Dominick Hussey

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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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Breathing exercises to improve mental wellbeing

Breathing exercises to improve mental wellbeing

Whether we are anxious or relaxed, our breathing reflects these emotions in the nervous system. Thankfully, we can change our nervous system and emotions by becoming aware of and modifying our breath through breathing exercises. Breathing exercises can promote relaxation, help reduce pain, and improve [...]

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6 Surprising ways that gut issues may affect your health

6 Surprising ways that gut issues may affect your health

Do you suffer from digestive issues? Do you also experience non-digestive symptoms such as depression, weight gain, insomnia, acne or PMS? Did you know that the gut can have a hugely far-reaching impact on your health? Your gut can affect everything from energy, skin and even your mood. To illustrate [...]

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14 foods with immune boosting and antiviral properties

14 foods with immune boosting and antiviral properties

Are you looking for ways to help yourself in the light of the recent COVID virus pandemic? Since currently, there is no medical treatment for the virus, apart from trying not to be exposed, one of your best defences against the infection is your immune system. A healthy immune system is more than capable [...]

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Are Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Nutritionally Healthier

Are Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Nutritionally Healthier

People decide to follow a vegetarian or vegan for many reasons. Some because of the environmental impact and others for ethical concerns or on religious grounds. These reasons deserve respect and appreciation for considering the broader implications of their food choices. Some people also choose a vegetarian [...]

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A Functional Medicine Approach To High Cholesterol

A Functional Medicine Approach To High Cholesterol

The message from the majority of family physicians in Canada that "if you have high cholesterol you should take a Statin medication to lower it” is out of date and not in line with the most recent scientific evidence. Unfortunately, the latest scientific findings take an average of 17 years [...]

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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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