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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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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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15Dec, 2017

The Youthful Skin Diet

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Total body wellness effects more than your weight. Your dietary choices are also visible on your skin! The face you show the world should is representative of what you put in your body day in, day out. Sure, skincare is helpful in keeping your skin healthy & youthful, but the real secret to having clear, glowing skin is to treat it through nutrition. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Our nutrition effects our bodies on a cellular level, and your skin woes are your body’s visible response to good […]
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17Nov, 2017

Health Risks for Forklift Operators

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Operating a forklift is hard work, and it takes a toll on your body. I teamed up with the amazing Conger team to offer some tips to stay healthy as a forklift operator. If you or a loved one works in this field, it is definitely worth a read! Read the article here.  As always, I am available to help you or your family and friends get and stay healthy. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined in the article, call me for a consultation and examination at […]
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22Jun, 2017

Get Your Cardio Groove Back

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Finally, summer is here and the warm weather came with it (thankfully!). To most of us, this means we are stepping up our workout game and working to be in better overall health for the beach or to enjoy our favorite activities like hiking, swimming, and playing outdoor sports. When you get back into it after a long winter of rest or even a slightly less rigorous exercise schedule, running outside again might feel difficult. What happened? Cardiovascular training brings great benefits, including improvements in insulin sensitivity, better cholesterol, stable […]
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27Apr, 2017

Treating Allergies with Chiropractic

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Spring is here, and with it (eventually) comes freshly blossomed flowers, leafy trees and new green grass. This is what we have waited all winter for; the moment we can open our windows, hang sheets out to dry and plan our gardens for the upcoming season. However, those of us with allergies perceive all of these activities not with excitement, but with dread. Sufferers of seasonal allergies experience itchy eyes, skin irritation, runny noses and general inflammation this time of year. Whether you experience mild allergies or have a severe […]
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