Where Did All of This Skin Come From?

Where Did All of This Skin Come From?
So you set a weight loss goal and, after months dedicated to shedding those extra pounds, you reached your target. Sweet, sweet success. But then, a crushing disappointment: looking in the mirror and seeing the fistfuls of loose skin hanging limply, left behind from a loss of elasticity. Losing a significant amount of weight – 50 to 100 pounds – is a tremendous personal achievement that can lead to improved health and a more rewarding and active lifestyle. But it's not always accompanied by an increased confidence in your body, which may look deflated. That can discourage people who looked forward to showing off the new contours they've worked so hard to earn. For these people, concern about excess skin after extreme weight loss goes beyond cosmetic worries. It makes a real difference in their futures. Researchers in Switzerland concluded...
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New Ways To Do The Body Good

New Ways To Do The Body Good
With continued research in healthcare, we are constantly striving to find alternative ways to make us feel better and stay healthy. With the epidemic overused medications, people are seeking out natural ways to fight infection and prevent disease. Below are some unique and effective ways to try out that you may have never heard of. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an alternative health treatment for body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is controlled. We breathe air at sea level that contains 21% oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 1% of other gases. HBOT is used for a wide variety of treatments from Decompression Sickness (Bends) which most people are aware of this therapy for now from everything to increased energy and increased immune function to supporting the body in recovering...
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When You Whip It Good

When You Whip It Good
Have you ever been in a car accident? According to the National Safety Council , statistically you will have a total of three to four accidents in your driving lifetime whether it's your fault or another driver's. There are about 10 million auto accidents each year, from parking lot scrapes to multi-car pileups. Even though you may walk away without injury (or at least it feels that way), some symptoms can take weeks or even months before they manifest and start to become noticeable. Regardless of the type of accident and amount of pain experienced initially, all impacts warrant a second look. Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly beyond its normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. The ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this because even though your body...
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In Need of Some D

In Need of Some D
The season of gloomy and sunless days are upon us in Seattle. You may be feeling a little “blue” but passing it off as seasonal depression… or you could be feeling, tired or sick and spend your time counting down the minutes until sunny days are back. But before you go and blame it on the rain, your body may just be lacking some D.   Despite its name, vitamin D is not your every day vitamin. Actually, it is a hormone that your body makes by itself designed for you to obtain vitamin D mostly through sun exposure, not though your diet. It helps fight infections, including colds and the common flu and will help regulate the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses. However, here lies one the the biggest ...
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The Silent Killer

The Silent Killer
The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected. Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain...
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