13Apr, 2018

How Food Affects Your Mood

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There is a reason why you reach for chocolate when you feel depressed. Scientists have studied the connection between food and mood for years. As a result, they have found that the foods we eat influence  the state of our mood. After all, foods are essentially chemicals broken down by the body’s digestive processes. These chemicals all influence the brain, as well as our neurotransmitters responsible for mood. This includes serotonin, dopamine, and acetylcholine. Foods affect our feelings in other ways as well. Something as simple as fluctuations in the level of […]
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5Apr, 2018

What Is Myofascial Tissue?

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Myofascial tissue is a thin, strong, fibrous tissue that extends throughout your body to provide support and protection to your muscles and bones. The tissue consists of collagen and elastin fibers. These are arranged in a web-like structure and are suspended in a fluid called ground substance. With a tensile strength of more than 2000 pounds, myofascial tissue provides strong support for the muscles. It also allows for flexibility. You can think of myofascial tissue as a mesh bag that contains your groceries. It is pliable and expands and contracts […]
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28Mar, 2018

THE ELDOA METHOD and How It Has Helped Patients Recover Stronger

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For anyone who has been in our clinic, you will see that our clinic is drastically different from other clinics that treat patients who are injured in accidents and mishaps. Gone are the days of using only passive therapies to treat patient’s symptoms. Extensive research has shown that active therapy, combined with passive therapy provide a wider range of benefits to the patient. Each are used at different stages of healing and help patients build strength, flexibility and range of motion. This, in turn, reduces pain and helps heal your […]
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15Mar, 2018

The Role of Sodium in Your Diet

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Most people get far too much sodium in their diet. In fact, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average adult consumes 3,466 mg per day. In addition, children intake an average of 3,387 mg each day. Both numbers have become cause for concern in the healthcare community, as the government’s recommended daily dose is 2,300 mg. Those who exceed these levels can experience high blood pressure and have an increased risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Nevertheless, eating too little salt can […]
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6Mar, 2018

What is “Referred Pain”?

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“Referred pain” can be a perplexing phenomenon for anyone who experiences it. It refers to feeling pain in an area that is not the original source of the pain. The most common example of referred pain is pain in the left arm, neck or jaw but not the chest after suffering a heart attack. It’s important to note that referred pain is different from radiating pain. The latter is when your pain travels down a nerve, causing pain along the length of the nerve. This is often the case with […]
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14Feb, 2018

Do Multivitamins Reduce Heart Attack Risk?

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In the past, many research studies suggested that vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin D help prevent cardiovascular disease. As a result, many people adopted the use of daily multivitamins as a precaution against heart attack. Now, over half of the American population takes at least one vitamin regularly, and approximately 40 percent take a multivitamin daily. Today, scientists continue to conduct research in order to answer questions like what are the benefits to multivitamins? Do multivitamins reduce heart attack risk? According to research, they may not actually […]
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6Feb, 2018

“Exercise” Versus “Lifestyle Activity”: How Active Are You Really?

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For most Americans, working out just for the sake of working out is not an appealing activity. We all know that it’s important to exercise regularly if we want to live a long and healthy life; however, many are not willing to meet these requirements. Instead, some prefer to make healthy decisions on a smaller scale, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. But between exercise and lifestyle activity, how active are you really? Here is what you need to know. Today, experts recommend 150 minutes of exercise each week […]
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25Jan, 2018

Discs and the Types of Injuries that Can be Sustained

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When we are young, our spinal discs are thick and damp. They provide excellent cushioning between vertebrae. As we age, however, our spinal discs begin to lose water content and break down, or degenerate. This can cause a variety of painful and debilitating health conditions. Spinal discs can also be affected by trauma which can lead to anything from a bulging disc to a thinning disc. We will discuss the differences in discs and the types of injuries that can be sustained. Degenerative Disc Although degenerative disc disease (DDD) is […]
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18Jan, 2018

Starve a Cold and Feed a Fever?

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Most of us have probably heard the old adage “starve a cold and feed a fever”. But does this saying hold up in the face of scientific research? The short answer is “no.” The best thing you can likely do is feed both. We would all like to believe that there’s an easy way to shorten the length of a cold or flu. However, there is not much we can do to speed up the process, apart from getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids. But what role does […]
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13Jan, 2018

Better Workouts in Less Time

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These days, almost everyone is pressed for time. This means squeezing a workout into your day is typically not easy to do. But what if you could have better workouts in less time? Learn how to accomplish this with the following exercise tips: Exercise both your upper and lower body at the same time. This allows you to not only save time, but also burn more calories. Use hand-held weights and pump your arms hard while running and walking, or use a rowing machine that causes you to give both upper […]
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