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R. Todd Shaver

Doctor of Chiropractic , Shaver Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
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Dr. R. Todd Shaver is a chiropractic physician who has practiced in Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1991. As a distinguished fellow of chiropractic biophysics, Shaver uses spinal adjustment and other chiropractic physical me  

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Aug 15, 2016

Summertime Back Pain Prevention

Back pain is a shockingly common problem. Up to 85 percent of the population will suffer with lower back pain (LBP) at some point and 10 percent of those cases become chronic. Don’t let back pai ...

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Aug 1, 2016

Avoidance Of Sun Exposure May Be Dangerous

Summer in Wilmington means that it’s time to slather on the 100 SPF sunblock and retreat into the shade, right? Well, maybe not. A new 20-year study of 30,000 Swedish women showed that those who ...

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Jul 15, 2016

Is Water Fluoridation Helpful Or Harmful?

In the United States, fluoride is added to 70 percent of public drinking water supplies. However, most other developed countries do not add fluoride to drinking water; for instance, 97 percent of the ...

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Jul 1, 2016

Fat Is Not The New Skinny

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a research-grade “gold standard” method of assessing body composition. The highly sophisticated BIA instrument allows for quick, simple, accurate ...

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Jun 15, 2016

Probiotics Are Health-Enhancing Bacteria

Bacteria get a bad rap. The thought of harboring bacteria makes many people cringe and run for antibiotic medication. In reality, good health depends on the presence of bacteria in your body … ...

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Jun 1, 2016

What Is Sciatica?

A recent analysis of our website revealed that sciatica was one of the most common search topics. This is not surprising as the condition is very common … and very painful. What exactly is scia ...

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May 17, 2016

Health Risks Are Common Even With Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

In an earlier Insights, I discussed the dangers of opioid drugs and the epidemic of opioid abuse. At the time, some in the local media dismissed my concerns. Since then, sadly, the truth of my co ...

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May 1, 2016

Tylenol Is Ineffective For Back And Arthritis Pain

Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol and several other drugs, is commonly recommended for the treatment of spinal pain, arthritis pain and a variety of other aches and pains. In fact, acetami ...

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Apr 15, 2016

Osteoporosis Drugs Are Ineffective In Preventing Hip And Spine Fractures

Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars profit from Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, Zometa and other osteoporosis drugs. Prescribed to millions of patients, these drugs are intended to tr ...

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Apr 1, 2016

Sitting Can Kill You

If the headline of this month’s article strikes you as alarmist hyperbole, then please keep reading. An already large and steadily growing body of research clearly demonstrates that sitting is a ...

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Mar 15, 2016

Prescription Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

It is no secret that America has a drug problem, but you may be surprised to learn about the particular drug problem which we will discuss here. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a “war ...

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Mar 1, 2016

Exercise Sharpens The Brain, Reduces Pain And Prevents Disease

Exercise may be the closest thing to a universal cure. There is a large and growing body of research suggesting that exercise improves brain health and cognitive function, reduces pain and helps to pr ...

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Feb 15, 2016

Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Density

It is widely understood that vitamin D is necessary for healthy bone density. A focus on this one benefit leads many people to mistakenly view vitamin D as being only important for aging women in thei ...

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Feb 1, 2016

Thyroid Dysfunction – Do You Fit The Pattern?

Has your energy been low? Trouble losing weight? Frequently feel cold? Hair and eyebrows thinning? Just not feeling right? Your thyroid gland may be the culprit. Over 27 million Americans suffer thyro ...

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