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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>

Spinal InflammationTwo Studies..

Date: August 19, 2019 | Time: 9:06am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As a chiropractor, I've always considered it my job to help people age gracefully and deal with any health concerns without taking a bunch of drugs. Obviously, this objective is a more holistic view focused on overall health. Unfortunately, due to the branding of the profession through the 70's and 80's the chiropractor became known merely as a lower cost treatment for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. While there's certainly value in this to the person.... <view entire article>

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Date: August 12, 2019 | Time: 11:13am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

You've likely heard by now that sitting is considered the new smoking; meaning that the health detriments of prolonged sitting day in and day out are just as dangerous if not worse than smoking cigarettes. I recently read a report that two hours of continuous sitting will undo the benefits of 20 minutes of exercise. This is just more evidence that we need to get up and get moving and get out of our seats at home and.... <view entire article>

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Date: August 5, 2019 | Time: 11:23am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I had someone come into the office without physical complaints, but rather to be checked to see if something was going on with his nervous system that would keep him from sleeping. He reported to me that he had not slept normally in over a year! This case alerted me to what a big problem insomnia and other sleep disorders are to people and how important it is to have some strategies to get the necessary rest for.... <view entire article>

Picture1Chronic Stress..

Date: July 30, 2019 | Time: 1:05pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I found an article in Brain World titled, "Chronic stress and how it can harm you. In the article, they compared psychological stress to mechanical stress as in engineering. This engineering outlook defines stress as the amount of resistance a material offers to being reshaped and reformed. In other words, a steel beam can handle a certain amount of stress before it collapses under the load and the structure suffers. The authors in this article look.... <view entire article>

downloadStartling Stats..

Date: July 23, 2019 | Time: 1:41pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I ran across an article titled, "Routine physicals don't save lives." In a study conducted by the Nordic Cochrane Centre, they looked at 183,000 patients and evaluated the efficacy of their physical exams. The study reported that, "Patients who had regular health check-ups died from cardiovascular disease and cancer at virtually the same rates at those who did not have regular check-ups." They also found that both groups die of all other causes at about the.... <view entire article>

imagesThe Cause is the Cure..

Date: July 15, 2019 | Time: 7:20am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Last week I discussed the common cause of neck, shoulder, and upper back pain as well as the root of many tension headaches. I referred to this as Upper-Crossed Syndrome and reported that it is most often the result of poor posture generally from prolonged sitting. It turns out that there is a similar phenomenon in the pelvic region known as Lower-Crossed Syndrome and it is a common cause of low back and hip pain and is also.... <view entire article>

what is upper crossed syndromeA Double Cross..

Date: July 8, 2019 | Time: 8:54am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As a chiropractor, neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain or tension are some of the most common complaints that walk through the doors. While spinal adjustments are usually very effective at providing relief for these symptoms, just like with any health problem, when you go back to the very same lifestyle habits or routines that were the root cause of the problem to begin with, the pain or ailment often returns. When it comes to spinal or muscular.... <view entire article>

blog balanceIt's All Perfect..

Date: July 1, 2019 | Time: 9:28am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In 2013, the world lost an innovator and visionary in the field of healthcare. Dr. M.T. Morter Jr. devoted his life to learning and teaching the truth of human physiology, spirituality, and the nature of health and disease. He was one of the wisest men I've met, possessed of absolute clarity of thought. He was a man driven by purpose and his purpose was to change the health of mankind worldwide. I first saw Dr. Morter.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 24, 2019 | Time: 9:42am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Remember Pavlov and the dogs he trained to salivate and drool in response to a bell? His work paved the way for the study of learned responses and what's called objective behavior. This research demonstrated that in a very real way we are all trained and our behavior is largely learned. It's very fascinating work, but what I really want to write about is how we train our kids and the behavior we help them learn.We all.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 17, 2019 | Time: 8:14am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the last several years, many people I know have been afflicted with Lyme disease. This disease is has been called the invisible illness because early on, people with Lyme look normal and many times their blood work will return o.k., but internally their body is under attack. Many doctors tend to downplay the incidence of Lyme disease and some believe it doesn't even occur around here. However, after speaking with a doctor out of Indianapolis who.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 10, 2019 | Time: 8:38am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

After teaching Anatomy and Physiology for nearly ten years one concept I've come to own is that the body is very smart and nothing happens accidentally and no part is without its purpose. For this reason, it's always bothered me when body parts are treated as inconsequential and removed without much consideration of the purpose or importance of that part. A recent study has brought new respect to one of these parts - the tonsils and researchers are.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 3, 2019 | Time: 11:53am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In our office, we strive to provide strategies for peoples' health goals in addition to relief of symptoms and physical complaints. What I've seen is that most people haven't developed any formal health goals, but when they consider this for even a few minutes most peoples' intentions and aspirations are the same. Around 80% of those asked state that they'd like to lose weight and begin exercising more. If so many agree that this is what they.... <view entire article>

i31Vitamin Sunshine..

Date: May 28, 2019 | Time: 1:05pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With summer coming into full force, it's an appropriate time to discuss the sun and vitamin D. While the amount is still being debated, it appears that the daily recommended amount of vitamin D has nearly doubled as compared to previously thought. And everyone agrees that the best source of vitamin D is that which is released naturally by the skin in response to safe exposure to the sun. Most people recognize the importance of vitamin D.... <view entire article>

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