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Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence.
November 27, 2011
CONCLUSIONS: In work-related nonspecific LBP, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment.
Expectant Mothers Show Interest in Prenatal Chiropractic Care
by Bianca Castro
July 16, 2015
According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women experience back pain. Mother-to-be Colleen Hartley of Frisco knew back pain was a possibility, but she said she didn't expect the pain she felt during week 29.
"It was pretty bad. I could not even walk my dog around the block without walking extra slow and it was pretty painful," said Hartley. When she talked to her obstetrician about the pain, the doctor recommended prenatal chiropractic care, an alternative form of medical care gaining popularity among pregnant women.
Cincinnati Zoo's tiger cub gets visit from chiropractor
February 17, 2017
The Cincinnati Zoo says one of three Malayan tiger cubs at its nursery has been treated by a chiropractor.
The zoo says one of the newborn cubs was having trouble holding its head up. A chiropractor determined the cub's top cervical bone was out of alignment. After three adjustments, the cub's neck and spine are back in place.
What You Don't Know About Salt CAN Hurt You
by Erin Ter Beest
March 10, 2014
CDC studies suggest that a lower rate of salt consumption might actually be harmful. People who consume the least amount of salt were actually found to have the highest rates of cardiovascular disease.
The most commonly known additive found in salt is iodine, which has been added to salt for almost a century in order to help prevent thyroid disease. While iodine is important to thyroid health, the iodine added to salt is not a form that is very absorbable by the body and therefore, is largely wasted. When iodine is added to salt, it is necessary for manufacturers to also add in sugar, usually in the form of corn syrup (*GMO alert*). Iodine, in the form of potassium iodide, is unstable when combined with sodium. By adding sugar to the salt/iodine combination, the manufacturer is able to prevent oxidation and keep the iodine stable. The sugar also prevents discoloration that may make salt appear unpalatable. When looking for sugar on the nutrition label for salt, look for the word "dextrose."
7 Natural Anti-Anxiety Herbs to Reduce Stress
by Christina Sarich
August 15, 2016
Looking for a non-pharma solution for easing nerves and reducing anxiety? Here are 7 natural anti-anxiety herbs for reducing anxiety and stress.
This amazing herb, related to ragweed, can be brewed in a tea or taken as a supplement, and it has been used for centuries to ease the mind and calm frazzled nerves. It has a mildly-sedating quality, and is often used for those having difficulty sleeping due to stress.
Heal Your Pancreas With These 15 Foods That Produce Digestive Enzymes
July 29, 2017
Our pancreas is a small organ that plays a big part when it comes to our health. Pancreatitis is much more common than many people think. The most important function of the pancreas is to produce digestive juices and digestive hormones.
The pancreas also makes insulin, which controls the amount of sugar in our blood. Without insulin, we would die. The pancreas is hidden deep in the body between our other organs which makes seeing it for a visual inspection very difficult. The most common symptoms of pancreatitis include a burning pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to the back and nausea and vomiting that becomes severe when you try to eat. During an acute attack, people have a severe spike in their heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. Chronic pancreatitis leads to low energy levels, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and cancer of the pancreas.
Do Not Kill a Fever: Fever Kills Viruses
by Paul Fassa
February 18, 2017
Have you been influenced by modern allopathic medicine's obsession with lowering fever? Has this been a concern of yours?
Fever is the immune system's response in addition to sending T-Cells to fight antibodies. The T-Cells can kill bacterial pathogens. Those pathogens are killable by T-Cell attacks. Fevers are also part of the clean up process for toxic bacterial waste products.
Health Basics: Why are fried foods terrible for your health?
by S. D. Wells
July 29, 2016
Fried foods damage your body and brain in many different ways, and it's not just a long term consequence, but a short term detriment as well. Just as a car needs good clean oil to run efficiently and not break down.
You simply can't lie to yourself much with fried food because the ill effects are just too obvious. Simply grab some belly fat or pinch an inch on a hip or thigh, and then try to convince yourself it's okay. Plus, obesity basically means people are storing fried foods and carbohydrates as body fat, and for about a third of Americans, it's like carry-on luggage you can't set down, or at least not until you sit down. Face the facts:
The 10 most popular websites that consistently LIE about important health topics
June 22, 2016
Millions of Americans are growing to distrust medical doctors, dentists, dermatologists and oncologists, mainly because we're finding out that most of them are paid big bucks by Big Pharma to dish out chemical medicines that only cover up the symptoms.
Medical doctors learn next to nothing about nutrition in school. Dentists push toxic fluoride for "stronger teeth," and insert highly toxic mercury "amalgam" silver fillings in the mouths of our children. Dermatologists use "cut and burn" methods to try to eradicate cancer, when most skin cancer is caused by consuming toxic foods, applying toxic lotions and using carcinogenic personal care products. Oncologists push deadly chemotherapy, mammograms, CAT scans, surgery and radiation for cancer treatment, when most cancer spreads in the blood, and when those treatments create new cancers anyway.
A chiropractor's point of view on pillows and sleeping position
by Dr. Daniel Zagst
November 20, 2015
Back sleeper? Side sleeper? Stomach sleeper? All of the above? Humans can sleep in a wide variety of positions. Not one position is technically the "right" way to sleep, although there are strong arguments for some over others.
The most common sleeping positions are back, side, and stomach. There are some other contortionist positions but we will stick with these for now. With each position, the placement and type of pillow should differ. If you always sleep in the same position, you may want to try the others to see if it makes a change in your comfort level and quality of sleep.
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