Essential Oils

If you have never used essential oils, these fascinating healing tools are worth a try. They are cheap, safe, easy to use, very portable … and studies suggest that they can help treat pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety and many other symptoms related to pain and the brain. Their […]

Are You Poisoned?


“Sola dosis facit venenum – the dose makes the poison”
Paracelsus, 16th century physician
In 1962, John F. Kennedy proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week. This week has been promoted by poison centres in Canada since the 1980s. In 2017, a proclamation on poisoning […]

New Blood Test Means Less Radiation for Concussion Testing

This is one of many articles that have been in the media about a new blood test that will improve how we assess and treat traumatic brain injuries. The test, which is the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA, should almost completely replace the […]

The Danger of Lead Poisoning

This is one of many articles that highlight the dangers paint laced with lead. This paint still lingers in rich countries and is still being manufactured in poor ones. Children come into contact with the metal in dust, soil, water, and unfortunately in old paint. With half a million […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Complementary & Alternative Medicine for the Prevention & Treatment of the Common Cold

Complementary & Alternative Medicine for the Prevention & Treatment of the Common Cold

It’s officially flu season – if you haven’t been affected by the flu or the common cold, you probably know someone who has. With the different natural remedies & prescription drugs offered, it’s getting hard to tell what really works. Luckily, Dr. Richard Nahas and Dr. Agneta Balla, […]

A 10-minute message that will improve your life

We all worry about the impact of screens on our lives, and for our patients with vulnerable brains they are even more worrisome. Those of us with chronic pain, post-concussion syndrome, PTSD and other symptoms need to be extra careful.

This 10-minute TED talk tells us how screens steal some of […]

The immune system and depression

An interesting new study links an overactive immune system to trigger inflammation in the body. As a result this induces depressive symptoms such as hopelessness and unhappiness – also providing evidence for the interaction between the brain and immune function!

Read more.

A simple start to meditation

At Seekers we believe in the power of meditation.

In our earlier blog post we highlighted how meditation can help to alleviate chronic pain. This benefit along with reduction of stress, increased concentration, enhanced self-awareness and improved sleep are just a few ways in which scientific studies have demonstrated this daily […]

EMLA cream and acupressure

A recent trial found that arm acupressure was as good as EMLA cream for reducing needle pain in kids.

This study involved 120 children who underwent venipuncture at a hospital in Iran.  The kids were randomized into one of three groups that received either acupressure, EMLA cream (Eutectic Mixture of […]

Mindfulness Meditation and Chronic Pain

Mindfulness meditation utilizes the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain to target trauma and stress associated with the discomfort of chronic pain. This interesting article explains how meditation can process pain and ease our body with the power of our mind.

Click here to read.