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Before Your Kids Start Speech Therapy

Mouth breatherCommunication is an essential part of healthy relationships. A child who struggles to express themselves with clear speech or words might feel significant anxiety or frustration when interacting with important people in their lives. Younger children might express these feelings as aggressive or challenging behaviour. A Speech-Language Pathologist can help pinpoint how and why communication is difficult, and develop targeted therapy sessions to address these challenges. However, if clear speech and articulation are the primary concern, it’s important to address this critical health piece first:

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Reducing the Symptoms of Allergies Through the Food You Eat

Allergy and asthma sufferers everywhere are ever looking for relief from their annoying symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes, allergy related asthma, nasal congestion, and itchy throat especially during this time of the year as we enter Spring and allergy season. Some of us have had allergies for as long as we can remember while others have developed it gradually over time.

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Seasonal Allergies – A Gut Problem

Seasonal AllergiesAs you bundle up in your parka and head out to warm up the car I know the last thing you are thinking about is seasonal allergies, but I want to talk about why maybe you should be. According to Asthma Canada, more than 1 out of every 5 Canadians suffer from respiratory allergies – not to mention the other common seasonal allergy symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, and fatigue. The majority of treatment strategies offered by conventional medicine focus on symptom management (e.g. antihistamines).  What if we could address the root cause of seasonal allergies?


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Reducing Your Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

“Providing our body with nutritional and environmental support is crucial in allergy maintenance and symptom reduction. By gaining knowledge and applying what we learn everyday, we can successfully reduce allergy response. Imagine going through “allergy season” without all of those annoying symptoms that you usually experience every year! What would that be like? How would you feel?…”


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Allergies From Stress

Stress allergies

Ever wonder why your seasonal allergies vary in intensity from year to year? What makes them so much worse this year compared to last season? It’s not as simple as environmental fluctuations that change how plants bloom. Your immune reactions against otherwise harmless things like pollen fluctuate and adapt according to what else is happening in your body. And unlike the growing season, your body’s reaction to this environmental stressor is one thing you have more control over than traditionally considered.

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KIHC Welcomes Courtney, Holistic Nutritionist

Courtney smHi! I’m Courtney O’Connor the newest addition to the KIHC team. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who has a passion to see people fulfill their highest health potential. I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve and to assist you in reaching your health goals through a holistic approach. When our bodies are healthy, balanced and working in harmony, we are free to enjoy life to the fullest. We can focus on sharing our unique gifts and talents with the world and to be of greater service.

Holistic Nutrition is a modality in which client’s health is addressed from a whole person perspective; mind, body, and, spirit, using whole foods and complementary therapies. The mind, body and spirit are all connected and we aim to thrive in each area for optimal health.

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Vertigo Treatments

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Did you know physiotherapy can assist patients with vertigo?

A bad spell of vertigo can leave people feeling very debilitated.  Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and difficulty walking. There are many causes of vertigo, or dizziness, which include: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo BPPV, acute vestibular neuronitis or labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease or migraine disorders. This article focuses on BPPV, which is the most common of vestibular disorders and the most easily treated. 

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Top Seasonal Allergy Tips

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The immune system is one of our most precious resources for good health. Seasonal allergy symptoms are an indication of an overactive immune response against harmless pollens and are a useful sign that our immune system requires some support.  Here are some simple strategies to reduce your seasonal allergy symptoms and improve your immune system health. 

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