(Article) Why You Should Start Every Morning With Apple Cider Vinegar


Most people make a beeline to their coffee maker after waking. However, what if it was possible to significantly improve your health with a one-minute morning ritual that could be performed while your coffee is brewing? The only caveat is that this ritual may cause you to make some funny, puckered-up faces. Still interested?

The Morning Tonic You’ve Long Desired:

We’re talking about  apple cider vinegar. This vinegar is lauded by nutritionists and doctors across the globe for good reason. It does a little bit of everything for the human body. Perhaps you are on the prowl for a means of beautifying and strengthening your hair. Or maybe you are looking for a way to fend off allergies. Some desire a healthier digestive system. Apple cider vinegar helps in all these areas  and in many  more. Read the full article.

(Article) You Absolutely Need to Stop Wearing Shoes in Your House

There may be no marker of modern civilization quite like the shoe: not only does it make clopping around our cemented world significantly more tolerable (and less dangerous), but it also serves as an indicator of our sensibilities, our profession, our sense of style. You can tell a lot by the shoes people wear from the type of work they do to their income levels, even their political standings. And there’s something else shoes can tell us: whether or not we’re at risk of serious health issues.

A recent study out of the University of Houston found that 39 percent of shoe soles sampled were contaminated with the bacteria C. diff(Clostridium difficile), a public health threat that is now resistant to a number of antibiotics. C. diff infections can cause severe diarrhea that may progress to colon inflammation and more serious health issues, especially if it does not respond to antibiotic treatment. Read More

Learn more about C difficile Colitis

Healthy Eating Resources

Healthy Eating Resources | Test your knowledge of the five food groups.For all of us, eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. It’s important to remember that all food and beverage choices count. The ChooseMyPlate.gov website offers ideas and tips to help you improve your health. The new MyPlate quizzes are another tool to use to help move yourself – or others – in the right direction.

Test your knowledge of the five food groups.

After you’ve tested you food group knowledge take a look at these other resources.

3 trends worth tapping into – Activity trackers, farmers’ markets, and mindfulness aren’t just passing fancies. They can help you develop beneficial health habits. Read more.

Everything You Eat And Drink Matters – Focus On Variety, Amount, And Nutrition Read More.

The Glycemic Index is a system built by scientists and dieticians. The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrates only on a scale from 0 to 100, according to the degree to which the food will raise your blood sugar levels after consuming the food. For diabetics and others looking to eat healthy the Glycemis Index is an important tool. See Our Glycemic Index page for more information.

Why People Fail at Weight Loss –  It is estimated that 92% of Americans who go onto a diet put the weight back on again within 12 months of getting off their diet. Read More.

VIDEO: Custom Fit Orthotics

Watch as Dr Burdell and his patient Darlene tell you about their experience with Dr Carlone of Custom Orthotic Solutions and custom fit orthotics. Your feet are the foundation of your body. If you have “bad feet” they could lead to a lot of other problems. Taking care of your feet will put you on the path to wellness.

Dr Burdell is committed to finding more than just “cookie cutter” solution for your problems. A Wellness Screening is the first step, and Dr. Burdell will work with you to find the solution that is right for you and your body. Wellness does not come in a one-size-fits-all box. In his office the doctor may use a computer scanner to custom fit orthotics from Foot Levelers for you, or like with Darlene, he may decide to refer you to a specialist. Problems in the feet can lead to problems in the knees, hips, back and shoulders. If you have been having pain in one of these area call us today for an appointment 541.223.5331 and let us put you back on the path to wellness.

Why custom? Generic, off-the-shelf inserts risk worsening your symptoms because they address only general conditions, and with questionable results. Your feet are as unique as your fingerprints. Only Foot Levelers custom-made orthotics are built specifically to meet your individual feet, body and health needs.


Ultimate Focus & Relaxation: A Brain Defying Supplement*

Too Much Stress & AnxietyMillions of children are being diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, meaning they have an inability to focus and concentrate at school. This not only impedes their ability to learn and develop into becoming stellar students, but many times they can become disruptive to the people around them. This can create problems in the classroom, and with their friends and family.

