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

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Whatever your personal health goals may be, adding one or more high-quality whole food supplements that your body truly needs to your daily regime can make a huge difference in your overall well-being. Certain whole food supplements also have a healing effect. Do you have frequent headaches? Stomach problems? PMS? Allergies? Rashes? Trouble sleeping? These

What Vaccinations Do You Really Need?

What Vaccinations Do You Really Need?

Vaccination is one of the most controversial health issues of our time. Last year, the state of California passed Senate Bill 277 requiring all children who attend public or private schools in the state to be fully vaccinated. We are constantly reminded to get a flu shot, a pneumonia shot, a shingles vaccination, etc. A

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year to you and yours. The beginning of a New Year brings opportunity for change and personal growth. What a perfect time to start taking action on your quest for better health. And an ideal way to get your New Year off to a great start is with one of our exciting detox

Avoiding Holiday Stress

Like the classic Christmas song goes, “It’s the hap-happiest season of all!” But at times, the holidays can be difficult and downright stressful. Here are some healthy tips for avoiding holiday stress and making it your happiest season of all! • Keep nutrition in balance. Be sure to eat ample portions of fresh vegetables and

Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center and the Spirit of Giving

At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we’re celebrating Christmas by supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program. You can feel great by helping others this holiday season! The spirit of giving is the very essence of the season and there are always people in need who will appreciate

Join me in Welcoming Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac.

Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to our wellness team, Jennifer Lavoro, L.Ac. Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac. is a California Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist (one who uses natural herbs to resolve health problems). She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture and individualized herbal formulas. She also uses cupping (the placing of “cups” that encourage

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes? SAD is characterized by a diet high in meats especially lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) potatoes, prepared foods, fried foods and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet has high levels of colorful fruits and vegetables, good fats