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28Nov, 2018

Core Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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One of the most common symptoms I discuss on daily basis is lower back pain. That’s not a surprise, considering lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal ailment in the United States. Chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercise can certainly help relieve and treat lower back pain, but what a lot of people don’t know is that core strength can actually help with pain management and can even assist in preventing lower back pain in the first place.  First, let’s discuss what your “core” actually is. Contrary to popular belief, […]
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2Oct, 2018

Lifting Weights for Beginners

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Summer came and went, and maybe you never got around to completing your “beach body” workout goal in the three months of sun we get to revel in each June through August. Rather than shrugging it off and pulling on a comfortable sweater (as tempting as it may sound), bear with me: you can still jumpstart an exercise routine and set new goals for yourself. Every day is the perfect day to start over and begin a new routine. One of the most effective ways to build muscle, burn fat […]
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3Sep, 2018

Comfort Foods (that are GOOD for you!)

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If this weekend’s weather is any indication, the seasons are changing. Fall is slowly coming upon us, but winter won’t be far behind. As we say goodbye to the long days of summer, it’s time to plan our hibernation. Mainly, it’s time to start shifting our focus from light summer barbecues to comfort foods. But wait – not that kind of comfort food. I mean the kind of food that won’t only be delicious, but will be satisfying for your entire being, delivering not only satisfaction but health benefits, too. In the […]
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10Aug, 2018

Reducing Anxiety

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“I’m just not feeling like myself,” or “I feel like I can’t control my thoughts” – these are feelings shared by individuals who are likely suffering from anxiety. From mild to severe, the symptoms of anxiety interfere with daily life and everyday happiness. These symptoms can include sleep interference (difficulty falling/staying asleep), nausea, cold/sweaty hands, uneasiness, racing thoughts and shortness of breath (panic). If you have one or more of these symptoms, it’s important to determine what could be triggering your anxious reactions. While many triggers are mental/psychological, a lot […]
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2Aug, 2018

Chiropractic for High Blood Pressure

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In November 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). The definition of high blood pressure has been lowered to 130/80 from 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). This means that more women will meet the criteria for stage 1 hypertension. Before you panic, let’s determine what exactly this means. Having higher blood pressure can put you at greater risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease and cognitive decline. The new guidelines indicate that […]
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4Jun, 2018

Reset After the Weekend

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From Memorial Day Weekend and onward, it feels like all the weekends of summer bur into one sun-soaked stretch. Sporting events, yard work, fun on the water; these activities keep us plenty busy, and with hectic schedules typically come poor dietary choices. In the glow of summertime, we tend to lose track of our fitness and health goals, and partake in eating and drinking things we normally wouldn’t cave in to during the week. Come Monday morning, I hear from friends and patients who regret some of the choices they […]
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6Apr, 2018

Which Supplements are Right for You?

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Our diets aren’t perfect. We can do our best to eat whole foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables and natural sources of protein, but the truth is that our bodies are likely still lacking in nutrients. Vitamins and minerals improve cellular function. What does that mean? It’s not as complex as you think: when our cells are not functioning at optimal levels, we can feel fatigued, have poor memory, and become stressed or anxious. In addition to needing plenty of vitamins and minerals, our bodies also crave probiotics, omega-3 fatty […]
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11Mar, 2018

Jet Lag: What to Expect

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Traveling the world is an incredibly enriching experience. You get to experience new cultures, take in beautiful sights, escape your mundane day-to-day and, eventually, return to your everyday life with a refreshing change in perspective. Hopping on a plane for 2-3 hours for your trip is one thing, but traveling through time zones is quite another. If you are planning a trip to a faraway destination, it is highly likely that you will experience the phenomenon known as jet lag. According to the National Sleep Foundation, jet lag is now classified […]
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14Feb, 2018

The Practice of Self-Care

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I want to talk about love. There are a few kinds of love, and on Valentine’s Day, it’s no secret that the most celebrated form of love is romantic. While romantic love certainly serves a great purpose in life, focusing on love in regards to yourself is perhaps the most important type of love when it comes to setting yourself up for success in all forms of the word. You’ve heard, many times, that it’s important to “love yourself.” A lot of us struggle […]
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2Feb, 2018

Fasting, Explained

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When we hear the word “fasting,” many of us probably think of starvation or the old meditative trick of forgoing food in exchange for spiritual enlightenment. In reality, fasting is a science-backed diet method that is extremely effective in helping you lose weight. The International Society of Sports Nutrition conducted a massive 2017 study that showed intermittent fasting is just as effective as caloric restriction (i.e. monitoring your calories each day) when it comes to losing weight and improving your body composition. The study actually proved intermittent fasting can be […]
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