Nutrition

What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most prevalent types of headaches, occurring more often in women than in men. Research shows that 48 percent of women and 38 percent of men suffer from tension headaches. Each year, patients spend more than $2 billion on over the counter headache medications. In fact, people spend a lot of money [...]

Foods That Fight Inflammation Caused by Arthritis

Arthritis pain can be debilitating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between the years of 2010 and 2012, an estimated 22.7 percent, or 52.5 million, adults in the United States alone were diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, or fibromyalgia – annually. Also during that time, almost 50 percent [...]

How Magnesium Helps Soothe Sore Muscles

Everyone has stiff, sore muscles now and then. From overdoing it at the gym to sleeping in an awkward position, there are many reasons you might feel some muscular aches and pains. Some medical conditions or illnesses can also cause soreness. Several studies have found a remarkable, effective, inexpensive cure that is natural and safe [...]

How Vitamin D Supports the Skeletal System

The human body needs vitamin D in order to build strong muscles and bones. When the body does not get enough vitamin D, it is not able to absorb calcium effectively. This makes it very important for good bone health. Children who do not get adequate vitamin D develop rickets, a condition that causes weak [...]

Why Hydration Is Important to Spinal Health

There is no denying that a healthy diet is integral to overall wellness and staying hydrated is absolutely vital. Every organ, every cell in your body contains water. In fact, when you don’t drink enough water and keep your body properly hydrated, it does not function as it should. The health of your spine and back depends heavily on whether you are properly hydrated. In fact, if you don’t drink enough water – plain, pure water – it could affect your back, causing pain and limiting mobility. […]

Why Chiropractic Patients Should Avoid Diets

The statistics are sobering. The typical American diet far exceeds the daily recommended intake levels in calories from sugars and solid fats, sodium, refined grains, and saturated fat. It is also lacking in the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, dairy, whole grains, and oils. The result is obesity and experts project that by 2030, in the United States alone, half of all adults will be obese. That’s when people start dieting – and that is what gets them into trouble. […]

4 Nutritional Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Should Follow

4 Nutritional Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Should Follow Chiropractic care effectively and naturally treats a multitude of conditions and diseases. The overall premise is to return the body to its natural alignment by removing subluxations, which takes care of the root cause of many problems. Spinal adjustments, however, aren’t necessarily the Holy Grail for total [...]

Losing Weight Can Help Reduce Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common and most troublesome problems that people experience. Eight out of 10 individuals will struggle with back pain during some point in their life, the US National Library of Medicine reports. Low and chronic back pain can be aggravated by many triggers. Mechanical stress, excessive strain, muscle weakness, [...]

High-Fat Diet, Low-Fat Diet or Neither?

There are three groups of nutrients which are protein, carbohydrates and fat. Unfortunately the last of the three has the same name as an unflattering name for someone who is overweight or fat. It should come as no surprise that we would associate the nutrient fat, with being overweight but is that association justified? Whether [...]

Should you give your kids Vitamin D in the winter to prevent colds?

by Bryan Bingham DC, DACRB It has been shown that low level of Vitamin D in the body can increase the risk for viral upper respiratory infections (URTI). It would stand to reason that supplementing with Vitamin D would decrease the frequency and durations of viral colds but it is uncertain whether or not this [...]