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July 15th, 2014
Most associate the need for chiropractic treatment with individuals suffering from chronic back or neck pain, muscle spasms, and other musculoskeletal disorders. But can this treatment also benefit women struggling with infertility, or increase the odds of pregnancy for those trying to conceive? A number of studies involving chiropractic care on women who had been diagnosed with infertility say yes.
What is involved in chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic care primarily focuses on the nervous system of the body. During a treatment session the chiropractor [...]
July 14th, 2014
According to the American Heart Association, atherosclerosis is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis is when plaque builds up in the artery walls, restricting blood flow. When the plaque manages to completely stop blood flow, this will cause a heart attack. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent cardiovascular disease, even as you age.
As you may know, sleep deprivation is a very rampant problem. Many people know that lack of sleep causes concentration problems, but few [...]
June 27th, 2014
If you’re thinking about working as a machine operator in the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) industry, there’s no time like the present. The BLS predicts job growth of between 7 to 8% in the CNC industry in the next decade1, with rapid advancements in machine automation technology quickly fueling demand for highly skilled CNC machine operators. If you pride yourself on your mechanical aptitude, have a solid understanding of CNC fundamentals and possess incisive analytical skills – it’s time to [...]
June 20th, 2014
You go to the doctor and he orders a MRI. Just hearing that sends chills down your spine…you think the worst! Actually, a MRI is a test that can find out exactly what is causing your symptoms and it’s a great tool for your doctor to treat your problem.
A MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It’s a way to see inside the body without any incisions being made.
MRI is a medical tool that is only a couple of [...]
June 12th, 2014
If you are experiencing pain in your heel(s), you know it can be anything from annoying to debilitating. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Fortunately, there are some simple home remedies that will help treat this condition.
What is plantar fasciitis?
The plantar ligament provides arch support. It extends from your heel to the ball of your foot. If this ligament is subjected to repeated stress and strain it can become inflamed at the point where [...]
May 29th, 2014
It seems like more and more people are suffering from allergies these days, and not just outdoor allergens like pollen, dust, and dander, but food allergies as well. The most common seem to be with peanuts, tree nuts, milk, gluten, and eggs.
The scariest thing about allergies is that if they run in your family, they aren’t just specific to one allergen. In other words, if a child’s parents both suffer from peanut allergies, that doesn’t mean the child will [...]
May 28th, 2014
Orthopedic surgery is surgery that performed on a person’s bones and joints, the nerves that serve them and the ligaments, tendons and muscles that support them. Because this bodily system is so extensive, a lot of orthopedic surgeons specialize in one area. Some surgeons are specialists in disorders of the feet while others concentrate on the neck, the shoulders, the hip or the knee. Others specialize in sports injuries or the musculoskeletal disorders that affect elderly people.
Medical students who [...]
Inheriting Our Views
It’s no surprise to anyone that we inherit physical traits from our parents, even mannerisms, but we also pick up a great number of beliefs and unconscious assumptions from our parents. And that extends to body image. If your parents constantly tear down our bodies, or their own bodies, you begin to view bodies that same way. What if we taught children that each body is different, and each is amazing in its own right?
Foods as Friends
The stereotypical body image disorders are inextricably tied to food. Anorexics don’t eat enough, and bulimics purge whatever they do. The psychology of these disorders turns out to be complex, but no one denies an unhealthy relationship to food. Our bodies need the nutrients in foods, not just the calories, and we should listen to our bodies, and eat a balanced diet, as well as indulge once in a while.
But What About Women?
I'm not trying to discount the experiences of women. Women have been scrutinized based on their appearances for the entirety of our media-saturated culture’s existence (and long, long before), and men have never faced that kind of pressure. However, the core issue is the same: learning to appreciate our bodies in healthy ways. There’s no reason we can’t help each other. I simply want to provide a specific place for men to feel they can go.