Similarly, there are millions of people who are stressed and anxious every day with financial, business and personal issues. This not only stops them from being productive at work, but can also create major health and mental functioning problems.

depressedPeople who experience such challenges will typically reach out to some form of medication that in many instances becomes addictive, but can also come with unhealthy side effects.

In both instances, the root cause of the problem is never being addressed while people become addicted to medication that can be harmful.

Ultimate Focus and Relaxation is an all-natural and safe product, to help you focus and. By balancing neurotransmitters people can immediately see effect in a non-addictive manner.*

Benefits* Include:

  • Promotes Better Cognitive Function & Brain Health
  • Fortifies & Strengthens Natural Brain Function
  • Enhances the Body’s Natural Energy Stores
  • Protects & Supports Neuronal Networking
  • Boosts the Body’s Immune System
  • Increases Focus, Concentration & Relaxation
  • Relieve Stress by Having Relaxing Effect

Learn more about Ultimate Focus and Relaxation.

Get started with a WICO® is a wellness score. Come in and get your access code to take the WICO® health quiz. Here is how it works: You go to www.WICO.us and enter an access code we provide, so you don’t have to pay the $75 cost of taking the questionnaire. Once all the questions are answered you will immediately see your WICO® Wellness Score, afterward, you will setup a consultation with our office; where Dr. Burdell will review with you the 15 functional health conditions, while explaining why you may have certain functional imbalances and how you can correct them.

Plus you’ll get 2 entries** to our Reno/Tahoe Vacation giveaway after your consultation.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.
This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

**For a limited time.

Why People Fail at Weight Loss

Wico Weight LossIt is estimated that 92% of Americans who go onto a diet put the weight back on again within 12 months of getting off their diet. There are 4 reasons why this is so:

  1. People never learn correct food habits so they ultimately go back to their old unhealthy eating habits.
  2. When losing weight, people lose muscle mass which is their body’s calorie burning engine. This is the worst step people interested in losing weight can take, as they will lower their resting metabolic rate of how many calories they burn on a daily basis.
  3. Functional health imbalances such a thyroid problem or liver toxicity or digestion problem is not addressed, which is why many times people put the weight back again even after they have lost their weight.
  4. People feel hungry, have cravings, low energy and mental alertness when they go onto a diet and therefore give up, becoming disillusioned about losing weight.

The only program that addresses all these issues is the TRANSFORMATIONS-360 Program. Find out how it works to see why all of the above concerns are addressed.

Get started with a WICO® is a wellness score. Come in and get your access code to take the WICO® health quiz. Here is how it works: You go to www.WICO.us and enter an access code we provide, so you don’t have to pay the $75 cost of taking the questionnaire. Once all the questions are answered you will immediately see your WICO® Wellness Score, afterward, you will setup a consultation with our office; where Dr. Burdell will review with you the 15 functional health conditions, while explaining why you may have certain functional imbalances and how you can correct them.

Plus you’ll get 2 entries* to our Reno/Tahoe Vacation giveaway after your consultation.

*For a limited time.

(VIDEO) Go4Life Exercises from the National Institute On Aging

Designed for older adults, this Go4Life playlist includes flexibility exercises that can be done at home, at work, at the gym—almost anywhere. Trainer Sandy Magrath demonstrates the exercises and provide tips to motivate viewers, especially older adults, to be more physically active. These videos are designed to go alone with the guide, Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

The Go4Life website is full of information on nutrition, exercise and motivation. You can begin to live at healthy life at any age! Almost anyone, at any age, can safely do some kind of exercise and physical activity. The exercises on Go4Life are especially designed with safety in mind so that “you can be active even if you have a long-term condition, like heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis. Staying safe while you exercise is always important, whether you’re just starting a new activity or you haven’t been active for a long time.” This playlist is a great routine to start with if you are beginning your journey to health and wellness.

Remember to talk with your healthcare provider if you experience any new symptoms after starting an exercise routine. Check out this page for more information.

More Resources:

What’s Your Aging IQ?

