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 […]