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What Are Nutraceuticals?

Many people are becoming disillusioned with a 21st century pharmaceutical industry that promotes taking a different drug for every ailment from anxiety to zits. Others question the drug approval process used by the FDA and are bothered by the fact that safety studies are performed by the pharmaceutical companies themselves. They point out that the […]

How Often Does Private Insurance Cover Chiropractic? How Do I Find Out If Mine Does?

Many people benefit from chiropractic care every year, and chiropractic care is frequently covered by private insurance companies. This is a very good thing, since it allows individuals and families who otherwise might not be in a financial position to afford treatment to get the help they need. However, insurers often place significant limitations on […]

What is a “Runner’s High”?

While the sense of accomplishment is certainly significant, there must be other reasons why long-distance runners endure the exhaustion, pain and injuries that frequently come with their sport. One reason may be the “runner’s high” that many of these endurance athletes feel while on the road, trail or track. This phrase refers to a sensation […]

Anger and Your Health

Emotions can have a powerful influence on our health, and anger may be one of the most destructive emotions we have. The results of a meta-analysis of 44 studies that was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that individuals who were initially healthy but who experienced anger on a regular […]

What is “Lumbago”?

When you first hear the word “lumbago”, it probably sounds more like a dance from your grandparents’ generation than a medical condition.  However, lumbago is actually a musculoskeletal disorder that is more commonly referred to as low back pain.  An estimated 80% of Americans suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives, […]

Look Who Else Uses Chiropractic: Professional Football

Professional football teams recognize the value that having regular chiropractic care affords their players.  All of the 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) use the services of a chiropractor for treating and preventing injuries to team members. Dr. Spencer H. Baron, a team chiropractor for the Miami Dolphins and past president of the […]

Following the Science on Genetically Altered Crops

It’s often hard to know whose science to believe and whose advice to take when it comes to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our food. The information available on this subject is complex, the stakes are high (in terms of the health, social, environmental, political and economic issues involved) and passions run hot on all […]

What Are “Posture Aids” and When Should You Consider Them?

Many people spend hours each day sitting at a desk, which has led to large parts of the population developing bad posture and subsequent back and neck pain. Poor posture is actually the most common cause of low back pain, and there’s no doubt that sitting for prolonged periods is a major contributor. However, unless […]