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Author: Jenny Crosby

Crosby Chiropractic St. Peters

Osteoarthritis, Diabetes and You.

Approximately 14% of adults age 25 and older, and 33.6% of adults age 65 and older have osteoarthritis(OA), the most common form of arthritis.There are two types of OA. Primary, which has no identifiable cause and secondary which occurs as aresult of trauma.Genetics may play a significant role in primary osteoarthritis.Studies recognize that knee, hip…
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Chiropractic and Colic

Infant colic is not a disease but rather a condition defined by a collection ofsymptoms. There is no specific test for colic but the symptoms themselveswill result in a colic diagnosis in an otherwise healthy baby.Colic is generally diagnosed in a baby that cries vigorously for long periods,despite all efforts at consolation. Starting around 2…
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Soda – Death in a Can?

Soft drinks and soda especially have no nutritional content and, overtime will actuallycontribute to illnesses such as diabetes, osteopenia, osteoporosis, reflux, stomachulcers, duodenal ulcers, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and pseudo-multiple sclerosis.In addition, the consumption of one 8 oz can of soda a day adds 5 lbs of weight a yearto the average American, contributing to their…
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Iodine and Breast Health

The thyroid absorbs iodine from the blood and uses it to make the thyroid hormones T3and T4, which contain three and four atoms of iodine per molecule respectively. Thismineral is therefore essential to optimal functioning of the thyroid gland and for thyroidhormone production.Until the early 1900’s, doctors treated both hypothyroidism and Grave's disease withinorganic iodine.…
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Five Reasons To Stop Using Antibacterial Soap

On December 16th of 2013, the FDA announced that soap manufacturers must showthat antibacterial soap is both safe and more effective than using conventional soap andwater, or it will need to stop production of them.1About 75 percent of liquid antibacterial soaps and 30 percent of soap bars usedhas triclosan as an active ingredient. Triclosan, which was originally used strictly…
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Benefits of a chiropractic pillow

Humans can sleep in a wide variety of positions and while there is no one position thatis technically the correct way to sleep stomach sleeping is not considered to be good foryour neck or low back. Side and back sleeping however are generally good although ifyou are on your side or back with the wrong…
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Don’t Dehydrate! Drink Water!

Water is necessary for life and yet is one of the most commonly neglected beverages inour culture. It is important for most bodily functions, yet many of us are mildly,chronically dehydrated or at a loss to knowing how much water we should consume andwhat other beverages might count toward our daily water needs.This confusion about…
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History of Chiropractic

The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning ofrecorded time. Writings from China and Greece written between 2700 B.C. and 1500B.C. mention spinal manipulation (Tui Na) and describe the positioning and moving ofthe legs to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, a Greek physician, who lived from 460 to357…
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Before you consider knee meniscal surgery . . .

The meniscus functions like a small disc and acts as a shock absorber between the bones of the upper alower leg. High impact activity (eg. running) and obesity are two common causes of meniscal tears of achronic nature and also impact the development of osteoarthritis of the knee. Because medicine feels thatmeniscal tears do not…
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Do Antibiotics Make You Well … or Sick?

In the 1940's with the discovery of penicillin we had what seemed to be a miracle drug. Thecreation of stronger antibiotic families and the overuse of these medications has, unfortunatelybecome associated with a host of health care concerns.Most of us think of antibiotic side effects first. Some studies estimate up to 47% of all drugallergies…
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