• Is Gaining Weight Inevitable? Part 1

    I went off to my favorite discount clothing and housewares store the other day to buy some glasses for a party.

    As I emerged from the escalator, stacks of elaborately-boxed food items, ready for at-home nibbling, surrounded me.

    Chocolate-covered pretzels, nuts and coffee beans, and mock chocolate-covered dog biscuits (for the pet on your list) were piled on one table. An entire aisle was filled with bags of high-fat snack foods designed to titillate you as well as clog your arteries.

    As I hurried toward the glassware section, I almost felt as if I should wear blinders so my eyes would not stray toward these tempting and all-too-fattening treats.

    The next day, as I checked in at my gym, I saw a message written on a large board: “Are you going to gain five pounds?”

    Well, yes, I thought, if the gym members, like most everyone else, chew their way through the snacks and food they can get at will. Chocolates, nuts, candies, cheese, sour cream dips, cakes, pizza, and cookies are but a few of the foods set out in bowls, on platters and trays everywhere you go.

    There are bad foods at every corner. All you have to do is look for the signs, and they’re there. You can eat just about anything you want, when it comes to fast food and you’re going to gain weight.

    Nevertheless, you can successful generate a five-pound or MORE weight gain (at least) pretty easily, and perhaps even more, especially when calories from alcohol are involved.

    This is not cause for alarm if gaining five pounds puts the eater slightly over his or her perfect weight. But alas, for most of us gaining five pounds, like an unanticipated credit card charge, simply makes the problem even more difficult to solve.

    Learn the program, follow the program, and you’ll lose weight. Cheat and it’ll slow down your results. We’ve had too many people on this program and it works. All you have to do is focus on what you’re eating, what you’re drinking, and this program will work for you.

  • “Chronic Health Problems?”

    Chronic health problems can affect your quality of life for decades. Yes, decades. Whether they are musculoskeletal in nature affecting your back, neck, and limbs or different where they affect your organs (heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys or sex organs), your daily activities may become limited and your longevity can be compromised. The longer you “wait” the more suffering these chronic conditions deliver . Research shows that within two weeks of an injury, scar tissue can appear. Why would you wait another day when you can start your healing process right away?

    You might choose to hold off on addressing chronic health problems because you have grown used to the problem and consider it normal. It is not normal . You might choose to wait because you feel like you don’t have the money and cannot afford to address the problem. This can be an extremely “costly decision.” The more chronic your health problems become, the more expense is involved to care for them and the more likely you will experience some permanent damage .

    No matter how long it has been , there is no better time than the present – to start your healing journey. The human body has an amazing capacity to heal itself when you remove the interference to the nervous system and are consistent with chiropractic care and healthy lifestyle choices. The initial care, Crisis Care , can give you the relief and stability you are looking for, take the edge off, and give you hope for a healthy future.

    Once your spine and nervous system are stable, and you stay consistent with your care through the Critical Transition , you will notice that your body begins to regenerate . It works and feels better. If you are like most people you will feel younger and more energetic. The energy that your body was using to protect you from your chronic condition will be ‘freed up’ and can be redirected towards a more purposeful and healthy lifestyle. You will want to exercise . You will want to eat healthier. You will want to engage in activities you enjoy. Your newfound health and outlook on life will motivate you to make Lifestyle Care your top priority .

    How long have you or a loved one been suffering from a chronic condition ? Has it been months, years or decades? Now think about the oldest grandparent in your family history. If you live at least as long as they did and you do not correct your chronic condition now, how many more years of suffering do you have ahead of you? This is not your destiny. Researcher Ian D. Coulter, found that geriatric patients receiving chiropractic care are more active , live independent lifestyle s and are less likely to end up in a nursing home .

    Nurture the healing capacity of your body and don’t let your condition become more chronic than it is right now. Start your journey of healing and optimize your health by making an appointment today. Call my office today to schedule a follow up.

  • Neck pain got you down?

    Neck pain can stem from an endless list of causes. For example, you might sleep in the wrong position, and wake up with a cramp in your neck; you might be involved in an auto accident, and experience discomfort characteristic of whiplash; or you may go dancing with friends, and experience a spasm that causes pain if you move a certain way.

    These and many other circumstances can lead to neck-related pain. Most of us will experience it sometime during our lives, though it will present in different ways.

    The most common approach most people take to address the issue is to simply ignore the discomfort. It eventually dissipates to the point at which motion becomes less painful – doesn’t it? Not always, and even it if does, you should have it checked.

    Unfortunately , if you wait, and the pain goes away, this fails to resolve the most common underlying problems: spinal misalignments and joint restrictions. Without addressing these root causes, the stage is set for a recurrence of pain in the future.

    At this office we diagnose the catalysts of neck pain. You’ll discover there’s little need to wait for the pain to disappear on its own; chiropractic care at this office offers quicker and longer-lasting relief.

    Cervical discomfort is usually related to vertebral subluxations, joint restrictions, and taut muscles that have accumulated tension for myriad reasons. The aches and soreness may be due to strains, sprains, or injuries suffered in the past, which have then steadily worsened over time. Chronic pain can also be caused by degenerative diseases that affect the joints, and restrict their motion. Call now for an appointment. Don’t wait for your pain to just go away!

  • Chiropractic Care: Can it help you lose weight?

    I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought about weight loss, and your chiropractic care, but having excessive weight can pose many health threats like cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, diabetes, colon cancer, and gall bladder disease. Being overweight can also make you feel insecure, embarrassed and uncomfortable at times.

    What Is Causing This Weight Gain

    Primarily, weight gain is caused by excessive food intake and physical strain. Internal reasons like, decreased brain stimulation of the glands like hypothalamus, thyroid glands, adrenal glands can also result to obesity.

    Stress, boredom, comfort issues and malnutrition can also cause of obesity. If you constantly eat the wrong foods, that will keep YOUR body hungry and will prompt you to continue eating.

    Most of the people who try dieting FAIL because of the reduced amount of the food they eat. In this case, It can be a big help for people who are considering weight loss. I offer counseling and guidance that can help you slim down and help you evaluate your current lifestyle and nutritional needs.

    What’s The First Step?

    The evaluation of your needs should be the first step in order to achieve successful weight loss . In this case, we offer encouragement and specific advice.

    According to studies, spinal adjustments can be very effective in weight loss management . The reason is because the nerves control your stomach, liver, kidneys, etc. Keeping them working properly assures you a better weight loss program. Flexibility is further enhanced during spinal alignments because it takes the pressure off your spinal cord and nerves. This aids in the absorption of essential nutrients and distribution of oxygen in your body. With regular adjustments you can gradually lose more weight.

    Researchers also confirmed that adjustments can be very advantageous to the muscle building ability of the body, as well as fitness levels. Adjustments help increase your capacity to reduce or control weight gain. Firm and toned muscles reduce your body’s excess fats in the adipose (fat) tissues.

    It’s Your Choice

    If you want to lose weight avoid drugs, alcoholic beverages and other vices. Get adequate sleep, refrain from caffeinated drinks and smoking, but in return, you have to drink plenty of water. This lifestyle can help in the program of losing weight because of the reduction of caloric intake and substituting it with nutritious foods.