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Primitive Patterns ArticlesWritten by Lukas Burella

Movement is Medicine

Physical Inactivity We have all heard time and time again that physical inactivity is bad for us, and we know it can lead to weight gain, brain fog, chronic illness and a host of other problems, but why? Over the course of this blog we will look into a hypothesis that states that physical inactivity leads to the accumulation of…

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East Vs West

In recent years, the battle between the right ways to practice medicine has been dichotomous, and holds a single truth in the minds of many people. Eastern and Western medicine in modernistic society has been engaged in a tug of war, with no balance in sight. Each practice of medicine holds its strengths and weaknesses. It is important for every…

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Change The Way You Warm Up

There are countless times in life that require proper preparation in order for success to result. Any test or exam, meeting or interview, or even making yourself or family a great meal, all take some degree of preparation. Think of a test you write, for example. In order to perform at the best of your ability, you first need to…

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Setting Goals You Can Achieve

75% of chronic illnesses can be improved or cured with four lifestyle changes: reducing exposure to tobacco smoke, improving nutrition, getting more physical activity, and reducing stress. Obviously, many people recognize that implementing these changes is worthwhile. Still, many of us are falling short in these endeavours. As part of the theory of self concept, Carl Rogers identified three components:…

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Move For Your Backs Sake

Your back is home to more than 30 vertebrae. These vertebrae run from the base of your skull all the way down to your pelvis, which is quite a large portion of your skeletal system. There are also multiple trunk muscles which wrap around your spine for both movement and stabilization purposes. The best alignment during movement is when the…

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No diet is the Perfect Diet

Before we get into this article I want to share some basic nutrition information with everyone that is vital to understanding how the body works. 1 gram of carbohydrate has 4kcal. 1 gram of protein has 4 kcal and 1 gram of fat has 9kcal. These are referred to as at water general factors. So by knowing how many calories…

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The Brain and your Gut

The Gut Brain Axis As someone who has dealt with the ups and downs of crohn’s disease for four years now managing the inflammation within my intestine has become one of my top priorities. The gut is such an important part of our health and wellbeing and the more we learn about the gut the more we appreciate its importance…

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