The doctor of the future will give no medicine but instead interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison

Recent Work

These are some of the recent articles I have chosen to feature. Please take a minute to look them over and let me know your thoughts. I love getting feedback from interested people and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime!

Prenatal Care

Chiropractic and the expecting mother Your first...

Importance Of Nutrition

We live in a time where the quality of our...

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a health care profession that...

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Recent Blog Posts

August 14, 2014 |

Chia Seed Power!

As I was eating my usual chia seed and blueberries with coconut milk “cereal” for breakfast this morning, I came across this awesome article clearly articulating the benefits of this power seed!  Whether you prefer the more jam-like consistency or something crunchier, this protein-packed seed can offer a diversity of options for meal enlightenment. 4 Healthy Reasons to Eat Chia Seeds (Plus, Peaches & Cream Chia Seed Pudding Recipe!) By Jennifer Pantin Remember those amazing ch-ch-ch-chia ads back in the 80’s? We all loved those commercials, and the amazing sprouting heads! Who knew they were really selling a nutritional powerhouse? When you factor in how many uses they have in every day cooking you’ll want to make...

June 19, 2014 |

The importance of breathing

“The impact of breathing” By Debra Ross debra@bodydesigns.org   “Breath literally impacts every cell in your body. Each cell, whether it is from your brain, muscle, blood, or any other body system, depends on breath for survival. Why? Because the oxygen derived from breath inhalation provides the energy that each cell needs for life maintenance, growth, and repair. The cell then rids itself of its toxic waste in the form of carbon dioxide, which is ultimately exhaled through breath. The rhythmic cycle of inhalation and exhalation governs this vital life balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. Breath does this and so much more! The mechanics of breath can help you improve mental, emotional and physical health. Breath has a direct...

June 3, 2014 |

a few simple tips to boost your metabolism

Drink Green Tea We’ve all heard of the health benefits of green tea for years now, but that’s because they are real.  As is true for all health foods, it is not a quick fix where you can eat poorly throughout the day, take a green tea extract pill and expect to be shedding the pounds, but chemical compounds within green tea (such as catechins and EGCg) have real biochemical effects on the body.  One such health effect is how EGCg works on insulin, preventing sugar from being siphoned into fat cells. Even if you can’t give up your morning coffee, sip on some unsweetened (or stevia sweetened) iced green tea for the rest...

May 1, 2014 |

the five second rule is for real! well, kinda..

Five-Second Rule Reality by Beth Levine Most everyone is familiar with the five-second rule: the understanding that any food that has fallen on the floor is acceptable to consume as long as you pick it up within five seconds. Plenty of us grew up living by that rule and still firmly believe that food that touched the floor is fine to eat when the contact is so brief. Others, of course, are a little more skeptical and would never consider ingesting anything that has been exposed to germs on a floor, even for a single second. So which camp is right? According to new research, it appears that the five-second rule adherents are basically...

April 24, 2014 |

are the “freshest”-looking foods making you sick?

It would be hard to argue the appeal of a crisp, bright salad with colors that pop right off the plate as apposed to one that looks a bit less vibrant, but you might be inclined to choose the latter if you understood all that goes into that “fresh” presentation.  Some restaurants will use a sulfite spray over the salad bars and in the prep kitchen to keep that shiny new sheen on their food so that it appears fresh and appetizing.  But at what cost to our health?   Sulfites have been used by farms and food institutions for decades as an inorganic chemical preservative, not only of fruits and vegetables, but of...

April 10, 2014 |

Webster technique and prenatal care

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Seattle to attend the Webster Certification Seminar, put on by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) of which I am a member, to expand my pre and perinatal care knowledge. Working with my Momma’s-To-Be has quickly become one of my favorite parts of practice and the seminar further invigorated me to continue providing the best chiropractic care that I can to these women. It is no surprise to hear that pregnancy takes a great toll on women’s bodies. But what exactly are the changes that lead to discomfort and even pain? Biomechanically, her center of gravity shifts forward due to her growing belly and...

February 19, 2014 |

the necessity of good sleep

Why regular sleep is essential to good health and what to do if you’re not making the cut Melatonin is naturally secreted by our pineal gland in our brain in response to darkness and in accordance with your circadian rhythm, your body’s internal clock that oscillates parallel to the 24-hour daily cycles of the earth.  Melatonin is typically secreted between 9-10 PM, but this can be affected by a number of factors; having the TV on in the room, jet lag, lack of bright sunlight exposure during the day, temperature over 70 degrees in your bedroom, to name only a few.   The importance of getting a restful night’s sleep cannot be under stated. ...

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