Reasons to See a Chiropractor

You might need the services of Columbus chiropractors more than you think. There are several instances where they are the only ones who can provide solutions to your health problems. Chiropractors treat individuals suffering from spine, neck, and limb pain.

Here are some of them:

Back and Neck Pain

Chiropractors employ a wide variety of techniques designed to eliminate pain in the neck, upper back, and lower back. They believe that spinal misalignments can cause the nervous system to function improperly, sending the wrong signals to different parts of the body and causing a host of ailments. Their methods promote structural wellness, so they’ll strive to not only do away with your discomfort, but also to enhance your overall wellbeing.

Pain, Numbness, or Tingling

The treatment of issues in extremities, such as the hands, feet, hips, and shoulders, has always been a major part of chiropractic care. A chiropractor will attempt to ease pressure on the affected nerves, preventing the need for surgery or strong medications.

Stress Relief

A professional chiropractic examination will assess the health of your nervous system to find out what’s wrong, and your chiropractor will subsequently attempt to restore your body’s balance. Many patients report reduced stress levels and increased energy after achieving proper spinal health.

What is great about getting treatment from chiropractors is that they reduce the need for pain medications and even prevent surgery.

When choosing a chiropractor, make sure you have talked to him in detail about your expectations and ask about anything that worries you or things you would like to know more about. Most chiropractors are popular for people who is suffering from sports injuries or those who are trying to recover from an accident. In fact, six to 12 percent of the American population sees a chiropractor each year! People have been slowly going back to holistic treatments or the natural method of healing.

How To Release Constipation

I figured with the holiday bingeing coming up this might come in handy. This and water resistant trade show tablecloth.

1. Stop Eating.

The more you eat, the more you are stuffing into your digestive tract. Give it a break!

2. Drink Green.

Nature has provided us with the perfect essentials for elimination with green juice!

3. Spinal Twists.

Deep forward bends and spinal twists are excellent ways to break up that tough mucoid plaque in your GI tract.

4. Bath in Epson Salt.

Epson salts help with your body’s detox process. Nice warm salty water on your stomach is total bliss for a full belly.

5. Child’s Pose.

Any pressure on your colon will stimulate blood flow, and therefore elimination. In child’s pose our whole torso is melting over our quadriceps creating a deep pressure in your gut.

Managing Sleep Apnea

Sleep is extremely important for one’s well being. The body needs to recharge itself after a long day at work and sleep is the only thing that can regenerate the body and restore it to its usual and fighting form for the next day.

This is the reason why sleep apnea is a serious problem.  Sleep apnea is a sleeping problem where an individual breathes shallowly when he sleeps or has one or more pauses in his breathing. More often than not, the pauses last from a few seconds to a minute or two. Also, it can happen for 30 minutes or more.
There is hope though. You can manage sleep apnea by doing these simple steps:
1. Proper eating and food choices. Most sleeping problems are traced to weight issues and it comes as no surprise that most overweight people suffer from sleep apnea.
2. Use anti-snoring devices. Consult your doctor before buying one.
3. Have a healthier lifestyle.

This should not be taken lightly. Your partner should be able to tell you if you snore or have lapses on breathing when you sleep. If you are, have yourself checked and treated. There are also associations like the American Sleep Apnea Association that can help you learn more about your problem, refer you to support and treatment.

Remedies for Fatty Liver

Remedies For Liver Disease


I have fatty liver. And I am just a young mother with two kids.

I need to do something about this.

As you can probably guess, I am obese and really need to lose weight.

Here are some more things I can do:

Exercise – 40 minutes 5 times a week

Spinach + Carrot Juice

Green Tea


Foods that increase mucus when you’re sick

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We’ve all had that annoying cough, the one that feels like there is something on your chest that you just have to cough up. It’s not pretty and it doesn’t feel great either. Colds can result in the production of excess mucus. Allergies, hay fever and even certain foods can also increase the amount of mucus produced. Phlegm is irritating as it can be difficult to deal with. If not dealt with early on it can become a source of potentially harmful bacteria. This can lead to things like chest infections. There are specific foods that you should be weary of when you have come down with a cold or flu. Stop mucus with a healthy diet.


