Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat. Unhealthy eating habits contribute to Americans failing to get their daily requirement of many essential vitamins and minerals. Even with a
Inflammation can be dangerous to all the cells of the body. Inflammation is a term used when the cells of the body do not function correctly — their chemistry is “off”. It does not mean that you have a red or swollen area. So you can have inflammation without having pain. When the inflammation gets
Ready for part two on your healthy kitchen makeover? Now let’s clean up some more! 1. Remove all the bad fats. Toss any refined cooking oils like corn and soy oils. Trans fats (anything “hydrogenated” like Crisco and margarine) are dangerous as they create inflammation which can cause heart disease and many other ailments. MANY
If you’re a woman, this week’s email is just for you. And if you are not, please share this with a woman you care about because we’re going to talk about acupuncture and women’s health. As a woman, it’s essential to actively care for your health during all the phases of your life. Living in
What if you could get a glimpse into the health status of your brain and other organs? What if you could do something to improve the health of your brain on a cellular level? Your body is composed of billions of cells. Every cell has a cell wall which protects the insides of the
We are at the very height of allergy season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. With the drought-busting rainy season we experienced and windy days we’ve had lately, it’s no wonder that people are coughing, sneezing, and suffering from one of
Hello from Dr. Thorburn, What steps can one take to get more energy? Sleep. To get a good night’s sleep you need a good bed and a good pillow. The room needs to be dark and of the correct temperature and air circulation for you to feel good. Go to bed when you are tired.