Chiropractic Care – Looking Out for Yourself

Just as there are excellent doctors and malpractice-in-the-making doctors, there are excellent chiropractors and those who simply shouldn’t be part of the healthcare system – ever!

Your primary care giver may recommend treatment from one of the chiropractor Victoria BC as additional help for an existing condition.  You may be anxious about this recommendation – there is much information on the internet about favourable (and unfavourable) chiropractic experiences.

Establishing credibility

Chiropractors, like those of the Achieve Health Clinic group, are healthcare professionals.  They must pass a demanding course of study and exams conducted by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.  Every chiropractic doctor wishing to practice in British Columbia must be a registered member of the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC).

Checking credentials

If your doctor hasn’t recommended a specific chiropractor to you, you may have to search for one yourself:

  • Ask for referrals from friends and family members.
  • Ask your doctor – just because a referral wasn’t offered doesn’t mean your doctor can’t/won’t make a recommendation.
  • Ask your insurance representative – agents frequently hear about the good and not-so-good healthcare experiences of their clients.
  • Use the CCBC website to search for a CCBC member:  are there any complaints or disciplinary actions on file for that chiropractor?
  • Check reviews on the Internet:  people are increasingly inclined to post positive or negative service reviews online.

Look out for…

The Internet is rife with horror stories on almost any subject, including chiropractic care.  While it is best to view these reports with caution, there are some warning signs to be aware before and as you meet with a chiropractor:

  • Contacts you – be wary of the chiropractor who contacts you, first, with a “Heard you’ve been injured…”line.  This unexpected caller may be an ambulance chaser scrounging for a new patient.
  • Automatically wants to take full-spine or repeated x-rays.
  • Doesn’t complete a comprehensive history and clinical exam before recommending treatment.
  • Promises that treatment will improve, cure, or prevent disease with regular check-ups and manipulations.
  • Expects you to sign a long-term care contract.

Additional clues may include:

  • A poorly run, dirty-looking office and examining/treatment rooms.
  • Failure of the doctor and/or staff to listen respectfully to you and answer your questions.
  • Failure to completely explain the course of treatment before beginning treatment.
  • You do not experience significant improvement within 6 – 8visits.

You have the right to expect ethical treatment from chiropractors Victoria BC.  If you feel you have in any way experienced careless or unethical treatment, you may file a complaint with the CCBC.

Chiropractic treatment can be a very beneficial part of your healthcare program.  Your healthcare provider and chiropractic specialists, like the team at Achieve Health Chiropractors, can work together to help you through a time of pain and difficulty.

 

Greek God Vs Oikos Yougurt

This blog post will be an article and comparison of Green God vs Oikos Greek Yougurt.

The reason why is because Greek Yogurt is very trendy right now. Kind of like how Yam fries were all the rage a few years ago. Or even the bacon trend. Seriously, bacon is all over the place right now.

But it seems like the greek yogurt trend will not end soon. I know it’s a big stable in my diet. For good reason as it’s really, really good. Addicting one might say.

However, not all Greek yogurt is created equal. A few brands have far too many calories in them. Calories are so important to the diet.

If you don’t know by now, my personal story is littered with poor eating habits. Within the last few months though I sought out the help of a personal trainer and focused on calorie intake and output.

Labels Are Your Friend

Today when I was in the grocery store I decided to compare a few yogurt labels to each other. My personal trainer recommended Oikos by Danone. After comparing to it couple of other brands of Greek Yogurt, I now know why!

 

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The picture above is Oikos Coconut vs Greek God Honey. I use to eat a lot of the Greek God Honey a few years back. It’s even better than Oikos but as you see from the label, it’s not that healthiest.

So now to compare the two yogurts head to head.

Greek God Vs Oikos

First off you will notice Greek God is per 125 Grams as compared to 175 for the Oikos. It’s always important to be aware of the serving size per measurement figure. Often times companies will put a lower measurement to make their labels read better. But as you can see, it’s still way higher across the board than the Oikos.

To get them on the same level we have to times the serving size of the Greek God by 40%.

The next thing and most obvious is the amount of calories. The Greek God has 252 calories per 175 grams vs just 150 calories for the Oikos. Oikos wins this battle.

The fat content for the Greek God is through the roof. 11 grams vs 0. Oikos wins again.

The carbs battle goes to Greek God. Greek God has 20.4 grams of carbs while Oikos has 23.

The sugar intake is very close. 20 grams to 19 for Oikos. I’ll admit that that is not ideal on boths sides. If you choose regular Greek Yogurt from both brands, you’ll find a lower amount of sugar. On a side note, check out Sugar Stacks for a visual idea of how many cubes of sugar 19 looks like.

The biggest battle is for the protein.

Protein is so important for anyone no matter if you are trying to lose or grain weight. Your body needs it and yogurt is once source it can get it from. By looking at the labels Oikos has double the amount of Greek God. Greek God has 7 grams while Oikos has 14.

So there you have my Greek God vs Oikos Greek Yogurt comparision. In the next blog post I’m going to compare Liberte against Oikos. Stay tuned for that!