Gluten Allergy Food List

Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Many people choose a gluten-free lifestyle to avoid refined flour, which has almost no nutritional value but is calorie-laden. Some people avoid gluten because they suffer from celiac disease (the medical term for gluten intolerance), which can cause digestive discomfort in the form of gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating.

Effects of Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance is an autoimmune disease rather than an allergy. In severe cases of celiac disease, gluten attacks parts of the small intestine where nutrients from food are absorbed. Malnutrition is the most obvious side effect, followed by anemia, osteoporosis, stunted growth (in children) and depression. If you think you may have gluten intolerance or symptoms of celiac disease, seek the advice of a doctor as soon as possible to be tested. Your physician may suggest that you meet with a dietitian.

Gluten-Free Carbohydrates

A gluten-free diet does not mean you can have no carbohydrates. You can enjoy quinoa, rice, corn and flours made from these grains. Many gluten-free breads are available. Beans are a satisfying combination of carbohydrate and protein. Rice and beans are a nutritious and safe food choice.

Meat

Meat is naturally free of gluten. Be aware, though, that breaded meats contain gluten (unless you prepare them yourself, using gluten-free flour). Meatballs almost always have breadcrumbs mixed in, and many meat replacement products (designed for vegetarians) also contain gluten. Packaged and prepared meat products that may contain gluten are hamburger patties, hot dogs, cold cuts and canned chili.

Dairy Foods

Except for malted drinks, gluten does not naturally exist in milk products. However, there may be gluten in prepared dairy foods like cheeses, flavored yogurts, whipped cream and some nondairy creamers.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh and unprocessed frozen fruits and vegetables contain no gluten. Avoid canned fruit, creamed vegetables and prepared sauces for vegetables unless you can make sure that there is no gluten in the syrup or sauce.

Foods to Avoid

Packaged and processed foods often contain gluten. If avoiding them altogether sounds too difficult, read labels to look for the word “flour” on such foods as instant flavored rice, egg substitutes, flavored potato chips and chocolate. Barley contains gluten, as do matzoh and semolina flour. Beer and some other alcoholic beverages contain gluten.

Call restaurants before eating out to ask about gluten-free dishes.

Broccoli sprout drink enhances detox of air pollutants in clinical trial

There are so many health benefits in beverages made out of broccoli sprouts. And one more health benefit is that a broccoli sprout beverage enhances the detoxification of air pollutants. That’s what happened in a clinical trial in China. The findings, a study, “Rapid and Sustainable Detoxication of Airborne Pollutants by Broccoli Sprout Beverage: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial in China,” published in the June 9, 2014 online edition of the journal Cancer Prevention Research could pave the way for low-cost food-based pollution-prevention strategies as well as getting the health benefits of drinking broccoli sprouts pureed into a beverage. Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables, of which broccoli is one, have been found to reduce risk of chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer. But don’t eat too many all the time, since they stimulate the thyroid gland. (See Cruciferous Vegetables and Your Thyroid – Clean Cuisine and More.) Too many cruciferous vegetables can negatively impact an unhealthy thyroid gland, say researchers at the George Mateljan Foundation, a nonprofit research group. The family of vegetables that can affect the thyroid include cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Cooking the cruciferous vegetables, however, can reduce the effects of the ingredients that harm the thyroid. But when you cook the vegetables, it also destroys the cancer-preventing and detox qualities of the raw broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables. So the answer is balance.

In the research published online June 9, 2014 in the journal

Cancer Prevention Research that looked at air pollution detoxification from drinking a broccoli sprouts drink, a clinical trial involving nearly 300 Chinese men and women residing in one of China’s most polluted regions found that daily consumption of a half cup of broccoli sprout beverage produced rapid, significant and sustained higher levels of excretion of benzene, a known human carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, working with colleagues at several U.S. and Chinese institutions, used the broccoli sprout beverage to provide sulforaphane, a plant compound already demonstrated to have cancer preventive properties in animal studies.

