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Skipping Breakfast Is a No No!!!

Posted on 12-15-2017

Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Essential Nutrient Shortfall ...

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Hitting For The Cycle!

Posted on 11-01-2017

In baseball, hitting for the cycle means that a batter hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run during the same game. Hitting for the cycle is a rare baseball event, occurring about as of...

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Wildfire Inside Of You!

Posted on 10-30-2017

Comparisons between the inner world and the outer world have been frequently drawn by philosophers, nature writers, and visual artists. For example, "seeing the universe in a grain of sand" ...

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Yoda and Yoga!

Posted on 09-06-2017

In the film classic "The Empire Strikes Back," the iconic Jedi master Yoda inscrutably refers to "the Force" during training sessions with his disciple, Luke Skywalker. Yoda inform...

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Making The Grade!

Posted on 08-29-2017

The recent school year has long been over, but the echoes of learning, striving, and achieving persist. We may, if we choose, apply these remembrances of ourselves when we were in school to the ci...

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Hip And Knee Security

Posted on 08-16-2017

Everyone knows someone who has undergone hip or knee replacement. These surgeries are no longer exclusively performed on older persons and are now not uncommon procedures for many patients with pe...

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Walk This Way!

Posted on 08-03-2017

Whether you're going out for a walk or a run, to the gym to lift weights, or to the pool to swim a few laps, the self-affirmation involved in the concept of "going out" or "going to...

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Fish Oil Beats Krill Oil

Posted on 08-03-2017

There is a lot of fancy marketing out there that can show products to be better than others, when in many cases they are not!  This is especially true when it comes to nutritional supplements. &n...

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Healthy Mom = Healthy Baby! What to know before you get pregnant.

Posted on 08-03-2017

Preparing for pregnancy is a tough thing to do.  Cribs, Pack-N-Plays, what color paint the baby's room, diapers, wipes, and so much more!   But one of the most important ste...

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How The Foods You Eat Effect Your Gut!

Posted on 07-18-2017

We are well aware that much of our health and immune system is directly related to our gut.  Our ability and efficiency to digest foods, the make up of the types and number of b...

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21 Lighter Meals That Help You Get Back on Track After a *Big* Weekend

Posted on 07-18-2017

We all have those weekends!  Company in town, old friends drop by for a visit, birthdays, travel, vacations, etc.  Usually, we will step out of our normal eating habits to enjoy things we ma...

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Your Spine 101

Posted on 07-06-2017

An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebrae, twelve thoracic vertebrae, five lumbar vertebrae, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d...

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9 Habits That Make You Look Older Than You Are!

Posted on 05-09-2017

There are many things that can cause us to prematurely age, and many of those things are within our control.  I found an article I wanted to share with 9 habits that many of us are guilty...

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The Four Seasons

Posted on 04-10-2017

When we read about the national epidemics of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, or listen to news reports, programs, or podcasts discussing these health problems, the solutions ...

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The Link Between Smoking and Back Pain

Posted on 01-24-2017

Smoking causes all kinds of things to happen in our body, none of them are good!  But one thing that many people didn't know is that smoking is linked to more advanced arthritis, spinal lesio...

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Turn, Turn, Turn...!

Posted on 01-10-2017

The seasons change and so do we. Superficially, it may not appear as if we're undergoing perpetual metamorphosis, but we are. Just as trees replace their leaves and birds shed their feathers, we t...

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5 Smoothies To Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on 12-20-2016

Many people deal with the aches and pains of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  One of the best things that we can do to combat the inflammation associated with RA is to consume large amounts of anti-in...

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Serious Garlic Soup To Help Fight Colds and Flus!

Posted on 12-20-2016

Ok, be warned, this soup is AMAZING!!!!  During certain times of the year, we see surges in people getting sick with colds, viruses, and even the flu.  Often ...

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Poetry In Motion

Posted on 12-20-2016

Many "Seinfeld" fans may fondly remember "The Chaperone," the episode in which the characters Elaine Benes and Mr. Justin Pitt meet for the first time. Elaine is interviewing at Do...

