With the start of school season, comes fall, and the start of kids (and adults) getting the flu. The flu can be miserable and often means being “out of commission” for at least a few days, if not more. Prescription antiviral drugs may ease symptoms associated with the flu, however being a virus, the flu […]
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How Sitting Reduces Health Potential
We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sitting down – and that’s not considering the eight hours we spend lying down, asleep. You might be sitting there thinking ‘not me’, but when you break your day down into time spent commuting, sitting at work, commuting back home again, and sitting down to binge-watch Netflix on an […]
The Importance Of Sleep
Sleep is an essential part of your health and well-being. It is equally essential as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Research shows that getting enough sleep every night helps protect your physical and mental health as well as improve your quality of life. How does sleep help your body? There are a number of key important outcomes from […]
Pediatric Injuries – What To Do If Your Child Takes A Fall
Children are prone to bumps, bruises, falls during their early years of life, and these are all part of a curious and active child. Knowing some practical steps and proper planning will prevent these injuries from occurring. Typically by the age of 3 a toddler has had 3 major falls and by the age of […]
Exercises for Optimal Joint Health
Exercise is important for all of us. Whether you are in perfect shape or have painful joints, it is important to tailor your workout routine to your body’s needs. Exercise is meant to nurture your body, not hurt your body. That said, if you have painful joints, don’t let this stop you from giving your […]
Meditation Tips for Beginners
Meditation is a mind training approach that often results in relaxation, stress reduction, and connecting with your body. It is often recommended as a practice to alleviate stress and tension brought upon the body. It also improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. By embracing meditation, it can help you emotionally, […]
When to Use Cold or Hot Treatment for an Injury
Whether from a fresh injury or a long-term issue, pain is something that we know you want relief from. The faster the better. If treating acute pain from an injury, one common, at-home remedy is a compress. However, the question always arises – “when should I use hot vs. cold?” Both cold therapy and hot […]
Beat Fatigue: Try These Energy Boosting Foods
We’ve all had those days. You wake up and an hour later you’re already tired. Sometimes we let fatigue win. When you start feeling exhaustion kicking in, it can be instinctive to reach for the nearest cup of caffeine infused coffee. This does provide a quick fix, however, you are setting yourself up to eventually […]
Tips to Improve Your Neck Health While Sleeping
The neck supports and mobilizes the head. That said, it is important to keep your neck healthy and ache free to avoid any limitations in your daily life. Neck pain occurs when there is pressure or tension on the cervical spine which in turn can create tension on the nerves that run through it. This […]
5 Summer Foods to Add to Your Diet
There are so many things to look forward to with summer around the corner. Vacations, family gatherings, and relaxation to name a few. Another thing that gets us especially excited this time of year is the food. Summer offers us some of the most delicious fruits and veggies to choose from. We’ve worked hard on […]
5 Ways to Stay Active as a Family This Summer
Trying to live a healthier lifestyle and getting more active is beneficial to everyone. Whether young or old, we all have room for improvement. It’s important to think not only of your own health but also your family’s. Stay active this summer and take the opportunity to get you and your family in shape. It […]
Oil Pulling: Everything You Need to Know
Oil pulling is a rapidly growing trend. This “trend” has actually been around for thousands of years and is here to stay. Oil pulling involves swishing about 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out. The oil used is typically coconut oil. Our mouths are home to […]
Improve Joint Health with These 5 Foods
Keeping your joints in good condition is essential to maintaining your mobility throughout life. While there’s no guarantee that you can avoid certain injuries that may damage your joints, you do have control over the food that you eat. Whether you’re looking to maintain your joints, or you need some arthritis pain relief, here are […]
6 Health Benefits of Restorative Yoga
With its wide range of benefits becoming more and more well-known, yoga has seen a surge in popularity. We all know that yoga is relaxing, increases flexibility, and tones even the most stubborn areas of the body, working wonders for the core, arms, and tush! However, the mental and physical health benefits of regular practice […]
Key Reasons to Seek Chiropractic Care
Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness. They want to know that what they do today won’t be the source of burden for them tomorrow. Chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be suffering, chiropractic care offers a […]
Chiropractic Care for Kids: Everything You Should Know
Children are at the beginning of their path in life and it’s important to have them checked by a chiropractor. We often forget that children have the same spine and nervous system as adults. The spine develops rapidly in the first 10 years of life. It is highly affected by the falls and injuries common […]
5 Tips For Preventing Migraine Headaches
If you suffer from migraines, you know how debilitating they can be. Some attacks can take hours to clear up, making it difficult or even impossible to get through a typical day’s activities. Learning to prevent migraines is essential to coping with the disorder and gaining control of your life. Here are five tips to […]
7 Bone Broth Benefits
Who knew that such a simple broth could pack in so many benefits? Surely you’ve have had, or at the very least, have heard of bone broth before. It’s what most of us turn to when we’re feeling down or under the weather. And there’s good reason for this inexpensive and highly nutrient rich food […]
The Benefits of “Grounding”
Grounding, also referred to as “Earthing”, is the practice of coming into direct contact with the ground to neutralize the positive electrical charges in our bodies. We are exposed to electro-magnetic fields all the time, but we are disconnected from the earth that grounds us and neutralizes the electrical energy inside of us. That electrical […]
Exploring the Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet
If you’ve been thinking about becoming a vegetarian, you’ll find lots of company. Many people are noticing the wide range of benefits that come with backing away from meat as the focus of a meal, and focusing on adding a variety of foods and vegetables to their diets. Want to know what benefits lie ahead […]
Should I Start High Intensity Interval Training?