“Air pollution is a complex and pervasive public health problem,” notes John Groopman, PhD, according to a June 16, 2014 news release, “Broccoli sprout drink enhances detoxification of air pollutants in clinical trial in China.” Groopman is an Anna M. Baetjer Professor of Environmental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and one of the study’s co-authors. “To address this problem comprehensively, in addition to the engineering solutions to reduce regional pollution emissions, we need to translate our basic science into strategies to protect individuals from these exposures. This study supports the development of food-based strategies as part of this overall prevention effort.”

Air pollution, an increasing global problem, causes as many as seven million deaths a year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and has in recent years reached perilous levels in many parts of China. Last year, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified air pollution and particulate matter (PM) from air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.

Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables, of which broccoli is one, have been found to reduce risk of chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer

Broccoli sprouts are a source of glucoraphanin, a compound that generates sulforaphane when the plant is chewed or the beverage swallowed. It acts to increase enzymes that enhance the body’s capacity to expunge these types of the pollutants.

The 12-week trial included 291 participants who live in a rural farming community in Jiangsu Province, China, approximately 50 miles north of Shanghai, one of China’s more heavily industrialized regions. Participants in the control group drank a beverage made of sterilized water, pineapple and lime juice while the beverage for the treatment group additionally contained a dissolved freeze-dried powder made from broccoli sprouts that contained glucoraphanin and sulforaphane. Sixty-two men (21%) and 229 women (79%) with a median age of 53 (ranging from 21 to 65) years were enrolled in the study. Urine and blood samples were taken over the course of the trial to measure the fate of the inhaled air pollutants.

The research team found that among participants receiving the broccoli sprout beverage, the rate of excretion of the carcinogen benzene increased 61% beginning the first day and continuing throughout the 12-week period. In addition, the rate of excretion of the irritant acrolein, rapidly and durably increased 23% during the 12-week trial. Secondary analyses by the investigators indicated that the sulforaphane may be exerting its protective actions by activating a signaling molecule, NRF2, that elevates the capacity of cells to adapt to and survive a broad range of environmental toxins. This strategy may also be effective for some contaminants in water and food.

“This study points to a frugal, simple and safe means that can be taken by individuals to possibly reduce some of the long-term health risks associated with air pollution,” notes Thomas Kensler, PhD, according to the news release. Kensler is a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School and one of the study’s co-authors. “This while government leaders and policy makers define and implement more effective regulatory policies to improve air quality.”

The clinical trial targeting prevention is notable in that it evaluated a possible means to reduce the body burden of toxins following unavoidable exposures to pollutants

The majority of clinical trials involve treatments of diseases that have already presented or advanced into later stages. Further clinical trials, to evaluate optimal dosage and frequency of the broccoli sprout beverage, are planned in the same general region of China. This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (P01 ES006052 and P30 S003819). Safeway, Inc. donated the lime juice used in this study.

Authors of the study are: Patricia A. Egner; Jian Guo Chen; Adam T Zarth; Derek Ng; Jinbing Wang; Kevin H Kensler; Lisa P Jacobson; Alvaro Munoz; Jamie L Johnson; John D Groopman; Jed W. Fahey; Paul Talalay; Jian Zhu; Tao-Yang Chen; Geng-Sun Qian; Steven G. Carmella; Stephen S. Hecht; and Thomas W. Kensler.

If you decide to eat broccoli sprouts or liquefy them in your blender and drink as a beverage, be sure the sprouts are free from the type of harmful bacteria that you read about in the news whenever sprouts of any type are recalled. Or sprout broccoli yourself at home in an environment you can control. Then again, a drink made from broccoli sprouts is healthier than many drinks other than plain water that you find at food markets and restaurants.

Five reasons why you should eat more cabbage after St. Patrick’s Day

For those that celebrate St Patrick’s Day authentic style, of course cabbage is on the menu. But for some, St. Patrick’s Day is the only day you eat cabbage. Here are five reasons why you should eat more cabbage after March 17th.

