Do Your Supplements Contain Any Supplements?

A 2014-15 investigation by the New York Attorney General found:Isn’t supplement quality regulated? How could this be? Aside from questions attempting to discredit the analysis (highly processed, dissolved, filtered, and dried supplements may not test similarly to high quality botanical or whole foods ingredients), there is not a lot of guidance from the FDA regarding quality control. The 1450 supplement …

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Why the Gonstead Chiropractic adjustment is special

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IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I’VE SEEN. IF YOU COULD HEAR WHAT I’VE HEARD. You Can Go: Months without food; Days without water; Minutes without air; And your whole life without exercise. But without nerve supply you are instantly dead. Pinch the nerve supply and you die slowly. As the nerve system degenerates so does life. As the amount of …

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Sleep hygiene: Health depends on sleep

Sleep hygiene, n. conditions or practices to help get some sleep, feel great, have energy, and prevent disease. (Marie’s definition  😉 ) Less than adequate sleep (between 7.5-9 hours for an adult) is associated with diabetes and obesity—likely contributing to their development—along with other common chronic diseases. Healing and repairing occurs while you sleep. Good quality and quantity of sleep are …

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Nerve Short Circuits: your crooked head—occipital bone

Very few chiropractors can adjust one of the most important joints in our body, yet doing so brings about amazing, often miraculous, results. When your occipital bone at the base of your skull slips off the atlas—(C1) the very topmost bone of your spine—(and it often does), your health is severely impacted. The occipital bone joins to the topmost neck …

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Is low energy really adrenal fatigue? Autoimmune? Or something else?

Tired? Is fatigue really because you’re not sleeping? Or is “can’t sleep” another symptom that it’s something else? Wake up feeling OK, but having a mid-afternoon slump? Burned out? Sure, we all know this feeling well—maybe all too well as we live a fiery, fast-paced life. Yet the blogosphere will tell you it’s either adrenal fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, or thyroid …

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Hypersensitive to “everything”? Allergies? Or only a “cold”?

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It can drive you crazy trying to figure out why you are sick (again). It’s hard to consider allergies or hypersensitivity when we’re programmed since very young that every sniffle is explained by “caught a cold” or “picked up a bug” or “it’s going around”. Unless it’s seasonal “hay fever”, immediately we think we have a cold or a flu—and …

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Does cholesterol cause heart disease? Is the “lipid hypothesis” true?

The “Diet Heart” theory: Very early research in animals suggests the idea that eating fat could raise blood lipids and, therefore, cause health problems. But work in people started with Ancel Keys’ National Diet-Heart study. Keys’ threw out data from 15 of 22 countries to publish the now infamous Seven Countries study. Throwing out data is bad science and a terrible foundation for National …

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Beating Cancer

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Age-old wisdom tells us to eat a high plant diet, meats from the wild or pastured, be active every day, limit alcohol consumption, and avoid the health risks of obesity and metabolic syndrome. A cancer diagnosis is not too late; starting these habits helps prevent and makes treatment more effective. But age-old wisdom never needed to address sugar. Our ancestors rarely …

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Chronic pain, inflammation and health problems: The new approach

Consider this scenario: A bout with “food poisoning” that lead to swollen lymph nodes and then a diagnosis of strep throat. The antibiotics made the symptoms worse. She was next referred to an internist, who declared the problem mental, not physical. The internist referred her to a psychiatrist who said she was mentally healthy who referred her back to an …

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Calcium: What’s best for your bones and life?

Marie Cecchini Sternquist, MS

You need calcium for life. Although 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is stored in those strong bones and teeth, calcium is kept within a very tight concentration in your blood to support nearly every process in our bodies. Calcium helps our blood cells form, is required for clotting, is used by all of our electrical cells (nerves …

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