Does Functional Wellness Help With Weight Loss?

Almost 40 percent of Americans are believed to be overweight. It is a problem that is gaining momentum, with an ever-growing percentage of children being included in this category as more time passes. Today, almost one in five children are classified as obese. There are a number of reasons for this concerning trend, but we’re going to place our focus …

Does Chiropractic Treatment Hurt?

If you’re thinking about seeing a chiropractor but have reservations about the potentially painful ramifications, we’ve got some good news for you! The short answer is that chiropractic treatment does not and should not cause any direct pain to the patient.  However, it is important for patients to vet their chiropractors before receiving treatment. Chiropractic care is an exact skillset …

How Safe is Chiropractic Care?

Most of us have been there. We’re browsing through the archives of YouTube, and we come across a cheeky video of a well-clad man or woman in a room, standing over a willing subject laying on a therapeutic table. Then, in an unsuspecting instant, the subject’s head turns quickly and a loud “CRACK” bellows through the video audio. Now, of …

How to Manage Seasonal Depression Without Anti-Depressants

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or seasonal depression, is a form of depression that often occurs during the change of seasons and starts and ends around the same times every year. Seasonal depression is estimated to affect over 10 million Americans every year and is four times as likely to affect women as compared to men. Like other forms of depression, …

What Causes Heart Disease?

A recent meta-analysis aimed at determining the ‘why’ behind the recent spike in chronic disease incidence concluded that 85% of chronic disease onset can be attributed to lifestyle. This means that the decisions we make on a daily basis – what we eat, how much physical activity we get, what our nutrient levels are, what environment we live and work …

What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

As a precursor to what is discussed in this article, it is always helpful to have a refresher of what inflammation actually is as well as what causes inflammation. With that understanding at the forefront of your mind, we can dive into some anti-inflammatory strategies. Reducing inflammation starts with addressing the source of the inflammation — within the activity of …

Why Do I Have Heartburn?

Acid reflux is often the culprit responsible for heartburn, however, one of the root causes of acid reflux is commonly misunderstood. As a side effect to stomach acid traveling up from the stomach and into the esophagus, heartburn causes a burning/tingling sensation inside the chest. It is routine practice for someone who is suffering from acid reflux to be told …

What Causes Heart Disease

What Causes Heart Attacks

The unfortunate consequence of a significant increase in prevalence of adverse health consequences like heart attacks is that as more and more people add to the statistic, we become desensitized to the seriousness of the issue. And on top of that, we can fall into the trap of thinking that it is an inevitable part of aging. Well, the reality …

Is Heart Disease Curable

Is Heart Disease Curable?

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, with one in four Americans dying due to some form of the disease. The development of heart disease is most often slow and methodical, progressing over the course of a lifetime. It plagues both men and women, and the warning signs are unfortunately often ignored by the vast majority of …

Can the Liver Regenerate?

Can the Liver Regenerate or Repair Itself?

The liver is arguably the most resilient organ in the human body. It performs essential life functions such as filtering blood from the digestive system, detoxifying chemicals, and helping metabolize drugs. It is estimated that the liver is responsible for over 500 essential functions, so prioritizing the health of the liver is essential. As the largest internal organ, the liver …