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When Yvette Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic, was living in Jamaica as a child, the value of chiropractic care was literally “brought home” to her. Her mother was suffering from muscle spasms so severe that they made it extremely difficult for her to walk. Nothing seemed to help. The local chiropractor her mother visited explained that her treatment could go no further due to his limited equipment, and recommended that the family move to the states where better equipment was available. (read more…)
Owner and founder of Wildlife Geeks, Chuck Alberding, has always been an animal lover. Although he didn’t grow up on a farm, his parents’ five-acre Florida home was host to horses, goats, pigs, peacocks, and a variety of other animals.
Chuck says his whole family was “into” animals and tells the story of presenting his mother with a baby skunk on her 50th birthday. “She named her Camie and would take her to church in a sort of cage/pouch. My mom had Camie for 12 years,” remembers Chuck. (read more…)
Warning Must Be Disclosed on Weed Killer
A Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan has ruled that the state of California will require Monsanto to place a cancer warning label on the company’s Roundup weed killer. (read more…)
Benefit of Consuming Low-Inflammatory Foods
The importance of calcium for bone health in women is widely known. Now a new study suggests that a diet of foods considered low-inflammatory, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, may help reduce bone loss and fracture risk. Researchers from Ohio State University calculated the dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 160,191 participants using data from the Women’s Health Initiative clinical trials’ baseline food frequency questionnaires. (read more…)
Being Sedentary Associated with Shorter Telomere Lengths
Getting off the couch and just moving may help slow the aging process in women that do not lead active lifestyles. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego measured the telomere lengths of white blood cells in 1,481 women between the ages of 64 and 95. Telomere lengths are a measure of aging within genes. After adjusting for other health and lifestyle factors, the researchers found that the women with less physical activity had shorter telomere lengths than those with more active lifestyles.