Where there is more to being well than not being sick.


A patient with MS was found to have a 28.6% reduction in her cerebral spinal fluid pressure after an upper cervical adjustment. This patient is currently symptom-free (vertigo and vomiting) with weekly upper cervical adjustments. To see the full article, go to Diagnostic Breakthrough in Multiple Sclerosis.

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Choosing Care Options


Posted By on Feb 28, 2014

Chiropractic… Choosing The Right Type Of Care For You Choosing the type of care that fits your needs at this point in your life is one of the most important decisions you can make. Your health is your responsibility and I am excited to serve you however you see fit. Our main goal is to help you to make educated choices in regard to the different types of health care available in the office. There are three types of care: * Do Nothing Right Now * Relief/Band-Aid Care * Life Enhancement/Corrective Care Do Nothing Right Now Although “Do Nothing At All Now Care” reflects a “save it for a rainy day” attitude, most people understand that the problem will most likely get worse with time. Maybe the symptoms will go away, but the underlying problem still needs to be addressed. I trust that you received important information about your body and your health for future decisions. Relief/Band-Aid Care This type of care is designed for people who want to focus only on relieving immediate symptoms. This is similar to taking an aspirin for low back pain. The pain may temporarily go away but it does nothing to address the underlying cause. Ignoring the cause often leads to more serious problems. In the same way, pressure on the spine and the nervous system can alter physical and chemical structures, possibly leading to dysfunction and degeneration of the soft tissue, nerves, muscles, ligaments, disc and bone. The problem will most likely return again and again, often becoming worse. Will are glad to address relief for your immediate symptoms and we will be here for you if you choose to later address and correct the underlying problems. Corrective Care Corrective Care is what Chiropractic is really all about. This care helps you get the most out of your body for the rest of your life. It goes beyond providing immediate relief and addresses the underlying cause of your problem. Correcting vertebral subluxations, removes the interference in your spine and allows the nervous system to function properly, thus realizing the highest level of health. This level of care is designed to bring about stabilization and healing. This process takes Time, Repetition and Energy. Once your nervous system has started the healing process and functions closer to 100%, it pays you back many times over. You may than develop a stronger immune system, higher energy levels, better sleep patterns, clearer mental focus and a higher quality of Life. Our goal is to give you the information and support to make an informed decision about your health care. The choice is yours....

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5 Keys to Health


Posted By on Feb 28, 2014

1. Healthy Nervous, Respiratory & Vascular System Chiropractic Adjustments. Proper Posture. Decrease Drug Use. 2.Positive Mental Attitude Decrease Stress. Choose Happiness. Take time to relax. Prayer and/or meditation. 3.Exercise Cardiovascular training: 5 times per week, (minimum 30 continuous minutes). Weight training: 3 times per week. Stretching: daily. Oxygen: 5-10 deep breaths per hour. If dizzy or light headed, STOP. From 35-60 years of age your oxygen uptake decreases 35%. 4.Sleep & Injury Rest Sleep 7-8 hours per night. The body heals, repairs & grows with rest. The immune system is boosted thru rest. Prevent injuries. During daily activities: take breaks & decrease repetitive activities. 5.Nutrition The body is designed for raw foods: nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables & a protein source. Water: Drink 40% of your body weight in ounces ______ oz per day. 70-90% of your body is water. Be responsible for your health. Be proactive & maintain your health before you become ill or injured. Once you lose your health it is difficult to regain. Health is about taking care of your body for the long term. Health is hard work & requires discipline, but you are worth it!...

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Good Deeds


Posted By on Dec 30, 2013

When is the last time you did something nice for someone for no reason at all? Performing random acts of kindness has been shown to have immense benefits for the one performing them and of course for the person you are helping. In the movie “Pay It Forward“, a middle school boy has a class assignment where the teacher challenges the students to come up with something that will change the world. The young boy decides to randomly do good deeds for complete strangers and then they would do the same. In these troubled times this is an incredibly refreshing idea. In the book The Healing Power of Doing Good: Health and Spiritual Benefits of Helping Others, the author Allan Luks, shares some significant findings of his research: Helping others contributes to the maintenance of good health and can diminish the effect of minor and serious psychological and physical diseases and disorders. The rush of euphoria often referred to as a “helper’s high” after performing a kind act involves physical sensations and the release of the body’s natural painkillers, the endorphins. The initial rush is followed by a longer period of calm and improved emotional well-being. The health benefits and sense of well-being return for hours or days whenever the helping act is remembered. Stress related health problems improve after performing kind acts. Helping others: Reverses feelings of depression. Supplies social contact. Reduces feelings of hostility and isolation that can cause stress, overeating, ulcers, etc. Decreases the constriction in the lungs that leads to asthma attacks. Helping can enhance feelings of joyfulness, emotional resilience, and vigor, and can reduce the unhealthy sense of isolation. The awareness and intensity of physical pain can decrease. Attitudes such as chronic hostility that negatively arouse and damage the body are reduced. A sense of self-worth, greater happiness, and optimism is increased, and feelings of helplessness and depression are decreased. When we establish an “affiliative connection” with someone (a relationship of friendship, love, or some sort of positive bonding), we feel emotions that can strengthen the immune system. Caring for strangers leads to immense immune and healing benefits. Regular club attendance, volunteering, entertaining, or faith group attendance is the happiness equivalent of getting a college degree, or more than doubling your income. Refreshing indeed. Hopefully this brightens your...

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New Year’s Resolution?


Posted By on Dec 30, 2013

First off, Happy New Year!!! Hoping your 2014 is healthy and happy. Now how about those New Year’s resolutions? I know, I know we all have the same one every year: lose weight. And every year it seems as if we drop the ball. This year let’s try a different approach and see if we can lose some of those unwanted pounds. You’re not alone! Shocking: only 1% keep their New Year’s Resolutions for the entire year and 93% blow it by January 12th! Dieting does not work! Fad diets typically are impossible, so we quickly return to our usual bad eating habits and add back those lost pounds. So this year let’s try making a few subtle changes instead of extreme ones. Eat less. That’s it just eat less, no changes in dietary choices just less. Since 1970 American’s caloric intake has increased 23%, from 2168 calories/day in 1970, to 2673 calories/day in 2008. CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 2010 Example: instead of eating 4 pieces of pizza eat 3, that equates to 25% less calories! Eat breakfast. People who eat breakfast every morning are half as likely to be overweight or show signs of diabetes. Children’s Hospital, Boston, 2003. Skipping breakfast can decrease your metabolic rate by 5%, adding up to 10 lbs to your body in a year. Medical College of Cornell University, 2005. Eat more often. Usually we skip breakfast, eat a super fast lunch and a huge dinner right before bed. All will add to your weight. The ideal diet is 4-6 small meals. Not eating for long periods can actually lower your metabolic rate 10-20% preventing the use of 250-300 calories a day! Dr. Sears, The Zone Less soda. One soda a day can add 15 lbs to your weight in a year. CDC, 2006 Of course eat better foods as well: lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Exercise, you thought I forgot! This year think baby steps. So many people dive into an extreme exercise program that they just will not continue for a long period of time. It is too demanding so we stop all together. As with diet we have to make changes we can stick with. Start slow! Time. We are all so busy that we always feel there is no time, so exercise is left out. Did you know that there are 1440 minutes in a day? That’s right and a beginning exercise program should be maybe 10-20 minutes per day, 3-4 times per week. So what will you do with the other 1420 minutes a day? Strengthen your muscles. Most people when they try to lose weight...

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