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Brain-boosting Foods

Brain-boosting Foods

The link between diet and brain function is becoming more and more clear.  The brain depends on a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in order to stay sharp and reduce the risk of age-related brain disorders that may arise late in life.  By adding some of these brain-boosting foods into your regular diet, you will give your brain the best chance to fight disease and perform at its best.

8 Weeks to Wellness

8 Weeks to Wellness

If you have been reading my articles, you may have noticed a recurring theme: Health conditions related to lifestyle problems.  Heart disease, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, obesity, and some cancers have been mentioned.  As discussed, a major issue with these conditions is that conventional medicine does not have an answer to the prevention and treatment of these diseases. However, through creating good habits and adopting a new approach to health, many of these conditions can be prevented or reversed.  In our office, we use a number of different methods, formulated together into a life-altering program known as 8 Weeks to Wellness.  The five pieces of 8 Weeks to Wellness include chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, functional exercise, massage, and mindfulness. 

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released updated blood pressure classifications and guidelines.  These guidelines come from years of research and are accompanied by updated guidance and management strategies for individuals who may be at risk for a cardiac event.  High blood pressure is known as a “silent killer,” which means it can cause harm without any symptoms.  For this reason, it is important to stay up-to-date on current guidelines, and know where your blood pressure normally ranges. 

Myth # 10 Cholesterol.

Myth # 10 Cholesterol.

Knowing your blood numbers is an important part of understanding your health.  A good blood test will show sides of your physiology that you wouldn’t be able to detect on your own, and help you make decisions and changes to your health accordingly.  Cholesterol levels are one of the most common tests done for all individuals in routine blood work.  However, many people have misunderstandings about cholesterol and what the numbers actually mean.  Let’s take a look at just a few of the many common misconceptions about cholesterol. 

Myth # 7 Eating Healthy is too Expensive!

Myth # 7 Eating Healthy is too Expensive!

Eating healthy is too expensive! How can anyone afford to eat healthy? When thinking about your health, isn't it time to realize it's a bank account that gives dividends on the back end? Eating healthy over time is investing in your health that will save you big BUCK$$ in the end.. Average health costs per family in the US per year is $8,000!!! Wouldn't you rather eat healthy and keep yourself out of this sick care system!! So what's it really cost? This is a must read!

What is healthy food anyways?

What is healthy food anyways?

With no surprise many moms are starting to become more cautious about the food they are feeding their families. With that said, one of the most common questions and learning inquiries is about how to read and actually identify healthy food in the grocery store. Here are some quick facts to get you through the store, without having to take a full blown course. I mean we’re moms, who has time for these things anyways?!