ENVIRONMENT CHEMICALS AND YOUR HEALTH

Our bodies are regularly exposed to toxins in the air we breath, water we drink, food we eat, and the products we use. Many of these toxic chemicals are classified as endocrine disruptors, or chemicals that interfere with our bodies natural hormones and can lead to a wide array of health issues including cancer and inflammatory conditions in the body. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help minimize or avoid exposures and support your body. 

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Got Back Pain: New Guidelines Recommend Alternative Therapies

Now, new guidelines by the American College of Physicians advise trying alternative therapies like exercise, mindfulness-based stress reduction, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, and yoga, before patients consider pharmaceutical pain options. The guidelines also advise that steroidal injections and acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) are not helpful in the treatment of back pain, and that physicians should avoiding opioid prescriptions for back pain.

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