Monthly Archives: October 2010

Break the Link Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Even den­tists have been sur­prised over the past few years as researchers have dis­cov­ered the pow­er­ful link between den­tal hygiene and heart dis­ease. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Palpation — The Forgotten Tool of Medical Diagnosis

Pal­pa­tion is an under-appre­ci­at­ed aspect of med­ical diag­no­sis. Few med­ical doc­tors take the time to mas­ter it. But the art of pal­pa­tion is alive and well in the world of chi­ro­prac­tic. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I Had a Dream

Doc­tors aren’t nec­es­sar­i­ly known for their own pos­i­tive health habits. What if the val­ue sys­tem that dri­ves med­ical edu­ca­tion went through a seis­mic shift to focus on the health aware­ness of doc­tors? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Cut Your Heart Health Risk 50–70% — Or More

You don’t have to be a health nut to be healthy. On the oth­er hand, you’re nuts if you can’t find time to exer­cise — it has a marked effect on your car­dio­vas­cu­lar risk. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Universal Significance of Dance

In the Acts of John, an ear­ly Chris­t­ian text that didn’t make the cut to become part of the “offi­cial Bible,” Jesus is quot­ed as hav­ing said ‘He who does not dance does not know what’s hap­pen­ing.’ Dance is part … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Your Health = Your Wealth

Finan­cial plan­ners will tell you — stay­ing healthy has a huge effect on your finan­cial well-being. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Organic Food Labeling Pisses Me Off

Some experts will tell you that “con­ven­tion­al­ly grown” pro­duce is just as safe and nutri­tious as “organ­ic” food. Maybe that’s true. But what effect does food label­ing have on our con­sumer choic­es? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Portion Distortion: Serving Sizes of Foods Americans Eat are Ridiculous

What are some of the rea­sons for the epi­dem­ic of obe­si­ty in the Unit­ed States? What fac­tors are under your con­trol? Take a look at this shock­ing data about por­tion sizes. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Six Ways Your Diet is Sabotaging Your Health

Dr. Lavine sum­ma­rizes six impor­tant nutri­tion­al themes that high­light the ways our diet falls short in sup­port­ing our opti­mal health. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Chronic or Recurring Pain a Problem for Half of Americans

Doc­tors are begin­ning to con­sid­er the ways that pain — regard­less of its orig­i­nal cause — has a dev­as­tat­ing effect on your brain, body, and mood. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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