Archive for the 'Optimal Health' Category

When Do Back Problems Begin?

We are often told when we hit our 40’s that some stiffness and pain is normal and an expected if unwanted  part of aging. And to some degree this may be true but have you ever considered where back and … Continue reading

The Ultimate Protein Smoothie

Protein shakes and smoothies are a big deal these days but the problem is most are filled with questionable ingredients and less than ideal sources of protein. So how do you make the perfect smoothie that contains protein, fats and … Continue reading

Surprise! The #1 Cause of Back Pain

Neck and back pain are something almost everyone deals with at some point or another.  Pain is irritating but its also a sign from the body that something isn’t right.  In a large percentage of neck and back pain cases … Continue reading

5 Best Fiber Rich Foods

Every day more information comes out on how important getting enough fiber is for good health. This is because the fiber in foods we eat feeds the good bacteria in our guts that produce all kinds of beneficial compounds and … Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons to See a Chiropractor

Chiropractic is well known to help with a variety of conditions from headaches to sciatica.  It works because it addresses any areas of the neck and spine that have become misaligned and started pinching the nerves exiting the spine. This … Continue reading

Need More Energy?

Be honest, how often do you feel tired, down or maybe just plain exhausted?  While there are many factors determining our energy levels there are 2 key factors that are absolutely non-negotiable if you want to have more energy. Making … Continue reading

Can Back Problems Cause Indigestion?

I see lots of people for digestion related issues. Yes you read that right. People are often surprised to discover that chiropractic adjustments can help with stomach and digestive problems. How is this possible? Lets take a quick look at … Continue reading

Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is estimated to be the root cause of up to 95% of all chronic health conditions.  It is essential that we add as many anti-inflammatory foods to our diets as possible to achieve optimal health and avoid chronic health … Continue reading

Why I Pressure Cook My Grains

A couple of years ago I started reading a book called The Plant Paradox.  One of the big takeaways was that plants all have a type of protein called a lectin. Humans have been exposed to some of these proteins … Continue reading

5 Great Sources of Plant Protein

First, let me be clear. I like meat and recommend eating some meat weekly. That being said there is ample evidence to suggest going a few days without meat or with very little meat have clear health benefits.   Here … Continue reading