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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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Post Neck Injury

Often concussions also include an injury to the neck due to the nature of how most head injuries occur.  As a result this can exacerbate concussion symptoms and even lengthen the recovery time for a head injury if not properly identified and managed.  This is especially true in the pediatric population. A research study published in July 2018 in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation evaluated the association of neck injury and concussion in a pediatric population.  What they discovered ...
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Thermography

In lieu of Breast Health Awareness Month, let’s discuss what thermography really is…………. Facts: According to the American Cancer Society, Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and risks increase with age. Current research suggested that 1 in 8 women in the US will get breast cancer in their lifetime Thermography is the use of digital infrared imaging that measures changes in tissue physiology. Through temperature variations it measures metabolic activity and vascular circulation that may be associated ...
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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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Curcumin

Turmeric is a flavorsome spice used in Indian cooking and is the main ingredient in curry powder. It is not only known for its flavor but also known for its healing properties. Turmeric contains a powerful phytochemical known as curcumin.  Curcumin has powerful inflammatory fighting properties that have been used in ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat variety of conditions. One-way curcumin fights inflammation is by supporting the immune system. The immune system contains cells that will activate or dampen ...
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Start Building That Foundation Of Movement In Your Life Today

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.  And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.  ...
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Consistent Sleep Schedule

Welcome to September, a time for transition from the dog days of summer to pumpkin spice lattes, and homework, lots of homework.  At least that is the case for those who are in school, those in the working world life just continues to hum on by.  To help support this transition one of the best things you can do is maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Sleep is one of the most important foundational practices you need for long term health ...
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Lectins

Lectins are substances that bind sugars and carbohydrates together found in regularly consumed foods. There are two subclasses of lectins: Prolamins (like gluten) and agglutinins.  Lectins are the toxic part of plants natural defense system against pests, fungal infections, and predators. Nowadays, genetically modified grains i.e. corn contain higher levels of lectins to deter predators from destroying the crop. Problems: Stay relatively stable at high temperatures and low pH thus cannot be broken down into individual amino acids via cooking ...
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Awareness Shift

“The impediment to action advances action.  What stands in the way becomes the way.” –Marcus Aurelius Often times when it comes to making changes in our health it requires us to make lifestyle changes, such as exercising or eating a different way then we are accustomed to, therefore change can be difficult and we struggle and our health continues to struggle.  Many times it is just the act of getting started.  We know that exercise is good for us, and ...
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