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Platinum Nutrition Program

Join us for the fall edition of our Platinum Nutrition Program. Over the last 10 years in practice, we have refined and restructured the program with an emphasis on education so you can learn what works for you and maintain these healthy habits long after the 21 days are over. While focusing on a diet …

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Platinum Nutrition Program

Are You Doing Daily Stretches?

This month we have been focusing on the importance of movement. Epigenetics (how your habits and environment impact your gene expression) states that movement is essential for healthy gene expression. Moreover, the only way your joints receive nutrients in and push waste out is through movement. So let’s keep it moving! Check out this video …

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Segmental Movement Dysfunction

Similar to Movement Deficiency Syndrome (MDS), which we talked about last week, we are living in an epidemic of Segmental Movement Dysfunction (SMD). SMD takes the same principles as MDS and relates them to the joints or segments of the body. Each and every one of your segments are designed to move throughout their full …

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Movement Deficiency Syndrome

Dr. James Chestnut, who we had the opportunity to see present this weekend, coined the term ‘Movement Deficiency Syndrome’ to identify the necessity of both physical activity and exercise on human physiology, function, and health. Physical activity and exercise are necessary components to keeping our bodies in working order, via supporting our genetic requirement for …

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Movement Deficiency Syndrome

Proactive with Probiotics

Our digestive tract (gut) — also called our 2nd brain — contains trillions of microbes. The good and bad bacteria living in your gut microbiota help your body carry out a multitude of essential physiological functions such as help digest food, extract nutrients from food, support immune system resilience, promote healthy metabolism and even influence …

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Sciatica, Lower Back Pain & Leg Pain

You or someone you know likely has or is currently experiencing one or more of these symptoms. But what is sciatica? And how can we help you heal?Sciatica refers to pain radiating along your sciatic nerve path, which branches from your lower back from the 1st through 5th Lumbar and Sacral level (L1-S1) and goes …

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Where Did the Magnesium Go?

Magnesium plays many significant and essential roles in your body. It is a mineral, ion, electrolyte and cofactor in over 300 enzyme reactions in your body, necessary for transmission of nerve impulses, formation of bone and teeth, cardiovascular health, muscle relaxation and much more. The list of conditions related to magnesium deficiency is long. There …

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Biology, Not Belief

Chiropractic is simply biology, more specifically anatomy and physiology. There is a certain way your body operates, and if you cooperate with how it works, you have the best chance to be Healthy. Every disease has one thing in common: the body no longer functions normally. To be healthy, you have to make sure that …

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Biology, Not Belief

Emotional Stress

As we have been talking about the last few weeks, Neuro-Structural shifts in your spine result from your body’s inability to adapt to stress. And those stressors come in three forms: Chemical, Physical, and Emotional. This week we are talking about Emotional Stress. You can check out the chart above for some examples of Emotional stressors, but I am …

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Emotional Stress

Physical Stress

When physical stresses are too much for our body to adapt to, the spine and nervous system get shifted. When people think of Physical Stress, they commonly think about sudden traumatic events, such as car accidents, falls, or surgery. And these are good examples. However, physical stressors most widely come from repetitive misuse and underuse, …

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Physical Stress

Chemical Stress

A  Neuro-Structural Shift  or NS Shift occurs during stress. Stress comes in three different forms, Physical, Chemical, and Emotional. When these stressors are too much for your body, your spine and nervous system compensate by creating a NS Shift. This week we are talking about Chemical Stressors. Please take a look at the table above for some ideas …

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Chemical Stress

What Controls Your Health?

Check out this video from Dr. Karo for the answer Every part of your body (cells, tissues, and organs) is controlled by your nervous system, which is your brain and spinal cord. Your brain is housed and protected by your skull and your spinal cord is protected by 24 moveable vertebrae. In between each vertebrae, …

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What Controls Your Health?

Are Your Vitamin D Levels low?

By now we have all heard about how important Vitamin D is to our immune systems. But did you know, that this time of year, levels tend to be the lowest? Our bodies synthesize Vitamin D from exposure to UVB rays from the sun. However, UVB rays only make it to us when the sun …

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Are Your Vitamin D Levels low?

Focus on Gut Health

Our immune system resilience (i.e., our ability to adapt and fight off bacteria and viruses) is dependent on our gut health. But unfortunately, our gut systems get abused during this time of year because of all the holiday food, treats, and alcohol. The biggest offenders to your gut health aside from antibiotics are alcohol, sugar, …

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Immune System Health Month

You all ready for Tip #4? I bet you can guess what it is based on our event last week. Yep, you guessed it, Fasting is another great way to strengthen your immune system response naturally, to help you better adapt and fight off potential viruses and pathogens. Take a look at our recap of …

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Bulletproof Your Immune System Tip #3

We are moving on to tip 3 of our Bulletproof your Immune system series for Immune Health Month. If you missed weeks one and two, you can check them out here. This may seem like an obvious one, but its importance cannot be understated. Tip #3 is Get Lots of Rest! Get Lots of Rest Studies continually show that 8 hours …

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Bulletproof Your Immune System

Happy Halloween! We loved seeing all of your costumes this year, both in the practice and online!  November is Immune Health Month, and to celebrate we are doing a series of tips on how to strengthen your immune system. Over the next few weeks, we will be hi-lighting simple things you can do to stay healthy …

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Stay Ahead of the Cold & Flu

It’s that time of year again when our level of health begins to lower, and we start to succumb to the cold and flu viruses. But why? And what can we do to stay healthy? To answer the question of why let’s examine our lifestyle habits from this time of year. Summer is over, the …

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