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Did You Know That Regularly Eating Processed Foods Can Shorten Your Life? May 31st, 2019

We all have those nights where we come home from a long day at work, too exhausted to even think about whipping up a kale salad. So, we reach for a quick microwave dinner or a convenient frozen pizza. Though this may be an okay thing to do occasionally, regularly...

How Stress Negatively Impacts Your Health and What You Can Do About It May 10th, 2019

Long commutes and even longer working days, pressure from family, raising kids, restless nights, and too little exercise. What do all these have in common? Stress. We’re surrounded by stress day in and day out. Unfortunately, the constant push and pull of chronic stress can negatively impact your health. From...

Understanding How Stem Cell Therapy Alleviates Joint Pain Apr 19th, 2019

The frustration that comes with chronic joint pain is considerable — not only does the pain hijack your overall well-being, but you’re also left with decreasing mobility and range of motion, essentially sidelining you from life. While there are effective treatments that can help you cope with the pain, they...

Finding the Best Source of Water Jan 14th, 2019

Finding the Best Source of Water These days water is something that many people take for granted. We are very used to being able to turn on the faucet in the kitchen or bathroom and having clean, safe water come right out. While this is an amazing amenity to have...

Organ Meats: A Nutrient Dense Traditional Food Jan 14th, 2019

Organ Meats: A Nutrient Dense Traditional Food  Unless you frequent a local butcher shop you are not likely to find an array of organ meats when you are out shopping. Most meat counters will not offer these nutrient dense foods. Organ meats have fallen out of favor in our Western...

Stay on Track for a Healthy Heart Dec 4th, 2018

Sticking to your new year’s resolution It’s officially the second week of 2018 and you’re probably well into working towards those new year’s resolutions. If your goals this year are to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight or watch what you eat, your diet is something that can make or...

How Much and What Type of Exercise Should You Do? Nov 5th, 2018

How Much and What Type of Exercise Should You Do? There is so much information about exercise out there today that it can be confusing to the average person who just trying to stay fit. Recommendations go back and forth between what type and how much exercise we should be...

Why You Should Love Dirt Nov 5th, 2018

Why You Should Love Dirt                 These days our environments have become very sterile and clean which is nice in some respects, but we need to ask ourselves what effect this has had on health. Certain molecules in dirt—such as fulvic and humic acids found in green clays—have been shown...

What You Eat Can Reduce Pain! Sep 20th, 2018

Top 5 Supplements for PainI have helped people with many different ailments and conditions, but as a Chiropractor what I see most is people who have pain of some form or another. While Chiropractic care is very good at treating musculoskeletal complaints, I have heard from multiple chiropractors that have...

Would you like to enjoy all your summer activities pain-free? Jul 17th, 2018

Would you like to enjoy all your summer activities pain-free? Introducing the John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach (JFB MFR) at Balance Wellspace What's that?! John Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR) is a type of hands-on therapy that works to release restrictions in your connective tissue or fascia. Fascia is a...

Blueberries: A Love Letter Jul 5th, 2018

Blueberries: A Love Letter Summer is upon us, the warmth has rolled in, the sun is beaming down, and conditions are perfect for the event of the year—blueberry season. Oh, is it just me who cares this much? Well I invite you to pour yourself a tall glass of water and...

Bringing up Low Testosterone Naturally Jun 13th, 2018

“Low T”I’d be surprised to come across someone who hadn’t heard the term “low T”. There are “low T” centers popping up all over the country and you hear advertisements targeted toward men about boosting their “T” on TV, radio, and billboards. I’m talking about the epidemic of low testosterone...

Do You Need Relief from Allergies? May 23rd, 2018

It’s spring! The time when grass grows, flowers bloom, and everything becomes green again. It’s a beautiful time of year. Unfortunately, for some people, it is also the time when allergies come back in full force. Many people think that they just have to wait until the pollen and other...

Arthritis can really have a negative effect on someone’s life, but there is good news May 9th, 2018

Arthritis  Arthritis is one of the most common complaints I hear from patients and it is a rapidly growing ailment in America. According to the CDC, from 2013- 2015, an estimated 54.4 million US adults (22.7%) annually had ever been told by a doctor that they had some form of arthritis,...

Stress Plays A Bigger Role In Your Health Than You Think Apr 18th, 2018

               Stress is something that everyone agrees attributes to poor health but people rarely do something about. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard patients so that they attribute their symptoms to how stressed they have been lately or that they only get a symptom when they...

Accountability is key when you are trying to get in shape Apr 2nd, 2018

Do you have fitness goals? Most people do, but lack the plan of attaining those goals in a timely manner. They start their journey and end up spinning their wheels and not really ever progressing. What happens then? They jump from program to program, trying everything they can to see...

Are the toxins in your environment causing your everyday annoying symptoms? Mar 20th, 2018

I can’t tell you how many times I hear patients come in and tell me that their allergies are bothering them as an explanation as to why they are stiffly and their sinuses are clogged. Most of them blame it on the seasons, or a certain season, but many times...

How to Heal Your Heart Feb 14th, 2018

Heart disease is one of the leading killers in the United States and in 2008 it was responsible for 25% of the deaths in this country. It has been atop our leading causes of death list since the 1950’s. This was also around the time when cholesterol was found clogged...

