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Your Guide to Vitamin C 722x406Why Vitamin C..

Date: January 28, 2020 | Time: 12:20pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Colds, flu's, bronchitis, and allergies seem to be at an all-time high this winter and many people are looking for relief. As for myself, I've always had luck taking doses of Vitamin C and a product made from coconut called Lauricidin. But does Vitamin C really work, and if so, why does it work?Vitamin C is well documented to repair collagen - in fact, it's necessary. Collagen is fibrous connective tissue that lines the surfaces of the.... <view entire article>

img 6961Maintaining Balance..

Date: January 20, 2020 | Time: 12:28pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Since chiropractic is about restoring proper alignment and motion to the spine to remove pressure and tension off the nervous system, once you're aligned or adjusted, why do you go back out of alignment? This is one of the best questions I'm frequently asked and the answer is not only the key to success with your chiropractic care, but success with health in general. Just like everything else in the body, the spine and nervous system are dynamic.... <view entire article>

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Date: January 13, 2020 | Time: 1:57pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week I shared some tips from the world-class performance coach, Jeff Spencer. He advised that whether you were a beginner or a top athlete, you absolutely need to plan rest/recovery time in between hard workouts. This week, I'd like to share some of the other advice Dr. Spencer provided regarding proper training.First or all, you need to remember that regardless of age or fitness, your body will always adapt and it will become more efficient with repetition..... <view entire article>

CaptureThe Right Workout..

Date: January 7, 2020 | Time: 1:59pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I wanted to share a great article I found by Dr. Jeff Spencer. Dr. Spencer was an Olympic cyclist who came to even greater fame as Lance Armstrong's coach and chiropractor and now trains many world-class athletes. In this article, Spencer addresses the question, "How much exercise is too much." Obviously, this is only relevant to those who are exercising regularly. But whether you're a beginner or a peak athlete this advice is critical.Dr. Spencer points.... <view entire article>

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Date: December 30, 2019 | Time: 10:40am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Several years ago a study from the University of Colorado proved that as little as 10 mm of pressure on a nerve root coming out of the spine would cause at least a 50% reduction of the electrical impulse traveling down that nerve from the spinal cord. 10 mm of pressure is equivalent to the weight of a quarter and this pressure could come from sources including simple misalignment of the individual vertebrae, bulging of the disc, swelling of.... <view entire article>

960x0Resolutions Pt. 2..

Date: December 26, 2019 | Time: 1:38pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

New Year's resolutions are upon us! Last week I shared the reason most resolutions fail is that our resolutions are focused on changing habits or behaviors. To get lasting change we need to change the belief structure behind these behaviors. Keep the focus on 'why' you want to change and learn how will your life be better by this change? If your resolution for 2010 is related to health, remember that it is easier to add.... <view entire article>

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Date: December 16, 2019 | Time: 2:28pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I'd like to share my thoughts about beliefs, behaviors, and resolutions. The New Year is rapidly approaching and with it brings a time for resolutions. A resolution by definition is an attempt to change your behavior. In the next few weeks, millions of Americans will join a gym, start an exercise or post-holiday starvation plan, or maybe try to stop smoking. While all of these are excellent plans, why do most of these resolutions fail and.... <view entire article>

imgNot the Same..

Date: December 9, 2019 | Time: 12:29pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I found an article by Dr. Mark Hyman that I thought should be shared. Dr. Hyman is a New York Times bestselling author and a doctor of functional medicine addressing the root causes of chronic illness. The title of his article caught my eye as it was Five Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You. While that's certainly an attention-grabber, I was particularly interested because I spent some time with a sales rep. from one of.... <view entire article>

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Date: December 3, 2019 | Time: 12:59pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I had a request to revisit the drinking water controversy. While I've covered this material, I decided to oblige this request at this time because I always find more people dehydrated in the winter than even in the dead of summer. The reason for this is that heat kicks in our thirst mechanism from the brain and gives us the urge to hydrate. As a result, people need to make a conscious effort to drink water in.... <view entire article>

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Date: November 18, 2019 | Time: 2:02pm | 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 blog, 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: November 11, 2019 | Time: 11:53am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Do you remember the no-fat hot dogs and no-fat cheese that was so popular in the late 80's and 90's? Whatever happened to that stuff? Have you wondered why so many people went on low-fat diets for nearly a decade and cholesterol levels continued to rise and heart disease is at an all-time high despite more prescriptions? A report from the British Medical Journal may shed some light on this phenomenon and give valuable insight to some.... <view entire article>

920x920My Flu Strategy..

