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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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Date: October 29, 2018 | Time: 8:16am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In my constant search for wellness-related subjects, it occurred to me that I've neglected all the massage therapists out there. The biggest misconception regarding massage is that it's a luxury that only the wealthy indulge in while they're vacationing in Monaco. The other stumbling block with massage is the thought that you're required to take your clothes off. Neither of these is true. Many people get massage through their clothing even though it's not as comfortable. .... <view entire article>

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Date: October 22, 2018 | Time: 9:47am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the late 70's, a taping method was developed to facilitate the body's natural healing process. While it's been around for a long time, it gained popularity and credibility in the 2008 Summer Olympics when many of the athletes were sporting the tape to enhance their performance including the unbeatable sand volleyball team of Walsh and May. The original product, called Kinesio Tape was developed to have a similar texture and elasticity to human tissue. The misconception.... <view entire article>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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