Why is everybody talking about non-medical masks in the last few days? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US released studies showing that the coronavirus was being transmitted by patients who were asymptomatic. It was known all along that some people were infected but asymptomatic, but new information indicates that they … Continue reading To Mask or Not to Mask
With far too many people ignoring public health advice around social distancing, we've come to the unfortunate place that a lot of areas are on lockdown. However, we need to slow this thing down. At the World Health Organization press briefing on March 23, the W.H.O. Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that it had … Continue reading What the Experts Have to Say About COVID-19
All of a sudden, the medication chloroquine is in the news for its potential role in managing COVID-19. This post will look at what's known, and not known, about potential treatments for the novel coronavirus. In the news On March 19, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) had approved … Continue reading What Chloroquine Means for COVID-19 – Update March 21
Let's say your back hurts. You go to a chiropractor, over a few visits they crack a few joints, and that's all she wrote, right? That's certainly what I used to think about chiropractic. The thing is, though, there's some modern back cracking practice built on some rather out there origins. Traditional/straight chiropractic Chiropractic was … Continue reading Is Chiropractic What It Claims To Be?
Coronavirus has caught everyone's attention and emptied store shelves of hand sanitizer, masks, and toilet paper. As the disease gains more traction across the globe, people start to panic, and that sends logical reasoning straight out the window. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a type of coronavirus, specifically severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – The Facts
What does the gate control theory of pain have to do with a mental health blog? Well, co-occurring mental illness and chronic pain are remarkably common. For example, among people with fibromyalgia, over 50% experience depression. The rates of anxiety disorders are also over 50%. People with depression and anxiety disorders are also at increased … Continue reading Gate Control Theory of Pain
There are a lot of weird alternative health interventions out there, but colon cleansing, also known as colon hydrotherapy or colonics, has got to be one of the weirder ones. Apparently this is something that's been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, but it only appeared on my radar a few years back … Continue reading Are Colon Cleanses Useful?