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Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Posted on 12-20-2016

The ultra, high-tech world depicted in the popular television series “Star Trek,” is what many may envision when thinking of the future.  And while it’s yet to be seen if it...

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Delicious Cancer-Fighting Turmeric Soup!!!

Posted on 12-20-2016

Turmeric is touted as one of the BEST foods on the planet for many reasons!  It helps combat inflammation, which drives hundreds of disease and degenerative processes in our bodies...

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Chiropractic is the Key to a Better Operating System

Posted on 12-13-2016

A computer’s operating system is the vital component that enables the device’s hardware and software resources to function as one. But when the system is compromised by malware or a comput...

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Harvard Medical School Recommends Chiropractic

Posted on 11-11-2016

         Here is an article put out by Harvard Medical School on the effectiveness of chiropractic care.  When the highest level of medical educa...

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Hydration Is Key For Optimal Health!

Posted on 11-08-2016

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, approximately 71 percent of the earth's surface is composed of water. Similarly, 60 to 70 percent of the average adult human body is composed of water. If ...

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Hamstrings, and Calves, and Quads, OH MY!!!

Posted on 11-08-2016

Many of us are continually amazed at the frequency with which professional baseball players suffer season-threatening muscular injuries. There they are, running hard down the first base line tryin...

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The Importance of Mindfulness in Bringing Balance to Your Systems

Posted on 10-25-2016

Mindfulness has become a very hot topic and is now consistently featured in mass media. This may be considered a good thing, as more and more of us allow ourselves to become distracted throughout the ...

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Autumn Leaves Signal it’s Time for a New Workout

Posted on 10-15-2016

Now that autumn is in the air, summertime recreational activities such as camping, going to the lake or beach, volleyball, and surfing begin to take a back seat and we look to focus on more prosaic fo...

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Hiking Your Way To Health

Posted on 10-15-2016

As autumn’s outdoor temperatures begin to moderate, many of us look forward to opportunities for vigorous cardiorespiratory activities that we put aside in the heat of the summer. It's much ...

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Omega-3s Help Decrease the Incidence of Gum Disease

Posted on 10-15-2016

Omega-3s are one of the best things we can take to better our health.  A recent study shows that supplementing with Omega-3s can even help reduce the risk for gum disease.  Omega-...

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Here Comes The Sun!

Posted on 09-13-2016

Summer is here and, although you may not be actually "dancin' in the streets" as famously proclaimed by the beloved Motown group Martha and the Vandellas, you will likely be spending muc...

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Today's Forecast

Posted on 09-13-2016

Regardless of the type of weather, meteorological events have a big impact on all of us. Beyond the sunscreen, floppy hats, raincoats, umbrellas, snow shovels, and de-icers, there are the physiologica...

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Facts On Ear Infections In Kids

Posted on 09-01-2016

Facts On Ear Infections in Kids Photo Credit: www.parenting.com The most common signs a child can show that he is having ear pain is acting f...

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30 Surprising Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on 08-30-2016

Apple cider vinegar has been touted for its many uses in digestion, cosmetics, and other natural remedies!  sing this simple tool in your life can help improve many facets of your health, in a sm...

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50 Healthy High Protien Snacks

Posted on 08-25-2016

Protein is a vital nutrient for so many things in our body!  Most commonly, people associate protein as being used for building, feeding and maintaining muscle tissue, but it is also a vital buil...

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Summer Footwear and Smart Ankles

Posted on 08-11-2016

Summer has arrived and, on the weekends at least, many of us have replaced our boots, oxfords, heels, and pumps with sandals and flip-flops. We want to lose all traces of the long winter and revel in ...

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A Spring in Your Step

Posted on 07-19-2016

We all know people who are light on their feet. Fred Astaire comes immediately to mind, as do tennis star Andy Roddick, the great Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, and WNBA star Candace...

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Chiropractic Care for Children is Safe, Gentle and Effective

Posted on 07-12-2016

Have you ever wondered why parents choose to take their children to chiropractors? The Journal of Neuroscience’ published ‘birth - two years is a critical period of brain dev...

