Magnesium

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Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral, and an integral part of a healthy diet. It is involved as a co-enzyme in over 300 metabolic interactions, ranging from fatty acid synthesis, and protein synthesis. Magnesium is also involved in transmitting nerve impulses. Overall, the body stores 25 grams of magnesium: ~50% is stored in the skeletal system.…

Opioid Epidemic.

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There is a new wave of drug use that has been sweeping the nation. It is apparent in every demographic in the United States. As the Center of Disease Control (CDC) reports, “overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people…

Mermaid Medical treatments?

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Common problems surrounding the lack of medical resources lead to a startling discovery in Brazil. Currently Brazil can only meet 1% of their national demand for skin grafts, as they only have 3 skin graft banks and lack many human, pig, and artificial grafts that are more widely available in the United States market. Critically…

Football and Brain Damage?

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Recently there has been increasing concern over the link between football and brain damage, especially after Aaron Hernandez was diagnosed with a sever form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) following his suicide. CTE is a neurodegenerative disease associated with a history of repetitive head impacts. As CTE receives more and more research and media attention, even the…

Chiropractic and Blood Pressure?

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Can chiropractic help cure high blood pressure? A study done by Dr. Bakris shows that for some, it can be. Bakris noticed an interesting trend where patients who initially suffered from hypertension had dramatically decreased blood pressure after receiving treatment. He decided to run an 8 week placebo controlled trial with 25 patients in each…