Health & Wellness

 

 

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All About Bowel Movements

We all laugh about it, because, let’s face it, it’s pretty funny. But, evacuating your bowels is an essential part of the digestive process. Bowel movements are the way we pass toxins, undigested food, and other waste out of our bodies. Without this process, we’d have to have another way to excrete waste, and doesn’t […]

 

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The Good Stuff in Your Green Vegetables

Your mother always told you to eat your green vegetables. She promised they’d help you grow up big and strong. If she was anything like my mom, she told you that Spider-Man and Luke Skywalker always ate their green vegetables. There’s a very good reason your mother was such a flag-waving fan of green vegetables: […]

 

 

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5 Big-Time Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is becoming more and more popular as an option for pain treatment. Focusing on manipulation of the spine to correct vertebral subluxations, chiropractors work to correct spinal misalignments, relieving pain in the process. Much of this pain can be traced to subluxations, occurrences where vertebral misalignments put pressure on spinal nerves. Remedying these […]

 

 

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Flossing: It’s a Thing!

Perhaps the most overlooked part of the dental care process, flossing is ignored by millions people who think brushing their teeth is sufficient. In actuality, flossing may be even more important than brushing and here’s why: Flossing helps you clean those hard-to-reach areas. Some estimates say brushing only cleans 20% of tooth surfaces. By getting […]

 

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Fire and Ice

Heat and cold are both used to treat many injuries, like sprains, strains, and muscle pulls. But which should you use, how often and for how long? Here’s a quick breakdown. Ice, Ice, Baby Cold is an effective method for treating many acute injuries, or injuries that happen suddenly. Cold stops bleeding inside a tissue, […]

 

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Eating for Healthy Teeth

What you eat goes a long way towards determining how healthy your mouth is. It’s easy spitting out a list of things that don’t do our teeth any good: soft, chewy, sugary snacks, and hyper-sweetened soft drinks. Those can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, causing cavities and general misery. You can fight back […]

 

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Cage Match – Antihistamines vs. Decongestants

You’re sniffling and miserable and you’ve had enough. You have two main options to choose from: antihistamines and decongestants. Which one is right for you? Let’s check the tail of the tape. How Do They Work? Antihistamines and decongestants may treat similar symptoms, but they go about in different ways. Antihistamines work by blocking histamines, […]

 

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Block the Sun

Incidents of skin cancer have been on the rise over the past three decades, and many of those cases could have been prevented had the victim taken one very simple step: applying some sunscreen. Sunscreen is a pharmaceutical product intended to safeguard the skin against exposure to dangerous solar radiation. To that end, sunscreen employs […]