19 March 2011

A Change in Venue!

It's been a long journey, but I've finally made it! Please visit me on my new adventure: http://www.healthabandon.com My holistic health coaching company. I will continue to post about health, wellness, disease prevention and clean eating. I would love to hear your questions and comments! Thanks for reading this blog and I look forward to seeing you on my new website/blog!

14 October 2010

Chiropractic Care For Back Pain

Why Chiropractic Care Might Be a Better Option for Your Back Pain
The above headline comes from an October 10, 2010 article on the website Health Reform. The article, by Stephen Kelly, starts off by saying, "Research has shown that chiropractic care provides greater improvement and satisfaction to patients with chronic lower back pain. Patients who have been taking medicinal help have reported their back pain to be worse or much worse, whereas chiropractic patients felt more satisfied and their back pain was much better."
The article is a general overview of chiropractic care as it relates to back and musculoskeletal health problems. The author discusses how back pain creates problems in daily life including disruption of sleep. He points out that not only the sleep of the victim is affected, but also that of the whole family. Kelly then offers some comfort by saying, "The good news is you can again sleep peacefully like a baby."
In his lay-person description of chiropractic, Kelly says, "Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment for acute lower back pain." He also reported that, "Not only does chiropractic care improve your spinal pain, but it can also bring relief to those killing headaches. Spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches."
Dr. Gary Walsemann, president of the International Chiropractors Association noted that many articles use terminology that is not entirely accurate when describing chiropractic. Dr. Walsemann noted, "Chiropractors have maintained that they are correcting the underlying cause of health problems and not directly treating them. In response many authors describe chiropractic in terms that suggest chiropractic is a treatment for certain health issues." Dr. Walsemann continued by clarifying, Chiropractors do not treat conditions directly, we also do not manipulate, we deliver specific chiropractic adjustments to the spine to correct nerve system interference caused by spinal subluxations. As nerve interference is corrected, the body's own innate healing abilities correct the person's health issues and help return that person to good health."
In the conclusion of his article, Kelly noted other reasons "Why Chiropractic Care Might Be a Better Option for Your Back Pain". He concluded, "Furthermore, chiropractic care is a more cost-effective option because it eliminates the pain, and improves the sleep cycle in much lesser time than conventional medicines or other alternative methods. Patients receiving manipulative treatment have shown better sleep patterns and fewer absences from work".

13 October 2010

Sweet Peppers May Aid Weight Managment

Sweet Peppers, More than Good Food

Capsinoids, non-pungent compounds in sweet pepper, may boost energy use by
promoting the use of fat as the energy source, suggests a new study from Canada.

A daily 10 milligram dose of purified capsinoids increased energy use by 20
percent, according to findings from scientists from the Exercise Metabolism
Research Group at McMaster University.

“This study was the first to assess the effect of capsinoids and aerobic
exercise together in humans on measures of substrate oxidation and energy
wrote the researchers, led by Stuart Phillips.

None of the apparent beneficial effects on energy use were carried over to
the exercising state, although this may be due to the exercise regime being too
intense, said the researchers.

“Further studies are needed to assess this, possibly implementing an
exercise regimen that more closely mimics daily routines of the general North
American population, i.e. activity that is less strenuous and shorter,”

The study supports the potential weight
actions of capsinoids, sisters compounds to the more famous and
more pungent compound capsaicin.

The new study was supported by Ajinomoto Inc. The FDA issued a GRAS letter of
no objection to Ajinimoto in early 2009 for the company's capsinoid
ingredient .

12 October 2010


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06 October 2010

It's Been A Looong Time!

Well life has a way of throwing you curve balls when you least expect them. I've been busy homeschooling our daughter, it's her Senior year. Working on my Doctorate has been a challenge this school year, but hope to finish by Spring of 2011. Our family has been dealing with my husband's health challenges and making the necessary changes to prepare for the time he can no longer work. It has been a stressful time for all involved.

I know it has been a very long time since my last post, I hope to remedy that situation and post on a more frequent basis. It is important to have a creative outlet, especially during stressful periods in life. Unfortunately, during the times when you need to be at your best; stress creates havoc on your body. Headaches, muscle aches, upset stomach, lowers your immune systems ability to fight of illness, and a whole host of other unwelcome issues. Be sure to create time for yourself, eat healthy, take supplements, get some exercise and enough rest; so that you can be the best caretaker of your family.

Seek outside help, if you can, and put a plan in place for the future. Whether you are facing a chronically ill spouse, child or parent; you need to be prepared spiritually, financially,emotionally and physically to meet the demands of a life that has been permanently touched by chronic illness or disability.

15 March 2010

A Much Needed Break...

Dear Blog Followers:

As much as I enjoy sharing the latest in health & wellness, I must take a break to focus on family, homeschooling our teenager, and finishing my Doctorate. For now, I will be taking a hiatus from blogging until further notice.

Thank you for all of your support!

09 March 2010

A Crazy New Year

As most of you can tell, I have been a very neglectful blogger, to say the least. 2010 has been a very busy year, so far, filled with a myriad of ups and downs. Homeschooling, Doctorate Courses, Home Business, Loss of Beloved Family Members, Overloaded Schedule, Etc., Etc.

I hope to keep more current on the blog and offer lots of healthy information and clean eating ideas. Feel free to send me ideas, requests, or questions to answer... I'd love to hear from you.