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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Chiropractic Does NOT Lower Blood Pressure - Here's Why

Chiropractic Does NOT Lower Blood Pressure - Here's Why

“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.

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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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Are Your Habits Hurting Your Results?

Are Your Habits Hurting Your Results?

What you do between your visits is just as important as what happens in the office. The habits you employ day to day can either support your health and your adjustments, or they can break you down. Remember, you are ultimately the one most responsible for your health.

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The Truth about Sugar

The Truth about Sugar

Natural Sugar vs refined sugar.  They are different right?  RIGHT?!?!

 

Although the harmful health effects of sugar are now indisputable, we are still eating an incredible amount of it.  In fact, the average Longmont resident consumes three pounds of the sweet white poison per week!

It’s easy to understand why. Sugar is tasty, and it’s addictive (and did i mention tasty?).  Well the addictive nature of sugar, when you study brain scans, suggest sugar is just as addictive as cocaine.  YIKES!

 

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5 Things I Wish I had Known Starting the Whole30

5 Things I Wish I had Known Starting the Whole30

I like to consider myself pretty savvy in the world of healthy cooking and living a healthy lifestyle.  When I first read through the Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig, it sounded like something I could complete no problem.  No sugar? No Problem!  No Carbs?  I really don’t love bread or pasta anyway.  I dabbled in the recipes, but as someone who already ate a copious amount of Zoodles, switching to vegetable based options didn’t sound like it would be life changing or very difficult.  For the record – I was very wrong.

1.     Actually set a conscious date to start.  DO NOT wake up sick one day and go, well, I guess today is the day I start.  That is exactly what I did, and honestly, I think it was a big portion of my downfall.  The Whole 30 takes time.  It takes meal prep, mental prep, conversations with your s/o about what is going to be changing over the next 30 days.  I decided on a whim, when I was sick, without taking into account that my anniversary, Easter, and a race would all fall within my 30 days.  That was just poor planning on my part

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