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As an orthopedic physical therapist, I use foam rollers during the treatment of many of my patients. They do often complain that the foam rolling hurts at the time of the treatment, but they also say they feel better after … Continue reading
Vitamins are essential nutrients and key to maintaining a healthy metabolism. They are essential because our bodies have no way to synthesize them, and thus they must be obtained through our diets. In general, a well-balanced diet will provide sufficient … Continue reading
When the first artificial sweetener (now sold as Sweet’n Low) was discovered in 1878, the world became divided between those who embrace artificial sweeteners to reduce calorie intake and sugar intake and those who fear that these sweeteners cause health … Continue reading
Antibacterial soaps kill both good and bad bacteria equally because the antibacterial agents cannot differentiate between bad and good. However, antibacterial soaps are not any better than regular soaps at killing germs. In September 2016, the FDA banned the use … Continue reading
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If you grew up like me, you had milk several times each day: on your cereal at breakfast and in a glass with lunch and dinner. Your parents told you that milk is good for your bones and that you … Continue reading
Do you have silver-colored fillings in your teeth? This type of dental filling, called amalgam, contains 50% mercury. If you have one or more, you aren’t alone. Amalgam is the most common type of dental filling and is used by … Continue reading