Monthly Archive:: February 2015

Music Works Wonders

The full power of music has yet to be fully understood. There is evidence to suggest that music can improve learning and even neurologic function, particularly with how children speak and hear. One study is beginning to

Reduce Back Pain & Increase Disc

One of the traits of low back pain involves the loss of intervertebral disc height. The disc is the ligament between the bony vertebrae that acts as a shock absorber for the spine. As we age, our

Vitamin C for Skin Cancer?

An interesting study for the journal Frontiers in Oncology looked at the possible benefit of vitamin C for skin cancer. Researchers concluded that “our results suggest a possible epigenetic signature (cellular traits) of pharmacological doses of ascorbate

Low Vitamin D = Cardiovascular Disease

In research terms you will ordinarily hear studies talk about an “association” between two events. As an example, several studies have shown an association between low vitamin D and cardiovascular disease. This generally means there isn’t yet

How to Recover Faster from Low-Back Pain: Stay Active!

Low back pain patients who remain active are better off than those who are less active. Researchers evaluated how patients recovered from low back pain in relation to their activity levels. Some patients were advised to “stay active” despite

Essential Oils vs. Bacteria

The use of essential oils for health is becoming more popular, particularly with the growing concern over resistant bacteria. One study has demonstrated a positive association between the use of Lavender oil and bronchial asthma in lab

Breastfeeding Encourages Healthy Diet

An interesting study examined if any (partial) or exclusive breastfeeding as an infant had an impact of the eating habits of children when they turned six years old. The study found that “frequency of consumption of water,

Chiropractic Provides Quick Recovery in Spinal Degeneration Patients

Spinal degeneration occurs when your discs start to lose some of their fluids, sometimes causing it to leak out through any cracks that are in their outer layer, possibly creating a bulge or rupture in the disc