Amidst the uncertainty and chaos surrounding Covid-19, many of us are feeling increased bouts of anxiety and general stress. And while we’ve talked about the physical way stress presents itself in the body, we haven’t discussed the concept of coping with the anxiety itself. Since many of us now have more time to sit and ruminate in our negative thoughts, we thought now might be a good time to talk about the ways we can stay present and keep ourselves less stressed during this time.
At Zock Family Chiropractic, our first priority has always been and will always be the health and safety of our patients. As per state orders, Dr. Zock will discontinue all elective procedures but will remain available for acute/emergency treatments.
At this time, Zock Family Chiropractic will not be offering telehealth services, however, may be reached by email for questions and concerns. We ask that patients only utilize this option if they are experiencing severe pain or immobility. Please email our office with the subject line “Emergency” and we will discuss the safest option of care.
We want to thank all of our valued patients for their support and love. Know that we are making this decision as a means to help the collective and do our part in getting through this together.
Pre and probiotic supplements have risen in popularity over the last few years. They are sold to us as a means of supporting and maintain that “good gut” bacteria to help promote digestion. But what is the difference between the two? What benefits do they provide? And who should be taking them?
We at Zock Family Chiropractic always want to do what’s right in regard to our patient’s health and well-being. And we want to assure you that your safety and the safety of all our practice members and staff remain our number one priority. We know there is a lot of fear and worry amidst the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are keeping up with the latest news and information from a variety of sources to make sure we are doing all we can to protect your health.
In the last few years, research into “gut health” and its effect on the entire body has increased dramatically. Some have even noted the gut as the body’s second brain and have been linked to mental health issues. What’s known for sure is that gut health is crucial. It’s the system that allows our bodies to absorb essential nutrients. But poor food choices and genetics can cause issues like “leaky gut”. Let’s look a little closer and learn more about leaky gut.
Hormones. You’ve heard about them from a young age. These messengers play a vital role in many processes and systems. As a result of being triggered, hormones are released into the bloodstream as a means of transportation to their target cells. When hormones find the cells they need, they bind to receptors. Most of the time, the surface of these cells is optimal, and that hormone can work effectively. But there are times when these pathways are blocked or negatively affected, and things can get a little out of whack. Today, we want to dive into this topic to show why it’s important to balance out our hormones, how it affects our weight, and how we can find balance through the choices we make daily!
It’s a rushed, barely on time, kind of morning. Getting into work was a nightmare. Traffic was abysmal and you were certain you were going to be late. You rush into your cube like a tornado and sit down to start your computer. The minutes seem to last forever and your brain sends out the order for your stress hormones to surge. They trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response and can take a toll on the body.
If you identify as female, you may have noticed that most of the supplements marketed to you contain biotin. It has been claimed that biotin is a beauty holy grail that can enhance your skin, nails, and hair. But are these just bold claims? What is biotin anyway and is it really the holy grail we think it is?
February is a month that can leave a number of people feeling down with Valentine’s day commercialism. But all of us have something that supports us constantly – our own hearts! Our heart is continually working to pump blood and provide oxygen to every organ, muscle, ligament, and cell in our body. Unfortunately, we don’t always think about our hearts or their health. And when we stop caring for it, serious issues can arise which can later lead to serious disease and even death. This is why we encourage you to love yourself by loving your heart this Valentine’s day with this heart healthy tips!
After the first month of the new year, it seems that a lot of us begin to lose motivation. More often than not, we grind so hard to make big life changes, only to find we burn out so soon after starting. As we’ve discussed before, your emotional health is critical in influencing your physical health. So, let’s discuss the best ways to recharge your emotional wellness in order to stay motivated!