Chew Your Food or Swallow a Pill?

Chew Your Food or Swallow a Pill?

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.

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Snapping Hip Syndrome 

Snapping Hip Syndrome 

What is Snapping Hip Syndrome?

This type of condition includes hearing a snapping sound or a feeling of snapping sensation in your hip, especially when you run, walk or get up from a chair or when you are laying on your back and stretch your leg out.

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The Hard Truth about Self-Care

The Hard Truth about Self-Care

True self-care isn’t bubble baths and chocolate cake. Sometimes it’s hard work and doing the thing you don’t want to be doing. In the mainstream, what we see as self-care often is actually a way to disengage from our life and to distract ourselves from the real reasons we aren’t living the life that we want. Before getting into what it means to truly care for yourself, let’s dispel some of the myths of what self-care isn’t. 

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Myths about Migraines

Myths about Migraines

Headaches and migraines are common in many people's everyday life. That doesn't make them normal! Aches and pains are your body's way of trying to tell you something it wrong.  When your body is trying to get your attention, listen to it! Dr Jay explains more about what causes these headaches and what can be done to help them. 

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Is it Bad for Health to Use Plastic?

Is it Bad for Health to Use Plastic?

While plastics have many good uses, the current ubiquity in our lives has caused the good it was intended for to be outdone. But don’t worry. Wall-e doesn’t have to become a documentary!  There is still time to make a change to save the planet and even small changes make a difference.  Just reading the article and beginning to generate an awareness for this issue is the first step! Congratulations! 

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Stretches For Your Mid Back

Stretches For Your Mid Back

Tightness between shoulder blades, mid back pain, stress stored in the tops of your shoulders, rounded shoulders are all common symptoms of modern life. These easy, at home exercises will help alleviate the tension in your back and improve your range of motion. Grab your trusty Foam Roller and join us!

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6 Multitasking Myths

6 Multitasking Myths

As Americans, we pride ourselves on our ability to multitask. Smartphones and technology have made this even more prevalent. We can reply to emails while in the bathroom. We can cook dinner while clean the kitchen while doing research for our next Amazon purchase. We try to hold multiple conversations at once. Here’s one that I see all too often that I BEG you to not do: drive and be on our phones.

We are, in fact, expected to multitask constantly.  Have you ever seen a job posting that doesn’t specifically request the ability to multitask?  

Well, turns out, this is not good for our brains, our relationships or our work and, in fact, you can’t actually multitask at all. 

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Women and Intermittent Fasting

Women and Intermittent Fasting

We found this great article from Marks's Daily Apple. While intermittent fasting is something that is commonly talked about, the different effects on men vs women isn't as often discussed, even though the differences are vast. 

"The blank slate hypothesis has fallen. Everyone comes into this world imbued with attributes, characteristics, and predilections that are uniquely theirs. We’re all humans, but we’re a diverse bunch, and that makes it interesting. And though it also makes giving cookie cutter health advice impossible, I just take that as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and provide actionable advice that genuinely helps real people.

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Benefits of a Homebirth

Benefits of a Homebirth

Many women, and many of our patients, choose to have home births. In fact, Dr Christina has had 2 home births. Chiropractic care can help the body prepare for birth, reducing the need for addition interventions and increasing the outcome for a successful and safe birth at home. For whatever option you choose, give us a call at 303-776-6767 to see how Chiropractic can help you have a safe and more comfortable experience.

Here's a guest post from our friends at the Community Roots Midwife Collective!

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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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