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Condition of the Week: Osteoporosis

Category: Wellness

The term Osteoporosis translates to “porous bone”. This disease occurs when the body is unable to make new bone as fast as it is breaking down old bone. This leads to fragile and porous bones that fracture easily. The population most affected by this condition are women and men over the age of 65.

Research has shown that testing for osteoporosis is currently ineffective. In many cases, the tests are not able to predict the risk of falls and/or fractures, leading to...

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Marijuana Moms

Category: Maternal Health

Publisher Donald Peterson Jr. of DYNAMICCHIROPRACTIC.COM in the October 2018 edition wonders if “history is repeating itself” with the increase in pregnant women using marijuana. He wonders if it might lead to another epidemic like the one Thalidomide caused in the 50’s and 60’s. A 2016 study shows an almost 44% increase in use of marijuana by pregnant women in the U.S. as compared to 2015 – that’s almost 1 in 20 mothers. The increase is rooted in...

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Depression Alternatives

Category: Wellness

In the book Change Your Brain Change Your Life Daniel Amen notes that when it comes to depression exercise can be just as effective and with time more effective than antidepressants.* On page 109 he also notes that “(t)here is a powerful connection between food and mood. Inflammation promoting diets are associated with depression and dementia, while anti-inflammatory diets are associated with improved mood, memory, and energy.”

*Blumenthol JA, Babyak MA, Moore KA,...

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Meds Cause Neuropathy

Category: Wellness

When Neurotoxic Medications Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

 Gregory Cofano, (2018, October). When Neurotoxic Medications Cause Peripheral Neuropathy. DYNAMICCHIROPRACTIC.COM, P. 12, 21.

Forty Million people in the U. S. suffer from some form of peripheral neuropathy. The causes stem from systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disorders, side effects from medications, toxic exposures, infections, and hereditary diseases. Each...

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Insulin Resistance and Osteoporosis

Category: Wellness

Dr. James Chestnut in his book Innate Fitness and Spinal Hygiene discusses how hyperinsulinemia causes large amounts of magnesium and calcium to be excreted in the urine. 

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