How Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Accident

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

car-accident-injuryHow Important Is Chiropractic Care If You Have Been in a Car Accident?

Once major traumatic injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, contusions, and internal injuries have been ruled out by the EMTs it is equally as important to look at possible problems which have occurred in your musculoskeletal system. (Soft tissue damage and misalignment issues).

Often times following an accident your body may be in shock. It is producing dopamine and other chemicals in the brain in order for you to be able to function and you may not feel the damage, pain or soreness yet.

Though pain following a car accident can be felt anywhere in the body, the most common are neck injuries due to the way we are anchored into our vehicles. Though we are strapped in by the body, our heads have to remain mobile. When a car or truck is hit, your neck is whipped in one direction then back the other way. Hyperflexion-hyperextension injuries can affect the soft tissues in the neck as well as intervertebral discs and joint capsules.

Whiplash can be the result.

whiplash_injuryWhiplash may present itself in the following ways:
Neck pain and Back Pain
Arm pain or numbness
Inflammation
Dizziness
Nausea
Feeling like you may pass out
Lack of clear thought
Anxiety
Jaw issues

Even Depression can be a side effect from a whiplash injury.

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists. Seeing one as soon as you are able to following an accident can help you to heal as expediently as possible while minimizing damage. They will perform a thorough exam and physical assessment including X-rays. If they feel you will benefit from an immediate adjustment they will do so at that time as well as set the best course of treatment going forward. After even a minor accident, the curvatures in the spine are straightened, especially the neck or cervical spine. The soft tissues may heal (often with scar tissue), but the spinal curvature remains straightened. Over time, this may cause osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. This may be prevented if you get your spine evaluated after an injury.

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Foods that Promote Healthy Skin

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

dark-chocolate6 Useful Foods for Healthier Skin

Certain foods and nutrients have been shown to be very useful for promoting healthier skin.

By eating the right foods, it is possible to see significant improvements in relation to acne, wrinkle reduction, and all-round radiance. Here are a few of the best foods for healthier skin:

Chocolate

Eat two or three squares a day of a high-quality chocolate for glowing skin. Any chocolate rich in cocoa helps to hydrate the skin, leaving it supple and firm. Plus, the dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants known as flavonols.

The most beneficial bars have at least 70% cacao, which is the purest form of chocolate. Also, there is the option to apply chocolate topically; the caffeine content is helpful for reducing the appearance of skin puffiness.

Yogurt

Add yogurt to your diet to improve the skin’s firmness and make it more resilient to lines and wrinkles. The most effective option is Greek yogurt because of the high protein content. This is nearly double that found in normal yogurt. A single daily serving is enough to benefit from a smoother complexion.

pomegranatesPomegranates

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants known as polyphenol. They are useful for regulating the skin’s blood flow and fighting free radicals. This can leave a rosy glow to the skin.

Simply add a glass of juice to the daily diet, or eat a single pomegranate. Alternatively, the fruit can be applied to the skin topically, which is useful to soften the skin and help smooth lines.

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Consider Yoga for Good Health

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

yoga-poseWhy Choose Yoga?

Yoga has been around of thousands of years, it is a cherished practice in Eastern culture and is used by millions in the United States. While some may not know this, yoga is a science, and not some mystical hocus pocus as some believe it to be.

Reasons To Choose Yoga

The rapidly advancing urban life on today’s generation seems to have taken away both the space and the time – the space in terms of parks for running or safe pedestrian streets for walking.

Lack of open spaces and growth in the concrete jungle has made many reconsider the options of a healthier lifestyle and being in the midst of nature for exercise. With that, came the growth in the gym culture.

More and more people love to work out at a gymnasium with modern equipment to maintain their fit frame. However, busy schedules have wreaked havoc on the time men and women can spare to go somewhere for exercise.

Also, many are too tired and drained both physically and mentally at the end of the day to jazz up for some strenuous exercise. If you are one of them and yet want to remain healthy and fit, then you could consider yoga.

Yoga soothes the body and the soul and is a great option for the 21st century.

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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

leaky-gut-syndrome-stomachAbout Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome, also known as Intestinal Permeability, is a condition that affects millions of people. However, it is not fully recognized by traditional physicians and is often attributed to other conditions within the gut.

