The plain and simple answer is - your overall health! Walking is something that most of us do on a daily basis for reasons other than exercise, therefore walking 10,000 steps a day is one of the most attainable, health-wise goals we can set for ourselves. Read More
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control the speed of your metabolism, the system that helps the body use energy. Read More
Honey is a superfood. It tastes good alone or in tea, yogurt and baked goods or on a warm, freshly-baked biscuit or piece of toast. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties makes it one of nature’s miraculous healing foods!
If you are one who can “feel” a change in the weather coming, I imagine the active winter and spring here in Kansas have brought on more than your fair share of aches and pains. But, can weather really cause our joints to ache? The answer is yes! Read More
Spring is here and it’s brought along its dreaded sidekick, allergies.
It is believed that between 10 and 30 percent of the industrialized world’s population suffers from allergies. For Americans, costs related to allergy medications, doctor appointments and time off work exceed $3 billion each year! Read More
Do you feel exhausted? Are your fingernails brittle? Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you losing hair? Are you sick more than “normal”? If so, try switching up your diet to include more foods rich in iron. Read More
Dr. Wilcox and Lisa Smith, Community Outreach Coordinator, attended the Kansas Wesleyan Student Health Fair on April 24th.
Dr. Wilcox's original plan was to demonstrate the benefits of the computerized Pulstar adjustment system, however the small booth space didn't allow for it. Instead, Dr. Wilcox made the most of the event and demonstrated muscle testing to many of the University's football players. One by one, they took notice and before long, our table was surrounded by athletes amazed by their teammates' results.
We constantly hear about the benefits of a healthy, well-balanced diet, but we seldom hear about the affect our body type has on our health and longevity. Fortunately, each of us can be proactive in eating well and exercising to be the healthiest version of ourselves. The downside is that we have no control over our family gene pool, thus leaving our height and other factors beyond our control. Read More
A new study co-conducted by Dr. Ottavio Arancio, a researcher at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, have shown that exercise produces irisin, a hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s. Read More