In my church, we are encouraged to fast (or refrain from eating and drinking) for a 24 hour period once a month. Generally, we hold this fast on the first Sunday of the month and each person can chose to participate or not. We do this for spiritual reasons, but the research in recent years have confirmed that there are definite health benefits from periodic fasting.
There are many ways to fast and lots of variety in the actual thing that is abstained from. According to Rachael Link, MS, RD in her July 30, 2018 article entitled 8 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed by Science on healthline.com, fasting is defined as “the abstinence from all or some foods or drinks for a set period of time” and “there are many different ways of fasting.” She continues, “In general, most types of fasts are performed over 24–72 hours.” … More Is Fasting Beneficial?
Why does my shoulder hurt?
Lately, I’ve been seeing a number of patients with shoulder pain. I am not what you would call a “Sports Chiropractor”, but I have found myself with a lot of patients who have sports related injuries/ conditions. These are not professional athletes, but people who exercise/ workout on a regular basis. They come in with neck & back pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain, hand/ wrist pain, elbow pain, and shoulder pain. The patients with shoulder pain often have problems that are, at least partly, caused by poor posture and improper form while doing exercises. … More Why does my shoulder hurt?
“But what is curcumin and why do I need it?” you ask. Well, I asked the same thing when I began to read this fascinating article from Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz at Designs for Health. Fortunately, he didn’t leave us guessing: “There are only a few natural products that have demonstrated as wide a range of protective … More Turmeric Has the Curcumin You Need
In keeping with the theme of vitamins, we are looking at a study related to vitamin A and the connection it may have with cognitive development and the later risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. In the article entitled “Roots of Alzheimer’s disease can extend as far back as the womb”, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that suggests … More Vitamin A and Alzheimer’s
Here is another important vitamin you don’t want to ignore. A vitamin B12 deficiency could be at the root of your dizziness, fatigue, forgetfulness, and more. If you suspect that you have a deficiency, the next problem is, what do you do about it. Sometimes changes in diet are enough, but often supplementation is necessary to overcome the effects of a deficiency. However, finding good and effective supplements can be … More Could you have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Lutein is a non-provitamin A carotenoid. This means that it isn’t converted into Vitamin A in your body as other carotenoids, like the well known beta-carotene, are. Instead, Lutein is able to pass from the blood into the brain and also into the eyes, where it has some very interesting benefits:
“Lutein concentrates in the lens and retina, where it helps to absorb blue light and limit the amount of blue light reaching the underlying structures involved in vision, thereby … More Lutein, protecting your eye health