Archive for the 'Optimal Health' Category

Mastering the Art of Self-Care


The human body is a miraculous creation.  It is self regulating and self healing and does all this with no thought required on our part.   And while the body is a master healer things can go wrong. When they … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Great Nights Sleep


Sleep is so important for our overall health. It is a time when the body repairs damage, replenishes hormones, fights off illness and recharges the batteries for another busy day.   These days however many people report difficulty falling asleep. … Continue reading

3 Simple Steps to Lifting Properly


By far the most common mistake people make when lifting any object is not using proper technique.   But what is proper lifting technique? Lifting anything, especially heavy objects, can generally be broken down into 3 parts.   1) Bend … Continue reading

Almost All Back and Neck Pain Comes from these 2 Things

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Neck and back pain is an extremely common complaint.  In fact its estimated that upwards of 85% of people will suffer at least 1 episode of debilitating back pain at some point in their life. Much more common is the … Continue reading

7 Foods to Eat Weekly for Better Gut Health

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The foods we eat every day directly impact our gut health because they either feed the “good bacteria” in our gut or the “bad bacteria”. In large part whether or not something is good or bad for us is determined … Continue reading

A Quick, Easy Workout For Busy People

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In todays busy world it can be hard to find the time to exercise regularly.  Thankfully, even short workouts are very beneficial to the body and can improve cardiovascular health and build muscle.   I’m a busy guy and some … Continue reading

3 Simple Stretches to Improve Low Back Pain


Lower back pain is a very common complaint that people seek treatment for.  Low back pain can range from general stiffness and soreness to pain shooting down the legs (also called sciatica).  In many cases the underlying cause is a … Continue reading

A Tale of 2 Cars

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Pain is often what gets people to seek chiropractic care, however as I tell my patients often, by the time pain is present the underlying cause of the problem has been present for a longer period of time.   Spinal … Continue reading

The MYTH of Normal Headaches

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Headaches are one of the most common complaints I see as a chiropractor.  And many of these people will tell me that for them headaches are “normal”.  They often have 1-5 headaches a week. Some folks even have a headache … Continue reading

The #1 Reason You Should NOT Cook with Olive Oil

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Cooking oils are a topic I get questions about all the time.  This is largely because it is one of the most misunderstood areas of cooking and diet and there is soooo much information out that is just plain wrong. … Continue reading