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 low-carb diets and the risk of birth defects. And health journalists took those findings and ran with them. But is it the lack of carbs increasing these risks or something else entirely? How many carbs do women actually need during pregnancy?
Anxiety seemed to be the buzzword of 2018. It became less stigmatized as more and more people began talking about it. Anxiety, social anxiety disorders, and depression are often treated with antidepressants. But the side effects aren’t always manageable. More and more people are looking for more safe and natural ways to treat anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and other mental disorders. Tea is often used as a coping tool during stressful situations. Green tea has been used as a restorative medicine in traditional Chinese medicine for ages. And now research is showing there’s a correlation between L-theanine and anxiety. Researchers have found that the calming effects of L-theanine compensate for the stimulating effects of caffeine found in teas like green tea and black tea.
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 crucial element. Your shoes! Read more
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 new year’s 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 to consider the following resolutions for back pain. They can help reduce your back pain and improve your quality of life. Not a bad way to go through 2019!
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 a lot of stress on our bodies. This is one of the many reasons why we should all try to stay on our healthy routines over the holiday. If you’re feeling misaligned, maybe it’s time to schedule a visit with your chiropractor so you have a well-adjusted holiday!
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 months of flu, darkness, and general down-trodden spirits. And that is to make sure your Vitamin D levels are up to par.
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 who feels a constant twinge in your back when temperatures are low. But is there evidence to support that cold weather cause back pain?
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?
The snow is back. And unfortunately, colds and sickness are making a strong comeback too. How many of your coworkers and peers have been sniffling and coughing over the last few weeks? If you’re lucky, you too haven’t fallen ill yet. But if you’re feeling drained lately, you may find yourself surrounded by Kleenexes too! In addition to handwashing, there is an immunity health formula you can follow to increase your immune health this holiday season. It consists of exercise, hydration, sleep, and chiropractic care!
Having proper hand hygiene is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Proper hand washing helps us avoid getting sick. Not to mention stops the spreading of germs to others. There are a number of diseases and conditions that are spread by not washing your hands with soap and clean water.