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Posted on June 22, 2009 by Dr. Traci Hinkley- Hinkley Holistic Health

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Ten Ways to Reduce your Cancer Risk
Dr. Hinkley of Hinkley Holistic Health is a Rock Hill Chiropractor, serving the Fort Mill Chiropractic market and other surrounding areas in South Carolina. 
In 2008, an estimated 1.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States.  Cancer is caused by changes in the genes that control growth and death of cells.  The disease develops when cells continue to grow and divide instead of dying off when they get older as they should.  With prevention in mind, here are 10 things that we all can do to reduce our risk of developing cancer:

  1. Avoid tobacco products and second hand smoke : If you smoke, take the necessary steps to quit for the health of you and your loved ones.  Research is even now indicating dangers of third hand smoke, which is the smoke that attaches to walls, clothing, and other objects in a place where smoking has occured.
  2. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight:  Make smart food choices, control portion sizes, and fill up on fruits and vegetables to help manage your healthy weight and reduce your risk of cancer.
  3. Get moving: Gradually work up to 30-45 minutes of activity a day for five or more days per week.
  4. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains: Fruits and vegetables are naturally rich in antioxidants that may help to protect the healthy genes from oxidative damage.  They are also rich in fiber, which helps to speed the transit of food through the digestive system and may reduce the absorption of cancer-causing chemicals.
  5. Fresh is best:  When it comes to food, fresh is best rather than salted, cured, or pickled.  In general, the less processed the food the better it is for you.
  6. Limit alcohol intake:  It is recommended that men should limit their intake to no more than 2 drinks per day, while women should limit their intake to no more than 1 per day.
  7. Practice sun safety and check for changes in your skin: UV radiation is damaging to your skin.  Peak times for the sun are between 10am and 3pm, and can be intensified up to 50% when reflected off of sand, water, snow, ice or concrete.  Report any noticed skin changes to your physician. 
  8. Reduce your exposure to potential carcinogens:  On the job, limit your exposure to fumes, dust, solvents, and chemicals.  Filter your water to remove pollutants.  Switch to green cleaning products that are safe but still powerful. 
  9. Know your family history and get screened:  Women should regularly give themselves self-breast exams beginning in their 20's, and after 40 have a yearly mammogram to screen for breast cancer.  Beginning at age 50, men and women should have a colonoscopy to screen for colon or rectal cancer.  All women should begin yearly pap smears to screen for cervical cancer beginning no later than age 21.  Men should have the PSA test and digital rectal exam yearly after the age of 50 to effectively screen for prostate cancer. 
  10. Choose your dietary supplements wisely:  Dietary supplements play a key role in making up the nutrient shortfalls in your diet, and they provide a means of achieving optimal nutrient levels to achieve and maintain the best of health. 

Dr. Hinkley employs the use of supplementation in her practice.  Please call (803) 327-3343 to contact the office, or visit WWW.HinkleyHolisticHealth.COM for more information about her practice.

 

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Posted on June 3, 2009 by Traci Hinkley- Hinkley Holistic Health

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Chiropractic Care: A look at treatment for Plantar Fasciitis; a pain in the foot.
Dr. Hinkley of Hinkley Holistic Health is a Rock Hill Chiropractor, that also serves the Fort Mill chiropractic market and other surrounding areas in South Carolina. 
Today, we'll talk about an affliction that affects a large facet of the population:  heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and resulting heel spurs.
Plantar Fascitis is the most common condition that causes heel pain,  which affects nearly 2 million Americans each year.  It causes the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the bottom of the foot. 
Most often patients who have plantar fasciitis complain of burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot.  Most sufferers will be able to feel it in the morning after sleeping, when they put that first pressure on the feet for the day.  Pain usually decreases as the tissue warms up, but may easily return again after long periods of standing or weight bearing, or after getting up after long periods of sitting down. 
One very effective treatment option that is most often overlooked is chiropractic care.  For the treatment of plantar fasciitis, this most often involves the adjustment of the tarsals of the foot, the small bones in the base of the foot.  Sometimes these bones lock up, and are not moving correctly in relation to one another, this results in inflammation and thus plantar fasciitis is able to develop.  Untreated,  this can easily cause calcium to deposit in the area where the plantar fascia attaches at the base of the heel, and thus heel spurs develop.   Along with adjustments, some stretching and icing techniques can be used at home in order to correct the problem.
Dr. Hinkley has effectively treated several patients with this condition.  Please call (803) 327-3343 if you'd like to set up a consultation to see if this treatment is a good option for you.

 

 

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Posted on March 27, 2009 by Mara DiFino- Mary Kay

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skin care essentials

Let’s talk wrinkles, everyone! No one wants to look like a dried up raisin when they age, right? I would hope everyone would say yes to that. The natural process of your skin works by constantly regenerating itself. When you are young your skin regenerates in 24 to 48 hours, but mature skin takes up to 120 days to rejuvenate! The epidermis is the outer layer of your skin and it slows the rate of moisture loss and contains pigments that give your skin color. The dermis is the inner layer of your skin. When this layer is hydrated, the skin looks younger and more supple. Moisturizing your skin gives you a beautiful glow, and stops the dried up grape raisin look that we all dread.
There are five essential steps to ageless skin they are as follows:

  1. Cleansing your skin removes makeup and impurities.
  2. Exfoliating your skin removes dead surface cells that dull the skin.
  3. Freshening your skin tones your skin and refines your pores.
  4. Moisturizing your skin hydrates for a softer, smoother skin.
  5. Protecting your skin from the sun and environmental damage.

Seven additional benefits to your skin would be to smooth, help reduce lines and wrinkles, firm, soften, energize, rebuild and deliver a flawless finish. Using the right products is always important. Whether your skin is normal to dry, or combination to oily there is always a product that best suits your type of skin.
Believe it or not, using a light foundation is also an important part of your skin care. You either wear protection or you wear pollution. Foundation gives you a thin layer of protection from pollution in the environment and it will not clog your pores. The pollution sure will though!
Just think of a skin care program as the support pantyhose for your face! We all don’t want to leave the house without them on our legs, why would you leave the house without it on your face as well??

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