Sciatica Risk Runs in Families

Scientists have discovered an additional risk factor for developing sciatic pain: your genes. Though researchers suspected that genes play a role in this often debilitating back problem, a 2012 study examined the impact of familial history on the risk of lumbar disc disease, which frequently causes sciatica. A


Fosamax is a drug commonly prescribed to osteoporosis and cancer patients to prevent bone loss. It is a drug of the bi-phosphonate type, which is the same chemical poison in household bathroom cleaners used to remove soap scum from bathtubs. Side effects include

Why Nurse Your Baby

Nursing contracts the uterus after birth, preventing hemorrhage, and allowing it to return to its original size quickly. Nursing provides colostrum for the baby the first few days after birth. This is a thick yellow substance that is full of antibodies to help protect the

Early Sport Specialization Not Recommended

Early age sports specialization is common because many believe it leads to athletic success, but a U.S. expert says it can have the opposite effect. Parents and coaches contribute to the problem when they pressure children to specialize and encourage year-round training, according to says

Medical vs. Holistic

Holistic care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability--not by adding something to the system--but by removing anything that might interfere with normal function, trusting that the body would know what to do if nothing were interfering with it. Standard medical care, on the

Salt is Good for You

AUTHOR: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Scottish Doctor and author of “The Great Cholesterol Con” One of the most pervasive and stupid things that we are currently told to do is to reduce salt intake. This advice has never been based on controlled clinical studies, ever. Yet, as with

Maternity Care and Chiropractic

Chiropractic care should be a significant part of every woman's pregnancy. The pregnant woman produces a hormone called relaxin, which causes her ligaments to loosen to help her baby pass through the pelvic basin during birth. But these loose ligaments make it hard for her

Chiropractic Treatment for Dizziness

A recent case study suggests that chiropractic adjustments may alleviate chronic dizziness associated with neck pain.1 A 29 year old man had been suffering from cervicogenic dizziness for 10 years. His dizziness developed in his 20s after a lifetime of neck and back pain as a

About the Webster Technique

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body's ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system--the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create

5 Migraine Treatments to Avoid

At least five of the most common medical treatments for migraines are unnecessary and potentially risky, argued the American Headache Society (AHS) in the November/December issue of the journal Headache. After performing a meta-analysis of the research and consensus of its members, the AHS recommended that