How I Get My Winter Vitamin D

By Al Sears, MD We all know sunshine is the cure if you don't get enough vitamin D in your diet, right? Well, not so fast ... sunshine isn't always enough. The problem is that even when it's sunny you might not get enough vitamin D. In a study from the city of Calgary — one of the sunniest places in Canada — almost … Read More

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

EPA Approves Cancer-Crops

By Jesse Cannone, CPT, CPRS, MFT The great bastion of (ahem) public health and safety known as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, continues to push forward the highly carcinogenic neurotoxin methyl iodide as an approved fumigant for... produce. Yes, you read right. Carcinogenic. Neurotoxin. On your food. … Read More

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

How Eating at Home Can Save Your Life

By Mark Hyman, MD The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. In 1900, 2 percent of meals were eaten outside the home. In 2010, 50 percent were eaten away from home and one in five breakfasts is fr … Read More

Filed Under: Healthy Eating, Video
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

3 Ways to Supercharge Your Supplements

If you have any interest in your health at all, you're likely among the majority of adults who purchased supplements in one form or another over the past year. Now let me ask you a question. Did you notice a difference when you took them? If not, then you're probably not getting the biggest bang for your buck either... a … Read More

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

Frequency Specific Microcurrent

By Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC My patient, I’ll call him Jim, worked as a security driver for an armored car company and loved his job. Jim was only 47 and really didn’t want to undergo the three level low back disc replacement and spinal fusion surgery scheduled in four weeks. But he had tried everything from physical therapy … Read More

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

Epsom Salt: Your Home Health Spa in a Box!

Epsom Salt

Dig into your bathroom closet or look under your kitchen sink and chances are you'll find one of nature's great health rejuvenators nicely boxed up and ready to use. And if you don't, you can pick up a box for a couple dollars at virtually any pharmacy. I like to think of Epsom salt, which is the common name for magne … Read More

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

Healing Herbs: Brazilian Mint

  If you're interested in natural remedies to get rid of pain, Brazilian mint tea will be a pleasant discovery. This ancient herbal mint tea from Brazil really is as effective at delivering pain relief as some modern pharmaceuticals according to a group of researchers at Newcastle University. Brews from the plant, … Read More

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

My Top 10 Easy Stress Busters

Deep Breathing

If stress were non-existent in our lives, we would all be living pain-free. We'd also go about our days in a much more joyful and playful manner, not to mention we'd also be happier, healthier, and simply enjoy life better. Chronic and severe stress can damage your body and mind, blocking the fluid communication to and f … Read More

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

Why Your Child's Neck Hurts

Carrying heavy books in her backpack every day became a major problem for thirteen year old Katie. The weight of the load in her backpack exceeded the maximum capacity that she could support, resulting in serious neck and back pain. While playing soccer, ten year old Ryan frequently hit the ball with his head to score a goa … Read More

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

Tired of Aerobics? Good!

For decades fitness gurus have been touting the health benefits of aerobic exercise such as jogging and power walking. The phrase "cardio exercise" itself has become synonymous with heart healthy exercise. Numerous books, "as seen on TV" exercise tapes, and even misguided doctors continue to claim many benefits for traditio … Read More

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