Health & Wellness
Chiropractic Tips for Full-Body WellnessWellness, as a concept that’s linked closely to the notion of health, is being used frequently in the media, as well as by doctors and patients. However, many people don’t know exactly what wellness is. The official definition from the American Chiropractic Association states that it’s a process directed at improving both health and quality of life. Essentially, wellness refers to life-enhancing tactics such as diet, exercise, and preventative care.
Healthy living starts with standing up.
You certainly wouldn’t know that from the way Americans operate. We sit on our commutes. We sit at our jobs. We sit in front of our home entertainment systems.
These behaviors must change, though, if we want to lead heart-healthy lives. Earlier this year, researchers published a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrating that sitting extensively increases the likelihood of life-threatening illnesses – even for those who work out regularly.
We all want to be able to go to a medical clinic and immediately know how our health issues can be confronted. However, there is a reason why there is so much schooling to get a medical degree: assessing symptoms and diagnosing health conditions is complex.
Doctors determine symptoms in a number of different ways: two of the most important ones are observation (such as looking at your skin or in your ears) and tests (such as blood samples, imaging, etc.). However, there is a third critical way that physicians assess our health that is often overlooked by the patient: communication.
One of the most popular health fads these days is the paleolithic diet, typically referred to as the caveman diet or paleo diet.
Understanding the paleo diet
The nutritional framework – popularized by the work of best-selling author Loren Cordain, PhD – is intended to emulate the dietary habits of humans who lived more than 10,000 years ago, prior to the development of agriculture and the concept of livestock.
concluding that the fitness level and overall health is extraordinarily high. However, in June 2013, the European Heart Journal published a study that concluded that the rule of moderation applies to physical fitness and exercise. The results found that when the body is pushed to extreme limits too fast and for too long it could have a negative affect. This is a good reminder of how important it is to ease into an exercise program and monitor exertion levels.
Many people suffer from allergies. In the United States, 50 million individuals have them. That’s about 1 out of every 6 people! It’s the fifth most common in the United States, and it’s become increasingly widespread over the last 30 years throughout virtually all demographic groups. And believe it or not, many patients that come to us in pain seeking pain management treatments are actually diagnosed and treated for an allergy.
If you or someone you love wakes up with neck stiffness or pain, or lower back pain, you may need a new pillow or mattress. But there are so many choices – how do you know which one is the right one for your specific neck or back? Below, Dr. Thomas Morgan of Pain Stop Avondale Clinic discusses what the best pillow choice is for neck pain sufferers and those with Forward Head Posture, and the best type of mattress to buy for lower back pain. If you’re looking for the perfect meaningful gift idea this holiday season, you might consider a new mattress or pillow – or tell Santa it’s on your list!