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Date: August 6, 2018 | Time: 9:49am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

According to an article in The Back Letter, from 1996 to 2006, the total amount spent on prescription pain killers has more than tripled. We now spend $13.2 billion on these medications every year. The researchers are not certain, but they believe that the trend is due to increased utilization as a result of higher rates of obesity, higher perceived stress levels, and a generally poorer American lifestyle. I'm certain all this is true, but as someone.... <view entire article>





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Date: July 30, 2018 | Time: 9:48am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In staying true to the back-to-school theme, I found this information. Middle school students who perform more vigorous physical activity than more sedentary students tend to do better in school, according to a new study done by researchers from Michigan StateUniversity and Grand Valley State University. Does this mean that P.E. class is the answer? "Physical education and activity during the school day reduce boredom and help keep kids' attention in the classroom," said Dawn Podulka Coe,.... <view entire article>





childrens backpackThe Backpack Dilemma..

Date: July 23, 2018 | Time: 8:29am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With the start of school right around the corner, it's a good time to discuss backpack safety. While I don't believe that backpacks are inherently evil, it is common knowledge that overloaded and improper fitting backpacks can lead to numerous spinal problems and symptoms including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. In fact, the journal Spine reported that 74% of backpack users complained of such symptoms and also had "poorer general health" than those not using.... <view entire article>





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Date: July 16, 2018 | Time: 11:56am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As we put on weight and our body changes shape from an ideal anatomy, we assume two basic body shapes based on two different types of fat. We either become an apple shape or a pear shape. There are different health risks and complications with each of these types. But, as I recently learned, there are different strategies on how to combat these types of fat and body shapes and failure to recognize these will make weight.... <view entire article>





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Date: July 9, 2018 | Time: 7:07am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

A recent study looked at what foods are the worst if you are attempting to lose weight. They found that the food that caused a person to gain more weight per serving than any other food out there was potato chips. They also concluded that eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong foods may be more important than just eating less food in general when it comes to losing weight.In a similar study, researchers looked at what.... <view entire article>





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Date: June 25, 2018 | Time: 8:30am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Even the American Cancer Association recognizes that around 80% of cancer is related to environmental toxins - from what we eat, drink, and breathe. According to all sources, despite some futile efforts to control it, the toxic load that we take in only seems to increase. This is why I always recommend an annual detoxification or cleanse to attempt to flush out all the impurities, toxins, and general unwanted goop that builds up in our system over the.... <view entire article>





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Date: June 18, 2018 | Time: 8:06am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

O.K. I don't believe there's anyone out there that is particularly fond of belly fat or as it is often referred to -- the "muffin top." In the past, I've discussed that the excess around the girth starts producing its own hormones including estrogen. In that article, I shared how this abdominal fat is a primary predictor of not only cardiovascular disease, but also of diabetes and cancer. These are 3 of the 4 top killers.... <view entire article>





imagesThe Trouble of Toxins..

Date: June 11, 2018 | Time: 9:58am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

A toxin can simply be defined as something found in the body that is not supposed to be there. The trouble is that most toxins we experience are things you cannot see, smell, or feel and you don't know they are there until you come down with a chronic disease. Over 3000 chemicals are added to our food supply and another 10,000 are used as solvents and preservatives. Add this to the heavy metals and the 77,000.... <view entire article>





Poor Sitting PostureA Heavy Head..

Date: June 4, 2018 | Time: 10:58am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I feel compelled to discuss a problem that I consider totally preventable, yet, that I'm seeing more often and in younger populations. The condition or symptom relates to neck and shoulder pain and headaches, but the real problem or source has to do with posture and position of the head.The human head filled with circulating blood weighs about the same as a full-sized bowling ball. In saying this, yes, I realize I sound like the kid from Jerry.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 21, 2018 | Time: 9:26am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist known for his creation of the first vaccine, the pasteurization process, and thought of as the father of the "germ theory of disease." I heard a tale of Pasteur late in his career that happened during a presentation to his colleagues. Allegedly, the chemist was attempting to explain that germs were not actually the ultimate cause of disease, but that germs are opportunistic and can only cause illness when they have a.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 14, 2018 | Time: 8:33am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

