Is Fasting Beneficial?

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?

So what’s so great about celery?

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted and I’m easing back into it with something simple celery.  Long crunchy stalks of celery can be very satisfying to eat, but they’re just “empty calories”, right? Not so, says the research team at Designs for Health. In an article posted last week, team members noted:

“If there’s one food at the intersection of Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, low carb, ketogenic, kosher, halal, and low-calorie diets, it’s celery. For something that’s mostly water, celery has a lot going for it. It’s nutritious, delicious, inexpensive, and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. It may not be the kind of nutrient-packed “superfood” liver, shellfish, or spinach are, but it’s time for celery to move beyond its reputation as … More So what’s so great about celery?

Curcumin improves memory and mood

As a follow up to last weeks post about curcumin, as well as past posts on memory, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. This week I’m sharing an article published on the University of California’s website today,  by Leigh Hopper (UCLA). In the article Hopper sites research published last week in the The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry which examined the effects a curcumin supplement on … More Curcumin improves memory and mood

Happy New Year!

I did not post anything least week. In the interest of “peace on earth” I refrained from posting. With 2018 in full swing, I thought we’d start out the new year with something to help you accomplish at least one of your New Years resolutions. To exercise or get in better shape! This is a simple challenge from our friends at WebExercises and encompasses a 4 week challenge … More Happy New Year!

’tis the season to be “snotty”

Last week, I shared info on some great acupressure points on the ear. I told you how I had started to feel a little congested and the sinus and throat point opened me up. Well, unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and a full-on cold virus infection ensued. Sometimes doctors take the worst care of themselves and I’ve just been dealing with the symptoms of this infection and not doing anything about it. When I read this excellent article this morning from Forbes Middle East, it reminded me of how important it is for me to get adjusted regularly … More ’tis the season to be “snotty”

Easy Reflexology/ Acupressure

I am so impressed by how “little” things can make such a BIG difference in our lives. As a chiropractor, I get to see big changes in my patients from just the small things I do for them in the office. We see even bigger changes when the patients do exercises, or other activities that I have taught them to do, on their own. I love things like in this video below from Ayurveda by Curejoy. The video shows several simple acupressure points on the ear, that you can activate with a basic clothespin, to provide relief of symptoms in various parts of your body. I was having a lot of sinus congestion and post-nasal drip irritating my throat. I just held … More Easy Reflexology/ Acupressure

Goodbye Movember

Well, Movember is over and Christmas is just around the corner. I did pretty well with my beard growth, resisting the temptation to trim (even around the lips). As promised, here are some pictures of my beard in all of its glory. I know I’m not much to look at, but the beard turned out pretty good. I have also learned that there are some ways to raise money during Movember, to help raise awareness of men’s health issues. The Movember Foundation has a website where … More Goodbye Movember

Thank You Gold’s Gym

I had a great time last night at Gold’s Gym Arcadia! I began a marketing campaign their this month. My ad is being shown on the 20+ screens in the gym, I have my rack cards on display in the lounge area, and once or twice a month I get to be in the gym to promote my practice. I spent 3+ hours there last night demonstrating IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) vs traditional Massage. I met a lot of great people and was able to demonstrate the technique on many of them. Check out … More Thank You Gold’s Gym

Top Doc Q & A

Many people think that chiropractors are not “real” doctors and that all they do is “crack the back”.  However, the modern chiropractic education is quite similar to that of medical doctors (though they focus on different things). In most states, chiropractors as licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat all conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

I have recently signed-up with a website called … More Top Doc Q & A