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Dominick Hussey

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Dominick is a Functional Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner at the <a href="http://www.ottawaholisticwellness.ca/">Ottawa Holistic Wellness Centre</a>. His passion is in determining the real, underlying cause for those symptoms and in so doing to bring about true, deep, lasting healing, rather than rely on approaches which simply provide a band-aid solution to mask and temporarily relieve symptoms.
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10 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Health And Wellbeing

10 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Health And Wellbeing

Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a mixture of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation. Humans have been practising yoga for over 5,000 years. Every summer in Ottawa yogis emerge from their respective studios and converge in front of the Parliament building for [...]

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8 Ways to Relieve Spring Allergy Symptoms Without Medication

8 Ways to Relieve Spring Allergy Symptoms Without Medication

Many people in Ottawa who suffer from spring allergies automatically reach for medication to help relieve their symptoms. It is true that an anti-histamine medication such as Benadryl will give you instant relief, but like any drug, they may have long-term adverse effects on your health. In a study, [...]

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4 Popular food myths that drive me crazy

4 Popular food myths that drive me crazy

I recently went for a meal at Millstones in Ottawa and noticed that they had started labelling menu items with calorie intake. Since January 1st, 2017, all restaurants in Ontario with more than 20 locations have to show how many calories each of their food and drink menu items represent. While some health [...]

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Antibiotics: Are they bad for you?

Antibiotics: Are they bad for you?

"My family physician wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won’t go away, but I have read that antibiotics may damage my gut and may even make me put on weight,” a client asked me just the other day. “I’ve read conflicting reviews, and I know you’ve [...]

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You Are What You Eat : Processed food Additives Linked to Obesity, Gut Inflammation and Food Addictions

You Are What You Eat : Processed food Additives Linked to Obesity, Gut Inflammation and Food Addictions

Processed food can remain longer on shop shelves, but what does that spell for our digestion? In a new research paper published in the journal Nature, scientists from Georgia State University examined how food additive emulsifiers affect the digestive health of mice. Emulsifiers are added to most processed [...]

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What’s Your Story? The Future of Healthcare

What’s Your Story? The Future of Healthcare

Photo Courtesy of Dollar Photo Club. Jane, 44 lay frozen on the treatment table. A few seconds before a searing bolt of pain had gone through her back as though someone had just stabbed her with a red-hot poker. She looked up at the health practitioner and asked, “I don't understand where this pain [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis or Joggers Heel: An Early Sign of Diabetes?

Plantar Fasciitis or Joggers Heel: An Early Sign of Diabetes?

Lets talk about Jeff, 45. He lives in Kanata with his wife Jill and his two daughters. He does little exercise in the winter, but enjoys jogging from April to September. He has put on a few pounds over the winter, which he blames to his lack of exercise and sweet tooth. After a few weeks into starting [...]

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Nine Steps to a Healthier You!

Nine Steps to a Healthier You!

Martine, 44, works for Statistics Canada. She is married with two children, Samantha, 13, and Gordon, 11. Both play high-level soccer, which means that both she and her husband Graham are kept extremely busy ferrying them both to practice sessions and games. This combined with a demanding job and shouldering [...]

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Sleep Apnea? How Controlling Your Blood Sugar Could Help

Sleep Apnea? How Controlling Your Blood Sugar Could Help

Robert, 45, is a business consultant and lives with his wife Susan and two children in Greely, Ottawa. About a year ago, he visited his family physician due to problems with his sleep. He explained to the doctor that for that last three months he had been waking up in the middle of the night with a [...]

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The Gluten Free Diet: Why it Might Not be Helping You

The Gluten Free Diet: Why it Might Not be Helping You

I have lost count of the number of clients at Ottawa Holistic Wellness that I have advised to go on a gluten free diet because I determined it would help their symptoms. For the vast majority, it was a positive experience. Their long-term chronic symptoms disappeared. For the minority, the effort was [...]

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