Let a Superhero Battle Your Pain!

Disguised as a mild-mannered chiropractor, Dr. Charlene Thorburn has been battling pain, stress, muscle problems and illness for over 40 years! How did she get started? Well, here’s her story… When she was a child, Dr. T as she is called by many of her patients, wanted to be either an artist or a nurse

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

We Need Whole Nutrients, Not Just Parts of Them!

We Need Whole Nutrients, Not Just Parts of Them!

Many supplement companies, food suppliers and scientists want us to believe that our bodies don’t know the difference between synthetic vitamins, the parts or components of real vitamins, and true whole nutrients available only in real, healthy food. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals or compounds produced by plants. They keep plants healthy, protecting them from insects

Eat More Fruits & Veggies for a Healthy Heart

A recent study on cardiovascular health has shown that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year around the world. The study, conducted by the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and published June 10 by the American Society for Nutrition, estimated that roughly

Six Steps for Clearing Brain Fog

Do you find yourself constantly feeling fatigued, distracted, suffering from headaches, unmotivated, anxious, moody or just plain out of sorts? You might be suffering from “brain fog.” Brain fog can be caused by nutrient deficiencies, sugar overload, a lack of sleep and too much stress, all of which deplete energy levels. The brain relies on

Why is Organic Farming So Important?

When you purchase organic food for your table, you are doing much more than providing healthy food for you and your family. What is organic farming? The core principle of organic farming is to raise crops without the use of any synthetics. The National Organic Program (NOP) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates

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