Category Archives: Practitioner’s Corner

The Weight Loss Triad for Your Pet

Big dog

None of us like to hear that our pets are overweight—or that they may potentially develop a serious medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or osteoarthritis pain as a result. But the truth is, many of us don’t even realize it when our pet is overweight. For example, according to the Association for Pet […]

Proteins, Hormones, Fats, and Children

Parents with child

Every cell, tissue, gland, bone, and organ in your body is made from protein. Without protein, you cannot repair and rebuild these vital body parts. Processed grains, cereals, breads, chips, and sugary foods provide nothing but a quick burst of energy and calories to burn. These sugary and starchy foods have no protein components whatsoever […]

Prenatal Problems: Michael’s Story

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More and more people are coming to understand that nutrition, acupuncture, and chiropractic can help improve virtually any situation with the body’s health. It’s especially fulfilling when parents on the way home from the hospital with their newborn first stop to see you, the chiropractor, so you can examine and adjust the infant—just like Michael’s […]

Prenatal Nutrition and Birth Defects

Prenatal nutrition

In every language, the first words spoken by a woman after delivery are, “Is my baby healthy?” The first words spoken by a woman upon learning that she is pregnant should be, “Am I well nourished?” Evidence of human birth defects dating back over three thousand years is reported in archaeological literature. Excavated ruins of […]

The Banting “High-Fat” Diet: Fad or Fact?

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Start clearing more space on your plate for fat, because the latest fad diet is on its way to American shores, direct from our friends in South Africa. On a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa, I kept hearing about the Banting Diet from locals who were shocked to learn I didn’t even know […]

A.D.D. – Jacob’s Story: Boosting School Performance with Diet

Growing boy

What I love about being a chiropractor is witnessing the rewarding results my clients get when they make positive changes in their lives. Being a chiropractor also allows me the freedom to use nutritional supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies to assist the body in restoring the balance needed to maintain health. Here is the story […]

Keeping Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

Cat and Christmas tree

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year! I love spending time with my family and friends and taking in the Christmas lights and decorations, the gala of food, and the joy of the Christmas spirit. However, in the midst of all the excitement, many pet owners don’t recognize the hazards our furry friends can […]

3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Break Your Sugar Addiction

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In a world where a dangerous threat to our health and happiness lurks within nearly 80 percent of the food offered up to us by our local grocery stores…where multitudes are misled by a seemingly supernatural marketing force—a world of confusion…a world of addiction—only one person will be able to bring balance… You! By recognizing […]

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Sad dog

The loss of a pet can be devastating and, at times, unbearable. It’s a natural process to grieve over losing a dear family member, whether that family member is two-legged or four-legged. The grieving process happens gradually. It can’t be forced or hurried—there is no “normal” timetable. Some people start to feel better in weeks […]

We Interrupt Your Day: Antioxidant News

We interrupt your day to bring you two reports hot off the press. #1 from The Washington Post, entitled: “The latest study about antioxidants is terrifying. Scientists think they may boost cancer cells to spread faster.” Gee, anyone want to guess what this is about? The title seems so vague! And file #2 is the […]

From Impotence to Fatherhood

parents-to-be

With the right support, your body is capable of amazing things. A seemingly healthy 38-year-old man—let’s call him Duane—walked into my office in October 2014 with this complaint: “My thyroid is gone, and my wife wants to get prego.” Duane’s impression of chiropractors was “they crack your back in ways that you always have to […]

The Torment of Pet Itch

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Ugh! My dog won’t quit licking and itching. Have you ever had to deal with a pet that had a persistent itch or wouldn’t quit licking or grooming? Well, take comfort—you’re not alone. This problem can be unbearably frustrating for owners and, at times, painful for our pets. They’re susceptible to skin infections, parasites, allergies, […]

7 Foods to NEVER Put in Your Mouth!

Cereal

Hydrogenated fats, artificial ingredients, toxic chemicals—a lot of what passes for food these days should never pass your lips. Take a look at the following list, and start paying attention to what you put in your mouth. Some are no-brainers, and others may surprise you. But that’s only because the food industry has been so […]

Nutrition and the Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation

Chiropractor

Chiropractic doctors! We’re treating patients who are more malnourished, more emotionally and physically stressed out, and more toxic than ever before. In December 2011, the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons calculated that “an estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.” Staggering statistic, but the […]

Muscle Response Analysis: Digestive & Minerals, Featuring Lowell Keppel, DC

Muscles in the Back

As the demand for a holistic approach to health care grows, practitioners need to seek out the right tools to treat patients who want such options. Begin the process of improving your patient evaluations with Muscle Response Analysis, a method you can use as a benchmark. With this visual tool, your patients will be able […]

About-face on Preventing Peanut Allergies

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Another 180-degree reversal by this country’s nutritional “authorities.” This is the second huge reversal in just one month; the previous one being the USDA warning that foods containing cholesterol do not need to be avoided. They don’t elevate blood cholesterol levels. That comes after generations of perpetuating this fear and their own bad science. Royal […]

Is a Vitamin an Antioxidant?

Antioxidants

Editor’s Note: The antioxidant theory has been in our collective face for way too long. It’s a theory that’s never been proven. In fact, it’s been disproven. Yet it remains an urban legend—and it continues to do harm. Read on to learn everything you need to know about vitamins and antioxidants from author Mark Anderson. […]

A Healthy Pet for Life

It’s that time again. Now that the New Year is upon us, we’re making resolutions to improve our diet, get more exercise, and take better care of our families—but sometimes we forget about our four-legged family members. When it comes to giving our pets the nutritional support they need to enjoy long, healthy lives, where […]