Looking to ramp up your fitness regimen or exercise routine? You may find a solution in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)! This method of exercise will push your body to perform at its best. It’s a training system designed for those who like to get up and move – so if your preference is a […]
4 Tips to Keep in Mind While Gardening
Gardening can be an enjoyable and relaxing past time. There are many benefits to gardening, benefits such as getting a breath of fresh air, adding homegrown fruits and veggies to future meals, and destressing and unwinding. Even though gardening is a low-intensity past time, there are many injuries that can happen to us while we’re […]
How Do Probiotics Help the Body?
Have you been keeping up to date with the latest in nutritional news? If you have, you have probably heard about the many benefits of probiotics! Probiotics are “healthy” bacteria and yeasts that regulate harmful microorganisms and bacteria in the body, contribute to proper immune function and aid in nutrient absorption and digestion. What Do […]
The Restorative Power of a Good Night’s Sleep
“Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care…,” William Shakespeare knew what he was talking about with that line. A good night’s sleep makes a big difference in how people feel and perform. More importantly, at Rai Chiropractic, we know that getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis has important physical and […]
The Necessity of Staying Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water daily is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Can you believe that our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water?! As we perspire, breathe, or eliminate toxins through our bowels and kidneys, we are releasing water. All that lost water needs to be replenished […]
3 Secrets to Goal Planning for 2017
Ready to Ring in the New Year? Don’t Miss These Three Secrets to Goal Planning for 2017! If you’re ready to jumpstart the new year, there is nothing like planning new goals that actually benefit your body and mind. Read on to learn the top three secrets to getting where you want to be in […]
Why is Inflammatory Food “Bad”?
We all know that there is “good” food and “bad” food. Undoubtedly, we want to nourish ourselves with the best food available – food that will encourage natural growth, development and functionality. One food category that we recommend avoiding is inflammatory foods. Inflammatory foods are linked to a wide variety of diseases and conditions such […]
The Difference Between Organic and GMO Foods
One of the biggest hot topics of our time is the question of whether or not organic food is inherently better or healthier than genetically modified food (GMO). With more people seeking healthier lifestyles, having a solid diet is one of the key ingredients of maintaining such a lifestyle. However, few people are aware of […]
Healthy Tips to Prevent the Flu
It’s that time of year again; the weather is getting colder and sickness and the flu are on their way. Interestingly, it isn’t the cold weather that causes most people to get sick. Yes, chilly weather can start runny noses, but illness during the winter is actually more common because people spend more time indoors […]
Chiropractic Care: A Natural Migraine Solution
When you suffer from migraines you may feel like you don’t have control of your life – and that is the very opposite of how we want you to feel at Rai Chiropractic. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. They can be painful and frustrating, […]
5 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Healthy Nutrition
The goal at Rai Chiropractic is to help people achieve their overall health and wellness goals. We believe that the best way to do this is to be proactive in reducing the risk of pain and illness. Although we see many patients who are already suffering, we always tell our visitors that the best way […]
8 Healthy Spine Tips for Your Kid
Your children are going through an important time in neuromuscular development. Their bodies – bones, muscles and nervous system – are growing and maturing at an exponential rate. This is a very crucial time to be caring for their health and physical development. If you create and hone their good habits now, you put them […]
Is Text Neck Affecting You or Your Growing Kids?
Technology has such a large effect on our society. Most will generally think of its effects on our social skills or communication habits, but it can also affect your neurophysiology. “Text neck” refers to the repetitive stress injury due to a forward and hung head. This type of injury is becoming increasingly common because people […]
How Can Chiropractic Care Help My Child with Asthma?
If your child has asthma and you continually worry for their health, you can find solace with Rai Chiropractic. We help our younger visitors with a wide variety of conditions, but we often see those with asthma. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs and airway that can cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath […]
3 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Your Child’s Ear Infections
Ear infections, also known as otitis media, are a frequent problem in children. It’s the number one reason for children to visit chiropractors, and approximately 50% of infants have at least one ear infection before their first birthday. Ear infections can be a one-time occurrence, but it is not uncommon for it to develop into […]
For Moms and Infants: Receiving Chiropractic Care Before, During and After Pregnancy
You have just found out you are pregnant and you are overcome with bliss and joy. You and your partner are elated for the journey ahead, but you’re also worried about complications that can arise. You become more aware of your health and body and want to be in the best shape for the child […]
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For Moms and Infants: Receiving Chiropractic Care Before, During and After Pregnancy
You have just found out you are pregnant and you are overcome with bliss and joy. You and your partner are elated for the journey ahead, but you’re also worried about complications that can arise. You become more aware of your health and body and want to be in the best shape for the child you are carrying. Not only that, but you want yourself and the baby to be in perfect health when it arrives.
What is a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and How Can We Help?
Have you noticed that your child is acting unusually “klutzy”? Or perhaps you’ve recognized a noticeable slouch when they sit, and it looks like more than just bad posture? Or maybe your child is having difficulty with overstimulation.
If some of these things sound familiar, it’s possible that your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD) that should be evaluated.
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Debunking 4 Myths About Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors who work with children will attest to the many benefits of monitoring and fostering a healthy spine. Infants and children are at the very beginning of growth, and the following years to come are the most important for bodily development.
The spine alone grows rapidly within the first 10 years of life, and can be easily affected by repetitive motions and injuries that are common during this time – such as backpack usage, sitting at a desk for long periods and developing poor posture.
Meet Dr. Parm Rai
Dr. Parm Rai graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s in Biology (BSc.) and followed that by attending Southern California University of Health Sciences attaining his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), with honours. Dr. Rai began focusing himself in the healing arts by participating in Chiropractic mission trips to El Salvador during his […]
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