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How Wallets Can Cause Back Pain

Did you know that carrying a wallet in your backpocket can dramatically increase your risk of having a chronic lower back problem? Sitting down with one side of your pelvis slightly elevated because of a wallet can cause instability in your pelvic joints, which can cause intermittent lower back sprains and strains. Please think of people you know who still carry their wallets in their back pockets and pass this tip along. Read more about How Wallets Can Cause Back Pain

 

Must See TV?

According to market research company A.C. Nielson, Americans watch an average of almost four hours of television per day. What are the consequences of spending so much time in front of the television?

Most studies concerning the effects of TV watching focus on television’s impact on children. However, the ways in which television affect us in childhood stay with us as we grow into adulthood. For example, researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand found a clear link between watching more than two hours of TV per day in childhood and smoking, being overweight, and being physically unfit in adulthood. Read more about Must See TV?

 

Are You Damaging Your Kidneys Without Knowing It?

Before we look at some of the most common ways in which you might be damaging your kidneys, here are a few of the many reasons why having healthy kidneys is absolutely essential to your overall health:

  1. Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin that has the important responsibility of stimulating your bone marrow to produce red blood cells.

  2. Your kidneys produce renin, a hormone that helps to regulate your blood pressure.

Read more about Are You Damaging Your Kidneys Without Knowing It?>
 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

According to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Instittute, regular intake of red meat, pork, and processed meats can significantly increase your risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Read more about How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

 

Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

If you're still going for a mammogram screening once every year or two years, please consider the following: Read more about Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

 

Understanding Leg Pain

Over the past several months, many people have visited our clinic or written letters asking what they can do about various aches, pains, and cramps in their legs.

Here's an example of such a note that came in this past week:

I'm 83 and have a problem that has slowly developed over the past year. More and more I am experiencing cramps in my legs and inner thighs. They interrupt sleep and this morning it was extremely hurtful in my left leg. I have searched medical books that I have, but (haven't been able to find out) what is wrong.

I'm sure there is something natural that my system is lacking, but I don't know what. Is there anything you can recommend that I can try? Read more about Understanding Leg Pain

 

Nine Steps to Better Sleep

In 1965, a 17 year-old college student tried to set a world record for staying awake. During his quest he experienced the following symptoms: visual and auditory hallucinations, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, and psychosis. After 264 hours and 12 minutes (just over 11 days), he collapsed due to profound weakness. Thankfully, he made a full recovery after sleeping 14 hours and 40 minutes. Read more about Nine Steps to Better Sleep

 

The Importance of Friendly Intestinal Bacteria

One of the most important steps that you can take to improve your health, regardless of your current situation and health challenges, is to make sure that your intestines have plenty of friendly bacteria.

Incredibly, you have more bacteria and other microorganisms living in your digestive passageway than you have cells in your entire body. These microorganisms total approximately 100 trillion, and collectively weigh between three to five pounds in the average adult. Read more about The Importance of Friendly Intestinal Bacteria

 

A Tip On How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Take a look at the keyboard that sits in front of you. Is it on an angle that is causing your wrists to be an inch or two lower than the rest of your hands? If your hands are extended like this on a regular basis, you are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Here are two simple measures that you can take to avoid this: Read more about A Tip On How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

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