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A quick guide to the most popular ‘Alternative’ Therapies

A quick guide to the most popular ‘Alternative’ Therapies

Alternative therapies have become increasingly popular in recent years. Though they were once viewed as fringe by the medical establishment, studies from the National Institutes of Health show that a third of Americans now use alternative therapies. With their rise in popularity, we decided to highlight some therapies you may be interested in. By Jade Spilka Acupressure In acupressure, practitioners ... Read More »

5 BRAIN BOOSTERS

5 Brain boosters

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. – It’s easier than ever to take care of your brain! Increasing your intake of these substances can seriously boost your brain power. CAFFEINE & THEANINE: THE DYNAMIC DUO What is it? Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical stimulant. Theanine is an amino acid typically used for treating anxiety. What does it do? Theanine helps ... Read More »

Proper Bike Fit and Exercise for Low Back Pain Prevention

Proper Bike Fit and Exercise for Low Back Pain Prevention

According to physical therapist, Chandler R. Taylor, low back pain is the second most common complaint among bicyclists (Pruitt, 2006). The aerodynamic posture of a bicyclist in spinal flexion can increase the pressure on vertebral discs and increase the risk of low back pain (Mellion, 1994). There are numerous genetic and environmental factors, which can create low back pain. There ... Read More »

Breakthrough Laser Neuropathy Treatment

Laser Neuropathy Treatment

By Dr. Sharon Roth, Roth Wellness & Chiropractic The most common method your doctor will recommend to treat your neuropathy is with prescription drugs that may temporarily reduce your symptoms. These drugs have names such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin, and are primarily anti-depressant or anti-seizure drugs. These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a variety ... Read More »

How Do You Decide on a Healthy Diet? Food is About the Body!

Healthy foods that benefit the body

With the weather warming up, many start resolving to get back into shape – again. Will it be the South Beach Diet, Atkins, Sonoma, or one of the other several different options? With many to choose from, it is not easy to figure out what is best for you. A list of dos and don’ts, that sometimes contradict each other, ... Read More »

Hot Chicken and Opioids The War on Drugs in Tennessee

Hot Chicken and Opioids The War on Drugs in Tennessee

Nashville is home to many things that are uniquely its own. These things include trademarks like the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Grand Ole Opry, Cheekwood, and Belle Meade—but less commonly identified as a Nashville trademark is Nashville hot chicken. Carmen Campell, pictured left, explains. It is a rare thing to hear talk of hot chicken thrown around anywhere outside the ... Read More »

How to improve Male Hormonal Health

Is It Wise To Keep Your Wisdom Teeth?

As men age – nearing 30 and beyond – certain issues become more common for them. This includes hormonal imbalances and prostate issues, which are the most prevalent. Besides that, men may encounter a lack of energy and libido, as well as impotence. Karina Hammer, pictured, provides some advice on how to combat these problems: There are three Male hormones ... Read More »

6 health benefits of strawberries

6 health benefits of strawberries

What better time than National Strawberry Month to share six health benefits of strawberries that may be new to you: Strawberries help you stay sharp. A recent study in the Annals of Neurology suggests that eating straw-berries more than twice a week appears to delay cognitive aging by up to two and a half years. Loaded with nutrients. Strawberries pack ... Read More »

Two Health & Wellness competitions to enter this Month!

Win tickets worth $75 for Nashville Shores! Just text “TNHEALTH” to 444999, leave your email and 35 lucky winners will be chosen from all the entries to win a pair of tickets for entry to Nashville Shores. WIN a free copy of The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook. Health & Wellness has 10 hardback copies (worth $30) to give away free ... Read More »

Summertime Stress? Seek First…

Summertime Stress? Seek First...

