Category Archives: Health and Wellness

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…

Health secrets from cultures with the longest-living people on earth.

The average lifespan in America is now around 75.5 years old, though that’s expected to rise in the future thanks to modern medicine and technology. But that’s still nowhere near the life expectancy of people in some cultures around the world. Called “Blue Zones” for the astounding average lifespans, they are defined as areas where…

5 Things you probably didn’t know about chiropractic care.

1. Professional athletes love visiting their chiropractor. A visit to the chiropractor isn’t just for the average person who’s suffering some sort of problem, but in fact, many professional athletes use chiropractic care to stay fit, prevent and heal injuries, and maximize their performance. Athletes understand that chiropractors are actually “movement specialists” and can help…

10 Things to understand about stress.

1.  Americans are VERY stressed out. As a nation, our day-to-day stress levels are shockingly unhealthy. In fact, the majority of people say they feel unhealthy stress levels, and 1 in 5 people quantify their stress level as “extremely high. Let’s look at some other data on stress: 75% of Americans experience symptoms related to…

The definitive guide to hangovers.

Hangovers are quite possibly the worst human affliction that we gladly bring on ourselves, yet we still get caught up with a drink or three too many the night before. We’ve all paid the price the next morning with a doozy of a hangover that makes us profess: “I’ll never drink again!” They’ve even made movies…

This year’s flu is one of the worst we’ve seen, so read up on the dreaded influenza virus and stay healthy.

Your head is so stuffed up you feel like you’re underwater, have a hacking cough, can’t decide if you’re freezing cold or overheating, and your body feels like you’ve been hit by a train. Welcome to the flu, and this year’s version is nothing to mess with. In fact, influenza experts are calling it one…