Medicine or Malarkey: Does the R.I.C.E. Method Help Muscle or Other Soft Tissue Injuries?

For as long as we can remember, injuries like sprains, strains and muscle aches were often treated with the R.I.C.E. method — rest, ice, compression and elevation. But, is this the best way to treat these aches and pains? Well, the answer is a bit murky.

In fact, experts are now questioning the R.I.C.E.

Type II Diabetes: Is Prevention Possible?

Each year, World Diabetes Day takes place on Nov. 14 to coincide with the discovery of insulin. The original purpose of this commemorative date was to serve as a “globally celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes.”

Awareness, however, is no longer a problem.

In the United States alone, more than 34 million people have diabetes–that’s more than the entire population of Texas.

Heart Disease is in Your Future!

The statistics on heart disease in America are frightening.  As a society we have been avoiding the truth that heart disease continues to escalate despite pouring billions of dollars into research, medications, medical testing, and the search for the “cure.”  Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S. and now claims 910,000 American lives every year. 

Fighting Cancer with Food

Cancer, in its various forms, costs the United States more than $76 billion each year. This amount has been officially deemed a “substantial burden” on the economy by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

According to a 2004 study, nearly $61 billion is spent on direct costs. These costs include doctor visits, lab tests,

Cost of Diabetes

The total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2012 is $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity.

The largest components of medical expenditures are:

  • hospital inpatient care (43% of the total medical cost),
  • prescription medications to treat complications of diabetes (18%),

Why Does My Back Hurt?

It’s been said that if you haven’t had back pain, just wait, because (statistically) some day you will! The following list is a list of “causes” that can be easily “fixed” to reduce your risk for a back pain episode.

  1. MATTRESS: Which type of mattress is best? The “short answer”: there is no single mattress (style or type) for all people,

Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Are you currently pregnant or thinking about having a baby soon? If you answered yes to either question, hopefully you are also seeing a chiropractor. A woman’s body goes through countless changes while pregnant, not only hormonally, but also posturally and bio-mechanically. Low back pain is almost imminent during pregnancy; chiropractic care offers a non-invasive,

Can Chiropractic Prevent Disease?

October 11, 2012 by Chirotrust

Chiropractors most commonly treat musculoskeletal system (MSK) injuries and conditions such as sprains and strains arising from slips and falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, or simply over doing it. In fact, in today’s world, the use of manipulation in the management of biomechanical disorders of the spine is regarded as a “mainstream”

Cancer Killers: Identifying Cancer Culprits in Your Diet

The foods we put into our grocery carts affect far more than just our waistline. Choosing nutrient-dense foods plays a lifelong role in the health of our skin, the purity of our internal organs, and our susceptibility to cancer. Clean eating creates resiliency in the body and can be easily incorporated into any diet without breaking the bank or consuming too much time.