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

Put Out the Fire!

Put Out the Fire!

If you have aches and pains, then you have inflammation – the fire within (not the “good” fire within). What would it be like to virtually reboot your health – to give yourself a second chance at feeling and looking your best? What if you could go through a metabolic detoxification and find a new

Gesundheit! Relieve Your Allergies the Natural Way

Gesundheit! Relieve Your Allergies the Natural Way

We are in the height of allergy season, so much so that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. How can you relieve your allergies? It seems that everywhere you turn people are coughing and sneezing, suffering from one of the most

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 and is

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