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Date: April 15, 2019 | Time: 6:01am | 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>





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Date: April 8, 2019 | Time: 9:14am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I want to put a name to a concept that I've reported on multiple times in the past. In 1993 a term was coined to explain the wear and tear on the body and what happens when our levels of physical, chemical, and emotional stress become greater than our ability to adapt. The term is allostatic load and it explains the physiological consequences to the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system as they become compromised as a.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 1, 2019 | Time: 9:23am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Consumption of diet drinks declined by about seven percent in 2013, dropping them to the lowest point since 1995. Despite being promoted for weight loss, you may be surprised that beverages with artificial sweeteners have never been proven to actually promote weight loss. I've reported several times of the hazards of diet drinks and artificial sweeteners. However, just in case you haven't gotten this message clearly, you may be interested in the most recent study where researchers.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 25, 2019 | Time: 9:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Imagine a rollercoaster. The ride is an event that is essentially the same every time it runs, but the experience can be totally different depending on the perception of the rider. One person may find it exhilarating and exciting while the next person may find it a terrifying and a miserable experience. Both are right! The important point in this example is that the physiology expressed as a result of each person's experience will be totally.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 18, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past I've vilified inflammation and pointed out that inflammation is at the root of every disease. However, I've also been known to point out that the body is always smart and most everything that occurs inside the body is actually a perfect response to a stimulus or stressor from our environment. Thus, if the latter is true, there must be a reason for the redness, swelling, and pain associated with inflammation. In this article I'd.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 11, 2019 | Time: 11:13am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've reported the importance of minerals in the past, citing that most vitamins do nothing by themselves unless the appropriate minerals are there to activate and facilitate them. We should be getting all our vitamins and minerals naturally from foods grown in healthy soil in the form of organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, I don't see many who consume enough of these foods. Furthermore, many chemicals including those found in processed "junk" foods and prescription drugs are.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 4, 2019 | Time: 10:00am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Can we talk about hormones? Your body has two primary ways of maintaining a state of balance and well-being that is known as homeostasis. First, your brain communicates with the body electrically through the nervous system to control all the other cells, tissues and organs. This method has a faster response time, but is generally for short-term regulation. The second method of communication is the endocrine or hormone system. Hormones are chemical messengers that are.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 25, 2019 | Time: 11:37am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

While it's probably not the most popular subject of conversation, it is important and I've had several questions this week about problems related to lower digestion and bowel function. The primary function of our intestinal system is to absorb the nutrients that our cells require for energy and cell division and to eliminate waste and toxins that would be harmful to those same cells. Surprisingly, the lining of the inside or our digestive system is similar to the.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 18, 2019 | Time: 10:16am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past I've mentioned the benefits of meditation to reduce the stress response. Meditation has been proven to reduce your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure and help maximize oxygen to your cells. Likewise, this simple habit can lower cortisol levels from the adrenal glands and improve your immune function. When you reduce the stress response in the body, you effectively reduce your risk of every disease. I think there is a lot of mystique and.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 11, 2019 | Time: 8:26am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I believe that most people think that getting the flu in the winter is just a normal thing. However, a study performed at the University of Wisconsin a few years back found that people undergoing just 8 weeks of meditation training were 35% less likely to develop cold or flu symptoms than those who did not practice this method of calming the mind. Based on these findings, Bruce Barrett, M.D. Ph.D. believes that meditation reduces stress to the.... <view entire article>





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Date: February 4, 2019 | Time: 10:18am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Since the days of Ponce de Leon, we have had a history of searching for longevity. Despite the fact that Americans live well into their 70's, the CIA ranks the United States just 43rd on their list of international life expectancy. When we look at the top ten countries on the list, patterns start to reveal themselves.Monaco tops the list with a life expectancy of 89.40 years. Much of their success is attributed to the Mediterranean diet.... <view entire article>





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Date: January 21, 2019 | Time: 9:56am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I ran across a debate involving Einstein where he argued there was no such thing as darkness, but that darkness was merely an absence of light. I like to think of health and wellness in the same way - illness is merely an absence of health. As you add health to our system, you simultaneously reduce illness. I suppose this view could be a bit too holistic for some to swallow. However, I firmly believe that.... <view entire article>





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Date: January 14, 2019 | Time: 7:52am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week, I discussed sugar and its insulin response in the body. While the focus then was on weight gain and compulsive eating habits, this week I found more related to the same subject. In an article titled, "Can Your Diet Prevent Mood Disorders," I learned that the sugars, grains, and starches that raise insulin levels and lead to insulin resistance, are linked to depression and aggression. This chemical response can happen long before any symptoms of.... <view entire article>





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Date: January 7, 2019 | Time: 7:45am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Whatever healthy eating or diet program you've taken an interest in, if it works, it has one common denominator - low glycemic food. In other words, sugar is the enemy here. More specifically, the enemy is any food that raises your insulin levels. This, by definition is the glycemic index. While I may discuss this in terms of diet and weight gain, please understand that weight gain is merely a symptom or side effect of poor.... <view entire article>





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Date: December 17, 2018 | Time: 10:18am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With the colder, wet weather, I've been seeing more people with flare-ups of chronic problems and complaints of various aches and pains. While, I suppose on one hand this is good for business, on the other hand, there are some simple solutions to deal with these aggravations that we all should consider as the seasons change.In following this column, you should already know that it's been proven that low pressure fronts in the weather do indeed increase the inflammation.... <view entire article>





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Date: December 3, 2018 | Time: 10:36am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With the New Year right around the corner, many people will 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.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 26, 2018 | Time: 10:32am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you've followed this column over the years, you know that physical, chemical, and emotional stressors, beyond the individual's ability to adapt, are the root cause of nearly all disease. Two of these are easier to adapt to and prevent a state of excess. For physical stress, you need to make time for regular exercise and utilize healing methods such as chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, yoga, etc. In the case of chemical stress, you need to reduce.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 19, 2018 | Time: 1:41pm | 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, 2018 | Time: 1:27pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

It will soon be a new year with new resolutions and many, many, new gym memberships. I believe this is a great thing! What's not great is how many people fail to meet their health goals and go back to their old habits after just a couple months. After helping coordinate our wellness program, I've seen that there are three main reasons for this phenomenon. First, people have the intention but no plan or knowledge of.... <view entire article>





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Date: November 7, 2018 | Time: 7:50am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Is there something you know is bad for your health and potential for wellness, but in spite of that knowledge you do it anyway? Perhaps you watch too much T.V. or stay up too late, or maybe it's a toxic relationship, or most likely it's something you put into your body. We all do this, right? Oh, we may feel guilty about it afterwards or pledge that we're never going to do that again. But the.... <view entire article>





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