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Date: October 26, 2020 | Time: 9:32am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've discussed oxidative stress and the accepted theory that the free radicals generated by this oxidative stress are what cause us to age and develop disease. I like to teach people that oxidative stress is very comparable to rust on metal. After all, rust is oxidation. This oxidation in the body is directly linked to arthritis, skin wrinkling, plaque in the arteries, and even damage to DNA that causes cells to age more rapidly..... <view entire article>

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Date: October 12, 2020 | Time: 11:09am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've discussed the importance of fish oil in the past. Fish oil is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids that have been proven to do all the following: improve the heart, normalize cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improve memory and concentration while decreasing mood swings and depression, reduce arthritis and joint pain, improve brain and liver function, and support immune function and decrease general aging. Sounds like pretty great stuff! You should know that not.... <view entire article>


Date: October 6, 2020 | Time: 10:05am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you've followed this column for any length of time, you've known me to discuss the importance of a healthy immune system in regard to every aspect of health. Likewise, you should know many of the strategies for maintaining a healthy immune system such as reducing sugar and trans fats from the diet, getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night, eating raw fruits and vegetables with every meal, using exercise, massage, and/or chiropractic to reduce structural stresses.... <view entire article>

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Date: September 28, 2020 | Time: 11:58am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I hear many people complain that they feel like they can't do or eat anything as it seems that everything in this world is bad for their health. In writing these articles it's easy to fall into that same trap and report on all the things that detract from health. So when I come across something that actually promotes health and longevity, I try to take notice and bring it to your attention. One of those things.... <view entire article>

CaptureFight the Fire..

Date: September 21, 2020 | Time: 8:06am | 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. Knowing strategies to decrease general inflammation can make all the differenceWhile there are several strategies to get the job done, reducing inflammation should.... <view entire article>

imagesHard Habits..

Date: September 14, 2020 | Time: 8:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I once attended a wellness seminar where the presenter made an argument that we are all dopamine addicts. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that gives us a feeling of pleasure. The problem is that dopamine doesn't accumulate and it doesn't last very long. For this reason we are always seeking out our next dose of dopamine from anything that can provide to us that feeling of pleasure.One of the ways we gain pleasure is through.... <view entire article>

Social Significance..

Date: August 31, 2020 | Time: 8:43am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've attempted in this column to cover numerous aspects of physical, chemical, and emotional well-being and how they relate to better health and wellness. However, a journal article published in Nature Neuroscience reminded me that I've neglected the social aspect of health and its role in longevity. The topic of social health became more significant in 1947 when the World Health Organization included it in its formal definition of health. Increasing evidence has shown that those who are.... <view entire article>

More Than a Luxury..

Date: August 27, 2020 | Time: 11:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

When our patients begin their chiropractic treatment, I often recommend massage as part of a treatment plan. This seems to trouble some patients and they are reluctant to schedule massages. My only explanation for this is that people fail to see the health and wellness connection of massage therapy as they think of it merely as a spa experience or what I like to refer to as a Jacuzzi effect. This is something that provides some benefit while you're.... <view entire article>

downloadHeart Health..

Date: August 10, 2020 | Time: 12:51pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I was attracted to an article titled "The Real Cause of Heart Disease" written by a heart surgeon of 25 years experience. His article was more of a retraction letter apologizing for the bad advice he had promoted over the years. He stated that the standard advice of cholesterol lowering medications and a low-fat diet are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. 25% of the population is taking cholesterol drugs, yet more Americans are dying of heart.... <view entire article>

Dr  Taguchi BA 1Belly Fat..

Date: July 13, 2020 | Time: 9:18am | 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>

brain exercise reviewBrain Boost..

Date: July 6, 2020 | Time: 9:22am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

One of the very first articles I wrote for this column was about the benefits of physical exercise for improving memory and preventing disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's. The good news is that nearly four years later, this information is still true. In fact, some newer research reported in a recent book titled, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain shows that exercise is absolutely vital for memory and proper brain function. It wasn't that.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 22, 2020 | Time: 11:49am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

When it comes to health challenges and even wellness goals, I find that people often put all their eggs in one basket. What I mean is, we try just one thing and if that doesn't work, then we try another one thing. Unfortunately, most people neglect their health until they get sick and then their one treatment consists of drugs without regard to the side effects or what lifestyle factors ultimately caused them to get sick in the.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 15, 2020 | Time: 9:43am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Even after 120 years, there are still a lot of people confused about chiropractic adjustments because they don't want to get their "bones cracked, or popped." They believe that the adjustment "pops" a bone that is out of place back into place like snapping Legos into position. Some of this is the fault of the chiropractor as we have allowed this simplified interpretation to be perpetuated over the years rather than tell the whole truth which is a.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 8, 2020 | Time: 9:42am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I haven't picked on trans-fats in a while. While it's been well recognized that these fake, unnatural fats have been linked to heart disease for some time, research from the American Heart Association shows a link between trans-fats and advanced dementia or Alzheimer's as well. For decades it was the saturated animal fats that were thought to be culprits to chronic disease. So for years, fats were reduced and removed from foods while things like butter and lard.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 1, 2020 | Time: 10:03am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the first chapter of every physiology book you'll find the phrase, "Anatomy dictates physiology." In other words, our structure dictates our function or how well things work. This is certainly true in your neck. A normal neck has a 35-45 degree curve as measured on x-ray. Think of this like the bow in a dam or a bridge. The curve provides flexibility and strength amongst numerous other functions. When the curve is lost.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 18, 2020 | Time: 12:14pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Arnica Montana is a product I've carried and promoted for many years with great success and appreciation from customers. Arnica is sold as a homeopathic remedy in the form of oral pellets or a topical cream or gel. The story I was told is that it was discovered by European goat herders who noticed that the goats ate the arnica mountain flower when they were injured and this flower caused them to heal remarkably fast. The herders.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 11, 2020 | Time: 6:25am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I found an article touting a blood test that can be used to predict longevity. In actuality, the article was referencing a research study that was done in 2011 and the blood test is looking at microscopic structures on the end of your chromosomes (DNA) called telomeres. The researchers of this study believe that lifespan can be predicted based upon how long your telomeres are -- the longer they are, the more replications of your DNA you still.... <view entire article>

downloadStimulant Sabotage..

Date: May 4, 2020 | Time: 9:54am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past, I've picked on various stimulants quoting research on coffee, cigarettes, as well as the e-cigarette. Other popular stimulants include energy drinks, gluten and dairy based foods, excessive sugars, artificial sweeteners, processed and frozen foods along with various medications and hormones. We crave these foods and pseudo-foods to get a quick lift or pick-me-up often not realizing that all stimulants tax the adrenal glands and fatigued adrenals are often the ultimate cause of general fatigue and.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 27, 2020 | Time: 9:38am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics has often featured articles about the chiropractic care of children. Here are three cases that might surprise you. I find that even the most devoted chiropractic adults don't think about getting their kids checked. Obviously this is not out of a lack of concern or neglect it's simply that many people believe you need to have back pain or headaches to benefit from chiropractic care. Here are a few published cases.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 20, 2020 | Time: 6:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you total it up, we sleep approximately 36% of our lives, yet scientists cannot completely agree on why we sleep and many of us don't give the importance of sleep a second thought. In fact, Margaret Thatcher once said, "Sleep is for wimps" and Thomas Edison called sleep "A criminal waste of time." The one thing today's neuroscientists do agree on is that we are largely sleep deprived. Likewise, there are numerous physiological complications and shortcomings.... <view entire article>

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