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Archive for March, 2012

Flaxseed Oil: An Essential Fatty Acid

Naturopathic Tip of the Month:  Essential fatty acids (or EFAs) play a critical role in our normal physiology and may help prevent many degenerative diseases. Flaxseed oil, for example, contains both omega-6 and the very important omega-3 fatty acid from a vegetarian source. It has been suggested that flaxseed oil may have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular diseases, inflammation and the nervous system. Look for organic unrefined flaxseed oil for best results. But remember…flaxseed oil can be easily damaged by heat and light so it should be stored in your refrigerators and it must not be used in cooking. The best way to get your daily intake of flaxseed oil is to incorporate it into your food. Try using it…

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Five Physical Fitness Myths

“Exercise is only for those who need to lost weight.” Physical activity is important for more than just losing weight. It also improves mood, decreases the risk of disease, strengthens the heart and lungs, and improves sleep. “Getting in shape requires a gym membership.” There are many alternatives to gyms. Do push ups, squats, and other exercises that use your body weight as resistance. Try taking walks, ride a bike, take the stairs, or use resistance bands for strength training. Be inspired by at home exercise videos and games. “If you are physically active, you can eat whatever you want.” It is true that you burn calories when you exercise, but this doesn’t mean indulgence is smart. In order to…

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