Category Archives: General Health News

Symmetry, Scent, and Sex; the Science of Human Attraction.

What brings us together? What subtle and subconscious cues spark interest, attraction, and eventually love connections between human beings? What exactly is the science behind our attraction and sexual desirability? Luckily, human biology and evolutionary psychology provides us with some fascinating answers. What brings us together? What subtle and subconscious cues spark interest, attraction, and…

Will Smith’s new movie set to tackle the National Football League’s concussion epidemic.

The night before Christmas this December 2015, the NFL is going to be plenty anxious. Actually, it’s going to be league management, team owners, and especially NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sweating it out, waiting for a bomb to drop the next day as the highly-anticipated film, Concussions, hits theaters. Far from the present the Goodell…

25 Ways to cut 500 calories a day!

If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent the summer enjoying barbecues, hot dogs at ball games, and a few beers on the beach instead of hitting the gym. And even though summer’s nearly over, it’s never too early to start cutting calories so we’ll be ready to fit into that great swim suit next…

10 things that may be causing you to have low energy – and how to fix them!

We’re definitely a nation on the go, but the average person also is prone to afternoon doldrums, lethargy after meals, or general fatigue throughout the day. But instead of trying to just soldier through it or slamming a coffee or sugary drink, which can actually make you more tired in the long run, it’s important…

Sweet poison: America’s deadly sugar epidemic.

There’s an epidemic among us, a white granular substance that’s taking over our lives and slowly eroding the fabric of health in this country. When ingested, it disrupts our body’s chemical and hormonal balance, promoting disease and causing a slew of health problems…and possibly even addiction or death. But we’re not talking about some illicit…

Chiropractic care can help cure America’s prescription painkiller epidemic.

Opioids are painkilling medications that resemble opiates in their pharmacological effects. They are manufactured by big drug companies in the United States, and all too commonly prescribed by doctors to patients who are suffering pain. However, opioids such as Oxycodone, codeine, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and methadone, and morphine are highly addictive and often abused by patients…

Smile and laugh your way to better health.

We all love when something makes us break into an ear-to-ear smile or uncontrollable belly laugh, but did you know there is plenty of science to prove that they’re good for you, both mentally and physically? It’s true, as smiling triggers the release of neuropeptides, tiny molecules that help neurons communicate, sending signals that we…

A fact sheet on lower back pain, America’s #1 injury.

Lower back pain is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, ranking only behind heart disease and pulmonary disease in terms of burden to quality of life and mortality risk. And despite our advanced medical technology, the prevalence and severity of back pain has grown much worse in recent decades. But…

Chiropractic care may be the best way to treat seasonal allergies.

Allergies affect up to 80 million people in the U.S. every year, or about 25% of the population.  It’s not just a matter of inconvenience and sniffles, as it’s estimated that between doctor visits, prescriptions, and time missed from work, seasonal allergies cost us more than $3 billion every year. There are many ways to…

Bad posture during smart phone use causing “text neck,” a serious malady.

Do you spend a lot of time texting or checking social media from your smart phone? While a smart phone, tablet, or computer screen by themselves don’t cause you harm (at least not your neck,) the posture we inevitably assume while using these devices is causing some serious harm to necks, shoulders, and spines all…