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Treating Scoliosis with Chiropractic Techniques

(Guest post by Alex Bonari)

Millions of children, teens and adults are diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis each year. It can be a debilitating disease that has been known to cause lung, heart and digestive problems if gone untreated. Years ago, there were basically only two options if diagnosed with scoliosis, to be put into a back brace 23 hours a day, 7 days a week or surgery, which consists of two long metal rods being bolted to the spine, causing a whole new set of difficulties. Read More…

Use of Raman Molecular Imaging in Diagnosing Mesothelioma

(Guest Post by Krista Peterson)

Doctors are often presented with the old adage, “if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.”  Despite the plots of medical TV shows, in real life the most obvious diagnosis often turns out to be right.  However, every now and then a “zebra” slips through, so researchers continue to come up with new and better diagnostic technologies so doctors can see the stripes before it’s too late.

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The Link Between Sodium, High Blood Pressure and Potassium

The link between sodium (salt) and high blood pressure (hypertension) has been well-documented for years. If you suffer from high blood pressure, as over 50 percent of all Americans do, your doctor has probably already directed you to lower your consumption of sodium. The problem is that so many foods today contain added sodium, so it’s tough to stick to a low-sodium diet when it’s nearly impossible to escape it. There is a solution; however, and it’s consuming more of a nutrient called potassium. Read More…

Facial Skin Damage and Aging

Skin damage occurs over time and is caused by various factors, such as sun exposure, environmental factors (called free radicals), poor nutrition and natural aging. Some skin damage is more severe than others. For instance, melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer caused by sun exposure that is potentially deadly. Other types of skin damage, such as wrinkles and age spots, are strictly cosmetic and pose no serious health risks. There are both surgical and non-surgical methods for treating skin damage. Before treating any sort of skin care problem you think you may have, first speak to your dermatologist to determine the best treatment option for you. Read More…

5 Cold and Flu Season Prevention Tips

As the cold and flu season approaches, it becomes increasingly important to be health conscious. There’s nothing worse than catching an annoying cold or being stuck in bed all day with the flu. One option is to get your flu shot each year, but for those who choose not to — myself included — taking a proven, all-natural approach is the most effective way to go. It basically all comes down to following a few healthy habits and eating right. Although you’ve probably heard about many of these cold and flu prevention tips, it never hurts to reiterate them to help refresh your memory.

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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Level

Cholesterol is a tricky subject. There’s “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol, and it’s no surprise that people can get easily confused on the subject. That fact is; however, that your cholesterol levels are an extremely important part of maintaining good health and reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke and several other potentially-deadly diseases.

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Smoking and Tobacco Use is a Death Trap — Especially for Kids

Despite the fact that by now everyone knows the negative health consequences of smoking and tobacco use, people still seem to be taking up the habit. Especially alarming is the use of tobacco amongst the younger populations worldwide. Smoking is an addictive habit that is not easy to kick, and some kids may not grasp that fact. Chances are, when start smoking as a kid, you’ll become a smoker for life.cigarette ash Read More…

What Are the Dangers of Sorbitol?

Sorbitol is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is derived from fructose, and it is deadly to the cells within the body, according to Harvard grad Dr. Gabe Mirkin of Wellsphere.com. Sorbitol is also produced synthetically and used as an artificial sweetener. It has about half the sweetness of sucrose, according to the National Institutes of Health. Synthetic sorbitol is a type of polyhydric alcohol, also known as sugar alcohol, and is not as damaging as naturally occurring sorbitol. This is due to the fact that the body does not absorb sugar alcohols. That being said, there are several dangers associated with over-consumption of sorbitol as an artificial sweetener. Read More…

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