Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2015’

The Evidence Is Weighing In On Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

Cross-sectional studies have shown that muscular strength and size is inversely associated with all-cause mortality.   The evidence is weighing in on why you should be lifting weights Improvements in bone density Osteoporosis  is characterized by low bone density and increased susceptibility to fractures, primarily of the hip, spine, and wrist. It is estimated to cause 1.5 million fractures …

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Evidence-Based Acupuncture: East Meets West

Currently, more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain of varying degrees. There is mounting evidence of increased incidence of pain and injuries affecting the major joints in the body: Foot and Ankle Knee Low back and hip Shoulder Head and Neck Elbow Wrist   Foot/Ankle Injuries Plantar Fasciitis-  Accounts for more than 1 million doctor visits …

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7 Evidence-Based Natural Approaches to Colds and Flues

While cold and flu season is mostly behind us, I am seeing a number of patients with upper respiratory infections. The common cold and seasonal flu are caused by viruses. Conventional treatment recommends using over-the-counter cold medications to relieve symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and cough. Flu symptoms are similar, but include fever, headache and muscle soreness.   …

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Are You Living an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle?

Chronic inflammation feeds a smorgasbord of chronic diseases, including but not limited to the following: allergies, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, Crohn’s, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease and stroke, migraines, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis, obesity and osteoporosis. (Challem, 2003) While acute inflammation is the life-saving component of your immune system that initiates the body’s healing …

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Healthy News You Can Use

    Coffee Compounds Curtail Diabetes Risk Japanese researchers discovered that coffee polyphenols favorably influence blood sugar balance by increasing a hormone that reduces elevated blood sugar after a meal.   Yoshie Fujii, Noriko Osaki, Tadashi Hase and Akira Shimotoyodome.  “Ingestion of coffee polyphenols increases postprandial release of the active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1(7–36)) amide in C57BL/6J mice.”  Journal of Nutritional …

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