(Article) 5 Reasons to Get Regular Chiropractic Adjustments

BY BRIGITTE CUTSHALL

Chiropractic is based on the principle that spinal joint misalignment can interfere with the nervous system, which can result in lower resistance to disease and other conditions that can diminish your health. Chiropractors focus on the overall health of the patient and provide natural treatments that rely on the body’s innate ability to recuperate. They also recognize that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and genetics. Chiropractors will recommend changes in lifestyle that affect those factors. In many instances, they will refer you to or consult with other health practitioners.

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

BY ROB GREENSTEIN

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

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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.