6/30/2015

Wow, Who Knew Coconut Oil Was So Good For You...



That's right there are so many benefits.  Not only is it great to cook with, it smells nice, and tastes good.  I actually use it when cooking popcorn, it has a higher burn temperature and works great.  I've also been using it for an occasional massages - it's actually helped get rid of scars, and darkens my hair!

Besides these superficial things, it's been shown to reduce some cancer and improve your heart as well as digestion.  I'm sure there are other benefits too!

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6/18/2015

Neck Stretches for Pain Relief

I recently saw this article on yahoo.  It had some great neck stretches we don't always use.

1. Seated Neck Release
2. Seated Clasping Neck Stretch
3. Behind The Back Neck Stretch
4. Grounded Tipover Tuck
5. Seated Heart Opener
6. Bridge

I could explain each one but this article has a nice write-up and pictures for each one!

6/04/2015

What Am I Looking At On My XRay?

Lumbar XRay Normal -



Lumbar XRays Abnormal -



So you can see on the abnormal versus the normal, the AP view shows the spine is not straight up and down like it should be. On the lateral picture we should have a smooth flowing elliptical curve (that's like the curve of an oval vs. a circle). we also will see defined edges on the normal picture instead of jagged edges or bone spurring as on the abnormal. We also will see clear and fairly even throughout disc spaces on a normal lumbar xray. Do you see the clear differences in the normal and abnormal picture? Visit Arc4life.com for your online selection of cervical support neck pillows, orthopedic pain relief products and Home traction units. Products for pain relief. Add to Technorati Favorites Delicious Bookmark this on Delicious Stumble It!

5/22/2015

Neck Pain In The Car...

Have you ever noticed how taxi drivers very still. I have a family member who is driver and I must say he always seems so relaxed and in control behind the wheel. They don't even flinch. Whereas I'm turning my head, my body, even both to look here, there, blind spots, you name it.

I guess if you're a driver and you move around a lot, there's a greater chance you can throw something out of whack. More alarming is having a horrible posture that you do everyday in the car; your body will start to conform to that posture. You know, that posture where you have a low right shoulder, that arm on the gear shift, and the left shoulder high with that arm up on the steering wheel.

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5/14/2015

Coffee Prevents Liver Cancer

One big bonus is that coffee tends to have a diuretic effect. This is good because it flushes one out. With many it seems to flush things out both ways too. This is the body greeting rid of waste. With any disease process, these harmful waste products tend to build up. This takes the body well out of its equilibrium for an extended period of time, and allows a breakdown somewhere.

It helps to clean the kidneys out in the same fashion as well. You often hear about individuals doing a special kidney and liver cleanse which will include possibly some vitamins or minerals and a flushing out scenario.

Researchers in Italy discovered that coffee consumption appears to cut cancer risk by 40% and three cups per day may reduce it by 50%. Let me just say that coffee has always been a good thing, no matter what anyone says, packed with antioxidants, it does much more good than harm...

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5/06/2015

When I Gave Up Sugar...

A Study showed us that sugar is more addictive than cocaine and morphine. That's a bit scary, but if you think about the people you know who need their sugar fix.

Sugar is Involved in almost most disease processes, in fact cancer feeds on it. 
What about Diabetes? You can end type II by stopping sugar. Of course it's so addicting, many can't do that, they just take the medication.
 I myself stopped it in coffee so long ago I can't even remember when, nor do I like it in my morning cup.
Feel like you need that sugary snack; have a natural sugar or something else.  Maybe cheese, cold cuts, peanuts, carrots, celery...  
You probably weren't aware that we didn't normally have sweet dessert until well into 1600s...

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4/29/2015

What Should My Neck Look Like?

A picture can be worth a thousand words...

Normal Neck


















Not Normal


Notice the smooth curve, and nice defined edges of the bones on the first picture. The second one shows misalignment, arthritis...









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