It's that time of year again. The time of year where sniffles, snot, and sneezes are all too prominent. Fall time is known as flu time. While the temperature is dropping, fevers are spiking. Don't get stuck in the same rut as last year; feeling tired and queasy. Most people seem to think that getting sick is inevitable this time of year, but it doesn't have to be. There are many ways you can help your body fight off the bacteria and viruses associated with not only the fall flu but illness' all year long.
The decision to get a pet usually stems from a desire to have a companion at home. Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides more than just companionship, however. These furry friends can give you a clean bill of health. Most dog owners believe their beloved four-legged canines make their lives better, and according to science, there are many way they can indeed increase your longevity.
Being born is tough work, there are a lot of pressures and forces being exerted onto your baby during their journey into the world. A current study demonstrated that 90% of newborns suffered misalignments and associated strain through the neck and cranial areas following birth. Left uncorrected, these misalignments continue to impact the baby's spinal growth and development, reducing the healthy function of their nervous system.
Do you feel like you start your day ready to give it your all? Many people come to work thinking that it is going to be a 'bad' day, and then it goes downhill from there. So by mid-morning, they are at 50 percent or less from an outlook/attitude standpoint. I find that if you start your day at 100 percent-plus, then if things do go awry, you may only drop to 90 percent or 80 percent, which is a lot better than life in the 40 percent range.
Today we find more parents bringing their children to chiropractors for day-to-day health concerns we're all familiar with: colds, sore throats, ear infections, fevers, colic, asthma, tonsillitis, allergies, bed-wetting, infections, pains, falls, stomach-aches, and the hundred and one little and big things children go through as they grow up.
Back pain is something that we tend to relate to adults, however it is not uncommon among children and teens either. In a new and disturbing trend, young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
Looking for a way to use up some of your summer produce? How can you go wrong with all of these yummy and healthy ingredients? You won't even miss meat here because the taste is very well-balanced and rich. Just imagine, tangy bell peppers, sweet grilled corn, fresh succulent tomatoes, rich earthy black beans, zesty red onions and scallions meet creamy avocado dressing spiced with cumin and acidified by freshly squeezed tangy lime juice.
Water is crucial to our overall health and biological make up and our lives depend on it. We could actually survive longer without food than we could without water. Yet in spite of its importance, many people still neglect the health benefits of water. Every function within our bodies in some way or some form requires water.
Our world is filled with communication and distraction. We have become a culture of 6 second videos and one minute sound bytes. We are being trained to react to the newest, loudest, catchiest thing. As a result one of our most valuable relationship skills is suffering.Listening is a skill that takes time to master. And once mastered needs to be done repeatedly in the present mind.
We, as humans, spend most of our time concerned with the routine of daily living. We worry, plan, work, drive, eat, sit, talk. Most of the time we do all of this without any depth of thought. We have done them for so long that they have become a part of our habitual memory. Unfortunately our health can also become habitual, that is until an injury or illness occurs.