Depression May Be a Physical Illness Linked to Inflammation
Scientists are now calling the link between depression and inflammation caused by a faulty immune system definitive. Whether it's causal or not, the connection opens up new avenues for treatment, and new hope for sufferers.
Turn off, shut down, log out: the digital detox holiday is here.
People are getting away to relax, and leaving their phones and laptops behind. It's all about knowing when enough is enough. Are you ready to step away from it all and detox from the digital world?
You won't believe how many take prescription pain meds
A shocking statistic has emerged in the UK - you won't believe how many of us are regularly taking prescription drugs such as statins, anti-depressants or pills for pain relief! Experts suggest that a healthier lifestyle would reduce/negate the need for many of these prescriptions.
Exercise can ward off depression
A study published in JAMA Psychiatry has shown that people who are more active are less likely to be depressed. The team also discovered that if you were depressed, you were less likely to engage in exercise activity. Read more here
Is pain real or is it all in your head
“Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air. We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.” ~C. Joybell
First 3D Vertebra Implanted
A 3D printed vertebra has been successfully implanted into a 12 year-old boy in China! The precise size and shape required have been used to construct the vertebra, which replaced one following surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. See the full story here.
College of Chiropractors Given Royal Charter
At a meeting of the Privy Council on Wednesday, the Queen approved the grant of a Royal Charter to the College of Chiropractors, the first Royal Charter to be granted to a complementary medicine organisation in the UK.
Getting Whey Smart
The scoop on whey protein shakes: Who should use them, why, when, how much, and what to look for in a powder.
10 Things People Don't Know About Chiropractic
Pain is the last symptom of dysfunction.
A patient’s back is often restricted or unstable for months or years before it presents as a problem and they show up in a chiropractor’s office. In addition, the absence of pain is not health. While medication may be needed, if you take a pill and the pain goes away, the dysfunction that caused it still persists. Muscle, ligament and joint injuries often occur as a result of long-term biomechanical dysfunction, sometimes from past injuries, making the area more susceptible to future injury.
Confusion about how active we should be
New Year, new you. If you’re at all typical, you might be thinking it’s time to do a bit more exercise and lose a few pounds. But how much, and how often?