The American Chiropractic Association states at any one time, nearly 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain. In 2012, the American Physical Therapy Association surveyed and found more than one-third of adults were affected, but two-thirds of them chose not to seek treatment.
Most cases of lower back pain are related to a mechanical issue. In other words, the pain is related to a musculoskeletal condition, and not the result of an underlying medical condition such as kidney stone, cancer, arthritis or fracture.
Fortunately, many musculoskeletal issues may be successfully addressed without the use of surgery or dangerous drugs. A recent study has demonstrated the average person experienced a one-point reduction in lower back pain following spinal manipulation.
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Each day, more than 1,600 people prematurely die from cancer in the United States. Worldwide, an estimated 20,000 succumb to cancer on a daily basis.
Research has shown vitamin C is selectively cytotoxic to cancer cells when administered in high doses. The mechanism behind vitamin C's ability to selectively target cancer cells has to do with the generation of hydrogen peroxide, which is ultimately what kills the cancer cells.
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If you’re looking for a way to decrease your risk of developing:
- coronary heart disease
-Type 2 diabetes
then new research has revealed profound results from starting a simple new habit: consuming an extra 100 milligrams (mg) of magnesium via your food on a daily basis.
Researchers in China found that more than 1 million people (across nine countries) who consumed the most magnesium tested out with a 10 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease, a 12 percent lower stroke risk and a 26 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.
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B Vitamins May Protect Against Damaging Effects of Air Pollution, and Improve Cognition and Psychiatric Health
B vitamins are important for cognition and mental health, but recent research suggests they may have other important functions as well. A small-scale human trial found B vitamins may help protect against air pollution.
At high doses, B vitamins were actually able to "completely offset" damage incurred by fine particulate matter.
Read more here.
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