benefits of juicing

The benefits of juicing. Let’s be honest. Sometimes being healthy is really hard. Not all of us can be kale loving yogis who only drink water and green tea. Enter the juicing craze. New Juice bars are popping up on every corner. More and more people are buying juicers to make concoctions on their own. Fresh-squeezed and freshly bottled juices have become a popular way to get the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. They are also favored by dieters looking to “cleanse” their way to weight loss. But what other benefits does juicing have?

Experts recommend at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetables a day. If that sounds like too many veggies, juicing can help fill that void. For regular folks like you and me, we all struggle to get enough greens and fruits in our diets. How does juicing help us? Well…

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poor posture stop slouching

Stop slouching and poor posture woes. How long has it been since someone told you to “sit up straight”? Kids get advice on their posture all the time, but some adults could definitely use a reminder. People who slouch throughout the day can be vulnerable to a wide variety of problems, including back pain.

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boosting your immune system

Boosting your immune system. Uh oh. A germ invades your body successfully. And as result, you get sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process? Is there something you can do even before you get sick to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations? Or make other lifestyle changes?

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backpack fitting and posture

School is back in session. And we’re trading flip-flops, popsicles and pool noodles for heavy books, piles of paper, and heavy extracurricular equipment. More than 40 million American students use backpacks to carry their heavy workloads. Many of these same students overload their packs. Or their backpacks aren’t fitted properly, to begin with. Both situations result in a variety of injuries. These injuries include neck pain, muscle spasms, and tingling hands. Not to mention headaches and lower back pain. This pain may result in the possibility of damage to posture and development of the spine. Which is why today, I want to discuss backpack fitting and posture!

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fish oil and health

Fish oil is one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements today. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are pretty crucial in aiding in optimal health. Most importantly, omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. However, they provide a number of other benefits as well. If you don’t eat a lot of oily fish, taking a fish oil supplement could help you get enough omega-3 fatty acids.

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chiropractic care for arthritis

What is Arthritis?

First of all, did you know that arthritis is one of America’s most common diseases? It is also one of the most misunderstood diseases. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. This inflammation can cause pain. It can also cause discomfort and stiffness throughout joints and the body. Common symptoms of arthritis and joint inflammation include swelling, joint pain and stiffness and decreased range of motion. These symptoms typically worsen with age. However, there is evidence to support that chiropractic care for arthritis can ease this pain and discomfort!

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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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