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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>

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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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Date: April 13, 2020 | Time: 7:29am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

A British journal called the Daily Telegraph published an article titled, "Chronic Pain is Determined by Emotions." The scientists were trying to determine why some people heal from injuries where others have symptoms that fail to heal and potentially complicate them throughout their entire lives. What is the common denominator to chronic pain? In this article, as the title suggests, the scientists concluded that chronic pain can be predicted by the level of emotion associated with an.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 6, 2020 | Time: 11:49am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Two years ago a study released by Stanford University questioned the value of purchasing and consuming organic foods. Is it really worth the extra expense to purchase a brown banana that goes bad twice as fast? Stanford concluded that the nutrient levels found in conventional vegetables are actually very similar to that of the organically grown variety. Other studies dispute these findings, but even if Stanford has it correct, there are other important advantages to purchasing organic.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 30, 2020 | Time: 1:53pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

The Journal of Medicinal Foods published a top-ten list of herbs and spices that decrease aging. Mostly due to their antioxidant values, this list included spices such as: cloves, cinnamon, allspice, apple spice, pumpkin spice, Italian spice, oregano, marjoram, sage, and thyme. As a general rule, all herbs and spices are health-promoting largely due to their inherent minerals and vitamins. With this in mind, I uncovered some specific cooking spices that have been well recognized in boosting.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 23, 2020 | Time: 8:31am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I want to put a name to a concept that I've reported on multiple times in the past. In 1993 a term was coined to explain the wear and tear on the body and what happens when our levels of physical, chemical, and emotional stress become greater than our ability to adapt. The term is allostatic load and it explains the physiological consequences to the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system as they become compromised as a.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 9, 2020 | Time: 9:31am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Most of us 30 years of age and older may recall the tradition that when you were found to have an ailment or early sign of disease you were told to change your diet, exercise, or reduce stress and then prescribed a medication for a short period of time until you could be re-evaluated to see if you'd made the appropriate changes. Do you wonder what happened to those times? Not long ago, I saw a presentation by.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 24, 2020 | Time: 12:27pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

As a professional who looks at the spine, I believe we're at an all-time low in postural awareness. In my experience, you will find less than 10% of the general population who displays the ideal anatomical posture. Why is this? Most likely there are a multitude of reasons from too much time sitting in desks, in cars, on the couch or in front of the computer, to a general lack of exercise, to the stress of heavy.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 11, 2020 | Time: 1:51pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past I've vilified inflammation and pointed out that inflammation is at the root of every disease. However, I've also been known to point out that the body is always smart and most everything that occurs inside the body is actually a perfect response to a stimulus or stressor from our environment. Thus, if the latter is true, there must be a reason for the redness, swelling, and pain associated with inflammation. In this article I'd.... <view entire article>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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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>

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