What Your Chiropractor Knows – That Your Medical Doctor Doesn't

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An interesting study recently published in The Spine Journal examined what is important to patients as they seek care for their low back pain. The study included 419 patients who were surveyed, with each asked to rate (from 0 to 4) the importance of: "improvement in level of pain, improvement in ability to perform daily tasks, explanation of what is...

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Almonds for Weight Loss

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Almonds and other nuts are great sources of "healthy" fat – the monounsaturated / polyunsaturated variety – but the bottom line is they're still high in fat, averaging 14-16 grams of fat per quarter cup. That high fat content can make many people, particularly those trying to lose weight, shy away from nuts. Big mistake, suggests new research....

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Indigestion No More

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Ever experienced dyspepsia? Your initial response might be "no," but what if we used its more common name: indigestion? If you've ever had stomach pain, over-fullness and bloating during and after eating, acid reflux, heartburn and/or excessive burping, you've had dyspepsia. (Source: Mayo Clinic) For some people, dyspepsia isn't just an occasional...

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The Anti-AD Hormone?

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting older adults. Challenges with memory, thinking and behavior are consequences of the disease. Researchers have discovered that a hormone produced during exercise may help combat AD on a cellular level. Here's what they've found. Exercise appears to increase circulating levels of a...

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Good for the Heart

Do you eat enough nitrate-rich vegetables? Don't know which veggies are nitrate-rich in the first place – or don't eat any vegetables at all? Here's your primer on why nitrate-rich veggies can help protect your heart.

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Give Kids a Head Start

Brain health is critical to a long, fulfilling life, which is why learning what you can do to promote a healthy brain is never a bad thing. There are countless ways we can all promote brain health, no matter how young or old we are, but this article relates specifically to elementary-school students and their ability to develop cognitive skills. Three...

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