Knee Cartilage Treatment

Cartilage is a connective tissue which acts as a cushion between bones/ joints and gives shape and support to other parts of the body. It is elastic and compressible. It is composed of water, chondrocytes, collagen and proteoglycans. The structure of cartilage consists of proteoglycan monomers attached by a link protein to a molecular hyaluronic acid. This is all woven with collagen fibrils. Hyaline cartilage is an articular cartilage which provides a smooth gliding surface between joints. The structure of hyaline cartilage consists of four layers: a) superficial b) middle c) deep d) calcified. Continue reading “Knee Cartilage Treatment”

Chiropractors treat lower back pain effectively

Most of us have suffered from some or the other form of lower back pain at least once or more in our lives. In US, about 80% of the population suffers from lower back pain that can hinder work. Dr. Jeff Echols, a chiropractor and nutritionist in Austin, Texas talks about the structure of the spine, different mechanisms that can cause lower back pain and shares the ways to find out the type of back pain one has. He demonstrates manipulative techniques called adjustments in the adjoining video, practiced by chiropractors to relieve pain. Continue reading “Chiropractors treat lower back pain effectively”

How to reverse arthritis without medication

It is seen that for many people living with arthritis, significant changes have to be made which includes giving up on activities they enjoyed doing. For some, arthritis becomes so debilitating that their life changes for the worse. Besides, they become totally dependent on arthritis medication, which brings its own set of side effects. However, arthritis can be reversed without any complications, through diet and following a healthy lifestyle. There are different types of arthritis and each needs to be treated on an individual basis. Continue reading “How to reverse arthritis without medication”

The science behind addictive foods

While eating, you often find yourself in situations where the food is so irresistible that you just cannot resist eating. For some people this becomes a habit where your brain is tricked into desperately craving for unhealthy addictive foods such that you cannot resist from bingeing. Food gives you a high, and can be as addictive as drugs. This deception of the brain is not by chance.

There is a whole lot of research and science that goes into the making of such addictive foods. The right amount of salt, sugar and fat, the shape and texture of the food, the use of flavor enhancers and food science concepts like sensory specific satiety and vanishing caloric density, all come into play in the making of such addictive foods. Continue reading “The science behind addictive foods”