For many years, I have been on several medications including pain meds, statins, blood pressure meds, acid reflux meds, low dose aspirin, and hypothyroid meds. In the beginning, it may have been appropriate to be on these pharmaceuticals. However, within the last 3 years my son (Michael McIsaac) gently encouraged me to consider the influence of proper nutrition and its relationship to my health.
Michael slowly reduced my sugar intake/refined carbohydrates in all of its forms (bread, table sugar, sweets, fruit juices, excessive fruit consumption) while having me increase my fat consumption (coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, flax oil) and vegetable intake.
After I became comfortable with these changes, Michael then suggested I supplement with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3, and a multivitamin to account for potential micronutrient deficiencies (as he termed it).
Surprisingly, these changes made the medications I was taking redundant. In collaboration with my family physician and Michael, I was slowly weaned (while being closely monitored) off of most medications except my thyroid meds at the age of 72. In short, it is never too late to try, and it can be done. I love you Michael.
At 59 years old, some may ask why I would start seeing a Kinesiologist. Did I have issues? None that I knew of, except I was getting old! McIsaac Health Systems had been working with my wife (Dale Noseworthy) and she did have back issues that caused serious distress. The improvements that I saw in her situation after only a short time were remarkable.
My goal when I started was to maintain my activity level as I entered my 60’s. After 3 years with MHS, I continue to improve. I am amazed at how I feel and regular, consistent, and intelligently designed workouts are the key.
For those of you who may think that you are too old to consider starting let me provide my words of wisdom; while you are never too young to seek health and fitness, you are most definitely never too old!
I’ve had back problems for many years. In 2009, my Chiropractor recommended strength and conditioning and suggested I contact a Kinesiologist (McIsaac Health Systems). As a result, I’m much stronger now and my back problems are much more infrequent; small problems don’t become big ones anymore.
I stay with the program because when there is an issue, instead of missing a workout, we can always figure a way to work around it and that means I don’t regress. If I didn’t have regular appointments, I would find any excuse to avoid working out. Do I like working out? Absolutely not! Do I enjoy the benefits…absolutely!
Elizabeth Sheppard Hewitt
McIsaac Health Systems has highly skilled, intuitive Kinesiologists. I worked with MHS upon my insurance company’s recommendation after being involved in a car accident. My Kinesiologist was creative in achieving results and increasing my strength and flexibility in a safe and pragmatic way; a real challenge with my injured body. They are very professional and personal in their approach, and I have recommended MHS to everyone I know.
Jonathan sustained a brain injury when he was 2 years old. As a result, his balance has been affected, in addition to his co-ordination, flexibility, and fine motor skills. It was advised that Jonathan work with a Kinesiologist to help improve his posture, core stability, flexibility, and overall strength. Thanks to McIsaac Health Systems (since 2010), Jonathan has had the opportunity to reach these goals. Just after a few months of working with MHS, Jonathan improved tremendously according to his Physiotherapist, whom he sees twice a year for checkups. Jonathan has also gained confidence and often brags that he can easily lift heavy weights…all thanks to MHS!
–Brenda Roberts (Jonathan’s mom)
Don and Geraldine Noseworthy
Our history with McIsaac Health Systems dates back several years. Our initial referral was due to repetitive strains and discomfort related to work and activities of daily living. We were seeing a Chiropractor and a Registered Message Therapist, and they both recommended we consider seeing a Kinesiologist to compliment and reinforce their therapeutic interventions.
After a very thorough consultation, movement screen (Functional Movement Screen), and several guided training sessions, we were quickly noticing changes to our flexibility and strength in all the right places. Our endurance and quality of movement were also greatly improved when doing routine tasks, to the point that muscle relaxers and painkillers became a thing of the past! We are greatly appreciative of the improvements made to our general health by MHS. Our routine, and weekly sessions continue to keep us in good form, and in good health. Many thanks to the team at MHS! We highly recommend them!
I have been involved in 2 major car accidents and sustained whiplash and lower back injuries, and a family member recommended Kinesiology to me. My experience with MHS has been a very positive one. From the very beginning, I got a customized exercise plan that accommodated my injuries and helped me gain strength while losing my post-accident weight (which was a definite bonus!).
One of the things I am most grateful for was that MHS ensured I had the proper home equipment to perform soft tissue work independently, which has decreased my pain significantly. They were attentive during my sessions and answered all of my questions – even the ones regarding nutrition, as I have a gluten allergy and am still navigating how to properly eat on a gluten-free diet.
Overall, MHS offering to take me on as a client and the level of professionalism and attention to detail during our sessions has made my recovery a much more positive experience. I will definitely be recommending MHS to everybody I know.