Entries by Dr. Kerstin Zock

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The Silent Killer: Menopause and Heart Disease 

Heart disease is something that all of us face. As we age, our risk naturally increases. However, for women, symptoms are becoming more apparent after the onset of menopause. To be clear, menopause does not cause cardiovascular diseases. However, a combination of lifestyle choices, family history, and unhealthy habits paired with menopause can cause certain risk […]

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Low Carb Diets and Birth Defects: Fact or Myth?

Many people follow low-carb diets for certain benefits such as weight-loss and the improvement of certain conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Lately, there have been a lot of health and nutrition articles about the effects of low-carb diets during pregnancy. A recent study showed a suggested correlation between […]

Stepping into 2019: Finding the Right Shoe

Stepping into 2019: Finding the Right Shoe. You’ve most likely heard the expression about stepping out on the right foot. But it’s pretty hard to do if your shoes are unsupportive, uncomfortable, and ill-fitting. And while you may be trying to address your chronic back pain issues in other ways, you may be overlooking one […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Back Pain

2019 is upon us. And for many, this first month of the year is about new opportunities and potential for the year to come. Many of our resolutions revolve around our health and fitness, our relationships, and our careers. If you suffer from back pain and have some health goals in mind, you may want […]

A Well-Adjusted Holiday

Christmas is basically here. And while it’s been approaching, many of us have been busy elves in preparation. And while spirits are often high, often too is stress. But it’s not just the mental, “my in-laws are coming, and my house is a mess” kind of stress. All this holiday hustle and bustle also puts […]

Spinal Health and the Sun

Spinal health and the sun. Winter can be taxing on both our mental and physical strength. We have to cope with dark days, dropping temperatures, and biting winds. But don’t worry, we have good news. There are ways to assist in boosting your immune system as well as fighting your seasonal affective disorder during the […]

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Can Cold Weather Cause Back Pain?

Winter is here! The snow is beginning to fall, giving us a break from the summer heat. The holidays are approaching. And in general, most of us are caught up in the holiday spirit. However, these colder months also mean pain for people who struggle with consistent inflammation or other spinal problems. Maybe you’re someone […]

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Immunity-Boosting through Supplementation

Winter has said hello. Many of us think that we need an immunity boost as the changeable weather brings new germs and viruses. Especially as we tend to push the season with our clothing selections. What can you do to boost your immunity this winter? Why don’t you give immunity-boosting through supplementation a try?