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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>





Vitamin E linked to lower heart attack risk but only if used alone wrbm largeHeartache Continued.....

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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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>





green tea weight lossAn Antioxidant Cocktail..

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>





Top 10 Addictive Unhealthy FoodsFoods to Avoid..

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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