We are headed deep into the holiday season! It’s a beautiful time of year, yet, stress is very much a part of it. When you hear the word “stress”, most people imagine work, family obligations, financial commitments… The list goes on! The fact remains that we are currently under more stress now in today’s society than our grandparents would have experienced in their entire lifetime.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is well-known for its role in blood clotting. However, there are two different kinds of vitamin K, each providing its own set of health benefits. Vitamin K1 is primarily responsible for blood clotting. Vitamin K2 works with calcium, magnesium and vitamin D providing various health benefits.
The 2010 European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study found that high intake of vitamin K2 — not K1 — leads to reduced cancer risk,
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. When diagnosed with heart disease, most people understand at some level, lifestyle changes need to occur. This usually consists of assuring a nutrient dense diet, exercise (functionally of course!) and medication management is fairly par for the course.
No matter what physical shape you are in, common sense tells us it’s important to take care of our body. What if you want to start moving, but are simply too stiff or in too much pain to exercise comfortably or even safely? Where do you begin?
Physical fitness refers to the ability of your body to perform activities.
The frosty mornings have started, which means flu season is coming. Signs at stores even remind you… it’s time for your yearly flu shot. Especially if you’re in high risk populations or have a job with a high exposure rate (hospital staff or teachers). BEFORE you choose to take the flu vaccine – take the vaccine informed.
Chronic inflammation, which can be the result of poor diet, stress, exposure to environmental toxins and much more, can silently damage your tissues over an extended period of time. This process can go on for years without you noticing, until a disease or chronic pain suddenly sets in.
The Ketogenic diet is high in good fats and low in net carbs.
In 1976, Chester Wilk, D.C. and other chiropractors filed a lawsuit against the AMA (American Medical Association). The suit included medical groups as the American Hospital Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Physicians, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO – They survey hospitals to make sure the BEST care is being provided to patients).
It is estimated that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects about 8-10% of women of reproductive age. It is one of the most common causes of infertility and usually requires treatment to improve chances for pregnancy. With 200,000 cases of PCOS diagnosed each year in the U.S. families desiring to have a child can spend thousands,
Functional movement is the way your body was DESIGNED to move. Understanding this concept is very important, not only for professional athletes, but for moms, dads, children and especially athletes that spend endless hours working to maintain health. Exercise is not enough! Countless hours can be spent at the gym – but if you aren’t moving functionally,
One of the most “popular” diagnoses given by physicians of all specialties is Fibromyalgia. An “auto-immune disease” that requires a mix of pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication or even worse, immune suppressing medication. Isn’t a strong immune system a GOOD thing?
As I write this, I feel compelled to share my experience of being diagnosed.