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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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Date: January 22, 2018 | Time: 10:24am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In a survey of 30,000 people in 30 countries, it was reported that women who work full-time and have children have the greatest level of stress. Half of the population reports that their stress level has gone up in the last year. Eighty-one percent of Americans report that money is their number one source of stress. As I've reported in the past, this chronic stress takes a toll. The six leading causes of death have been.... <view entire article>





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Date: January 8, 2018 | Time: 8:00am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With the New Year many people have a renewed commitment to health and several people have asked me what vitamins and supplements they should be taking as part of a program for wellness. There's so much confusion on this subject out there and I have seen people literally come in with bags of stuff that they've accumulated over the years. Unfortunately, often much of what people are taking isn't always necessary and even more times they are taking.... <view entire article>





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Date: December 18, 2017 | Time: 1:03pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Under the category of new news that's really old news, I found an article titled, "Does Sugar Promote Heart Disease and Cancer." I knew the answer to this question when I started writing these columns three years ago. Turns out . . . Yep, sugar does indeed still promote these two deadly diseases. I often share that the Nobel Prize was given to Dr. Otto Warburg back in 1931 for proving that sugar feeds cancer and people.... <view entire article>





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Date: December 11, 2017 | Time: 11:57am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I love Christmas as much as the next person. But what I don't love is the 8-10 pounds I typically put on through the holidays as well as the general lousy feeling I work to achieve. And I'm pretty certain I'm not the only one who experiences this - all over the rationale, "But it's Christmas." The fudge, the cookies, the breads and pastries - all because it's Christmas. When I think of this, the real.... <view entire article>





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Date: December 4, 2017 | Time: 11:59am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've reported that the risk of various cancers can be reduced around 50% simply by exercising regularly and by eating the recommended 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables. I saw a recent study proving that drinking three cups of green tea each day also cuts the risk in half of numerous different cancers. If you do the math, performing these three simple habits from an early age dramatically decreases the risk of this still prominent.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 27, 2017 | Time: 11:56am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

One of my favorite sites for health information lured me in with an article titled, "The Foods You Shouldn't Touch with a Ten Foot Pole." Turns out, none of the foods on the list should come as a surprise to anyone out there, but the reasons why to avoid these foods was compelling. As I've discussed in the past, the key to changing behavior is to change the belief that drives that behavior and changing beliefs comes from.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 20, 2017 | Time: 12:54pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As a chiropractor, I'm always challenging people to look to the cause of their pain, ailment, or illness because unless you uncover the cause, you'll always be treating and managing the symptoms. The World Health Organization has reported that the ultimate cause of any loss of health is excessive amounts of physical, chemical, and/or emotional stress beyond the body's natural ability to adapt. Research suggests that emotional stress is the single biggest factor of these different stressors. .... <view entire article>





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Date: November 13, 2017 | Time: 9:52am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

'Tis the season when whatever healthy eating habits we may have established over the year go out the window and are dismissed until January's resolutions come around. It's good to know going into this season that there are some snacks that are good for us now and the whole year through. Pumpkin seeds are considered to be nutritional powerhouses that are rich in numerous nutrients including the ever-important minerals, magnesium, copper, and zinc. They are also a.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 6, 2017 | Time: 9:32am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've had many clients have come into the office with sore arms and shoulders. A brief history revealed that these people had just come from getting their annual flu vaccine. Certainly the soreness will pass. However, there are numerous changes going on with the annual flu shot and I believe it's a good idea to be informed and know what you are injecting into your bloodstream and what other avenues you can pursue if you don't want.... <view entire article>





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Date: October 23, 2017 | Time: 8:45am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week I discussed Metabolic Syndrome and its link to a much greater risk of premature death related to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. The syndrome is characterized by five common risk factors that are all preventable with better choices and proper lifestyle. As promised, this week I will discuss the real-life solutions for preventing Metabolic Syndrome and the diseases associated with it.In the past I've written that solutions for health must be multi-dimensional. It's the same.... <view entire article>





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Date: October 16, 2017 | Time: 8:49am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

While I try to keep the focus of this column on wellness, sometimes we must understand the conditions preventing us from expressing our genetic design of health and wellness. You may have heard it named Syndrome X, but the biggest threat to the health of Americans right now is a condition known as Metabolic Syndrome. It is estimated that 40% of the American public over forty years old already suffer from this condition and 4 of every $10.... <view entire article>





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Date: October 9, 2017 | Time: 7:44am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In addition to the keys to health and wellness, I tend to gravitate toward anything on the subject of longevity. In an article titled, The Longevity Myth, the authors point out that the belief that life expectancy has grown much over the past couple hundred years is really a myth. While average life span of the population has appeared to go up over the last century, it is not truly because people are living longer, but that not.... <view entire article>





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Date: October 2, 2017 | Time: 9:06am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you missed last week, I discussed the importance of your thyroid gland and shared the research documenting the importance of maintaining healthy iodine levels in your diet to maintain function of this critical gland. I also shared that most Americans are deficient in iodine which can be related to many thyroid imbalances. Thyroid problems are a major issue in our society (especially in women) and are likely complicated by poor lifestyle factors such as high stress, poor.... <view entire article>





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Date: September 25, 2017 | Time: 7:15am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Your thyroid gland is responsible for maintaining your metabolism, your blood calcium as well as releasing other hormones to regulate other glands. But when this gland is not working right it can cause an array of problems and symptoms including: weight gain, low energy or fatigue, cold or tingling hands/feet, dry skin, hair loss, brain fog, sleeping problems, muscle pain, ankle swelling, headaches/migraines, and cholesterol problems.Even though many doctors don't recognize it, a necessary raw ingredient for thyroid function.... <view entire article>





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Date: September 18, 2017 | Time: 8:53am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

How do you fix a broken brain? For most of history, science has believed that the brain is stagnant and unchanging with fixed memory and potential. We know the brain can lose function with trauma, drugs, alcohol, etc. But nobody believed that the brain could repair or rebuild.I've reported on this in the past, but another study released in Scientific American has shown that the previous beliefs about the brain's limited potential are simply not true. .... <view entire article>





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Date: September 11, 2017 | Time: 7:20am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Even 122 years after its inception, there's still a great deal of misconception involving chiropractic and like most people, I thought chiropractic care was simply an alternative for back and neck pain. But, after receiving almost immediate relief of my own routine headaches, sinus problems, and allergies I knew I needed to learn more. What really attracted me to chiropractic was the simplicity of its principles. You see, chiropractic is built on the premise that there is an.... <view entire article>





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Date: August 21, 2017 | Time: 8:05am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Drinking water is an essential of health. Our bodies are made of about 70% water and nearly every one of the millions of chemical reactions that occur in the body happens in a water medium. The fact is, we need water, but there is a great deal of controversy over the right source. Ideally, we should be getting much of our water from food in the form of raw fruits and vegetables. Since most don't do.... <view entire article>





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