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Two for One With Chiropractic

Can't seem to shake that back pain? Continually plagued by headaches? You're not alone. Chronic back and headache pain are among the most prevalent and disabling disorders worldwide. Even more troubling, experiencing one of these conditions may raise your likelihood...

5 Smart Substitutions When Eating Out

There's nothing wrong with the occasional treat-yourself trip to a fast-food or sit-down restaurant, but Americans are eating out at an ever-increasing (sometimes daily) rate, and usually paying the health consequences. It's tough enough finding healthy food when...

Growing Up With Antibiotics, Growing Up With Asthma?

In the latest (but probably not the last) research to associate antibiotic use during infancy with the development of asthma, three studies suggest exposure to antibiotics (either prescribed to the pregnant mother or the child during the first year after birth)...

Weatherproof Your Body This Winter

OK, it's time for a quick lesson in weatherproofing your body. Particularly when you're in the throes of winter, skin health is pivotal. Here are some simple strategies to keep your skin healthy during the winter months: Go easy on the water: Many of us have a...

Aerobics During Pregnancy Benefits Baby

Expectant mothers are encouraged to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, but the benefits from exercise aren't just for the mother. Research suggests babies also benefit from their mothers' exercise efforts during the gestation period. In particular, infants...

Going Green Helps You Live Longer

We've talked a great deal over the years about the power of a vegetable-rich diet, particularly green vegetables, in optimizing health and minimizing disease risk. Going green in another way helps you stay healthy and live longer, too, and all it takes is a commitment...

Why You Need Iron

The most common element on the planet, iron is found in much of the Earth's outer and inner core. It also plays an important role in the human body. Here's why. Although iron is considered a minor (trace) mineral, meaning the body requires less than 100 milligrams per...

Hormone Therapy & Breast Cancer: The Risks May Linger

Hormone replacement is a common therapy that helps women combat the symptoms of menopause brought on by changes in sex hormone production. Unfortunately, women who use hormone replacement therapy have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who don't, and even more...

Another Reason to Lose the Weight

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the skin and joints. A form of arthritis that afflicts psoriasis sufferers, the condition is characterized by joint pain, stiffness and swelling that can be disabling. Imagine dealing with not...

Winning Without Weights

Your core is your center of gravity, located around your trunk and pelvis, and having a strong core is vital to good posture, muscle control, injury prevention, maximum athletic performance and even basic activities of daily living. There are a variety of ways to work...

Say No to Migraine Medication and Yes to Natural Care

If you've ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, "a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme...

More Red Meat = Higher Death Risk

We're talking about red meat and recent research that implicates increased red meat consumption with increased risk of mortality. Among more than 80,000 U.S. men and women who participated in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study,...

Healthy Snacking Can Help Fight Weight Gain

Weight loss is a big issue these days, with all manner of get-thin-quick diet strategies inundating the market in the form of infomercials, websites and magazine ads. Most promise quick results, which everyone wants – but don't necessarily teach how to achieve...

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