What’s So Bad About the SAD Diet?

Just about everything. Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes? Think about it. SAD 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 has high levels of

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

ZZZZZZZ….

ZZZZZZZ….

Sleep, ah, wonderful sleep! Sleep is the time when your body “reboots. Healing occurs during sleep and is vital to your survival. If you are not sleeping enough which includes enough hours as well as enough high-quality sleep, your health will suffer. The phrase “you can sleep when you die” is asking you to die

Your Heart Goes Nuts for Almonds!

Your Heart Goes Nuts for Almonds!

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. These findings add weight to the theory that Mediterranean diets may have big health benefits. The study was conducted by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the

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

Do You Make These Mistakes?

Do You Make These Mistakes?

Are you one of those people who always tries the latest supplement or eating program that just came out? Do you suffer from pain and know in your heart that taking medication isn’t the best thing for you? Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning due to lack of energy? Do

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?

Our New Acupuncturist!

Please help us welcome the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Dr. Yu-Hua Hsieh (pronounced “Shay”). Dr. Hsieh is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Through traditional forms of acupuncture, cupping, herbs and more, she not only helps relieve pain but strengthens one’s health. Her expertise includes acupuncture for pain relief including headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome,

Important Things to Know About Symptoms

Symptoms are the last thing your body tells you in the disease process. In order to have symptoms, you must first be unhealthy. Symptoms may come in many forms — aches, pains, swelling, tingling, burning, allergic reactions, indigestion, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and others too numerous to mention. Symptoms are only the tip of the

The Buzz About Turmeric

The Buzz About Turmeric

If you’re an aficionado of Indian cuisine, you’ve been savoring turmeric every time you eat curry and many other flavorful Indian dishes. It gives the food a bright yellow color and a warm, peppery taste. But that’s not all that turmeric does. Curcuminoids and curcumin, the main active ingredients in turmeric, contains its medicinal properties