Date: October 28, 2019 | Time: 7:58am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I'm running this article again because, like last year, several people have asked me if I've gotten my flu shot this year. I confess that I've never opted for the flu shot in the past and I'll admit that I don't plan on getting one because of fear. I'm afraid of many of the chemicals that are included with the shot to attenuate the virus - these are preservatives that keep it alive and maintain its shelf life..... <view entire article>

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Date: October 21, 2019 | Time: 9:38am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

For those of you who are regular followers of this article, I hope that you've grasped the concept that health exists on a continuum and that everything you do; everything you eat, drink, or breath are all either moving you toward health and away from dis-ease or moving you toward dis-ease and away from health. I found an outstanding article that suggests that one of the biggest factors on this continuum is our own thoughts. The article identified several.... <view entire article>

vaginal ph balanceThe Importance of pH..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 8:01am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In his Textbook of Medical Physiology, Arthur Guyton, M.D. states that when the body is alkaline it converts free radicals to harmless water and oxygen, which maintain energy and vitality. This means that the body will always work best when it maintains an alkaline or basic environment rather than an acidic one. In fact, I've read some authors who state that disease cannot exist or even manifest in an alkaline environment. Either way, understanding pH and how.... <view entire article>

imagesSkin & Diet..

Date: October 7, 2019 | Time: 7:51am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I read an article about healthy skin and diet. This article stressed how an unhealthy diet can be the primary contributor to acne. It turns out acne affects one in five adult Americans and is a problem to 85% or all Americans at some point in their lives. While poor skin isn't necessarily a life-threatening condition, I do want you to understand that it is a sign or symptom that your system is not as healthy as.... <view entire article>

16 Adrenal fatique Clinics in AustraliaStress Solutions..

Date: September 30, 2019 | Time: 7:30am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Adrenal fatigue, as I've indicated in the past, this is a phenomenon that I believe is a much bigger issue than most health professionals give credit. Our healthcare system is so busy treating the symptoms that result from adrenal fatigue that they never get time to uncover the ultimate cause. But if you know what to look for, you can often self-diagnose adrenal problems and address them before they require more aggressive symptomatic treatment.Your adrenals are thought to.... <view entire article>

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Date: September 23, 2019 | Time: 7:32am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

When we look at the spine, it should be straight from the back, but from the side view we should see three distinct curves. These curves in the spine are there to provide shock absorption like a spring to limit stress and trauma to the bones and discs of the spine. Despite the importance of these curves, after observing literally thousands of x-rays, I've seen that very few adults, probably only 10-20%, actually maintain these curves.At birth, the.... <view entire article>

birthday historyHappy Birthday..

Date: September 16, 2019 | Time: 11:18am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

It was 124 years ago that D.D. Palmer of Davenport Iowa laid Harvey Lillard, the janitor of his building, on a table and placed his hand on the boney lever of Harvey's 3rd thoracic vertebrae and gave a thrust in hopes of restoring the bone back to its normal alignment and movement. You see, Harvey had gone almost completely deaf 17 years earlier when he felt something pop in his back. D.D., who at the time was titled.... <view entire article>

genetic diseasesCommon vs. Normal..

Date: September 9, 2019 | Time: 7:02am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

One of the hardest things for me to deal with as a chiropractor is all the unnecessary struggling that presents into my office. The Annals of Chronic Disease report that 80% of Americans will die of a chronic disease. However, the New England Journal of Medicine has stated that, "Preventable illness makes up 70% of the burden of illness and the associated expenses." So we're afflicted with all these ailments that should have been avoidable in the.... <view entire article>

Two Drills to Correct Forward Head PosturePosture Proof..

Date: August 26, 2019 | Time: 10:36am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've discussed the importance of regarding your posture and maintaining the proper position of the neck. I've also warned of habits such as texting, gaming, sewing, and even reading with head bent forward and how this can lead to numerous problems. While I hope this makes some common sense, part of me presumes you would expect this kind of advice from one of those crazy chiropractors much in the same way those crazy dentists are.... <view entire article>

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