7/12/2016

Muscle Tension Headaches



These form of headaches typically involve muscle of the head, neck, and or upper back. Most common muscles include the occipitals, trapezius, SCM, spinous, and the semispinalis.

Tightness, spasm, and trigger points in these muscles often cause the pain that travels into the head.

The causes can be mental, physical, or even both. Things like a stressful situation at home or prolonged poor posture at work. Now, the muscles we talked about can pull vertebrae out of alignment creating more nerve pressure and pain.

Try to minimize stress levels and get the spine in alignment.

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7/10/2016

Spot Cleaning Your Pillow



Here at arc4life we have seen that if you constantly throw your pillow in the washer, it will start to break the pillow fibers down. This is one reason we like the dust covers. They work as a great protector, you can easily unzip it and throw it in the wash. That being said, let's say you don't have the dust cover on an you get a stain on the pillow. This is where spot cleaning comes into

Here's what you do:

1)get a toothbrush, get some ivory soap, wet the spot.

2)make a lather with the soap.

3)put it on the spot, scrub it with the brush.

4)clean with water, dry with hair dryer a bit, let it air dry fully.

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6/15/2016

Alarming Amount Of Sugar...

I had to write a quick post about the amount of sugar we may be getting... I found it quite a bit scary to learn that a Venti White Chocolate Mocha at Starbucks has 18 teaspoons of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends not consuming more than 9 teaspoons a day for a male and 6 for a woman. I was stunned when I learned a soda has about 9 teaspoons. They try to avoid this fact sometimes by cutting sugar and adding a fake sweetener - even worse!

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5/24/2016

"Get Working On That Neck Curve"

Many individuals have lost the curve in their neck that they need. Technically you need 40-60 degrees. This can be seen and measured on a lateral cervical x-ray. However, you can see a whole lot from a lateral view of ones posture. Either way it may be a good idea to sleep on a neck pillow. You may even want to do some neck traction with the posture pump. Those that use a neck pillow, along with doing neck exercises, and true neck traction, seem to have the best results.

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5/02/2016

Information For Arthritis Treatment

I have learned how acetaminophen may be one of the leading causes of kidney and liver failure. This is a common reliever and anti-inflammatory people use for arthritis.

We need to eliminate all sugar from the diet. Only consume high quality, non-processed foods. Eat lots of raw foods. Maximize EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids). And restore the gut flora with fermented vegetables and probiotics.

Also recommended are getting sun and getting exercise too. Lastly, natural anti-inflammatories gotten from diet, like ginger and turmeric are beneficial.

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4/15/2016

Cleaning Your Pillow

I was just watching the tv show "Shark Tank". They had a guy on who is creating a company that cleans your mattress with ultraviolet light amongst other things. This seemed pretty cool because your pillow is much the same. He made an analogy to a person who doesn't shower but puts on clean clothes. Well they still get dirty and eventually smell... This is similar to the mattress - you put on Clem sheets but never clean the mattress. A pillow is much the same. The nice thing is that you can toss it in the trash and just buy a new one after awhile.

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3/30/2016

Is My Fireplace Safe?

We've had fireplaces in our homes for years. Before there was heat from the furnace, we may have used fire to stay warm. But can that fireplace become toxic?

"Every log you light up emits a cocktail of chemicals" says Larry Brockman at the EPA. He's referring to real wood, how about those starter logs filled with even more chemicals?

Don't forget, if the chimney is filled with a lot of creosote, the amount of chemical exposure can be greater. My advice, since a warm fire can be very nice on a cold day, get this chimneys cleaned and checked out periodically to ensure for most smoke and toxins to travel up and out the chimney like they're supposed to.

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