Balance Point Health Care

How to find the right Osteopathic Practitioner

It's hard when you are sourcing out a health care specialist, especially when it may be a new discipline that you haven't tried, like Osteopathy. Here are my top 5 questions to ask a potential therapist to ensure you have enough information to make an...

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Acidity Versus Alkaline

As Live Blood technicians we often see patients/clients that are more acidic rather than alkaline. The goal for a healthy body is to keep your body’s PH level as close to 7.4 as possible. Your body and blood have a PH of 7.35 to 7.45, slightly...

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Coffee Break

I’m fortunate that I very rarely have headaches, but yesterday I had a doozy. I don’t know if it was the intense heat or all the humidity we’ve been having, but my head was pounding all day. By late afternoon I was desperate for relief and...

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Helping Our Children Stay Balanced

The weather has finally shifted from cold, gloomy days to bright sunny days with a warm wind that naturally uplifts our mood and energy. In the same way we begin to feel more energetic and happy, this Spring time weather brings about an increase in...

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Salt. Healing or Harmful?

So What's the deal with SALT?  Is it good for us or not? Salt, also known as Sodium Chloride, is a chemical compound that our body needs and is essential to our health.  Salt regulates our body's fluid, cellular structure, balances our electrolytes and pH and...

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Spring Clean Your Liver!

It is finally Spring!! Winter is over and the days are getting longer, we naturally start to feel more energy and vitality. In Chinese medicine, Spring is the time of the liver. It is Spring cleaning time! Now is the time for us to cleanse...

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Asthma, breathing restrictions, post pneumonia

Restrictions with your breathing can come from many different factors. Asthma can be a very serious breathing problem that for some of the population needs to be treated with medication, to open inflamed restricted bronchus. Sometimes, it's mechanical in nature. When looking at someone who complains...

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Heartburn…a different view

Heartburn is one of natures more annoying creations, and anyone who has experienced that burning sensation will agree. There can be many causes for this often complicated condition like a too acidic diet, bacterial infection (h pylori) or low stomach acid. (that's right, not high stomach acid) Being a Manual...

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Lower Back Pain

Most people get low back pain. If you take a minute to think about it, I am sure you can think of two or three people immediately who have or are currently suffering from back pain. The funny thing is, that all back pain is...

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The Gentle Daily Detox

It is January and the start of a new year! Most of us indulged in the holidays and are ready to get back on track to start this year off on a healthier path. The gyms are packed and everyone is looking at every new...

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Feeling SAD a little too often?

For many of us, the holiday's represent a time for family, friends, giving, laughter, serving and love. However, for many it is a reminder of what might be missing; of what could have been;  or missing loved ones who have passed; or feeling lonely. If you...

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How to Stay Healthy Over the Holiday

The holiday season is going to be in full swing now with all the last minute shopping, crowded parking lots, wrapping presents and hosting lavish dinners. 'T'is the season to be jolly', they say, but with everything going on, it can also seem a lot...

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Got a Sweet Tooth?

Sugar Substitutes to Satisfy Your Cravings Holiday season is approaching fast and so are all the tempting goodies. The Christmas cookie exchange parties, holiday dinners and work social gatherings have begun and all the glory of baking (and eating) is in full motion! Every year we do...

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Green Smoothie Bowl

Recipe by Nindy Grewal, Nutritional Practitioner at Balance Point Health Centre. Ingredients: 1 cup of cold filtered water handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) - frozen or fresh huge handful of kale or spinach 1 scoop of whey or vegan protein 1 tsp of cinnamon 1...

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Halloween Tricks or Treats?

It’s that time of year again….Halloween is here with all the ghouls and ghosts roaming our streets. I for one have always loved Halloween – dressing up and being any character my heart desires each year. Now my children have followed in my footsteps and...

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Top 10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

On Guard is a 'must have' therapeutic grade essential oil blend for any home. It contains a mix of sweet orange essential oil, rosemary, clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus.  These essential oils work together to create a powerful and versatile infection-fighting and disinfectant blend.  Each ingredient in...

