Category: Health

I Feel Better Than My Before My Accident

I was pretty embarrassed when I fell at work. Thankfully, only two people were witnesses to my clumsiness, and I knew that neither one of them would tease me or even take video of my laying on the ground. In fact, one of them told me I should see one of the chiropractors in San Jose when she saw it was a bit hard for me to get up. I was holding my lower back with my hand, and I ended up leaving work early because of the discomfort. I knew that my coworker was right, that I needed to see someone about this because the pain was too uncomfortable.

I looked online at different chiropractors who are close to me. I also looked at patient testimonials from all those within a few miles of me too, and there was one that impressed me the most. Continue reading “I Feel Better Than My Before My Accident”

All About Dental Cleaning

Maybe it’s getting to be that time again for a routine dental cleaning and your child is asking you what is done in a dental cleaning. Maybe you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time and know that you need to start coming in regularly again. You try to remind yourself that there isn’t anything to worry about.

Whether it’s trying to satisfy your refresh your child’s memory or calm your pre-appointment jitters, here is a breakdown of what a typical teeth cleaning procedure looks like:

Step 1: A Physical Exam of the Mouth

It is likely that your teeth cleaning will be done by a dental hygienist, not a dentist. The first part of the teeth cleaning appointment will entail a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. It is during this step where the hygienist may poke and prod your teeth and gums, scrape the teeth and take x-rays (if it is your first appointment at that dental office). They look for cavities, abscessed teeth, teeth misalignment and gum disease.

If they come across something concerning, they may call in the dentist to have him or her take a look.

Step 2: Removing Plaque and Tartar

After the initial examination, the dental hygienist will go around with a tiny mirror and the infamous scaler to eliminate the plaque and tartar that has built up along the gum line. It is this step that may cause the accidental pricks and bleeding of the gums and the notorious scrapping sound.

Step 3: Toothpaste Cleaning

After the hygienist has removed all the tartar from your teeth, the teeth cleaning will commence. Often, a high-powered toothbrush will be used and the gritty toothpaste. Sometimes you’ll have the option to choose the flavor of toothpaste. During the brushing, it is common to hear a grinding sound. The sound is coming from the toothbrush.

The combination of the high-power of the toothbrush and the grittiness of the toothpaste, this professional, deep cleaning will be able to clean your teeth better than you can at home. While your dentist may be hard on your teeth, it is not recommended to brush your teeth as hard at home on a daily basis and you’ll risk scraping off the tooth enamel.

Step 4: Flossing

When your teeth are all brushed and cleaned, the dental hygienist will clean between your teeth by flossing. Even patients who floss daily at home can benefit from a professional flossing. The dental hygienist knows the correct way to floss and he or she will be able to floss deep in between the teeth. Some people get nervous during this step because their gums begin to bleed. This is normal. The dental hygienist likely flosses more rigorously and deeper than you do at home, so your gums may be sensitive to that type of flossing.

Step 5: Fluoride Rinse

You’ll then rinse off the toothpaste with water and then you’ll swish around a liquid fluoride solution. After swishing with fluoride, your dental hygienist may apply a foamy fluoride gel to a mouthpiece that you’ll then bite onto for a minute. This final step will help keep your teeth cavity resistant until your next teeth cleaning appointment.

Your routine 6-month dental check-up and cleanings are also a good time to ask your dentist questions or voice any concerns you may have.

The regular, six-month teeth cleaning appointment is simple, fast and oftentimes not very painful. They aren’t anything to be scared of and the more consistently patients come in, the less their anxiety is.


The Secret Of Our Tongue

Grandmothers (at least mine), to see if we were really sick, told us to pull out the tongue. In the effects of my grandmother, just take a look to figure out if I’m saying a lie… the savoire faire of the experience!!!

But I have always wondered whether this action was or not a real basis; ie scientifically verifiable.

The answer is yes.


The tongue is a moving organ made up of striated muscles and a special lining mucosa on the dorsal surface (the one we see from the outside) which constitutes the taste buds… so it is a sense organ. In addition, its extreme mobility within the oral cavity is crucial both during phonation and during chewing.