According to Nutrition Facts and Data , we find cabbage to be:

Low Calorie – Like most other green leafy vegetables, cabbage is very low in calories. Cabbage can be used to bulk up any salad or steamed and added with other vegetables as a side dish.
Super low in carbs – All vegetables have carbs. Some more than others. Cabbage is definitely a low carb friend. Which means it is also very low on the Glycemic Index, which makes it great for diabetics. Each one cup serving has only 4 grams of carbs.
Nutrient dense – One cup of shredded cabbage is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Folate. Not to mention it is has fiber and protein.
Disease fighter – The nutrients in cabbage have all been show to have a positive effect on cancer, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Very low cost – Cabbage can be found year around and lasts for weeks, even without refrigeration.

It’s usually best to eat cabbage raw in order to gain the most health benefit. However, lightly steaming cabbage may not be a bad idea if you allow the cut pieces to sit a few minutes before cooking. This allows the enzymes to start the process of converting glucosinolates to their active form, before they’re deactivated by the heat.

Even though cabbage gets over shadowed by other super foods such as kale or collard greens, cabbage is definitely worth adding into your regular routine on St Patrick’s day and beyond.

Springing into shape this season

While the weather begins to warm up this season, everyone is taking advantage of the outdoors for some exercise. Be it jogging, hiking, cycling, walking, golfing, or tennis playing, any type of cardiovascular activity is great for the body.

Springing back into shape takes some dedication so here are some health and wellness tips to help stay on track.

Buddy Up: Find an exercise partner with the same fitness and weight loss goals in mind

Don’t Get Discouraged: While the first couple weeks will show the most dramatic weight loss on the scale, it normally reflects water loss – the weeks following will be fat which comes off more slowly

Energy Boost: After a hectic day of work and family, it’s hard to think of exercise, so be sure to take pure marine supplements such as premium oyster powder, shark liver oil, and wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil for endurance, help in anti-inflammation, and a boost in immunity

Fitness Diary: Log down those fitness times and food intake to keep on track

A fitness lifestyle change can be achieved with realistic planning and a hint of fun.

What Causes a Loss of Enamel?

Enamel is the thin, translucent, hard outer layer of the teeth that protects them from the daily stress of chewing, biting and grinding; temperatures of hot and cold foods and drinks; and erosive acids. Despite being the toughest tissue in your body, a variety of factors can cause enamel erosion, or loss of enamel. Loss of enamel increases teeth sensitivity, exposes stains on teeth, increases vulnerability to cavities and decay, and creates rough and irregular teeth edges and dents on teeth surfaces.

Erosive Acids

Enamel loss is primarily caused by erosive acids that wear away enamel over time. Excessive consumption of soft drinks, which contain high amounts of phosphoric and citric acids, and other acidic drinks and foods, such as fruit drinks and sour foods or candies, is the leading cause of acid-related enamel loss. Frequent consumption of medicines and supplements containing high acid content, including aspirin, antihistamines and vitamin C supplements, also cause enamel loss. Stomach acids brought up to the mouth from acid reflux disease, or heartburn, and other gastrointestinal problems can also erode enamel. This includes stomach acids brought up from frequent vomiting due to bulimia, alcoholism or binge drinking.

Environmental Factors

Environmental factors in the mouth, or the physical wear and tear from daily friction and stress on the teeth, are another contributing factor of enamel loss. Environmental causes of enamel loss include friction from clenching or grinding your teeth, especially during sleep, and wear and tear from brushing your teeth too hard, improper flossing, biting hard objects or chewing tobacco. Stress fractures, or chips and cracks in the enamel, cause permanent enamel damage because enamel does not contain any living cells to help the body repair these fractures.

Low Saliva Production

Acid- and environmental-related enamel loss are even more likely if you have a dry mouth or low saliva production. Saliva strengthens both your teeth and their enamel by coating them with calcium and other strengthening minerals. Saliva also protects against enamel erosion by diluting and washing away erosive acids and other wastes leftover from foods and drinks and by producing substances that fight against mouth bacteria and disease that can cause enamel loss. While a healthy amount of saliva production can protect enamel from the erosive effects of acidic foods and drinks, excessive consumption of acidic foods and drinks decreases saliva production and saliva’s ability to strengthen teeth and enamel.

