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23.5 Hours of sitting: What is the best thing we can do for our health?

Many of us find ourselves in front of the computer all day and then crashing out on the couch when we get home.  What is the best thing we can do for our health?  Watch this video and find out.




Keep moving: Modify your exercises instead of halting activity
As a society, we are physically moving less and less, and as a result, we are getting sicker and sicker.  Most Americans sit 9.3 hours a day which is more than they sleep.  Studies show sitting six or more hours per...
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Swimming is a good exercise choice for everyone!

Swimming is a good fitness choice for just about everyone, especially those who have physical limitations or who find other forms of exercise painful. Water's buoyancy accommodates the unfit as well as the fit. Water cushions stiff joints or fragile bones that might be injured by the impact of land exercises. When immersed to the waist, your body bears just 50% of its weight; immersed to the chest, it's 25%-35%; and to the neck, 10%.

Not only is swimming easy on the body, its a gre...

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Chiropractic and Massage and its role in reducing arthritis.

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that permits nearly frictionless joint motion. In osteoarthritis, the slick surface of the cartilage becomes rough. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone.

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Iodine Deficiency and Thyroid Imbalance

Do you have an Iodine deficiency? 

Iodine Deficiency Disorders are one of the biggest worldwide public health problems.  The effects are hidden but profoundly affect the quality of life.  Iodine is a trace element essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones which regulate the metabolic pattern of most cells and play a vital role in the process of early growth and development of most organs.
Iodine deficiency is a significant cause of ment...
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Buying Organic: What's the big deal?

Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that's created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one hand, you have a conventionally grown apple. On the other, you have one that's organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which should you choose? Get the facts before you shop.

Conventional vs. orga...
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Tart Cherry: More than just a tasty snack?

Uses for Tart Cherries and Juice

Cherries help ease arthritis pain

For those who suffer from arthritis and gout, you will be relieved to find out that adding cherries to your diet can greatly decrease the intense pain associated with those ailments. Excess uric acid in the blood is the culprit behind the excruciating pain that causes swelling, tenderness and inflammation.  A study done by the USDA found that uric acid can be reduced...
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Preventative Chiropractic Care

Preventative Chiropractic Maintenance Care

Chiropractic maintenance care is treatment received in order to prevent future pain or health problems, prevent a relapse, and to improve quality of life.  Maintenance care is elective, so that means that the choice is yours!!  When it comes to receiving maintenance care, chiropractic patients can be divided into three groups.
The first group o...
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Keeping Down Your Cost of Healthcare


With the upcoming changes to our healthcare policies many Americans are growing more concerned with the cos...
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Once you go to a chiropractor, you have to go for the rest of your life, right? - the answer may surprise you!

Much like going to the dentist or the gym many people notice the benefits of seeing their chiropractor when they are not in pain.  We don’t brush our teeth because they hurt; we brush them to kee...

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