Dairy foods include: milk, yoghurt, cheese and cream. The dairy food group has been identified as the primary source of mucus caused by food. They can cause thick phlegm in your throat that can be quite irritating. Almost like a slime that refuses to be moved. Consuming dairy whilst you are sick can make already existing mucus feel thicker. It can make it harder for existing mucus to thin and loosen. Try to avoid dairy when you are sick but of course you need it in your everyday diet for a source of calcium.


Animal products are high in protein and this can cause an increase of mucus in your throat. This includes pork, fish, poultry, eggs etc. Just like calcium, these products are fine to consume when you are in good health. Just be weary when you are feeling under the weather. Fish and poultry a couple of times a week are fine to consume but pork and red meat should be avoided if possible.


This food group should be kind of obvious. Things like lard, butter and omega-6 fatty acids should be avoided. Try replacing these items with flax, corn, sunflower, safflower and olive oil. Vegetable oils are good for you in more ways than one. They don’t cause the formation of thick mucus.

Grains and Nuts

Packeted nuts are sometimes covered in oil, this can be a problem. Go for the dry roasted selection, this should not cause a problem with mucus formation. The grain that you should be most weary of is processed wheat flour. It is known to be mucus causing. Breads, pasta, and processed cereals can cause sinus and chest congestion. Increase your consumption of barley, corn, buckwheat, millet and quinoa, which are dryer and do not produce a thick mucus.

These foods don’t have to be cut out of your diet completely. Some should be avoided when you are ill and others should only be a treat every now and then.

Sarah is a dietitian and love’s handing out advice online as she knows that millions of people are too afraid to come in and ask questions. By writing about topics she hopes that everyone understands that many people suffer similar problems.

Considering Liposuction

I need to be honest. If I can have an easy way out of losing weight, I’d take it. I want a weight loss method that’s easy, fast, effective and long-lasting. It sounds like such a tall order, right? Especially when I want “easy” and “fast” with the way I want to lose weight. My friends and I were discussing our weight struggles and I told them that if I had the money (and I know the doctor/surgeon performing), I would do liposuction CT in a heartbeat. I come from a medical background so I know that it is 1) safe and 2) effective.

Liposuction isn’t as scary as it sounds or looks in the pictures you might have seen on the Internet. Based from what I am familiar with, the procedure takes less than a day (and the whole “liposuction” an hour or so). Of course you need to be prepared for surgery and then recover from it – that’s what makes it seem long. After all, it is a surgery – you need to be put under anesthesia.

What happens is the surgeon marks areas of fat where he will insert a cannula, a think sucking tube. When you are asleep, he inserts it just under the skin (in the layers of fat, literally) and he sucks the fat out using a vacuum attached to the other end of the cannula. When the fat gets sucked out, the cells or adipose tissues are destroyed. This is why liposuction centers claims that the results are permanent. When the tissues or cells holding fat are no longer there, where will the fat go and be deposited the next time you eat? There is a disclaimer though. If you had liposuction done on your tummy, for example, your tummy won’t get big anymore but fats might migrate to untreated sections like your arms or thighs. The key here is to make sure you moderate what you eat after the liposuction.

I have seen one who recovered from liposuction. She had gauze pads on incision sites with pressure wraps – she had one done in her upper arms. Recovery depends on you. Your incision sites will leak of fats, water and a bit blood but it is manageable and usually gone in less than a week. You need to have wraps for more than a week though to allow your skin to stick to your visceral linings again (Remember the layer of fat has been removed and destroyed).

If you want to take fat off your body instantly and permanently, the procedure is an option. Take note that most surgeons don’t do the liposuction unless you are about a certain percentage overweight first, so try to lose first before going under the knife.

Tips for Choosing a Good Home and After Hours Medical Service

Leopold-110401-TS-05_475Are you feeling unwell? The medical clinic closed its doors hours ago and you’re feeling too sick to move, let alone Google 24 hour chemists. Mobile Doctors or After Hours Medical Services are picking up momentum, providing a bed-side service in the comfort of your own home. Get the treatment you need without the hassle of arranging transport, braving the public commute and flicking through magazines in a waiting room, watching everybody else and their germs.

