Should you swallow a pill or chew food to get enough daily nutrients? This infographic separates myth from fact.Read More
When you exercise, endorphins are released into your bloodstream. The “feel-good” hormones can elevate your mood, which is why many people regularly exercise. However, a new study found that exercising also produces another hormone, one that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease.Read More
Some of us have formed a habit of “cracking” or “popping” our own backs or necks. And some of us will actually get some temporarily relief from doing so. We often get asked the question:” Is cracking my back bad?”
The popping sound that one hears, or as we say in Chiropractic, an “audible release” is called cavitation. It is caused by the sudden release of gases (primarily nitrogen and carbon dioxide) from the joint fluids that surround each joint, when the joint space is suddenly increased.Read More
Being healthy is not just focusing on the physical side of things, you have to stimulate your brain as well if you want to live a long, healthy and prosperous life. Exercise will have a serious positive effect on bulking up your brain.
But what type of exercise is most effective? Is it weight training, high intensity interval training or endurance exercise, like running?
Nothing can substitute eating a well-balanced, healthy diet for an adequate supply of vitamins to fulfill the nutritional needs of the body. The pills and supplements industry continues to tell us different reasons why we need to consume them, but these can never take the place of food!
We are told we need them to stay healthy and could be harmed if we do not take them. However, it’s not wise for a person to become wholly dependent on these supplements for the supply of vitamins and nutrients the body requires for proper functioning. It is therefore important to be wary of the profit-driven supplement industry when making health-related decisions.Read More
“There have been several studies over the years (two recently, including one at the University of Chicago Medical School) that talk about the chiropractic adjustment’s ability to lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients. You might think that as a chiropractor these kinds of studies make me very happy. While I am happy that chiropractic is getting some positive press, I am actually quite disturbed by these kinds of studies that show chiropractic to be a treatment (alternative or otherwise) for any kind of dis-ease, including high blood pressure.Read More
It’s 3:00 and you are starting to feel a headache come on. Your adjustment isn’t scheduled until 5:30 (or worse, you haven’t been in to see us yet!) and you have a deadline coming up. What are you to do?! Reach for the the Tylenol and cover up symptoms to make it go away? You have better options than that! I’ll let you in on my favorite things to try.Read More
You've probably heard of High Intensity Interval Training. And you've probably heard of Tabata. But what is a Tabata? Tabata is a 16 minute workout developed by a researcher in Japan named Dr Tabata, of course. It's 4 exercises that are each 4 minutes in length intervals of 20 second on and 10 second off. These are all exercises that can be done at home to increase your strength and speed.Read More
If you’ve ever had questions about vitamins, what they do or why you need them, you’re not alone! So our friends over at MedalAlert Help have made this handy infographic to help! Vitamins and supplements are an important way to make sure that you give your body the complete nutrition you need.Read More
Many people suffer from back pain. These five stretches can help you improve the uncomfortable effects of subluxation. Though regularly visiting the chiropractor is one of the best ways to prevent subluxations and back pain, there are other tools you can implement at home to feel your best. Eating well, meditating, and spending time outdoors have all been proven to contribute to optimum health. The following 5 stretches will help, as well.Read More
Ashely Little, our friend over at Mattress Advisor , wrote us this great article on helpful tips for choosing the best mattress for your spine. You spend a significant portion of your life in your bed. It’s important to choose a mattress that will best support you and not be a detriment to your health!
“We think about our posture during the day while we’re sitting and standing, but it’s not something we can be conscious of in our sleep. Keeping correct posture is vital to protecting our back, neck, and joints from strain. How are we supposed to take care of that while we sleep?Read More