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Cold and Flu Season is Here – Time to Boost your Immune System

Here are some Healthy Habits to Incorporate:

• Eat a healthy breakfast that includes unsweetened bran cereal topped with berries. Bran feeds the good bacteria in your gut and the berries are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that improve the health of macrophages and other virus-eating cells.

• Take a brisk walk. Immune cells circulate the body during exercise for […]

Chiro Care and Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 and most commonly reported kind of pain. Learn more about how chiropractic care can help with back pain and injuries.
Anatomy of the Spine
The spine is a combination of stacked bones, called vertebrae, flexible tendons and ligaments. The vertebrae are in a column divided into […]

QUICK and Simply Tips to Prevent Back Pain

* Maintain a healthy diet and weight
* Quit smoking to ensure that maximum oxygen and nutrient amounts reach spinal tissues
* Make maintaining chiropractic care a priority and part of your wellness lifestyle
* Be active, avoid living a sedentary lifestyle
* Maintain proper posture
* Wear properly fitted shoes
* Warm up and stretch before all physical activities, including fall yard work and raking leaves
* Lift with […]

5 Protein Options that are MEATLESS

You can still get your natural protein without eating more meat!! Luckily, mother nature has us covered. Here are five plants packed with powerful nutrients. And better yet—many of these protein-packed favorites come with additional health benefits. Have a look!!
Chia Seeds
Less of a meat substitute and more of a quick, nutritious meal addition, these tasty seeds are an excellent source of fiber, […]

Caffeine and Kids

For many of us, a hot or cold brew (my fav) cup of coffee is the perfect way to jump start the morning. In fact, 80 percent of American adults drink caffeine daily, but it’s not only adults these days. Caffeine has found its way into the candy, snacks and desserts favored by kids and young adults alike.
What are the non-perks […]

WHEN TO GRAB THE ICE PACK OR THE HEATING PAD

There’s always confusion when it comes to using ice or heat to help treat aches and pains of common exercise injuries such as pulled muscles, knee injuries, sprains, strains and just straight up soreness/tenderness or common tension from work, sitting too much, sleeping wrong etc.
Let’s help put an end to it once and for […]

Hydration through Food

Besides hydration through water, a good portion should come through food as well. A lot of foods are water rich induced! Here’s a few summer treats that’ll keep you cool, calm, collected, refreshed, and hydrated all summer long.

Grapes
Grapes contain 82% water content…WOW!! The nutrients in grapes may help protect against cancer, eye problems, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions. Resveratrol is a […]

Making the Best of Your Work from Home Setup

Over the past few months we’ve seen an influx in patients complaining about neck and back aches due to working from home. I’ve heard it all, from working on a stool at the kitchen counter, to wooden chairs at the kitchen table to hunched over the laptop on the couch, to laying in bed answering emails for 8+ hours.
Working from […]

More important now then ever…

Having a healthy immune system is more important than ever these days. Eating clean and healthy, exercising often and getting regular chiropractic adjustments all help, but there’s additional actions you can take. Give your immune system a boost by avoiding these sometimes surprising immune system compromisers:
Dehydration
Without proper hydration, our bodies have a tough time flushing away […]

My neck, my back…

“My neck, my back, my posture is whack!” Lately, this is becoming the new norm and phrase we chiropractors have heard as many have been working from home and not having that ergonomic friendly set up their work office has provided. I’ve heard patients talk about working on their wooden bar stool for hours, […]