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December 2015

Chiropractic Product Review

Chiropractic Focus – bra fitting

Experts estimate that more than 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong size bra! The problem: Ribs are a semi-flexible structure to allow for lung expansion during inspiration and expiration and rigid enough to¬†protect the lungs and the heart. Women are advised to wear a bra or brazier to protect and support their breasts but if they have a wrong fit, it can cause problems with the rib cage. Many times, when a woman comes in for a chiropractic…

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Chiropractic Wellness, general

Lamig! Filipino word for muscle spasm

In the Filipino “lamig” means coolness or cold. The reference is mainly made when a muscle feels hard to touch and is painful due to the hardness. It is called a lamig because the hilots or traditional barefoot healers claim that this hard muscle is the result of being exposed to cold weather or a sudden loss of heat in the muscle, resulting in a loss of circulation or spasm like change in the muscle. The scientific version¬†is that this…

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Nutritional Health

Nutrition focus – Processed Meats Cause Cancer

It is now proven beyond any doubt that certain processed meats cause cancer. Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. the report is based on research that an estimated 50-gram portion of processed meat you eat increases the risk of colorectal…

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Chiropractic

Chiropractic and Acid Reflux / GERD

Don’t you have better things to do than to keep revisiting hospital emergency rooms? Acid reflux is a common condition in which stomach acid flows backward up the esophagus (the tube carries food from the mouth to the stomach), causing symptoms such as a burning feeling in the chest (heartburn) and a bitter or sour taste in the mouth. The typical medical treatment is to prescribe drugs like Nexium or Previcid that block the production of acid. Chiropractors, as spine…

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