Our Wellness Glossary

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Acupuncture– is an alternative medicine method of inserting tiny needles into the body to help reduce pain, stress, and increase energy.

Addiction– In the past, addiction was understood as only being related to items like drugs and alcohol. It has recently been noted and will be treated in the future as a disease.

Aerobic Exercise– related to physical exercise that will increase oxygen into your system. Going for a job would be an example of aerobic exercise.

Alternative Medicine– In the United States, alternative medicine known as being the healing arts that a natural doctor might practice. In most instances, it follows the exact opposite thought process of convential evidence based medicine practices of the Western World.

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Bariatric Surgery– Bariatric surgery, another term, weight loss surgery, is classified as a risky procedure that helps over weight individuals lose much needed pounds. The sole purpose for the surgery is to reduce BMI.

Basal Energy Expenditure (BEE) –

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)

Body composition score (BCS)

Body mass index (BMI) BMI, or "Body Mass Index", is a standard test of your body weight related to your height. This test is used to estimate the health of an individual related to a persons body composition and is typically used for underwriting of insurance policies.

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Calorie– A calorie is the metric unit used to define energy. Often, you will see it referenced to food or exercising, which both offer types of energy.

Carbohydrates– A carbohydrate is known as the composition that makes up the scientific formula Cm(H2O)n, which means that is is only made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The atom ratio used to define carbohydrates 1:2:1.

Cardiovascular System– Your circulatory system is a very large organ system processes nutrients like electrolytes, hormones, and various cells. This part of your anatomy is used to help fight sickness and helps maintain a pH balance in your body.

Chiropractic– Chiropractic is the practice of keeping individuals healthy through the correction of subluxation within the spine. This type of doctor spends much of there time adjusting the musculoskeletal system. Correction of the spine helps give the nervous system better health.

Chiropractor– Chiropractors, are sometimes called doctors of chiropractic (D.C.) or chiropractic physicians. They specialize in the diagnosis of health problems due to problems with the musculoskeletal system. Most D.C.'s focus on fixing subluxations within the spine through spinal manipulation.

Chronic Pain– The definition of chronic pain has changed a great deal of the years. In the past, this type of pain was based on a time interval from start to finish. In recent, chronic pain has been related to a variety of new diseases like Fibromyalgia.

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Diabetes– Diabetes, also known as "Diabetes mellitus", is a specific metabolic disease that increases sugar within your blood. This can occur because your body doesn't produce enough insulin, or because your body do not respond well to the insulin that is made.

Dietary Fats– Dietary Fats are one of the most important sources of calories for "energy" production. Cholesterol levels can be influenced through the various dietary fas you take into your body.

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Gestational Diabetes– Gestational diabetes (sometimes referred to as gestational diabetes mellitus, "GDM") is something that only women can get. For no apparent reason women are diagnosed with diabetes because of high blood sugar levels during a pregnancy or childbirth.

Glucose– The Glucose composition formula is (C6H12O6), a very basic sugar and is an important part to understanding biology. The cells in our bodies use it as a form of energy to help metabolic function.

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Inflammation– Inflammation in the Latin language is spelled "inflammare", which means to put on fire. This function of our body reacts to vascular tissue that can be harmful to our body. It is a built in defense mechanism that helps heal damaged cells.

Insulin– is a type of hormone that helps keep your energy and glucose levels stay in checkwithin your body. Insulin is known to help muscle and fat tissue process glucose that flows through your blood

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Kinesiology– Kinesiology, from the old greek language is kinesis and kinein. It's most pure definition is, the science of movment.

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Massage Therapy– Is an alternative medicine practice that is based on the manipulation of muscle layers within the human body. This alternative method is used to help muscles function properly and also offers a high sense of relaxation.

Meditation– Meditation is a another application of alternative medicine in which you relax your mind through a series of breathing techniques.

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Osteoarthritis– Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that attacks your bones and ligaments. It is a degenerative arthritis disease that is treated with prevention medication to help slow down the degenerative process.

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Stress Management– Stress management is the process of getting control of the stress in your life so it doesn't cause health problems. Stress can cause serious health problems and must be managed. Many use meditation as a form of stress management.

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Thyroid Hormone– Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland within your neck. They have the primary regulation of metabolism and can be classified into a variety of types.

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Underwater Weighing– is sometimes referred to as "Hydrostatic Weighing". It is the scientific method used to help measure the denisty of your body under water.

Unsaturated Fats– The definition of unsaturated fat starts with the understanding of fatty acids and how they work in the metabolism process.

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Vitamin B1– Vitamin B1 is also referred to as "Thiamine". It is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex that contains the make up of sulfur.

Vitamin C– Vitamin C, sometimes called "L-ascorbic acid" a component of nutrition that is necessary for us to survive. Most people take high doses of Vitamin C once they catch the common cold.

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X Rays– or "X-radiation" is understood as being high amounts of electromagnetic radiation. X-radiation is based on the scientific discovery of wavelengths.

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Zinc– Zinc, somtimes called the German term (spelter), is a chemical element on the Periodic Table. It has the atomic number reference 30 and is often used in chemistry class ith a symbol (Zn).