What is an After Hours Medical Service (AHMS)?

After Hours Medical Services are comprised of dedicated doctors, providing treatment to ailing patients too sick to leave their homes or responding to pressing medical changes. Don’t worry, AFHMS doctors are qualified and experienced, working in clinic and private practices by day. They have the authority to prescribe medication for urgent medical circumstances, eliminating the suffering of their patients and providing peace of mind without the wait. Be aware however, a doctor will only medicate a patient for emergency situations and those that can wait until 9-6 trading hours.

What Do You Need?

AHMS are mainly dedicated to those stressful and pressing conditions which cannot wait until the next day; consider the symptoms you or your loved one is suffering, is it a pre-natal emergency? A psychological reaction or adverse revelation? Would you feel more comfortable with someone who can offer specific cultural sensitivity, such as Aboriginal health services? Before making your booking, assess the situation objectively and factor in what you need from your doctor.

Get Educated Now

We carry a list of numbers with us for security and contact reasons; we all know the number for emergency services like fire, police and ambulance from a young age. It is better to be forearmed than flocking around, looking for a number and solution when unwell, injured or upset. A basic Google search will reveal AHMS providers in your area; you may love your regular doctor, but they may not deliver this essential service. Check with a trust pharmacist for reliable recommendations, ask family and prepare an action plan, just in case.

Fees, Times & Details

We all hate waiting at the best of times, it can be particularly torturous in a sleepless, strung-out and ill state. Remember, your doctor must travel safely between locations and patients, influencing treatment times. When booking, ask for an estimated time of arrival and the exact treatment fee; nasty monetary surprises later on will only further irritate a stressful situation! After Hours Medical Services are a convenient, patient orientated solution outside regular trading hours, perfectly tailored to remote, immobile or seriously ill patients. With a little research and preparation, you will be ready to engage an AHMS doctor for sudden appointments. Always remember, if you are in a life threatening situation or are experiencing a medical emergency, call 000. Your life is in the best hands, managed by hospital professionals and the variety of resources available.

Parts Of Your Body That Cholesterol Affects


High cholesterol is a health condition that occurs when there is too much cholesterol in your blood. This condition can have an adverse effect on several parts of your body. Below are the parts of your body that can be adversely affected in people with high cholesterol:

The Arteries

High cholesterol can damage your arteries and cause a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis causes your arteries to harden. If atherosclerosis is left untreated, then an atheroma, or atherosclerotic plaque, will form. Atheroromas can rupture and lead to blood clots.

Your Heart

Studies have shown that people who have high cholesterol are twice as likely to develop heart disease as people with normal cholesterol levels. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, then your chances of developing heart disease will be even greater. Furthermore, high cholesterol can lead to a heart attack.

Your Brain

Untreated high cholesterol can lead to a stroke. A stroke is a condition that occurs when blood flow to the brain is impaired. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident. Inability to see, communicate normally and move one or more of the limbs are some of the many negative effects that can result from a stroke. It is also important to note that strokes can lead to deaths.

Lowering Your Cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, then you can reduce your chances of developing serious health problems by getting it under control. There are a number of things that you can do to lower cholesterol. Exercise is one way that you can lower your cholesterol naturally. You should try to exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Exercise not only lowers your total cholesterol, but it also raises your HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is also known as the good cholesterol because it helps clean out your arteries.

You also want to make sure that you eat a healthy diet. Oatmeal, fruit, vegetables and whole grains should be the foods that you consume the most. Those types of foods are rich in fiber, which is a nutrient that helps reduce your cholesterol. You should try to eat salmon at least twice a week because it contains omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are another group of nutrients will help lower your cholesterol. If you do not like fish, then you can get your omega 3 fatty acids from other sources, such as flaxseed and walnuts.

If you cannot lower your cholesterol with diet, then you may be required to take medication. There are several types of cholesterol medications available, and your doctor will prescribe the one that is right for you.

Michael use to have high cholesterol and currently has it under control due to change of diet and life style. He likes writing blogs that may bring awareness to the situation as well as other interests such as travelling