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Just dropped our first podcast episode, Balanced Life on the Go! Who couldn’t use more of that? Listen as we talk about balance in today’s world and what that really means.  Also, get practical tips and suggestions and most importantly, find out the ONE THING that you must implement NOW to start creating more balance in your busy life. Listen to the podcast by clicking below.

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Chiropractor Asheville – 3 Actions to Fight the Flu

Have you ever had the Flu?  I did.  Once and I never want to experience that again.  Fortunately, there are lots of actions you can take to boost your immune system and protect yourself from getting this virus.  In this video, we give you 3 simple action steps you can take to safeguard your immune system and health this fall and winter.  Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Asheville – Neck Pain Relief

Nothing more frustrating than to have to stop exercising and not be able to do the hobbies and crafts you enjoy because of neck and shoulder pain.  This is what happened to Alyssa.  When Alyssa first came to our office, she was experiencing moderate to severe neck pain that radiated into her shoulder, midback and down her arms.  This is a drag for anyone, especially when your job is that of a potter, like Alyssa.  Upon performing an exam and X-Rays, we discovered that Alyssa had lost her normal lordotic cervical curve.  This happens commonly when we engage in hobbies that require us to look down for long periods of time, which was the case for Alyssa.  Liste to this video to hear how Alyssa has recovered from her neck, mid back, and shoulder pain and what she is able to do now!
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Chiropractor Asheville – Are dairy products healthful or harmful?

Humans have made fermented dairy products such as cheese and plain yogurt for more than 8000 years, yet there continues to be much controversy over whether dairy products are healthful or harmful. Watch this video now and find out whether dairy products are messing with you. Click the Read More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Asheville Chiropractor – Numbness No More!

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SUCH a NUISANCE! 

Numbness and tingling in your hands, feet or anywhere in your body can be a nuisance. It can be very difficult to use your extremities or to do activities like exercising, which was happening to Caitlin. Caitlin was experiencing numbness in her hands and feet on a regular basis. It became difficult for her to exercise so she gave up her workouts. This is all too common and can be resolved if the cause of the numbness and tingling is identified. Which is exactly what we did for Caitlin.

EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

There can be a number of reasons why your extremity is experiencing numbness and tingling. Some of those causes are pressure on a nerve in your cervical spine, muscle spasms in the forearm, injury to the shoulder, trigger points and adhesions in the neck, shoulder or arm, carpal tunnel or an autoimmune disease called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Identifying the source of the problem involves performing a thorough evaluation, the range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, direct palpation, and X-Rays.

It is COMMON, but NOT NORMAL.

One of the most common sources of this problem is a decreased cervical curve and forward head posture. With the use of computers, mobile devices and the amount of sitting we do, this abnormal posture is becoming all too common. The normal cervical curve ranges from 35-45 degrees in the human spine with a zero mm head forward posture. When your curve is reduced and/or your head is shifted forward, there is a lot of pressure put on the muscles that attach to the occiput and the cervical bones. That alone can cause tension in the neck, head, and shoulders, headaches, stiffness and decreased the range of motion. In addition, there is a plexus of nerves that exit the lower cervical spine. This network of nerves runs across the shoulder and down into the arms and hands. When we have a loss of cervical curve and/or forward head posture, we will have muscle tension and pressure on the brachial plexus. This is one of the most common sources of numbness and tingling in the hands and arms.

NUMBNESS NO MORE!

Once the source is found, a chiropractor can work to resolve the issue. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, therapies to reduce muscle spasms, hands-on trigger point release to break up adhesions and cervical curve correction. In addition, home stretches, exercises, and modifications to your desk should be given to help you maintain the correction long lasting. Once you know, you know! People like Caitlin do not have to give up healthy activities for these problems. They just need to find a Chiropractor that can help them find the source of the problem and fix it. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your body, get checked by a Chiropractor. You may be missing out on all the fun because you just didn’t know what you now know!

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Lifestyle Changes Sooner than Later

It is never too late to get healthy!

Do you know the basics of a positive lifestyle change that can add quality years to your life? Watch this video now and learn what it takes. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.
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Chiropractor Asheville – 5 BEST BENEFITS of Chiropractic

5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

Maybe you have never been to a chiropractor. Perhaps you are going to a chiropractor, you just don’t know all of the possible benefits of the adjustment. So many times a patient comes in for one problem and discover that other issues resolve. This is because the chiropractic adjustment influences the entire nervous system, which controls your whole body. Check this video out to hear the 5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

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Finding a good chiropractor is important for anyone who desires to take a proactive approach to protect their health.

Here are the 5 BEST BENEFITS of chiropractic adjustments supported by evidence from medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies.

1. Sciatica:

The European Spine Journal published findings from a clinical trial showing chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 72% success rate in treating sciatica-related symptoms compared to a 20% success rate from treatment with physical therapy, and a 50% success rate from corticosteroid injections.

2. Low Back Pain and Neck Pain:

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction one month following treatment compared to patients treated by family physicians.

3. Headaches (Tension and Migraine):

Over 230 peer-reviewed referenced chiropractic’s ability to help cure, prevent and ease the burden of headaches and migraines in people around the world.

4. Colic, Acid Reflux and Ear Infections in Children:

A 2011 systematic review published in the journal Explore found that chiropractic adjustments helped greatly reduce colic symptoms.

5. Neurological Conditions:

Current research being conducted via upright MRI scans is supporting how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain-based conditions.

One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free path to healing the body naturally.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

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Chiropractor Asheville Drink Water for Heart Health

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

Did you know you get approximately 1 liter (4 cups) of water from a daily consumption of foods like fruits and vegetables as well as water your body makes?

So how much water should you be drinking daily to stay healthy?

In an Adventist Health Study, involving 20,000 men and women, those drinking 5 or more glasses of water a day had about half the risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who drank 2 or fewer glasses daily.

This study may suggest daily water intake lowers blood viscosity (blood thickness).

Click on this link to see more on this topic: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/25/how-much-water-should-we-drink-every-day/

Taking into account your lifestyle, including a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and daily moderate exercise at moderate ambient temperature, authorities from Europe, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and the World Health Organization recommend 2.0 to 2.7 liters (8 to 11 cups) of water a day for women and 2.5 to 3.7 liters (10 to 15 cups) a day for men.

Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Can Exercise Really Keep You Young?

According to new studies, remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems fit and healthy. Watch this video and see the proof. 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 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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