222016Feb

Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Density

It is widely understood that vitamin D is necessary for healthy bone density. A focus on this one benefit leads many people to mistakenly view vitamin D as being only important for aging women in their efforts to avoid osteoporosis and the dreaded “dowager hump.” Actually, we now understand that vitamin D is critical to…

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92015Dec

Seven Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Toward that end, this month we’ll discuss seven of my favorite tips for avoiding holiday weight gain. Focus on fellowship. This season is meant to be celebrated with friends and family. Don’t hover around the food table or the bar when you are at holiday gatherings….

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92015Dec

Sweet Poison

The young woman seated near our table at a local eatery gushed that the sweet confection she was enjoying as her dessert was “to die for”.  Her statement was truer than she probably understood, however, not in the sense that she intended.  The sugar which sweetened her dessert and which has become pervasive in the…

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302015Oct

Seven Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Toward that end, this month we’ll discuss seven of my favorite tips for avoiding holiday weight gain. Focus on fellowship. This season is meant to be celebrated with friends and family. Don’t hover around the food table or the bar when you are at holiday gatherings….

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272015Oct

What if it’s not all in your head?

Many people can relate to the story of a friend or relative who within a few days after being declared healthy in a routine physical, suddenly dropped dead with a heart attack or discovered a lump which turned out to be cancerous. How does that happen? Have you been told that your lab tests are…

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222015Jul

Do You Have a Chiropractor?

Article for Cape Fear Living Magazine Title:  “Do You Have a Chiropractor?” Submitted by: Dr. R. Todd Shaver 24 June 2015   Do you have a chiropractor?  Well, if you do not, you probably have friends or family members who are chiropractic patients and you may have wondered why they are so enthusiastic about chiropractic…

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222015Jul

Osteoporosis Drugs Ineffective in Prevention of Hip & Spine Fracture

Pharmaceutical companies profit billions of dollars from Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, Zometa and other such osteoporosis drugs.  Prescribed to millions of patients, these drugs are intended to treat and prevent osteoporosis and they are the primary tools used in the effort to prevent hip and spine fractures.  However, recently published research demonstrates that these drugs…

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32015Jun

Vitamin D – Beyond Bone Density

It is widely understood that Vitamin D is necessary for healthy bone density.  Focus on this one benefit leads many people to mistakenly view Vitamin D as being only important for aging women in their effort to avoid osteoporosis and the dreaded “Dowager hump”.  Actually, we now understand that Vitamin D is critical to the…

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12015May

Tylenol Ineffective for Back Pain and Arthritis Pain

Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol and several other drugs, is commonly recommended for the treatment of spinal pain, arthritis pain and a variety of other aches and pains. In fact, acetaminophen is the most widely used “pain reliever” medication in the United States. Alarmingly, due to its pervasive use and the false belief that…

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312015Mar

Sitting Can Kill You!

Article for Cape Fear Living Magazine Article Title: “Sitting Can Kill You” Submitted by Dr. R. Todd Shaver 27 March 2015 If the headline of this month’s article strikes you as alarmist hyperbole, then please keep reading. An already large and steadily growing body of research clearly demonstrates that sitting is a health risk. For…

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