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What Are Subluxations and How Do You Get Them?

Subluxation refers to a vertebra or joint slipping out of its proper position. They’re essentially partial dislocations or misalignments, and they can affect nearly any joint or vertebrae. (more…)

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What Is the Purpose of Nutritional Therapy?

The purpose of nutritional therapy is to bring about positive health changes through a modified diet. Patients often work with a nutritional therapist after being diagnosed with a chronic condition that can be managed or treated with lifestyle and dietary changes. We also help nutritional therapy patients who have recently learned that diet has a significant impact on psychological challenges like depression or degenerative joint conditions like arthritis. (more…)

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Water Therapy: How Swimming Can Be a Great Choice in Physical Therapy

Swimming is a popular from of exercise among people of all ages and levels of fitness. Swimming is both a cardiovascular workout and a resistance exercise. It’s comparable to lifting weights but without stressing your bones and joints. But swimming isn’t only a way to burn calories or build lean muscles. People suffering from conditions like physical injuries, arthritis, low back pain or traumatic brain injuries can find much relief from their injury by engaging in aquatic therapy, also known as hydrotherapy. What Is Aquatic Physical Therapy? Aquatic physical therapy takes place in the pool as an alternative to land-based…

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Positive Thinking = Power

We’ve all heard that psychological factors such as positive thinking may significantly affect the results of treatment for an illness. Consider stories of ‘miracle cures’ by terminal cancer patients who kept their spirits up and were persistent with that ‘never give up’ attitude throughout treatment. A study in the journal Spine suggested that pessimistic thinkers may have trouble recovering from low back pain. The authors looked at the relationship between patient expectations of treatment benefits and outcomes. One hundred thirty-five patients with chronic LBP were divided into either a massage or an acupuncture treatment group. Prior to the study, patients rated how…

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Good Fats

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Fat

Most of us grew up being taught to avoid and fear fat. We’re told it “makes you fat” and “causes health problems”. A great amount of medical research is spent on this topic and the cause of many top health issues (heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes,…). What we now know is that not all fat is created equally and fat may not be to blame. What happened during the ‘fat-free craze’ was the removal of fat from products replaced with sugar; what was created was high sugar, low nutrient foods that were anything besides healthy. So, what kinds of fats…

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5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better at Night

Catch Better Zzzzzz's If counting sheep is getting old, you’re among a great majority who have difficulty sleeping – falling, staying, or getting restful sleep. You may not be able to fall back asleep if you wake up, you may feel you need coffee all day or need to nap by noon. There are natural ways to sleep better at night! Most of us need about 7-8 hours of good shut-eye for optimum daily functioning. Most of us need about 7-8 hours of good shut-eye for optimum daily functioning. After all, when it is terrible, so is everything else! As…

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Pain Relief Pills

Pain Relief Without Medications

Whether suffering from acute or chronic pain, we can all agree that it can be MISERABLE! Often times we find ourselves on a much larger regimen of pain relievers than we’d like to take. We may take a small dose, realize that dose isn’t working, and continue to take more. Our goal is to help you get to the root of the problem get some pain relief and remove the ‘band-aid’ approach! While some medications may be the best temporary option, long-term consumption can cause chronic issues and lead to more serious health problems. Common conditions seen may include leaky…

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8 Fall Foods Worth Finding

People have been eating seasonally since the beginning of time – there was no other choice. We usually find that ‘in-season’ foods taste much better, cost less, and are readily available. It has also been found that these 8 fall foods contain a greater quantity of nutrients than when you purchase the same food out-of-season. Top 8 Fall Foods That Contain an Array of Nutrients and Benefits Pears – try the Bartlett variety which contains a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and copper. Additional benefit: people who ate a diet high in white-fleshed fruits like pears or apples had a…

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Why Consider B12 Injections?

What’s the harm in having too little of one vitamin?! The issues could potentially be lengthy. Your body uses B12 injections to make nerves, DNA, red blood cells, and to carry out any necessary functions. Like many other vitamins, B12 cannot be made within our body; it has to be absorbed from our food or from supplementation. For many, issues often begin with a poor diet or inability to properly absorb what they’re taking in. As a result, it is common to see B12 deficiency in older individuals, those on medications, and with illness. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that up…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy on a budget has a lot to consider. Two things often fall short in our daily lives: time and often money. Industries taking advantage of this include fast food manufacturers and grocers. We are often drawn to expensive, over-processed convenience foods that impair our waistline, health, and budget. About 50% of meals are consumed outside the home! With our limitations on time, the temptations of these items seem far better than cooking. We also may feel our kitchen skills are below average, have busy children’s schedules, and are often just ‘too tired’ for added effort and ‘deserve a…

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