2017 Sep 3

High Carbohydrate Intake Associated with Higher Death Risk

By |2017-09-03T17:28:32-04:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on High Carbohydrate Intake Associated with Higher Death Risk

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 |2017-08-15T13:40:10-04:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy Living – The Solution for Poor Health

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 |2017-06-23T09:07:10-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fruits for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

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 |2017-06-18T21:25:38-04:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Massage Therapy in Children with Asthma

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 |2017-01-07T16:24:44-05:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

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 |2016-12-28T21:09:52-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Feed Your Destiny and Fight Pain

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 |2016-12-16T20:49:12-05:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Spices for Prevention and Treatment of Cancers

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 [...]

2016 Dec 15

Physical activity for prevention of cardiovascular disease

By |2016-12-15T09:00:12-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Exercise, Sports|Comments Off on Physical activity for prevention of cardiovascular disease

"Three-quarters of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases could be prevented with adequate changes in lifestyle, including increased daily physical activity. New evidence confirms that there is an inverse dose-response relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular disease and mortality risk. However, participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity may not fully attenuate the independent effect of [...]

2016 Dec 13

Massage Therapy Gift Certificates Available

By |2016-12-13T11:47:34-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , |Comments Off on Massage Therapy Gift Certificates Available

Give someone (or yourself) the gift of a massage this holiday season. Gift certificates for a 1 hour massage are available for only $45 until the end of December. Call 937-456-4555 or stop by the office to pick them up. Massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term [...]

2016 Dec 11

The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol

By |2016-12-11T23:42:15-05:00December 11th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol

Resveratrol and other grape ingredients, as well as whole-grape products, have shown considerable promise in health promotion and disease management. Resveratrol is primarily found in grapes and red wine, in addition to some plants and fruits, such as peanuts, cranberries, pistachios, blueberries and bilberries. Resveratrol provides a wide range of benefits, including cardiovascular protective, antiplatelet, antioxidant, [...]

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