HDL? LDL? What to DO about “high” cholesterol!

After looking at blood work, your medical provider tells you your cholesterol is BAD. Most commonly, you are advised to take a statin or cholesterol medication (Lipitor, Lovastatin, Crestor, etc.). No one wants high cholesterol, right? Would you be surprised your body is increasing your cholesterol on its own for a reason?

“A clue to function… NOT a problem” – Dr.

Inflammation + Poor Gut Health = Chronic Disease

Inflammation is one of the key indicators in any disease process. Despite the overwhelming statistics of chronic diseases in our country, many physicians prescribe medications with significant side effects and overlook the key factor in any disease process.

Inflammation in your body is usually driven by your lifestyle choice that affect your gut.

Tummy Troubles in your Little One?

Many newborn babies suffer from reflux, which is a symptom resulting in spitting up after feeding, throwing up, painful gas in addition to difficulty nursing. This is normal, right? LOTS of babies have tummy troubles and it’s very common to ease their discomfort by antacids, simethicone drops, diet changes… This approach, while often recommended by pediatricians and family practice doctors is only a “band aid”.

Safety of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Complementary and alternative medicine is growing in popularity for children as it is consistently being proven “accepted” medical care is causing more harm than good. The safety and effectiveness of complementary and/or alternative medicine for children is of utmost importance. Chiropractic care is the MOST popular form of complementary and alternative therapy sought for children by their parents.

Does it REALLY do a Body Good?!

It’s no secret. We are the ONLY mammals that drink milk past the point of weaning. Beyond that, we are the only mammal that drinks another species milk. Is it any surprise lactose intolerant is common place?

What were we always told growing up? Milk does a body good, right? You NEED the calcium for strong,

The Rise of Antidepressant Use

According to recent statistics, the use of antidepressant medication has risen 65% between 1999 and 2014. Nearly 24 million Americans experience some form of depression.

The FDA requires drug companies to provide data on ALL clinical trials, including unpublished trials. Unfortunately, nearly half of all clinical trials on antidepressants remain unpublished.

Chronic Pain – Does it Ever End?!

Chronic low back pain affects millions of individuals. The causes seem endless (various injuries, falls, long history of sitting in a work environment). Sometimes, the chronic low back pain seems to have no known cause. All you know is you hurt!!

So, what can you do? Take an anti-inflammatory? Surgery? Exercise?

Good Posture = Healthy Body?!

Are you asked by family or friends, “How’s it going with that chiropractor?”. You can explain how you’re gaining strength, your posture is improving and you feel great! Yet… they look sort of lost – not really understanding the correlation between posture and health?

Why is good posture important?

Good posture helps keep bones and joints in correct alignment so our body functions the way it was MEANT to work.

Does Your Doctor Mention Spinal Health? They SHOULD!

At Gonstead Spine & Wellness, spinal health is our major focus. However, if you’re not a patient (yet!) – it’s important to understand WHY your spinal health is so important to your body wellness.

The spinal cord is protected by your spine. The spinal cord branches off, and continues to do so – controlling everything in your body (organs,

You feel FINE right? The Cost of Health Care

Health care costs in the United States continue to rise. In the current economic and political climate, one of the most important arguments to be made for any health care method is that it is cost-effective.

It’s a common thought – Why should you see a doctor, a chiropractor, etc., when “I feel fine!” OR “I’m in the best shape of my life!” is honestly how you feel.

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