Chiropractic: The Big Winner

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Over the past decade, independent health care researchers have investigated the treatment effects of physical therapists vs. doctors of chiropractic when it comes to spine care. Let's examine a couple of those research papers to see why it's no contest. The first study was a cost-effective analysis of patients with low back pain that compared...

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Natural Pain Relief

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) remain all too common for pain relief of any kind; think aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) and more. New research provides more evidence suggesting it's time to ditch the NSAIDS – and try this instead for natural pain relief; in this case, for pain caused by knee osteoarthritis.

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4 Perils of Poor Posture

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Slump away at your desk, scrunch your shoulders to type another text message, bend and lift without protecting your back – what harm can it do? Actually, the health consequences of poor posture, whether temporary or chronic, are numerous and life-changing. Here's a short list that will hopefully prompt you to stand / sit straight and tall from this point...

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Avoiding the Cravings

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We know exercise helps reduce weight by burning calories, increasing metabolism and building lean muscle mass. But here's another reason exercise is so important in helping shed those unwanted pounds – and it's a big one. Food cravings can jump even the most dedicated person off the rails. In fact, it's often the reason why weight-loss efforts fail....

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Walk Faster, Age Slower

Walking is good for you, pure and simple. It can help you live longer via multiple mechanisms, but since we've been discussing biological aging lately (read "Bad for the Bowel" in the April issue, where we present a study suggesting biological aging can increase bowel cancer risk), let's focus on the connection here. Evidence links speed of walking with...

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The Pregnancy Diet

Pre-eclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication that can cause serious - and sometimes even fatal - problems for mother and/or child if left untreated. High blood pressure, excessive protein in the urine, or other signs of damage to the kidneys or other organs are hallmark symptoms. The exact cause is poorly defined, although compromised placental...

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