October is National Chiropractic Month and today, October 16, 2019 is World Spine Day! I’ve been intending to get back to posting online and today seems like the perfect day to start. This also marks the 1 month anniversary (or maybe monthiversary) of opening my new practice in Lindon, Utah! I love being here and I’m so grateful for the office I was blessed to find. If you haven’t yet, please visit our new Photo Gallery to see picture of the new office. Feel free to let us know what you think.
I love being a chiropractor and find great joy in helping others to feel better and improve their quality of life, through the work that I do. It is often miraculous and always amazing to me when patients come in with serious issues and leave feeling relief of pain and improved function. … More Happy World Spine Day
Breathing is an essential function for life; if you stop breathing for long enough, you stop living. Yet, not only is breathing important, but your method or manner of breathing is crucial too. In many country’s health practices, breath training is an integral element; such as in Ayurveda, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and most martial arts. However, in the United States, we don’t really think or talk much about it. Certainly no one teaches us “how” to breathe (unless they are trained in and/or teaching one of these practices). When patients come to see me, especially with lower back pain, I often train them in Diaphragmatic Breathing as a preparation to training their abdominal muscles (the main stabilizers of the upper body). So, why is breathing (or more specifically, how we breathe) so important? … More Just Breathe…
In my church, we are encouraged to fast (or refrain from eating and drinking) for a 24 hour period once a month. Generally, we hold this fast on the first Sunday of the month and each person can chose to participate or not. We do this for spiritual reasons, but the research in recent years have confirmed that there are definite health benefits from periodic fasting.
There are many ways to fast and lots of variety in the actual thing that is abstained from. According to Rachael Link, MS, RD in her July 30, 2018 article entitled 8 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed by Science on healthline.com, fasting is defined as “the abstinence from all or some foods or drinks for a set period of time” and “there are many different ways of fasting.” She continues, “In general, most types of fasts are performed over 24–72 hours.” … More Is Fasting Beneficial?