6 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Reach out. Seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support, fun times, and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits, broaden your friendships, and help you be your best self. Be realistic. Family life is always changing. If your adult children can't come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and … [Read more...]

Use your 2017 Insurance Benefits

As the end of the year approaches don't forget to use your chiropractic benefits. Most insurance policies operate on a calendar year basis. Don't let any chiropractic benefits go unused for needed care. Same holds true for new X-rays. After the last of the year new deductibles must once again be met. So if you need chiropractic care or are considering starting as a new chiropractic patient the time to do it is now. Don't let your yearly benefits expire unused. … [Read more...]

6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

The holidays are loaded with sweet and savory comfort foods. The good news is, you can still enjoy Thanksgiving without overindulging. Put these six tips into practice and have a fantastic holiday!   1. Make sure your plate is colorful and full of veggies. Keep it heavy on the vegetables when you fill up your plate from the buffet. If you can, try to choose from an array of fresh, grilled, or roasted vegetables like beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower. Turkey can also be a … [Read more...]

Can Adults Develop Food Allergies?

Food allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., and the number of people who suffer from them is on the rise. Today, nearly 1 in every 13 children has a food allergy and more adults are experiencing new food allergies every year. Scientists have found that allergies may run in families, meaning there may be a genetic factor, as well as environmental factors in the development of food allergies. However, at this point, there is no complete answer as to why some … [Read more...]

Halloween Candy Horrors

A trip to any grocery store will tell you that Halloween is just around the corner. Racks of halloween candy are at the ready so you can stock up for trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, in addition to being loaded with sugar, many popular candy brands have some scary ingredients. #1. Lice Treatment Chemicals in Fake Flavors Colorful spices used to be the basis of food coloring, but today candy manufacturers usually turn to fake food dyes, some of which contain coal tar chemicals. These … [Read more...]

10 More Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

  Do you have Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) sitting on a shelf at home? This powerful ingredient is packed full of potential! We recommend using a naturally fermented, unfiltered variety, such as Bragg's. 1. Cleaning  ACV combined with 2 parts water makes an effective natural disinfectant solution. You could add a few drops of lemon or lavender essential oil and have a great antibacterial spray for countertops, bathroom, kitchen and carpet deodorizer. 2. Hair rinse Instead of spending … [Read more...]

Food Planning Principles

As the school year kicks off, many family schedules shift to a different routine. Here are some meal planning staples to help keep your family eating healthy through the school year and beyond. Paramount Principle: Eat whole, naturally-raised foods. Whenever possible, produce should be organically grown and animal products should be raised on an organic diet without added hormones or antibiotics. It is important to cook foods in a way that is easily digestible and nutritionally beneficial … [Read more...]

Grain-Free Back to School Lunch Ideas

It's back to school time! Help your kids (or yourself) stay energized throughout the day with these grain-free lunch ideas. Click on the blue text to learn more about the recipe. Turkey and cheese coconut wraps Plain whole yogurt topped with honey, seeds, nuts, fruits, etc. Vegetable sticks with ranch or other dressing Berries and other fruits Almond butter and jelly sandwiches using grain free pancakes as the bread. Raw cheeses Hot soup in an insulated thermos Hard … [Read more...]

How Do You Know if You’re Drinking Enough Water?

  Each day, your body regularly releases water through urine and sweat glands - even when you're not purposely working up a sweat. As a result, you have to constantly replenish this fluid. Your water requirement can also vary wildly from day to day depending on a number of factors, such as your activity level and weather conditions. Every body is different, but the body of an average adult is over 60% water. Once your body has lost between one to two percent of its total water content, … [Read more...]

Treating Degenerative Diseases

We see more and more conditions that can be termed degenerative in nature. They take hold, worsen and result in a decline in the quality of our lives. These are things such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and more. These preventable diseases grow in number every year. Something they all have in common is inflammation. Most traditional providers tend to treat the symptoms and effects of these diseases. Remember, inflammation is at the heart of these maladies. So we need to begin … [Read more...]