Dominick Hussey

Contributor

Dominick is a Functional Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner at the Ottawa Holistic Wellness Centre. 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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Candida - Fad Diagnosis Or Real Condition

Candida - Fad Diagnosis Or Real Condition

Candida is one of those controversial topics in medicine. On the one hand, you have got the conventional medicine perspective, which holds that candida only causes problems in severely immunocompromised people like patients with HIV/AIDS. On the other hand, you have got some practitioners in the alternative [...]

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Resolving the Root Causes of ADHD

Resolving the Root Causes of ADHD

The incidence of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is on the rise in Canada. Why is this? It is not just genetics or bad luck. Environmental factors, like diet, do play a role, despite what conventional medicine might say. In this article, we will discuss how environmental [...]

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A Functional Medicine Approach To Addressing Anxiety

A Functional Medicine Approach To Addressing Anxiety

Anxiety can significantly impact your quality of life. While the conventional medicine approach focuses on balancing neurotransmitters in the brain, a Functional Medicine approach is to look for the root cause. Functional medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that looks teaches healthcare practitioners [...]

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Three Reasons Why The Canadian Conventional Medical System Is Destined To Fail

Three Reasons Why The Canadian Conventional Medical System Is Destined To Fail

In 2017, the Canadian medical healthcare system cost us approximately $264 billion. That cost equated to over 10 percent of our Gross Domestic Product. In 1975, the total cost of healthcare was below $25 billion, representing about 7 per percent of our GDP. Has this substantial increase in spending led [...]

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Healthy Food, Why Is There So Much Confusion?

Healthy Food, Why Is There So Much Confusion?

Are you are feeling overwhelmed regarding what is healthy food? There is a tonne of conflicting commentary in the media around food, and consequently, you may know who to trust or what to believe. For many years there was confusion over whether eggs were good or bad. People even made up jokes such [...]

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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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