Always a Good Idea to Keep Things off the Floor

I tripped and fell in my living room a couple of months ago. I had left my running shoes out and that is how it happened. I have told my husband so many times to not leave his shoes out because they’re a tripping hazard, but now I had done it myself and caused my own trouble. I had to quickly go see a dentist in Fremont because I cracked my tooth when I fell and hit the arm on our couch. The pain was pretty strong when I first slammed into it. I reached up to touch my teeth when I got up, and I was happy to see that I hadn’t lost or broken any. But I looked in the mirror soon after and saw the crack.

The dentist told me that I would need to have my tooth capped. He said that I should not worry because he could make sure that the cap would match my front teeth perfectly and no one would even know. Continue reading

I Fell Down My Steps

I was in so much pain, and I did not know what to do. I fell down my steps the other day. Thank goodness I was almost at the bottom when I tripped, because it would have been so much worse if I had fallen down more than just three steps. It still hurt a lot, and nothing I did took away the pain. I tried a heating pad, but then I read that icing it up might help too. Neither did! What finally helped me was going to a chiropractor in Orland Park IL.

It was my first time in visiting one, and I did not know what to expect. Continue reading

Avoiding My Mom’s Bad Back Issues by Regularly Visiting My Campbell Chiropractor

My mom’s back used to hurt her something awful. I would watch her try to walk upright in her later years and she just hobbled along. She would not go to a chiropractor. She had it set in her head that a chiropractor could not help her. Well, I inherited mom’s bad back. However, I do not have the level of pain or debilitation that she did. It got bad for a time, but I decided to give a Campbell chiropractor a try. All the MDs suggested was pain pills, more imaging and maybe surgery. That is not for me.

I have a friend who has had more than a dozen surgeries on his back. He said he broke his back at work and has never been the same since. I was wondering, in my layman’s mind, how a single break could lead to more than a dozen surgeries and you still have a back that hurts terribly. Continue reading

Jalapenos Hot And Healthy

Many people who like spicy or hot food have heard of and possibly eaten jalapeno peppers. But not so many people realize exactly how much their health can benefit from eating these not-so-chilly chili peppers. From cardiovascular benefits, boosting the immune system, and even clearing congestion (although that one is probably no great surprise!), jalapenos are reputed to be beneficial in many more ways.

Recent studies have shown that the substance that makes peppers hot – capsaicin – can effectively cause prostate cancer cells to freeze in its non-proliferative phase, which basically means that the cancer cells literally commit suicide. When human cell lines were grown in mice there was a significant deceleration in the development of prostate tumors. So get eating those peppers guys!

The same substance, capsaicin, is also used for the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, and migraines, as well as being effective against leukemia. So they may give you a burning mouth, but the pain in your head may soon go away!

Jalapenos have also been found to be effective when used as an appetite suppressant, which is good news for pepper lovers who are on a diet.

The jalapeno pepper might bring tears to your eyes and blisters to your tongue, but the health benefits definitely outweigh the short-term discomfort that eating one can bring.

If you are concerned about your heart and its health, then eating jalapenos regularly might help to allay your fears as they can help your body to reduce cholesterol, platelet aggregation, and triglycerides. It is a fact that certain cultures in the world that use hot peppers liberally have a significantly reduced rate of strokes and heart attacks.

If you want to increase your vitamin C intake, and oranges are getting boring, eat chili peppers instead.

If you are an unlucky sufferer of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) then the results of a recent study have discovered that capsaicin could lead to a cure for it. Likewise, capsaicin helps to kill certain bacteria such as H. pylori, which can have the effect of preventing stomach ulcers.

It certainly seems then, that far from just being a flavorful addition to your food, the jalapeno pepper is also a flavorful delight to your health. This is not so much a case of “the more the merrier”, it’s more a case of “the more the healthier”! So spice up your diet and you might just find that you’re spicing up your health and your life too.