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

60 Second Friendly Bacteria

“Not me,” you say – but yes, it’s true – you do have friendly bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These bacteria and yeasts are essential to the proper health of the intestinal tract and your entire body. They produce many chemicals that are essential to the proper working of your brain, hormones, and actually