Our bodies don’t distinguish between the real stress of a physical danger like a near motor car accident or the self-inflicted stress of becoming anxious because of our thoughts, such as getting tense and upset about being late. Unchecked emotions and thoughts cause actual physiological change in our bodies taxing the endocrine system, and particularly [...]
The Institute of Functional Medicine defines this science-based medical approach as “an evolution in the practice of medicine that better meets the healthcare needs of the 21st Century.” Functional Medicine is a shift away from the traditional focus on treating an isolated set off symptoms to treating the whole person. The Functional Medicine practitioner takes [...]
Apples and Pears present different overweight risks Being over a healthy weight puts one at risk when it comes to the range of obesity-related conditions and diseases. Interestingly, body shape is a very reliable predictor of underlying clinical conditions. The primary overweight body shapes are the apple and the pear. Those described as apple-shaped have [...]
There are common misperceptions that whiplash only occurs immediately after a big, obvious trauma such as a car accident. Not true. While whiplash is a common result of car accidents, it can also happen as a consequence of any fall or a quick jarring motion of the neck in a relatively minor incident. Moreover, whiplash [...]
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9. The mattress A mattress that is too hard or too soft can precipitate or exacerbate mechanical back problems. If it’s too soft it doesn’t offer sufficient support, and if it’s too hard it doesn’t allow for the spinal contours resulting in stiffness and very achy joints. Ideal mattresses tend to be the ‘pocket spring’ [...]
Here’s a double bonus for this week.. 2 tips !! We’re getting there; only 2 to go after this.. 7. Undertake regular maintenance therapy Mechanical back problems are unfortunately not curable as they are related to lifestyle situations, e.g. stress, posture, lifting, carrying and driving, which are all things that are a part of life. [...]