“Not me,” you say – but yes, it’s true – you do have friendly bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These bacteria and yeasts are essential to the proper health of the intestinal tract and your entire body. They produce many chemicals that are essential to the proper working of your brain, hormones, and actually
If ever there was a time to become aware of ways to build up your immune system, that time is now. And it may be easier than you think. Here are a few recommendations.1. Eat an antioxidant-rich diet. Choosing the right foods is one simple way to keep the body protected from the damaging effects
A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the
When you go to the grocery store, think of your immune system. What does it want? Fresh, fresh, fresh! No, not fresh pizza, fresh foods! Organic fruits and vegetables have top priority (but no corn). Never buy strawberries, zucchini, soy, or sugar unless they are organic. Be sure to read ingredients on pre-packaged foods. Chemicals
Back when we turned the corner into 2020, none of us knew what kind of year was in store. You have to take the good with the challenging, so here we are! The key is to make the best of whatever situation you are in. And today, we are spending a lot of time in
As we navigate through these challenging times, one thing that rings true is the importance of keeping your immune system strong. There are some simple changes you can make daily that will help to boost your immune system and assist you in fighting off any illnesses floating around, including those that are viral. Here are
Fatigue is extremely common today, especially among women. It is often assumed that the tired patient is depressed because blood tests are in the normal range. Despite normal tests, they still experience anxiety, fatigue, and even insomnia. But with exercise, reducing caffeine, increasing caffeine, vitamins, new beds and pillows, vacations, counseling and more — and
Endorphins are part of a group of chemicals naturally found in the brain called “neurotransmitters.” They have pain-relieving properties, euphoric properties (a “high” or buzz or feeling in love feeling), they improve mood, affect the release of sex hormones, and reduce appetite. What Can Endorphins Do? Endorphins naturally block pain signals in the nervous system.
It’s been a day. You’ve just had it with work. The commute. The noisy neighbors. Politics. Everything. You feel really stressed out. What can you do? Here are a few simple, surprising stress busters that can give you almost immediate relief. 1. Go outside for a short break. Take a walk. Breathe deeply. Being outside
We all know someone who has experienced healing and renewed health from acupuncture treatments. Dr. Yu-Hua Hsieh (pronounced “Shay”) is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist and a member of our wellness team, and many of you have been successfully treated by her. We all know someone who has experienced healing and renewed health from acupuncture treatments.
Do you eat a Standard American Diet? If so, your diet – and ultimately your health – might be a SAD story! The SAD diet is high in meats, especially highly-processed lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.), potatoes, processed and prepared foods, fried foods, and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Do any of them involve feeling better and working towards better health? At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we recommend starting the year off with a body cleansing 28-Day Standard Process Purification Program. This general cleanse relieves the body of toxins, inflammation, and pain while promoting