11 Ways Inflammation Harms Your Health (and Screws Up Your Life!)

how inflammation harms you

Inflammation is an innate biological process that, like stress, is good for you in small amounts … and detrimental if it becomes chronic. Typical healthy inflammation is the type of reaction that occurs when you, say, sprain your ankle. The area becomes inflamed, which basically means you’re probably experiencing heat, pa … Read More

Filed Under: Back Inflammation, Pain and Inflammation
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

My Wife’s Triumph Over Uterine Fibroids

Woman With Stomach Pain

By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS It all started about a year after we got married. During our first year of marriage, like most couples, our focus was on starting a family, which meant we did our best to make that happen. So far, so good. But after almost a year of trying without success, we began to wonder if something … Read More

Filed Under: Women's Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Poor Research or Media Lies? The Problem with Conflicting Health Information

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By Dr. Mark Wiley We don't know why, but poor health information surrounds us everywhere. Down right lies, some of it. And the general public has no way of knowing if what they hear, read or see is authentic or merely bogus. Is it the media sensationalizing information for a "compelling story." Is it government agencies in … Read More

Filed Under: General Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How Systemic Enzymes Fight for Your Brain Health

systemic enzymes brain

Your body requires millions of biochemical reactions to keep you alive day-in and day-out. These reactions wouldn’t be possible without enzymes, which can perform up to several million catalytic reactions per second.[i] The enzymes work by speeding up these biochemical reactions significantly – keeping a pace that’s fast … Read More

Filed Under: Alzheimer's
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Your Eye Color Determines How Pain-Sensitive You Are?

eye color pain sensitivity

Pain is a highly individual complex experience involving biochemical and neurological reactions. Your experience of pain from, say, stubbing your toe will be entirely different from that of your spouse or colleague – even if the same amount of force is exerted. What shapes an individual’s pain sensitivity or tolerance is … Read More

Filed Under: Pain Relief
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Poor Sleep Shrinks Your Brain

poor sleep shrinks your brain

You know that heavy, foggy feeling you get in your head after a night of too little sleep? It’s not a coincidence – your brain really is ‘hurting.’ Even one bad night’s sleep can cause changes in your brain similar to those that occur if you’re hit in the head.[i] Specifically, both poor sleep and head injury lead to a sp … Read More

Filed Under: Sleep
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The 5 Most Common Household Accidents

most common household accidents

Accidents, or unintentional injuries, are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.[i] Traffic accidents account for a significant number of these, but a surprisingly large number occur where you might least expect it: in your home. Each year, home injuries cause nearly 20,000 deaths,[ii] 7 million serious … Read More

Filed Under: General Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Afternoon Slump: 11 Best Ways to Overcome It FAST

best ways to beat the afternoon slump

Cortisol, a stress hormone, increases your alertness, which is why levels tend to peak between 6 and 8 in the morning, just before you wake up.[i] They begin to gradually decline after that and around 3 p.m. it suddenly hits you – the afternoon slump. You’re tired, you can’t concentrate and you’re desperately in need of a … Read More

Filed Under: General Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

5 Most Powerful but Little-Known Anti-Aging Secrets: #5

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Welcome to Secret #5 in our 5-part series on the 5 Most Powerful but Little-Known Anti-Aging Secrets. Also don’t miss Anti-Aging Secret #4 here … and watch our blog over the coming weeks for the other posts in this series! Secret #5: Stress Management If you’re stressed out, you’re going to age faster than you would otherw … Read More

Filed Under: Combat Aging
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Less Sleep = More Pain (new study)

lack of sleep can cause Alzheimer's

Chronic pain is a major cause of sleep loss and is associated with insomnia. For instance, the National Sleep Foundation points out that if you have lower back pain you might experience intense “microarousals” throughout the night. Microarousals are changes in your sleep state to a lighter stage of sleep, and they often l … Read More

Filed Under: Sleep
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,