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Foot Pain Treatments

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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Myelin Support to Reclaim Your Brain

Myelin Support to Reclaim Your Brain Myelin is a fatty, white substance that wraps around the end of many nerve cells. Myelin is critical for optimal brain function and mental health.  It forms an electrically insulating sheath that increases nerve condition speeds. In other words, it allows your brain to send information faster and more efficiently, making it absolutely essential for the optimal functioning of your nervous system. So not surprisingly, it plays a key role in determining intelligence and improving cognitive...

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Foods to Unclog Your Arteries

Foods to Unclog Your Arteries If your goal is to restore or maintain a healthy heart, there are a variety of foods that can help to unclog arteries of plaque build-up, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation – the main culprits of cardiovascular illness. Many of the foods on this list contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and soluble fiber which are great not only for your heart, but also to promote healthy skin, hair, hormone production, and nutrient absorption.  You can feel better, have more energy, and improve your heart health without the use of toxic chemicals.

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Is CBD For You?

Is CBD For You? Only recently, marijuana and chemically related compounds have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. A prominent compound found in marijuana or cannabis, CBD, or cannabidiol, has shown to treat numerous diseases. Researchers believe that in view of the very low toxicity and the generally benign side effects of CBD, neglecting or denying CBD benefits and its clinical potential is simply unacceptable. What Is CBD? CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a...

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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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