It is a serious challenge muddling through all the so-called experts’ opinions these days.
Information has become so prolific that we almost have more then we can handle and don’t know whose opinion to trust.
I have focused on obtaining good, unbiased literature to provide you with current and accurate information.
I hope you find these articles advantageous as you walk through your own particular health journey.
Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. As Osteopathic Therapists, we are well versed in diagnosing and treating lower back pain. Research has shown that Osteopathic treatment can improve pain and function in people with chronic lower back pain.
A new paradigm on the resolution of inflammation!
Looking back across time, in the decades and centuries that have come before us, we realize that families have always strived to function as a unit according to core values, spoken and unspoken.
We have power of reducing our risk for both acquiring illness as well as disallowing progression of an illness….Give It Up For Your Beautiful Immune System!
Making a baby can be a wonderful experience for a couple. It can also come with some challenges. A fertile couple can take 6 months to a year to conceive a child. This is normal and natural. There is a lot that can be done to help promote conception and remove the stress that can come along with it.
When we think of vitamin D we often think of bone health, but vitamin D does so much more then just support our bones. Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with rickets, osteomalacia, MS, psoriasis, Irritable bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, hypertension and several types of cancer.
It’s hard to admit to yourself. Even harder to talk about. But there it is: your sex drive has taken a dive and you don’t know why. You’re likely embarrassed, confused and upset. Try not to be. Over the course of a lifetime, it happens to lots of us for lots of reasons.
Do you enjoy a no-sugar-added soda with dinner every night? What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar’ after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden?
Unless you’re the parent of a toddler who has just mastered “going potty,” poop is probably not a hot topic in your household. But the composition of what you deposit into the toilet has important implications for health.
When tough times bring you down, your ability to cope in a positive way is known as resilience. An essential skill for healthy development in childhood, resilience is critical to wellbeing throughout our lifetime. The overriding question is this: as adults can we increase our capacity for resilience in order to lead more fulfilling lives?
A busy butterfly lives just below your Adam’s apple that is responsible for the regulation of your inner state of balance, or homeostasis.
Treat your liver well and it will treat you well in return. One of our body’s largest organs, it’s a workhorse, designed to keep the the blood cleansed of toxins and chemicals. The liver breaks down everything – good or bad – that enters your body through air, water, food, medications or supplements.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM), or even pre-diabetes, don’t take it lightly. Follow treatment plans and lifestyle recommendations. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Have you ever seen a science fiction movie where an actor wears a thin skull-cap with wires extending from it and connecting to a recording machine? That machine, called an electroencephalogram or EEG, records brain waves in response to different types of physical, mental, or emotional stimuli. It’s not just science fiction! It’s Neurofeedback (NF), a scientifically supported modality that can help improve or change behavior, including learning and memory.
Years ago, a physician who suspected a patient had heart disease would probably not refer him to a gum specialist. The same holds true for diabetes and arthritis. Times have changed. The past 5 to 10 years have seen a growing body of research linking the health of your mouth to the overall health of your body.
The stress of modern everyday life is enough to wear even the healthiest of people down over time. Daily stressors such as a busy lifestyle, as well as more intense stress, such as a fight with a loved one, trouble at work, or a physical injury can take a toll on the adrenal glands.
Both men and women describe infertility as heartbreaking, more stressful than losing a job or getting divorced. Across the United States, approximately 7.5 million women age 15 to 44 have an impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term; about 5 million men have a fertility problem.
You’ve just enjoyed a southwest burrito at your favorite restaurant. Now, you’re feeling as if someone has lit a fire in your upper abdomen and the flames are reaching up your throat. That’s acid reflux. It’s triggered when stomach acid backs up into your food pipe (the esophagus).
The foundation of good health starts with a healthy, happy digestive system. The gut is where many of the most important processes happen in the body such as eliminating toxins, absorbing nutrients, filtering out viruses and bacteria, and supporting the immune system.