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Inflammation 101 - CCA

Inflammation 101

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persists despite the absence of foreign

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Will you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack? - CCA

Will you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack?

Taking care of your heart is an important part of overall health, and everything from nutrition to your spine, muscle, and nervous system care can impact your cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, even healthy and active people can still have a risk for heart disease. Taking a proactive approach to your heart health can potentially reduce your

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What are Trigger Points? Here are 5 things that might help - CCA

What are Trigger Points? Here are 5 things that might help

A trigger point can be described as a spot or point in a muscle that refers a sensation, be it pain or weakness, to another area of the body. For example, a trigger point in your upper trap muscle may cause a referral pattern into the side of the head, behind the ear (see Figure

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2 of the Best Sugar Substitutes - CCA

2 of the Best Sugar Substitutes

Sugar, particularly refined sugar, is present in a large amount of the foods we consume regularly. “Refined” refers to a chemical process that sugar goes through to remove impurities and, consequently, happens to remove beneficial nutrients. Too much refined sugar can lead to many health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Cutting back on sugar

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8 Tips for Winter Walking - CCA

8 Tips for Winter Walking

Whether you’re going outside for some exercise, running an errand, or simply getting to and from a vehicle, winter walking can be hazardous. There are some precautions you can take to make sure you get to your destination safely. Here are 8 tips to avoid a slip and fall on snow or ice: Choose the

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