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5 Creative Ways to Cope With Food Cravings

How are the New Year’s Resolutions going? If you are finding it hard to focus on healthy eating, here are 5 ways to cope with food cravings: Use your mind to curb a craving. Sniff! A 2012 study found that smelling jasmine (a non-food odor) reduced chocolate cravings, so this suggests that smelling something that doesn’t …

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Children Need to Practice Good Computer Ergonomics

At least 70 percent of America’s 30 million elementary school students use computers, according to a recent New York Times article. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for …

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Chiropractic Adjustments Boost Your Immune System

The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Neural dysfunctions due to spinal misalignments are stressful to the body and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated …

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Chiropractic Supports Olympic Athletes

What does it take to be an Olympic athlete? Training. Talent. And support from excellent medical staff – among them, Chiropractors. Throughout the years, chiropractic has become a mainstay in the care of world-class athletes, leading to a growing number of D.C.s included in the Olympic Games. Countless athletes attribute the care they receive from …

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Could The Consumption Of Refined Grains And Sugars Be Linked To Developing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Turns out that they could be. According to research conducted over the past 8 years, Alzheimer’s is revealing itself as a metabolic disease, similar in part with Type 2 Diabetes. In fact, Alzheimer’s has been nicknamed “Type 3 Diabetes” because of the apparent relationship between it, abnormal blood sugars and developing insulin resistance. Being overweight, …

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Dangers of Sitting

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of …

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Exercise and Chiropractic Reorganize the Brain to Be More Resilient to Stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, according to a research team based at Princeton University. While this experiment was done on mice, it represents a model for what happens in people. One group of mice was given …

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Exercise Can Improve Teens’ Grades

Parents take note: according to findings published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the more active teenagers’ are, the better their school grades. Particularly for girls. We’ve all heard the touting that exercise improves brain activity, but there has been little scientific evidence to prove it, until now. Researchers from England, Scotland and …

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Exercise During Pregnancy Can Create A “Smarter” Baby

We already know that exercise may ward of Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Obesity etc.  Could be that it also helps to create a “smarter” baby?  Quite likely if the mother exercises moderately at least 20 minutes a day, three times a week during the second and third trimester, according to this new study. Through a …

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Exercise of any sort is beneficial no matter how old you are!

Are You A Senior And Don’t Like Going To The Gym? Try Some Exercises At Home: Researchers in Sweden observed nearly 4,000 60-year-olds for an average of 12.5 years, and monitored how frequently they performed “non-exercise physical activity” such as home repairs, cutting the lawn or hedge, car maintenance, going hunting or fishing, cycling and …

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Hockey player scores with Chiropractic

Chiropractic techniques are proving to be effective in treating sports injuries. Former NHLer Gary Roberts would agree. After almost a decade playing in the National Hockey League, Gary Roberts feared that his days as a professional athlete were finished. Thirty years old at the time and a left winger for the Calgary Flames, Roberts suffered …

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How Inactivity Changes the Brain

A number of studies have shown that exercise can remodel the brain by prompting the creation of new brain cells and inducing other changes. Now it appears that inactivity, too, can remodel the brain. Until about 20 years ago, most scientists believed that the brain’s structure was fixed by adulthood, that you couldn’t create new …

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iPosture Being Blamed for Back Pain Among Young Adults

We have iPods, iPhones, iPads and now we have iPosture! An alarming number of 18 to 24-year olds are reporting back pain, and hand held electronics seem to be the cause. The pain is a product of the stooped body posture adopted by those who are texting, emailing or playing games on their iPods, iPhones, …

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Kids and Backpacks…make sure it’s done the right way

When September rolls around, a common sight will return to sidewalks: children walking to and from school with large, heavy knapsacks strapped to their backs. While the backpack is necessary for school, it can also cause health problems. More than 50 per cent of young people will experience at least one episode of lower back …

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Lower Back Pain Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and it’s now the No. 1 cause of job disability around the world. In a new study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, researchers gathered data from 117 studies from 47 …

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MRI Shows Chiropractic adjustments increase joint motion, reducing pain

Research helps to explain why Chiropractic is so effective for low-back pain. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to document the immediate effects of a Chiropractic adjustment. Patients with low-back pain have restricted mobility in the lumbar spine that results in degenerative changes and fibrous adhesions within the joints of the vertebrae. Researchers hypothesized that …

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Postural Changes Help Those With ADHD

Doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic neurologists offer a non-drug and non-invasive treatment alternative for ADHD patients that targets the underlying problems, not just symptoms. “Motor activity-especially development of the postural muscles-is the baseline function of brain activity. Anything affecting postural muscles will influence brain development. Musculoskeletal imbalance will create imbalance of brain activity, and one …

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Sitting is the new smoking…

“Prolonged sitting is not what nature intended for us,” says Dr. Camelia Davtyan, clinical professor of medicine and director of women’s health at theUCLA Comprehensive Health Program. “The chair is out to kill us,” says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. The human body was designed for walking, and people did a whole lot …

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The link between fast food and depression

According to a recent study out of the University of Eastern Finland, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables not only benefits your physical body but also your mental well-being, specifically in regards to depression. When we’re depressed, it can be tempting to give in and reach for those high fat, high sugary nutrient-lacking foods …

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Understanding Your Pain

Pain is a very complex entity.  Universally, pain is a warning to your body of threats that may bring your body harm.  For example, if you touch a hot stove, your body sends a message very quickly to the brain to pull your hand away in order to avoid damage to the tissues.  Acute pain …

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Unlocking The Mystery Of Frozen Shoulder

According to Wikipedia, Frozen shoulder (also known as Adhesive capsulitis ) is a painful and disabling disorder of unclear cause in which the connective tissue of the shoulder  becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. Sufferers, mostly women aged 40 – 60, will have extreme difficulty performing daily life activities, and sleep deprivation due to pain. …

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