2Jul, 2018

How to Maintain and Improve Your Memory

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No matter how old you are, you’ve probably experienced what is commonly referred to as “a senior moment”. For example, misplacing your car keys or walking into a room and forgetting why. Overall, this is not necessarily a sign of declining memory. However, some types of cognitive abilities do naturally decline as we age. So, as you age, how can you keep these abilities sharp? This article will discuss how to maintain and improve your memory. For years, experts have examined how the brain’s functions change as we age. As […]
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2Jul, 2018

Is it Really Healthier to Live in the Country?

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Some decades ago, there was no question that living in the country was healthier than living in the city. Most cities had high levels of crime, pollution and infectious diseases, whereas the fresh country air, open spaces and lack of traffic in rural areas was considered the idyllic way to live. In certain ways, this is still true. However, many cities have cleaned up over the years and there may be real downsides to living in a remote location. It turns out that city dwellers now tend to live lives […]
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1Jul, 2018

Why Do Your Muscles Burn After A Work Out?

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A hard workout can be exhilarating and do wonders to increase your strength and endurance. But the post-workout muscle “burn,” which typically peaks between 24 and 72 hours after exercise can have an impact on your workout routine. Basically, sore muscles are inevitable after exercising strenuously. So why do your muscles burn after a workout? Here’s what you need to know. Contrary to what many people believe, lactic acid is not the cause of post-workout muscle soreness. Instead, you produce lactic acid during the workout itself. Basically, when you workout […]
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27Apr, 2018

Does Having Pets Really Strengthen Your Immune System?

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Many people cherish their childhood memory of the family dog giving them a big lick on the face. Although some children run off shouting “Ugh, dog germs!” those “germs” have actually helped people develop stronger immune systems. According to a recent study at Kuopio University Hospital, babies who grow up with a pet are less likely to get coughs and colds. Lead author of the study, Dr. Eija Bergroth, particularly said, “we think the exposure to pets somehow matures the immune system so when the child meets the microbes, he […]
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13Apr, 2018

How Food Affects Your Mood

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There is a reason why you reach for chocolate when you feel depressed. Scientists have studied the connection between food and mood for years. As a result, they have found that the foods we eat influence  the state of our mood. After all, foods are essentially chemicals broken down by the body’s digestive processes. These chemicals all influence the brain, as well as our neurotransmitters responsible for mood. This includes serotonin, dopamine, and acetylcholine. Foods affect our feelings in other ways as well. Something as simple as fluctuations in the level of […]
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5Apr, 2018

What Is Myofascial Tissue?

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Myofascial tissue is a thin, strong, fibrous tissue that extends throughout your body to provide support and protection to your muscles and bones. The tissue consists of collagen and elastin fibers. These are arranged in a web-like structure and are suspended in a fluid called ground substance. With a tensile strength of more than 2000 pounds, myofascial tissue provides strong support for the muscles. It also allows for flexibility. You can think of myofascial tissue as a mesh bag that contains your groceries. It is pliable and expands and contracts […]
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28Mar, 2018

THE ELDOA METHOD and How It Has Helped Patients Recover Stronger

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For anyone who has been in our clinic, you will see that our clinic is drastically different from other clinics that treat patients who are injured in accidents and mishaps. Gone are the days of using only passive therapies to treat patient’s symptoms. Extensive research has shown that active therapy, combined with passive therapy provide a wider range of benefits to the patient. Each are used at different stages of healing and help patients build strength, flexibility and range of motion. This, in turn, reduces pain and helps heal your […]
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15Mar, 2018

The Role of Sodium in Your Diet

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Most people get far too much sodium in their diet. In fact, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average adult consumes 3,466 mg per day. In addition, children intake an average of 3,387 mg each day. Both numbers have become cause for concern in the healthcare community, as the government’s recommended daily dose is 2,300 mg. Those who exceed these levels can experience high blood pressure and have an increased risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Nevertheless, eating too little salt can […]
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6Mar, 2018

What is “Referred Pain”?

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“Referred pain” can be a perplexing phenomenon for anyone who experiences it. It refers to feeling pain in an area that is not the original source of the pain. The most common example of referred pain is pain in the left arm, neck or jaw but not the chest after suffering a heart attack. It’s important to note that referred pain is different from radiating pain. The latter is when your pain travels down a nerve, causing pain along the length of the nerve. This is often the case with […]
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14Feb, 2018

Do Multivitamins Reduce Heart Attack Risk?

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In the past, many research studies suggested that vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin D help prevent cardiovascular disease. As a result, many people adopted the use of daily multivitamins as a precaution against heart attack. Now, over half of the American population takes at least one vitamin regularly, and approximately 40 percent take a multivitamin daily. Today, scientists continue to conduct research in order to answer questions like what are the benefits to multivitamins? Do multivitamins reduce heart attack risk? According to research, they may not actually […]
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