Dry Winter Skin

Dry Winter Skin

Coconut oil has become my best friend.  There are a myriad of uses and benefits from this tropical item, one of which is helping to combat dry skin both from inside and out.  Eating a few teaspoons throughout the day can aid in creating a healthy-oil base skin layer and applying a dab to already cracked and dry skin can soothe and nourish. Supplements that support healthy skin are fat-soluble vitamins A, C, E, and K (try taking with them that teaspoon of coconut oil to boost absorption), alpha-lipoic acid, and a B-complex.  Consult either myself or your personal physician for optimal dosages and possible...

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Uric Acid..The New Cholesterol?

Uric Acid..The New Cholesterol?

Uric acid may sound familiar because of its association with gout, a painful inflammatory condition of the big toe in which an abundance of uric acid crystals are deposited around the joint.  However, uric acid has much more serious implications than a red hot toe.  Excess production lowers nitric oxide levels, raises angiotensin, and leads to smooth muscle contraction.  Smooth muscle is what our blood vessels are made of, therefore contraction of these vessels raises our blood pressure and can also lead to kidney damage. Fructose elevates uric acid levels in our body.  Fruit is one of the more common foods through which we intake fructose.  Although fruit has a number of healthy vitamins and anti-oxidants, it should be limited to the berry variety and only 2 servings per day.  Juice and soda should be avoided at all costs and be sure to read the labels, as high fructose corn syrup is added to nearly all processed foods including these every day...

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Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care

Chiropractic and the expecting mother Your first appointment will be approximately 40 minutes, which will include a consult, exam, and treatment. All appointments after the first are 20 minutes long, and will be focused on spinal and soft tissue care. Our clinic provides the utmost professional prenatal chiropractic care in Denver, CO. Our tables can be modified to accommodate the pregnant belly all the way up to the due date. We are well experienced with providing chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy for pregnancy-related pains and to optimize health and whole-body wellness throughout your...

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Eating Organic on a Budget

Eating Organic on a Budget

It’s unfortunate that trying to supply your body with the most nutritious and non-toxic foods available can put a serious dent in your funds.  So if some corners need to be cut, here is how to sort through what produce you can afford (both financially and health-wise) to buy organically or not. The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen       The Dirty Dozen Produce that should be purchased organically: 1. apples 2. celery 3. cherry tomatoes 4. cucumber 5. grapes 6. hot peppers 7. nectarines 8. peaches 9. potatoes 10. spinach 11. strawberries 12. sweet bell peppers (plus collards, kale, summer squash & zucchini)   The Clean Fifteen Produce that is safer to purchase conventionally: 1. asparagus 2. avocado 3. cabbage 4. cantaloupe 5. corn 6. eggplant 7. grapefruit 8. kiwi 9. mangoes 10. mushrooms 11. onions 12. papayas 13. pineapples 14. sweet peas (frozen) 15. sweet...

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Importance Of Nutrition

Importance Of Nutrition

We live in a time where the quality of our external and internal environment has been jeopardized.  On the outside, we have diminished soil content so that it’s either polluted, or at best, low in the essential minerals our produce needs to have in order to be of benefit to our bodies.  Drinking water has a number of chemical additives and air pollution is at an all-time high. On the inside, we struggle to maintain an optimally functioning bodily system because there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do all we need to and also take care of ourselves.  Long hours at work or in our cars leads to poor biomechanics resulting in sustained postural insults.  A lack of time to go to the store or prepare meals leads to fast or pre-made meals, of which we do not know all the ingredients or where that food came from.  And a long history of over-prescribed antibiotic use has left our guts lacking in the critical bacterial flora we need to have a functioning immune system and to fight chronic inflammation. We are largely a product of our environment, and although it is difficult to combat the abuses from the environment that surrounds us, we fully have the power to support and strengthen our internal environment, and that choice starts with you. See HERE for...

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