Age of Champions, the award-winning PBS documentary

Myths About Exercise and Older Adults – WebMD

(VIDEO) Chiropractors treat more than back pain

Chiropractors treat more than back pain… A great video from BC Chiropractic, as part of their Let’s Talk Back series.

It’s true! Chiropractors like Dr. Burdell treat so much more than back pain. Because the spine is core to your nervous system, spinal problems can cause disturbance or disruption in any system of your body. Our wellness approach looks for the underlying causes, (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time.) This is why we have our patients complete Wellness Screening and a stress survey before we begin treatment. The information they provide plus a consultation at our office will determine the best course of action to get your body balanced and healthy.

If your life is disrupted by pain- in the back, neck, head, or limbs, chiropractic care can help you feel like yourself again. Injuries to the spine can happen at any stage of life and the reasons vary from traumatic injury, like a car crashes, to overuse in the workplace, or even chronic illness. Don’t live with the pain. Make an appointment today! 541.223.5331

Building a strong core can help you prevent back injuries. Try one of these workouts- (VIDEO) Quick Back Workout, Yoga Warm-Up, and one of our office favorites 2 min Yoga for a Healthy Back. Patients can also ask us for a copy of Back Care Yoga.

Also remember to lift heavy item properly, bend your knees and keep your back straight. This way, your leg muscles will do most of the work.

More Information:

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury – The Mayo Clinic

Prevent Back Pain – Health Finder


(Article) Migraines: 8 Things Everyone Needs to Know

1. “Migraine” is not synonymous with “bad headache.”

If a person has a bad headache, they do not automatically have a migraine. Migraine is a neurological disorder that 12% of Americans1 have and research increasingly shows that it is genetic. When someone “has a migraine,” they are experiencing an attack of this neurological disorder. If someone does not have the underlying neurological disorder, it is impossible for them to have a migraine attack… Read the full post.

2. Head pain is not the only symptom of migraine.

3. For 90% of people with migraine, attacks are disabling.

4. Painkillers are not a panacea.

5. A migraine is not over when the most painful phase passes.

6. During a migraine, thinking and finding words are difficult, decision-making ability is impaired, and a person can be extremely irritable.

7. People who have migraine are not more stressed out than those without migraine.

8. Lifestyle changes are often beneficial for people with migraine, but they aren’t always sufficient.

Please read the full article for more information.

If you are having migraines or any type of chronic headache you should have them evaluated. Our Wellness Screening is designed to identify key areas that are out of balance in your body. We will help you create and manage goals for your health and wellness to help you to avoid or interrupt the downward spiral of chronic pain and disease. Early detection, identification and solution based intervention is a critical key to long term wellness. Give us a call (541.223.5331) for a consultation.

MigrainesMore Information:

Migraine Phases – Migraine.com

18 Signs You’re Having a Migraine – Health Magazine

Migraine Information – The Mayo Clinic

Excedrin Coupons – Excedrin.com

(Article) What you need to know about Zika virus

What you need to know about Zika virus

By – John Ross, MD, FIDSA, Contributing Editor for Harvard Health Publications
Until recently, Zika was an obscure virus, confined to equatorial Africa and Asia, and known only to specialists in tropical medicine. It was discovered in 1947, when scientists studying yellow fever in the Zika Forest of Uganda stumbled on a previously unknown virus in a feverish rhesus monkey. In 1958, it was shown that Zika is primarily spread by the bite of the Aedes mosquito…

The vast majority of people with Zika virus are not very sick. In fact, most have no symptoms at all…

In those who do get symptoms, the most common finding is an itchy red rash. Fever, headache, joint and muscle pains, and inflamed eyes are also frequent. People typically recover in 2 to 7 days, and death is rare… READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

Key facts from WHO

  • Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
  • People with Zika virus disease usually have symptoms that can include mild fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days.
  • There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available.
  • The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites.
  • The virus is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
  • Full Fact Sheet on the Zika Virus

More Info:
What the rise of Zika (and other viruses) might tell us about our planet – Harvard Health Publications
4 ways to protect your family from mosquitoes – Harvard Health Publications
Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses – CDC
Mosquito Bite Prevention – CDC