All diseases begin in the gut” said Hippocrates (father of modern medicine) a long time ago and modern science confirms that all aspects of health even right down to your mood can be influenced by your gut health.
There are few conditions that can impair your quality of life the way arthritis can. Literally, the term arthritis means “joint swelling.” As the condition worsens, it prevents you from participating in activities of daily living and robs you of the simple pleasures of life.
There’s no question that pain can make everyday activities more difficult, but when the pain is in your back, it may also limit your mobility and can become debilitating. Up to 25% of Americans are affected by back pain every year. Lower back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, muscle or ligament injuries, fibromyalgia, and spinal cord injuries are common causes of back pain sending patients to their doctors every day.
The blossoming of flowers, the splash of color, and warming of the temperatures herald the coming of spring, which is always welcome after a stark cold winter season. Unfortunately, springtime is peak allergy season in the US. Allergies rank 5th among the leading chronic diseases affecting the US with more than half the population (55%) testing positive for one or more allergens.
Superfoods!! As the name suggests, they are packed with healthy nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that fortify your body against deadly heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and stroke. They also improve your strength, stamina, and vitality making you feel like a real-life superhero. “So, where can you find these superfoods?” you might ask. Not surprisingly, most superfoods can be found at your local supermarket. Here is a list of some superfoods and the reasons why they are super:
For most people sweating is a cause for social embarrassment and given a choice, they would rather not sweat at all. But did you know according to research studies the fitter you are, the more you sweat!
Diabetes is a serious medical condition characterized by high blood sugar levels for which no cure currently exists. The good news is identifying early symptoms of diabetes and making the necessary changes to your lifestyle may help prevent the progression of the disease allowing you to effectively manage your condition.
Breast cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer diagnosed among women in the US. Fortunately, the number of deaths associated with this condition have been decreasing steadily due to the significant advances in the treatments as well as the breast cancer awareness programs that have made it possible to diagnose breast cancer at an early stage when the chances of a positive treatment outcome are the highest.
Yes. Physical therapy can not only alleviate your joint pain, but substantially improve quality of life whether you’re an elite-level athlete recovering from an injury or an older individual experiencing joint pain with routine activities of daily living.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that may occur in women during their childbearing years. It disrupts the secretion of the female hormones such as progesterone and estrogen which regulate the menstrual cycle, and causes increased secretion of androgens, which are male hormones that are normally secreted by the ovaries in very small quantities.