Important Things to Know About Symptoms

Symptoms are the last thing your body tells you in the disease process. In order to have symptoms, you must first be unhealthy. Symptoms may come in many forms — aches, pains, swelling, tingling, burning, allergic reactions, indigestion, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and others too numerous to mention. Symptoms are only the tip of the

Who Said We Rock?

Who Said We Rock?

A study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that is a long time in coming. The goal was to “systematically review studies of the effectiveness and harms of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for acute (less than six weeks) low back pain.” Twenty-six clinical trials were used to measure the improvements

Emotional Health Secrets

Emotional Health Secrets

A recent article in Medical News Today shared the results of a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more than twice as likely to experience a range of emotional health conditions including anxiety, depression, psychosis, stress, and sleep deprivation. And yet another study published in the

How to Save a Life

In light of the staggering U.S. opioid epidemic, I am joining with Chiropractors around the country during the October celebration of National Chiropractic Health Month to raise the awareness of drug-free pain relief alternatives through Chiropractic. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that as many as one in four patients

Oh My Aching Neck!

Oh My Aching Neck!

Neck pain is one of the most common reasons patients come in for a first visit. Many times ‘a pain in the neck’ is caused by an accident (usually a car accident), poor sleep position or posture, or work-related repetitive motion. Our necks are one of our most precious possessions. The neck is important because

Brain Robbers

Brain Robbers

Last week we discussed some great super foods for feeding your brain. But what about all the brain-robbing toxins lurking out there? Brain toxicity is a major factor in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Today, there is no shortage of neurotoxins in our air, food, water, and products. Here are four of the major substances

Get Your D On

Get Your D On

Just when we thought we’d heard the latest news on the nutritional relevance of vitamin D, an interesting study was revealed by the University of Exeter. This robust international investigation associated vitamin D deficiency with a substantial increase in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. The team found that study participants

How to Defeat Your Tired Brain

How to Defeat Your Tired Brain

Too many decisions. Too much pressure at work. Too many personal demands. Too much going on without time to rest and restore. A tired brain (sometimes called mental fatigue) is a brain that is unhealthy and has trouble responding well to life’s needs. Tired brain occurs when the brain cannot tolerate all that it’s asked

Put Out the Fire!

Put Out the Fire!

If you have aches and pains, then you have inflammation – the fire within (not the “good” fire within). What would it be like to virtually reboot your health – to give yourself a second chance at feeling and looking your best? What if you could go through a metabolic detoxification and find a new

Cod Liver Oil – Yuk!

Cod Liver Oil – Yuk!

We were having a discussion about the benefits of cod liver oil here at the office the other day when one of my staffers related a story from her childhood. Seems her mother had heard that cod liver oil was good for the immune system, and during a particularly bad flu season, she gave each