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Medical Conditions Chiropractic Can Treat

June 15, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Medical Conditions Chiropractic Can Treat

Can Chiropractic Treat Medical Conditions? "Chiropractic deals with all the things that your body has to perform, how you drive, how you make a salad, how fast you can read and how well you can remember things." - Chiropractor Reggie Gold If your back, your shoulders or your neck hurts, you go to a chiropractor. But if your discomfort is health related, you make an appointment with a doctor of medicine...why is that? Because over ...

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Hypothyroidism Depression And Anxiety

May 15, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Hypothyroidism Depression And Anxiety

Could Your Depression Or Anxiety Be Caused By Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism? Do you struggle with chronic anxiety or depression that often prevents you from accomplishing everyday tasks or being involved in your regular activities? Anxiety and depression are considered mental health diseases that can build through years of experiences and genetics. But there can be another cause that many people aren't aware of, and therefore don't consider when going for treatment. Both anxiety and ...

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Medically Unknown Symptoms

April 13, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Medically Unknown Symptoms

What Do You Do When Your Symptoms Are Unknown And Can't Be Diagnosed? "It is difficult to describe how uncomfortable we as physicians feel when we have no idea what is wrong with a patient." - Brian Hodges, MD If it's difficult and uncomfortable for your physician that he/she can't tell you why you have certain symptoms, or help you cure what is wrong with you, then your discomfort has to be ...

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Healthy Longevity

March 14, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Healthy Longevity

The Key To A Healthy Longevity - I Am...Not I Should "Remember that there's no longevity in "should." - Melissa Steinus What are you doing to increase the longevity of your life? Is it all in your genes or do you play a part in how long you live? I think they are both involved in your life expectancy. In fact, a recent study led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ...

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Dangers Of Sitting

February 17, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Dangers Of Sitting

When Is Sitting Dangerous To Your Health? STOP! Before you read any further, are you sitting down? If you are, take note of how you're sitting. Are you sitting up straight, or are you slouching? Many people say they like to slouch because they feel more comfortable than sitting straight. When in fact, your body is actually more comfortable when you are practicing good posture, which means that your body is correctly aligned and ...

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Smartphone Effects On Body

January 11, 2022 By Michael Taggart

Smartphone Effects On Body

What Effects Do Smartphones Have On Your Body? What is one of today's modern conveniences that most people would say they can't live without? If you're like about 77% of the population of the United States (statistic according to the Pew Research Center) you will probably say your smartphone. Just look around you, people, kids and adults, are walking and texting, eating and following social media, playing games, talking on their phones ...

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Inflammation And Common Diseases

December 9, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Inflammation And Common Diseases

Inflammation...The Leading Cause Of Many Common Diseases "No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." - Moses Maimonides Chronic Inflammation, while not necessarily the cause of all chronic diseases, is at the core of many, and will make all chronic diseases worse. Some of the difficult and common diseases that are known to have inflammation at their core include:  Diabetes Rheumatoid Arthritis Asthma Heart Disease Cancer Alzheimer's ...

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Brain Inflammation Connected To Depression

November 11, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Brain Inflammation Connected To Depression

How Brain Inflammation Is Connected To Depression " Depression is the  most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced...It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different." - J.K. Rowling Inflammation isn't found ...

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Acid Reflux Causes

October 12, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Acid Reflux Causes

What Could Be Causing Your Acid Reflux And Indigestion? Acid reflux is a condition that many people suffer with, and it is often recurring or chronic. It occurs when gastric fluid (the acid content of the stomach) flows back up into the esophagus. Its symptoms are: Heartburn or acid indigestion - a burning pain that moves from your stomach to your chest, and sometimes your throat. Dyspepsia - stomach discomforts such as: upper abdominal pain, bloating, burping ...

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Treating Chronic Inflammation

July 11, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Treating Chronic Inflammation

How To Create A Plan To Treat Chronic Inflammation There are 2 types of inflammation: Acute Inflammation - which is caused by and necessary for your body to survive injuries, illness, and infection. It works quickly once an infection starts and typically lasts a relatively short time, as it fights to help heal your body. Chronic inflammation - which is not needed for your health and well-being, is inflammation (usually low-grade), that, if not treated, can last ...

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