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The Spinal Anatomy


As chiropractors, we know how crucial good spinal health is for the whole body. But often, it’s overlooked in favor of other aspects of your health. Today, we take a look at the anatomy of the spine—its function, parts and pieces, and what makes it one of the most critical systems in the body.
The Spine—Your Lifeline
The […]

DRYUARY has past but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick another month and reap the benefits


Top 5 Reasons to Try DRY

1. Weight loss
Most typical servings of alcohol whether it be wine, beer or your favorite cocktail contains 150-300 calories. If you have a drink DAILY and cut it would, you’ll cut out between 4,500 to 9,000 calories in a month. (saves a lot of time from cardio)

2. Younger […]

Health in Motion

The habits we maintain throughout the day can have lasting effects on the entire body—especially if unmanaged! Therefore, let’s talk about the different ways we can identify and balance out our aches and pains.
Identifying Daily Habits
To get started, you should begin by identifying patterns in your daily routine—think posture or repetitive motions. (Especially while at your work…like where are your monitors placed, where the […]

Getting BACK to YOU post holidays

Hip hip hooray!! You persevered past November and downed December like a champ. We all may have over-indulged our bodies and wallets during the past two happy holiday months, but it’s alright, it’s all OVER now. Have no fear or regrets as now is the time to get back on track!
During the holiday months, your body takes a huge beating with traveling, shopping, […]

Keep the Cold and Flu away

It’s here—cold and flu season. No really it is and it’s come earlier then last year. As we slowly creep into the winter months, it is crucial to maintain a healthy and boosted immune system. With the combination of chiropractic adjustments and healthy lifestyle habits, you can tell cold and flu “not today”!
We […]

Yum Yum Homemade Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Both hearty and heart healthy soup for these long, cold nights that are on the way. This simple cauliflower soup is fast, easy and most importantly—good for you! Cauliflower is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants, which can help aid digestion and reduce inflammation. It’s perfect for this time of year or any time of year!

Ingredients
• ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
• 2 cloves […]

Last Minute Tricks-n-Tips on Eating Clean for Halloween

Happy Halloween text vector banner. Vector illustration Woohoo…t-minus 1 day…Happy Halloween!
Here are some last-minute tricks-n-tips for making the day a little bit healthier—from exercise to games and even healthy food alternatives. Here are some ghoulishly fun and delicious ways to celebrate this spooky event without inviting cavities deceptively dressed up as helpful tooth fairies!
Trick O’ […]

PUMPKIN POWER

Pumpkin has a ton of healthy benefits to add nutrition to your diet and boost the taste of pretty much anything you’re craving. Sweet or savory—it complements both and is pretty low in calories, making it an excellent diet food. As if you needed more excuse to dig into pumpkin-spiced goodies all year long, here are five awesome benefits of your favorite orange-colored food.
1. It’s […]

Just Breathe and have Less Stress

Stressed? Who isn’t these days?!

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed sometimes. However, too much stress can be detrimental to your overall health. It can lead to mental health problems, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and even poor gut health—which in turn elevates levels of stress.

Hydration, eating healthy meals and receiving routinely chiropractic care all help […]

Types of cervical (neck) curves

The alignment of the spine is the core of chiropractic care. Knowing and understanding the overall health of your spine can be determined by examining the cervical curve. The cervical spine consists of the first seven vertebrae in your spine, starting from the base of your skull at the C1 (atlas) vertebra and ending at your […]