2017 Oct 8

Physical Inactivity in Chronic Diseases

By |2017-10-08T09:14:11+00:00October 8th, 2017|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Would it surprise you to know that physical inactivity is an actual contributing cause to at least 35 unhealthy conditions, including the majority of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.?  Well, it is true. Importantly, physical inactivity, itself, often plays an independent role as a direct cause of speeding the losses of [...]

2017 Sep 10

Welcome Back Cindy Schneider, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist

By |2017-09-10T16:35:12+00:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: Occupational Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cindy Schneider, OTR/L Please help us welcome back to Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center, Cindy Schneider, OTR/L - an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Health and Wellness for most of her career. She will be joining us later this month. Her philosophy is based on Holistic Health. She uses “hands on [...]

2017 Sep 8

Chiropractic and Manual Therapy for Tension Headache

By |2017-09-08T21:04:59+00:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manual therapy consisting of spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, or exercise is more effective than medication in the short term and as effective as medication long-term for muscle tension-type headaches. One of the most common physical interventions for headache management is manual therapy (MT) including chiropractic adjustments or 'spinal manipulation', joint and spinal mobilization, therapeutic [...]

2017 Sep 3

High Carbohydrate Intake Associated with Higher Death Risk

By |2017-09-03T17:28:32+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A study published a few days ago in the Lancet found that high carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, fats including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were associated with lower risk of total mortality and stroke.  The authors note that current guidelines recommend a low fat diet (<30% of energy) and [...]

2017 Aug 15

Healthy Living – The Solution for Poor Health

By |2017-08-15T13:40:10+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease...The chronic disease crisis we currently face must be addressed in rapid fashion. Cardiovascular (CV) and pulmonary diseases, diabetes as well as several forms of cancer are leading causes of poor health and death around the world. These conditions have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals, [...]

2017 Jun 23

Fruits for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

By |2017-06-23T09:07:10+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet comprises a mixture of food compounds that have a significant influence on human health. Accumulating population based studies have indicated that consuming fruits is inversely related to the risk of CVDs.  Important experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and [...]

2017 Jun 18

Massage Therapy in Children with Asthma

By |2017-06-18T21:25:38+00:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

According to a new scientific review, from Chinese authors, massage therapy can help asthma and significantly improve pulmonary function in children. The authors of the study evaluated the efficacy of massage, a traditional treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine on children with asthma.  Fourteen studies with 1299 patients were included in the meta-analysis. Compared with [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By |2017-01-07T16:24:44+00:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]

2016 Dec 28

Feed Your Destiny and Fight Pain

By |2016-12-28T21:09:52+00:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We see in practice every day that lifestyle is related to pain - and fortunately this means that there is much that can be done to reduce pain without drugs or surgery. The latest findings on the role of nutrition and nutraceuticals, microbiome, obesity, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin supplementation as key elements in modulating [...]

2016 Dec 16

Spices for Prevention and Treatment of Cancers

By |2016-12-16T20:49:12+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

While prescription drugs have their value, we should not overlook the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of food. As an individual we consume food several times a day without a complete understanding of the scope of its qualities. As part of a daily diet, food plays a significant role in helping our bodies function at their [...]