A healthy tongue has smooth, uniform edges and a dark pink-pink color (depending on the type of subject keratin, because its dorsal surface is keratinized)

The taste buds all (filiforms, fungiforms, leafy, circumvented) have to appear the same color as the tongue and not clearly disparate by size and shape with respect to the others or with respect to how they are habitually. Therefore, physiological harmony of organ must be maintained.

Any change within the oral cavity (being a still small resident) is usually easily detected by the patient; this is even more true for language, than fact comes into contact with each part and with whatever you enter inside.


The tongue can easily alter its morphology, because it is placed in a neural point inside the mouth. Related issues can be related to several causes:

* Infectious-inflammatory;

* bio-mechanical;

* Traumatic;

* allergic-hypersensitivity.

All these different causes that are normally independent of one another (though not always) can cause alterations and dysfunctions. These are modifications of the organ but are usually temporary and not serious; and which tend to be more annoying than painful even if the discomfort can be considerable. In any case, all language-related disorders that cause morphological alteration, are named GLOSSITI.

As mentioned above, there are many types of glosses to a different etiology. As is clear, as in all diseases, the symptom and the clinical sign heal definitively when the cause of the disease is identified and the triggering cause occurs.

However… a glossite is also often caused by non-serious systemic pathologies such as banal flu or colds. This fact has two reasons: 1) it is airborne-transmitted diseases; which then enter the respiratory channel through which the mouth is part; 2) the tongue is a very richly irrigated organ and therefore also affects circulatory systemic infections.

It is good to remember both of these aspects from the clinical point of view because it is often very useful to make many lipoches with SALE (which always contrasts the microbial charge and is economical and natural) and ANTI-BACKGROUND COLLUTTORS and maybe ANTINFLAMMERS.

In the case of glossitis, oral hygiene is always the first aspect to care for. When problems last for a long time instead, it would be helpful to consult your doctor to identify the cause…



Why You Should Take Dental Plan

When it comes to the dentist, there are thousands of people who don’t go to the dentist unless it’s an emergency. The most common reasoning behind this, isn’t that they are afraid, but that they simply cannot fit it into their tight monthly budget. Because of this, people are paying more money out when they get to the dentist because the problem has become serious and a simple cavity has now worked its way into the root of the tooth and root canal is needed, where before the client may have gotten away with a simple filling.

Many people these days are looking at dental plans to assist them with managing their oral health in the most effective and cost effective way. A dental plan enables a person to take out cover paying an amount monthly which provides them with significant discounts when it comes to their dental appointments. For example, clients can save up to around fifty percent, sometimes more on routine dental check ups, which saves them considerably in the long run, making their oral health care something that they can afford.

The first benefit of an effective dental plan is the price. You will find you pay a nominal monthly amount, which you can easily incorporate into your budget. This means that you pay in each month, the same amount and in return you save when you need any dental treatments, whether it’s a simple check up or you want to have dental implants where you have missing teeth. Either way you will find that the dental plan is an affordable solution.

You will find that you will save a considerable sum of money in the long run and you don’t have to come up with a huge lump sum when you need urgent care. The price you pay monthly will be paid back over and over when you use the dental plan for your oral care. A few dental appointments, a professional clean and maybe a root canal treatment will pay for a years worth of monthly installments, you can see how you save every time you or your family member visits the dentist.

Further you will find you can get the dental care you need as you need it. Before you may have held off on seeking dental treatment for some minor sensitivity because you knew you couldn’t afford the bill this month, but if that bill was halved or more, then it makes it easier to go to the dentist and increase the chances of preserving your teeth moving forward.

Remember a tooth doesn’t grow back. Yes you do get two sets of teeth in your lifetime, but once your permanent teeth push through, you have to do everything you can to ensure that you provide your teeth with the care they need so that you don’t lose them, but rather preserve them for as long as possible.

With dental plans you don’t only receive the finest dental care, but you get a choice of dental professionals you can choose from. These dentists have been hand selected by the dental plan provider to ensure you receive the best quality care and treatment. All dentists will have the finest credentials,so you can use them with confidence.

There are some dental plans that provide you with instant access to your plan so you can get the dental care you need. This is very advantageous, as once you are accepted for the plan, you can start using it straight away. There are also a handful of dental plan providers that guarantee acceptance, another benefit in the long run.


