Chronic health problems

Race in healthcare

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I recently listened to a Ted Talk regarding the disparity between race and access to quality healthcare. Dr. Mary Bassett a medical doctor who is presently the director of FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University clearly explained the problem that people of color have in obtaining quality healthcare. The reason for […]

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6 Things You Need To Know If You Are Considering Chiropractic Care

For Acute and Chronic Pain The medical journal Spine states (2013) “chiropractic manipulative therapy offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and increasing physical functioning compared to standard care.”   The British Medical Journal states (2003) “the clinical outcomes measured shows that chiropractic manipulation resulted in faster recovery than physical therapy and general practitioner care. […]

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The attack of autoimmune diseases

There is an attack of autoimmune diseases in the United States and worldwide. The increasing prevalence and costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment is a major concern. 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. It’s 1 of the top 10 causes of death in women over 65. It’s the 2nd highest cause of chronic […]

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We All Need Each Other’s Help

Everybody needs a community. Research shows that the risk of chronic disease and mortality is directly related to high social stress. The feeling of being isolated has a risk for chronic disease higher than physical inactivity, alcohol consumption of over 6 drinks a day, and smoking 15 cigarettes daily. This social isolation is heightened by […]

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The answer to rising healthcare costs

It’s well documented that 70 to 80% of our healthcare dollars are spent on chronic disease. The medical treatment for chronic disease you can say is treatment by numbers. If your blood pressure is up, we have to lower that number. If you cholesterol is up, we have to lower that number. Diabetes is also […]

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Functional Chiropractic

  Functional chiropractic?  If you’ve been following my email articles, everything I talk about is functional? The first time I was introduced into this term functional was when I was studying sports medicine. Along with the standard orthopedic and neurological testing we learned functional testing. What’s the difference? Actually there’s a very big difference. Standard […]

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If You’re Confused Don’t Worry

If you’re confused about what to eat and what not to eat you’re not alone. From my perspective everyone is an “expert in nutrition.” Most of the information you see on television and especially the Internet is from an “expert” with an agenda. The agenda is either selling you some nutritional supplement or the new […]

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration   Macular degeneration is now the number 1 cause of blindness in adults. This is a silent epidemic of blindness which affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 60. The macula is in the center of the retina, which is the inside back wall of your eye. There are 2 types […]

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The Other Thyroid Disease

The other thyroid disease is Graves’ disease. Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s disease both are autoimmune diseases affecting the thyroid gland. An autoimmune disease is a state of your immune system that is sensitized to your own body. Your immune system produces antibodies that attack and destroy cells and tissues in your body. These antibodies are […]

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What Is Leaky Gut?

Before I can explain what leaky gut is, you need to know a little anatomy. The intestinal system absorbs nutrients from the food we eat and eliminates the elements that can harm the body. Inside the tube of the intestinal system is considered outside of the body. We have many barriers to protect the body […]

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