Mar 252013
 

Hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, and progesterone, play a significant role in establishing your health and wellness. When the levels of these hormones are balanced, they act in harmony as they work with each cell of the body. Each hormone has a specific function, while also interacting with each other, to deliver substances needed …read more

Mar 222013
 

Athletes go through extensive training and habitually drive their bodies beyond the limit, and their strength and overall health determines their athletic performance. Professional players invest in various kinds of therapies to improve their muscle strength or to aid in the treatment and prevention of injuries. Chiropractic care provides an approach that is beneficial for …read more

Feb 222013
 

Do you know how the medications you are taking work? Knowing the mechanism of action of your medications is an important part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When you know how your medicine works, you are more cognizant of potential side effects. Read this article to learn how commonly utilized OTC medications work and what …read more

Feb 222013
 

When is the last time you paid attention to the way you breathe? There are two types of breathers: abdominal and chest breathers. When abdominal breathing, an individual utilizes his/her diaphragm and abdominal musculature to enlarge the chest cavity, creating a negative pressure that pulls air into the lungs. In contrast, a chest breather utilizes …read more

Feb 222013
 

Let’s face it, when the economy is bad, it is more difficult to spend the extra money on certifed organic foods. If you find yourself penny-pinching at the grocery store like myself, keep in mind the following produce items which have the highest levels of pesticide residues so that you may prioritize your purchases. The …read more

Feb 222013
 

One of the major causes of sciatica pain is a chronically tight piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it controls many functions in the back of the leg, including pain sensation and muscle movement. Nerves are very delicate structures, and even a small amount of pressure on the …read more

Feb 222013
 

Thanksgiving dinner can still be a time for indulgence and enjoyment, but to avoid the post-Thanksgiving feast bloat, follow these tips: · Consume a balanced breakfast and lunch on Thanksgiving day. · Make it your goal to avoid over-eating. · Drink plenty of water throughout the day. By drinking water, your stomach will be partially …read more

Feb 222013
 

Although most people assume stress is merely an emotional response because it is the most recognizable manifestation of stress, stress also causes chemical and physical changes in the body. Stress occurs in three recognizable stages termed the alarm phase, the resistance phase, and the relaxation phase. Under normal situations, the body is able to proceed …read more

Feb 222013
 

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced within the body, and it is secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as a precursor to the male hormone, androgen, and the female hormone, estrogen. DHEA falls within a class of hormones called steroid hormones, which are synthesized from cholesterol. Although the function of DHEA is not …read more

Feb 222013
 
Vitamin D decreases colorectal cancer risk

Vitamin D is found in two forms: D2, which is synthesized in plants, and D3, which is synthesized in the skin upon the exposure of vitamin D2 to UV light. As little as 10 minutes of daily exposure to sunlight may be enough to prevent vitamin D deficiency. Keep in mind, sunscreen limits the amount …read more