Can Chiropractic Be Used On My Pets?

animal chiropracticYou hear a lot about people going to the chiropractor to relieve their pain and other conditions, but did you know that your pet can get those benefits as well? Chiropractic for pets has been steadily gaining in popularity and now some pet insurance policies even cover it. In the same ways that it helps human patients, it also helps animals, offering a less invasive, medication free way to manage their pain and correct many health issues, including arthritis and joint injuries. A number of pet owners claim chiropractic is not only great for their pets, but that their pets are excited to go to appointments and see their chiropractors.

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3 Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally

balancing hormones naturallyMany people have hormonal imbalances and don’t even realize it. Even with medical tests for abnormal thyroid function, it doesn’t always pick up on a thyroid that isn’t functioning as it should. The same goes for the adrenals. When they get overtaxed, the hormonal imbalance that follows can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are some very good natural remedies for hormonal imbalance.

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Sprain vs Strain: What’s the Difference?

sprain strainYou are out hiking and twist your ankle. It hurts, but you make it back to your car without much problem. You notice you have some swelling and it is sore, so you head home for some good, old fashioned R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation). You pass it off, saying, “Oh, it’s just a sprain.” However, when your doctor checks you out the next day, he tells you that it is “strained.” Sprain vs strain, what’s the difference?

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What Are Dermatomes and Myotomes?

dermatomes myotomesThe spinal cord and brain make up the central nervous system while the spinal nerves (branching to the spinal cord) and cranial nerves (branching to the brain) make up the peripheral nervous system. There are 31 sets of nerves that extend out of the spinal cord and are connected to it by the nerve root. Each nerve branches out about a half inch from the spinal cord before dividing into smaller branches. The dorsal rami are on the posterior side of the branch while the larger ventral rami are on the anterior side.

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3 Ways Cruciferous Vegetables Prevent Cancer

cruciferous vegetable prevent cancerVegetables are part of a healthy diet; they contain many vitamins and minerals. Many are rich in fiber as well. However, research has given us even more reasons to pile those veggies on our plates. Several studies show that certain types of vegetables, specifically those known as cruciferous vegetables, have certain properties that could make them effective in preventing cancer.

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