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Taking Opioids Increases the Risks for a Serious Infection

By now we are all learning that opioids are not drugs to be taken lightly. There are potential serious negative health effects that come with taking these strong pain killers. They really only should be reserved for cancer related chronic

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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Wellness

Study Found an Association between consuming ultra-processed foods and cancer

  Hot off the presses published February 14, 2018, in the British Medical Journal, a study found an association between consuming ultra-processed foods and cancer. What is completely expected is that certain “experts” have already been hard at work bashing

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Posted in Nutrition

More Negative News on Omega-3 Fatty Acids

A few months ago I published a post here on whether or not there was a war on supplements and today I found a news item on this site I follow that perpetuates that claim. Here is more negative news

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Your MD Might Not be Your Best Source for Nutrition Education

You might love the medical doctors that are a part of your health team. Even I, a chiropractor, has medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who I love and trust with my health, my families health, and my patients health.

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Posted in Nutrition

Banning Youth Football In Illinois is Bad Policy

For the past year I have been digging into the literature regarding concussions and sports.  I believe that I have a firm grasp on the topic of concussions, I’ve read the research and I know the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology involved. 

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Pediatrics

Exercise Can Reverse Damage to the Heart Caused by a Sedentary Lifestyle

A new study has measured and concluded that exercise can reverse damage to the heart caused by a sedentary lifestyle. As we now a sedentary lifestyle has as big of an effect on our health as smoking. Sedentary lifestyle is

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness

Opioid Use on the Decline in the VA System

I have written a number of times on the opioid crisis going on in America today. The first news I recall hearing or reading about this was in regards to opioid use in the VA system. While the biggest story

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Neck Curve and Neck Pain

  A major component of the care we provide is a detailed examination of your posture and the structure of your spine. We measure the curves of your spine and compare it to normal values to help determine what influence

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Posted in Neck Pain

A Healthy Diet is More Important than Genetics in Managing our Weight

The human genome project was started in 1993 and completed in 2003. In the years leading up to and surround the human genome project we were told about all the great things that would come from this investment. Things like

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition

Low T Linked to Ibuprofen Use

Have you heart these commercials about “Low T?” The first time I heard one several years ago I was taken aback now they are commonplace and I think we all understand that there is an issue with low testosterone that

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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nutrition, Wellness

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