Probiotics (04/2024)

People take probiotics because they want to improve digestive health. Nutritional companies tout the benefits of their “perfect” strains of probiotics, with over 60 billion CFU (colony forming units). But there are no perfect strains due to the wide variability of gut flora from person to person. In reality, the effects of probiotics are very unpredictable.


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Low Cholesterol (03/2024)

Can cholesterol be too low? 
Yes. Cholesterol can become too low. However in our culture, with the predominant focus on elevated cholesterol, problems stemming from low cholesterol get very little attention.

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Swollen Ankles and Vitamin B6 (02/2024)

In the human body, ammonia is essential for making proteins and eliminating waste. However, a build up of ammonia can create water retention issues such as swollen limbs, bloating during periods, or any neurological symptoms.*

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Antibiotics (01/2024)

This winter, hospitalizations from COVID are far lower compared to January 2022, however many of us are still getting sick. In this newsletter I’ll provide tips to facilitate healing and stay healthy. 

Use Antibiotics Judiciously
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of antibiotic use in people is either not needed or not appropriate. While indicated for certain bacterial infections, antibiotics do not work on viruses

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The Liver (09/2023)

Most Americans associate liver health with alcohol, but are unaware of the vital role it plays on our health. It hasn’t always been that way however, in fact throughout history, different cultures have recognized the liver’s influence on both physical and emotional well-being. In ancient Greece, the liver was considered the seat of life and human feelings. The Germanic term “lifere” was initially connected to “life,” underscoring the relation of the liver to health and existence. Even today in Italy, when people are angered, they’ll often exclaim “mi fa venire un fegato grosso così!” which loosely translates to “you are making my liver big!”

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Shoulder Pain (06/2023)

Shoulder pain occurs in most people at some point in their life. It can be short-lived, lasting a day or two, or it can persist for weeks, months, even years. 

In searching for causes, people will usually associate their pain with certain activities, like lying on one side while sleeping, or using a mouse. Or perhaps the pain began after a brusque movement, like lifting a suitcase.

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Back Adjustments for Headaches? (05/2023)

As holistic practitioners, chiropractors evaluate patients knowing that "anything can cause anything."  We recognize for example, that misaligned bones in the foot can cause neck problems, or that misaligned neck vertebrae correspond to differences in leg length

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Thyroid (03/2023)

Most thyroid problems are a result of autoimmunity. More specifically, when the body’s immune system becomes over-responsive, it begins to attack its own tissue. This condition is known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. 


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Insomnia part 2 (02/2023)

Insomnia part 2

My previous newsletter provides practical advice on dealing with insomnia. This newsletter continues the discussion, listing some of the most common causes of insomnia. 


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Insomnia (01/2023)

Insomnia part 1

Do you have trouble getting restful sleep? You’re not alone. According to the American Sleep Association, 50-70 million US adults from some form of insomnia. 

Insomnia is generally defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, but it also includes waking too early in the morning and not feeling refreshed.  

For some, insomnia is sporadic. Others suffer a predictable, dreadful pattern. Whatever the case, it is imperative to get regular, restful sleep so your body can heal itself and prevent sickness.

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