Archive for the 'Optimal Health' Category

5 Foods Full of Beneficial Fiber to Support Gut Health

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You may have heard the news… certain foods contain fiber that is exceptionally good for us. The reason? What you eat feeds either the good bacteria that live in our gut or the bad bacteria that live in our gut. … Continue reading

Quick, Easy and Super Healthy. This Smoothie Has You Covered!

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Adding the right foods to your diet can work wonders for your health.  One thing that I personally have had great results with is adding sources of soluble fiber and while many of my favorite recipes are delicious and healthy … Continue reading

How to Avoid Injury Shoveling Snow

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If you live in Wisconsin then you know that over the past 3 weeks we’ve seen some record breaking snow fall.  And while its certainly a site to behold actually moving all that snow can be a major pain in … Continue reading

Walking Through the First Visit for a New Patient

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Whether you have never seen a chiropractor, you go frequently or your somewhere in between now is the perfect time to start receiving regular chiropractic care. Why? Here are several of the key benefits of chiropractic care Effectively manage pain- … Continue reading

The 3 Biggest Signs of a Pinched Nerve

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As a chiropractor I see many different presentations of pain every day in my office. And while many cases present with the most typical kinds of pain associated with musculoskeletal injuries (dull, achy and tight pain) often patients present with … Continue reading

Headaches: Getting to the Root Cause

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As a chiropractor I see patients suffering from headaches literally every week.  Often when I ask what precipitated the headaches or if there is a certain cause they are aware of the answer is “No, it just came out of … Continue reading

Try This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Breakfast!

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Smoothies have long been one of the easiest and healthiest things to make for breakfast. Usually they have greens, some berries or other fruit but this recipe is anything but ordinary and is super healthy.   Oh and did I … Continue reading

Souper Power Your Immune System With This Easy To Make Soup

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Its cold out. Its flu season. Some days it feels like almost everyone is fighting a cold, cough or sore throat. Its times like this people crave… hot soup!   While many commercial soups are absolutely loaded with sodium, artificial … Continue reading

How Stress Breaks Down Health

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There is a great quote that if your health problems disappear on vacation, then your body isn’t the problem. Your life is.   Stress is a very real part of modern life and experts now believe it contributes or causes … Continue reading

Is it a Pinched Nerve? 3 Telltale Signs to Look For

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If you have ever had a pinched nerve believe me, you knew it.  Of all the many musculoskeletal conditions I have treated in my almost 10 years of clinical practice few conditions present with as much pain and ability to … Continue reading