Calling All Women

Migraines – Approximately 15% of the U.S. population experiences migraines, with women afflicted three times as often as men. While medications are often used as first-line treatments, up to 50% of people with migraines pursue complementary and integrative medicine. One promising non-pharmacological approach for migraines is chiropractic care, due to the co-occurence of migraine diseaseContinue reading “Calling All Women”

10 Tips to Complement Immune System Function for Patients

Don’t smoke. Eat a diet of whole foods, rich in good protein, fruits and vegetables. Avoid fast foods and highly refined foods. Don’t eat sugar. Exercise regularly. Find a form of exercise that’s easy and pleasant to do. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum. Get plenty of rest – aim for 8 hours of sleepContinue reading “10 Tips to Complement Immune System Function for Patients”

How to Make Healthier Coffee

The first scientific study to examine links between coffee brewing methods and risks of heart attacks and death has concluded that filered brew is safest. The research was published April 22 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. “Our study provides strong and convincing evidence of aContinue reading “How to Make Healthier Coffee”

Majority of Americans Believe Chiropractic is Effective

More than eight in 10 U.S. consumers (81%) believe chiropractic is effective for athletes, according to the results of a Harris Poll survey commissioned by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about chiropractic care. Of the 2,015 people polled in January 2020, the majority said chiropractic wasContinue reading “Majority of Americans Believe Chiropractic is Effective”

How Caloric Restriction Prevents Negative Effects of Aging

To reduce levels of inflammation throughout the body, and to delay the onset of age-related diseases and live longer – eat less food. That’s the conclusion of a new study by scientists from the U.S. and China, detailed in February’s issue of Cell. In the study, researchers compared rats who ate 30% fewer calories withContinue reading “How Caloric Restriction Prevents Negative Effects of Aging”

Women’s Mid-Life Lifestyle Changes May Reduce Stroke Risk

Middle age may not be too late for women to substantially reduce their stroke risk by not smoking, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and making healthy food choices, according to new research in the journal Stroke. In general, women are more likely than men to have a stroke, die from a stroke and have poorerContinue reading “Women’s Mid-Life Lifestyle Changes May Reduce Stroke Risk”

By the Numbers: Nutrition & Weight Management

“The next frontier in nutrition will be about reconfiguring diets according to individual specific physiology, lifestyle and health goals.” – Denise Morrison, former Campbell’s Soups CEO 71.6% U.S. adults considered to be overweight or obese 2x Since the 1970s, the number of fast food restaurants has more than doubled $4,879 Additional health care costs forContinue reading “By the Numbers: Nutrition & Weight Management”

By the Numbers: Coding and Documentation

$20 Billion Cost of health care errors in 2019 in the U.S. 15% Predicted growth rate for health care health records information technicians to 2024, twice the national average 100,000 Deaths Results of health care errors in 2019 in the U.S. As seen in Chiropractic Economics, March 12, 2020 pg 15. To read more pleaseContinue reading “By the Numbers: Coding and Documentation”

Changing Beliefs About Pain

Krebs, et al., compared opioid vs. non-opioid medications over 12 months. Two hundred-forty patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain, or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain, participated. Opioids and non-opioids both reduced pain from baseline pain intensity scores; but opioids failed to provide better pain relief than non-opioids at three, six, nine, andContinue reading “Changing Beliefs About Pain”

Food Sensitivities & Weight Loss

When we’re talking about food sensitivity or intolerance, we’re looking at the IgG portion of the immune system, which is the delayed immune response (up to 72 hours after eating). Without finding these culprits, damage to the gut is repeated – meal after meal – and this establishes an environment ideal for weight gain, inflammation,Continue reading “Food Sensitivities & Weight Loss”

Scientists Pinpoint Neural Activity’s Role in Human Longevity

The brain’s neural activity – long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy – also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The study, published Oct. 16 in Nature, is based on findings from human brains, mice andContinue reading “Scientists Pinpoint Neural Activity’s Role in Human Longevity”

Why People Gain Weight as They Get Older

May people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is:: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during aging and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. The studyContinue reading “Why People Gain Weight as They Get Older”

Chiropractic Care for Migraines

Studies area showing that migraines are significantly reduced by chiropractic care – the lone non-drug care to impact the debilitating condition to a high degree. Migraine headaches involve severe, stabbing or throbbing pain that can be incapacitating for anywhere from four to 72 hours. These headaches affect 39 million U.S. adults and children, and 1Continue reading “Chiropractic Care for Migraines”