You’ve Got a Lot of NERVE!

Did you know it’s incredibly easy to throw off your nervous system?

Chiropractors have witnessed improved digestion, positive mental health, decreased pain, and improved overall function through adjustments and restoring nervous system function.

The Vagus Nerve is extremely powerful and is making a name for itself in the health care field. The Vagus Nerve is responsible for the parasympathetic (rest & digest) functions of the human body. That means it helps digestion, keeps the heart beat regular and slow, decreases blood pressure, improves mental cognition, helps regulate stress hormones, and keeps us in a positive homeostasis. “We feel the vagus nerve is VERY important to your overall health.”

Chiropractic Adjustments

With the fast-paced world we live in, the health of the Vagus nerve is extremely important and chiropractic adjustments can help keep it functioning well! This special nerve travels from the brain, down through the cervical (neck) spine, out to different organs, glands, and tissues. Where it exits from the cervical spine is of vital importance. The C1 vertebra can influence this nerve both positively and negatively, which is why a specific chiropractic adjustment is so important. The more non-invasively we can influence the Vagus nerve, the better.

What can one look for if they suspect their Vagus nerve is not functioning properly? Many times people will experience a “running mind” as they’re trying to fall asleep. “The vagus nerve is the primary parasympathetic supply from the belly up. The parasympathetic portion of the nervous system is the “return to normal ” and ” healing ” portion of the nervous system.”

Sometimes it shows itself as poor digestion, meaning stomach cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, irritable bowel, etc. High blood pressure and heart palpitations can also be a sign that the Vagus nerve is not functioning properly.

Be Aware

The more aware one is with their body, the quicker they can determine if something is “off”. By having routine nervous system checkups by a chiropractor, you can be sure that your body is functioning optimally and it can help prevent some unwanted health conditions in the future.

Posted in Health & Wellness

Bye Bye Winter Blues

We know it’s coming. Those dark, dreary, rainy Oregon days. The winter blues can develop into something serious, called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It affects about 5% of the population mainly in northern latitudes such as Oregon.

What is SAD?

SAD is a form of depression that begins and ends during a specific season each year. Symptoms of SAD include increased need for sleep, daytime fatigue, irritability, decreased activity, decreased concentration and ability to think clearly, decreased sex drive, and increased appetite, particularly for sweets and starchy carbohydrates.

How do ‘light boxes’ help?

  • Production of serotonin (a.k.a. “The Happiness Hormone”) is triggered by bright light like sunlight in the summer. The light box can emulate sunshine. 
    • Serotonin helps calm the brain’s response to stress and boosts overall feelings of happiness. This is why people tend to feel happier and more energetic on a bright, sunny day.
  • Light boxes should be used 20-60 min a day first thing in morning.
  • Costco and other retailers sell them for around $50
  • Sit approximately 12-15 inches in front of the light for about 30 minutes each day while doing another activity like eating breakfast, working, reading, or using a computer.

Are supplements helpful?

  • Vitamin D – it’s the sunshine vitamin.
  • There is a health disease incidence prevention chart, that is used with bloodwork to determine vitamin D levels
    • Keeping levels above 60 mitigate having bad stuff like cancer, cardiovascular disease, strokes and multiple sclerosis
  • Curcumin – 1000 mg day was found to be as effective as Prozac after 6 weeks.
    • With the cold and rainy weather all the autoimmune disorders generally intensify and curcumin is also a great anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Lithium Orotate – Studies show promise here and indifferent areas throughout the world communities that have high levels of lithium in water supplies have less incidence of crime, divorce etc.
  • 5HTP and/or tryptophan

How is ‘chocolate’ beneficial?

  • A recent study by a London PHD showed people who consume dark chocolate have noticed a decrease in their depressive symptoms.

If you have symptoms of SAD, seek the help of a trained medical professional. We treat many patients here at our Tigard, Oregon clinic who are suffering from debilitating symptoms and are happy to lift your spirits this winter.

Posted in Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Symptoms & Conditions

Stress Season

Shopping, planning, extended family visits all contribute to a challenging season full of icky viruses. We often see patients seeking help boosting their immune system before, during and after the holidays.

The immune system provides a robust anatomical barrier that serves as a host defense mechanism. One of these anatomical barriers is the gastrointestinal tract, full of digestive enzymes, bile acids and gut flora to name a few.

All of these essential defense mechanisms rely heavily on the entire gastrointestinal tract functioning efficiently.

Planning meals that benefit the immune system is a great way of fighting off infection. Avoiding infection promoting foods such as potato chips, sugar and soda is also a key to enrich the microbiome and boost immunity.

