Chiropractic Care May Be Remedy For High Blood Pressure  Chiropractic Care May Be Remedy For High Blood Pressure

Is high blood pressure a concern for you? With high obesity rates, heart disease and stressful lifestyles, the need for concern is on the rise.

When most of us think of the term high blood pressure, we think of a home monitoring kit and a variety of pills that help keep things in check.  Yet instead of thinking about solutions to an existing problem, why not stop the problem before it happens and concentrate on living a healthy lifestyle instead?

While western medicine puts the emphasis on prescription remedies for high blood pressure, there are also natural alternatives that can provide answers. One of these alternatives is chiropractic care. A recent study shows that this type of care may offer a wealth of benefits for high blood pressure. Read more

What is Cervical Spine Chiropractic What is Cervical Spine Chiropractic?

Cervical Spine Chiropractic, as the name implies, is chiropractic that focuses on the cervical spine.  The cervical spine is the uppermost region of the spine composed of the top seven vertebrae.  Another, less technical name for the cervical spine is the neck.  So, cervical spine chiropractic is chiropractic that addresses the needs of the neck area.

The seven vertebrae that compose the neck are the smallest vertebrae in your spinal column, and yet they are responsible for supporting and moving your head.  This is no small feat considering the average adult head weighs approximately 12 pounds.  As a result of the demands placed upon it, the neck is more susceptible to wear and injury.

Some things that can lead to neck discomfort or pain include:

Whiplash is the sudden multi-directional jerking of the neck and head.  This can lead to muscle fatigue, pain, and in extreme cases, damage to the joints. Read more

What are Probiotics What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are a type of living bacteria that carry a great deal of health benefit. They occur naturally in the gastrointestinal tract, but like any other bacteria, can be diminished or fortified by what we eat.

There are well over 400 different types of bacteria  that live in the human gastrointestinal tract. The two most important are bifidobacterium bifidum and L acidophilus. These aren’t the negative bacteria you might be familiar with – probiotics can help a number of different issues, including digestive problems, headaches, tiredness, and even mood-related problems.

Lactobacillus acidophilus is widely considered one of the strongest probiotics. There have been a number of studies that show it can create beneficial antibiotics. Since this is a naturally occurring antibiotic, many of the side effects associated with artificial antibiotic use are simply not present. This probiotic powerhouse can have an antimicrobial impact on many pathogens.

There are a few things that can disrupt the natural balance of probiotics in our lifestyles. Unhealthy eating habits is one of the most prominent, but stress and other lifestyle factors can play a role. Probiotic supplementation can battle those issues and is beneficial in a number of different ways.

1.    Helps treat many of the more common digestive disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation. Read more