Sore Throat

A sore throat is a painful or irritated feeling at the back of your throat every time you swallow. It’s one of the first and most common symptoms of a common cold. It’s the result of pain and inflammation of the tissue and mucous membranes of your throat and may be aggravated by talking or Read More »

9th November

So there it is, it’s official. The election is behind us and now what. Many are asking themselves that very question right now. Now what? How do I go on? Of course, because we’ve told our news media we want the bad news, we’re already hearing the horror stories of little kids telling their classmates Read More »

Breakfast Soup

Soup for breakfast only sounds weird until you’ve tried it. Once you see you good you feel with that warm nourishing bellyful, you won’t look back. AND it’s so much healthier than those danishes and bagels (no offence to bakers). Start your day off with warm, energy-packed food and enjoy your baked goods at your Read More »

A Few Words About Bone Broth

What is bone broth, and why do we eat it? For those of you who’ve come into the office, you may have gotten advice to incorporate bone broth into your diet. It’s not only a fad, but we’ve also been getting healthy eating bone based soup for generations (chicken soup anyone?). The advantage of making Read More »

Fire Season

I’d love to pull together another post about fire and smoke and their effects on our health, but right now I just wanted to quickly thank everyone who’s sent good wishes for the safety of our Walker Basin property. Although we’re not using it as Vickery Health & Wellness North right now, we’d prefer the Read More »

Beating the Heat – Eating in Summer

The weather outside is Frightful!  Today (Friday) it will ONLY be in the low 90s, up from the low 70s earlier this week. Tomorrow will be than mid-90s and Sunday will be a mere 105. Monday is the hottest day at 107 and then it will SLOWLY go back down to the low 90s. So Read More »

Immunity and Chinese Medicine

With the onset of spring and then again in late summer I tend to see an increase in patients who struggle with allergies. Boosting immunity is the key to alleviating these symptoms. They may already be in full allergy misery, or simply anticipating the coming season. They’re the ones with the itchy eyes and ears, Read More »

Treating Pain with Acupuncture

There is an irony when it comes to using acupuncture to treat pain… Frequently patients who seek out acupuncture for their pain, do so as a last resort. They’ve tried everything else, from physical therapy to medications to surgery. It’s ironic because frequently acupuncture is effective in treating pain when nothing else has worked. Pain Read More »

Giving Back

Giving back to the community Giving back isn’t just a slick advertising hook here at Vickery Health & Wellness. Dr Vickery believes everyone should enjoy glowing good health. But she knows this is not as easy as waving a magic wand, and for some it’s an uphill battle. To help aid in that journey, she Read More »

Big THANK YOU to . . .

Dr. Ourfalian My amazing neighbour. He found my husband’s wallet and got it back to him today – before we even knew it was missing. Dr O has been my upstairs neighbour since I arrived at 18455 Burbank and the whole time he’s been a gem. I run into him (not literally) in the parking Read More »