6 types of foods that boost the immune system

1.    Yellow Bell Peppers

Contrary to popular belief, oranges are not particularly high in vitamin C when compared to other fruits. One orange provides 78% DV of vitamin C, which is ok. The reason that yellow bell peppers are top of our list is they are easy to get in most parts of the world and contain 152%DV of vitamin C. Yellow bell peppers contain more vitamin C as they mature (up to a point). Green bell peppers have half the amount of vitamin C, about the same amount as an orange.

Vitamin C boosts the immune system by influencing the development and functioning of lymphocytes. About half a cup of yellow bell peppers will provide 152% DV of vitamin C.

Other vitamin C rich foods include: Acerola Cherries (913% DV), Rose Hips (132% DV), Green Chili Peppers (121% DV), Guava (140% DV), and Blackcurrants (112% DV)

2.    Guava

Guava is a perfect source of nutrients and we are right in the middle of the winter ‘guava season’. Peeled guava contains 140% DV of vitamin C and is also rich in lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and plays an important role in the enzyme activities of the immune system.

One randomized controlled study found that eating 400g of guava per day lowered blood pressure as well as serum total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.

Other foods that are rich in lycopene include: Tomatoes (sun-dried, pureed, fresh and canned), watermelon and red/ pink grapefruit.

3.    Broccoli

Broccoli is high in phytonutrients like vitamin A, C and E. Ensuring high-quality intake of essential nutrients boosts the immune system. It’s important to note that raw broccoli or broccoli sprouts contain the highest levels of sulforaphane. Minimizing boiling or cooking and eating sulforaphane-rich foods as raw as possible will provide maximum health benefits.

Sulforaphane has been found to support healthy inflammation pathways and blood pressure in animal models. Sulforaphane has a wide range of health benefits that include cognitive protection and blood stabilization. In one study, fasting blood sugar was significantly reduced (by 6.5%) in participants that consumed sulforaphane.

Other foods that contain sulforaphane include: Kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, watercress and cauliflower

4.    Turmeric

Turmeric is a great immune-boosting food due to its support of healthy inflammatory pathways. Inflammation is implicated in the pathophysiology of many health-compromising situations, so consuming pro-healthy-inflammation foods is an ideal way to boost the immune system.

Turmeric has a host of other beneficial health-promoting mechanisms, including its anti-oxidative, anti-cytotoxic, neurorestorative properties, as well as having metal-chelating properties, making it an important staple in an immune-boosting pantry. Curcumin is the active component in turmeric that offers all of the health benefits of this ancient golden root.

Turmeric is the only food that contains curcumin.

5.    Green Tea

Green tea contains L-theanine, which promotes relaxation and the formation of healthy T-cells. Black tea also contains L-theanine (sometimes in higher doses). However, black tea is often fermented, reducing the L-theanine properties.

Green tea is packed with flavonoids and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Flavonoids are one of big the reasons plants are good for you as flavonoids boost the immune system.

Other flavonoid rich foods include: Cranberries, apples, blueberries, broccoli, and strawberries

6.    Almonds

Almonds are rich in fat-soluble vitamin E. Vitamin E boosts the immune system as it’s a free radical scavenging antioxidant. Almonds are easy to find and store in any season, making them a great winter pantry staple.

Additional immune boosting foods

Vitamin E rich foods include: Sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts and wheat germ oil. Prebiotic foods; garlic, leeks and onions and probiotic foods like miso, pickles, sauerkraut and tempeh go a long way toward good health.

Eating a varied diet bursting with plant-based nutrition is the key to boosting the immune system.

As cold and flu season (the stress season) approaches, be sure to stock your fridge with foods that will fight for your health.

Posted in Health & Wellness, Holidays, Nutrition

Surprise, It’s Not a Migraine

The pain we typically think of as a migraine or cluster headache might actually be Occipital Nerve Syndrome – and we can help.

We all know the feeling: pounding head, wearing our sunglasses indoors until we can shuffle our way into our bed, blackout curtains drawn.

In our clinic, migraine headache complaints are pretty common from patients seeking treatment.

But, surprisingly, some patients who present these symptoms aren’t suffering from a classic migraine at all.

The pain and symptoms associated with migraines are undeniable: visual disturbances, such as an aura or scotoma (wavy lines, reminiscent of a kaleidoscope); vertigo; light sensitivity; sound sensitivity; vomiting; severe headache one sided but may spread to both sides.

With symptoms like that, it’s easy to see how a patient would think they have a migraine. However, it may actually be something different altogether: Occipital Nerve Syndrome.

