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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4Jan, 2018

How Do Chiropractors Know If Your Spine is Out of Alignment?

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A misaligned spine (also known as spinal subluxation) can negatively affect your daily life in a number of ways. It not only causes neck and back pain, but can also cause pain in the rest of the body. This pain is typically due to the misaligned vertebrae adding pressure to nerves in the spinal column. For example, many people suffer from sciatica, a condition in which pain shoots down the leg. Sciatica commonly comes from a misaligned vertebral disc putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots. As a result, chiropractors can diagnose the […]
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27Dec, 2017

Health Risks for Frequent Flyers

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In the early days of commercial flights, flying was a costly, exclusive and elegant form of travel. Passengers dressed in their best clothes, as flight attendants treated them like celebrities. Most frequent flyers, however, would tell you that those days are long gone. Even as air transportation has become far less expensive and more widely available over the years, the experience itself has generally become less pleasant. Extensive security checks, crowded planes and airline cost-cutting all play a part. However, did you know that there are a number of aspects to […]
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21Dec, 2017

What Are Food Cravings? Is Your Body Really Trying to Tell You Something?

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For many years, researchers believed that a food craving was a signal that your body was missing a particular nutrient. For example, if you crave red meat then you may have an iron deficiency. Studies have shown, however, that cravings have nothing to do with a nutritional deficiency. So what are food cravings? They are caused by chemical signals in the brain. According to Karen Ansel, “if cravings were an indicator of nutritional deficiency, we’d all crave fruits and vegetables. The fact that we all want high carb, high fat comfort foods, […]
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6Dec, 2017

How Do Chiropractors Measure Pain?

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Measuring a patient’s pain is an essential part of the chiropractic assessment prior to treatment. However, unlike objective measures such as the degree of spinal curvature or the range of joint movement, the amount of pain cannot be determined directly. Instead, doctors infer pain level from the patient or from associated signs. Together, patient self-reporting and inference by examination, constitute the basic tools chiropractors use to assess a patient’s pain level. While self-reporting is a useful tool for doctors, it’s important to remember that experiencing pain is subjective. In other […]
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6Dec, 2017

Sprains, Strains, and Their Levels of Severity

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Although mild injuries to muscles and tendons can be quickly cured, severe sprains and strains may take longer to heal. Like any personal injury, both have the potential to cause a great deal of pain and bodily damage. Of course, the amount of pain and damage depends on the level of severity. So what are common causes and symptoms of sprains and strains and when should you seek treatment? Here’s what you need to know.   Basically, sprain and strain are commonly used interchangeably to describe the stretching or tearing […]
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