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Posts for: November, 2016

After a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, I wanted to post a big THANK YOU to my patients.
I truly am so grateful for my practice and my patients. It is the #1 greatest joy in my life.
I hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday. If you're feeling that you need a little tune-up, we are back in the office tomorrow, Saturday the 26th and all of next week of course! See you all back in the office for a great holiday season!
 

The timing of this post may be ironic, as we are one day away from Thanksgiving, and also heading into the holiday season, but that may be all the more reason to post this right now! I hope this sugar addiction quiz from my teacher and colleague Dr. Dave Hogsed and post on sugar will help motivate you to continue to eat fairly healthy and exercise some moderation throughout the holiday season!

Sugar is one of the worst things for our health that we can consume. High sugar consumption causes a myriad of symptoms and problems, including inflammation and pain, depression and mood swings, fatigue, lowered resistance to colds and infections, Diabetes, heart disease, insomnia, ADHD/learning/memory issues, skin symptoms, and more. 

The latest research has actually shown Alzheimer's Disease to be possibly caused in part by a "diabetes of the brain" where essentially high sugar consumption can lead to increased plaques in the brain.

By the way, sugars don't just include obvious sugars like pastries, candy, donuts, cookies, etc. It also includes any kind of starches such as pasta, breads, white potatoes etc. 

Go ahead and take Dr. Dave's Smeagol Sugar Addiction test right now to see where you stand when it comes to sugar!

 

Click here to take the Smeagol Sugar Addiction quiz


We are back from a phenomenal weekend in Las Vegas with my mentor Dr. Tim Francis, at his annual seminar Tim Talks, and I'm ready to be back in action with my patients! 

Dr. Tim put on an incredible seminar for me and my close colleagues this past weekend. He taught us new treatment techniques including vial work, master body points, muscle testing, new chiropractic adjustments, and new info from the health world and the world in general. It was very enlightening, and I have lots of great new work and knowledge to bring back to my patients!

I love continuing to learn my mentor, who inspires me every day and is a huge part of the reason I do what I do.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in the office this week and doing some great new work!

 



Another perfect time to schedule your chiropractic kinesiology treatment? After a visit to the dentist!
Recent studies have shown that chiropractic kinesiology combined with dental work results in more symptom relief and less pain when it comes to issues such as TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), and after having a regular cleaning, fillings, crowns, implants, etc.
After having proper dental work done, you will likely need adjustments, especially to the upper neck vertebrae, which are critical in TMJ function and overall nervous system function. Many patients report that while they love their dentist, sitting in a chair with their head back in awkward positions for a while can cause a few issues, not to mention whatever procedures were done, while necessary, could possibly cause some spinal misalignment.
Also, with Applied Kinesiology muscle testing, the muscles of the TMJ, such as the ptergyoids, masseters (chewing muscles), and temporalis (over the temple) muscles can be tested for imbalances. Manual release of these muscles can be performed, often resulting in increased symptom relief and better alignment of the jaw.
On rare occasion, the temporomandibular joint itself may need to be adjusted, a very gentle and special adjustment that my mentor Dr. Tim taught me back in school.
Lastly, the bones of the cranium (skull) can be assessed for proper motion, and if a lack of certain motion (known as a cranial fault) is found, it can be corrected manually in the office.
All of this work combined with a good dentist, particularly one who knows the importance of proper bite alignment, can do wonders for patients who have dental issues or TMD. At the least, schedule an appointment for a tune up after having some dental work done!
If you need a referral for a good dentist, we have a holistic dental office we often send our patients to- Natural Denist Associates- Dr. Gary Adams and Dr. Kim Baer. In our opinion, hands down the best in the area. Their dedication to healthy, minimally invasive, and holistic dentistry is unmatched!