Health Spending Accounts

by Dr. David Peterson, Clinic Director of Active Back To Health Health Spending Accounts (HSA) are a recognized and accepted way for small business owners to write off their medical expenses including dental, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, counseling, optometry, prescriptions, etc. I have been using a HSA through Olympia Trust for 20 plus years. If you own a small business, …

3 Things You And Your Doctor Don’t Know About Your Heart

by Dr. Jennifer Harrison Ah, the human heart; the subject of so many poems and songs about heartache as well as joy and love. Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood to your brain and the rest of your body, that exercise is good for your heart and that too much stress can lead to heart attacks. It’s also common …

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES!

Let our Massage Therapists at Active Back to Health soothe away your last few weeks of winter! Book your first time massage with one of us between February 13- March 10 and enjoy $20 off a 1 hour massage*   *some restrictions apply, see front desk staff for details

Seared Shrimp with Coconut Curry Vegetables

by Dr. Robert Cumming Seared Shrimp with Coconut Curry Vegetables 2 Cups snow peas (or snap peas) 1 red pepper 1 Tbsp minced ginger 1 lb peeled shrimp or scallops 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 Tbsp butter 1 lime 1 tsp hot curry paste 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup basil, chopped Jasmine rice Trim snow …

Sugar: Are You Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison Who didn’t grow up being given candy or a cookie as a “treat”? The majority of us have this belief that sweets are a positive thing associated with being rewarded and feeling good. While it’s true that every cell in our body needs sugar/glucose to operate properly, the reality is that there can be too much …

5 Tips For A Happy Spine In 2017

by Dr. Robert Cumming We’ve all heard the latest buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” and simply sitting less seems like great advice but is easier said than done. Using the following tips should help increase your overall physical activity and make your spine much happier. All of the preceding assumes you are in a relatively sedentary, office type …

Are You Ready To Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison Are you excited about the New Year? Once again we get a fresh start, making new resolutions and setting new goals. But, what’s going to make it different this year compared to last year, or the year before that? Were you able to stop smoking? Were you successful in achieving your weight loss goals? Did you …

7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining Read More

No Time Like The Present

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison How often do we say, I don’t know where the time goes, time sure flies or I never have enough time? I have to admit that I tend to use these phrases more often than I should. For some people they may feel like they have too much time on their hands. Certainly as we enter …

Cooking With Essential Oils!?

By Jen Collins, RMT   This week I’m sharing a recipe that I just tried, and LOVED! It uses a couple of ingredients from a company that I use everyday in my home. I use the Young Living Essential Oils for everything from cleaning our teeth and counters to healing dry chapped skin to fighting off bugs to flavoring our water!! When its 30 …