Chances are that right now you’re sitting with your neck forward, eyes looking down, and shoulders hunched forward. And now I can hear all of my readers collectively straightening up. “Text neck” refers to the position you were just sitting in and the symptoms that can occur as a consequence of routinely holding that posture.
In the last 30 years, obesity rates for children ages 2 to 5 have nearly tripled, and the rate has quadrupled for the 6-11 age group. Obesity in childhood increases the risk for continuing that trend into adulthood and with it comes a wide range of medical problems including cardiovascular disease and an increased risk
We’re often asked by parents: “how young is too young for my child to be adjusted?” Our answer is right up there: “I like them wiped off first.” Essentially, we want to see them as soon as you’re ready to bring them to us. It’s a lot easier to raise healthy kids than it is
You may have read my earlier post about the “Dirty Dozen” foods with the highest pesticide amounts that you should always purchase organic to eliminated approximately 80% of your pesticide intake. The “Clean Fifteen” are the foods with the lowest pesticide amounts that are pretty safe to eat conventionally grown. Avocado – The thick skin
1) Smoking Smoking cigarettes actually activates enzymes that break down the elasticity of your skin, increasing wrinkles and sagging skin. 2) Crash Dieting Extreme dietary changes can actual cause you to gain more weight over time. Huge cuts in caloric intake actually slows down your metabolism, which means when you return to your regular eating
Organic food benefits not only consumers, but producers and the environment. Organic farmers are not exposed to the chemical pesticides and fertilizers that conventional farmers use, which in turn reduces chemical run-off into the soil and surrounding water. This keeps the environment healthier and ensures that the soil will continue to produce excellent crops for
The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7 to 9 hours per night, but how often do we actually achieve this goal? One study shows that about 75% of the adult population in this country have sleep difficulties at least a few nights each week. While staying up late every now and then is
Little known fact: I (Dr. Lydia) am a bit of a bird watcher. I carry binoculars in my car at all times so I don’t miss an opportunity. I have 3 different bird identification books. I can identify about 40 different bird songs. But that’s all I have to say about the birds right now.