The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls organ function and overall balance of the body. The ANS adjusts or modifies body function in response to things like stress, regulating the heart, blood pressure, and breathing, stomach function, salivation, insulin level, and sexual function.
The ANS has generally been divided into two parts, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the para-sympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS is the bodies “flight or fight” mechanism, which kicks in in times of stress. The PNS is the “rest and digest” system, which is responsible for longer-term functions such as digestion.
These systems need to work in harmony and synergy with the SNS being something like a gas-pedal and the PNS being similar to a brake. Continue Reading →
Are you considering back surgery? You might want to consult a chiropractor first before surgery to find out if your condition would be addressed without the intervention of drugs or surgery.
It’s estimated that almost 50% of the 200,000 patients who have lower back surgery every year do not get their desired result. As a matter of fact, 10% of these afflicted people are even in poorer condition after the surgery. In addition, a new study exposes that back surgery fails 74% of the time. Failed back surgery, also referred to as failed back surgery syndrome, is the result of an unsuccessful spinal surgery. In this article, we help you understand more about failed back surgery syndrome and why chiropractic is a safer and more ideal option to a second surgery. Continue Reading →
When suffering from chronic pain in certain areas of the body, a lot of people today tend to immediately look for the quick solution which is taking one of those non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, among others. Although these pain medications do relieve pain and reduce swelling, the results are temporary. Plus, these medications can have huge side-effects.
How Pain Medication Affects Your Heart
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers aimed to evaluate the safety of these medications by conducting a survey that involves a total of 325,918 respondents. Continue Reading →
Ultraviolet radiation, more commonly referred to as UV rays, remains the primary culprit for more than half of all human skin cancer cases in the world, reports a recent research from the Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology.
But without enough exposure to the sun, the body would lack sufficient levels of vitamin D — an essential vitamin for healthy bone growth and immune system function.
For most people, the simple solution would be to use sunscreen. But as it turns out, sunscreen isn’t exactly the healthier or the safe commodity in the market.
Some Toxic Ingredients In Sunscreen
While sunscreen is clinically formulated to protect the skin against premature aging and cancer, recent bodies of study show that some sunscreen products that are potentially toxic to the human body. These include: 2-hydroxy-4 methoxybenzophenone, 2-ethylhexyl-p- methoxycinnamate, 2-ethylhexylsalicylate (octylsalicylate), and salicylic acid 3,3,5- trimethcyclohexyl ester (homosalate). Continue Reading →
The outdoors often translate to all sorts of fun things. From the more traditional ball, bat, and sprinkler, to the more dynamic skateboards, scooters. And of course, the infamous trampoline.
While all these gears could, in fact, make the outdoors more fun, your Gold Coast Chiropractor at Hinterland Chiropractic worries that these same gears also make the outdoors significantly more dangerous, especially to your children.
The Dangers Of The Trampoline
Despite being a culprit to thousands and thousands of accidents yearly, trampolines continue to pop up in backyards across the country and around the world.
To see an evident proof of its many dangers, all you have to do is turn your television on and tune into just about any television program that features “funny home videos.” Chances are that you would come across a video clip that features someone falling off at the edge of the trampoline. Continue Reading →