Chiropractic for MIGRAINES

Via To Your Health 

It’s another sunny July afternoon and your kids are out by the pool, laughing, playing and enjoying the sunshine. (Make sure they’re wearing sunscreen!) You’d love  to join them, but you’re trapped inside again, enduring the pain and frustration of another migraine headache.

If you suffer from migraines, you’re certainly not alone. They’re relatively common, affecting an estimated 10% of the population. What can be done to get rid of migraines? According to a recent study, chiropractic care may hold the answer. Read more of this post

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Sitting Is Killing You

Sitting is Killing You
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Back to Basics: Understanding Back Pain

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Understanding Back Pain Despite the amount of information available on the Internet these days, many people still do not have the proper facts on back pain. Perhaps it’s due to information overload or just misinformation.

Regardless of the reason, there are too many people suffering from back pain and not enough understanding of the causes and potential solutions. Let’s try and change that by looking at the basics of back pain.

First, understand that back pain is not due to one and only one cause. That would make everyone’s job so much easier. Just imagine going to your car mechanic and knowing anything and everything that might be wrong with your car had only one cause. Life would be so much easier that way, but it’s just not the case. Back pain is no different. It can be caused by a multitude of things involving bones, muscles, nerves or even psychological factors. Read more of this post

Does Stretching Before Running Prevent Injuries?

via The New York Times

Should you stretch before a run? That question, which has prompted countless academic studies, debates and inter-running-partner squabbles, is now at the heart of a notable new study published in August on the Web site of USA Track and Field, the sport’s national governing body. The study, one of the largest of its kind, involved almost 1,400 runners, from age 13 to past 60, who were assigned randomly to two groups. The first group did not stretch before their runs, while otherwise maintaining their normal workout routine: the same mileage, warm-up (minus any stretching) and so on. The second group stretched, having received photographs and specific instructions for a series of simple, traditional poses, like leaning over and touching toes, that focused on the calf, hamstring and quadriceps muscles. The volunteers were told to hold each stretch for 20 seconds, a technique known as static stretching. The entire routine required three to five minutes and was to be completed immediately before a run. Read more of this post

Americans get most radiation from medical scans

Radiation from multiple x-rays or CT scans can be harmful.

We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It’s true that we get too much radiation. But it’s not from those sources – it’s from too many medical tests.

Americans get the most medical radiation in the world, even more than folks in other rich countries. The U.S. accounts for half of the most advanced procedures that use radiation, and the average American’s dose has grown sixfold over the last couple of decades.

Too much radiation raises the risk of cancer. That risk is growing because people in everyday situations are getting imaging tests far too often. Like the New Hampshire teen who was about to get a CT scan to check for kidney stones until Read more of this post

Guide to Shopping for Safer Produce

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Unlike organic foods, conventional produce is often treated with pesticides and other chemicals while it’s being grown and after it’s been harvested. The pesticides are typically made from some of the most toxic substances available, and their residues often remain on the foods we buy in the supermarket. Read more of this post