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Osteoporosis – Natural Treatments

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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Ways to Boost Immunity

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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Osteoarthritis Strategies

Osteoarthritis Strategies (Article Recommended by Foundation for Chiropractic Progress) Osteoarthritis is a degenerative form of arthritic joint disease, characterized by loss of cartilage in the joint. It also has an inflammatory component. Osteoarthritis is a frequent cause of disability among seniors, affecting 20 million people in the U.S. alone. While osteoarthritis typically involves the distal joints on your fingers and toes, knee and hip osteoarthritis is also common, the latter of which is the focus of this...

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Treat COPD Symptoms Naturally

Treat COPD Symptoms Naturally The third leading cause of death is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as COPD. This respiratory disease is characterized by an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs and restricted airflow, which both result in difficulty doing the most vital thing in life —breathing. And these are just a few COPD symptoms so many people deal with. More than 11 million people in this country have already been diagnosed with COPD, but an estimated 24 million may have the disease...

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Low Back Pain Reminders

Low Back Pain Reminders If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months. Dr. Dave has provided a link to this UTube video because it is a good summary of information about the low back that everyone needs to...

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Too Lazy or Tired to Exercise? Vitamin C Can Help

Too Lazy or Tired to Exercise? Vitamin C Can Help The blood vessels of obese and overweight adults are characterized by increased activity of endothelin (ET)-1, a protein that constricts the small vessels. Heightened activity of ET-1 makes the blood vessel less responsive to blood flow demand and increases a person’s risks to develop vascular diseases. Exercise is known to reduce ET-1 activity but while individuals with weight problems are advised to exercise to improve their health, researchers said that more than half do not engage in...

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Time to Start Exercising: Inactivity Linked to Colon, Lung, Endometrial Cancer

Time to Start Exercising: Inactivity Linked to Colon, Lung, Endometrial Cancer It is widely accepted that physical inactivity leads to weight gain, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. New research links a sedentary lifestyle to certain cancers, specifically colon, lung and endometrial cancer, according to a study published June 16 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The research is significance as it shows sedentary behavior is emerging as an independent risk factor for cancer, chronic disease and mortality. However in a clinical setting, guidelines to...

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Youth Athletes

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Youth Athletes Dr. Dave has based his practice on Sports and Family Chiropractic care, which leads him to spend a lot of time with young athletes.  His mantra is that it is essential that young people experience and use this type of care because it is cost effective AND IT WORKS.  The attached video describes the need for parents to see to their young athlete’s health care maintenance needs.  Be sure to contact the WIN Health Institute to make an appointment for your young athletes ASAP! Click on...

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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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