Leaky gut refers to the micro-holes and tears that can occur in the intestinal lining, allowing food particles to “leak” out of the gut and into the bloodstream. Increased attention is currently given to the condition of leaky gut as more and more patients are being treated for food intolerances and abdominal discomfort.

digestive-tractDefinition

Leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability is considered a dysfunction of the digestive system. The intestinal wall lining normally does not allow any food particles to escape from the intestine.

However, if the digestive tract becomes inflamed or damaged, small holes can appear in the intestinal lining. This allows small particles of undigested food, proteins, fats and toxins to escape and become absorbed into the body.

The body sees these substances as invaders or antigens. The body then responds to these foreign invaders by triggering the body’s antibodies to the defense. Inflammation can begin to appear throughout the body, allergic reactions can occur and numerous other symptoms appear.

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Chinese Acupuncture Therapy

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

chinese-acupunctureAcupuncture For Emotional Well Being

The art of acupuncture therapy spans back thousands of years to ancient China and has been refined over this long period of time. Practitioners of this ancient, holistic practice are skilled health professionals that take pride in their work and consider it to be a craft that has been passed down through generations.

Becoming licensed as a practitioner requires at least two hundred hours of hands on job experience under the supervision of a skilled, licensed practitioner in a clean facility. So, if you choose to use the services of a licensed acupuncturist you know you can expect a quality experience.

Acupuncture is the therapy of using thin needles inserted into strategic trigger points on the body to re-balance the body’s natural energy to prevent or treat various medical conditions. The nervous system and vital organs of the body may not be functioning at optimum levels so re-balancing is necessary.

The treatment of acupuncture therapy has grown in popularity in America, especially in the last decade. Many physicians are looking for alternatives to prescription drug therapy treatments because many patients are suffering severe adverse side effects to these pills.

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Health Benefits of Gardening

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

gardeningThe Many Health Benefits of Gardening

Spring is in the air. And when spring is on the horizon, many of us are aching to get out and plant a garden.

In the interim, there are a lot of garden shows and seeds that we can buy to plan our ultimate garden outside. Spring is such a hopeful time of year.

But did you know that gardening had a lot of health benefits too. When we are out in nature to garden, we get to commune with nature and we get to feel so much better about ourselves and about life in general. Many times, our problems just melt away, and we release a lot of feel good endorphins.

But there are more benefits than this even. In this article I will outline some of these benefits of gardening in more detail so that you can also get urge to start planning your garden earlier this year than ever.

So, without further ado, here are the known benefits of gardening.

raised-garden-beds• When you plant your seeds in the ground and watch them grow, you have a sense of achievement and accomplishment. This can help you to feel better and more motivated.

• You will weed out negative thoughts. As you are weeding your garden, you can think of your negative thoughts just like weeds that you can get rid of. And as you pull out your weeds, imagine weeding your negative thoughts one at a time. This will help you feel better overall and less depressed.

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Detoxify Your Body Naturally

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

detoxify-with-clay5 Ways To Detoxify Your Body Naturally

Have you been looking for natural ways to detoxify your body? If so, we have good news for you.

First of all, you need to make sure that you don’t binge on food full of toxins. In other words, you should stay away from GMOs, processed foods, and pesticide-rich foods, just to name a few.

Aside from keeping from the unhealthy stuff, you should use the 5 natural methods of detoxification. Read on to know more.

1. Clay

Bentonite clay features a negative charge. As a result, it tends to attract toxins that are positively charged. Since toxins have a positive charge, they can be eliminated with the help of clay.

If you want to get rid of toxic accumulation in your body, you can take clay internally or use it in your footbath. The former method is better as it will provide your body with some essential minerals.

citrus-fruit2. Add detoxifying foods to your diet

Fruits: fruits rid your body of toxins, as they are rich in liquid-content. Aside from this, they are full of nutrients and easy to digest.

Citrus fruit: Fruits, such as lemons, oranges and limes help your body flush out harmful toxins in addition to boost the digestive tract with powerful enzymatic processes.

Vegetables: Vegetables also boost your digestive tract and cleanses your system. Aside from this, some foods, such as carrots, onions, asparagus, cabbage and kale are good at cleansing your body.

Garlic: When it comes to detoxifying foods, you have no better option than garlic. Actually, garlic boosts your liver and helps it produce powerful detoxifying enzymes. As a result, your body gets rid of toxic residues.

