Cartilage is an important connective tissue found throughout our bodies. When damaged in the joints, it can lead to pain, inflammation, limited range of motion and stiffness that can eventually progress to OsteoArthritis (OA)—the most common type of arthritis. When used as part of a larger, comprehensive treatment plan, nutrition can be a great way to confront some of the symptoms of OsteoArthritis and other disorders that result from degeneration of cartilage. Here is a list of foods that help rebuild cartilage. [Read more…]
Dr. Johnston Dishes on Foods for Healthy Skin
Arrowhead Health Centers’ Medical Director, Dr. Janice Johnston was recently interviewed by Arizona Foothills Magazine about the best foods for healthy skin and hair. Besides being a medical doctor, Dr. Johnston is an avid nutrition buff who keeps up to date with the latest in nutrition science. [Read more…]
What Does Sugar Do to the Body?
“If you removed all of the items that contained sugar from the supermarket, only 20% of the items would remain!” documentary filmmaker Damon Gameau. That number is unreal when you think about all of the self-proclaimed healthy items lining the shelves. But is sugar really that bad for you? Come along as we answer the question, what does sugar do to the body? [Read more…]
Healthy Foods Your Chiropractor Wants You to Eat
A chiropractor can work wonders with a few short movements. Whether it be healing from an injury, maintaining optimal spinal health, or just ridding yourself of pesky back and neck pain, chiropractic care can soothe your ailments. Some of your lifestyle choices outside of the doctor’s office can influence the effectiveness of treatment. A few of these are exercise, quitting smoking, drinking enough water, and diet. The food we consume on a daily basis has a very large impact on our bodies and the thousands of underlying processes that go on inside it every day. In turn, our nutrition is a significant factor in our health. By incorporating certain foods into your diet, you can contribute to the health of your spine, and make your chiropractor very proud. [Read more…]