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Are You Practicing Safe Tech?!

Posted on 06-20-2016

Do you have frequent neck, shoulder or back pain? You may have a recently identified condition called "text neck." The repetitive strain injury occurs when you spend considerable time lookin...

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Brown Rice Vs. White Rice, Which Is Better?

Posted on 06-14-2016

There is a big debate out there, on whether or not brown rice is actually better for you than white rice.  We learn more and more to stay away from foods like white sugars, white flours, etc,...

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Good Pain Vs. Bad Pain

Posted on 06-14-2016

Being able to distinguish between a good pain and a not-so-good pain is critically important for all of us who engage in regular vigorous exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Even highly trained a...

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California Breakfast

Posted on 04-05-2016

The mystery writer Raymond Chandler, author of "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye", famously extolled a "California breakfast" of orange juice and a cigarette. Of cour...

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Root Vegetables

Posted on 03-06-2016

In decades past, very few urban kids had ever even heard of a parsnip, a fennel bulb, or a bunch of kale. In those days, fruit and vegetable consumption typically consisted of apples, bana...

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Training Day

Posted on 02-27-2016

(A little movie fun) Many of us want to improve our level of fitness, but don't know what to do or how to begin. Others have begun a fitness program, but don't know what types o...

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The Far Country

Posted on 02-09-2016

Long ago, in the American West, settlers from the eastern seaboard would describe having yearned for the "far country". Their imagination and wanderlust led them to actualize their vision of...

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Enhancing Performance in Cross-Fit Athletes

Posted on 02-09-2016

Gyms that offer functional approaches to health and fitness are great!  CrossFit and others gyms like it combine functional exercise with dynamic movements, while working on core stability, ...

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Shouldering The Load

Posted on 01-26-2016

As with much in life that we take for granted, we are not usually concerned with the mechanisms of how our bodies work and how they do what they do. Such knowledge is not required for use of these...

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The Platonic Ideal

Posted on 01-05-2016

Plato's Ideas were perfect templates, of which everything we perceive are tangible representations. But the Ideas were not to be found in the world around us. Rather, they were conceptions of rati...

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Riding The Brakes

Posted on 01-05-2016

We're all familiar with the highway driving experience of being behind a person who is continually braking for no apparent reason. This is especially problematic if you're in the left-hand lan...

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12 Healthy Breakfast Options For Christmas Morning!

Posted on 12-23-2015

There are a lot of yummy things to choose for breakfast on a day like Christmas.  Unfortunately some of those thing may not be the best choice when it comes to our health, and we have all been th...

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5 Tips To Reduce Back Pain And Stress This Holiday Season

Posted on 12-17-2015

Holiday time is a great time!  Family gathering, friends exchanging gifts, magic in the air, it is a wonderful time of the year.  But it can also be a very stressful time, both mentally and ...

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What If I Am Injured In A Car Accident?

Posted on 11-19-2015

  Have you been in a car or other motor vehicle crash or collision? Are you suffering from pain because of your injury? You don’t have to suffer. Learn how chiropra...

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Paying The Mortgage!

Posted on 11-19-2015

Whether we rent or own our home, all of us pay some form of monthly living expenses. Even if we have paid down a mortgage and own our home outright, we still pay monthly utility bills in order to keep...

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60 Awesome Uses For Baking Soda!

Posted on 09-17-2015

People are always looking for natural ways to stay healthy, including reducing their use and exposure to toxic chemicals!  From time to time, Dr. Afghani comes across different sites which co...

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A Banana A Day!

Posted on 08-18-2015

We have all heard the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".  It is well known that the nutrition content of an apple is fantastic, and should be a part of a healthy diet, ...

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Climbing The Hill

Posted on 08-10-2015

Climbing a hill is a useful metaphor for activities involved in accomplishing a major goal, overcoming longstanding obstacles, or achieving a noteworthy milestone. But you must be prepared to engage i...