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B12 Shots Available Again at Balance Point

We know you've been missing out on B12 injections since the regulations changes to Naturopathic Doctors last July. We're happy to share that B12 INJECTIONS ARE BACK! Balance Point is very excited to extend a "Congratulations" to our own Dr. Jennifer Kaster ND for successfully competing the...

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Clean up Your Cleaning Routine

Let's talk cleaning.  First, I hate cleaning.  Anyone with me on this? On the other hand, I do love a clean home that smells fresh and uplifting. My sense of smell is pretty sensitive these days, especially since I cleaned up the products I use.   It's interesting...

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How to read labels…

When I became interested in the power of food on overall well-being, I became obsessed with reading labels.  I'm pretty good at it now and have even got my kids doing the same...

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Transitions In UX Design

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App’s Update Reaches More Customers

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Interview With CEO Of Big Data Startup

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New Trends In Responsive Design

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UX Design Aimed At Millenials

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Tips & Tricks For Managing A Team

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Designing The App Of The Future

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New App Deliveres Fresh Ideas

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Nut Loaf

This loaf may just become a staple in your home for so many reasons.  One, you can make it on the weekend and then use it in so many different ways during the week.  Crumble it up and use it as a salad topper, heat and...

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Excess Sugar and Aging

Blog by Natasha DeCarie, Certified and Registered Holistic Nutritionist There are many forms of sugar; corn syrup, cane sugar, sucrose, fructose, maltose, and sorbitol just to name a few and they all have one thing in common - they are all addictive. Sugar might not cause physical...

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Diffuser Blends for the Holidays

Even though there isn't any snow yet here in Oakville, it’s sure beginning to smell like it! There is no doubt that there are certain smells that simply remind you of the holidays. Above are 8 recipes for holiday diffuser blends that will help you get into...

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How I treated my Lyme Disease

Lyme disease from ticks is becoming a very prevalent issue in Canada. I have seen more and more cases coming my way in the recent years. The challenge is that it is very hard to detect in regular blood testing and can go undiagnosed for...

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Metagenics Detox Diary…

It was time for my annual spring detox.  The signs were there.  I was a little more 'angry' at the little things, tired at the end of the day, digging into my dark chocolate stash before 9:00 am in the morning and sugar cravings taking...

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Green Detox Smoothie

If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious green smoothie designed to support your body’s natural detoxification efforts, this Green Detox Smoothie is for you. This smoothie contains potent green superfoods: spirulina, chlorella and/or cilantro. The combination of ingredients result in what is perhaps the most potent...

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Oat Pancakes (wheat free)

These pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast because they are filling, healthy and delicious!  Better yet, they are very simple to make and require only a blender. That's right, only one thing to wash! 1 1/2 cups wheat free oats 1/2 cup gluten free...

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High heel heck!?

Now I will be the first to admit that high heels do look fantastic on all women and also the first to  shout at the top of my lungs that they are the worst thing you can do to your feet other than flip flops. ...

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Snowball Cookies – revamped!

Cookies, treats, chocolate…they are everywhere during the holiday season. If you want to stick to your health goals over the holidays but at the same time, not feel deprived, there are many options that are similar to our ‘old’ favourites that are worth a try....

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Orange Almond Biscotti

This was one of my all time favourite treats before I began eating gluten free.  This gluten free version is fantastic!  This version is made of healthier ingredients, not the sugar and wheat loaded ones you would purchase at the coffee shop.  Add cranberries or chocolate...

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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf (grain free)

This recipe is fantastic.  Why? It is gluten free (no bloating!) High in protein (eggs) and fiber (thank-you coconut flour) You can send it in your kids lunches - nut free! Good amount of healthy medium chain fats for energy Low glycemic - therefore no sugar spikes and dips (in...

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‘Tis the Season…Fa La LaaaChoooo!

Article by Shannon Gregory, Live Blood Analysis As the holiday season approaches, we have many stressors. We rush to buy baking to pass off as our own or stay up all night baking, to prove we can still do it all We decorate the home to look festive...

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