Is it more important to stretch or strengthen?

Is it more important to stretch or strengthen?

You've heard all about how important it is to stretch. But that does come with a slight caveat. There is a certain condition that benefits from strengthening your muscles more than stretching them. Here Dr Jay tells what that condition is and why your core is important for all motion in your body, including moving your arms. 

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Get What Your Family Deserves

Get What Your Family Deserves

Everybody has a little different idea of what their perfect family life looks like. Some people want the big house, expensive cars over having a large family. Some folks have lots of kids and live next door to their extended family. Lots are somewhere in between. But, I’d guess that there’s something in common with every type of family. We all want to be healthy. That’s a very reasonable desire too! When we feel good, we have better relationships, work better and play more.

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Natural Help for Childhood Stuttering

Natural Help for Childhood Stuttering

Dr Christina talks about childhood stuttering. Stuttering, and other speech delays, in young children often can be reduced, if not eliminated, with the help of chiropractic adjustments. If you have a child who has a speech delay, give us a call at 303-776-6767 to see how chiropractic can help. 

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5 easy and cost effective ways to improve your immune system

5 easy and cost effective ways to improve your immune system

You don't need to be feeling sick to think about boosting your immune system. And you don't need to put a lot of effort or money in to it. Dr Jay shares five easy, cheap ways to boost your immune system. When you're immune system needs a boost, remember these at home remedies, and of course, don't forget your adjustments!

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How to Foam Roll

How to Foam Roll

Foam Rolling is an easy, quick, and effective way to treat aches and pains. Low back, IT bands, legs, Mid back and upper back pain can all be relived with the help of your trusty foam roller. Here Dr Jay shows the best ways to naturally reduce pain across the body.  

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9 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body and What to Do About It

9 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body and What to Do About It

Believe it to or not, stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can protect your life, motivate you and improve your memory. These little bursts of stress boost your body into performing at a higher level. The idea then is that immediately after the danger has passed, all your stress chemicals, cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, will return to their normal level.

The most common example of this is our ancestors being chased by lions. The sudden boost of stress sent their body into the “fight or flight” mode, which allowed them to escape the dangerous situation. Getting out of the way of danger, staying alive: these are good things. Stress is the body's natural defense against predators and danger. This would be considered acute stress. Or more modern versions: fretting over the past or worrying about upcoming events.

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What to Do After a Car Accident?

What to Do After a Car Accident?

If you've been in a car accident, you may be wondering "What do I do next?" We recommend that you call your chiropractor! Miguel was experiencing symptoms of low back pain, tingling in his arms and hip pain for months with no relief with the treatments he tried. Then he started getting chiropractic adjustments and his pain began to subside. If you're in a similar situation and are looking for natural ways to help with back pain after an accident, give us a call! 

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Water Soluble Vitamins- What are they and How do I get the most out of them?

Water Soluble Vitamins- What are they and How do I get the most out of them?

There are only two (and a half) of the essential vitamins our bodies need that can be absorbed through the water, all the rest require fat to break them down.

The water soluble vitamins are the Bs, C, and A but only in the Beta-Carotene form.

The great thing about water soluble vitamins is that it takes a very short time to get the nutrients into our system. Almost immediately after intaking B, C or A (Beta-Carotene), it is sucked right into the body.

Even better, you can’t overdose on water soluble vitamins. While they get carried around the body to our organs and tissues, they are not stored there so any excess B, C, or A (Beta-Carotene) gets flushed out of the body along with any extra water.

What are the benefits these vitamins can provide our bodies?

  • A is good for enhancing vision, immunity, bone development, and producing new cells.

  • B1 (Thiamin HCL) is good for converting food into usable energy, as well as maintaining heart and nervous system function.

  • B2 (Riboflavin) is used in yellow food colorings and is essential in the creation of red blood cells.

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15 tips on How to Be Happier

15 tips on How to Be Happier

There are a few things that are universal for all humans. We all need food and water. We all need some form of shelter. We all want to be loved. We all want to be happy. I know that we have all met those people who it’s hard to believe that are looking for happiness or that they get pleasure from anything other than making themselves, or others, miserable, but those people, too, want to be happy.

At the end of the day, when we are being honest with ourselves and others, sometimes feeling happy or thinking positive can be hard. Our American culture, that demands so much from us,  doesn’t leave much time for taking care of your physical health, let alone on your mental health.

If you’re in the same boat as me, and I think this is a very large boat, and you feel like your happiness quotient could improve, here are 15 tips on how to get you there.

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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

As parents, we know the importance of making sure our children are given a healthy diet consisting of plenty of vegetables, fruits, and proteins.  We know the importance of teaching our children good activity habits and how to be active in order to take care of our bodies.  But one very important health aspect that unfortunately some parents are not as aware of is the importance of quality sleep for our little ones.  Healthy nighttime and daytime sleep is just as important for our children as eating, playing, and teaching appropriate behavior.  As a Certified Sleep Consultant, I get to experience the joy of watching children with poor sleep habits transform into SuperStar Sleepers every day once they are given the proper tools and guidance.  I truly believe that any child can be taught to sleep well, and the difference good sleep makes on a child as well as the rest of the family can be life changing!

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Optimistic Options for a Breech Pregnancy

Optimistic Options for a Breech Pregnancy

As you approach the final stretch of your pregnancy, you may be counting down and stressing a little over things that still need to be done. Some women use the third trimester for finishing the nursery, baby shower planning, after delivery meal preparation or any last minute nesting items that need attention. This is also a vital time to really focus on labor and delivery plans and preparation. You may feel you are ready to get the last bit of this pregnancy moving along, only to get the heartbreaking news that your baby is in a breech position. You may be wondering how could this be? 

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