One of the worst things about allergies or the common cold is the nasal congestion that’s often associated with them. When you can’t breathe through your nose properly, you’re eager to find relief. Unfortunately, the relief that you do...
With this year’s wildfire season being one of the worst that British Columbia has seen, it’s no surprise that there is an increase in respiratory-related illness – especially among children and seniors. To make matters worse, anyone who has...
Arthritis. Colitis. Pancreatitis. Tonsillitis. Sinusitis. All very different medical conditions with very different symptoms, but all having one thing in common: Inflammation. The ending of each of these conditions, -itis, is the medical term that is used to describe...
Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting the lungs, and is defined as chronic inflammation of the airway which causes difficulty breathing. To date, an estimated 3 million Canadians suffer from asthma. Who Gets Asthma? While asthma is more common in childhood...
Your sinuses make up your upper respiratory tract from your nose all the way to your throat. They are located in your forehead (known as the frontal sinuses), your cheekbones (known as the maxillary sinuses), and behind the nose...
Back pain is something that commonly affects a large number of individuals – particularly those who are elderly, have jobs that require them to do heavy lifting, or play sports. As we age, it is not uncommon for our spines...

The Use of NSAIDs

If you suffer from chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, headaches, arthritis, or even have dental issues (such as TMD) and menstrual cramps, then you’re most likely familiar with NSAIDs – also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The most common, traditional...
When Canadians think of inflammation, we often think of it as damage to the body that causes pain and swelling, and even infection. While this is true to a certain extent, inflammation is actually the body’s natural response to...