Insider's Guide to Free Radicals
Imagine a huge ballroom dance in which couples are whirling and twirling to the music
Until a single, unpaired dancer enters the ballroom. He cuts in on another dancing couple. This leaves one of the original couples without a partner
This new lone dancer disrupts another couple by cutting in. This odd-man-out scenario creates chaos. A chain reaction of changing partners disrupts the dance again and again.
When molecules in our body do this it’s called oxidative stress.
Free radicals are molecules with a missing electron. They seek out sources from which they can steal an electron.
After they get an electron, the donor molecule is often damaged. When this electron shuffling is widespread it can…
Common Factors That Affect Healing
Fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly can help you heal faster
Most of our patients begin care because they have an ache, pain or some other health issue. Naturally, they want it resolved as quickly as possible
Ingest a pain reliever and within minutes the drug disperses throughout your body, numbing the symptom. Many of us have grown accustomed to this almost instantaneous result.
Granted, it’s produced by fooling the body so it can’t feel the symptom. The cause is still there. But the annoying symptom is gone.
Chiropractic care works differently.
Instead of suppressing the symptom, chiropractic care looks to reduce nerve interference. Your body is then better able to…
All About Salt
When it comes to watching your salt intake, most people focus on limiting certain foods–but some beverages, like sports drinks, are often high in sodium
Salt is the primary seasoning used to flavor food and an essential ingredient of the diets of both animals and humans alike.
The human body contains about four ounces of salt. If you don’t have enough of it, your heart won’t beat, you can’t digest your food, your blood won’t circulate throughout your body and your muscles won’t work properly.
While salt may contribute to high blood pressure in some people, for others it may be a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.
A Salty History
In ancient times, salt was a valuable commodity, often used as currency. In fact, the word “salary” is derived from the Latin word…
What Makes Chiropractic Different?
By adjusting your spine, our practice is focused on balancing your nervous system
By now you know that chiropractic care is different from medical treatment. This difference goes beyond the importance of repeated visits
At our practice, the focus remains on the integrity of your nervous system. How do we do it? By seeing YOU.
Seeing the Person
While medicine is interested in the problem in the person, chiropractic is interested in the person with the problem.
Another difference? Chiropractic doesn’t treat your symptoms.
Sure, patients with symptoms happily report that their symptoms often lessen or disappear with chiropractic care, but that’s not the intent of chiropractic care.
Instead, our objective is to reduce the underlying…
Are You a Victim?
When it comes to your health, are you active or reactive
Our health (and the decisions we make about it) is among the most personal of decisions.
Are we passive, ignoring our health until we lose it? Or do we actively assume the responsibility for and take action to promote our health?
The choice we make is often revealed by how we respond when we have a health crisis of some type.
Strategy One: Eliminate the invader. Whether it’s applying weed killer to eliminate the dandelions in our lawn, or using a chemical concoction to “kill 99.9% of germs on contact,” this approach sees the problem as “out there.” It’s a victim mentality—we think we’re prey for the “bug that’s going around” or are afflicted with poor genetics or simple bad luck.
The Brain in Your Gut
Did you know you have a ‘second brain’ in your gut
It surprises many to learn that they have an enteric nervous system. Have you heard of it? It controls and regulates the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon and has five times the number of neurons as your spinal cord.
You’ve probably heard the admonition “trust your gut.” Turns out it’s wise advice. If you’ve ever felt butterflies in your stomach, felt a hunch or sensed that the crab cakes were a bit “funky,” you may have heard from your “second brain.” In your gut.
Have you ever vomited?
Then you’ve experienced the wisdom of your enteric nervous system firsthand. You may not have felt well, but the intelligence of your nervous system caused those funky crab cakes to become projectiles, producing…