2014 October
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2014 October

Your Shield Against Illness

Girl shielding her face

One of the ways your body protects itself is through a healthy immune system. Your immune system is your body’s defense system. It defends your body against germs, bacteria and other harmful microbes.

Your immune system sends out specific cells, like phagocytes, to fight against unwelcome guests. For example, if you get a cold (runny nose, fever, etc.), phagocytes will attack the invading germs causing the problem, keeping you strong and healthy.

When your immune system constantly works overtime, it can become compromised. When your immune system is compromised, your body’s ability to bounce back slows down. This is where chiropractic comes in. Chiropractic helps keep your spine healthy and the nervous system it protects.

Most people are surprised to learn that their nervous system helps control and regulate their immune system. Talk to us today about how you can achieve greater well-being through a healthy immune system.

What You Need to Know About Scoliosis

Curved spine

Scoliosis is when the spine deviates or curves abnormally from side to side. It most commonly affects adolescents between 10 and 15 years old. Research shows that scoliosis is more common in girls than boys.

Scoliosis can affect a youngster’s posture, produce uneven shoe wear and cause ill-fitting clothing. Often one shoulder can be higher than the other, along with an uneven pelvis.

Neglected, the abnormal sideways curves may cause abnormal function of internal organs and changes in muscle tissue.

Can chiropractic help? Find out. Recovery is based on many factors, but we’ve seen many cases resolve with conservative chiropractic care.

Our all-natural approach may help prevent drastic surgical measures in which steel rods are implanted to straighten the spine.

Do you have a child showing the early signs of scoliosis? Give us a call to schedule a thorough examination.

Chiropractic adjustments, combined with rehab activities and exercises have shown promising results.

Make Your Food Better

Dropping salad into a bowl

A few simple changes in your kitchen can lead to some big changes in how you look and feel. Try some of these:

Avocado instead of mayo. Avocado is an easy, delicious and much healthier condiment substitution.

Grill or bake instead of frying. Spare the oil and cleanup by cooking “cleaner” without sacrificing taste.

Don’t buy it. Leave the simple carbs and sugary, processed foods at the supermarket so they don’t tempt you in your cupboard.

Season for taste. Try garlic and different spices to season your food. When adding salt, use natural sea salts.

Use smaller plates. You’ll eat less and feel more satisfied.

Eat as early as possible. Give yourself more time to burn off and digest your dinner before heading to bed.

A little effort may produce big results. You can do it! And remember we have many more health and wellness tips. Just ask!