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a001A Mousy Mystery..

Date: October 15, 2018 | Time: 9:36am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the year 2000 a simple study performed at Duke Universitychanged the way scientists looked at genetics and DNA. The study was set up to look at sets of so-called agouti mice which are mice that displayed an agouti gene causing the mice to be extremely obese and yellow in color. More than this, the presence of this gene also rendered these mice much more prone to cancer and diabetes. Almost 100% of the time, these agouti.... <view entire article>

chiropractic careA Modern Misconception..

Date: October 8, 2018 | Time: 10:56am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

A new client in our office expressed his relief when I shared his recommended treatment plan. I simply told him I expected a full recovery and that he should expect these results in the next few weeks. He breathed a sigh of relief and said that he'd been very worried as he'd always heard that chiropractors try to keep you coming back in forever. Personally, I don't believe this is a reality any more than it is.... <view entire article>

medical treatmentBreakthrough Treatment..

Date: October 1, 2018 | Time: 11:13am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Medical researchers have identified a treatment that provides unprecedented benefits! This breakthrough procedure can provide all of the following: prevent 91% of cases of type II diabetes, prevent 50% of strokes and 50% of heart disease, reduce risk of congestive heart failure by 63%, reduce the risk of breast cancer by 60%, pancreatic and colon cancer by 50%, lung cancer and melanomas both by 72%. In fact, this procedure reduces the risk of all mortality by 67% in.... <view entire article>

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Date: September 24, 2018 | Time: 9:48am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Most of you have heard how important it is to include weight lifting as a part of your exercise routine. Obviously any exercise is better than none at all, but if you're not doing some form of weight or resistance training at least a couple times per week you are likely missing out on some important benefits.For instance, in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, they found that lifting weights two times a week can decrease back pain.... <view entire article>

downloadFighting Free Radicals..

Date: September 17, 2018 | Time: 11:48am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've discussed free radicals. In the chemistry world these are molecules in the body with unpaired electrons that will attack nearby cells hoping to steal an electron thereby damaging healthy cells. In your body, the damage of free radicals can be related to numerous diseases from arthritis to cardiovascular disease to cancer or any other form of degeneration. Antioxidants are molecules that will neutralize free radicals by giving them the extra electron they so.... <view entire article>

inflammationInflammation Part 2..

Date: August 27, 2018 | Time: 6:50am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week we began the discussion of how to reduce inflammation in the body in order to help prevent all forms of disease. In our diets, with every bite we eat or sip we take, we are either deflaming or inflaming. Since the diseases that result from chronic inflammation develop very slowly until it's too late, learning to make the right choices can be the biggest factor for better health.Last week we discussed that all grains, even whole.... <view entire article>


Date: August 20, 2018 | Time: 1:08pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If there were one thing that every person could do to promote health and prevent all forms of disease it would be to "deflame". Nearly all experts agree that the common denominator of every disease is inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation will cause everything from pain and arthritis to cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's. In the next few weeks, I will be discussing how to decrease inflammation in the body.Most of the process of reducing and avoiding.... <view entire article>

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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>

CaptureApples and Pears..

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>

imagesCleaning Out..

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>

imagesBelly Fat..

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>

sickPasteur Knew It..

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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