Friends and Family Health Centers Blog


Food of the Month for April: Artichokes

What’s So Great About Artichokes? Did you know that an artichoke is technically a flower or flower bud? However, we commonly classify it as a vegetable. What are the benefits? Artichokes are ideal for spring because they are high in fiber which makes them a highly cleansing food. They also contain phytochemical silymarin which supports liver … Continue reading “Food of the Month for April: Artichokes”

Abuse of Antibiotics is Causing Superbugs

Strictly speaking antibiotics should be given to people or animals when they are seriously sick but they are not necessary for minor infections that a person can fight on their own. Unfortunately, antibiotics are being over-consumed and now they have caused the development of superbugs. People used to effectively fight infections. Now they get antibiotics … Continue reading “Abuse of Antibiotics is Causing Superbugs”

Fruit of the Month for February: Kiwi

Kiwis are high in vitamin C which makes them a great wintertime snack! Vitamin C plays a big role in immunity, collagen formation and free radical defense. Kiwis also contain an anti-inflammatory enzyme that helps reduce fat and possibly improve allergies. They also contain antioxidants and essential fatty acids. One kiwi holds about a day’s … Continue reading “Fruit of the Month for February: Kiwi”

Chiropractic Care – A Natural Approach to Wellness

Often, many people dealing with backaches, headaches, and/or joint pains, etc. put off addressing these issues until the pain becomes unbearable. Then they may seek a quick fix such as anti-inflammatories, pain medications, etc. The reason many opt for these quick fixes is primarily because they don’t truly appreciate the benefit of chiropractic care, or … Continue reading “Chiropractic Care – A Natural Approach to Wellness”

Friends & Family Health Centers – An Overview

“Health is a measure of how well all the different elements of your body and mind are working, both together and independently.” – Dr. John Palmer, chiropractor, Friends & Family Health Centers Over the past seven years, our synergistic blend of chiropractic, muscular work, and functional nutrition has helped thousands of Birmingham, Alabama, residents transform … Continue reading “Friends & Family Health Centers – An Overview”


The thyroid not only affects your weight management but also your cardiovascular system, your brain, your digestive system, your liver, your pancreas, your skin and so many other organs and systems. To support your thyroid function naturally increase your intake of vegetables, Brazil nuts (for selenium), sea vegetables (such as nori), and chlorophyll and decrease … Continue reading “Thyroid”