve. In order for something to be labeled as gluten-free in Canada it must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. Also, in Canada, food products will typically be labelled with “gluten-free”, “contains wheat” or …

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How to go gluten-free without breaking the bank 

Note: Most of these strategies can apply to eating healthier for cheaper in general. However, just because something’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Going gluten-free can be an opportunity to re-evaluate your idea of food. 1) Imagine a world without bread The standard North-American diet can be very bread-centred. (eg. wraps, sandwiches, bread and butter). And, many gluten-free products like breads and pastas are expensive, and are just as processed as products containing gluten. What would you enjoy eating if you couldn’t eat bread? Soups, stews, smoothies, bacon and eggs, stirfrys with rice, homemade seasonings or sauces, using leaf lettuce as a “bun” for …

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You’re Gluten-Free – Now what?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity You may find yourself wondering – what can I eat? Or thinking – that sounds complicated. . . You may also wonder if you’ll turn in to one of those “health nuts”, or if your dietary restriction will leave you lacking or deficient in something. You might think – shopping is going to take forever, and what if I forget my glasses? Am I going to spend all my time reading ingredient lists or wondering if I can safely eat something? Am I going to be stuck breaking the bank for bricks …

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Celiac disease 

Health Canada recognizes Celiac disease as one of the most common chronic diseases world-wide Celiac disease is much more common that we previously thought. It affects 1 in 133 Canadians. But, up to 90% of those with Celiac disease don’t know they have it. That’s a problem because there are long term health consequences when someone who’s celiac continues to eat gluten. Celiac disease can affect people at any age – not just kids. It’s more common in relatives of those with Celiac disease, and, it occurs twice as frequently in women than men. Unlike an anaphylactic food allergy, the immune reaction Celiacs experience when they eat …

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    1035 O'Brien Road #23
    Renfrew, Ontario,
    (out of Renfrew Chiropractic)

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    Any information presented here is provided for educational purposes only and is general in nature. It is not intended to be health advice for any individual. Please speak to your health provider before making any changes – dietary, lifestyle or otherwise - for direct and individualized advice. As information changes constantly, the accuracy and completeness of any information presented here cannot be guaranteed. Access of the information presented is solely at your own risk. It will be assumed that access indemnifies Valley Naturopath and any person involved in the preparation of the information presented here from any and all injury or damage arising from such use.