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9Jun, 2019

Gaining Weight to Stay Healthy

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Most of the diet trends these days are aimed at losing weight and then (sometimes) maintaining your “goal” body. But what if your doctor tells you that you need to put on a few pounds to stay healthy? While most people think that gaining weight is easy (and almost unintentional!) doing it correctly can be challenging. It’s not just about eating whatever you want–it’s about eating what you need. For aging individuals, weight loss is very common and can be concerning. Weight loss can be associated with the loss of […]
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29May, 2019

Yes, Processed Foods Really Are That Bad (New Study Shows!)

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No matter the diet trend, there always seems to be one rule at the foundation of healthy eating: no processed foods. A recent study at the University of North Carolina discovered that this is indeed the golden rule of healthy eating. A team of researchers enlisted 20 adults (10 men, 10 women) to stay at the National Institutes of Health for two weeks and either eat a diet of whole foods or a diet of only ultra-processed foods. By the end of the test, the group that ate only processed […]
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1May, 2019

Chiropractic Care Emerges as “Front Line” Treatment Ahead of Opioids

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The Yale School of Medicine at Yale University conducted a study involving chiropractic care and the opioid crisis. Their findings (presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting) were startling: “Chiropractic care today is contributing toward an almost 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions issued in the United States.” This percentage is in comparison to other individuals who sought care from other, non-chiropractor healthcare providers. Conditions such as lower back pain and osteoarthritis of the hips, knees and hands are typically treated with opioids. However, chiropractors provide many […]
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23Apr, 2019

Take a Moment to Meditate

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The practice of meditation has been around for what seems like forever. It’s such an ancient practice and has so saturated popular culture that it is sometimes considered a joke or a relic. In reality, it is as relevant as ever. Meditation is timeless because its effects continue to impress and baffle scientists and practitioners alike. The results of meditation are astounding: One study found that meditation training improves focus and attention for as long as five years after mindfulness practices. By sharpening our focus and paying more attention to […]
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28Feb, 2019

Food for Fuel

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There are many “diets” people can choose between nowadays, many of which are quite limiting and, in turn, intimidating. Severely restricting your food intake is downright scary for many of us, not to mention impractical. For many, sticking to a super strict diet isn’t feasible between work, parenting and household duties. If you find yourself distracted or discouraged by the many rules in the latest fad diets, it’s time to go back to the basic principle of nutrition: food is fuel. You should be thinking of food as a way […]
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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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