What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

Anti-what? Antioxidant. It’s on food labels and supplement bottles galore – from chocolates to Vitamin E – yet we seldom discuss what an antioxidant does. Most people have no idea what superpowers they hold and why antioxidants are essential to our daily health. ‘Anti’ means to oppose, and ‘oxidant’, or oxidizing agent, create the oxidation

Are Your Bones Weak?

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we have a real-food nutritional product available that is so powerful, it’s actually classified as a medical food. Medical foods are approved to treat a medical condition. Imagine treating osteoporosis without dangerous drugs! Osteoben ™, created for the dietary management of osteoporosis and osteopenia, improves outcomes with science-based combination

Acupuncture Special Thru the Month of May!

Acupuncture Special Thru the Month of May!

The month of May is often renowned for the appearance of beautiful spring flowers. But at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness, May is noted for a special discount to begin a healing regime with the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Dr. Yu-Hua Hsieh (pronounced “Shay”). Dr. Hsieh is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Through traditional

I Love Cod Liver Oil

I Love Cod Liver Oil

Why would anyone love cod liver oil? It’s so beneficial to the heart that I thought that I would open up February – the month of love – with info on cod liver oil, why I love cod liver oil, and why it’s just so darn healthy… We were having a discussion about the benefits

Magnesium – Do I Get Enough?

Magnesium – Do I Get Enough?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared magnesium to be a shortfall nutrient, meaning there is a high prevalence of inadequate dietary intake of magnesium. This is likely a result of poor eating habits that have evolved over the decades, commonly known as the Standard American Diet (SAD). Magnesium – do I get enough?

Brain Robbers

Brain Robbers

Last week we discussed some great super foods for feeding your brain. But what about all the brain-robbing toxins lurking out there? Brain toxicity is a major factor in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Today, there is no shortage of neurotoxins in our air, food, water, and products. Here are four of the major substances

Get Your D On

Get Your D On

Just when we thought we’d heard the latest news on the nutritional relevance of vitamin D, an interesting study was revealed by the University of Exeter. This robust international investigation associated vitamin D deficiency with a substantial increase in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. The team found that study participants

How to Defeat Your Tired Brain

How to Defeat Your Tired Brain

Too many decisions. Too much pressure at work. Too many personal demands. Too much going on without time to rest and restore. A tired brain (sometimes called mental fatigue) is a brain that is unhealthy and has trouble responding well to life’s needs. Tired brain occurs when the brain cannot tolerate all that it’s asked

Aging Healthfully

Aging Healthfully

Many people believe that moving into your senior years means illness and disability. Not so!  Especially today, aging healthfully can be accomplished by making positive lifestyle changes. Small and simple changes can often produce dramatic results. As we age, our organs just don’t function as well as they once did. Muscles slowly shrink, and our