I once attended a seminar on current research relevant to chiropractic practice. As I was reviewing the volumes of studies, I found myself reflecting back on a book I read when I was just starting Palmer College of Chiropractic. The Chiropractic in New Zealand Report, published in 1979, was significant in that it was the […]

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The United Kingdom BEAM (back pain, exercise and manipulation) randomized trial of 1334 low back pain patients compared outcomes of 3 treatment groups (spinal manipulation, exercise classes and spinal manipulation followed by exercise classes) to the standard care (advice to stay active and a back care book). While patients in all treatment groups demonstrated improvement […]

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Remember summers when you were a kid?…playing tag, turning cartwheels, Marco Polo, climbing trees… You were ‘working out” without the “work”! Wouldn’t it be great if exercise could be that much fun again? Maybe it can be (almost)! When I look into our new Fitness Room, with its large red, blue, green and yellow balls, […]

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Your mother was right when she told you to “quit slouching and sit up straight.” She may not have been able to quote the research correlating poor posture with poor circulation, restricted breathing, back pain and injuries, joint degeneration and even increased mortality, but she did know that good posture was important! So why is […]

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10 Jul July 10, 2008

The Anti-Inflammation Diet

Dr. Pamela Wells 0 Chiropractic Articles, Newsletter

Inflammation can be a good thing. It stimulates the healing process following an injury for example. But prolonged inflammation causes pain and damage to joint tissues, eventually resulting in arthritis. And recent research is linking chronic inflammation to many life-shortening diseases, including coronary artery disease, cancer, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. You could take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs […]

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