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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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7 Signs of Opioid Addiction

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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Sports Chiropractor Trends

Sports Chiropractor Trends Dr. Dave notes that the trend towards chiropractic in sports care has been shown to be valid. It is hoped that more definitive studies in the area of nutrition, biomechanics, and injury rehabilitation will be done to heighten chiropractic in the sports care arena. Because of the increasing world-wide interest in sports and fitness, no matter what your age or level of athletic achievement, the opportunity to finally see the role of chiropractic in sports care is at hand. Introduction The...

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No Drugs – Use Tai Chi and Massage for Back Pain

No Drugs – Use Tai Chi and Massage for Back Pain Dr. Dave wants to emphasize an article from USA Today: “The answer to lower back pain may lie not in prescription drugs, but in Tai chi, heat therapy or massage, according to health guidelines released Tuesday.” New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) detail which treatments may help with lower back pain, and make it clear that physicians should suggest prescription drugs as a last resort. One in four U.S. adults report having lower back pain, which typically...

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See a Chiropractor for Other Existing Ailments

See a Chiropractor for Other Existing Ailments Dr. Dave wants to pass this information to you from the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress…. Chiropractic treatment for health problems is not always considered when it comes to healing, but you may be surprised to find that relief from some of most chronic pains could be helped by a few chiropractic sessions. As an alternative form of medical treatment, chiropractic care is generally geared towards helping patients with back, neck and joint pain. Dr. Hamza Saif, an Ottawa-based...

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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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Restless Legs – Natural Remedies

Restless Legs – Natural Remedies Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, can cause uncomfortable sensations in your legs and an intense urge to move them. It often strikes at night, particularly when you’re trying to sleep. A lack of specific nutrients in your diet may cause the condition or make it worse. Foods to add if you have RLS: Spinach or other dark leafy greens Fortified cereals Beans Iron, folate, and magnesium are thought to have the most direct impact on RLS symptoms. Adding iron to...

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Sauerkraut Benefits

Sauerkraut Benefits Note: Dr. Dave has more blogs that provide valuable health tips.  Be sure to go to My Remedy Shop and click on the “Blogs” menu item for additional information about alternative medicine and natural diets. Benefits of Sauerkraut A quick review of the health benefits of sauerkraut include its ability to increase your digestive health, boost your circulation, protect your heart health, provide you with quick energy, stimulate your immune system, strengthen your bones, reduce your...

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The Gut Microbiome and The Gut-Brain Link

The Gut Microbiome and The Gut-Brain Link From Chopra.com – Why Microbes and Probiotics Matter to Your Health –  The digestive tract works like an assembly line in reverse. Instead of creating food, the digestive tract breaks it down into basic parts to make it easier to absorb and metabolize. As efficient as the digestive tract is, a large portion of the energy stored in food is not processed and metabolized by the human body. Undigested food travels through the intestinal tract and is often fermented and metabolized by...

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