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Ozone Health Effects

WIN Health Note: Ozone Pollution is a growing problem in Colorado, since the entire state is blanketed with energy development.  AIRNOW.Gov  is a great resource for you to use to monitor this dangerous situation. Who is at risk? People most at risk from breathing air containing ozone include people with asthma, children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors, especially outdoor workers.  In addition, people with certain genetic characteristics, and people with reduced intake of...

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Polyphenols – What and Why

You know how the doctor or nutritionist says that you should eat more fruits and vegetables because they are good for you? Well, it’s not just because they are good for your digestion. It’s largely because of the nutrients and polyphenols in these plants. Your body always needs both macro and micro nutrients to function optimally, fight off diseases, get the appropriate nutrition, boost your immune system, eliminate free radicals, slow down the aging process, reduce inflammation which...

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Spinal Angina – Overlooked Misalignment?

The Body Beyond Low Back Pain and Whiplash Years ago emergency room cardiologists frequently encountered cases of puzzling chest pain unrelated to the heart or occluded coronary arteries. There might also be shortness of breath, nausea, and pressure radiating around to the back. Diagnostics would show the cardiovascular system in working order. Sometimes the problem was an esophageal spasm or a hiatal hernia with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Often, though, they were left scratching our heads...

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Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

ZERO-CALORIE ARTIFICIAL sweeteners meant to reduce consumption of sugar are being linked to diabetes and obesity.A new study presented Sunday at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting examined the biochemical effects of artificial sweeteners in rats and cell cultures. Researchers fed one group of rats a diet high in glucose or fructose, different types of sugars, and another group a diet with aspartame or acesulfame potassium, common zero-calorie artificial sweeteners. After three weeks,...

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Good Morning America Spotlights Chiropractic

This week has proven to be successful for the chiropractic profession, as noteworthy media coverage swept the nation! Recently, Good Morning America – the most watched morning show for most of 2017 – aired a segment about low back pain after new research published in The Lancet surfaced. Encouraging non-pharmacological pain management options prior to utilization of prescription opioids, Good Morning America encouraged its viewers to stay active, apply heat and receive spinal...

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Human Brain Facts

How much does your brain know about…itself? Although there are still many brain facts yet to be discovered, experts learn more each day about the structure and inner workings of the body’s most complex organ. This research not only helps scientists understand what makes us who we are, but could also lead to treatments for a variety of neurological disorders. Put on your thinking cap and noodle on these five fascinating facts about your brain. It’s mostly water. As a whole, the human brain...

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Magnesium Health Benefits

The crucial health benefits of magnesium include solving or preventing osteoporosis, heart attacks, hypertenstion, constipation, migraines, leg cramps, kidney stones, gallstones and more. Magnesium is an essential part of the alternative health approaches of alternative medicine. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, magnesium is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium “helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm...

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Foot Pain Treatments

Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of the feet during exercise, or from working out with poor form. It can affect either one heel at a time (usually in the dominant foot), or both simultaneously. Facts About Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause...

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Telomere Tips

Forget “you’re only as old as you feel” or “age is just a number.” Soon, the saying on everyone’s lips might be “you’re only as old as your telomeres are short.” As researchers learn how to naturally slow aging to keep us looking and feeling young, they’re looking at telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that control aging, for the answers. And with possible links to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer, the...

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