Health, Cultivated or Curated?

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How To Be Healthy. As a chiropractor, I often take on the role of educator to help clients achieve health and wellness goals. This may be recommending types of stretching or exercise; foods to either eat or avoid; and explaining general principles of health. It is easier to shift your perspective on health than it   

Diet soda or regular? Habits for health

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Is diet soda better than regular soda? We have a serious addiction to soda in the United States, and everything we see encourages it. It is all over the media, in our stores, and in our restaurants. So many of my health conscious clients seek to reduce or get rid of soda in their lives.   

Overwhelmed, Opportunity for Self Compassion

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So much going on in the world and in so many people’s lives right now. Sometimes it is all too much, and sometimes it is hard to see the way through. Overwhelmed, opportunity for self compassion. Moments like these are not usually fun, and we don’t choose these paths on any given day. Though these   

Healing from Trauma without Trauma

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We are all affected by trauma at various points in our life.  Whether that trauma be physical or emotional, it can affect every part of us: how we relate to others, how we carry our bodies, how we view ourselves, how we process pain, etc. Whatever the trauma is, however, and whatever the symptoms are,   

Trauma, Stress, and Nutrition

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Trauma, or even prolonged stress, wreaks havoc on our bodies in so many ways.  However, there are some easy, feel-good tips that can help support our bodies during these hard times. During chronic stress our bodies have trouble regulating the stress hormone, cortisol.   Because cortisol has a large influence on blood sugar, we lose the ability to appropriately regulate blood   

Grounding and Inflammation

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“Grounding” or “Earthing” is a term which simply means connecting to the surface of the earth.  We do this when we walk barefoot in our backyards, or when we lay in the grass or on the beach.  It is an activity that humans have done throughout history, but which we have become largely disconnected from.  How   

Trauma and the Senses

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When trauma occurs in our younger years, it often affects specific areas of brain development.  The stress and fear of a traumatic experience, for example, activates the Reticular Activating System (RAS), part of our brain stem.  This is the area responsible for filtering unneeded sensory input: we don’t need to be consciously aware of the   

Childhood Trauma Leads to Adult Health Issues

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BBC News recently did an amazing radio piece on how childhood trauma affects our health as adults. In one of the studies that they reviewed, adults were studied who had experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  There were twelve such Adverse Child Experiences that they surveyed, from emotional neglect, to divorce, to physical or sexual abuse   

Tensegrity and Your Body

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A structure, such as the one shown below, is said to have “tensegrity”.  This tower is made of bars that do not touch each other, but that are held together in tension via a network of cables. The term “tensegrity” comes from combining the ideas of tension and integrity.  In other words, the integrity of the structure is a   

Compression socks can be comfy

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Sometimes a little compression goes a long way — especially for ankle swelling, weak veins, pregnancy, mild ankle sprains, tired legs, or air travel. Many people don’t wear compression socks or leggings because they don’t like how they feel. Medical grade compression socks can also be pricey. Now athletic socks are getting in the compression