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10 Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Posted on 08-04-2015

Now hold on doc!  I thought being healthy was not about just losing weight?! That is correct, healthy weight is not just about a number on a scale!  However, maintaining a healthy weight ...

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6 Things Body-Positive People Do Every Day!

Posted on 07-21-2015

Body image is something that many people struggle with.  Too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, and on and on.  Some of this is rooted in the world's suggestions of what is beautiful,...

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Fun Healthy Kids Stuff!

Posted on 06-04-2015

Hey Parents! Below is a link to some FREE printable fun and healthy things you can do and do with your kids this summer.  At the same time, it will help you teach them and talk with them a...

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Healthy Does Not Have To Be Hard, Part 1

Posted on 05-12-2015

Often times when I am talking to people about changing their lifestyle to one that includes more healthy foods, exercise, regular chiropractic care, and other things, I sense that at time...

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Routine Maintenance

Posted on 04-30-2015

The problem with lifestyle-caused diseases is that the damage happens slowly over time, often without even a hint of a symptom, until it is too late. We see this all the time. When the symptoms...

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Mission Possible

Posted on 04-14-2015

Everyone knows what he or she "should" do to obtain good health. But the mere knowledge of what we should be doing is never enough. If we've not been in good shape for some time...

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Get In The Car The Correct Way!

Posted on 03-20-2015

Did you know that there is a proper way to get in and out of your car? Well, believe it or not, there is, and it is especially important that seniors and those who have back pain or arthritis prac...

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Rice and Beans!

Posted on 03-13-2015

Rice and beans is a well-liked combination of foods that is not only delicious, but also good for you. Other well-known examples of food combinations, such as corn and lima beans (succotash), tomatoes...

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10 Stretches To Help You Sleep Better

Posted on 03-07-2015

  We ALL can benefit from better sleep!  We can all also benefit from regular stretching.  Stretching helps our muscles, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue) stay as mobile and p...

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Your Personal Health Insurance Policy

Posted on 02-16-2015

Everyone is aware of the extremely high cost of most health care services. These costs can be measured not only in cash outlays, but also in time spent at a doctor's office. Waiting times ...

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10 Things You Can Do To Be Happier, And Healthier!!!

Posted on 02-10-2015

Did you know that being happier can make you healthier?  Smiling more can tone facial muscles, reducing wrinkles and signs of again, as well as releasing feel-good hormones.  Laughing ca...

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What The Kinesio Tape Are You Talking About?!

Posted on 02-10-2015

If you're like me, and watch a lot of sporting events, you may have noticed the increased appearance of some brightly colored tape adorned on many athletes' bodies. Whether it was the tenn...

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Chiropractic Adjustments and Exercise are More Effective For Neck Pain!

Posted on 01-27-2015

                                                    It is ...

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Hydrate For Your Health!

Posted on 01-26-2015

Water is essential for keeping us healthy.  Staying hydrated and making sure you drink enough water, even when you are not thirsty, is a crucial step you can take to keeping your body working at ...

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Eating Better Could Help You Quit Smoking

Posted on 01-19-2015

Trying to quit smoking can be difficult.  Some times, there are things that can be done to help make the situation a little easier to deal with.  Some new research suggests that eating m...

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Pain Relief With Chiropractic Care Seen On MRI

Posted on 01-13-2015


What if you could actually see your pain decrease?  What if that back pain could be seen decreasing following a chiropractic spinal adjustment?  In a recent article published in the Journ...

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Garlic Soup Will Help Knock Out That Cold Or Flu!!!

Posted on 01-06-2015

We all know that garlic is GREAT!!!!  It has been shown to help lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and even keep vampires away!!!  But garlic has offered so much more as a healing food...

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New Beginnings!

Posted on 01-02-2015

The time is always right to begin returning to good health. Regardless of whether your issues involve weight, exercise, diet, blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic pain, now is the time to begin taking...

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The Next 10 Years!!!

Posted on 12-19-2014

What does the future hold in store? None of us can know with certainty, although some predictions are possible. Stock market indexes will rise. Then they'll fall. Then everyone will hope that the ...