All About Sensitive Teeth

It’s a chilly day and as you walk by the grocery store, you catch a whiff of yummy French onion soup. As your mouth begins to water, you come to the sobering realization that while the soup may taste good, it will be a pain (literally) to enjoy.

The same kind of intense, dull tooth and jaw ache happen when enjoying overly cold delights such as ice cream.

You probably think you just have sensitive teeth and there’s nothing you can do about it. You just keep using sensitive teeth toothpaste and hope for the best.

Your sensitive teeth could be simply that, but it could also be a greater dental problem that your dentist should look at.

Possible Dental Conditions

Sensitive teeth are a telltale sign that the enamel of your tooth or teeth has been worn down and weakened. The tooth enamel is the hard, protective barrier that protects the inside of the tooth, including the tooth pulp. The pulp of the tooth is where blood vessels and nerves of the tooth are. It is also where the tooth roots are that affix the tooth to the jaw.

When the nerves of the tooth pulp are exposed, as when the tooth enamel is weakened, tooth sensitivity and pain often result.

The wearing away of tooth enamel has many causes which prompt a visit to your dentist. The most common dental issues that result in the weakening of tooth enamel include: tooth decay, broken or chipped teeth, teeth grinding, and gum disease.

Tooth Decay (Cavities)

Tooth decay is the most common destroyer of tooth enamel. Tooth decay is the result of poor and inconsistent dental hygiene practices, a poor diet, and being a part of a high-risk group, such as those who smoke and who have certain health conditions such as diabetes that can lower one’s immune system functionality.

Cavities are formed when germs and bacteria of leftover food particles decay and interact with saliva, producing a sugary substance that eats away at teeth enamel.

Cavities can be easily treated with fillings or a crown (if the tooth decay affects a large area of a tooth).

Broken or Chipped Teeth

Teeth enamel can also be weakened due to injury and trauma such as when a tooth is broken or chipped. Teeth that are broken and/or chipped should be treated by a dentist immediately. Permanent adult teeth don’t grow back once they fall out or get broken. The best chance to save the tooth in either case is to have a dentist treat it immediately.

If broken or chipped teeth aren’t immediately treated, a host of dental treatment options will be employed to preserve what is left of the tooth including crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers. Many of these dental treatments are considered cosmetic dental procedures and may likely not be covered by dental insurance.

Teeth Grinding or Clenching

Sometimes tooth enamel is worn off by the excessive grinding and clenching of teeth. The rubbing of the teeth surfaces and the extreme pressure put on the surface of the teeth can easily break down the enamel over time.

This condition of clenching and grinding of teeth is called Bruxism. Most patients with Bruxism often clench or grind their teeth at night while they are asleep. Most aren’t aware that they have it.

Patients with Bruxism can be treated with the use of specialized mouth guards that are worn at night while the patient sleeps. The soft rubber mouth guard cushions teeth which protect them from further damage of grinding and clenching.

Gum Disease

Sometimes tooth sensitivity is caused by gum disease. Gum recession, (when one’s teeth look unusually long) is a sign of moderate gum disease. When there is moderate gum disease, the pockets of gum tissue around the roots of teeth loosen and deepen, causing the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth, exposing parts of the teeth that are normally protected and covered by gum tissue.

As these gum pockets widen and deepen, there is a greater chance that food particles will get lodged inside and begin to infect the roots of teeth (the part of teeth that anchor them to the jaw). If gum scaling and planing aren’t performed by the dentist, the gum recession will worsen and lead to teeth being lost and the bone tissue of the jaw becoming weak and compromised.


First Thing You Should Do When Migraine Comes

Anyone who has ever suffered with a migraine headache knows how debilitating and painful it can be. In many cases, there does not seem to be much that can be done to alleviate the discomfort. Fortunately, many people have found a safe, effective drug free method of treatment for migraine headaches through chiropractic care.

In the past, many traditional health care practitioners did not believe chiropractor’s and their patient’s claims that migraine relief was possible with chiropractic treatment. However new research affirms that patients really do show considerable improvement of their migraine headache symptoms when seen for therapy by a chiropractor.

