text neck

Text Neck and other Cell Phone Use Pain

Have you heard the term “text neck?” Do you have it? What is Text Neck? “Text neck” is a term that has been coined to describe the posture formed by leaning forward for prolonged periods, for example when viewing a cellphone while reading and texting. This can cause stress injuries and pain.  This posture often […]
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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury: Your body is not meant to run on a loop

Are you heading toward repetitive strain injury (RSI) with your habits or lifestyle? RSI is a medical term for damage to tissues caused by repeated physical actions. These actions are often work-related, such as typing or performing manual labor. The pain generally occurs in the upper body. Modern technology has caused an upswing in cases […]
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Fad Diets

Diet Misinformation: The Skinny on Fad Diets

It seems like every few months we are being bombarded with information on new fad diets. At least they aren’t touting the “grapefruit diet” anymore, but it can be really confusing to wade through so much information. (Spoiler alert: Grapefruit does not burn fat) Many of these diets promise unrealistic weight-loss and don’t take into […]
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back pain

Early Warning Signs of Back Pain

Back pain is something that most of us have experienced from time to time. Sometimes we know exactly what causes it and maybe we even ignore that. However, our bodies are always giving us clues and trying to tell us things if we are willing to listen. Back pain is not something that you have […]
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Food allergies. Chalkboard sign that reads Food Allergies with food around it

Sneaky Food Allergies: not so obvious food stressors

Most food allergies are caused by eight foods: cow’s milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, soy, and wheat. Unlike food intolerances, food allergies are caused by your immune system incorrectly identifying some of the proteins in food as harmful. Not all food allergies and sensitivities are immediate or obvious. If they were, it would be so much […]
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Zone 3 The Nervous System

Zone 3: The Nervous System

The Nervous System is the highway of the body. Dr. Thurman Fleet taught the following – “there are only six kinds of disturbances that can affect the human body. These are GLANDULAR, ELIMINATIVE, NERVOUS, DIGESTIVE, MUSCULAR, and CIRCULATORY. All diseased conditions, aches and pains, and other discomforts experienced by the body can be attributed to […]
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chronic stress

Acute Versus Chronic Stress

Stress is generally associated with negative thoughts and feelings. Chronic stress (long-term) can be quite bad for our health. However, acute, (short-term stress) can actually be helpful. Helpful Benefits of Acute Stress Acute stress motivates us to get things done on time, win the race, finish the project, take a risk, or make a leap. […]
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chiropractic care for college students