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  • Maple Shores Health Centre’s 30 Minutes for 30 Days Challenge
    October 13, 2015 | 0 comments

    Dr. Haessler invites you to ‘Fall into Fitness’ with her and the rest of the Maple Shores Staff! 

    This energizing, fun challenge starts Oct 19th 2015 and runs until November 19th 2015


    Regular exercise at moderate intensity is an important tool for improving your mood, fighting stress and battling chronic disease, such as back pain and osteoporosis. Dr. Haessler’s challenge to you is to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine! This alone will reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and shed away any excess pounds to maintaining a healthy weight.


    Your 30 minutes of exercise can include: Any aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming or biking, climbing stairs or playing sports. Strengthening exercises and Yoga classes are also a great tool for overall stamina and flexibility!

    To join, simply ‘like’ our Maple Shores Facebook page and join the event ’30 Minutes for 30 Days’. Here you can see regular updates, delicious food recipes, challenges and so much more. You can also keep us informed on your progress, ask any questions and keep the group motivated!

    As part of 30 Minutes for 30 Days Challenge Lakeshore Recreation has generously offered 1 Free Day Pass to all participants as well, all participants can take any Metta Wave Yoga Class for a $10/drop in rate throughout the entire challenge!  

  • Meditation Classes with Frances Brown
    October 8, 2015 | 6 comments

    So many people come into the clinic with symptoms that are the result of stress in their lives.  While it is not always possible to avoid stress, it is possible to learn how to deal with it better.  Meditation can be a wonderful tool to learn how to quiet your mind and  relax your body.  By being still and allowing everything to be as it is without reacting to it, regardless if it is pleasant or unpleasant, it will subside.  You will eventually come into a state of peace.  The key to all of this is to react less and surrender more.   

    An effective meditation practise leads to peace of mind and well being, greater focus and creativity and better relationships.   The benefits of meditation are unique to each individual, but everyone can make significant personal gains but adding a meditiation practise to their daily life. In time you'll begin to move through life easier, living more in the moment and appreciating whatever life has to offer. 

    Here are the details of the Mindfull Meditiation with Frances Brown series beginning October 14th, 2015 at the Wise Owl in Port Elgin with Frances Brown.  

    Date: October 14th – November 4th, 2015

    Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:30pm .  
    Contact Yvonne or Lorrie at 519-389-1159 to attend. 
    Cost: $100.00 + tax / 4 classes

    Learn step by step instructions on how to reduce stress, decrease pain and be present with mind and body.

    Give it a try - your body will thank you!


  • 'Veggie Power Up' 12 Day Challenge
    August 25, 2015 | 0 comments

    Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when you eat more veggies? From lower blood pressure to improved appetite control to weight loss, simply boosting your veggie intake can go a long way toward helping you realize your health goals.

    From Aug 24-Sept 4, we invite you to join the Veggie Power Up Challenge that one of Dr. Haessler's colleagues has created. It is a FREE challenge to eat 1 cup of vegetables at every meal. We'll be cheering you on with easy recipe ideas, practical strategies and loads of support:https://www.facebook.com/events/1477499882549784/

    And of course Maple Shores has tons of healthy 'Veggie Powerful' recipes on our website:http://www.mapleshores.ca/patient-forms/recipes/

    You can start this challenge today or anyday and it can last for as long as you can! 

  • Deep Oscillation Therapy
    August 20, 2015 | 0 comments

    Gentle Therapy with amazing results!

    Deep Oscillation Therapy is a new and unique treatment method to our Maple Shores Health Centre. Its special structure allows you to create biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue areas using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components.

    The following physiological effects of Deep Oscillation are clinically proven:

    • Pain Reduction/Management – Deep Oscillation alleviates pain by reallocating and flushing out pain transmitting and mediating substances. It suppresses inflammation and oedema induced pain by restricting pro inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area. Great results for acute and chronic pain!
    • Swelling and Inflammation – Deep Oscillation suppresses acute and chronic inflammation by restricting pro-inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by inhibiting water and protein leakage from the blood and lymph vessels.  Treatment is available for Sinusitis, bursitis, arthritis, lung inflammation and more!
    • Circulation - In cases of chronic pain and posttraumatic conditions reduced mobility is often caused by constricted microcirculation due to increased tone of the muscles encasing capillary vessels. Deep Oscillation is a muscle relaxing and enables optimal metabolism and normalizing of defective nerve function. As a measurable sign range of movement can be obtained or even increased. This function is great for treating Spasms!
    • Scar Tissue and Cosmetics
      •  Cellulite Treatment through Oedema Reduction - Deep Oscillation positively affects all cellular and molecular mechanisms of cellulite. It improves blood and lymph flow in the deep skin and subcutaneous layers, diminishes inflammation and oedema. The girth of thighs and posterior decreases. 
      • Cellulite Treatment through Rough Fibrous Septae Disruption/Improvement of Skin Elasticity – This process disrupts or prevents the formation of rough fibrous saptae and reduces the sensitivity of skin cells to oestrogen hormones. This provides effective treatment of cellulite in 80% of women. Skin elasticity increases and fibrosis is reduced. Treatments include: post-surgical healing, cellulite, wound healing and burns.

  • Should You Be Taking a Multi-Vitamin?
    August 4, 2015 | 0 comments

    By: Dr. Jennifer Haessler, ND


    I get asked this question by patients very frequently.  My answer is yes and no.  It is difficult to get all of the nutrients we need from our food.  There is a depletion of nutrients in the soil, crops have been hybridized for taste over nutritional value, GMO produce offers debatable nutritional value, we are exposed to lots of environmental stressors that cause oxidative damage, and certain cooking methods can cause nutrient losses.  As a result, we can have nutrient deficiencies, even when we are eating adequate or excessive calories.   If a patient has no detectable nutrient deficiencies, then a good quality multi-vitamin is a helpful way to top up levels.  Along with a probiotic and a fish oil, I consider this part of a foundation for optimal health.  When choosing a multi vitamin it is important to look for one with easily absorbable forms of vitamins and minerals, such as the 5-MTHF form of folate (not folic acid), the methylcobalamin form of vitamin B12 (rather than cyanocolalamin), alpha, beta and gamma tocopherols of vitamin E (not just synthetically derived alpha-tocophorol), activated B6 as P5P (rather than pyridoxine HCl), and vitamin K in the forms of MK-7 and MK-4.  These forms of nutrients will help to ensure that the most benefit can be derived from the multi-vitamin. 


    Since a multi-vitamin usually has a little of a lot of nutrients, but a lot of nothing, the amounts in it aren’t high enough to bring levels back into the optimal range if people have nutrient deficiencies.  It is then more effective to take that nutrient on its own. A multi-vitamin could still be taken in addition to the single nutrients, but I try to be mindful of not giving patients too many supplements to take.  More benefit will be derived from taking therapeutic doses of depleted nutrients, than adding small amounts of several nutrients.  To determine what deficiencies may be present, certain nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iron can be measured inexpensively with blood work.  With other nutrients, inadequate levels can be determined fairly accurately based on symptoms alone (for example, low magnesium can cause constipation, muscle cramping, insomnia, and/or anxiety).  At the same time, I let patients know what foods contain those vitamins and minerals so that they can get as much nutrition as possible from their diet.