Psychological Interventions, Wellness and Brain

Psychological interventions are a mainstay of modern pain management and many psychological treatments have been developed for common mental problems and disorders such as depression and anxiety. The efficacy and effectiveness of psychological interventions has been well established. It is important to note however that psychology interventions can be effective in the enhancement of subjective well-being and psychological… Read More »

Better diet quality at midlife related to better health when older

The way women eat in their 50s and early 60s may have some connection to how well they age later on, according to a new study. Most health conditions develop slowly over many years. So, midlife lifestyle practices are thought to be particularly important. According to a recent study in Annals of Internal Medicine, better mid-life diet is… Read More »

Milk Consumption Guidelines Questioned

Federal dietary guidelines recommending that Americans of all ages consume three cups per day of reduced fat milk or other dairy products may be influenced more by lobbying from the dairy industry than by scientific evidence, according to a new commentary co-authored by Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. He and… Read More »

Probiotics: cold and flu defense

The common cold and influenza are two of the most common respiratory tract infections.  Though the causative factor in these two distinct cases is viral, they are often treated with antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance, which is in large part attributed to antibiotic overuse, has encouraged investigators to seek for alternative methods for either preventing or treating the common cold… Read More »

Increased Mortality With Sitting

Risk of death increases with greater sitting time. Prolonged sitting has been engineered into our lives across many settings, including transportation, the workplace, and the home. There is new evidence that too much sitting is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type 2 diabetes and premature mortality. Importantly, these detrimental associations remain even after accounting… Read More »

Diet and Prostate Cancer

There is now increasing evidence that diet and lifestyle play a critical role in prostate cancer biology and tumor development. Many nutrients and herbs also show significant promise in helping to treat prostate cancer by slowing progression and reducing recurrence, ultimately reducing the risk of morbidity and mortality from the disease. Furthermore, for all grades of prostate cancer,… Read More »

Effectiveness of Exercise vs Drugs on Mortality

Physical activity has well documented health benefits. Population studies have shown that people who exercise enjoy a higher quality of life and improved health status compared to those with sedentary behaviors. Large scale observational studies have established a clear association between exercise and reductions in mortality. Despite the evidence of effectiveness of physical activity and lifestyle on health,… Read More »

Chiropractic Manual Therapy and Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint disease and when symptomatic can have significant impact on regular daily activities. Recently, hip OA has been linked to higher mortality rates. Non-surgical interventions with documented effectiveness become essential for patients who do not need, or choose not to have surgery. A recent study investigated the effectiveness of a patient education… Read More »