Endorphins are part of a group of chemicals naturally found in the brain called “neurotransmitters.” They have pain-relieving properties, euphoric properties (a “high” or buzz or feeling in love feeling), they improve mood, affect the release of sex hormones, and reduce appetite. What Can Endorphins Do? Endorphins naturally block pain signals in the nervous system.
Flip-flops. The simplest of sandals that have next to no support so that you slide into and easily slide right out of them. As soon as our mild California weather approaches anything like warm – like this week – I have women and men coming into the office wearing flip-flops. They get their name from
If you’re like the average American, you just don’t get enough fiber in your diet. If you eat bacon and eggs with toast for breakfast, grab a sandwich for lunch, and do pasta for dinner…you’re simply getting next to none. What will increasing your daily fiber intake do for you? It can help you to
It’s been a day. You’ve just had it with work. The commute. The noisy neighbors. Politics. Everything. You feel really stressed out. What can you do? Here are a few simple, surprising stress busters that can give you almost immediate relief. 1. Go outside for a short break. Take a walk. Breathe deeply. Being outside
We all know someone who has experienced healing and renewed health from acupuncture treatments. Dr. Yu-Hua Hsieh (pronounced “Shay”) is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist and a member of our wellness team, and many of you have been successfully treated by her. We all know someone who has experienced healing and renewed health from acupuncture treatments.
How have you been sleeping lately? Consider this: the quality of your sleep has a major impact on the quality of your life. Sleep charges your battery and rejuvenates you so that you can enjoy the next day’s activities with enthusiasm and positive expectations. The most important metabolic processes your body needs to stay healthy
Do you desire fewer wrinkles and a clear, beautiful complexion? Have you tried countless costly skin products with little or no results? Have you been looking for the secret? Science has revealed the surprising truth. Great skin does not come from skin creams, cleansers, and scrubs. It comes from within. If you do not give
Do you eat a Standard American Diet? If so, your diet – and ultimately your health – might be a SAD story! The SAD diet 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
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Do any of them involve feeling better and working towards better health? At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we recommend starting the year off with a body cleansing 28-Day Standard Process Purification Program. This general cleanse relieves the body of toxins, inflammation, and pain while promoting
You want to delight in the holiday season and not miss even one party or family gathering — but you also need to stay healthy in the midst of cold and flu season. How can you glide through the season undetected by friends who turn their noses up at healthy habits? Easy! • Wash your
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday, and that you spent some special time with friends and loved ones counting your blessings. Today is Giving Tuesday! At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, once again we’re celebrating Christmas by supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. You can feel great and even reap the benefits
The bright orange of pumpkin; the deep green of broccoli, the golden yellow of lemon, and the rich red of watermelon. Did you ever stop to think about what these colors mean? These vivid colors are indicators of phytonutrients — natural plant compounds that support life for that plant and plant-eating humans as well. The