Migraine headaches differ by the patient and are sometimes confusing to diagnose but among the most common migraine symptoms are: pain on one side of the head, throbbing/pulsating pain, nausea or vomiting, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and blurred vision. Once the headache is at its strongest many sufferers can only find a degree of comfort by lying down in a dark, quiet room with a cold compress to their forehead. Of course this can lead to a great disruption in a person’s ability to work, care for their family and enjoy a normal ability to engage in recreational activities.

Some folks experience what is called a prodrome before the actual onset of a headache. Prodrome symptoms for some might be blurred vision or a loss of peripheral vision. Others may feel a tingling sensation of the head or body. Still others may experience a sound sensation like a fluttering. There are other types of symptoms of prodrome but whatever one experiences the person knows the prodrome is a precursor to a migraine headache soon developing.

Exciting recent research has revealed that there can be help for many with this significant condition. Dr. Peter Tuchin performed a study as part of his PhD program at MacQuarrie University that showed positive results for those experiencing migraine headaches treated by doctors of chiropractic.

The study involved 123 people who had chronic migraine headaches– the average length of time they’d had migraines was 18 years. Those involved in the study were divided into two groups. The first was a treatment group who received chiropractic care. The second was a control group who were told they were receiving a form of electrical physical therapy. The research study spanned six months. Both groups kept a record of their migraines for the full six months; noting how often they got headaches, how severe they were, how long they lasted and the amount of medications needed.

The findings of the study showed that around 22% of the patients had a substantial reduction– which means that more than 60% of their symptoms were reduced during the course of treatment. Another 50% had a noticeable improvement– meaning the frequency of the migraines was less, the length of time was shorter and they used less headache medication.

These findings are remarkable when considering the improvement seen with a chronic group. Dr. Tuchin also noted that reducing the amount of headache medicine utilized by patients is important as these are very strong drugs which have many side effects.

Dr. Tuchin concluded: “chiropractic is not the be-all and end-all, but for a good percentage of migraine sufferers… chiropractic treatment is really effective. I’m not saying that everybody is going to be cured, but there’s very little to lose”.


The Factor Behind Getting Migraine

Do you get headaches? Do you get Migraines? How do you deal with yours?

About 90% of headaches are classified as tension headaches which can feel like a band wrapped around your head. Lack of sleep, hunger, bad posture, eyestrain and of course stress are the main cause of headaches. Stress is a major contributor to headaches and other physical symptoms you feel throughout your body.

An estimated 28 million Americans nearly 10% of the population,suffer from headaches of some kind, most of them are women and these are migraines, not headaches. Migraines in my experience with my clients can be caused by the fear of getting a migraine. They are so painful and can have you out of action for a few days that the fear of this happening again can bring on a headache and then perhaps the migraine.

Common triggers for headaches.

Dairy Products


Low blood sugar



chemicals in food




Getting headaches can confine you to bed, give you nausea and generally disrupt your work and social lives.

So what can you do to help yourself instead of taking medications.

Stress management classes to teach you ways to cope with stress and how to relieve tension

biofeedback, which is a relaxation technique that teaches you to manage pain and stress

cognitive behavioral therapy, which is talk therapy that helps you recognize situations that cause you stress, anxiety, and tension

acupuncture, which is an alternative therapy that may reduce stress and tension by applying fine needles to specific areas of your body

Emotional Freedom Techniques

Meditation on a regular basis to reduce stress

Drink lots of water and keep hydrated

Sex, believe it or not, sex relieves stress.


Try this exercise – Put a pencil between your teeth but don’t bite – you have to relax to do that. The relaxation and the distraction should ease the headache.

Another way to relieve a headache is to put pressure on the web part of your hand between your thumb and your forefinger. Do this until you feel the pressure in your hand and the relief in your head. So easy to do and so effective as well.

Foods to avoid to prevent headaches.

