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Several articles written by Dr. Markus Thiel have been published in local newspapers and we are happy to share these with you to give you information on overall health and wellness as well as the remarkable benefits of  Low Intensity Laser Therapy.

Plan to Eat Properly! - by Dr. Markus Thiel

There are many benefits to speak of when one is considering eating properly. But first, what is eating properly? Well, the Reader’s Digest version goes as follows. Cardinal rule #1. Do not wait until you are hungry to eat. You should be eating about 5 to 6 times per day. This will keep your body in a "fed" state, one that...
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"Good Morning...Let the Stress Begin" - by Dr. Markus Thiel

I had a patient ask me if there was something they ‘could take for their stress’. It is an all-too-common question in this day and age. Most homes have difficulty, or rather challenges with both parents working, or growing children, health or financial concerns and otherwise. I believe stress is in all of us. It is the human...
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Where Will You Live when Your Body Wears Out? - by Dr. Markus Thiel

Your body is your main vehicle. Treat it with the respect it deserves. A question I routinely ask my patients is, "Where will you live when your body wears out?" It is a simple rhetorical question, but it seems to get the point across to most people. Unfortunately, most of us take our bodies for granted thinking that it will adapt...
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Learn to Love Your Gut Flora - by Dr. Markus Thiel

Gut and bacteria. My 11-year old daughter would say, "OMG dad, gross." What do those two words make you feel - in your gut? Distasteful words, yes, but the role they play in your mental health is powerful. There is a growing and very compelling body of research that illustrates that deficiencies in the manner of intestinal...
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"Water, Water, Everywhere" - by Dr. Markus Thiel

The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge has a quote that starts, "Water, water, everywhere..." and it might want to finish, "...and for good reason." The degree to which you are hydrated dictates your overall state and health. In fact, few things in this universe perpetuate life as well as water. Insert boring...
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Can Vitamin D Prevent Diabetes? -by Dr. Markus Thiel

Research demonstrates that higher vitamin D levels are linked to lower diabetes risk. Vitamin D may play an important role in preventing diabetes by improving insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in those patients that might otherwise be at risk for diabetes. Dr. Anastassios Pittas, from the division of endocrinology, diabetes and...
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Open Your Eyes to the Need for Sleep -by Dr. Markus Thiel

Whenever I have a new patient come to my clinic, I like to spend at least 45 minutes with them. I want to get an idea of what it is like to live in their skin. I believe talking with your patient is the most important part of determining if you can help them or not.                ...
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Laser Therapy Turns ‘on’ Body’s Ability to Heal Itself

I have had an awful lot of emails regarding my June 11 article about the use of laser therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. It seems many people are as excited about this therapy as I am. I received my certification in Low Intensity Laser Therapy application in Alberta so that I could bring this technology to my clinic...
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Potential Benefits of Laser Therapy shouldn’t be Kept Secret

Though low intensity laser therapy (lilt) is relatively new to the Okanagan, its therapeutic applications have been around for over three decades. I consider myself fortunate to have a laser clinic within my practice, as many patients have had profound improvements with its application. It seems to be one of the best kept secrets of Kelowna....
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