What Causes Hair Loss? 9 Myths About Baldness

This is a condition that affects over two thirds of men by the time they have reached the age of 60. In addition to that men spend collectively over $1 Billion in a feudal attempt to hang on to that which slips thru our hands like water. So, check out this article to see the 9 most common myths about hair loss and see if those theories that you have suspected are truth or myth.

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How Brain Training Can Make You Significantly Smarter…

Have you ever walked into a room and completely forget what you went there for? Well you’re not alone, it seems to be a phenomenon that gets worse as we age which we have all termed  a “Senior Moment”.

Neuroscientists are finding out that not only do our muscles need exercise, but our brain requires the right mental workouts which can significantly improve our basic, cognitive functions.  Thinking is essentially a process of making neural connections in the brain.

A new company, based out of San Francisco, CA,  developed the first “brain training program” designed to actually help people improve and regain their mental sharpness. This program is called Lumosity, it was designed by some of the leading experts in neuroscience and cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

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Pregnancy and Chiropractic…

As many new mothers, or returning mothers to be can attest, the muscle strains and spasms of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. The average weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds, combined with the increased stress placed on the body by the baby, may result in severe discomfort. Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancy and most will revert to almost anything in order to have a few hours of reprieve. This pain seems to intensify as the pregnancy progresses when the babies head tends to press low in the pelvic cavity placing added pressure upon the spinal and pelvic nerves and in many times the dreaded Sciatic Nerve.

As the pregnancy progresses the abdomen enlarges and protrudes and the center of gravity is displaced forward placing undue workload upon the musculature of the low back. Through this process the baby continues to gain weight causing the mother to develop an increased in the normal lumbar lordosis leading to an accentuated swayback of the spine. As a result of  that the upper back will have to compensate causing a hunching and leaning forward placing additional stress to the thoracic spine as well.

While these changes sound dramatic, pregnancy hormones help loosen the ligaments attached to the pelvic bones. But even these natural changes designed to accommodate the growing baby can result in postural imbalances, making pregnant women prone to having awkward trips and falls.

What Can You Do?
The ACA recommend the following tips for pregnant women:

Exercise

  • Safe exercise during pregnancy can help strengthen your muscles and prevent discomfort. Try exercising at least three times a week, gently stretching before and after exercise. If you weren’t active before your pregnancy, check with your doctor before starting or continuing any exercise.
  • Walking, swimming, and stationary cycling are relatively safe cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women because they do not require jerking or bouncing movements. Jogging can be safe for women who were avid runners before becoming pregnant-if done carefully and under a doctor’s supervision.
  • Be sure to exercise in an area with secure footing to minimize the likelihood of falls. Your heart rate should not exceed 140 beats per minute during exercise. Strenuous activity should last no more than 15 minutes at a time.
  • Stop your exercise routine immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms, such as vaginal bleeding, dizziness, nausea, weakness, blurred vision, increased swelling, or heart palpitations.

Health and Safety

  • Wear flat, sensible shoes. High or chunky heels can exacerbate postural imbalances and make you less steady on your feet, especially as your pregnancy progresses.
  • When picking up children, bend from the knees, not the waist. And never turn your head when you lift. Avoid picking up heavy objects, if possible.
  • Get plenty of rest. Pamper yourself and ask for help if you need it. Take a nap if you’re tired, or lie down and elevate your feet for a few moments when you need a break.

Pregnancy Ergonomics: Your Bed and Desk

  • Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees to take pressure off your lower back. Full-length “body pillows” or “pregnancy wedges” may be helpful. Lying on your left side allows unobstructed blood flow and helps your kidneys flush waste from your body.
  • If you have to sit at a computer for long hours, make your workstation ergonomically correct. Position the computer monitor so the top of the screen is at or below your eye level, and place your feet on a small footrest to take pressure off your legs and feet. Take periodic breaks every 30 minutes with a quick walk around the office.

Nutrition

  • Eat small meals or snacks every four to five hours-rather than the usual three large meals-to help keep nausea or extreme hunger at bay. Snack on crackers or yogurt-bland foods high in carbohydrates and protein. Keep saltines in your desk drawer or purse to help stave off waves of “morning sickness.”
  • Supplementing with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid a day before and during pregnancy has been shown to decrease the risk of neural tube birth defects, such as spina bifida. Check with your doctor before taking any vitamin or herbal supplement to make sure it’s safety for you and the baby.

How Can Your Doctor of Chiropractic Help?
Before you become pregnant, your chiropractor can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere in your body that could contribute to pregnancy discomfort or possible neuromusculoskeletal problems after childbirth.

We have seen hundreds of pregnant women over the years and found that chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments are safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their back pain. Most chiropractors can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice to help a woman enjoy a healthy pregnancy.

Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state-to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and shoulder problems.

So to answer the age old question of whether Chiropractic is safe or appropriate for pregnant mothers…my opinion is that it is a Necessity!

Top 10 Lean Proteins

If you are interested in looking good this summer with your shirt off, in that new swimsuit, or just looking to shed unsightly bulge you picked up over the winter, you may want to consider adding these lean proteins to your diet. Check out this article to see which of the proteins you need to add to your diet to help get that sexy body back!

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What Ever Happened to The Pandemic H1N1 Virus?

This is now being tauted as one of this worlds greatest hoax and we swallowed it hook, line and sinker. Big pharma really pulled a fast one on us and now when the next big pandemic comes along we surly will look at it and remember how fearful we became about this big joke played on us all. If you recall the same thing happened as the pharmaceutical world used the same fear based approach with the Bird Flu… It’s about time we wake up and realize the drug manufactures as well as the WHO (world health org.) are using their fear based propaganda to squeeze every dollar out of us and keep us dependent upon their drugs that don’t cure anything to keep us alive or should I say lead us to a slow painful death.

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Osteoporosis Drugs, Like Fosamax May Increase Risk of Broken Bones in Some Women

If you are taking a class of drugs called bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, you may want to reconsider what you are taking. These type of drugs are supposed to make bones stronger, but now there’s mounting evidence that, for some women, taking these medications for more than five years could cause spontaneous fractures. The most common type of fractures as it relates to bone loss is that called the spinal vertebral compression fracture. A close second is the fracture of the thigh bone called the femur.

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Can Your Dog Detect Cancer?

Dogs have developed a greater sense of smell a millions stronger than man and research has discovered that they are able to sense the oder given off in the breath and sweat glands of humans who truly have cancer.  In January, a study published in the British journal Gut said that a specially-trained 8-year-old black Labrador retriever named Marine had detected colorectal cancer 91 percent of the time when sniffing patients’ breath, and 97 percent of the time when sniffing stool.

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