The Science of Chicken Soup

A pediatrician recently told me that to treat colds, chicken soup may be a better choice than over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. Now, with government experts questioning the safety and effectiveness of cold medications for kids, the best option for parents this cold and flu season may be home remedies like chicken soup. As it turns out, a handful of … Continue reading

To lift or not to lift?

If a great Shakespearean protagonist had, anachronistically, joined a gym, his internal existential inquiry might have been, “To lift or not to lift?”. Many centuries later, the identical inquiry, or controversy, persists. Joining a gym (health club) usually implies the new club member is going to engage in strength training in one form or another. Such exercise provides an abundance … Continue reading

Several recent studies suggest regular consumption of nuts may provide a significant degree of protection against certain types of cancer, heart disease, possibly type 2 diabetes and some neurodegenerative diseases. The Netherlands Cohort Study A 2015 prospective study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found individuals who ate at least 10 grams of nuts or peanuts per day (a … Continue reading

One, Two, or Three Miles?

Even experienced exercisers sometimes find it difficult to know how much to do. For the beginner this uncertainty represents a significant stumbling block. Fortunately well-established guidelines and protocols exist to provide assistance to all exercisers, regardless of your skill level. In general, the beginning exerciser requires the most instruction. The key is to build up strength and endurance slowly and … Continue reading

Tips for Good Hip Health

Having a pair of healthy hips is a key to healthy aging. But healthy hips are not only important for people in their 60s, 70s, and beyond. Your hips are one of your most important structural components, regardless of how old you are. Whether you’re 20, 30, or 40, your hip joints provide biomechanical support to your entire body. Thus, … Continue reading

21st Century Challenges to Health & Wellness

Unlike the health challenges doctors faced in the past (mostly due to infectious diseases), our current health epidemics are the chronic diseases of aging, diabetes, heart disease and obesity – epidemics fueled by the one-two punch of free-radical damage to cells and chronic, systemic inflammation. Inflammation – The First Great Threat to Wellness Inflammation is a natural part of the … Continue reading

Your Personal Cloud

The concept of cloud computing has become a buzzword in recent years. The notion of “the cloud” originally referred to data storage. You could backup your computer files or even an image of your hard drive to a server bank in some remote location. Now you can access fully featured software programs via the cloud, including well-known productivity and photo … Continue reading

Changing Your Lifestyle

Everyone knows what he or she “should” do to obtain good health. But the mere knowledge of what we should be doing is never enough. If we’ve not been in good shape for some time, if we can’t remember the last time we did any meaningful exercise on a consistent basis, and if we’ve added more pounds over the years … Continue reading

Is the Next Pandemic XDR Tuberculosis?

While policymakers and many in the scientific community are worried about measles, a deadlier threat from drug-resistant diseases like tuberculosis lurks on the horizon. Action Alert! The measles outbreak in California has unleashed a storm of heated debate across the country, including multiple calls for mandatory vaccinations at both the federal and state level. What is the extent of this outbreak that has unleashed such … Continue reading

Chiropractic malpractice insurance costs about $2000 per year; whereas, medical malpractice insurance costs about $50,000-$100,000 per year, depending on the specialty. This speaks volumes about the potential dangers of chiropractic care compared with medical care! There has never been a reported case of stroke following Activator Chiropractic care or Cox flexion/distraction technique. That’s one of the reasons I use these two … Continue reading