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Category Archives: healthy living

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If you’re like most Americans, you’re celebrating the year change with resolutions of more activity and weight loss. However, if setting that same intention has become an annual tradition for you, it might be that your ambitions are among the 92% that don’t last the year, according to a University of Stanford study. If you’re really serious about taking control of your health and fitness, real change will only come from making real changes. What are some surprising ways to support your healthy goals in 2019?

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Chiropractic care has long been used to treat pain conditions in specific areas of the body, such as the back, neck, and head. More recently, it has been embraced for its holistic effect on stress. By getting adjustments through a chiropractor, patients can experience stress relief (as described below) along with other health benefits.

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Throughout the United States, 8.4% of people used chiropractic treatment at some point during 2012 – a total of 19.4 million individuals. The population of chiropractic patients grew to 22 million by 2017, suggesting that the percentage of people getting chiropractic adjustments also increased, to 9.1%.

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weight loss

4 out of 5 New Year's resolutions will already meet with failure by the second week of February, according to author and clinical psychologist Joseph J. Luciani, PhD. Dr. Luciani's basic explanation for why these efforts often do not succeed is that the mind is not prepared for the stresses of change.

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migraine

When we think about migraines, our eating habits don't generally come to mind. But experts say that what we eat may very well increase the likelihood of experiencing one of these debilitating headaches. Caffeine and processed foods are among the most likely culprits, according to a 2016 study out of the University of Cincinnati. Conversely, other foods are thought to keep migraines at bay.

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superfoods diet for osteoarthritis

The connection between diet and chronic disease is long-established. One of the most noteworthy, landmark statements on this fundamental health link came from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002. The WHO panel concluded that a poor diet was a major risk factor for a plethora of major diseases, from obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer to osteoporosis, bone fractures, and dental diseases.

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stronger knees

When it comes to finding knee pain relief, a commonly recommended treatment is to develop strength in the legs, hips, and glutes, which results in stronger knees and less pain. The great news is that heading to the gym isn’t the only way to build muscle—yoga has been around for thousands of years, but only in the last few decades has it become a mainstream conditioning and therapy option. According to a 2013 study by the University of Isfahan, just 8 weeks of yoga can significantly decrease pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis. How does the knee benefit from yoga, and what are some effective poses for stronger knees?

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For those living with diabetes, the holiday season is fraught with temptation, and it can seem like there’s a dish of candy, a plate of homemade cookies, or a rich, decadent dinner on every table. It can be hard to resist sampling the goods and adding those extra carbohydrates and fats to your regular diet, but staying on track is especially important for those managing the condition. The following are great ideas for managing diabetes during the holidays.

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Low back pain is a common complaint. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has reported that lower back pain relief is one of the top three reasons that people see a doctor in America. Low back pain treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. Your chiropractor can help you determine the cause and help you avoid more invasive and risky procedures with the use of chiropractic treatment.

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Water is the most important nutrient we consume, as it makes up about two thirds of our bodies and is responsible for everything from our blood flow and digestion to body temperature regulation and cell health. What happens when increased demand in the summer from excess heat and activity exceeds our body’s regular intake? Dehydration, and it can have major effects on the body.

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Scientists have long believed that music is a powerful way to impact the way our brains process information. In recent years, the evidence has shown that a soothing melody can actually deliver pain relief.

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Not long ago, following a gluten-free meal plan was only recommended for those with Celiac Disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that can cause damage of the lining of the small intestine. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, only about 1% of Americans have Celiac Disease. So why has the “gluten-freeweight loss trend become a $6 billion industry, and how can it help you?

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Diabetes management: it’s a task that sounds tedious but is critical to ongoing wellness for those afflicted with the disease. Let’s look at one diabetic’s story and pointers on how to handle your diabetes in the workplace.

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Getting diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) is not entirely negative: understanding the condition that you have is the first step in treating it. Let’s discuss OA, along with five natural therapies to curb pain and improve joint function.

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Do you want to prevent type 2 diabetes, or are you already diagnosed with the disease? Either way, it’s helpful to introduce foods that have a low glycemic load and are nutrient-dense.

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The organic, gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free segments are all on the rise worldwide. Let’s look at that development and other food trends for 2016. Then we will discuss the connection between food choices and pain alleviation.

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The number of people who are obese or overweight is staggering, a bigger population than was even alive in the 1920s. Extra weight is typically associated with pain. To get started with weight loss, try these body-trimming foods.

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Recent research reveals that arthritic knee pain can be mitigated with one simple and effective move: switching to flat shoes.

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Interest and use of chiropractic is large and growing in the United States. Beyond pain relief, how are people benefiting from these treatments? One patient explains her perspective.

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Back pain may make you feel like resting and staying off your feet, but stretching and exercise will actually help to alleviate the pain and assist the body’s natural healing response. Stretching is specifically powerful to prevent reinjury.

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As we all know, exercise is essential to good health, but (ironically enough) workout injury is incredibly common.It’s easy to damage your body while performing exercises if any of the joints involved don’t have enough range of motion, says New York City physical therapist Allison McGinnis.

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It’s natural to assume that the more you run, the more attuned you get to the movements of your body and the more your body achieves optimal fitness. Actually, while running is excellent for cardiovascular health, it often throws parts of your body into asymmetric relationships.

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One of the main components of healthy living – allowing people to lose weight, prevent illness, increase energy, and reduce the risk of mood disorders – is decision-making at the grocery store. Before you can make the right choices, though, you need to know what the healthiest choices actually are.

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