March 2014

 

Back Pain Statistics - American Chiropractic Association

By The American Chiropractic Association, March 30, 2014

The American Chiropractic Association’s website is a good resource for people with back pain. Not surprisingly, there’s an emphasis on the benefits of chiropody along with a search function for finding a local practitioner, but they also offer very helpful information for back pain sufferers.

Sports Players: Prevent Back Pain By Warming Up

By The University of Maryland Medical Center, March 30, 2014

The University of Maryland Medical Center has an excellent collection of health-related material that’s available on their website, including a particularly good assortment of articles on back pain. One of these pages is entitled “Back Pain and Sports”

Tags: sports ,  back pain ,  golf ,  warm up ,  aerobic

How Does the Lymph System Work?

By Lymph Notes and the National Institute of Health, March 30, 2014

Below are links to two different articles which describe how the lymphatic system functions. The first is from a very interesting website called “Lymph Notes,” and the second is from the National Institute of Health.

Tags: lymph ,  lymphatic ,  NIH

Exercise Dramatically Increases Lymph Flow

By Arthur C. Guyton and John E. Hall, March 30, 2014

The “Textbook of Medical Physiology” is one of the the most respected and widely used textbooks for medical students. It’s popularity is due to the fact that it’s packed with an enormous amount of complex, technical information about human physiology, but it’s written so well, and phrased so clearly, that it’s accessible to people who may be new to the subject.

Tags: lymphatic ,  lymph

Exercise Boosts Your Immune System

By National Institute of Health, March 28, 2014

“Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.” The National Institute of Health The above quotation, used on our page about the immune system, is from an excellent article published by the National Institute of Health entitled, “Exercise and immunity.”

Exercise To Detox (Because Sweating Alone Won’t Do It)

By The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, March 28, 2014

Here are two compelling articles about detoxification. Both make the point that exercise, not simply sweating, is the way to purify your system.

What Exactly Is “The Immune System”?

By The Nemours Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, March 28, 2014

The immune system is the umbrella term for an extremely complex process which involves specialized cells, several major organs and a complicated set of biological procedures designed to rid us of toxins, waste, and to defend us from microscopic biological threats.

Clinical Trial Shows That Bouncing Stops Bone Loss

By Dr. Joachim H. Schulz, March 28, 2014

The trial was conducted by Dr. Joachim H. Schulz, who is a specialist in general medicine with additional training and expertise in naturopathy, diabetology and clinical nutrition. He has long-term clinical experience in surgery, cardiology, allergy and naturopathy and is Vice President of the Medical Society of Preventive Medicine and naturopathic therapies - Kneipp Medical Association.

NY Times: The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones

By New York Times, March 28, 2014

A terrific article by Gretchen Reynolds about the dangers of osteoporosis and what can be done to strengthen bones. Below is a passage from the article. the portion used on our webpage is in bold text. From: “The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones.” New York Times, November 11, 2009

Osteoporosis: Millions Have It And Millions More At Risk

By National Osteoporosis Foundation, March 28, 2014

National Osteoporosis Foundation is the preeminent organization in the United States for information and research regarding osteoporosis. Here is how they descrive themselves on their website: