Put the Awe Back in the Holidays

Doesn’t it seem that this particular time of year has become synonymous with “stress”? From November through early January, our lives can be a little overwhelming. What used to be a time of excitement and anticipation has become all about endless checklists, get togethers and last minute shopping craziness. It’s past time that we do…

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The Power of Breathing

We take an average of 12 a minute, 720 per hour and over 17,000 per day. Yes, we take that many breaths and we take them for granted. Rarely do we consider just how important that involuntary process is, or that there are proper and improper breathing techniques that can make a big difference in…

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A recent study by researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital found that just 27% of respiratory tractinfections are actually caused by bacteria. That means that more than 2/3 of all infections are viral, andantibiotics won’t help. The study also found that doctors prescribed antibiotics for children with thoseinfections 57% of the time. This results in about…

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About 40 years ago it was determined that excessive cholesterol in the diet was a public health concern. Specifically, it was thought that there was a causal link between consuming cholesterol-laden foods and an increased risk of heart disease. For many years, one of the healthiest and most convenient snack choices suffered from a smear…

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The Western diet and sedentary lifestyle have resulted in a lack of fitness among those who do not make a concerted effort. Yet, many times those efforts prove unsuccessful because they are not sustainable lifestyle changes. For this reason, there is a huge difference between sports mania and actual fitness. What is Sports Mania? We…

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If you are expecting a baby then you probably have a lot on you mind. While it is the most natural thing in the world, having a baby has become an industry of products and recommendations; and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the choices. Unfortunately, no one can make those choices…

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There is nobody in the world as busy as a one-year-old baby, possibly the most productive year of his entire life. So numerous and so different are all his experiences; he goes up and down and touches, smells, feels, and tastes almost everything that comes into his grasp. is brain needs to put some order…

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A just-published study suggests the practice of meditation may bring cardiovascular and mental health benefits based on research that followed 298 students, half of whom practiced transcendental meditation for 20 minutes once or twice daily over three months. A subgroup of subjects in the meditation group who were at increased risk for hypertension significantly lowered…

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Inflammation is the term given to describe the body’s response to tissue damage such as bacterial infections, trauma, chemical exposures and dying tissue. The problem is that there are times when the inflammation response isn’t accurate and those chemicals, when released on a continuous basis, without any injury or infection to confront, go from healing…

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Food and Your Mood - Family Care Chiropractic - Mom and child preparing orange juice

We all know that the food we eat is the fuel our body uses to get through the day but what many don’t know is that the quality of that food may actually affect our mood. Caffeine jitters or a sugar rush are fairly well known and the grouchiness that results from the inevitable crash…

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