Dr. T’s Health Tip: Avoiding Colds and Flu

Greetings from Dr. T: The cold and flu season is upon us, so here are some tips for staying healthy as we head into the holidays: 1. Wash your hands more often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs and viruses gain access to our bodies through our eyes, nasal passages, mouth and

Health Tip – Almonds Can Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Greetings from Dr. T, A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy.  Research found that almonds significantly increase the amount of antioxidants in the blood stream, reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. 1 These findings add weight to the

Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels, Dementia Confirmed

Greetings from Dr. T, Just when we thought we’d heard the latest news on the nutritional relevance of vitamin D, an interesting study was just published by University of Exeter in the U.K.  This robust international study associated vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. An

Dr. T’s Health Tip – How Much Water Should We Drink?

Greetings from Dr. T, During the sizzling summer months, everywhere we look we see Californians toting water bottles – in the car, at the beach, in the store, at the gym – we’re all taking water.  Yet so many people suffer from health issues that begin with dehydration. Not drinking enough water can cause the

Depression can be helped without medication

Kathy (not her real name) came to me with complaints of tiredness, headaches, restless sleep, anxiety and depression. In the course of conversation she said that she couldn’t go on this way-she no longer found joy in anything she did, work was a burden and she did not spend much time doing the things she

Dr Thorburns Special Valentines Day Event Feb 14th

Hearts will be happier and kids will be standing straighter and taller this Valentine’s Day, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Charlene Thorburn and the staff of Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center.  Dr. Thorburn will hold a day-long “Have a Heart Day” featuring $9.00 spinal health screenings on Friday February 14th for kids and adults.  All proceeds

Dr. Thorburn’s Health Tip – Holiday Parties

Greetings to you, It’s the time of year for having fun at holiday parties. I have put together a few healthy eating and drinking tips here for you. Enjoy the season! 1. Engage in some good physical activity: take nice brisk walks with your loved ones and enjoy their company in the holiday season. Walks

Dr. Thorburns Tip – Household Chores, Protect Your Back

Greetings to you, Here are some useful advices for protecting your back health while doing housework.  This info comes from the American Chiropractic Association website. Household chores can be a pain in the back!  Unless you’re careful, routine activities around the home – washing dishes, vacuuming, even talking on the phone – can strain your back, including

Chiropractic Tip of the Day: Sinus Pain Relief by Thorburn Burbank Chiropractor

Sinus pressure can often be relieved through “sinus massage”.  When the tissues of the sinuses swell pressure is felt in the face and can become quiet painful.  If left untreated it can lead to a sinus infection.  The medical community is recommending antihistamines before jumping to antibiotics when the problem is pressure and not an