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

Oh My Burning Eyes and Runny Nose!

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. And this year, it seems that everywhere you turn, people are coughing and sneezing, suffering from one of the most intense allergy seasons

Are Your Bones Weak?

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we have a real-food nutritional product available that is so powerful, it’s actually classified as a medical food. Medical foods are approved to treat a medical condition. Imagine treating osteoporosis without dangerous drugs! Osteoben ™, created for the dietary management of osteoporosis and osteopenia, improves outcomes with science-based combination

Make Every Day Earth Day

Next Monday, April 22 marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, and on this day over a billion people in nearly 200 countries are expected to take action to protect our shared environment. But why wait for just one day? Why not celebrate and care for our precious environment all year long? The changes you

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as frequent infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the body’s most important organs. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid, and they keep levels of electrolytes stable. They make hormones that help regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells, and help bones

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