Posts in the ‘Self Care’ Category

Are Probiotics Necessary?

Are Probiotics Necessary?   We all know that bacteria can cause disease, so it makes sense to be at least a little leery about taking a supplement that is loaded with bacteria.  There is however, a growing volume of scientific support that probiotics (PBs) can both treat as well as prevent quite a few illnesses.

How To Improve Quality Of Life As We Age

Life Hacks: How To Improve Quality Of Life As We Age What can we do as individuals to improve our quality of life as we age?  In order to address this question, let’s break this down into “Bio-Psycho” categories:  BIO:  weight, diet, exercise, fitness; and PSYCHO:  brain stimulating activities and exercises, diet and nutritional supplementation. BIO: 

What The Heck Is “Tech Neck”?

What The Heck Is “Tech Neck”? Tech is Turning Millennials Into a Generation of Hunchbacks (Fleming, Kirsten, The New York Post, March 5, 2018) In this article, Ms. Fleming profiles the situation of a young man, CY, who began suffering from upper-back pain and neck soreness while in his late teens, subsequent to a habit of

Slouching – Does It Really Matter?

Slouching – Does It Really Matter? It’s easy to understand how slouching can contribute to neck pain and headaches, but what are some other negative health ramifications of bad posture? BREATHING:  Slouching can also reduce the space occupied by the lungs, hindering the ability to take in a deep breath and/or force air out of

How Long Will It Take For My Back To Heal?

How Long Will It Take For My Back To Heal? Related Articles: What Is Your Pain Telling You?:  Back pain is like a fire alarm going off in your body. It’s telling you when tissue damage is occurring and when you need to get help. When the fire from back pain gets too big for your

Why Do I Have To Keep Going Back To My Chiropractor?

Why Do I Have To Keep Going Back To My Chiropractor? Related Articles: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Obesity is one of the leading health-related problems facing the developing world.  Studies show that an anti-inflammatory diet will address many of the issues facing the overweight person, including low back pain. . . Best Exercises For Chronic Back Pain –

What Is Your Back Pain Telling You?

What Is Your Back Pain Telling You? Back pain is like a fire alarm going off in your body. It’s telling you when tissue damage is occurring and when you need to get help. When the fire from back pain gets too big for your body to handle on it’s own, that’s when you need

Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?

Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?   There has been great debate over the years about the pros and cons of drinking coffee.  The confusion is justified, as one study will report on the negative affects while the next will highlight its beneficial attributes.  So here we go again, but this time, the focus is on

4 Key Exercises Relieve Hip Pain | Chiropractor Mechanicsville

4 Key Exercises Relieve Hip Pain There are two types of muscles that help facilitate motion in our hips and lower extremities:  tonic and phasic. Tonic (postural) muscles are always working or contracting to keep us upright.  Therefore, these muscles tend to be tight and short.  When we sleep, they contract or shorten and are

Walking For A Healthy Back? | Chiropractor Mechanicsville VA

Walking For A Healthy Back? Scientists who have studied the architecture of the spine have concluded that it is meant for walking.  This may come as a surprise since we humans do very little walking these days.  Over the millennia, our lives have moved from days filled with walking and searching for food to a

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