April 22, 2014
April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects an estimated 50 million Americans. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, in which the cartilage surrounding joints becomes brittle and wears away, causing the tendons and ligaments supporting them to become stretched and painful. Eventually, the bones may even rub directly against each other, triggering even more pain. The result is that the arthritis sufferer loses mobility in the affected joints, and may develop chronic pain whenever they use them.
April 10, 2014
Ah, the simple joys of parenting! You want to do your best to give your kids a healthy diet, so after reading all the articles about how bad soda is for them, you switch them over to fruit juice. But now when you pick up a newspaper or read posts on your favorite Internet forum, you see more and more evidence that fruit juice may also be bad for them. What's a parent to do?
April 08, 2014
April 04, 2014
Hippocrates gave good advice when he said “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” What we eat has a major effect on our health and well-being. One of the healthiest foods is ginger, which has been recognized for certain healing properties since ancient times. Ginger has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years.
April 01, 2014
March 28, 2014
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are deemed "essential" because they fall into a category of nutrients that the body needs, but cannot synthesize in sufficient quantities by itself. They must be consumed in our foods or in the form of supplements so the body receives enough omega-3 to meet its needs.
March 25, 2014
Severe back pain can be debilitating, greatly limiting freedom of movement and enjoyment of life. Spinal vertebrae may sometimes become misaligned, causing nerves to become compressed. Because nerves are the body's channels of communication, compression or pinching interferes with the body’s signaling, leading to pain and occasionally incorrect function. Sitting or standing places pressure on the vertebrae as they support the upper body. By inverting the body, the pressure is reversed, sometimes leading to relief of symptoms.
March 20, 2014