To Brace or Not to Brace? That is the Question.

They say that nothing is sure in life except for death and taxes. Well, you might as well throw low back pain in there as well. It is estimated that roughly 80% of the population will suffer with a bad bout of lower back pain at some point. Unfortunately, there are plenty of instances where… Continue reading To Brace or Not to Brace? That is the Question.

Keep Churning! How Getting Healthy is Like Making Almond Butter.

I like nut butters. And I also enjoy making them. My gut doesn’t handle peanuts well (technically peanuts are legumes, anyway), but give me any other nut and I’ll try my hand at grinding it into butter. When I first decided to start making my own nut butters, I did some research online and came… Continue reading Keep Churning! How Getting Healthy is Like Making Almond Butter.

Move a Little, Move a Lot. Why your daily workout might not be enough.

You’ve probably heard that sitting is the new smoking.  This is because more and more studies are showing that  a predominantly sedentary lifestyle contributes to the development or exacerbation of chronic lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.  (If you’re a sitter and a smoker you’re really up against it!) Sitting itself isn’t… Continue reading Move a Little, Move a Lot. Why your daily workout might not be enough.

Do You Rely on Your Insurance to Keep You Well?

Who’s responsibility is it to keep you well?  Mine? Your personal trainer’s?  Your nutritionist’s? I think you would agree that getting healthy and staying that way is ultimately your personal responsibility.  I’ll certainly do everything in my power to help you get there, but it is up to you to take the initiative, to follow… Continue reading Do You Rely on Your Insurance to Keep You Well?

What They Didn’t Teach You in Chemistry Class. The 2nd Cause of Subluxations.

In our last post we discussed some of the physical causes of subluxations.  When you start to examine your posture and your daily movement patterns, it becomes pretty easy to understand that how you carry yourself physically can have a profound impact on spinal alignment and your state of health. But did you know that… Continue reading What They Didn’t Teach You in Chemistry Class. The 2nd Cause of Subluxations.

Do You Know Where Your Subluxations are Coming From?

How fast and efficiently would traffic move on an expressway if it were constantly mired in multiple back-ups and bottlenecks? Your spine is the superhighway upon which nerve impulses travel from your brain, down through your body, and back again.  In order for your body to function at its best, there must be a clear… Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Subluxations are Coming From?

Why Pain is Not the Best Gauge of Health

Pain.  We’ve all dealt with it at some point.  Some of us on a constant, chronic basis.  But what does it really mean? Pain is very real.  There’s no doubt about that.  If you’re in bad enough pain there is almost nothing you won’t do to alleviate it. In fact there is a whole industry… Continue reading Why Pain is Not the Best Gauge of Health