Drinking Tea Can Be Good for Brain Health

Drinking Tea Can Be Good for Brain Health

A cup of tea a day may be just what the doctor ordered for lifelong brain health. And this may be especially so for those who are genetically predisposed to debilitating Alzheimer’s disease. This is according to a recent study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the very important organs in the body. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body and they keep levels of electrolytes stable, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate. They make hormones that help

Treating Lower Back Pain with Chiropractic

Treating Lower Back Pain with Chiropractic

Lower back pain is one of the most common problems plaguing adults today. Causes include muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, or sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support. As a chiropractor treating patients here in the Burbank community for over 30 years, lower back pain is

What is the Benefit of Chiropractic for Kids?

What is the Benefit of Chiropractic for Kids?

Over the past few decades parents, clinicians, and researchers have noticed positive changes in the behavioral, physical, and emotional health of children under chiropractic care. Many different behavioral conditions have been observed to improve with chiropractic care including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and also focus, concentration, and grades in school. Since the nerves collectively control and influence

Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

Here’s another National Heart Health Month challenge. Join me in pledging to eat more fish for a healthy heart! A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine offers good evidence that eating several servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week may reduce the risk of heart disease and death. The

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Avocados. For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high-fat content. According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad

Back Pain and Mental Health

Back Pain and Mental Health

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: An article in Medical News discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems? Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. According to

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK…

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK…

You think because you eat a healthy diet, you are OK. On any given day, you basically feel pretty good. You exercise a few times a week, drink a good amount of water each day, and limit sugar and alcohol consumption. And you even quit smoking a few years ago so…life is fine. But think

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Whatever your personal health goals may be, adding one or more high-quality whole food supplements that your body truly needs to your daily regime can make a huge difference in your overall well-being. Certain whole food supplements also have a healing effect. Do you have frequent headaches? Stomach problems? PMS? Allergies? Rashes? Trouble sleeping? These

What Vaccinations Do You Really Need?

Vaccination is one of the most controversial health issues of our time. Last year, the state of California passed Senate Bill 277 requiring all children who attend public or private schools in the state to be fully vaccinated. We are constantly reminded to get a flu shot, a pneumonia shot, a shingles vaccination, etc. A