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Posts for: September, 2016

This past week, I happened to need a good breakfast on the go. Whenever I can, I make a good hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, avocados, and veggies, but this morning I happened to need to make a quick smoothie to get out the door fast. 

My patients often ask me what to make when they need a breakfast on the go or a quick meal- here it is!

I tried Standard Process August 2016 smoothie recipe this week! This smoothie is loaded with some good stuff- fruits, and veggies and coconut water, as well as Standard Process very own SP Complete (Dairy Free) shake mix, which includes rice protein, antioxidants, and whole food based nutrients that support GI system, immune system, liver function, toxin elimination and more. 

This SP Complete mix is tasteless, so you can give it the flavor you want. Standard Process also recently began making a vanilla and chocolate flavored SP Complete shake mix as well, so ask me about any of these, as I carry them all in the office! 

I hope some of you get to try this smoothie recipe out, and that it gives you a good idea of how to make a quick but healthy meal or snack on the go!

 


This past Friday in the office, my awesome patient Christa came in for her regular tune up, and we happened to check and fix a hiatal hernia. 

Hiatal Hernia is one of the common conditions that we address in the office with Applied Kinesiology. A hiatal hernia happens when the top portion of the stomach pokes up through the diaphragm muscle. This can cause symptoms of heart palpitations or chest pressure and pain, difficulty swallowing, indigestion, belching, acid reflux, a knot feeling in the stomach, and more. 

The conventional medicine approach to this often includes watchful waiting, antacids or surgery. Why not be proactive and find and address a hiatal hernia with chiropractic kinesiology?

In the office, we find and fix any diaphragm muscle weakness, ensure that the nerves to the diaphragm and stomach/intestines are flowing via spinal manipulation, and address any possible mineral deficiencies or decreased stomach acid production, which is also common with hiatal hernias. Also, as always, emotional stressors must be cleared as the stomach is highly linked to emotions. Oftentimes, patients no longer experience stomach discomfort or acid reflux after just one treatment.

Just another condition to try a conservative route with first!

 


September 01, 2016
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I wanted to share this video that my patient Jamey was kind enough to make for me! Jamey owns Worth Social, Ltd in Derwood, MD, and specializes in building and marketing an online presence for businesses. He put together this patient interview video for me, which I am happy to share with you. Also, a big thanks to our videographer at North Point Photography, LLC in Bel Air, MD. Check them both out for their great services, and thanks again to my patient Jamey!