Plaque Build-Up

An excessive build-up of plaque can also contribute to enamel loss. Plaque is a thin, sticky coating made of saliva, food particles and bacteria that forms between teeth, inside holes or pits in your molars, and at the gum line. Some of the bacteria found in plaque can change food starches into acids that wear down enamel over time by eating away at its healthy minerals. As long as plaque continues to build up in your teeth, the acids in plaque will continuously erode enamel.

Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes in children and teens

Obese children on unhealthy diets start to have not only more but also larger fat cells (called adipocytes), at a very young age that’s associated with increased inflammation and is linked to impaired metabolic function. But parents and others choosing foods for kids and teenagers can introduce more vegetables and fruits and fewer meals of red meat, fried starchy vegetables, rich desserts like cake and sodas at an early age. A lot of parents don’t even know what vegetables to choose or even what some vegetables or fruits look like. What parents may not realize is that kids’ bodies are processing unhealthy food, including excess sugar differently than adults’ systems.

Some parents can’t afford healthier foods. If you take a parent shopping at the produce counter, the parent may not know what unfamiliar healthier vegetables look like or have never seen them in their homes as children. So the same unhealthy foods may get passed from parents to kids, such as eating lots of fast-foods because they’re cheaper than buying fresh produce on a tight food budget. One example are diets of take-out fast foods because there’s little time to cook and prepare food for the next day or the week ahead of time.

You can help your child or teenager improve nutrition before it leads to type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes. A new study finds healthier eating pattern provides benefit independent of other lifestyle changes. Improving the overall quality of one’s diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

The study, by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, found that those who improved their diet quality index scores by 10 percent over four years – by eating more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and less sweetened beverages and saturated fats, for example – reduced their risk for type 2 diabetes by about 20 percent, compared to those who made no changes to their diets. Dietary quality was measured using the 110-point Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010.

The study also examined whether improved diet was a marker of other lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or increased physical activity, or if it could independently reduce a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes

“We found that diet was indeed associated with diabetes independent of weight loss and increased physical activity,” says lead researcher Sylvia Ley, PhD, according to the June 14, 2014 news release, “Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes.” Ley is a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

“If you improve other lifestyle factors you reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes even more, but improving diet quality alone has significant benefits. This is important because it is often difficult for people to maintain a calorie-restricted diet for a long time. We want them to know if they can improve the overall quality of what they eat – consume less red meat and sugar-sweetened beverages, and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains – they are going to improve their health and reduce their risk for diabetes.”

The study also showed that it didn’t matter how good or poor a person’s diet was when they started out, she explains, according to the news release. “Regardless of where participants started, improving diet quality was beneficial for all.”

Funding for this research was provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, under grant number DK058845.

Kids process sugar in a different way than adults

Understanding the unique nature of children’s bodies and brains is explained in a new study that shows adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains. Another study finds evidence changes in adipose tissue begin at very young age for obese children. If you’re in San Francisco this week, perhaps you’ve heard that the American Diabetes Association is having their 74th Scientific Session there this week of June 15, 2014.

With the increase in childhood obesity and the associated increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents, there is growing interest in how children’s bodies process the foods they eat and how obesity and diabetes begin to develop at early ages. Two studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions® help to shed light on this topic.

One study, by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, compared how the brains of adolescents and adults differed in their response to ingestion of a glucose drink. It found that in adolescents, glucose increased the blood flow in the regions of the brain implicated in reward-motivation and decision-making, whereas in adults, it decreased the blood flow in these regions.

“While we cannot speculate directly about how glucose ingestion may influence behavior, certainly we have shown that there are differences in how adults and adolescents respond to glucose,” says lead researcher Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD, according to the June 15, 2014 news release, “Understanding the unique nature of children’s bodies and brains.” Jastreboff is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine.

“This is important because adolescents are the highest consumers of dietary added sugars. This is just the first step in understanding what is happening in the adolescent brain in response to consumption of sugary drinks. Ultimately, it will be important to investigate whether such exposure to sugar during adolescence impacts food and drink consumption, and whether it relates to the development of obesity.”

