The Highs and Lows of Life and Healing

I had a very interesting conversation with a patient the other day. This patient had been in a few days prior and on that first visit, they were feeling “on top of the world”. On the subsequent visit, their mood was low and I could tell they were struggling.  They wondered what had happened and…

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Spinal Decompression: Non-surgical Treatment for Disc Injury

We are excited to announce that our office now has the latest technology to treat acute and chronic lower back pain that is caused by disc injury and degeneration.   While it is true that chiropractic adjustments are typically the first line of therapy for musculoskeletal pain, adjustments alone are sometimes not enough for more difficult pain…

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Protecting Your Heart with Exercise

February is Heart Health Month and since heart disease is still the number 1 killer of Americans each year we’d all better have a comprehensive strategy for protecting our cardiovascular system. How Bad Is It? The statistics on the state of heart health in the US are sobering: In the US, over 2000 people die…

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The Happiness Factor

I’ve been pondering a lot about what really makes me happy, fulfilled and contented in my life.  It’s been an eye-opening experience because I want to be happy all of the time yet I often catch myself feeling trapped doing things that don’t produce happiness.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel like I’m pretty happy…

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Everyone Needs a Coach

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.” – Bill Gates Even the best of the best in every field of endeavor are limited by their own visual blinders. In order to change ourselves we need to surround ourselves with support. We…

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Kaizen – Constant, Continuous Improvement

One of the most interesting things that happens as I coach and work with patients to help them achieve their health goals is that I often notice patterns of behavior between people who are not in any way connected to each other. I have always been fascinated by the fact that there are “trends” that…

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The Importance of Healthy Relationships

Here’s a question for you. What are the most important lifestyle habits that create health?  If you are like 90% of the people I’ve asked that question to in the past, you probably answered “diet and exercise”. While it is great that most people at least know about the need for a nutritious diet and…

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3 Keys to Accomplishing Your Goals

According to most lists I’ve seen, about 5 of the top 10 resolutions set at the start of the new year revolve around health. Whether it is to lose weight, stress less, get in shape, quit drinking or smoking or just to enjoy life more. The saddest statistic I’ve seen this week is that less…

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The Best Diet for Your Weight Loss Goals: Part 3 Ketogenic Diet

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been focusing on a few different ways to approach our diets to foster weight loss. In my first post, I talked about making changes to the quality of our food and eliminating foods that are inflammatory and drive blood sugar out of control. Last week I discussed how we…

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The Best Diet for Your Weight Loss Goals – Part 2: Detoxification

Whenever I am working with a patient who is having a hard time getting off of a weight plateau I think of 4 main problems: Hormones Nutritional imbalances Gut dysfunction and Environmental toxins. Why are these 4 areas more important to look at than how much the person is eating or how long they are…

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