Is It TMJ Or Simply Your Digastric Muscle?

Treating Your Digastric Muscle Author: Julie Donnelly, LMT – The Pain Relief Expert Editor: Dr. Steve Chaney How wonderful, it’s May!  I especially love May when I’m up north and the flowers are all blooming, the air feels fresh, and people come out to enjoy the lovely weather. Here in Florida, it’s just starting to get hot.  Most of ...

Which Nutrients Prevent Prenatal Depression?

What Does This Study Mean For You? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  Yes, you read the headline correctly. Everyone talks about postnatal depression. But prenatal depression is also a “thing”, especially during the third trimester. Worldwide, 4-20% of women experience some degree of depression during the third trimester – with pregnant women in high-income countries at the lower ...

What Nutrients Are Missing In Prenatal Supplements?

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Do These Deficiencies Matter? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney If you are a pregnant mom, nothing is more important than the health of your baby. And if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, your doctor has probably recommended a prenatal supplement. But does the prenatal supplement he or she recommended provide you with all the nutrients ...

Can Personalized Diets Help Control Blood Sugar?

What Does This Study Mean For You?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  Personalized diets are highly advertised. We are told to forget the old “one size fits all” diets of the past. We are told we are all different, so diets should be individualized to us. We are promised that by collecting DNA samples from our tissue or bacteria ...

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Earth Day

Can Diet Affect The Health Of Our Planet?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Earth Day was yesterday. So, it is time for my annual reminder that what you eat affects a lot more than just your health. It affects the health of our planet. Once again, it’s time to ask yourself, “Is my diet destroying the planet? This is ...

Do Omega-3s Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain?

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How Do Rheumatoid And Osteoarthritis Differ? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  This week I am concluding my series on recent omega-3 advances by reviewing a meta-analysis that asks whether omega-3s are beneficial for people with osteoarthritis. This is an important question because osteoarthritis affects around 32.5 million adults in the United States, and that number is increasing each year ...

The Good News About Omega-3s And Stroke

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How Do Omega-3s Affect The Two Types Of Stroke? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  I am continuing my series on recent omega-3 breakthroughs. Last week I reviewed a study showing that the omega-3s EPA and DHA lowered blood pressure. Since high blood pressure is a major contributing factor to stroke risk, it only makes sense that EPA and ...

How Much Omega-3s Are Best For Blood Pressure?

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What Does This Study Mean For You? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney I am continuing my series on recent omega-3 breakthroughs. Today I am going to cover a recent systematic review and meta-analysis (X Zhang et al, Journal of the American Heart Association, 11: e025071, 2022) that analyzed 71 double blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies with 4,973 subjects to ...

Do Omega-3s Improve Recovery From A Heart Attack?

Omega-3s And Heart Disease

Where Do We Go From Here?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  Despite years of controversy, the benefits of omega-3s remain an active area of research. Over the next few weeks, I will review several groundbreaking omega-3 studies. This week I will focus on omega-3s and heart health. I don’t need to tell you that the effect of omega-3s on ...

How Much Protein Do Post-Menopausal Women Need?

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Does The Design Of The Protein Supplement Matter?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  You’ve probably heard the saying, “It’s all downhill after 30”. That’s a particularly gloomy way of looking at it, but Father Time does take a toll on our body. I’m going to focus on age-related loss of muscle mass today, a physiological process called sarcopenia. There ...

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