Why You Wake Up Stiff (and how to avoid it!)

Wouldn’t it be nice to roll out of bed feeling flexible and spry? Unfortunately for many, the reality feels more like waking up as the ‘tin man,’ needing a generous squirt of oil to get your body moving. This stiffness occurs, in part, because when you sleep your body slows down and stops processing interstitial […]

10 Highly Effective Home Cures

Aches, pains, coughs, cuts and burns needn’t send you to the drug store in the middle of the night. Often you can soothe what ails you using plants, herbs and foods you already have at home. But the best part about using home cures isn’t the convenience factor — it’s the ability to heal your […]

Heal Depression Without Antidepressants

  By Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc Depression can take away a person’s sense of self and also severely impair the quality of life of the people around them. Affecting about one out of every 10 people, the World Health Organization ranks it as the second most burdensome disease in the world, meaning that it […]

The 6 Best Foods to Eat After Exercising

By its very nature, exercise puts stress on your body. This is actually a good type of stress, though, one that will help your muscles to become stronger. However, it’s important to refuel your body properly after a workout in order to replenish lost nutrients and energy stores.

The 7 Smartest Habits of Pain-Free People

Pain is the most common reason why Americans visit their doctors. It’s also a leading cause of disability (including the leading cause of long-term disability).[i] Costs relating to pain — including health care costs, lost income due to decreased function, and more — are estimated to reach up to $635 billion annually in the United […]

Happiness is Key to Health — Studies Prove It

Here at The Healthy Back Institute, we’re dedicated to helping you live a pain-free AND happy life. I stress happy because, really, it’s all about the quality of your life as much as the quantity, right? But did you know the two actually go hand in hand? The happier you are the healthier you’re likely […]

6 Health Fads That Can HURT You

Health fads can be quite tempting to try, as they often promise you weight loss, better health and energy, and countless other benefits. But you know what they say … if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Such fads get tricky, though, when they seem to make sense or claim to […]