The psychology textbooks will teach you that there are four stages of sleep. This is true, but when it comes to health and vitality, there are two levels that are highly restorative. These are the deep sleep level and the rapid eye movement (REM) level of sleep. Sleep experts like to refer to these levels similar to nourishment where deep sleep is like water and REM sleep is like food for the mind. In the end.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 23, 2018 | Time: 9:29am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I don't know how to open one or how to cook one, but I recently received some information on the numerous health benefits of the artichoke. As it turns out, prickly vegetable is particularly good for the liver. It's very high in Silymarin and Cynarin which are known to help detoxify and clean out the liver. Studies have shown that they may even help regenerate the organ. By helping the liver, artichokes have been shown to.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 16, 2018 | Time: 8:25am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

What are the necessary components to better health? Certainly diet, exercise, water intake, and proper sleep would all be high on the list. But there is one critical dimension that people often overlook and that is how you think or better yet, how you relax. In our 8 Weeks to Wellness program, people are expected to practice simple relaxation or meditation for just 10 minutes each day. Understand that all we're talking about is simply quieting.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 9, 2018 | Time: 12:28pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

The Journal of Medicinal Foods recently published a top-ten list of herbs and spices that decrease aging. Mostly due to their antioxidant values, this list included spices such as: cloves, cinnamon, allspice, apple spice, pumpkin spice, Italian spice, oregano, marjoram, sage, and thyme. As a general rule, all herbs and spices are health-promoting largely due to their inherent minerals and vitamins. With this in mind, I uncovered some specific cooking spices that have been well recognized in.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 26, 2018 | Time: 8:41am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In this, to-be-continued edition, I wanted to follow-up on the discussion of last week where I explained that conventional thinking on the cause of heart disease is being challenged. In case you missed, everyone still agrees that ischemia (a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the heart) is the cause of heart attack. What is being called into question is mechanism that the build-up of cholesterol in the coronary arteries is the major cause of this ischemia..... <view entire article>





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Date: March 19, 2018 | Time: 10:48am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I recently found an article that challenged everything that we thought we knew about the cause of heart disease and heart attacks. Since one out of every two Americans will die of heart disease, this caught my attention. Traditionally, we are taught to believe that heart attacks occur due to problems in the coronary (heart) arteries. But new research is suggesting that the problems likely happen as a result of event happening in the muscle of the.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 12, 2018 | Time: 8:59am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I know that many of you have had the opportunity see the movie Fed Up. In fact, nearly 100 people came to our community showing of the film at the Red Bicycle a couple years ago. If you haven't seen it yet, the movie focuses on the American obesity epidemic and how our modern diet is directly linked to the chronic disease that afflicts approximately 80% of our society as the primary cause of death.We've always been told.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 19, 2018 | Time: 7:09am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Do you know someone with an autoimmune disease? These diseases occur when your immune system turns against your own body instead of fighting pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Autoimmune diseases affect different areas of the body and include illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Chron's, psoriasis, Grave's, type I diabetes, amongst numerous other ailments. Little is known about how or why autoimmune diseases occur and once diagnosed, you're looking primarily at management of the disease as treatment.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 12, 2018 | Time: 11:43am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past I've discussed the importance of getting probiotics in your diet to promote better health. These "friendly bacteria" are known to be crucial for proper bowel function because they help break down waste in the colon. They are known to be important for immune function as these good bacteria will help fight off any bad bacteria that are moving through the digestive system before they get into the bloodstream. I've also stressed how important probiotics are.... <view entire article>





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Date: January 29, 2018 | Time: 7:35am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week I touched on the detrimental effects of chronic stress. The points I hope you remember are first that the stress response is a normal and programmed response consisting of a cascade of changes in the body all designed to help us survive a threatening (fight/flight) situation. Secondly, like any habit, our nervous system learns to activate the stress response and over time we can go into to this reaction more easily or continuously. While the.... <view entire article>





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