Comparing fat cell composition and biology in lean and obese children and teenagers

Another study, by researchers in Germany at the University Children’s Hospital in Leipzig, compared fat cell composition and biology in lean and obese children and adolescents. They found that when children become obese, beginning as early as age six, there was an increase in the number of adipose cells, and that they are larger in size than the cells found in the bodies of lean children. The researchers also found evidence of dysfunction of the fat cells of obese children, including signs of inflammation, which can lead to insulin resistance, diabetes and other problems, such as high blood pressure.

“Our research shows that obese children start to have not only more but also larger adipocytes, or fat cells, at a very young age and that this is associated with increased inflammation and is linked to impaired metabolic function,” says lead researcher Antje Körner, MD, according to the news release. Körner is a Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Researcher at the Pediatric Research Center, University Children’s Hospital, Leipzig. “What we were interested in was seeing whether something was already going on with the adipose tissue itself if the children become obese at an early age, and it appears that there is. It’s important because this can contribute to the development of comorbidities of obesity in children, such as diabetes.”

CDC reports rare lesbian HIV transmission case

On Thursday the CDC reported a rare case of suspected HIV transmission from one woman to another.

The government organization says, the 46-year-old woman “likely acquired” human immunodeficiency virus while in a monogamous relationship with an HIV-positive female partner in Texas.

The woman had been in heterosexual relationships in the past, but not in the 10 years before her HIV infection.

Her HIV-positive partner, a 43-year-old woman who first tested positive in 2008, was her only sexual partner in the six months leading up to the test that came back positive for HIV.

She did not participate in any other risk factors for contracting the virus, such as injecting drugs, organ transplant, tattoos or acupuncture.

The strain of HIV with which she was infected was a 98 percent genetic match to her partner’s.

The partner who was infected since 2008 had been prescribed anti-HIV drugs in 2009 but stopped taking them in November 2010.

The CDC cautions that while such cases of HIV transmission are rare, “female-to-female transmission is possible because HIV can be found in vaginal fluid and menstrual blood.”

Doctors say people with HIV should be under the care of a doctor and take their prescribed medications to keep their viral load down and reduce the risk of infecting others.

The CDC is aware of two other previous suspected cases of a woman-to-woman transmission.

Paleo Girl serves up Primal weight loss and health tips: Favorite recipes

Say hello to Paleo Girl. That’s the nickname for Leslie Klenke, a savvy young woman who decided to fill the missing link between Paleo books for children such as Paleo Kids and Paleo books for adults such as “Practical Paleo.” The result is a new book: “Paleo Girl: Take a Leap. Empower Yourself. Be Awesome!”

We interviewed Leslie about her vision for “cave-teens.” She created it after talking with Mark Sisson, author of “The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy.”

Leslie created the book based on “the topics I wish I understood when I myself was a teen: nutrition, fitness, sun, sleep, play, puberty, peer pressure, bullies, eating disorders, motivation, happiness, recipes, and some real world success stories. I knew it was a lot of information for just one book, but I really wanted to develop an entire lifestyle guide to help teens through a potentially tricky stage in life.”

In terms of Paleo dieting, Leslie feels that “being overweight can be a real struggle…especially in a society that puts too much focus on our external self. When we’re made to feel bad about our looks, it can really destroy our self-esteem and self-worth at any age.”

And the journey to a healthy weight begins from within, says Leslie. “In addition to wanting to get in great shape, the path to wellness should also begin with a desire to learn to love and respect the person that you are. A mission to find true health and happiness, instead of the smallest number you can put on the scale, is going to ensure you experience long-term success. After all, diet and exercise are easy to enjoy when you care about yourself.”

In addition, however, “a Paleo lifestyle can almost effortlessly help you lose weight and/or become healthy—the right way.”

