Intensive lifestyle change: It works, and it’s more than diet and exercise

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Originally published in Harvard Health Publishing

What if I could prescribe a pill that could prevent or treat high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, even depression and dementia? And what if researchers had extensively researched this pill and the result was: ample proof that it’s effective. On top of that, it’s practically free and has no bad side effects. As a matter of fact, its only side effects are improved sleep, increased energy, ...

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Is the Cholesterol in Your Food Really a Concern?

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It has long been a common myth that cholesterol consumed in foods, called dietary cholesterol, impacts the level of cholesterol in your body. Well, consider that myth busted. Science is now speaking and it seems as though the blame may have been misplaced all along. There are other factors in our diet that are more likely to be contributing to health problems and, specifically, heart disease.

Untangling Dietary Cholesterol and Blood Cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels still may be related, ...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Chiropractor

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Say goodbye to chronic back pain

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of integrative health care in the United States. Half of adults in the U.S. have had some experience as a patient of a chiropractor, and 33.5 million U.S. adults reported visiting a chiropractor within the last 12 months.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the relationship between the structure of the body (mainly the spine) and how it functions. Chiropractic treatment is located on the conservative end of the ...

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NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

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FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

Back in 2005, the FDA warned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In July 2015 the FDA took the unusual step of further strengthening this warning. This was done on the advice of an expert panel that reviewed additional information about NSAIDs and their risks. Because ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) are available ...

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Free eBook : Good Posture

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Download your free copy of the Good Posture eBook:

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“The way we sleep, the pillows we choose and how we use our phones are some of the lifestyle choices that all contribute to the
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  • Good posture is natural, but our modern world often stands in the way
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  • Causes | How did it get this bad?
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6 Exercises that Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain

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Poor posture is an underlying cause of back pain.

Workout at your desk with these stretches that reduce tension, strengthen the back and help prevent slouching.

By Stephanie Mansour, originally posted on NBC News

If you’re sitting at your desk right now — like you do every day for eight-plus hours — there’s a strong chance you feel a twinge of discomfort somewhere.

Maybe it’s your lower back that starts to ache. Or your neck and shoulders ...

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Chiropractic Care for MS

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By Marie Suszynski for Every Day Health

Chiropractic is a form of complementary medicine that focuses primarily on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic treatments — often called adjustments — usually involve hands-on manipulation of the spine and sometimes other joints.

Clinical research has found some evidence that chiropractic spinal manipulations can help with low back pain and may also be helpful for neck pain and headache. Indeed, the most common reasons for visits to chiropractors are low back pain, ...

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10 Core Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

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By Amy Marturana, C.P.T. -originally published on Self

Lower back pain is a pesky problem that unfortunately, many of us have experienced at one point or another to some degree.
“Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal ailment in the U.S., and can often be mitigated by strengthening the core musculature,” Blake Dircksen, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., a physical therapist at Bespoke Treatments New York, tells SELF. “The ‘core’ is a cylinder of abdominal and back muscles that wraps ...

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Would be Grateful if you could Sponsor Me

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Join me – you can make a difference in the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer.  I would be so grateful if you could sponsor me.  Every dollar donated brings us closer to a cure.

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Please, be as generous as you can – with your heart as well as your wallet.  More than 90% of every dollar raised for the Band goes to research at leading neuroblastoma centers, including: Memorial Sloan Kettering, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital LA and more.

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