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12 Facts on What Sugar Does to Your Body

Sugar The average American consumes 31 teaspoons per day! Here's what it does to your body:
Blocks Serotonin (needed for proper sleep)Uses up valuable citamins and minerals (Vitamins B & C, Calcium & etc.)Causes dramatic rise and fall of insulin levelsLeads to poor dental healthIncreases the risk factors for heart diseaseMay contribute to ADHD in 20% of childrenLowers zinc levels which can contribute to learning disabilities & sexual dysfunctionFerments in the intestines preventing a good immune responseIncreases inflammation & insulin levelsH. Pylori attacks when the stomach is lined with the wrong sugarGall stones indicate that you are making too much insulin Excess insulin irritates the artery walls causing them to go into spasm which can result in high blood pressure.
Chiropractic is a major part of a healthy lifestyle, so is nutrition. Did you know we do nutrition consultations in the office? We want to get you on the healthiest track of your life! Give a call to…

10 Tips to Optimize Your Sleep

Sleep in complete darkness or as close to it as possible. even the tiniest bit of light in the room can disrupt your internal clock and your pineal gland's production of melatonin and serotonin. Keep the temperature in your bedroom no higher than 70 degrees F. When you sleep, your body's internal temperature drops to its lowest level, generally about four hours after you fall asleep. Scientists believe a cooler bedroom may therefore be most conductive to sleep, since it mimics your body's natural temperature drop.Move alarm clocks and other electrical devices away from your bed. If these devices must be used, keep them as far away from your bed as possible, preferably at least 3 feet.Avoid using loud alarm clocks. It is very stressful on your body, to be suddenly jolted awake. If you are regularly getting enough sleep, an alarm may be even unnecessary.Reserve your bed for sleeping. If you are used to watching TV or doing work in bed, you may find it harder to relax and dri…
Five Reason to Reconsider the Flu Shots For Your Child Here are five major reasons why this government push to vaccinate virtually all children with a yearly flu vaccine is so reprehensible:
The majority of flu shots contain 25 micro-grams of Mercury, an amount considered unsafe for anyone weighing less than 550 pounds! And which groups are most sensitive to the neurological damage that has been associated with mercury? Infants, children and the elderly. A study published in the issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that vaccinating young children against the flu appeared to have no impact on flu-related doctor visits or hospitalizations during two flu seasons. At first glance, the data did suggest that children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years derived some protection from the vaccine in these years. But after adjusting for potential relevant variables, the researchers concluded that "significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demo…

Take a Deep Breath

Want to boost your health? Here's a simple solution: Take a breath. Your lungs are larger at the bottom than the top, but most Americans are "top breathers." We live on shallow breaths which limit the diaphragm's range of motion which can make you feel anxious & tension.

Learn to breathe from the gut. You know you are breathing correctly - from your diaphragm - if you see your stomach move in and out. If the only thing that moves or expands is your chest, then you are still taking only shallow breaths. 

Deep breathing literally massages and moves the soft internal organs inside your rib cage, allowing your lymphatic system to rid itself of collected toxins. Only deep breathing allows you to tap this bonus power in your lower lungs. Not surprisingly, it can slow the heartbeat and lower or stabilize your blood pressure. Also singers, stage performers, broadcast announcers, and professional athletes pay great sums to voice and dialogue coaches to learn how to breathe …