Tag: health

Lowering heart disease and cancer risk by treating inflammation; a health idea pioneered by complimentary health providers goes mainstream.

Lowering heart disease and cancer risk by treating inflammation; a health idea pioneered by complimentary health providers goes mainstream. For years, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors and other naturally based healthcare practitioners have suggested that the medical literature shows most diseases are inflammation based.  Heart disease and cancer are two of the most common, yet we are led to believe by most doctors that heart disease is a cholesterol problem, and cancer and inflammatory conditions cause most auto immune, heart attack and other disease processes. Many complimentary providers have suggested Omega 3’s and Turmeric or Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric Read More »

Study shows a good breakfast and a reduction of snacking can reduce weight and improve health.

Study shows a good breakfast and a reduction of snacking can reduce weight and improve health. Some of us eat a good breakfast, while others may either have just a cup of coffee or skip it altogether. A new study being conducted from the Loma Lina University School of Public Health in California just had its findings published in The Journal of Nutrition has found that breakfast is good for us, since it reduces hunger later in the day and may help us lose weight. They also discussed other eating habits and the effects on our weight. Check out the Read More »

TOP 4 Easy Exercises for Hip and Spine Health, a guest post from Theodore Meeks.

TOP 4 Easy Exercises for Hip and Spine Health, a guest post from Theodore Meeks. Hip mobility is key to the health of the spine.  When we lack the motion at our hip joints, the spine will take up the slack by moving into flexion or extension. Here you see in picture to lift leg backward. Compare the two pictures. You can see the increase of the lumbar curve on the left, this is called extension.  This creates compression and degeneration of the tissues and tension in the back muscles. This picture on the right shows true hip motion without Read More »

On line and remote health advice; how accurate is it and is it worth it. Check out this NY Times article.

On line and remote health advice; how accurate is it and is it worth it. Check out this NY Times article. When someone has a symptom or series of symptoms, there are quite a number of web sites they can visit to better understand the symptoms they are experiencing.  All too often, you may end your search with a sales message, or text book differential diagnosis advice that is mostly worthless without the help and experience of your doctor. While it is no doubt convenient to cruise the web for answers (and less costly as well) the problem is that Read More »

Is obesity responsible for the increase in people with disabilities in the USA?

Is obesity responsible for the increase in people with disabilities in the USA? Obesity is a huge problem in the USA, as years of unhealthy eating habits are taking their toll. A friend of mine is morbidly obese, has had two knee replacements and can barely walk in our home without a cane.   The amount of weight on this small frame has taken its toll and she is partially disabled due to her inability to walk. Obesity has caused an epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems that require medications and a constant concern with blood pressure as Read More »