Digestive Issues

Whether you call them bowel problems or tummy troubles, digestive issues are one of the top complaints of Americans. If you don’t believe it, just think, how many advertising jingles you can hear in your head…”Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is”; “How do you spell relief?”; “Tum ,ta-Tum, Tum , Tums”; “Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea”…sorry, now you will be hearing them in your head all day. The fact remains, if digestive issues weren’t such ...
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Functional Neurology and Movement

There is a growing emphasis being placed on movement patterns from coaches, trainers, physical therapists, and chiropractors.  The question is, why do we care about movement patterns? Needed for optimal athletic performance Injury prevention Shows recovery from injury Brain health Many people would have guessed the first 3.  When movement patterns are appropriate we can assume the muscles are coordinating together.  This is needed for activity to be performed at the highest level.  If your muscles are not contracting and relaxing ...
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Food Allergies vs Food Sensitivities

Everyone has heard about someone with a severe peanut allergy in which they have to carry an epi pen in case there is exposure. This is one type of immune reaction. There are other types of immune reactions that occur to foods that pose risks to your health. While they don't seem to be life threatening like a severe allergy; they are contributors to many chronic diseases. We are going to focus on food allergies and sensitivities. We will look ...
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Leaky Gut? Look No Further Than Your Diet

Over the past few years the term "Leaky Gut" has been used more and more. It has been tied to depression, inflammation, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, neurodegeneration, cancer, and autoimmunity to name a few. All of these conditions are continuing to grow, but why? The Western Diet Hippocrates once said "let food be they medicine". Unfortunately while food is able to provide our body with many vital nutrients, it is also responsible for many negative things. Food has become something ...
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Weight Management: Using Genetics to Determine Diet and Exercise

What Should You Eat- Part 1 Weight Management: Using Genetics to Determine Diet and Exercise Over the next several weeks we will journey through appropriate diets for not only weight management, but will go into food allergies, sensitivities, autoimmunity, diabetes, and neurological disorders. You will learn that each of these has the ability to impact the other, and they need to be addressed as a whole to have the best results. This week we are going to focus on weight ...
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Edema and Fluid Retention – Dallas Area Treatment Options

Edema is the result of dysfunction within the vascular and/or lymphatic system. The build up of fluid causes restriction of movement, heaviness, and even temperature changes for patients. Your treatment for edema symptoms must take all of these factors into consideration - and we make sure these areas are covered when you visitor our Dallas-area wellness center. With edema, there is decreased ability to heal and recover as wastes accumulate and are not removed from the site. For those that ...
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When Adrenals Go Bad

Too much of a good thing can prove to be bad. This is the case for many individuals who start out with stress, but end up with chronic fatigue. We are going to look into the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). This will include looking at normal function, and what are detrimental side effects when things go bad. I will also tie in blood sugar and concussion which I have previously talked about. What is the HPA Axis? The HPA axis ...
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What Really Goes Wrong When You Have Migraines

Are you one of the many suffering from new or chronic migraines? You are searching or have given up hope that you will find something that will work for you. There are traditional medications given for migraines such as imitrex, maxalt, relpax, and propranolol to name a few. There are alternative therapies such as acupuncture, essential oils, chiropractic care, and massages. Alternative and traditional care work for many, but there are many more that still have persistent headaches. Other individuals ...
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Get Your Life Back with a Good Night Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important aspects to our health, yet it is one we don't get enough of. When we have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep it is known as insomnia. There are many individuals that suffer from this. There are many things that can affect your ability to sleep such as stress, anxiety, blood sugar, inflammation, brain dysfunction and cortisol dysfunction. These all have the ability to impact each other and can make obtaining sleep hygiene ...
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Old Concept, New Application for Neuro Rehab

I want you to imagine that you have just completed ankle surgery to fix torn ligaments. Think about the next steps which typically include casting, weight bearing, and a period of physical therapy. Physical therapy you will be doing exercises that are specific to that joint to provide stability to it. This includes strengthening the muscles around it, to provide the support you need to return to the highest level of function possible. Each injury is different and your ability ...
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