Peanuts, peanut butter, almonds, and other nuts and seeds

Pizza or other tomato-based products

Potato chip products

Chicken livers and other organ meats, pate

Smoked or dried fish

Pickled foods (pickles, olives, sauerkraut)

Sourdough bread, fresh baked yeast goods (donuts, cakes, homemade breads, and rolls)

Brewer’s yeast found in natural supplements

Bread, crackers, and desserts containing cheese

Most beans including lima, Italian, pole, broad, fava, navy, pinto, snow peas, garbanzo, lentils, and dried beans and peas



Certain fresh fruits including ripe bananas, citrus fruits, papaya, red plums, raspberries, kiwi, and pineapple

Dried fruits (figs, raisins, dates)

Soups made from meat extracts or bouillon (not homemade broth)

Cultured dairy products, sour cream, buttermilk, yogurt relief for headaches

Natural Remedies for Headaches.


Peppermint and Lavender Oils




Cayenne Pepper

Fresh Air


Using Natural remedies are a much better choice as Headaches are not something you want to live with all the time. Hopefully some of the above will help ease your pain. So… can stress cause headaches? The answer is YES it can, relieving your stress will definitely relieve and even eliminate your headaches.


Why We Should Keep Our Neck

Our human body with its spectacular system of reliant frameworks and structures has given humankind a persisting test. To find and unwind the workings of every part situated in our body and the utilization of each and the other, all the time in blend, has been a test for as long we people exist.

Utilize the learning to upgrade and grow ever better approaches to overcome ailment and sickness. The investigation of precisely how every tissue, organ, cell and framework in the body works, both all alone and as a component of this interlinking structure, is known as physiology. It’s without anyone else a secret and beyond any doubt a staggering bit of work made.

There is a proof that focuses to a distinct fascination in the mechanics of the human body even in the old civic establishments. Contemplating the antiquated Egyptians also the Greek doctor Hippocrates who searched for normal reasons for sicknesses and set an awesome significance on the recording of manifestations and consistent perception of a patient with major rule that are still exist as of today.

As the time proceeded onward the drug changed. The beginning of the twentieth century proclaimed a phenomenal period as far as therapeutic achievement. Concurrent advances in restorative research and mechanical improvements implied that colossal steps were made in drug and surgery. New techniques got found. Changes in ultraviolet ray machine, made it an undeniably effective analytic apparatus, included noteworthy advancements.

A standout among the most critical achievement in the historical backdrop of pharmaceutical came in 1953 with James Watson and Francis Crick found the structure of DNA. Both understood that they had found “the mystery of life”. The impacts of this disclosure keep on resonating into exceptional outcomes on a progressing base, for quite a while.

Upgrades in surgery we never at any point could dream about, curing infections with progressively complex developments. A noteworthy test confronting the universe of pharmaceutical has been the battle against the lethal and predominant malady of cancer. Many sorts of growth are effectively treated because of progressively viable medications.

Be that as it may, there is still an obscure part circumventing we can’t get a hold of starting today. The challenge will never disappear as we continue endeavoring to be in control. Talking about “control”

Discussing “control” the head is without a doubt a standout amongst the most astonishing, multifaceted parts of the human body. Inside the defensive packaging of the skull bones lies the mind, the part of the focal sensory system that goes about as the control community for a large portion of the body. The skull is the head’s characteristic crash cap, shielding the mind and sense organs from harm. Did you realize that it’s composed of 28 separate bones and is the most complex component of the human skeleton.

The grown-up neck is an anatomically complex part of the body, thickly populated with key structures. The seven hard areas of the spinal section situated here are known as the cervical vertebrae. Each is padded between cartilaginous plates that offer a huge level of adaptability, empowering the go to turn and climb and down like a tripod bolster the camera which can move and take after the object without getting aggravated.

All things considered both, the tripod and the human neck, assume an essential part in supporting the items weight. Securing nerve pathways going between the mind and the body, and ensuring the characteristic vibration between the camera and the tripod.

Consider the tripod our body incorporated our legs, that is holding the camera, our body and legs that is holding our neck and head. Without the tripod the camera is not ready to turn steadily, without the neck our head is not ready to turn and move by any stretch of the imagination. Clutch the tripod at whatever time you video or picture something. Hold on to a sound neck that turns openly with no exasperating, disturbance, and bothering. Do your neck roll practice on a day by day base, sit leg crossed over, with your back straight however casual, turning the neck gradually which discharges blocked vitality in the neck, shoulders and upper back.


