The Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse

The Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse

Overuse of antibiotics has serious consequences. Problems with Antibiotics Antibiotics can provide treatment for a variety of infections, and they may be lifesaving tools in fighting serious medical problems.  Having an allergic reaction or experiencing side effects from the medications aren’t the only problems with antibiotics, however.  Overusing antibiotics can lead to serious issues, … [Read more...]

About Alopecia and Treatments

About Alopecia and Treatments

Alopecia is a hair loss disorder that has a variety of causes.  There are many ways to cope with alopecia. Causes of Alopecia The two types of alopecia hair loss are alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia.  In the latter, this hair loss is inherited.  Hair on the head can thin and fall out, and this is more commonly known as “male pattern hair loss” or “female diffuse hair loss”.  This hair … [Read more...]

About Chiropractic BioPhysics

About Chiropractic Biophysics

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is a chiropractic technique that focuses on optimal posture. What is CBP? Chiropractic BioPhysics was named by Drs. Donald Harrison, Daniel Murphy, and Deanne Harrison to indicate “physics applied to biology in chiropractic”.  The goals of CBP are to focus on spinal alignment and “optimal posture”.  Optimal posture means that the center of the head, rib cage, … [Read more...]

Rashes and Skin Irritations

Rashes and Skin Irritations

Irritated skin and rashes can be bothersome, embarrassing, or serious.  There are medical and alternative ways to deal with them. Causes of Rashes Rashes can appear anywhere on the body.  These changes to the skin texture and color can be bumpy, chapped, dry, blistered, and cause pain.  Depending on the cause of the rash, treatments will be different.  It is important to know if the rash is … [Read more...]

Dental Health and the Body

Dental Health and the Body

Oral hygiene and dental health can impact other body systems. Oral Hygiene Techniques Oral hygiene is a regular habit that is easy enough to practice for preventive care.  A regular brushing routine is important.  It helps prevent plaque (which causes decay), freshens the breath, and can stave off gingivitis and other mouth diseases.  If an electric toothbrush isn’t being used, it is important … [Read more...]

Yeast in the Body

Yeast in the Body

Yeast imbalance in the body can cause many systemic problems. What is Yeast? Yeast occurs in nature, but not all of it is good for the body.  The yeast that generally causes an imbalance, with associated problems for people, it called Candida albicans.  Candida is a single-celled organism that can be the root of inflammation in the body.  Yeast lives on sugar and “robs your body of essential … [Read more...]

Treatments for Acne

Treatments for Acne

Acne can be an embarrassing and painful skin infection that recurs throughout the lifetime.  There are many medical and alternative treatments on the market for acne. What is Acne? Acne, also called “acne vulgarus” is a skin disease that can cause scarring.  It may appear red, or it can have “whiteheads” and “blackheads”.  It can be large, small, clustered, or can appear as individual … [Read more...]

Basics of the Paleolithic Diet

Benefits of the Paleolithic Diet

Food science may have advanced the shelf life and cost of groceries, but the paleo diet may help people get back to the basics of health. Modern Food Problems There are many things that are unnatural about modern, engineered, and processed food, from GMOs (genetically modified) to hydrogenated fats to high fructose corn syrup.  Some foods contain toxins, hormones, and antibiotics.  High … [Read more...]

Abdominal Pain and Treatments

Abdominal Pain and Treatments

There are many causes for abdominal and stomach pain.  Besides standard medical care, there are alternative treatment options. Causes of Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain can be related to stomach pain, or it may result from independent reasons.  It can be fleeting or chronic.  The pain can be sharp, sudden, sore, or dull.  Depending on its causes, there are various remedies that can provide … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Prednisone

The Dangers of Prednisone

Prednisone is a medication that is prescribed for a variety of conditions.  There are serious side effects, however, and it should be used with caution. What is Prednisone? One of the corticosteroid drugs prescribed by medical doctors for inflammatory diseases and allergic reactions is prednisone.  It works by suppressing the immune system, but it can increase the risk of infections.  … [Read more...]