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Keep Looking Forward Despite COVID-19

By Peter A. Fields, MD, DC My dad passed away just shy of his 85th birthday in 2004. Although he never even knew about COVID-19, I learned a lot from him to help survive this current horrible situation. He was a man that believed actions speak louder than words. And

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COVID-19 Advice: “Don’t Fear the Fear Itself!”

By Peter A. Fields, MD, DC As the world is going through an unprecedented pandemic, we should all do what our parents taught us as children. That is, hold your head up high, be proud of yourself, and use good logical thinking before making any decisions. Yes, this virus is

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Can Surgery Cause Strokes?

Stroke As a Major Cause of Disability According to a report from the World Health Organization [1], approximately 15 million people experience a stroke each year globally, and stroke is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, and a major cause of disability. With the aging

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Foods that Fight Fat. Learn How Certain Food Can Help Burn Fat

Tired of that spare tire? Sick of your love handles? You can increase your body’s fat-burning power by eating more fat fighting foods that strengthen your liver (your body’s main fat-metabolizing organ) to burn fat better. The result? A leaner you! There are many great liver boosting foods, but here

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Bursts of Activity, Learn How Exercise Can Give You Energy

We all know that 30 minutes per day of strenuous exercise will provide many health benefits. Recent Federal guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services1 have even made this official. Exercise also improves cognitive functioning, mental health, and memory; plus, it hinders the development of certain neurological conditions.1

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Exercise Improves Brain Fitness and Reduces Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Exercise Strengthens the Brain We all know that exercise is good for the body. But did you know that new scientific evidence also confirms that exercise strengthens the brain? It sure does! In fact, moderate exercise nourishes the brain, improves our ability to learn, boosts mental performance, remodels the brain,

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Vitamin D: It’s Not Just For Bones Anymore

New research around vitamin D is showing that those deficient in the vitamin may have more far reaching implications than just bone health. According to researchers, vitamin D may help to reduce or eliminate chronic pain due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, headaches and other types of pain as well

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Napping at the Office May Help Your Heart

Published in Scientific America, February 12, 2007 Daytime nappers may be in luck. New research shows that taking a midday nap may reduce the risk of fatal heart problems. Naps might benefit the heart by reducing stress, and jobs are a common source of stress. Exactly how stress is related

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The Importance of Supplementation: Upwards of Half the Population 51 Years or Older do Not Get Adequate Nutrition from Their Diets

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, August 2007, reports that a substantial proportion of people 51 years of age or older do not get enough vitamins and minerals from their diets alone and that less than half take supplements. The article states that older

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American Heart Association: Soft Drinks, Diet or Regular, Increase Risk for Heart Disease

The Framingham Heart Study released the results of an observational study that associates the consumption of soft drinks to an increased risk for coronary vascular disease. The results were published in the July, 2007 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The researchers expressed surprise at that fact

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