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Break Time Neck Stretches/Exercises-Part Two

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your neck? ? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the second of our best neck stretches/exercises that we send home with our Chiropractic patients to support their adjustments. Chronic neck pain has become a daily reality for many people, especially those who spend most of their day working at a computer under high stress. The risk is especially high for those who sit in poor posture, with the head in ...
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Break Time Neck Stretches/Exercises

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your neck? Chronic neck pain has become a daily reality for many people, especially those who spend most of their day working at a computer under high stress. The risk is especially high for those who sit in poor posture, with the head in a flexed forward position. This month, we’re sharing some of the best neck stretches/exercises that we send home with our Chiropractic patients to support their adjustments ...
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/ / Blogroll, neck pain, posture, stress

Vitamin G – Grounding

Have you noticed you sleep or feel better while on a beach vacation after walking in the sand or swimming in the ocean? Wonder why? Here is one reason to think about and how to achieve the same effect even when you are not on vacation. What is grounding? Grounding, also known as earthing, is putting the body in direct contact with the earth. Getting direct and uninterrupted skin contact to soil, grass, rock, sand, water or a conductive surface ...
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Fish Oils

Fish oils are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that help dampen inflammation, good for brain health and nervous system function, support the cardiovascular system, lowers lipid count, supports blood vessels and much more. They are not produced in the bodies and come from food sources or via supplementation. Examples include: cold water fish like salmon, sardines, herring, nuts and seeds. There are two forms of Omega 3s which include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid ...
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The Gut-Brain Connection

Have you had a “gut feeling” or made a “gut decision”? You’ve probably experienced butterflies in your stomach when you were nervous or received “gut wrenching” news at some point in your life. From those phrases alone, it’s clear just how connected the gut is to our emotions. Over the past few years, science has begun to back up what we’ve always known: our gut and mind are connected. The Gut-Brain connection is very real and very powerful. Who would ...
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An Introduction to Detoxification

Your body is self-cleaning just like it is self-healing. Fall is a great time to clean the self-cleaning pathways we label as detoxification to get you running in clean and tip top shape. We have 6 detoxification pathways for you to focus on in aiding you to eliminate fatigue, weight gain, decrease immunity, hormone issues, skin problems and much more. Nervous System Fall cleaning would be incomplete without discussing the system that makes it all happen. Your nervous system is ...
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Inflammation: The Good and the Bad

Acute inflammation is a healthy part of your body’s defense system. You need it to manage injury, infection, and the healing process. On the other hand, excess, long-term, or chronic inflammation is a major cause of disease in the modern world. Modern health science pays careful attention to signs that your body is in an inflammatory state. There are key mediators, or “biomarkers,” that you can find in the blood that accurately measure how well you’re aging and whether you’re ...
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This is a brain for Chiropractic in Dallas

ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The name describes what the disorder entails. It’s a chemical imbalance in the brain where people develop an inability to concentrate, focus or pay attention to whoever is speaking, difficulty controlling a behavior and hyperactivity (can’t stay still for long periods of time. Always have to be doing something). 6.4 million American Children from ages 4-17 were diagnosed with ADHD in 2014. Average age of diagnosis is 7 years old. But since the ...
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Avoid Feeling Guilty after the Holidays with These Victorious Tips

Avoid the holiday and new year’s guilt-trip this year by focusing on success rather than failure. Below we give you a different perspective on getting through the holidays so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and not feel like you have to set yourself up to fail. Set Yourself up for Success Living a healthy lifestyle is meant to happen year-round but many people struggle with it during the holidays and end up with a major case of guilt come January ...
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Post Neck Injury – Part Two

The effects of spinal manipulation go way beyond merely affecting the joints of the spine.  Chiropractors have been talking about this since the beginning of the profession as accounts of miraculous healing have been shared over the years.  Science and technology are also advancing which is allowing us to come to the realization of how some of these changes come about. As it turns out manipulating the joints of the spine can have an effect on the strength of voluntary ...
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