For starters, a paleo diet consists of: animal protein (meat, fowl, fish/seafood), eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and oils. These are the types of foods that our ancestors would have eaten 10,000 years ago. With that in mind, foods that would be missing from our ancestor’s diet are the same items we need to drastically limit or completely avoid: legumes (beans, soybeans), gains and starches (wheat, oats, rice), and most importantly processed foods (bread, cereal, pasta, soda). Dairy is a debatable topic. Some strict paleo followers eliminate it, while other Primal fans may allow it if they can tolerate it. I suggest cutting it out entirely for two to three weeks, and then slowly reintroduce it back into your diet to see if you experience any ill effects. (This process can be used with other foods to see how they affect you as well.)

How does a Paleo diet help you lose weight? Leslie offers these insights: “When you eat food that increases your blood sugar level (for example, bread has a high glycemic index), your body responds by secreting insulin to bring your blood sugar back down. Excess insulin ultimately turns into fat. When you consume paleo friendly foods, you minimize insulin release and prevent this process.”

For those who have problems sticking to a diet because they are hungry, Leslie notes that the Paleo diet is “satiating. When you eat high quality fats, you get fuller quicker. Not to mention when you’re consuming a diet of higher nutrition, your body is getting everything it needs to thrive. When you consume a Standard American Diet (SAD) or embark on a low fat or restricted calorie diet, you’re likely consuming too much processed junk and not enough vitamins and minerals. So, of course you’re going to feel like you’re starving, because on a cellular level—you are!”

We asked Leslie to share her two favorite recipes. You can get more, plus all of her diet, fitness and health tips by clicking here for “Paleo Girl: Take a Leap. Empower Yourself. Be Awesome!”

Better Than Oatmeal

I stumbled upon this recipe one morning when I was craving Banana Pancakes but didn’t feel like standing over the stove pouring and flipping the perfect pancakes over and over—so I just dumped all the batter in the skillet. As I ate my Frankenstein’ed breakfast, I thought it tasted just like oatmeal! The next time I made it, I added nuts and topped it with fruit. From then on, I’ve been hooked!

Makes: 1 bowl – Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 ripe banana

2 eggs

A pinch of cinnamon

A splash of vanilla

Butter (for cooking and topping)

1-2 tbsp crushed pecans

Optional: fruit, heavy cream, additional pecans

Directions

Add banana, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans to a medium bowl and mash together; the batter will be a little lumpy.

Grease skillet with butter and turn on stove to medium heat.

Add the entire mixture to the skillet.

As the mixture cooks, continue to stir and mash.

Once fully cooked, remove from heat and place in a bowl.

Top with butter or optional ingredients.

Deli Rollups

Get the protein punch of a deli sandwich without all the bread. You can knock these rollups out in seconds and they really hit the spot. Primal tip: when hunting for deli meats at the grocery, look for nitrate-free, minimally processed meats, or make your own deli meat at home and slice it super thin!

Makes: 3 roll-ups – Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

3-6 slices of your favorite deli meats (depending on the size of the slices, or around 3 oz total): ham, turkey, salami, chicken, roast beef, etc.

1 slice or 3 oz cheese of your choice, cut into thirds

Optional: avocado, tomato, leaf lettuce, onion, salt, pepper, and any of your favorite veggies, herbs, or seasonings

Directions

Lay meat slices out side by side, or use leaf lettuce as a “wrap.”

Place a piece of cheese in the center of each meat.

Add any optional ingredients.

Roll up into finger friendly snacks.

Health Center

The Active Health Center was established in 1978 in Markham. This Chiropractic clinic offers a full range of Chiropractic treatments. Using massage therapy, Naturopathic medicine and exercise rehabilitation to help achieve those goals the health center is dedicated to helping people improve the quality of their lives and live with less pain.

The center features low tech equipment to help diagnosis and treat sports, work and vehicle injuries and help get you back on the road to recovery through the use of their chiropractic expertise and their rehabilitation gym.

The health center can successfully treat people for a number of conditions including: fibromyalgia, nerve and root irritations, rheumatoid arthritis, whiplash and cervical disc problems as well as many other conditions.

