Melatonin Caution

Your sleep-deprived friends may swear by it and you’ve probably read about it online or seen it on drugstore shelves. But is melatonin all it’s cracked up to be, or are you better off just counting sheep to get some ZZZ’s
First, the basics: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the brain that your body uses to help regulate your circadian rhythm. That’s the 24-hour […]

Full Moon and Sleep

Does the full moon affect your sleep?

For centuries, humans have blamed the moon for our moods, accidents and even natural disasters. But new research indicates that our planet’s celestial companion impacts something else entirely — our sleep.
In a paper published Jan. 27 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington, the National University of Quilmes in Argentina and Yale University report that […]

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Selfie Wrist? Say what???

If you’re taking too many selfies for the sake of social media, you may want to cut back a little.  A San Francisco doctor has seen a rise in “selfie wrist.”  Indeed it is a thing.  It’s the name given to the numbness and tingling sensation people can experience in their fingers and wrists, which sometimes develops into a sharp pain.  Think about the […]

TEN CHIROPRACTIC FACTS THAT WILL INTRIGUE YOU

The number of those benefiting from chiropractic care continues to rise as more and more people discover the importance of good spinal health and preventative care. If you’re a patient of chiropractic, you probably know a lot about what the therapy can do for you—but what about the profession itself? Here are some chiropractic fun facts […]

Chiropractic’s history…

On Sept. 18, 1895 the first chiropractic adjustment was given. That date marks the official founding of this important healthcare profession. Now, 118 years later, millions of Americans have seen a chiropractor and people across the globe continue to benefit from this powerful, preventative and drug-free approach to healthcare.
While 1895 may mark the official beginning of […]

Are your headaches normal?


Since so many of the world’s adult population have experienced a headache at one point in their lives, we tend to think it’s no big deal. We through back a painkiller, take a nap, drink more water, massage our temples and keep moving. But here’s the thing—you don’t have to live like that.

The headache Myth Debunked
There […]

BACK to SCHOOL!

It’s that time of year…BACK TO SCHOOL!! Ugh it’s like nails on a chalkboard for us ALL!! Whether you are a parent or not…BACK to SCHOOL affects us all in so many different ways. What does the new school year mean to you?

Perhaps school is a distant memory for you, or maybe it’s […]

Feel the chill…CRYO-therapy

The term “cryotherapy” refers to any cold therapy, so simply icing your knee with a bag of frozen peas counts. But whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), the current wellness trend of choice, involves stripping down to your skivvies and spending three minutes in a chamber that’s chilled to -270 degrees Fahrenheit. Fans of the treatment include athletes, actors, and all-around fitspirational folks including your chiropractor Dr. Ryan […]

Exhausted? These 5 Summer Energy Zappers Could Be Why

It’s not your imagination—some people really do get more tired during the summer months. Yawning in agreement? Keep reading for possible culprits.
Blasting the AC
If your office blasts the air conditioning all summer, bring a cozy sweater to wear at your desk. Known as air-con fatigue, your body works hard to produce heat when you’re cold, consuming […]