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Little-Known Ergonomic Strategy to Protect Your Back

Little-Known Ergonomic Strategy to Protect Your Back

A simple shift in the angle of your chair can pay off with a major reduction of low back pain.

Drugs That Can Destroy Your Hearing

The Center for Hearing and Communication publishes an important booklet listing those drugs that are known to have a negative effect on your sense of hearing.

Presidential Panel Warns: Chemicals in the Environment Put You at High Risk for Cancer

Even the government now recognizes that environmental pollutants put you at higher risk of cancer.

Depression and Back Pain

People grappling with chronic back pain often get depressed. But it works the other way around, too - if you're depressed you can give yourself a good case of back pain.

Top Nutrition Doctor Confesses: My Eating Was Out of Control

I heard an inspiring story from a chiropractic colleague I had lost track of for nearly thirty years. Read about his life-long battle with a compulsive eating disorder.

Sit-ups, Curl-ups and Crunches Make Your Back Worse

Don't waste your time with sit-ups, curl-ups and crunches. These exercises don't give you the abdominal results you want and do more harm than good. Read on to learn what the healthier alternatives are.
Guest author: The virtues of wasting time

Guest author: The virtues of wasting time

Thanks to Francis Shivone for this great article on the positive virtues of wasting time. You're working too hard, anyway, so take a break and read it.

Herbal Combination Prevents Colds, Flu in Children

Discover the natural remedies that are effective - and presumably a lot safer - for protecting your children from colds and flu.

Comfrey Root – Apply it to Your Back

Maybe my grandma tried it back in the day, but it never occurred to me to use an ointment made from comfrey root to help people with back pain till I read about this study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Part 2 – Keep Your Brain as Sharp as a Samurai Sword

Experts studying the health of astronauts have discovered that restricted skull bones can cause symptoms in space. Craniosacral therapists try to fix these restrictions down here on earth.

What’s Your Mindfulness Quotient?

You know the importance of proper mental attitude to achieving your goals and enjoying life at the same time. But finding the properly-nuanced balance between focus and relaxation is the spiritual challenge we all face. Here's help to face the day...

Keep Your Brain as Sharp as a Samurai Sword

Proprioception is the substrate of cognition. Haven't a clue what I'm talking about? This article will enlighten you.

Mattress Shopping – Insights from My Trials

Don't go crazy when shopping for a new mattress - read this first. It will help point you in the right direction.
Headache facts you need to know

Headache facts you need to know

Researchers are trying to develop categories and sub-categories of headache in order to better understand the headache phenomenon. But most people with headaches share a few factors in common. Work on those common factors are see how effectively you can wipe out your headache

A Hidden Source of Low Back Pain

You can't usually find the source of low back pain on an Xray or MRI. That's because your connective tissues - a primary culprit in low back pain - don't show up on these imaging tests. But don't despair - you can still fix the problem.

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