surviving summer travels chiropractic tips

Surviving summer travels and chiropractic tips. Ah summer. It’s the time of the year we all look forward to. For many of us, summer is the time for family reunions, vacations, and other adventures. We spend hours in cars, planes, trains, and even boats. And while we are so excited to arrive at our destination, we are often in pain for the first few days of the trip. Sitting for extended periods of time results in tension building up in your muscles. This can cause feelings of discomfort and even pain. However, there are some things that can be done to reduce these feelings of discomfort, while increasing blood flow and your ability to enjoy your vacation.

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importance of sleep

The big importance of sleep. Wonderful, wonderful sleep. We often think as sleep as our time to shut down and reboot. But did you know that it is during sleep that we are extremely active? It is during sleep that a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs. We still aren’t sure why our bodies are programmed to need such a long period of sleep. But researchers do understand some of the critical functions of sleep. And why we need it for optimal health and wellbeing.

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blood sugar solution

The blood sugar solution. Blood sugar, or blood glucose, is the main kind of sugar found in the blood. Our bodies get glucose from the foods we eat. This sugar is an important energy source. And also provides nutrients to our organs, muscles, and nervous system. The absorption, storage, and production of glucose is regulated through the small intestine, liver, and pancreas. Having a healthy blood sugar level is crucial for our health. And likewise, having too much of it, or too little, can result in a number of issues.

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swell in the heat

Well, summer is here. And boy has it packed a punch! After that seemingly forever winter, the warmth of the sun has felt wonderful the last few weeks. But there are days the sun feels a little too hot. And for some, that heat means inflammation, redness, and painful swelling in certain areas. It’s during these summer months, we treat a number of patients looking to reduce that swelling. But why do we swell in the heat in the first place? And what are some things we can do to treat it at home?

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manual labor and back pain

Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the United States? Manual labor jobs tend to place added stress on certain areas of the spine. Chronic lower back pain, spinal fractures, and disc herniation are among the most common workplace-related back injuries. But there are a number of things you can do to reduce or prevent those injuries. So, let’s jump in and discuss manual labor and back pain.

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cbd formulation

We have come to the last blog of our CBD series. Throughout the course of the month, we’ve discussed the myths about CBD. We’ve also covered the physical and mental benefits of this chemical powerhouse. To conclude this series, we want to dive into CBD formulation. This way you know what to look out for when buying CBD products.

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mental benefits of CBD

This month we are covering everything there is to know about CBD. Two weeks ago, we dived into the controversial topic and discussed the truths and myths regarding CBD. Last week, we discussed the many physical benefits of adding CBD to your wellness routine. As we’ve stated, CBD holds the key to the wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic effects that the compound can offer. The more we learn about this chemical power house, the more it seems poised to revolutionize medicine as we know it. And with that said, I want to discuss the mental benefits of CBD.

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physical benefits of CBD

This month we are covering everything there is to know about CBD. Last week we dived into the controversial topic and discussed the truths and myths regarding it. As we said last week, CBD holds the key to the wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic effects that the compound can offer. The more we learn about this chemical power house, the more it seems poised to revolutionize medicine as we know it. This week, I want to discuss the physical benefits of CBD.

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truth about cbd

The cannabis plant. Many of us immediately correlate this plant to the federally illegal drug, marijuana. But before you close out of this tab, did you know that the cannabis plant is actually a chemical power house? It produces more than 400 different chemical compounds. And no, not all of them are unique to marijuana. These compounds are called cannabinoids. And not all of them are created equal. Which is why we want to take the time today to discuss one of those compounds specifically. It’s called cannabidiol or CBD. And with that, let’s dive into the truth about CBD.

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natural asthma remedies

Here at Zock, we like to keep to our theme of balanced wellness and alternative medicine. And in doing so, we wanted to take this last week of the month to discuss natural asthma remedies. We know that depending on an inhaler and other medications for asthma can be tiring. Not to mention the pain of keeping them all in order! And we also know that prescription drugs are the largest medical expense related to asthma. With the current trend of holistic healing, you may be considering trying more natural asthma remedies.

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