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Stay Active In Cold Weather!

Posted on 12-08-2014

It’s cold outside, now WHAT? Many people enjoy the simple pleasure of being outside when it comes to their exercise routine. Along with a boost in physical fitness, exercising outside h...

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45 Other Uses For Lemons!

Posted on 12-04-2014

Aside from making water into an even more refreshing, delicious treat, lemons have many uses beyond their good taste.  Below is just a few things you can use lemons for in daily life! ...

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Holiday Survival Tips!

Posted on 12-02-2014

Holiday Survival Tips Every year our patients ask me, “How do you stay happy and healthy during the holidays?”  My response is simple:  eat well, stay active, prevent illnes...

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Home-Made Healthy Gummies!!!

Posted on 12-02-2014

As parents, we are always looking for ways to make sure our kids are eating healthy!  Some times we will even employ drastic measures to hide healthy foods in other not-so-healthy foods, ...

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Chiropractic Proven to Help Debilitating Migraines

Posted on 12-01-2014

30 million people in the US suffer from debilitating migraines. Millions of these people also take over-the-counter and prescription painkillers for relief. Not only do these drugs have danger...

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9 Foods That Naturally Cleanse and Detoxify The Body

Posted on 11-25-2014

We can all benefit from detoxifying our bodies!  Every day, we come into contact with chemicals in our home, in our air and water, and our food.  From laundry detergent, to that new car ...

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Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted on 11-18-2014

The holidays can be a tricky time if you want to avoid holiday weight gain. There are so many tempting treats, you need to be proactive to stick to good eating habits.   That means hav...

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Aloe Can Help Reverse Signs Of Aging

Posted on 11-13-2014

Aloe has been touted for years for its many uses for healing and nutritive properties.  Recently, a study was published showing that aloe gel helps reverse signs of aging. Signs of agi...

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Chiropractic Care Can Help After An Auto Accident

Posted on 11-10-2014

                            There’s no way to predict w...

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The Link Between Stress and Pain

Posted on 11-06-2014

Stress is something we all deal with in some form or fashion.  Yet not being able to effectively cope with stress can have adverse effects on our health, including causing headaches, muscle tensi...

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10 Ways To Help Us Help You!!!

Posted on 11-04-2014

Many times, we look to our doctors and health care team to take excellent care of us and our families.  But there are things we can do to be proactive in our health, and maximize the benefits...

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Make A Month Of Green Smoothies In An Hour!

Posted on 10-30-2014

In a fast-paced world of GO, GO, GO, we don't always find it easy or convenient to eat healthy foods, in particular snacks, because of the time it takes to make these foods, and then the clean...

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Sleeping Positions and How They Effect Your Health

Posted on 10-30-2014

I often times get asked, "Doc, what is the best position to sleep in?"  Sleeping in the proper position ensures adequate rest, but also can prevent pain and other issues.  ...

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Kidney Stones Suck!!!

Posted on 10-27-2014

Take it from me, kidney stones suck!!! Anyone who has had one will agree with me!  But through diet, I was able to dissolve them completely!  A few years back, I was rear-ended&nb...

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Texting Can Literally Be A Pain In Your Neck!

Posted on 10-24-2014

As we all know, texting has become a very popular form of communication, especially for kids and young adults. Frequent texting is causing a dramatic increase in headaches, neck pain and shou...

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9 Foods To Boost Brain Power!

Posted on 10-23-2014

We are always looking for ways to be healthier, and doing things to boost our brain power should be no exception.  With so many different diseases that effect our brain, cognit...

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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Posted on 10-20-2014

Vitamin D from supplements may reduce the risk for breast cancer in women with relatively low vitamin D intakes, suggest study findings published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. ...

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Gluten-Free Doesn't Have To Mean Bread Free!

Posted on 10-17-2014

Gluten-Free Doesn't Have To Mean Bread Free! As we look to healthier lifestyles, eating cleaner is one of our goals!  But that doesn't mean you have to give up everything you l...

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