Time to Visit Your Chiropractor – Even When You're Not in Pain

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Why visit your doctor of chiropractic periodically – even when you're not experiencing pain or other symptoms? Here's why. The latest study on maintenance care for low back health suggests receiving chiropractic care periodically dramatically reduces the number of days you'll experience "bothersome" low back pain over the course of a year.

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Why Artificial Sweeteners Could Be Bad for Weight Loss

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For decades, millions of people have switched from sugar-sweetened beverages to the artificially sweetened variety in an effort to reduce calorie intake and lose weight. The food and beverage industry has jumped on the opportunity, including artificial sweeteners in an increasingly larger percentage of foods. But does artificial sugar actually create...

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Help Put Your Kids in a Better Mood With Fruits and Veggies

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Getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables – OK, any fruits and vegetables – can be challenging, to say the least. But there's an important reason beyond the obvious as to why you should be persistent in teaching your children to embrace fruits and veggies, not despise them: eating more could have a lasting impact on their mental health.

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The Wrong Way to Treat Migraines

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The wrong way to treat migraines is by far the most common way, unfortunately: pain medication, either over the counter or prescription. When the latter version is used, opioids continue to be an option, despite the fact that the opioid epidemic has been squarely in the public and profession eye for several years. The opioid epidemic we speak of is the...

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Strength Training Helps Your Body Burn Fat, Too

Think sweating up a storm with high-intensity cardio / aerobic exercise is the only way to burn fat? Think again. If you're slaving away on the treadmill or elliptical for hours every week, but ignoring the free weights, weight machines and other strength-building tools (exercise bands, body-weight exercises, etc.), you're doing your body (and fat-loss...

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Iron Protects Your Heart

When you think of iron (not the mineral), words like strong and solid likely come to mind. If asked to envision it as a protective device, you might think of iron in terms of a shield or armor, protecting your heart and other vital organs.

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