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December 20th, 2011

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Hearth Health Part1

May 27th, 2011

If heart disease runs in your family, you might worry you’ll also have it. Understandably, for each year, about 1 million people die of cardiac-related problems in the United States. You might feel better knowing that genetic predisposition is just one of many factors that can influence your chances of having a heart condition. There are many other factors that can counteract genetic predisposition, and these measures can have a greater impact on the lifelong health of your heart. With a few tips at hand, you will be on your way to promote and maintain a healthy heart.

Tips for a Healthy Heart
An inactive lifestyle and imbalanced diet add up to an alarming situation, for it can cause many different types of health issues (coronary artery disease, for example). You can ward off heart trouble by making lifestyle changes now. The practical tips below can greatly impact your heart.
* Make sure to eat plenty of heart-healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and foods rich in fiber.
* Incorporate seafood into your diet, making sure to eat fish at least twice per week.
* Carefully watch your intake of trans fat and saturated fat, as well as cholesterol. No more than 30% of your daily calories should come from fat. One way of lowering your intake of saturated fat is to reduce the amount of animal fat you eat. To reduce trans fat in your diet, avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils.
* Lower your intake of sodium. Going easy on the salt will help your heart.
* Pick out the reduced- or fat-free dairy products.
* Try to get nutrients from the actual foods you’re consuming, instead of just taking vitamins. Lentils, for instance, which contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, are tasty and wholesome.
* If you don’t exercise, start. Exercise is instrumental in keeping your heart strong. Exercising helps control blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as helping to prevent diabetes. Exercising for 30 minutes a day, five times a week, will provide lifelong benefits. These 30 minutes can be broken up in 15-minute increments, such as walking in the morning and early evening. If you’re overweight, steer clear from fad diets that promise miracles but delivers only short-term results at best. These diets can put a lot of strain on your body and your heart.
* Try tai chi. It promotes a healthy heart, affects posture and balance, and is suitable for people of all ages and conditions.
* If you smoke, quit. This is an essential element in ensuring the health of your heart.

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Digestive Disorders Part1

May 14th, 2011

Chiropractic care, as evidenced by many studies, is an effective method of treatment for conditions of a digestive nature. Infants with infrequent bowel syndrome displayed almost immediate relief of their symptoms after their chiropractic sessions, according to a study.

Another comprehensive study established a link between spinal misalignments and the occurrence of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease inflames the small intestine, and can impair any part of the digestive tract. As well as pain, the resulting inflammation leads to diarrhea and frequent emptying of the intestines.

The prevailing theory around the cause of Crohn’s disease is that the immune system is acting in response to a virus or bacterium. Corticosteroids are traditionally recommended for the treatment of inflammation of Crohn’s disease. But corticosteroids’ serious side-effects may put one at a greater risk of infection. Drugs that suppress the immune system are also used. Aiding (not stalling) the immune system was the goal of the researchers of this study that looked at drug-free treatment options.

In another study, spinal misalignments were linked with many different types of disorders; among them are Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disorder, and ulcerative colitis. It showed that correcting those displacements caused improvement (and sometimes complete remission) of symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Findings demonstrate that chiropractic care also offers another benefit. Along with treating the digestive condition, chiropractic care also seeks to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Contact a Chiropractor for a Thorough Assessment of Your Digestive Condition
When a chiropractic doctor corrects misalignments that are hindering nerve function, the patient does not experience pain. The problematic symptoms tend to disappear once the misalignment is corrected.

Chiropractic care can benefit those suffering from digestive disorders by restoring the digestive processes’ natural rhythm. Nutritional counseling might also be a part of your chiropractor’s treatment scope (this is addition to spinal manipulation). You may also receive recommendations for healing herbs, vitamins, and mineral supplements to enhance the scope of your treatment.

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Organic Food Part1

April 30th, 2011

Recently, many conscious shoppers have been trying to figure out if organic food really is better for them, or if the organic food movement is just a fad with no real substance behind it.