The health center believes that each person is an individual with individual health issues and conditions and uses a naturopathic approach that combines the most modern diagnosis and research with natural therapies to help the body’s own natural abilities to heal itself. The goal of this health center is to find the cause of your illness and pain and involve you, the patient, in your medical care in helping to prevent and heal your body. The health center uses an individual treatment approach to concentrate on your specific symptoms and find and treat the underlying cause of those symptoms. They then will develop a plan for individual treatment based on your own special needs and issues.

As You know chiropractic treatment is dedicated to use the body’s own ability to heal rather than medicines with harmful side effects that may only mask symptoms and may have worse side effects than the conditions itself, while urging you to seek traditional medical care for those conditions in which such treatments prove beneficial.

The health center also helps the individual understand the importance of caring for the whole body through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle counseling. Their goal and mission is not just to help you feel better today or next week but to achieve a lifetime of health through the choices you make each and every day. Believing that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the staff of this clinic works to educate and help you formulate a plan that will increase your good health and keep it over the months and years that lie ahead.

If you suffer with soft tissue damage and are not getting any relief from traditional types of treatments, you should talk to your doctor about having the Active Release Therapy. This will give you the chance to have the condition corrected for good in as little as 8 to 10 treatments. The amount of treatment that you will need to have done will depend on the severity of your condition. This is something that you doctor can go over with you so that you and your doctor can determine the best course of action to get you back to optimum health.

Their trained and caring personnel will discuss with you your condition, outline your options and help you to make the choices that are right for your individual needs. The health center is not just a place that treats that shoulder, neck or leg pain but one that helps you to understand the causes of the pain, how to lessen your risks for further pain and injury and how to get healthy and stay healthy.

If you are suffering from a musculosketal problem we can help. Visit us and we work with you not only to get you on your way to better health today but, to living a more healthy pain free life tomorrow and all the tomorrows to come.

Ashburn Health Centers Are Known For Prompt And Quality Services

Health is wealth and people all around the globe have realized it sooner. There are many health centers in different parts of the world, some specialized dealing with specific diseases and organs; while others treat all general cases. It is an undeniable fact that leading a healthy lifestyle is very important to prevent diseases. This also has a deep effect on the wellbeing of the society too. Health and medical circuit in Loudoun medical world has improved over the years significantly, the medical centers have hired some really good and specialized doctors and have made quality medical services as their priority.

Ashburn health center provides with the best emergency care as said in reports. There are a handful of health center Ashburn provides for its local people. Many health units in Loundon VA have tied up with clinics in Ashburn to manage the health of the residents. They hire professionally efficient medical practitioners who take care of your health with utmost care and provide you with the best of medical care and guidance for a healthy life in long run.

Many Ashburn health units have the walk in clinic facility which does not need prior appointment and serves you on first come and first serve basis. They provide with all the urgent care parameters for the patients. You can expect here any type of medical guidance, starting from fractures, sprains, stomach ailments, limb pains, child care, old age troubles and so on. The standard of urgent care in Ashburn to its people has improved significantly.

The health centers in Loudon have started special departments dealing with services like emergency care, non-operative orthopedic solutions, primary care, and regular physical check-ups. A medical requirement always come unexpected and most of the times people are unprepared about the monetary part, clinics in Ashburn offers treatment at the most affordable rates. You can get in touch with these clinics for every possible medical need like bruises and burns, minor injuries, bronchitis, flu, and so on. Patients also get special care for ailments like diabetes, breathing treatment, blood pressure disorder, and special classes for preventive checkups.

Counseling clinics have started in Ashburn that have tied up with the reputed healthcare names and have started campaigns and counseling to stop smoking, weight management, drug elimination and so on. The local people can also avail the special discounts on orthopedic services and non-operative services like tendonitis and arthritis treatment that can be otherwise very expensive.

People facing diseases that bring about life threatening emergency situations can visit the walk in clinics as emergency option and are perfect place if you need fast treatment at cost effective places.These clinics aim to improve the general health of the Ashburn community by offering affordable but quality healthcare services to every citizen of the locality. The clinics have the best of specialists, medical professionals, pediatrics and internal paramedics at your service. Thus, now living a fit and healthy life is as easy as going for regular checkups in these clinics.