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Date: June 10, 2019 | Time: 8:38am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

After teaching Anatomy and Physiology for nearly ten years one concept I've come to own is that the body is very smart and nothing happens accidentally and no part is without its purpose. For this reason, it's always bothered me when body parts are treated as inconsequential and removed without much consideration of the purpose or importance of that part. A recent study has brought new respect to one of these parts - the tonsils and researchers are.... <view entire article>

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Date: June 3, 2019 | Time: 11:53am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In our office, we strive to provide strategies for peoples' health goals in addition to relief of symptoms and physical complaints. What I've seen is that most people haven't developed any formal health goals, but when they consider this for even a few minutes most peoples' intentions and aspirations are the same. Around 80% of those asked state that they'd like to lose weight and begin exercising more. If so many agree that this is what they.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 28, 2019 | Time: 1:05pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

With summer coming into full force, it's an appropriate time to discuss the sun and vitamin D. While the amount is still being debated, it appears that the daily recommended amount of vitamin D has nearly doubled as compared to previously thought. And everyone agrees that the best source of vitamin D is that which is released naturally by the skin in response to safe exposure to the sun. Most people recognize the importance of vitamin D.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 7:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Even though they are considered standard procedure for all women over 50 years of age, the use of mammograms are associated with controversy and admitted flaws. The use of low level radiation for early detection of breast cancer is the rationale for routine mammography exams. This rationale seems reasonable since, unlike most cancers, the incidence of breast cancer is down almost 30% since 1990. Nevertheless, breast cancer is still the number one cancer for women. Given.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 13, 2019 | Time: 9:25am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Yoga has long since been known as an effective, safe, and low-force strategy to increase your strength as well as your flexibility. But an article in the Journal of Alternative Therapies posed the question, "Is there more to yoga than exercise?"In the study, they took a group of students with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, split them into two groups and exposed them to two different styles of yoga. The first group did what was called yoga.... <view entire article>

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Date: May 2, 2019 | Time: 12:21pm | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

If you're one of the 25 million Americans who suffer from allergies, you already know that it is now "allergy season"! In my opinion, allergies are yet another one of those things we accept as normal and just deal with. Have you ever questioned why we have allergies? Do you wonder if we should get this type of reaction to grass, flowers, or tree bark? I have, and I decided to do some research to figure.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 29, 2019 | Time: 8:57am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Do you remember in the movie, City Slickers where Billy Crystal's character asks his guide and mentor, Curley what is the secret to life? On his last dying breath the wise cowboy holds up his right index finger and reveals to Billy that the secret is just "One thing." While this response was perplexing to Mr. Crystal, I have found it to be sound advice on a journey to better health and wellness. In some of my.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 22, 2019 | Time: 7:24am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Drinking water is an essential of health. Our bodies are made of about 70% water and nearly every one of the millions of chemical reactions that occur in the body happens in a water medium. The fact is, we need water, but there is a great deal of controversy over the right source. Ideally, we should be getting much of our water from food in the form of raw fruits and vegetables. Since most don't do.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 15, 2019 | Time: 6:01am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

O.K. I don't believe there's anyone out there that is particularly fond of belly fat or as it is often referred to -- the "muffin top." In the past, I've discussed that the excess around the girth starts producing its own hormones including estrogen. In that article, I shared how this abdominal fat is a primary predictor of not only cardiovascular disease, but also of diabetes and cancer. These are 3 of the 4 top killers.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 8, 2019 | Time: 9:14am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I want to put a name to a concept that I've reported on multiple times in the past. In 1993 a term was coined to explain the wear and tear on the body and what happens when our levels of physical, chemical, and emotional stress become greater than our ability to adapt. The term is allostatic load and it explains the physiological consequences to the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system as they become compromised as a.... <view entire article>

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Date: April 1, 2019 | Time: 9:23am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Consumption of diet drinks declined by about seven percent in 2013, dropping them to the lowest point since 1995. Despite being promoted for weight loss, you may be surprised that beverages with artificial sweeteners have never been proven to actually promote weight loss. I've reported several times of the hazards of diet drinks and artificial sweeteners. However, just in case you haven't gotten this message clearly, you may be interested in the most recent study where researchers.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 25, 2019 | Time: 9:34am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Imagine a rollercoaster. The ride is an event that is essentially the same every time it runs, but the experience can be totally different depending on the perception of the rider. One person may find it exhilarating and exciting while the next person may find it a terrifying and a miserable experience. Both are right! The important point in this example is that the physiology expressed as a result of each person's experience will be totally.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 18, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past I've vilified inflammation and pointed out that inflammation is at the root of every disease. However, I've also been known to point out that the body is always smart and most everything that occurs inside the body is actually a perfect response to a stimulus or stressor from our environment. Thus, if the latter is true, there must be a reason for the redness, swelling, and pain associated with inflammation. In this article I'd.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 11, 2019 | Time: 11:13am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I've reported the importance of minerals in the past, citing that most vitamins do nothing by themselves unless the appropriate minerals are there to activate and facilitate them. We should be getting all our vitamins and minerals naturally from foods grown in healthy soil in the form of organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, I don't see many who consume enough of these foods. Furthermore, many chemicals including those found in processed "junk" foods and prescription drugs are.... <view entire article>

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Date: March 4, 2019 | Time: 10:00am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Can we talk about hormones? Your body has two primary ways of maintaining a state of balance and well-being that is known as homeostasis. First, your brain communicates with the body electrically through the nervous system to control all the other cells, tissues and organs. This method has a faster response time, but is generally for short-term regulation. The second method of communication is the endocrine or hormone system. Hormones are chemical messengers that are.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 25, 2019 | Time: 11:37am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

While it's probably not the most popular subject of conversation, it is important and I've had several questions this week about problems related to lower digestion and bowel function. The primary function of our intestinal system is to absorb the nutrients that our cells require for energy and cell division and to eliminate waste and toxins that would be harmful to those same cells. Surprisingly, the lining of the inside or our digestive system is similar to the.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 18, 2019 | Time: 10:16am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

In the past I've mentioned the benefits of meditation to reduce the stress response. Meditation has been proven to reduce your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure and help maximize oxygen to your cells. Likewise, this simple habit can lower cortisol levels from the adrenal glands and improve your immune function. When you reduce the stress response in the body, you effectively reduce your risk of every disease. I think there is a lot of mystique and.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 11, 2019 | Time: 8:26am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I believe that most people think that getting the flu in the winter is just a normal thing. However, a study performed at the University of Wisconsin a few years back found that people undergoing just 8 weeks of meditation training were 35% less likely to develop cold or flu symptoms than those who did not practice this method of calming the mind. Based on these findings, Bruce Barrett, M.D. Ph.D. believes that meditation reduces stress to the.... <view entire article>

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Date: February 4, 2019 | Time: 10:18am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

Since the days of Ponce de Leon, we have had a history of searching for longevity. Despite the fact that Americans live well into their 70's, the CIA ranks the United States just 43rd on their list of international life expectancy. When we look at the top ten countries on the list, patterns start to reveal themselves.Monaco tops the list with a life expectancy of 89.40 years. Much of their success is attributed to the Mediterranean diet.... <view entire article>

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Date: January 21, 2019 | Time: 9:56am | Posted By: Rivertown Chiropractic Wellness

I ran across a debate involving Einstein where he argued there was no such thing as darkness, but that darkness was merely an absence of light. I like to think of health and wellness in the same way - illness is merely an absence of health. As you add health to our system, you simultaneously reduce illness. I suppose this view could be a bit too holistic for some to swallow. However, I firmly believe that.... <view entire article>

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