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Keeping the dentist away; which are the worst foods for your teeth according to the NY Times.

Keeping the dentist away; which are the worst foods for your teeth according to the NY Times. Like many of you, other than yearly dental maintenance, I would love to avoid dental visits which are expensive and invasive. While the occasional root canal may be unavoidable, eating the right foods while staying away from others in excess may be just what you needed to avoid tooth cavities and some gum problems. The NY Times recently explored which foods will eventually drive you to the dentist. The Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth When assessing how likely a given meal, Read More »

What happened to primary care?

What happened to primary care? We tell our patients that our chiropractic practice is primary care for the musculoskeletal system.   The idea is that medicine is a disconnected mess when it comes to evaluating and treating what hurts us and what makes us feel ill.   I approach to care as a whole body problem so we are not likely to miss the reason you hurt and find sensible cost-effective solutions to your problems. If your problem is medical, we would refer you to your primary care medical provider who years ago was the person who evaluated your blood, and your Read More »

Do you need three meals a day? Maybe you need to do the math.

Do you need three meals a day? Maybe you need to do the math. The idea of breakfast, lunch, and dinner evolved out of the industrial age.  Prior to that, people would have to farm or kill their meals which sometimes were not regularly available.  Our bodies as well as those of other animals have evolved to deal with fasting if the food was unavailable and then gorging when it was available.   We are not the only mammals who do this as I witnessed during our recent safari trip to Africa. I recent blog post asks us if we really Read More »

Charcuterie and Colon Cancer; is there a link according to Runners World Magazine?

Charcuterie and Colon Cancer; is there a link according to Runners World Magazine? We love Charcuterie boards.   The cheeses, smoked meats, and fruits are perfect when entertaining, and offering snacks to friends when entertaining. According to Runners World Magazine, there may be a dark side to all of this causing health experts in France to caution the public about overconsuming these foods. The problems that arise from too many nitrites and nitrates in processed meat products, like ham and sausage, may increase the risk of colon cancer. While these experts are not outright saying that we shouldn’t eat these foods, Read More »

The buzz surrounding Pilates according to the NY Times

The buzz surrounding Pilates according to the NY Times I have recommended Pilates as a core strengthening regimen to our patients for years.  People often discover Pilates after having back or neck problems and after traditional rehab had not solved their problem or they wanted to avoid a medical procedure for herniated discs in the back, neck, or both. Pilates began years ago when Joseph Pilates, a German physical trainer who originally was a gymnast and body builder promoted his techniques after successfully treating famous dancers in New York City. His unique approach to core strength and posture helped many Read More »