“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” ~Lou Holtz
Each October, the chiropractic profession celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month and offers the community important and relevant health-related information. This year, we’re supporting the 2015 theme, #PainFreeNation, along with the American Chiropractic Association and chiropractors across the nation.
The Painkiller Epidemic
You may have read or heard about the current drug crisis in the United States. Stories featured in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and all major publications, have grabbed Americans’ attention on what the CDC is calling “the worst drug epidemic in history.” Prescription pain medications are being prescribed, used and abused at an alarming rate. At the root of this epidemic is a lack of options for pain management and countless Americans who are suffering from chronic pain and being left with nothing but a prescription to mask the pain.
We’re here to change this.
This infographic, The Painkiller Epidemic: How Chiropractic Can Fix It, walks you through the stats and facts surrounding this issue and outlines chiropractic’s important role in solving the problem.
The month of pink is upon us once again. As more and more people relate the color pink to breast cancer, they are duped into believing that any pink product will somehow help to fight breast cancer. Unfortunately, this is simply not true!
Did you know that most pink products sold this month, under the guise of supporting breast cancer research, actually do more to cause cancer than they do to prevent it? Instead of raising awareness of breast cancer this month with pink cancer-causing products, strive to actually prevent cancer. These pink anti-cancer foods are a great start.
Read the full article, Breast Cancer Awareness Month Causes Breast Cancer, for more great tips and tricks to effectively prevent breast cancer.
Courtesy of Mercola.com
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Happy Father’s Day!
Here is a little history. The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly over a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, WA, while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth.
The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.
Courtesy of: Spine Health
Proper posture is about much more than just looking good! Maintaining proper posture helps protect your nervous system, which is controlling every cell, tissue and organ in your entire body. Poor posture leads to arthritis, fatigue, breathing problems, indigestion, carpal tunnel syndrome and so many other health conditions. Put these tips into place while you are seated at your desk to improve your posture, prevent back pain and support your wellness lifestyle.