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Osteoporosis – Natural Treatments

Osteoporosis refers to a loss of bone mass in which the bones become porous and fragile. Our bones are constantly being remodeled, with bone tissue being broken down and rebuilt on a regular basis. Osteoporosis is when small holes or weakened areas are formed in the bone that can lead to fractures, pain, and a Dowager’s hump. It is generally seen in older women over the age of 50.Bone density (the degree of mineralization of the bone matrix) usually increases until about the age of 30, but...

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Opioid Awareness Month

RESOLUTION A resolution supporting the goals of ending opioid abuse, advancing utilization of drug-free chiropractic care, and designating September 2017 as Drug-Free Pain Management Month. Whereas, prescription opioid use and abuse leading to addiction and catastrophic outcomes has become a national crisis; Whereas the leading cause of injury death in the United States is drug overdose, and a majority of the deaths from drug overdose deaths involved an opioid; Whereas from 1999 to 2014, more...

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7 Signs of Opioid Addiction

Seven Signs and Symptoms: Opioid Prescription Danger.  When a physician prescribes an opioid — such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Roxicodone) and those containing hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco) — to help you or a loved one to manage nagging back pain, the last thing on your mind is that the drug is addictive and may lead to dependency, drug abuse, or even death. Think Again. Addiction can happen quickly — within a few weeks — and depends upon the...

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Opioids – F4CP Exit Plan

F4CP (Foundation for Chiropractic Progress) is closely involved with chiropractors such a Dr. Dave, looking for ways and making recommendations for raising public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care. The foundation has completed a followup study, which resulted in some recommendations that will be used to raise public awareness about an opioid exit plan.  Here is some information about their process and recommendations: INTRODUCTION It is by well known that there is a continuing and...

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Fruit and veg: For a longer life

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables – 10 portions a day – may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease. The analysis showed even small amounts had a health boon, but more is even better. A portion counts as 80g (3oz) of fruit or veg – the equivalent of a small...

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Heavy Metal Toxicity

The term “heavy metal” assumes a variety of different meanings throughout the different branches of science. Although “heavy metal” lacks a consistent definition in medical and scientific literature, the term is commonly used to describe the group of dense metals or their related compounds, usually associated with environmental pollution or toxicity. Elements fitting this description include lead, mercury, and cadmium. While data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...

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Climate Change is Affecting Health

Regardless of your political leanings and whether you agree with President Donald Trump’s position on the Paris Climate Accord, doctors say the climate change is affecting health. And to add, agricultural and marine experts say climate change is reducing the levels of important nutrients in our food. Both factors could dramatically change overall health in America, say physicians and climate experts. A recent report by The Medical Consortium Society on Climate Change interviewed 435,000...

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Ways to Boost Immunity

The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism to handle invaders. It is our body’s second line of defense, after physical barriers like the skin and the mucous membranes. The immune system is located throughout the body and includes the thymus gland, the spleen, bone marrow and a vast network of lymph nodes. It comprises many cells, proteins, tissues and organs. The main function of the immune system is to prevent and fight infections, germs and cancer. It works 24/7 to keep our body...

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Professional Athletes and Chiropractic Care

Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society Points to Value of Chiropractic Care for Professional Athletes HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – March 16, 2017 – As the 2017 Major League Baseball season quickly approaches, the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society (PBCS) highlights the important role of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) within a multidisciplinary team of health care providers for both professional and amateur athletes. Rick Bishop DC, CCSP®, director, PBCS, points to the value that DCs...

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