Chiropractor Asheville – Get Your Sleep Mojo Back

Get Your Sleep Mojo Back!

Are you struggling with your sleep?  Nothing more annoying then laying in bed staring at the clock.

 

Sleep is important on many levels.  There is nothing more important for your health than a good nights sleep.  I think we can agree on that.  Sleep can either make you or break you!

Here is the thing.  Sleep is also a barometer of your health.  If you are not sleeping, then you have to ask yourself what is out of balance.  Lack of sleep does not mean that you need more Ambien.  Nor does it mean that you need Melatonin.  Trouble going to sleep, staying to sleep or waking up and feeling like you didn’t sleep at all is your bodies way of telling you that you that something is wrong.  Most people do not realize that sleeping issues could stem from impaired digestion and weak adrenals.  These are things that can be fixed.  So the best way to get your sleep mojo back is to find the true cause of your sleep problem. Once you identify the imbalance you can give your body what it needs and enjoy a full nights sleep without medication.

Here are 4 steps you can take to get you sleep mojo back:

  1. Reduce Your Nervous Tension.  Tension on your nervous system will cause you to be more anxious and will disturb your sleep.  Tension can be from tight muscles and can end up in your neck, shoulders and low back or hips.  Bodywork such as massage or acupuncture are ways that you can release this nervous system tension in your body.

  2. Adrenal Support.  Your adrenal glands are small walnut-sized glands that sit on top of your kidneys.  These glands control your hormones, immune system, your response to stress and your sleep cycle.  There are so many body processes that are controlled by these adrenal glands.  When the adrenal glands are exhausted from stress and lack of support, they are not able to keep up with the demands of the human body.  Poor sleep is one of the tell-tale signs that the adrenal glands are not functioning well.

  3. Proper Spinal Alignment. The central nervous system is the made up of the brain and spinal cord.  This system is encased in bone.  The spinal column wraps around the central nervous system and protects it.  If the posture is out of alignment then the bones can alter the communication from the brain to the body. This misalignment can affect the nerves that go to various organs of the body and can ultimately affect sleep.  Get your spine checked by a chiropractor and keep your spine in proper alignment.

  4. Diet Modifications.  Did you know that serotonin that is released by your brain to put you into a sleep cycle is initially produced by the gut?  Yes.  This means if your gut is not healthy, then your ability to make hormones and chemicals to sleep can be affected.  This is why it is important to adjust your diet to ensure that your gut is healthy and can support natural sleeping.

Check out this testimony of a patient that had insomnia and how she recovered!

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Chiropractor Asheville – Frozen Shoulder Solutions

Frozen Shoulder Solutions

Frozen shoulder syndrome can be a real drag.  We don’t realize how important this joint is until it “freezes” and we can’t reach around our own body.  Most of the time frozen shoulder is treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections and shoulder surgery.  How effective are these and how do they compare to chiropractic treatment? There may be a better option that helps “thaw” the FREEZE. Watch this video and find out more. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Exercising on Statin Drugs

Exercising on Statin Drugs

Are you having trouble keeping up with your friends on the hiking trails?

It may be the STATINS!

 

We know statins are used to lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. What many of us don’t know is that statin drugs cause damage to our cells and can affect our ability to exercise.  I just had this conversation with a patient this evening who has noticed decreased stamina when exercising.  He had no idea that his statin may be the culprit.

Statins cause muscle damage and reduced ability to exercise by decreasing the number and function of muscle mitochondria, the energy sources for muscles during exercise. So if statins cause such serious problems what do you do about cholesterol if you can’t take them? Watch this video and find out. It’s much simpler than you think. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Get Rid of Your Hunchback

Rid of Your HUNCHBACK POSTURE!

Hi!  It’s your Asheville Chiropractors!

Call it bad posture.  Call it HUNCHBACK.  Call it what you want.

It is that forward slumping over posture that we are seeing more and more in both adults and children.  Many people call it a hunchback.  Do you feel like you are growing in that way?  If so, continue reading and watching to learn what you can do about it.

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In this video Asheville Chiropractors, Dr. Nicole Lindsey and Dr. Bryan Gennett talk about having that hunched forward posture, otherwise known as forward head posture in chiropractic language. This posture is becoming increasingly common in adults and children. With more eyes and hands glued to electronics, we find ourselves growing in this forward position. This posture not only looks terrible but can be harmful to your health. In fact, we are seeing more cases of arthritic degeneration in younger spines because of the stress this posture puts on the spine.

If you or your children are showing this posture, visit your chiropractor and begin stretches and exercises to reverse this position.  Let us know if we can help!

 

 

Chiropractor Asheville – Starve Mold Out of Your Body

Forget Antibiotics, Steroids, and Medications

Starve Mold Out of Your Body!

Gotta love the mold we have in the air here in Asheville!  Have you ever wondered if mold grows inside of your body like it grows everywhere else?  The answer is YES.  And some of the foods you are eating add to this problem and contribute to symptoms that you experience like fatigue, poor digestion, and low energy.  If you think you may have a mold issue in your body, check this video out.  I will explain the foods you will want to avoid to STARVE THAT MOLD OUT of YOUR BODY!


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Chiropractic Can Help Ear Infections

Have you been in the office lately for your adjustment?  If so, you probably have seen some children running around before and after their adjustments.  You may have thought, why would a child need to be adjusted?  Did you know that CHIROPRACTIC can help with ear infections?  This is just one of the many reasons we love adjusting children.

Ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children at a rate of 10 million new cases every year.   Otitis media can be either bacterial or viral and accounts for more than 35% of pediatric visits a year.
Most cases of otitis media are treated with antibiotics, which do nothing to fight off viruses and according to many research studies, are often not much more effective than the body’s own immune system.
It is also known that repeated doses of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria.  Surgery to implant ear tubes is another common practice when dealing with more severe cases of ear infections.  Although the treatment is effective in most cases, it requires a general anesthesia, which is never a minor thing for a small child.
More parents are considering chiropractic to help their children with chronic ear infections.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Walk This Way

More than 80% of people do not get the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week. That’s a bummer because regular moderate exercise can prevent risk factors for diseases like high blood pressure and obesity, and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and depression. Granted, busy schedules and other distractions can make it hard to stay active, but the evidence shows that you can literally walk your way to being healthier. Watch this video now to find out how to fit this into your schedule. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Eat Whole Grains – Live Longer

Researchers from Harvard published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, finding that whole grains are associated with a lower risk of death. The researchers used data from two large groups of people—from 74,341 women who enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (1984-2010), and from 43,744 men who took part in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986-2010). Watch this video now to find out what the researchers found out. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain and Cognition

Studies show that cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’ disease, depression, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity are associated with changes in the brain that are caused by long term chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined by that which last for 6 months or longer. Watch this video now to find out an effective way to eliminate chronic pain while at the same time restore normal brain function. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – To Smoothie Or Not to Smoothie?

Smoothies have become synonymous with many things, including nutrition, convenience, and of course, deliciousness. But the smoothie revolution may have a dark side according to the New York Times, all that fruit and certain vegetables often translates into a lot of sugar. In addition, fruits’ natural fiber, although still present, gets pulverized in the blender. Watch this video now to Choose your Smoothie wisely! Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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