Today, the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Research showcased a study that is revolutionary in the world of healthcare and epigenetics. It is the first documented study that showed an increase in telomere length following corrective chiropractic care.
This is huge!
There’s always a new fad – even in healthcare. Every time you turn around, there’s a new “miracle” supplement, vitamin, or herb being marketed to be the “next big thing”.
Purchasing vitamins and supplements can be a daunting task and we sometimes don’t even know where to begin. Do we really need to take all of these supplements? If so, which ones do we actually need? How do we know which brand to buy? Why is my doctor recommending that I order this particular supplement when I can go down to the local drugstore and buy a bottle for $4.99? Aren’t they the same thing?
When you don’t know where to begin - begin here. Let’s briefly break down “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” behind supplementation. However, because I always try to end things on a good note, we’re going to discuss “The Bad”, then “The Ugly”, and then leave the “Good” for last.
“Aaahhh-CHOO!” – How to Safeguard Your Immune System so You’re Ready for the Onset of Springtime Allergies
It seems like Winter is getting more confusing as each year goes by. Here in Georgia, we went from sweaters and jackets to t-shirts and shorts – all within a 24 hour period – multiple times. When the temperature shifts 20-30 degrees from one day to the next, it’s sometimes hard to even remember what season it’s supposed to be. However, with the spring season officially beginning in just a few weeks, we can be certain about one thing: there seems to be a love-hate relationship with springtime in Georgia. We all love that the sun starts to come out, the flowers begin to bloom, and the weather finally gets (and stays!) warmer. That’s the “love” part. However, with flowers blooming and trees budding, many people suffer through the springtime with allergies, not able to enjoy the beautiful weather. Allergy symptoms range from a mild runny nose and itchy eyes, all the way to debilitating symptoms such as trouble breathing and anaphylactic reactions.
So what exactly are allergies?
We’re right in the middle of winter, and you know what that means! The weather is cold, the days are short, and it seems like EVERYONE is getting sick! Sore throats, coughing fits, and sniffles seem to take over during the cold winter months – and who has time for that? Whether you’re an adult with an office full of co-workers, or you have a child at school surrounded by dozens of other coughing children, we are always in contact with numerous individuals who more than likely will become afflicted with a cold or the flu this winter season.
We already established no one really has the time to be sick during our busy lives (and even if you have the time, who wants to be sick?), but if you’re surrounded by people who are sick, what can you do to prevent yourself from getting a cold or the flu? The good news is that there IS something that you can do, and the research is clear that it will help you tremendously this winter season.
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to enter into 2017 fully re-charged!
Many people begin a new year by creating one or more “New Year’s Resolutions” to implement throughout the coming year. More often than not, these resolutions seem to fall through the cracks just a few short weeks into the New Year. Why is that?
First and foremost, many people base their resolution off of what to “give up”. Some people tell themselves that they will lose weight by going on a diet. This means “No more sweets”, or “No more fast food” or “No more carbs” – even though pasta is their absolute FAVORITE meal. Others decide to lose weight by exercising; however, the approach usually includes something along the lines of “Instead of watching my favorite TV show, I’ll spend 30 minutes on the treadmill running at a full sprint the entire time”, even though they are giving up their absolute FAVORITE television show and they have never run a day in their life. Approaching either of these resolutions in this way is NOT setting yourself up for success, but instead setting yourself up for failure. You may be able to give up your favorite television show while enduring an exercise that you absolutely hate for a little while, but eventually, the upcoming dread for “workout time” will outweigh the benefit in your mind and you will go right back to watching the show instead of exercising.
So what’s the best way to approach a New Year’s resolution?