Slimming Up Without Hurting Your Back Jan 24th, 2018

 Putting Strength BACK Into Your Life                 We’ve all been there, waking up in the morning with that ache lingering in your lower back from who knows what. You wonder if it was from the way you fell asleep or something you did the prior day. In reality, your pain is...

Great recipe for everyone including people on HCG! Jan 22nd, 2018

Hello! I thought I’d put together a little blog post today to conquer the task of making phase 2 on our medical weight loss program a little more appealing. Honestly, there is only so much you can do with the food list on phase 2 and I tell patients all...

Hypothyroidism Epidemic Jan 10th, 2018

I want to bring awareness to the epidemic of thyroid issue we are seeing these days. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Women are five to eight times more likely than...

New Year's Resolutions - What Do You Want To Accomplish? Jan 3rd, 2018

Happy 2018!Real talk: It’s tough to stay motivated come mid-January when it comes to diet, nutrition, and exercise and weight loss. Think about what you’d like to accomplish — whether it’s losing weight, eating more whole foods, consuming less sugar, cooking regularly, or starting a new exercise plan — then...

Holiday Eating Tips! Dec 27th, 2017

The end of this calendar year is drawing upon us fast.  It can't mean anything else but the schedule of the coming weeks and months inevitably being filled with joyous family reunions, friendly get-togethers, and various company parties.It is indeed a beautiful period of time that most of us look...

Why I Became a Chiropractor Dec 13th, 2017

Recently, I was asked to write down why I chose to become a chiropractor and why I do what I do. I originally thought that it was a simple answer. However, the more I thought about it the more I realized that the answer to why I do what I...

The Dangers of Heavy Metals Nov 28th, 2017

One of the core imbalances in which I work with patients is ridding their body of toxins. There are different types of toxins, some of them are are non-persistent, easier for the body to get rid of, and some of them are persistent, very hard for the body to get...

Understanding Head Injuries Nov 15th, 2017

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s)                Injuries like concussions and TBI’s have seen a growing awareness in recent years. From the NFL instituting stricter diagnosis and recovery protocols, to the military identifying combat soldiers with them, to the movie Concussion starring Will Smith, to every parent worrying when their child...

High Fat Diet for Diabetics? Nov 8th, 2017

Did you know......?That when you have diabetes there are many ways to stabilize blood sugar in addition to medication.High fat diet - Now, I know what you're thinking. Isn't a high fat diet bad for our heart. The answer is no and a high fat diet is actually the best...

The Wonderful Molecule of Cholesterol Nov 1st, 2017

There is an extraordinarily large amount of misinformation about cholesterol and we need to set the story straight. To start with here are some interesting facts about this beautiful and vitally important molecule.Here are some facts about cholesterol:Cholesterol is the precursor to our sex hormones. This is why one of...

Cold Laser Therapy: Using laser light to expedite healing Aug 28th, 2017

When I began my practice, I made a commitment to bring the latest advances in healthcare available to my patients. Initially, I learned about Cold Laser Therapy from an existing patient. When I went to the seminar a few weeks ago, I was amazed at the research presented regarding this...

Is massage really a luxury? Aug 14th, 2017

Gone are the days when massage was considered a luxury. Today, massage has become a mainstream method of both natural healing and wellness. Physicians are prescribing various forms of massage therapy to compliment traditional medical treatment for stress relief, illness, injury and pain. In today's hectic, fast-paced and stress-filled world,...

Getting back to reality: Preventing injuries when you start back to the gym Jul 31st, 2017

For most of us, it is time to get back to the gym after a lengthy break. There are countless distractions that can make exercise fall to the bottom of our list of priorities, such as: vacations, travel, colds and flu, work or family crisis, etc. But it is time...

Pull your weeds, not your back Jul 27th, 2017

Over the past few years, I have seen my share of patients that have injured themselves while “just” working in the garden or yard. The common denominator that I have noticed is that these gardeners do not really understand the word moderation. They go out into the yard and return...

Was Mom really right? How good posture can mean healthy spines Jul 26th, 2017

I often hear patients say that they wish they had listened to their mom all those years ago. How many of you remember the words “stand tall with your shoulders back?” Well, there is some truth to that statement.Posture is the window to the spine. Poor posture can indicate there...

Decompression therapy: Non-surgical alternative for low back and neck pain Jun 2nd, 2017

Unfortunately, there are some patients that require more than chiropractic, physical therapy and medications to alleviate their pain. Some of you may have noticed the advertisements in the newspaper indicating that you should “call for your free report” on a non-surgical approach to back or neck pain. The program the...

Who needs chiropractic care? May 26th, 2017

The answer is simple: anyone who has an issue with posture and/or motion. Here are six tests that can be performed at home, which will demonstrate whether or not someone should consider chiropractic care:Posture Assessment: Have someone check your posture from the side. When you stand tall, your ears should...

Chiropractic and Ear Infections May 19th, 2017

The subject of ear infections is very close to me. I have personally suffered from ear infections for over 16 years, at a tune of approximately four times per year. Growing up in a medical-centered household, each infection brought me to the medical doctor or ENT specialist who prescribed antibiotics...