Back pain is one of the top reasons why people visit a physician or chiropractor. It’s also the number one pain ailment in the U.S. About 80 percent of Americans suffer back pain at one time or another. Over five million Americans suffer chronic, long-term back pain. Thirty percent of people will have a recurrence of back pain in six months. Forty percent will have a recurrence in one year. Clearly, back pain is a major health malady that may require physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy, self-care and … Read more
(September 3, 2014) Waking Up Well. According to the glossy Retirement Community brochures and the sexy Cialis commercials, our golden years promise to include long walks on the beach, golf and games with friends, and loving physical contact when the “time is right.” So if you can handle a few laugh lines, age spots and gray hair, and find a trendy pair of reading glasses that enhance your intellectual demeanor, life is worth the wait as the final chapters are best. But more and more of us are suffering as … Read more
Food cravings can be powerful and as irresistible as a bright orange bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Even the thought of such foods increases dopamine, a brain chemical that controls emotions, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. Addictive foods like Doritos trigger the same chemicals and pleasure pathways in the brain as cocaine and heroin. The fat in Doritos is a mouthwatering sensation; the brain’s trigeminal nerve, which detects fat, conveys the signal straight to the brain’s reward center. Processed foods high in fat, salt, and sugar can be as addictive … Read more
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