Let’s first look at the word organic and how it is used. Organic farming must meet certain standards when it comes to animal, environmental, and human concerns. Organic farming forgoes the use of chemical products in growing food. This is just one aspect of a larger concern for doing less harm to the environment, human beings that consume the food, and wildlife. The organic marketplace is so large that it is worth over $27 billion, and the land used for organic products is roughly the size of Italy.

The Labels on Organic Products
If a food product has an organic label it means that it was grown on a farm, and also that its processors and importers have been validated by a known process of certification. Ninety-five percent of the ingredients in processed foods have to be certified organic, and the remainder of ingredients is subject to approval.

To receive certification that their food is organic, food producers have follow these rules: Chemical fertilizers cannot be used, as they contain nitrous oxide. One has to employ natural methods like manure, as well as crop rotation, the act of alternating planted crops so that more natural nutrients are left behind. Alternate ways of getting rid of bugs must be used, like other insects, or weeding and planting different crops side-by-side. This allows for one’s bugs to deal with the others. Absolutely no pesticides can be used.

Most additives (like artificial coloring or preservatives) are forbidden. Animals must be treated humanely by having access to areas where they are free to roam and by being fed organic food, as well as other considerations. There are also minimum slaughter ages for animals.

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Genetics And Chiropractic Part1

April 16th, 2011

With much evidence as support, chiropractic and wellness care has proven to be a positive influence on health behaviors and general wellbeing, as well as lowering traditional medical costs. Nonetheless, recent discoveries have further connected the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments to the physiological processes within the cells in the body. As a result, chiropractic has entered the field of genetics.

According to one study, chiropractic care acts upon physiological processes that determine oxidative stress and DNA’s ability to repair itself. Much evidence about the positive effects of chiropractic care to biology has been pointed out by patients of chiropractic. The current evidence supports chiropractic care as a viable treatment method. Even so, further research is needed to further our understanding of how chiropractic care affects biological processes.

As part of their studies, researchers compared serum thiol levels among patients who were receiving short and long-term chiropractic care, and conventional medical care. As primary antioxidants which measure human’s health status, serum thiol tests are able to estimate the DNA repair enzyme activity correlated with aging and lifelong health issues. The results from these studies show that patients who have been receiving chiropractic treatment for at least two years have maintained normal physiological states. Patients with an ongoing disease had lower mean serum levels than those patients who did not show symptoms while receiving chiropractic care. They also showed more concentrated serum thiol levels than those who underwent traditional care.

Lifelong emotional, physical, and chemical stressors influence the functioning of the nervous system. Nerve function is linked with oxidative stress, as well as DNA repair on a cellular level. A prevailing theory asserts that oxidative stress that comes from the metabolism’s creation of free radicals is responsible for aging and the development of disease. Through oxidative stress, DNA is damaged and prevented from repairing itself. When the DNA is able to recover on its own, it can repair environmental harm.

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Chiropractor Treatment Infantile Colic

March 14th, 2011

OH infantile colic is defined as a well, thriving infant who has crying bouts that last for three hours per day at least three days per week for three weeks. There are many theories as to the cause of infantile colic. They range from food allergy/intolerance to abnormal peristalsis or excessive gas.

Infantile colic starts occurring when an infant is one or two weeks old and is at its height at about six weeks. Infantile colic usually stops when the baby is about 2-3 months old. As a matter of fact, 20-30% of infants are affected by infantile colic in Pickerington. The infant usually starts to cry at the end of the day and usually at around the age when the parents start to really feel the sleep deprivation. It is no wonder that with colic babies, parents can become frustrated, discouraged, and depressed.

The first visit to the doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Dennis Schone, will include a detailed health history and initial examination; this will determine the extent of the infantile colic. Then your chiropractor will develop a specific plan of management tailored to your infant’s case.

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Chiropractor Treatment Asthma

February 22nd, 2011

Asthma is classified as a reversible obstructive respiratory disorder. Asthma is also known as “hyperactive airways”. With asthma, continued inadequate management can lead to a life-threatening situation known as status asthmaticus.

