The Thrive team has had quite the day yesterday (August 8, 2018).
After seeing a dark spot develop in her vision in the afternoon, Maggie went to check in with her optometrist. The optometrist quickly diagnosed her with a detached retina. Dr. Kate and Maggie headed out to Calgary to Rockyview Hospital where they met an eye specialist, did more testing and she headed into surgery at 12:00 a.m. midnight. By 3:00 a.m. Maggie came to - the surgery was successful. Her recovery will be about 3 weeks.
We know you all love Maggie and will be thinking of her! She’s looking for podcast, audiobook and Netflix recommendations. :) We will be providing updates to our Thrive community via our Facebook page. <3
We can’t believe it has already been 1 whole year! As a thank you to our patients for your continued support of the Thrive team, and commitment to your own health and wellness, we will be doing 3 days of giveaways next week. Everyones name will be automatically entered into our draws Monday July 16th, Wednesday July 18th and Friday July 20th.
What’s up for grabs you might ask? Well, let us tell you:
Brewer’s Apprentice, located in Calgary has kindly donated a gift-box loaded with some ciders and pale ales and a $20 gift card that can be used to fill up the growler that is included in the gift set.
Cineplex Family Pass - Take your family out to the movies, or make it a date night! Either way, it’s a night out on us!
Want to increase your chance of winning?
Tell your friends about us! Social media presence helps us communicate with our community and it is something that new patients l...
We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about people trying to clean up their diet - staying away from prepackaged (or fast) food. So we thought we would share some of our favourite recipes with all of you throughout the next couple of weeks.
For this week we’ve got a tasty caesar salad for you. A really easy and fast way to prep for the week is to make a big salad and just add the dressing the day of. Most people do this but then add a commercial salad dressing which is full of preservatives, fillers and lots of sugar which increases inflammation in your body and gut and reduces the overall healthiness of the salad.
Always be sure to add nuts and seeds to your salad, not only is this a tasty addition but it’s also a great source of nutrients for your brain and body. This salad can be modified for vegetarians or you can add bacon or chicken for some extra protein.
Hi everyone. A few weekends ago I attended a conference that explored the relationship between the gut-brain axis. What does that mean? It means whatever is happening in our bowels directly impacts our brain. Take a minute and think about the magnitude of this connection.
Lets think of someone who suffers from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Celiac, Crohn's or anyone that has a sensitivity or allergy to a food. Each time they eat something that their body doesn't tolerate, there is an immediate histamine response, which causes an influx of inflammation in their bowels. We consider this a local-level inflammatory response. We all know that the body is very inter-connected and so this local inflammation soon becomes systemic, which directly targets your brain.
You may think, "well I don’t struggle with any of those conditions", but have you ever experienced bad gas, bloating, general muscle aches or a headache after a meal? What about feeling fatigued, foggy or slower c...
We are sad to announce that January will be Chelsie Cameron’s last month with us. She has been an incredible office manager and one of the friendly faces that greets you each time you come to Thrive. She has endless energy, a big heart and adds so much value to our Thrive community. Chelsie was offered an exciting position, heading back to her roots, working with animals, but has promised that she will be back to visit frequently. We are grateful that we were part of her journey (even for this short time) and wish her the best of luck in this next endeavour.
Here we are in the midst of the holiday season, a time for family, friends and cheer. However, as many of you know sometimes there’s something else that comes with the holidays… stress! We know there’s such a thing as too much family time and that’s why self-care is so important. Stress is a normal part of our lives - but it’s always good to keep it at a minimal. Here are some quick and easy ways to reduce the stress this holiday season:
1. Breath deeply
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in our body. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain telling it to chill out! The brain then sends this message to your body, resulting in reduced stress and anxiety.
2. Get a massage
Not only does getting a massage relax your muscles but studies show it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
3. Take a nap
Napping has the amazing ability of lowering cortisol (your stress hormone). Curl up on the couch for a short little cat nap. It will be a restart to your day when y...
How is it already mid-November?! The time has flown by since opening in July 2017. We are celebrating our first couple of successful months and are grateful that so many previous patients of Dr. Lingards and Maggie’s have visit us at Thrive.
The clinic has been a bustling place with lots of people getting back from vacation or families getting ready to go back to school. I think it’s safe to say we are all enjoying the beautiful weather we are having especially knowing snow will start to fly soon!
We wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped and supported us in opening our doors to serve the Airdrie community. We had amazing friends and family who pitched in to transport furniture, paint and even donate art. We couldn’t have done it without all of you - thank you!
Ever since March where my practice took an unexpected turn I've been quietly (and quickly) planning what comes next. Finally I'm ready to tell all of you ... I'm opening a practice! Best of all? It's in Airdrie.
I've been fortunate enough to meet and treat amazing people in Airdrie and I just couldn't leave them. I'm almost ready to open my doors. I've had a great group of family, friends and professionals that have allowed me to do so much in such little time. We have just a couple final details to complete and then we can let all of you know where we are located and how to book with us. We are hoping for an opening of mid-July.
I can't wait to see everyone and hear about how you are all doing.
I can't remember a time that I haven't worked. Ever since I was 13 I had a job. The myriad of jobs include working at a gas station, green-house work, doing meat inspection and working one-on-one along side a boy with Down syndrome. When I went to university and then to chiropractic college I juggled full-time school, jobs and travelling back to my hometown to care for my ailing father. Taking time off to care for myself has never been an option.
In 2011 I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis. An MRI and a caring doctor realized that it had been undiagnosed since the age of 12. And so began a long journey of managing the ongoing pain, adjusting my lifestyle, diet and navigating an often confusing and frustrating medical system.
Over the past year the pain had increasingly became unmanageable. The growth had bound all of my internal organs (colon, uterus, ovaries, appendix, liver, bladder and kidneys) making simple movements, like walking, near impossible. Different food would s...