Education

Would You Pay 16 Cents for a Good Night's Sleep?

When is the last time you had 16¢ in your pocket? I would suspect if you saw 16¢ on the ground you might hesitate before you pick it up, because it’s not much money. But you might. I know I would. I’m a bit frugal. My wife says I’m a cheapskate. I feel that is a complement. I have been a physici...
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Daily Gratitude: A Simple Way To Decrease Your Pain

There is a lot of research out there about how having gratitude helps people with chronic pain. Noticing the good around you increases the serotonin in your brain and makes you feel better. You don’t need to take a pill, it doesn’t cost any money and you certainly don’t need a prescription to do...
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Why Stretching Daily is Helpful

Patients in chronic pain often don’t know that the simple act of stretching every day can reduce their pain. There have been studies that found a combination of strengthening and stretching specific muscle groups can reduce musculoskeletal pain and encourage proper alignment. Stretching feels go...
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Sleep and Pain - They are Related

Lack of sleep can contribute to an increase in pain. Treat both for maximum results.
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I Can Find Hemp Oil on Amazon For Cheap, Why Are Some So Expensive?

The simple answer is, they are not the same thing.  Since the Farm Bill of 2018 passed making the production of hemp products legal, there has been a massive increase in hemp products available. They are considered supplements, so they are not regulated by the FDA. Simply stated, there's no way t...
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What is Magnesium and Why Do I Need it?

Magnesium is a mineral found in nature and is vital for over 300 different functions in our bodies. "Getting enough of this mineral can help prevent or treat chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and migraines.” (Medical News Today) Fortunately,...
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What's The Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp?

Marijuana and hemp belong to the same species and genus: cannabis sativa. The only difference is the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the plant. Any plant with 0.4 or greater in it is considered marijuana. Anything less is considered hemp. THC is the primary psychoactive compound that make...
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What Should I Look For In A Turmeric Supplement?

Turmeric is one of the most searched for supplements on the internet. There are many different supplements and forms of turmeric out there. So how do you know which one to use? First, you should know a little bit about what turmeric is and its active ingredients. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflam...
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Why Is Vitamin D So Important?

First of all, over 75% of all Americans are deficient in vitamin D. They either don’t get enough of it from food or sunshine, or their bodies don’t process it correctly. If you go outside regularly, you might think you are getting enough Vitamin D, but that is not necessarily true. To know, you ...
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