Health & Wellness

 

 

Vitamin Supplements – Yay or Nay?

Over the past few decades, the vit­a­min sup­ple­ment indus­try has grown into a multi-billion dol­lar mar­ket­place. Claims abound that vit­a­min sup­ple­ments can help you fight can­cer, put the kibosh on heart dis­ease, and even stop aging. Other stud­ies have shown that there is lit­tle evi­dence that vit­a­min sup­ple­ments do any­thing at all for already-healthy people. […]

 

Booting the Butts

Smok­ing is respon­si­ble over 440,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Cig­a­rette smok­ing affects every organ in the body and can lead to can­cer, heart, and lung dis­ease, among oth­ers. It’s a nasty, expen­sive habit, so it makes sense that you might want to quit. If you’re look­ing to quit smok­ing, here are a few tips […]

 

All About Bowel Movements

We all laugh about it, because, let’s face it, it’s pretty funny. But, evac­u­at­ing your bow­els is an essen­tial part of the diges­tive process. Bowel move­ments are the way we pass tox­ins, undi­gested food, and other waste out of our bod­ies. With­out this process, we’d have to have another way to excrete waste, and doesn’t […]

 

The Good Stuff in Your Green Vegetables

Your mother always told you to eat your green veg­eta­bles. She promised they’d help you grow up big and strong. If she was any­thing like my mom, she told you that Spider-Man and Luke Sky­walker always ate their green veg­eta­bles. There’s a very good rea­son your mother was such a flag-waving fan of green vegetables: […]

 

Signs of Rheumatoid Chaos

Rheuma­toid arthri­tis (RA) is debil­i­tat­ing chronic dis­ease that affects the joints. It can occur in a num­ber of parts of the body, though it pri­mar­ily afflicts the joints. Symp­toms can flare up and then dis­ap­pear for long peri­ods of time. RA causes inflam­ma­tion of joints and can make mov­ing very dif­fi­cult and painful. RA presents […]

 

5 Big-Time Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chi­ro­prac­tic care is becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar as an option for pain treat­ment. Focus­ing on manip­u­la­tion of the spine to cor­rect ver­te­bral sub­lux­a­tions, chi­ro­prac­tors work to cor­rect spinal mis­align­ments, reliev­ing pain in the process. Much of this pain can be traced to sub­lux­a­tions, occur­rences where ver­te­bral mis­align­ments put pres­sure on spinal nerves. Rem­e­dy­ing these […]

 

Jawing About (Finger and Toe) Nails

You may not real­ize this, but your fin­ger and toe­nails serve a pur­pose beyond being cos­met­i­cally pleas­ing. Fin­ger and toe­nails help us to pick up and manip­u­late objects and pro­vide sup­port for tis­sue in the fin­gers and toes. Often they can reflect the gen­eral state of your body’s health. Healthy Nails Healthy nails are pinkish […]

 

Flossing: It’s a Thing!

Per­haps the most over­looked part of the den­tal care process, floss­ing is ignored by mil­lions peo­ple who think brush­ing their teeth is suf­fi­cient. In actu­al­ity, floss­ing may be even more impor­tant than brush­ing and here’s why: Floss­ing helps you clean those hard-to-reach areas. Some esti­mates say brush­ing only cleans 20% of tooth sur­faces. By getting […]