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Should You Have Surgery for Back Pain?

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Center in Oxford, England concluded that intensive rehabilitation for chronic lower back pain provides just as much relief as surgery at half the cost.

This study is hardly news to many physical therapists and chiropractors who work at helping people with lower back pain through natural means on a regular basis. Read more about Should You Have Surgery for Back Pain?

 

How To Pick A Good Watermelon

Need some help with choosing a good watermelon? Here are a few of the things that I look for when digging through the watermelon bin at our local market:

1. Press your fingers and thumbs into the skin from all angles. A good watermelon should be hard all around. Read more about How To Pick A Good Watermelon

 

Why Do Asians Eat Mainly White Rice?

I thought I would take a moment to answer the following question, sent in by a reader of our weekly newsletter:

"Asian culture is big on polished white rice with all their meals. Do you eat white rice or brown, and why? And why is (it) that Asians don't switch to a healthier carb like brown rice?"

Thank you,
John B.

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Choosing Baby Names Tool

Margaret recently showed me a super cool website that allows you to see how popular different baby names have been over the past several decades. This tool is intended for expectant parents who are racking their melons trying to come up with a name worthy of their future child's destiny. But hey, I think everyone can have fun with it. Read more about Choosing Baby Names Tool

 

Traditional Korean Tea

My wife and I have tried a lot of different teas over the years. One of our favourites is a traditional Korean tea called bori-cha. Read more about Traditional Korean Tea

 

Working Hard Can Lead To Happiness, By Anne Frank

I thought I would share another favourite passage of mine from Anne Frank's diary. In case you aren't familiar with Anne's life, Peter was a 16 year old German-Jewish boy whose family was also in hiding with Anne's family during the Holocaust.

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How To Overcome Depression, By Anne Frank

When I began learning the Korean language, I decided that a great way to go about it was to read some of my favourite books that had been translated to Korean. One of the first books that I read was The Diary of Anne Frank, translated directly from German to Korean. Read more about How To Overcome Depression, By Anne Frank

 

Enjoy the Health Benefits of Goji Berries at a Fair Price

Please note: This article has been updated and incorporated into the following page:

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Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Almost all store-bought mayonnaise is made with vegetable oils that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, like soybean and safflower oil. Regular consumption of vegetable oils that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids leads to a decline in health over the long term because of their high omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio. Read more about Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

 

Choose Your Lipstick and Lip Balm Wisely

Do you know that using lipstick or lip balm can increase your risk of developing cancer and autoimmune diseases? If you use lipstick or lip balm on a regular basis, I highly recommend that you visit the Environmental Working Group's online safety assessment catalogue for dangerous chemicals in personal care products. You can type the names of cosmetics that you use into the EWG's search engine and learn how safe or dangerous they are. Read more about Choose Your Lipstick and Lip Balm Wisely

 

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