With summer finally here, it’s hard not to get caught up in what’s to come. Vacation. College. Summer jobs. Home improvement projects. Getting the boat out (inviting our family out on your boat). Did I mention vacation? Patrick Mitchell, Pastor at Bunker Hill Christian Church and Dean of Students at Providence Academy shares more about summertime stress and ways to ... Read More »

‘Healthy’ obese still face higher heart disease risk

‘Healthy’ obese still face higher heart disease risk

From reuters.com Health News, Carolyn Crist reports that even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a study from Denmark. “People have a general understanding now that it is not unhealthy to be overweight or obese as long as your lifestyle is ... Read More »

Gold’s Gym to open five new locations

The Gold’s Gym franchise will be adding five additional locations to Middle Tennessee. Owned by Robert Dennis, Andrew Davis and John Davis, Tennessee Fitness LLC currently owns and operates seven locations throughout the market in Murfreesboro, Henderson, Smyrna, Bellevue and Clarksville. The new locations will be opening throughout five counties in the Middle Tennessee region, including Wilson, Davidson and Williamson ... Read More »

New health food franchise to open in Nashville

New health food franchise to open in Nashville

Boulder Colorado based Rush Bowls has chosen Nashville for its latest restaurant opening. Scheduled to open mid summer at 1201 Demonbruen Street, Rush Bowls says it will be offering “a large selection of hand- crafted bowls packed with protein, with as many as five servings of fruits & vegetables, all ready in minutes.” Opening the franchise is Jason Wilkins, an ... Read More »

Nashville VA receives top honors for ICU care

Nashville VA receives top honors for ICU care

Nashville’s VA Medical announced that its ICU received multiple awards for improving patient outcomes, according to Katie Grunik from FOX 17 News. The medical center received seven awards in early April, including the Top Team Performance Award, from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Tennessee’s VA Healthcare System was among the two VAs of 77 ICUs from around the country ... Read More »

Some different out of the way places to go in Nashville

Some different out of the way places to go in Nashville

Now here’s an interesting list compiled by Thrillist.com. An offbeat compilation of places to visit in Nashville, excluding the obvious itinerary of Bars and Music venues. Author Chris Chamberlain, who is based in Nashville, has put together an eclectic selection called, Actually cool things to do when someone visits Nashville which includes: Having a Cheeseburger at the Paradise Park Trailer ... Read More »

Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe

Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe

Restaurant Review: Christiana Muir Bargain priced food in a small, intimate atmosphere charmed our restaurant reviewer. The tasty and healthy meal for two came in at under $28! On the corner of Nolensville Road and Old Hickory Blvd. in southeast Nashville is a new hole-in-the-wall eatery called Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe. Founded in 2016, this restaurant offers bold and ... Read More »

Plans to legalize Marijuana in Tennessee for Medical use unlikely in 2017

According to various reports, a Bill designed to legalize marijuana will not make it through the Tennessee Legislature this year, despite support from both political parties. A resolution proposed by Representative Sabi Kumar suggested use purely for medicinal purposes, but claims by Dr. Michael Warren, deputy commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health, that marijuana was addictive ... Read More »

Foods to improve your sex life

According to a New York Post story (March 29th), there are 20 foods that can do a lot to spice up your sex life (and we’re not talking Curry here). Everyone knows about Oysters, but Asparagus and Chilies? Apparently these two vegetables have lots of Vitamin B and proteins. Elsewhere on the list come Walnuts (Omega Oils) and Beetroot (good ... Read More »

Is sleeping in separate beds good for your relationship?

Nearly one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds, according to a 2015 survey by the National Sleep Foundation. A 2013 study from Toronto’s Ryerson University puts that number at 30-40 percent. For many, sleeping in separate beds is a practical decision, made with the goal of both partners having a good night’s sleep. “A good night’s sleep ... Read More »

Beginner’s guide to the most important Minerals for your body

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Minerals play vital roles in our health and the functionality of our bodies. Following is a comprehensive resource of their benefits and where you’ll find them in nature. Calcium: Blood clotting, nerve and muscle function, hormones, bone strength. Sources: Dairy, dark leafy greens, broccoli, spirulina Phosphorus: Helps form bones and teeth, kidney function, ... Read More »

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