How To Heal Migraine

There is not much to beat the pain of a migraine headache. Some can even pass out from it. This was one of the things learned by speaking to others who have enormous consequences when such is affecting them. Normal analgesics often don’t work and sometimes an injection of morpheme is required from a doctor. The patient may relapse however and the ongoing symptoms persist while diagnosis of the cause escapes them.

When my children were little and the pressure of working and running a home, and so forth, was a priority, the pain of headaches was a constant drag. At the same time a severe back problem took me to the local naturopath who regularly massaged and did other things, such as manipulation, to relieve the trauma.

She also advised that primary causes of headaches are diet related. Her suggestion was that oranges, chocolate, cheese, and such played a big role in it. Once they were excluded from my diet the back pain also cleared up.

Now only very rarely does a headache bother me and that is usually after ingesting something that is not in my normal diet. Having eliminated salt and sugar where possible the idea of such is far from my mind.

My son, who plasters his food with salt, suffers extreme migraines. As much as he has been informed of the danger of salt he persists it is not the cause. As more information is now available on health it is one of the number one items that should be avoided. Unfortunately manufacturers put excessive quantities of it in food and take-away items are loaded with it.


Tips To Avoid Child Obesity

Children of any age do not feed themselves; they don’t go to the supermarket and buy their food. They do not decide on the weekly menu. They do not buy sodas or artificial snacks; they eat what you, as a parent, give them to eat. We all know that school meals lack a lot in nutrition and are abundant on grease and carbohydrates. As parents we also know that many times it has been easier to buy fast food on the way home after a tough day than it is to cook something nutritious and healthy. We are responsible for our children’s well being; it is our hands to prevent our child from becoming a diabetic at an early age.

There are things you can do before it is too late, now is the time to do them. There isn’t much you can do about the school menu, but you can speak with the person in charge of the cafeteria to keep your child away from the mashed potatoes and fried food. Ask this person to help you by giving your kid salad, fruit and food which has little or no fat and carbohydrates. If this does not work, pack him a lunch to take to school. A little sacrifice on your part will go a long way for your child’s health.

Plan your dinner menus ahead of time. Keep the carbohydrates down and add more fresh products like salad and less pasta and fatty foods. We know you are tired after a long day at work so program to do part of the week’s cooking on Saturday or Sunday, put it in the fridge so all you have to do is warm it up and serve. This will save you preparation time and will be easier on your tired feet and brain. Avoid second servings for the children and taking their dinner to their rooms. Dinner at the table allows for family time and it also permits you to control food intake.

If your kids do not like sports, it is fine too. Take them for a walk in the park, or cruise the mal with them for half an hour to one hour. Believe it or not, walking is a great exercise and calorie burner. Keep a tight control over games, computers and television sets, assign your children shores in the garden and pay them a little something when these shores are done. The exercise, the sun, the job and payment will do wonders for their spirits and bodies too. You have to be creative to keep them on the move, hibernating or hanging out on a cushion or bed is bad for them. Plan trips to the local museum or amusement park, or community swimming pool; make them walk, make them move around, exercise is the key to health.

Sweets, junk food and sodas are your greatest enemies. Do not keep them at home, this does not mean you will never eat or drink them; sure you can, but do it occasionally and not as a routine. Kids do not need dessert every night, leave it for special occasions. They do not need sodas, sodas do not even quench your thirst, help them to get used to drinking water, lots of water every day. The same thing goes for junk food; leave it for the times you are out of the house, at the mall, or the movies anywhere but inside your house. Teach your kids to eat well and they will live well.

Go the extra mile today and your children will get used to good food and drink. They will grow stronger and feel better when they exercise and spend time outdoors. They will learn to manage their time better and will become better students and will communicate better with you and between themselves when they lose that horrible addiction to video games and television. Restraining their gaming and television watching time will help them to learn communication and interaction skills they do not need now because they communicate with machines, not people.

It is not easy and we know that the younger generations have fallen into a lethal trap. They have lost their ability to express feelings and to communicate thoughts. If this goes on for too long it is possible that they will not speak or think anymore. They themselves will become machines. Some of horrible episodes we see today on the news have started with a lonely kid who is locked within himself and his mind; a kid who hates himself because he is fat or different from his peers. This is the age of communication, it is true, but we should be communicating between us not with machines. We should use all these contraptions to improve human communication not loneliness.


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