Get Your Daily Vitamin C (Get Your Chocolate)

A May 23, 2017 study in HEART (British Cardiac Society) found that people with Atrial Fibrillation, especially men, had great benefit eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate daily. Atrial Fibrillation affects about 2.7 million Americans and causes symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness, dizziness, fatigue, and sometimes chest pain or pressure. It is a…

Chiropractic and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, August 2012, showed significant relief from pain, swelling, weakness, and difficulty walking after a course of chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises. Chiropractic adjustments help correct proper alignment and curves of the spine helping the nerves function better. The brain communicates with the whole body via…

Another Reason to Keep Your Gut Happy

Many people know that if the bacterial colonies in the gut are out of balance, it can lead to sickness. It has now been found that certain non-beneficial, pathogenic bacteria like Campylobacter, Shigella, Salmonella, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Candida may contribute to inflammation and faulty blood flow in patients with Congestive Heart Failure. A large percentage…

Body Fat and Migraines

Studies have shown that in increase in the Body Mass Index (BMI) can have an affect on increased incidence of migraines. Now there is evidence that a decrease in BMI could be a risk factor as well. Being over-fat or under-fat can cause an increase of the same inflammatory chemicals associated with migraine headaches. It…

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Helpful Ways to Diffuse Stress

Stress comes in many forms: physical, chemical, nutritional, emotional, mental, etc. Since chronic stress can contribute to many undesirable health conditions, it is important to keep it in check so that it doesn’t continue to be ongoing. Here are a few tips to help: 1) Exercise: burning up excess adrenaline from stress is important. Choose…

Keeping New Mommies Happy

An NIH study says that a supplement containing tyrosine, tryptophan, and blueberry extract showed promise in combating postpartum depression and sadness. Affecting about 13% of moms between 1-4 weeks after birth, it can take a hard toll on the whole family. Adding a supplement containing those three nutrients help to counter increases in monoamine oxidase…

EXERCISE AND COGNITIVE HEALTH

A study done by the British Journal of Medicine showed that exercise in those aged 50 and above was beneficial for cognitive fitness. No matter what their cognitive status was, any form of exercise showed improvement. All forms of exercise were studied: aerobic, resistance, yoga, tai chi, etc. all helped. The longer (45-60 minute interval)…

Fatty Liver in Children

Fatty liver is a condition that used to show up in adults over 40 years of age. However, with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles as a society and our consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and other useless and damaging refined carbohydrates and non-foods, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now being diagnosed in children who are…

If You Choose To Vaccinate

After doing your research, if you DO choose to vaccinate your children, there are some steps you can take to help your baby’s body better deal with the oncoming assault. First, some good resources for vaccination information are mothering.com, nvic.org, vaxtruth.org, circleofdocs.com, naturalnews.com, and thedoctorwithin.com. Delaying vaccinations is a good idea. Some countries don’t even…

I Feel So Bloated!

This is a common complaint in my practice. The first thing I need to find out (if it’s a female) is if it’s digestive system bloat, or menstrual-related bloat. Let’s explore both: Digestive bloat can happen if you are not digesting your food properly or completely. To start with, make sure to chew the food…