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What is a chiropractor?

What is a chiropractor? The chiropractic profession began in 1895 when DD Palmer, a magnetic healer at the time treated a deaf man with a spinal adjustment that enabled him to hear. Back in 1895, Dr. Palmer called the misalignment he corrected a vertebral subluxation. Many years later, chiropractors have evolved, like osteopath’s into main stream health professions, with a specialization in the spine, extremities and joints of the body, and how the nervous system is affected by mechanical dysfunction of these systems of movement. While spinal manipulation is still the mainstay of many chiropractors, the professions drug free holistic Read More »

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA.

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA. The Journal of the American Medical Association’s latest paper on back pain states that chiropractic back pain patients in conjunction with their medical care experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction when compared to medical care alone (1) with lower back pain treatment.  You can read the summary of the study here. This study was done on members of the armed forces at Veteran’s Administration facilities which has been gradually ramping up their utilization of doctors of chiropractic who Read More »

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods courtesy of Consumer Reports.

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods. Do you get enough green leafy vegetables in your diet?   Greens are important because they contain fiber, nutrients and minerals that we need to keep our bodies healthy.   Dark leafy greens are especially important because they feed the gut and make sure the good bacteria in our bodies stay healthy and help us bring the nutrients in, while keeping inflammation down, which is the major cause of most diseases. Not everyone is a salad person, and there are other ways to take in greens than in Read More »

Restless leg syndrome. Consumer Reports offers medical advice but may there be a better treatment?

Restless leg syndrome.  Consumer Reports offers medical advice but may there be a better treatment? Is Restless Leg Syndrome, (also known as Willis-Ekbom disease) a disease or just misunderstood by mainstream medicine?  In 2011, the book Cheating Mother Nature’s chapter on the condition advised that mechanical problems in the pelvis and the surrounding musculature and joints is why people experience the condition.  The condition is more common in females and which may be caused by the width of their hips and its overall affect on their knees and their body structure. The condition causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs due to discomfort and a sensation Read More »

The pill phenomenon in the USA, Consumer Reports investigates this disturbing trend.

The pill phenomenon in the USA, Consumer Reports investigates this disturbing trend. Statistically, Americans are taking more medications than ever before, and spending more on them than any other country in the world.  Some doctors are beginning to resist this trend but more often than not, drugs designed to improve our lives are hampering it in more ways than we can imagine.   The other concern is that we are often getting medical advice that usually ends with us taking a prescription medication, rather than advice that can naturally improve our health without the cost or the side effects. The growing Read More »