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Scientific Review of Curcumin

Scientific Review of Curcumin Scientists recently reviewed curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, and established that it is a safe and promising treatment for inflammation-driven diseases. This international review considered past clinical trials and concluded curcumin was a safe and effective molecule. Published in Molecules, Vol. 20, Issue 2. The evidence is growing that curcumin, the substance in tumeric, should take a bigger role in the human diet for its ability to act as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory...

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Brain Fog: Why Isn’t My Brain Working?

Brain Fog: Why Isn’t My Brain Working? Brain Fog: Why Isn’t My Brain Working? (This is a review of the book by the same name, recommended by Dr. Dave.  It is available on the My  Remedy Shop website.) by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS (View Dr Kharrazian’s bio at the end of this article). This new book offers a revolutionary understanding of brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain’s health! Have you noticed that your brain function not what it used to...

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Corrective Exercise – Got Feet?

Corrective Exercise – Got Feet? This is my second article in a series about the benefits of corrective exercise. In this discussion, we will attempt to expose a few of the common issues that my clients deal with along with plausible solutions. I think that many foot/calf issues come from our “adultish” habits of bad footwear, fake floor surfaces and sitting. Many symptoms like plantar fasciitis, neuromas, fallen arches, gout and cramping can be eliminated by taking on some good foot habits. You can avoid many of these...

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What IS Corrective Exercise?

What IS Corrective Exercise? The fitness industry has come up with many innovations over the decades. Cutting-edge fitness experts like Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons have continually blessed us with their genius. Chuck Norris has even agreed to help with his electrifying brand of fitness excitement. From the ThighMaster to the vibrating washing machine thing with the belt wrapped around your gut, the fitness industry has been entertaining and perhaps a little embarrassing. Silly fads come and go, but several “fitness...

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Avoiding Back Surgery

Avoiding Back Surgery Say No to the Knife: Reduce the Likeliness Of Surgery With Chiropractic Care (NewsUSA) – Throughout the years, chronic back pain sufferers haven’t had much in the way of options to relieve their pain. Aside from drug therapy, surgery was often it — leading many who understandably wanted to avoid an invasive approach to search for an alternative. Now, many patients are saying they’ve found that relief through chiropractic care. To learn more, visit...

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral (cranialsacral) therapy is a holistic healing practice which employs extremely light finger pressure focused primarily on the head, spine and sacrum. The History of Craniosacral Laying on of hands for healing is as old as humanity. The earliest written reference to “movement of spinal nerves” and its importance is found in the I-Ching, the Chinese Book of Changes which is 4000 years old. The ancient Chinese called craniosacral work “the...

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage is directed toward the deeper layers of muscle and fascia, as compared to Swedish or relaxation massage which are more superficial. There are many types of deep tissue massage. What they all have in common is that they break up adhesions and fascial restrictions thus decreasing pain and increasing range of motion and ease of movement. What is Theraputic Massage? Throughout history, hands-on healing techniques have played an important role in the...

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Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing

Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing This increase in back pain in both patient groups was attributed to simple aging. However, the inflation-adjusted costs to treat these patients soared 129 percent, from $15.6 billion in 2000 to 2001 to $35.7 billion in 2006 to 2007. The researchers concluded that the rising trends in back pain and treatment cost will only continue or accelerate under existing treatment patterns. Suggested improvements included prioritizing health policy,...

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Bright Eyed, Sleepy Baby

Bright Eyed, Sleepy Baby Bright Eyed, Sleepy Baby One of my favorite experiences in practice has been repeated numerous times – treating the colic baby.  Most people know it’s tough to be with a screaming infant that seemingly refuses to be consoled. The situation is made worse since baby can’t communicate what’s wrong. Finding it impossible to calm their child, caring parents are often torn by feelings of helplessness while, at the same time, being driven crazy by the noise! One particular...

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The Magical D Word

The Magical D Word The Magical D Word Last week, I had a turkey dinner with my MD brother, who opined that the best thing since sliced bread, at least today, is Vitamin D.  He touted numbers that imply that daily 1,000 mg doses of Vitamin D tends to lessen a person’s tendency for various cancers,   and, in this day of approaching geezerdom, reduced incidences of Alzheimer’s disease.  Since I am always looking for the ever-elusive silver bullet, I took great interest in his statements. In my...

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