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I hate migraines!!

On Saturday, I had a migraine. It came out of nowhere but it was certainly present. It started off as a mild headache but whenever I had to do something active I would be left with pounding/pulsing pain. It was like there was a sudden little miniature person playing the drums in my head. The

Ergonomics – what does it mean anyway?

I laughed when I looked up ergonomics – it means, the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. It’s not the term by which we seem to know it! We use this term in the context of our physical position at work and injury prevention – not our efficiency ☺ Our workplace tasks are

You don’t have to be a football player to hit your head

A few years ago, Will Smith starred in a movie called “Concussion.” He later reported he was disappointed because it didn’t create the buzz about the long-term effects of concussions that he was hoping for. Since 2015, whether it was sparked from Hollywood or not, I have noticed more and more talk about concussions, specifically
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Have you ever looked Martin in the eyes?

When I was in grade 13 I had an eye accident. I was helping my dad build a deck and a screw flew into my eye and damaged my pupil. Not a great thing to happen, but Dr. Emilie will say it was a great thing. She was in my English class and was intrigued

Intermittent Fasting or Breakfast?

Here at Oaktree we often fast for our breakfast. Does that sound weird? I know a lot of people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Is that true? Why would anyone fast for 16 hours a day? Isn’t that crazy? At Oaktree we often do things that are much different
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This Winter are You Breathing in Toxins?

With all the cold temperatures we have had lately, you are probably spending lots of time indoors.  We often hear our patients telling us how tired and unmotivated they feel this time of year.  Hibernating is a term that we keep hearing – but what if you were hibernating in an area that is making
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My first Air B&B, Respecting your elders, I love grandmas

I recently went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to learn more about eyes and acupuncture. As I talked about recently, I have opened up more space in my life for this new passion! I had a fabulous seminar with Mats Sexton (“the pindoctor”) but funnily enough, my biggest takeaway from this trip weren’t the acupuncture techniques or