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Reversing Skin Damage

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

acupuncture-healing-bodyReverse Skin Damage From 20 to 70

At 20, your face might look – and feel – dewy-fresh and petal-smooth. But, quite unknown to you, the ravages have already begun. It’s too early for Time to wreak its havoc, but your skin has other enemies.

There are two ways in which your skin ages: Natural, or intrinsic, aging actually doesn’t shown up on your face until age sixty or later. The fine lines and rough spots that appear as early as your twenties (and worsen with each passing decade) are caused by extrinsic aging – due mainly to sun exposure, facial expressions, even sleep positions.

With the diagnostic techniques a dermatologist can identify the source of each line or skin flaw, and can tailor treatments individually.

aging-skinThe Causes, effects and treatments of skin damage now can be identified as follows:

THE SIGNS OF TIME

Photo-aging, caused sun damage creates deep creases, uneven texture, dryness, brown patches and a yellowish cast. Leading dermatologists today attribute a full 90 per cent of extrinsic aging to photo-aging. While avoiding the sun can prevent it altogether, ongoing research indicates that topical Retin-A can help repair sun damage.

Sleep lines are easy to identify. “They cut across ordinary wrinkles in a pattern that doesn’t make sense,” says Melvin Elson, M.D., medical director of The Dermatology Center in Nashville, U.S.

Caused by years of sleeping face to pillow, horizontal sleep lines tend to appear along the side of the chin in women, on the forehead in men. While sleeping on your back is the best prevention, to soften existing lines dermatologists use to injectable filling material such as collagen (a natural protein derived from animal tissue).

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Improve Your Vision Naturally

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

senior-anti-aging-tipsVision Improvement For Aging Eyes

There are a series of negative health effects that are associated with the aging process. Some of these include the development of arthritis, low energy levels, as well as the onset of health conditions such as Diabetes and heart disease.

The aging process also has a negative effect on the health of the visual system as well. At this particular stage of life the risks for developing eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma increases. These health conditions can reduce the quality of life for seniors.

seniors-agingThis is the stage of life that often accompanies retirement. This makes it possible to incorporate recreational activities into your daily schedule. Some of these activities may include travel, playing golf, or taking advantage of opportunities now that time has become available, to visit friends and family. Due to the fact that all of these activities rely on having healthy eyesight it is important to do the things you need to do to improve your vision health so you can enjoy your golden years.

The traditional approach to eye care involves prescribing glasses for eye conditions such as presbyopia. The glasses often end up masking the symptoms of this eye condition.They also put the patient on a downward spiral that includes weaker eyes and stronger bifocal prescription lenses. In the case of an eye disease such as cataracts the traditional eye care approach involves waiting for the condition to get worse and then using drugs and surgery to treat cataracts.

The traditional medical treatment of eye diseases and eye conditions focuses on a series of symptoms.The protocol involves masking these symptoms without ever really looking at the underlying causes of these eye problems. Alternative medicine on the other hand, examines the underlying causes of eye problems. These may relate to factors associated with mental and emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies and stress and tension caused by physical eye strain. In the case of presbyopia, an approach to natural eye care addresses the problems associated with the loss of flexibility and the focusing power of the eyes. This is accomplished by strengthening the eye muscles as well as the focusing power of the eyes with the practice of eye exercise techniques.

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Is Inflammation Linked to Diabetes?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

diabetes-managementType 2 Diabetes – Is Chronic Inflammation The Link to Developing Diabetes?

Chronic inflammation has long been associated with Type 2 diabetes. According to scientists at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Tokushima, Japan, inflammation throughout the whole body is linked with Type 2 diabetes in people without any diabetic relatives.

In March of 2017, the journal Science Reports published the results of a study on 11,102 participants between 35 and 69 years of age. Researchers measured the C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory molecule, to learn whether general inflammation could be linked with Type 2 diabetes regardless of family history…

family-dinnerthe CRP levels were higher in the participants with Type 2 diabetes than in those without.
among the Type 2 diabetes participants, the CRP was elevated more in those without a family history of the condition than in those with a family history of diabetes or an unknown family health history.

The link held regardless of their weight-for-height. Are we dealing with more than one disease? One inheritable disease and one purely from inflammation! More work will tell.

Inflammation evolved as a strategy for fighting foreign invaders and helping with wound-healing. When inflammation becomes chronic, lasting months or years, it can cause the following aside from Type 2 diabetes…

lymphomas (cancer of the lymph nodes), urinary bladder cancer, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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