Archive for May, 2011

Digestive Disorders Part1

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Chiropractic care has been shown effective in the treatment of patients with digestive problems. According to one study, infants with infrequent bowel syndrome showed sudden improvement of their symptoms after chiropractic sessions.

Another extensive study showed a direct connection between Crohn’s disease and spinal misalignments. Crohn’s disease brings inflammation of the small intestine, and can affect various parts of the digestive tract. This painful Inflammation results in frequent emptying of the intestines, as well as diarrhea.

The dominant theory of the reason behind Crohn’s disease is that the immune system is responding to a virus or bacterium. To treat the inflammation of Crohn’s disease, the traditional approach is to use corticosteroids. Corticosteroids’ side-effects are worrisome, though, as they can induce more proneness to infection. Medication that inhibits the immune system is also commonly recommended. In search for drug-free treatment methods, the study’s researchers delved into approaches that aided the immunological system, instead of restricting it.

Studies also indicate that there is a connection between spinal displacements and such disorders as ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel disorder, asthma, and Crohn’s disease. The study indicated that adjusting these displacements may prompt improvement, and in some cases, remission of Crohn’s disease symptoms. Research indicates that there’s added value to chiropractic care. Chiropractic care does not only address the digestive condition. It also improves the patients’ well being.

When you contact your chiropractic doctor, you’ll receive the appropriate evaluation for your digestive condition
The patient does not feel pain when a chiropractor adjusts misalignments that are impairing nerve function. After the patient receives a spinal adjustment, his or her uncomfortable symptoms are apt to go away.

Patients with digestive conditions are helped by chiropractic care, for it can restore the natural digestive process. Along with spinal manipulation, a doctor of chiropractic could also offer nutritional counseling. Your chiropractor could also recommend mineral supplements, healing herbs, and vitamins as part of the overall care.

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Hearth Health Part1

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

If your family members have heart disease, you could be anxious about having it yourself. Understandably, for each year, about 1 million people die of cardiac-related problems in the United States. Even so, there’s no reason to fret. Genetic predisposition is not the only factor that can play a part in your getting heart disease. There are many other factors that can counteract genetic predisposition, and these measures can have a greater impact on the lifelong health of your heart. Bearing in mind a few tips, you can enhance and preserve the health of your heart.

Ways to have a Healthy Heart
If you add a sedentary lifestyle to poor nutritional habits, a dangerous scenario ensues, for it can lead to many health issues (for instance, coronary heart disease). You can ward off heart trouble by making lifestyle changes now. Here follows some workable tips that can significantly impact your heart.
* Make sure to eat plenty of heart-healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and foods rich in fiber.
* Include seafood in your diet, and make sure to have at least two portions of fish weekly.
* Watch out for how much trans and saturated fat you consume, in addition to your level of cholesterol. Fat should represent no more than 30% of your daily caloric intake. If you eat animal fat, you can lower some of the saturated fat from your diet. As for trans fat reduction, watch out for hydrogenated vegetable oils.
* Avoid too much sodium. Reducing your salt intake will improve the health of your heart.
* Pick out the reduced- or fat-free dairy products.
* Attempt to receive nutrients from food instead of just relying on vitamins. Beans, for example, taste good and provide many benefits with its vitamins and minerals.
* If you don’t exercise, start. Exercise is instrumental in keeping your heart strong. Exercising helps control blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as helping to prevent diabetes. Exercising for 30 minutes a day, five times a week, will provide lifelong benefits. These 30 minutes can be broken up in 15-minute increments, such as walking in the morning and early evening. If you’re overweight, steer clear from fad diets that promise miracles but delivers only short-term results at best. These diets can put a lot of strain on your body and your heart.
* Tai chi is good for the heart, helps posture and balance, and can be practiced by people of all conditions and age groups. Try it!
* Steer clear of smoking. You heart’s health depends on you not smoking.

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Genetics And Chiropractic Part1

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Holistic care, such as the care provided by chiropractors, is deemed effective by experts. This type of care can benefit behaviors, overall wellness, and cuts down the price of health care. However, it was not until recently that information surfaced about how chiropractic adjustments could influence the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level. Chiropractic is now emerged in the world of genetics.

According to one study, chiropractic care acts upon physiological processes that determine oxidative stress and DNA’s ability to repair itself. Findings, such as this one point, to scientific explanations for the positive effects were reported by chiropractic care patients. Although more research is still pending to illustrate chiropractic care’s role in biological processes, present findings highlight chiropractic care’s effectiveness.

In the study, researchers evaluated serum thiol levels (in those undergoing both short-term and long-term chiropractic care), comparing the results against patients who were not receiving chiropractic care. Serum thiols are primary antioxidants that measure human health status. Its test offers a substitute estimate of DNA repair enzyme activity that is shown to coincide with lifespan health and aging factors. These results indicated that chiropractic care over the long term is able to restore many patients’ normal physiological states. Patients with an ongoing disease had lower mean serum levels than those patients who did not show symptoms while receiving chiropractic care. These patients also showed serum thiol levels in higher concentrations than normal wellness values.

The stressors (physical, emotional, chemical) that someone experiences throughout life impinges on the way the nervous system works. Experts have asserted that nerve function is related to oxidative stress, and DNA repair (cellular). A widely accepted theory claims that oxidative stress, which comes in the form of metabolically-generating free radicals, is how we age and develop disease. Oxidative stress presents itself as an agent of DNA damage, which hinders DNA’s ability to repair itself. When the DNA is able to recover on its own, it can repair environmental harm.

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