Is the Obesity Epidemic a Result of Our Stupidity?

The obesity epidemic is real.  In fact, it is estimated that by the year 2020, three out of four Americans will be obese.  This uncontrolled weight gain can be attributed to poor diet choices on a personal level, however can it also be said that the corporations and organizations that control our food are to blame?  What follows is an opinion piece from Justin Stoneman that appeared on HuffingtonPost.com.  What do you think?  Is America a big, fat, stupid nation? Is the obesity epidemic a result of corporate control over dietary recommendations? America: A Big, Fat, Stupid Nation – by Justin Stoneman America, I love you. Sure, you’ve had your naughty moments, but what country hasn’t? Ultimately, I believe your filthy, battered heart is in the right place. This particular Irishman gazes over the ocean, happy to dream your dream. Yet, the title staring down at you is said as ‘fact’. Disagree? OK, good, then let us begin… Latest figures confirm the ridiculous: three out of four of you will be ‘overweight or obese’ by 2020. To gauge perspective: there are now more ‘fat’ people than ‘white’ people in America. Perhaps our bigots of the future will swing their hatred away from ‘race’ to the slim and healthy. The shrinking minority are, indeed, the shrinking minority. Stupid? Welcome to a population who know less about what they put into their mouths than they do about, well, take your pick…celebrities or cars or American Idol or iPhones? Animals have the intelligence to know what to eat and to never get fat (except the ones fed by humans). Yet that simple...

Complete Chiropractic Care is Not Just for Back Pain Anymore!

– by Dr. Ray Nannis, BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Richardson, TX Japanese researchers have found home-based exercises to be more effective in the treatment of chronic low back pain than prescribed NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). While NSAIDs can reduce inflammation and pain, they are a form of passive care that fails to address functionality issues such as limited motion, muscular weakness and muscular imbalances, not to mention the many negative side effects associated with NSAID use. Home-based exercises are not only natural and far safer, they specifically address functional issues and deficiencies in a proactive manner. And thus, it goes to reason that both men and women (mean age of approx. 42 years) who participated in the home-based exercises versus the NSAIDs during the 12-month study experienced more significant improvements in both reported low back pain and overall disability. If you’re not sure of what type of home-based exercises you should be doing, consider visiting a Chiropractor for guidance. Of course we think of visiting a Chiropractor when we have an injury or pain in our lower back or neck. We also tend to think of them following an automobile accident. While these are all great reasons to schedule your visit with a Chiropractor, there are also many other reasons we should be considering Chiropractic care.  Every practitioner is different and specializes in different types of treatment options. There are many reasons to visit a Chiropractor aside from spinal related items; however I want to share just a few of them with you. Fertility– That’s right. Fertility. When trying to conceive a child there are many things...

5 reasons to visit a Chiropractor

By: Dr. Ray Nannis, A BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Richardson Of course we think of visiting a Chiropractor when we have an injury or pain in our lower back or neck. We also tend to think of them following an automobile accident. While these are all great reasons to schedule your visit with a Chiropractor, there are also many other reasons we should be considering chiropractic care. Every Chiropractor is different and specializes in different types of treatment options. There are many reasons to visit a Chiropractor aside from spinal related items; however I want to share just a few of them with you. Fertility– That’s right. Fertility. When trying to conceive a child there are many things you need to focus on to allow your body. If you prefer a more natural, holistic way to help your body become pregnant, than ask around and find out if your local Chiropractor specializes in Fertility. If he/she doesn’t they would be happy to refer to you to a Chiropractor who does. Head, Shoulders, Knees and toes. We should remember that issues with shoulders, knees, hips and basically all moveable joints can be treated by your Chiropractor. If you are living with pain or numbness in any of your joints, please discuss them with your Chiropractor. Weight loss– Many Chiropractors have received training on weight loss programs and can assist you with meeting your weight loss goals. By developing a custom training program and discussing nutrition, your Chiropractor can help you with safe weight loss and help you learn better habits. Quit smoking– Ready to give up the ghost...

7 Exercises for Weight Loss and Optimal Fitness

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers focus on holistic and alternative approaches to health and wellness.  One of the most important elements to healthy living is maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and physical activity,  which is a position that both alternative health-care and conventional medicine can agree upon.  In fact, according to WebMD, there are 7 exercises that you should incorporate into their exercise routine in order to lose weight and optimize your  fitness results.  They are as follows: Walking Interval Training Squats (be careful of your back!) Lunges Push-ups Abdominal Crunches Bent Over Row (be careful of your back!) Click here to see the WebMD slideshow and proper technique for the 7 most effective exercises you can do for optimal fitness. Dr. Luke Reineck with BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Milford, Ohio shares these fitness tips from WebMD on his BioVeda of Milford blog and offers additional fitness advice.  He points out that during the abdominal work out, they show an option of bending the knees and keeping the feet off the floor in a crunch-style sit up.  This is not recommended  because that position engages the hip flexors causing them to tighten when the purpose of the sit-up is to isolate the abdominal muscles.  Also remember to support your neck and crunch using your abdominal muscles, not your neck and shoulders! Exercise is an important fitness element to optimal health and wellness.  Get your body moving...

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