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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Signs of Rheumatoid Chaos

Rheuma­toid arthri­tis (RA) is debil­i­tat­ing chronic dis­ease that affects the joints. It can occur in a num­ber of parts of the body, though it pri­mar­ily afflicts the joints. Symp­toms can flare up and then dis­ap­pear for long peri­ods of time. RA causes inflam­ma­tion of joints and can make mov­ing very dif­fi­cult and painful. RA presents […]

 

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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, helps […]

 

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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, chem­i­cals pro­duced by […]

 

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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 […]