Reversing a Rising Tide of Chronic Conditions by Ronica A. O’Hara The statistics are startling—as many as a quarter to one half of American children now have a diagnosed chronic condition, according to studies that include one in Academic Pediatrics that includes obesity. Over the last few decades, the number of children with asthma has tripled to affect one in eight; those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have doubled to one in 10; and autism diagnoses have increased at least 10-fold, to affect one in 50 (one in 31 boys).
Integrative Approaches Enhance Healing by Marlaina Donato Modern chiropractors are often seen primarily as pain specialists, yet their care can encompass much more. While the common focus is better health through spinal manipulation, the origins of chiropractic are manifold. Typical approaches for structural issues and injuries include spinal adjustments, therapeutic ultrasound and heat therapy, but some practitioners also embrace nutrition.
Inside/Out Fitness and Wellness Center has expanded its offerings to include AmpCoil PEMF therapy, a form of sound therapy for controlling chronic pain that works with magnetic energy. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) for treatment of broken bones, severe depression and postoperative pain and swelling.
Enlighten Wellness Emporium is now offering BrainTap, a tool to help overcome the ill effects of sympathetic (“fight or flight”) dominance in the autonomic nervous system. BrainTap creates a symmetry of sound frequencies, light synchronization and SMT (Self Mastery Technology) so you can rid yourself of negative self-talk to achieve life goals. “This technology is a safe, natural
Michelle Brewer, MLT (medical lab technician), has been hired as the new office manager for LivingWell Integrative Healthcare, in Easley. Brewer, who graduated from Easley High School, has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University. She is married with three children, and her hobbies include boating and fishing with family on Lake Keowee.
How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.
Improves Glucose Levels In a study that offers hope for people with Type 2 diabetes, Rutgers University researchers have shown that a diet high in diverse fibers promotes the growth of certain gut bacteria, leading to improved blood glucose control, increased insulin production and improved
Sugary Drinks Reduce Likelihood of Pregnancy Women that drink one or more sugary sodas a day are 25 percent less likely each month to become pregnant. Men drinking the same amount are 33 percent less likely each month to father a child. Boston University School of Medicine researchers studied 1,045 men and 3,828 women that were tested for a period up to 12 menstrual cycles. Energy drinks had an even greater fertility-lowering effect than sugar-laden drinks; fruit juices and diet sodas had little impact.
Healthy Foods Provide Protection In a five-year study published in The Journal of Urology of 2,000 older Spanish men, those following a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil that was low in juices had a significantly lower risk
Needed for Proper Absorption Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on nutrient-poor diets, reports a research review in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.