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The Healing Benefits of Natural Essential Oils

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In today's fast-paced world, many people are seeking natural remedies to alleviate stress, promote relaxation, and support overall well-being. Essential Oils derived from plants have gained popularity as powerful tools for healing and enhancing health.

These concentrated plant extracts have been used for centuries in various cultures for their therapeutic properties. We will explore the healing benefits of essential oils and how they can be incorporated into your daily life.

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Smart Grocery Shopping, the Path to Savings and Health

In today's fast-paced world, where time and money are valuable, adopting smart grocery shopping habits can have a significant impact on both your wallet and your well-being.

Smart grocery shopping isn't just about grabbing items off the shelves; it involves careful planning, mindful choices, and a commitment to making informed decisions.

Let's explore why smart grocery shopping is essential for your health, budget, and the environment.

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Plant-Based Protein: A Sustainable Choice for Your Health and the Planet

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In recent years, the shift towards healthier and more environmentally conscious lifestyles has led to a surge in interest in plant-based diets. One cornerstone of these diets is plant-based protein, which offers a plethora of advantages that extend beyond just personal health. From reducing the carbon footprint to supporting overall well-being, plant-based protein is a sustainable choice that benefits both individuals and the planet.

Nutritional Excellence

Plant-based proteins, derived from sources such as legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, and even vegetables, offer a diverse array of essential nutrients. Unlike some animal proteins that may come with saturated fats and cholesterol, plant-based proteins are typically low in unhealthy fats, making them heart-friendly options. They are also naturally rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to overall well-being. Quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, and chia seeds are just a few examples of plant-based protein sources that provide a wide range of nutrients.

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The Remarkable Benefits of Exercise and Stretching for Back Pain Relief

Back pain is an all-too-common issue that affects millions of people worldwide, impeding their daily activities and diminishing their quality of life. While many individuals resort to medication or temporary remedies, an effective and sustainable solution lies in the powerful combination of exercise and stretching.

Strengthening the Core

A strong core can help lessen back pain. Exercise, particularly core-strengthening workouts, helps engage and tone the muscles that support the spine. By building a strong core, the load on the spine is better distributed, reducing the strain on the lower back and promoting better posture.

Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion

Stretching plays a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing flexibility and range of motion. A flexible body is less prone to injury and helps prevent the development of muscle imbalances, which can lead to back pain. Regular stretching exercises, such as yoga or Pilates, can target tight muscles and contribute to improved spinal mobility.

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Fitness in the Golden Years: The Remarkable Benefits for Seniors

As we journey through life, there's one thing that remains constant—change. The passage of time may bring with it some physical and mental challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to embrace new habits that can significantly enhance our well-being.

For seniors, staying physically active through fitness is not just an option; it's a gateway to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. In this blog, we'll explore the myriad benefits of fitness for seniors and why it's never too late to embark on this life-changing journey.

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Embrace Wellness: The Wonderful Benefits of Drinking Herbal Tea

In today's fast-paced world, finding moments of tranquility and rejuvenation is crucial for maintaining our overall well-being. One delightful and time-honored way to achieve this is through the consumption of herbal tea. Herbal tea, crafted from a diverse range of plant infusions, offers not only a delightful and comforting beverage experience but also a multitude of health benefits. From soothing the mind to boosting the immune system, let's explore the wonderful advantages of incorporating herbal tea into your daily routine.

1. A Calming and Relaxing Ritual

Sipping a cup of herbal tea can be a therapeutic ritual, allowing you to pause, reflect, and unwind. Many herbal teas, such as chamomile, lavender, and passionflower, possess natural sedative properties that promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety. These calming effects can help improve the quality of your sleep, resulting in a refreshed mind and body.

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Back Braces Can Help Your Back Pain

Back braces or supports are devices that fit around the area of pain which can include areas of your mid to low back to the sacrum. Back braces can come in a variety of different sizes and styles and for all levels of back pain and discomfort.

The compression strap that is tightened around the area of the back provides stabilization around the area of discomfort or pain and protects the inflamed area, and/or damaged joint or soft tissue. Back braces also take the stress off your back to prevent pain, prevent painful motion, and help injured areas to heal.

Back braces are effective in providing some relief from back pain to help you get through your day.

Back braces can:

  • Improve Posture
  • Provide Back Support
  • Strengthen Back Muscles

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Do You Need To Take Protein Powder?

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Protein is one of the building blocks of bone, muscle, and skin. Protein powders are nutritional supplements that help with muscle growth and repair, boost enzyme and hormone production and aid in weight loss.

