60 Second All Plugged Up

What is more uncomfortable than feeling all plugged up? Constipation is often joked about, but for those who chronically suffer from it, constipation is no laughing matter. Many causes of constipation are easily remedied. A lack of grain, fiber, vegetable roughage, water, nerve damage, injuries, etc. can all be sources of sluggish bowels. Things that

60 Second Pillow Talk

60 Second Pillow Talk

What pillow should I get? This is a very common question in my office. While there is no one perfect pillow for everyone, there are some definite guidelines. Correct posture for your neck is the underlying guide for pillow selection. You are supposed to have a curve in your neck. From a side view your

60 Second Heart

Affairs of the heart, my aching heart, a heartthrob, heart of my heart – these phrases all refer to an organ composed of muscle tissue that sits in our chest. Isn’t it interesting that the heart has been deemed the source of our affections? While much has been romanticized about the heart, the truth is

60 Second Fall Allergies

60 Second Fall Allergies

Summer had ended, and we’re finally enjoying some cooler fall weather. You’re sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on? Allergies occur when the body’s immune system mounts a vigorous response to a foreign substance — in this case, tiny grains of pollen. Specialized immune cells start churning out antibodies to

60 Second Whiplash

Whiplash! Just saying the word brings scary visions of screeching tires, broken glass, crunching cars, and pain. Lots of pain. What is whiplash, and when does it occur? Whiplash is a sudden, forceful forward and backward bending of the neck, resulting in damage to the soft tissue of the neck and head – the muscles,

60 Second Sugar

Here are six interesting facts about sugar. The average American ingests 61 pounds of refined sugar per year, including 25 pounds of candy! Sugar may give you wrinkles via a process called glycation in which excess blood sugar binds to collagen in the skin, making it less elastic. Can you imagine eating 16 sugar cubes