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The Long and the Short of It: The Five Types of Bones

 

The human skeleton has a number of functions, such as protection and supporting weight. Different types of bones have differing shapes related to their particular function.

So, what are the different types of bones? How are they categorized?

There are five types of bones in the skeleton:…

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Did you know that there is a specific word that defines the act of stretching and yawning concurrently?

 

Pandiculation ‎(plural pandiculations)

A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy or on waking, often accompanied by yawning.

http://essentialsomatics.com/hanna-somatics-articles-case-studies/pandiculation-safe-alternative-stretching

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5 Awesome Ligaments

How much do you enjoy moving? A lot, I bet. While many attribute our ability to move to the muscular system, it actually goes a little deeper than that! Your skeletal system is a rigid organ (yep, it’s living tissue!) that, without your awesome ligaments, wouldn't be able to move normally!

Liga…

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Chiropractic Australia president Rod Bonello responds to RACGP.

"The RACGP stands accused of an “injustice” against patients after it urged GPs to stop referrals to chiropractors.
On Wednesday, the college said GPs should “seriously reconsider any support for chiropractic involvement” in the care of patients, saying the evidence base for chiropractic was li…

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Muscle Contractions: How Neurotransmitters And Chemical Reactions Move Muscles And Bones

 

How do the bones of the human skeleton move? Skeletal muscles contract and relax to mechanically move the body. Messages from the nervous system cause these muscle contractions. The whole process is called the mechanism of muscle contraction and it can be summarized in three steps:

(1) A me…

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Chiropractic In The Media.

 

 Some of you may have seen the recent media attention regarding chiropractic, all chiropractors registered in Australia need to adhere to the codes and guidelines set out by the legislation, some registrants unfortunately do not behave appropriately.  Below is the policy statement from one of …

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Why Does a Circle have 360 Degrees?

 

Have you ever thought about how it’s kind of weird that a circle has 360 degrees? At first thought, it seems like a rather random number to have chosen—why not 100, or 500, or 720 degrees? Was it really a random choice? Or was there actually some good reason that 360 was chosen to be the numbe…

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Why Different Painkillers are only effective for certain types of pain

 
Adapted from the Conversation
 
Whether it’s your head, tooth or back, when you’re in pain, it’s hard to think about anything else. If it’s not too strong, some can ride it out. But in many cases, the pain just gets worse and won’t go away until you take something.
Medicine…

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The Power of Placebo

 

What if each of us could make the symptoms of an illness disappear? Cast a spell so powerful it would actually rid us of pain, help us walk, or breathe better? For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo pulls…

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12 Known Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

 

This article leads on from the Gut Reaction article that was included in the September newsletter. The consensus shows that the reason vinegar could be a medicine because it contains acetate.

1. Improved Digestion

Drinking apple cider vinegar in water can help to naturally improve your digesti…

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Eat like you love yourself

Move like you love yourself

Speak like you love yourself

Act like you love yourself

-        Tara Stiles

We know neuroscientists are a fun group, so it didn’t surprise us that there are so many great jokes out there. Here’s a collection of our favorites.

 

What is a sleeping brain’s favorite musical group (rock band)? REM.

 

What does a brain do when it sees a friend across the street? It gives a brain wave.

What do neurons use to talk to each other? A cellular phone.

 

What did the stimulus do to the neuron after they got married? Ca…

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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, affecting some 36 million worldwide, with an estimated annual cost of approximately $600 million. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age, with the likelihood of developing the disease doubling about every five years after the age of 65. T…

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The History of Vitamin C

 

The history of vitamin C goes back to the Discovery voyages of the 15th to 17th century when sailors went to sea for a long period of time-- weeks, and sometimes months. And after a while, disease would develop, or symptoms will appear among the crew, a symptom that today we know as scurvy. What…

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To Age Well, Walk.

 

Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date. The results, published in the JAMA reinforce the necessity of frequent physical activi…

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How the Hunter-gatherers did it

How the Hunter-gatherers did it

 

Each of us has a deep history. We are the product of thousands of generations of your species, a species that fore most if its existence has lived precariously. Life for a cavemen or women was generally nasty, brutish and short. To keep in shape they didn’t exerc…

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What is fast exercise?

What is fast exercise?

There is a persistent widespread belief in the fitness industry that the more time you spend exercising, the better. Only those who dedicate themselves to punishingly lengthy workouts can expect their body fat to plummet, their muscles to become exquisitely defined, to finall…

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The health hazards of sitting

The health hazards of sitting

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for an adult? Many things, say four experts, who detai…

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Paleo

Paleo

Fruit and meat is good to eat and veges and fish should fill your dish

But sugar and grain will cause you pain and if it comes from a packet your diet should lack it

-      Unknown.

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Is Eating Paleo Expensive or are you addicted to shoes?

Remember that time you complained about petrol being $1.50 a litre and then you ran over to Starbucks and bought a skinny double half whipped triple hot cup of nonsense at $32 a litre? Do the maths. It's ok.  I do it too.  Cry about paying for something I need and then happily blow money on somethin…

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