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BMI (body mass index)

BMI (body mass index)

What is Body Mass Index (BMI) you ask?  Well, allow me to explain.  First of all, it is a free service I offer to all of my patients. Body Mass Index is a screening tool that uses your height and weight to evaluate your body fat. Knowing your BMI...

Broccoli the Magnificent

My daughter Taylor once wrote a paper for her English 101 class about broccoli.  It's so good that I asked her if we could put it on my website. One of the things that I was most impressed with was just how many incredible health benefits were...

How to Fix Your Back and Neck Pain

How to Fix Your Back and Neck Pain

For the last 26 years I have been treating people with back and neck pain.  Besides helping get my patients out of pain, I consider teaching my patients how to prevent their back and neck pain to be my most important job.  I spend time each visit...

Demystifying Back Pain Treatment

Demystifying Back Pain Treatment

As a chiropractor, I sometimes hear my patients tell me that they started a new exercise to help their back pain only to discover that the exercise made the pain worse.  Why would exercise make one person's back pain better but hurt someone else? ...

Appendicitis: How to Tell if Your Child has It

Appendicitis: How to Tell if Your Child has It

Imagine one of your kids is sick with a fever, tummy ache, and vomiting.  Would you know if he had appendicitis?  Could you recognize appendicitis symptoms? Would you know whether you should take him to the hospital?  If you aren't sure, watch this...

How to Choose the Best Exercise for YOU!

How to Choose the Best Exercise for YOU!

Finding the right exercise is not always easy.  Often, I see people in my office who have quit exercising because they had a bad experience or were unable to stick with it for a variety of reasons.  Often my patients have a very narrow view of what...

How can You get real Allergy Relief?

How can You get real Allergy Relief?

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, and your nose runs like a faucet during that time of year, and you're sick of taking drugs to get allergy relief, I've got some really great news for you.  Allow me to introduce you to the Neti Pot, a...

Pistachios and Cholesterol

Pistachios and Cholesterol

Did you know that there is an amazing and beneficial connection between pistachios and cholesterol?  There has been a number of excellent studies that show that eating one to two one-ounce servings of pistachios a day will lower LDL (the bad...

Dance Your Pain Away While Sitting!

Dance Your Pain Away While Sitting!

Sitting is really hard on your back and neck.  In fact, I can't think of any daily activity that causes more problems than sitting.  The other day I had a lot of computer work to do, so I decided to...

25 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Exercise

25 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Exercise

In this day and age, we all have busy lives.  We don’t have the time to add in much else, so when we can accomplish more than one thing at a time, it's amazing.  One of the best things that can achieve that, and that will give you an unbelievable...

Shrink Wrapped Headaches

Shrink Wrapped Headaches

Have you ever had a headache where it feels like your brain is being shrink wrapped?  In 2003, connections between the muscles in the upper neck and the spinal meninges were discovered. (Paper documenting the discovery.) Incredibly, these kinds of...

The Beginning of the End of Healthcare

I love what I do.  I love caring for my patients.  The relationships I have with them are dear to my heart.  I have been in practice for over 30 years, and what I have experienced in the last few years has forced me to be unable to help people like...

The Secret to a Long Life

The Secret to a Long Life

I just learned about a new book that contains the secret to a long life called The Longevity Project.  It's about a study that began in 1926 and tracked 1500 Americans from childhood to their death.  Over the years, researchers documented the...

Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches

If you've ever suffered or had someone you care about suffer from migraine headaches, you know just how awful they are.  Understanding what a migraine headache is and its causes is the first step in knowing what can help treat them. Migraine...