Asthma occurs when the smooth muscles in the bronchiole contract spastically, making a great difficulty to breathe. The usual cause of asthma is hypersensitivity of the bronchioles to foreign substances in the air, says Dr. Dennis Schone. About 70% of asthma cases in those younger than 30 years old are from allergic hypersensitivity. Older patients with asthma are usually affected by non-allergic factors in the air, such as smog, rather than foreign particles. With asthma, the person usually can inspire quite adequately but has great difficulty expiring.

With proper asthma treatment, you should be almost symptom-free and enjoy an active life. You should still treat your OH asthma even during times that you feel completely symptom-free. One of the most important things in asthma treatment is to avoid your asthma triggers such as smoke, cold air and smog. Asthma can also be induced by virus and allergies; it is a good idea to avoid them. A person who keeps up with regular asthma treatment can keep the asthma under control.

Chiropractic care has been successful in managing asthma symptoms, so visit your Pickerington chiropractor for more information.

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December 29th, 2010

Rheumatoid arthritis, which does not have a known cause, is a long-term inflammatory autoimmune disease and is spread throughout the body. Most people think that rheumatoid arthritis is solely a joint condition – this is incorrect, says Dr. Dennis Schone. With rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue is affected all over the body (muscles, tendons, nerves and connective tissue in organs).

Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness and soreness in the hands and feet, and usually occurs in females about 40 years of age. Patients also feel fatigue and just a general unwell feeling with OH rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis starts slowly and gradually.

To maintain an active, productive life, patients seeking treatment for rheumatoid arthritis do so for discomfort and pain control, and to prevent deformities that can occur in joints.

To determine the severity of your rheumatoid arthritis, the chiropractor in Pickerington will need your health history. A diagnostic examination with radiography testing and lab work will be required. Your chiropractor will then develop a specific plan of management tailored to your case.

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Pickerington Foot Pain Care

December 22nd, 2010

Foot pain is almost always caused by improper footwear and the absence of support. Excessive pressure or irritation from shoes causing corns, calluses and aggravation of the first toe (also known as Hallux Valgus) can produce foot pain, according to Dr. Dennis Schone. Then there are shoes that fit too tightly and effectively compress the metatarsals and harm the toenails. These can be another source of foot pain. Inadequate support for a mobile foot may also lead to plantar fasciitis, one very common cause of foot pain. Ankle sprains are also a common cause of foot pain in OH. Ankle sprain which is very common is plantar flexion with inversion.

Treatment for foot pain does not stop at treating the acute injury but also aims to prevent future mishaps from occurring. A successful foot pain therapy at Columbus Chiropractic includes ascertaining the needs of the specific activity or sport and creates a must-do post injury rehabilitaion regimen.

The Pickerington chiropractor will conduct an extensive history-taking and examination that includes orthopaedic and neurological testing plus radiographic images to correctly diagnose the real cause of your foot pain. Then they will design a therapeutic plan custom made to your special needs.

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Back Pain

December 13th, 2010

People who have excruciating or chronic pain in the back could also be suffering from depression. The reverse can also occur – according to a study published by Dr. Linda Carroll at the University of Alberta in 2004, as well as Dr. Dennis Schone. Depression can lead to the occurrence of extreme neck pain and low-back pain. It was revealed through Dr. Carroll’s study that people afflicted with depression are four times more prone to develop disabling low back pain and neck pain than those who have not been diagnosed with depression.

Depression affects at least 8 million people in America, including OH, and evidence suggests that it may be caused by low levels of norepinephrine or serotonin (or maybe both) in the body.

Despair, unhappiness, misery, and grief are all common signs of a person who is experiencing depression. There are additional signs of depression such as severe insomnia and a decreased appetite and sex drive. Psychomotor agitation has also been attached to cases of depression.

Sometimes patients have mental depression in Pickerington and switch between depression and mania; this is called manic-depressive psychosis or bipolar disorder.

At your chiropractic consultation, the doctor of chiropractic will run through your health history and administer neurological and orthopaedic tests. Afterwards, your chiropractor from Columbus Chiropractic will develop a customized therapy regimen that is tailored to your specific case.

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