The Endocrine Society recently alerted the public and the health care community about the possible health threat posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) abundant in the environment, food and consumer products. The statement presented strong evidence that exposure to synthetic chemicals can lead to adverse reproductive outcomes, including infertility and cancer—and “mounting evidence for effects on […]
At Cole Pain Therapy Group, we have many treatment tools at our disposal: chiropractic manipulation, manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, e-stim w/ therapeutic ultrasound, and nutritional recommendations (to name a few). Yet, a problem arises when some patients assume that the treatment tool is actually a treatment system.
Many think that osteoporosis is a disease effecting only the elderly. One may associate osteoporosis with older women whose backs are slightly hunched over and can no longer stand up straight. The truth is that an estimated 20 million American women suffer from osteoporosis, and 80% of them don’t even know it.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used and well-known to be effective for both acute and chronic nonspecific back and neck pain. Unfortunately, extreme complications including gastric ulcers, bleeding, heart attack, and deaths are associated with their use. The omega-3 essential fatty acid found in fish oil is an excellent alternative with fewer side effects. It […]
Vitamin D is not really a vitamin, but is an essential hormone. It forms in the skin of humans and some animals that are exposed to sunlight and have the capacity to make vitamin D. In humans, the vitamin D hormone is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of healthy body function, throughout the […]
We’ve all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat.” Unfortunately, this statement is more accurate than most realize. The human body’s biochemicals are composed of the foods that we ingest. Subtle biochemical injuries (dietary trauma) occur throughout our body when we eat a diet that is deficient in fruits and vegetables, and contains refined […]
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates Go ahead and sprinkle anti-inflammatories over your dinner. While non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve) are associated with gastric bleeding and kidney damage, anti-inflammatory spices have been associated with excellent cuisine for thousands of years. Turmeric, red pepper, cloves, ginger, anise, fennel, cumin, […]
You may remember the public health slogan, ‘Vitamin D helps build strong bones”. This message could be seen on colorful school posters and heard on radio and television programs as early as the 1950s. Getting enough Vitamin D was a major health issue, primarily for its role in preventing childhood rickets – “softening of the […]
We’ve all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat.” Unfortunately, this statement is more accurate than most realize. The human body’s biochemicals are composed of the foods that we ingest. Subtle biochemical injuries (dietary trauma) occur throughout our body when we eat a diet that is deficient in fruits and vegetables, and contains […]
Dietary intake of magnesium has gone down dramatically over the past 100 years. It is estimated that 68 to 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient. In places where water is harder, levels of magnesium are higher, and the incidence of coronary artery disease is lower. It appears, however, that 8 million deaths from sudden […]