Protein is taken from animal or plant-based sources. Naturally occurring carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and fiber are often removed, while supplementary nutrients, herbs, and even sweeteners may be added to the powder.

Protein supplementation may not be necessary for the average person, but it has shown to be helpful for those people who exercise and are looking to enhance muscle growth.

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15 Ways to be Happier!

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Are you looking to boost your happiness levels and improve your overall well-being? You're not alone. Many people seek ways to increase their happiness, but it can be challenging to know where to start.

Whether you're feeling down and need a pick-me-up or simply want to enhance your overall happiness, keep reading to discover 15 ways to be happier. We hope that these tips will inspire you to make positive changes in your life and experience greater levels of joy and fulfillment.

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4 Tips for Becoming Your Own Health Advocate

By Jennifer McGregor

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Do you feel a sense of dread when you have to make a doctor’s appointment? Are you worried about being brushed off or misunderstood by your providers? The healthcare system is flawed, and it can be intimidating to find caring professionals who will listen to your concerns.

If your fear of doctors is scarier than the potentially dangerous condition you need to address, this outlines some ways you can practice self-advocacy and take more control of your healthcare management.

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Lifestyle remedies for chronic pain


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Natural lifestyle remedies are a great addition to add to your daily life.

  • Chiropractic
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Art and music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Exercise

Dealing with chronic pain

There is no one-stop cure for Chronic pain but the condition can be managed using a combination of therapies that work best for you. You can try different things and listen to your body and make it something active.

It is known that physical pain can trigger emotional pain. Chronic pain is known to increase stress so using emotional skills can help you cope with additional stress related to your condition.

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Become Healthier and More Confident With Better Posture

by Jennifer McGregor

Your body is made to stand straight. This is why you start getting back and neck pain when you slouch and keep your head down, staring at your phone or tablet. Bad posture leads to your back becoming rounded and puts stress and strain on your spine.

Our internal organs were meant to function in a body that sits and stands straight as well as opening your chest to allow you to breathe properly. With all the reasons that it’s important to stand and sit straight, it’s time now to start thinking about good posture.

Start Now to Improve Your Posture

Good posture is a position in which your body is in alignment and well-balanced. To maintain good posture, your shoulders, ears, hips, and ankles should be aligned, while your head should be balanced upright on top of your spine. Your feet should be flat on the floor with your weight evenly distributed on both legs while your knees are comfortable and slightly bent. It’s important to keep from leaning forward or backward.

When your shoulders are properly held back, you’re opening your chest, allowing you to breathe more easily and effectively giving yourself more energy and reducing your chances for stress and anxiety.

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Getting started with exercise

From the NIH archives (National Institute of Health)

Your primary care provider can help you with getting started with exercise. Even if you have some health limitations and cannot do all forms of exercise, there are still exercises that you can do that are safe and beneficial. To learn more, contact us at the office.

Your doctor can help you get moving again

Exercise and physical activity are great for your mental and physical health and help keep you independent as you age. Here are a few things you may want to keep in mind when beginning to exercise.

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What is a healthy weight?

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A healthy weight is a weight that lowers your risk for health problems. For most people, body mass index (BMI) and waist size are good ways to tell if they are at a healthy weight.

But reaching a healthy weight isn't just about reaching a certain number on the scale or a certain BMI. Having healthy eating and exercise habits is very important.

If you want to get to a healthy weight and stay there, healthy lifestyle changes will work better than dieting. Reaching a certain number on the scale is not as important as having a healthy lifestyle.

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Exercise and Chiropractic Care

By Edwin Chun, D.C. - Chiropractor, Lifestyle Nutritionist

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Exercise is such a great prescription for better health that many times we just want to keep going with it. But pain with exercise is very common and it’s a topic that comes up in discussion in my office with my patients and their continued CHIROPRACTIC care.

Having over 3 years of experience as a master-level personal trainer in addition to my chiropractic training has helped me to determine when it’s important to listen to pain signals from your body when working out.

Certain kinds of pain can be normal when performing exercises, but they need to be specified, as pain is a broad concept, and is different to each person. Things like exhaustion, discomfort, and soreness in recovery are very normal with vigorous workouts. The degree of any of these types of pain is important to monitor and should be something for each individual to determine if it’s normal for their experience.

For example, a long-distance runner is going to be able to run many miles and be ok with the soreness afterwards but that would not be right for someone just starting out, especially if they are older. However, if that long distance runner suddenly notices an increase in the amount of their normal day to day pains related to exercise that would be a signal to get it checked out.

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