This one-sided headache travels from the bottom of the skull to the areas above the ear and into the eye. Unlike tension headaches – which are often described as bandlike, tightness, or viselike – headaches stemming from Occipital Nerve Syndrome are steady and non-pulse-like.

What Causes Occipital Nerve Syndrome?

It seems the smallest things can have the largest impact, and that is no different with Occipital Nerve Syndrome. Common, everyday movements can trigger an outburst of pain from occipital neuralgia,  including:

  • Turning the head side to side,
  • Putting the head down on a pillow, and
  • Brushing or washing the hair

More traumatic injuries to the neck area can also lead to Occipital Nerve Syndrome, such as whiplash from a car accident.

Even the presence of tight muscles in the neck and back of the head can pinch or trap occipital nerves, causing occipital neuralgia.

The pain can be quite intense, prompting some individuals with the condition to believe they’re experiencing a migraine or cluster headache. It’s an understanding conclusion to arrive at; however, these are different kinds of conditions that require different types of treatment.

There Is Hope… And Help

While the bad news is that you’re suffering from a lot of pain, there is good news in sight: This type of headache responds very well to chiropractic care.

To confirm diagnosis so that you receive the best care, a thorough examination should be performed to ascertain what type of headache you’re experiencing. Then treatment parameters for that type should be assessed.

Although chiropractic remedies for occipital neuralgia were once considered alternative treatments, the advantage of not having to deal with the risks associated with surgery and medications has made it more mainstream. Chiropractic care seeks to correct the heart of the matter, aiming to alleviate the root cause of the pain – not to just manage it.

These non-invasive treatments can include adjustments, heat, massage, and traction. This brings the body back into proper alignment, loosening the neck muscles and taking the pressure off the nerves.

We have seen greater success with patients remaining pain-free that choose chiropractic care over surgery or medications, so give us a call today!

Posted in Health & Wellness, Posture, Safety, Stress, Symptoms & Conditions, Techniques & Treatments

Dangerous, Even Deadly Diets.

Is the Keto Diet worth the fat loss?

At my practice we see people with many different health concerns ranging from musculoskeletal disorders, to autoimmune disease. We spend a lot of time consulting with our patients about their varying nutritional needs and that’s why it’s concerning to me that the “Keto Diet” is becoming a mainstream topic. It’s a diet designed to mimic the biochemical changes that occur during starvation while meeting a nutritional threshold to avoid ‘starving to death’. Is starvation something you want to do voluntarily?

Why I don’t recommend a ketogenic diet

I do not recommend that anyone follow the ketogenic diet, due to the high risk of adverse side effects. You most likely will lose fat and some weight, however, this will come at a cost by placing your overall health at risk. Children or anyone with any type of gallbladder dysfunction should completely avoid this diet.

Common adverse side effects

Often times at the beginning of the keto diet people will experience the “keto flu” which includes nausea, constipation, vomiting and sleep interruption. You will also run the risk of a low libido. Who wants that? If you suffer from any type of inflammatory condition expect it to worsen. When it comes to nutrients there could be deficiencies ranging from vitamin C and D, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and copper. The diet also comes with  a marked increase in pancreatitis and increased liver enzymes. Very dangerous! Children, in my opinion, should never be placed on this diet as it stunts growth.

What does the Keto Diet look like?

FAT, eating lots of fat! It should be 75% of your daily calories. Olive oil and avocadoes are suggested as the healthy fat. Only 20% of your diet should be protein and a very small amount of carbs (5 percent) is allowed. This combo will put you into nutritional ketosis. Hydration is also critical along with loading up on magnesium and potassium. You should also have frequent blood work and consult with your doctor in case of any negative health risks.

Mayo Clinic weighs in on the Keto Diet

“We’ve known for a long period of time that when you decrease carbohydrate intake markedly, the body starts to use fat,” Dr. Donald Hensrud, author of The Mayo Clinic Diet Book. “And when you burn fat, you produce ketones, and the body goes into ketosis.”

“Long term, it’s hard,” Dr. Hensrud says. “People miss some fruits, different vegetables, grains. It’s hard. Although people lose weight initially, maintaining it and keep it off long term is a real challenge on a keto diet.”

If not Keto, what?

Focusing on a healthier lifestyle including exercise; portion control; and a diet with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains offers long term success. You might not lose weight quite as quickly, but it will be healthier for your body long term.

If you want to make nutritional changes, or lose weight, please contact my office and set an appointment to ensure you are safe, and not falling victim to a fad diet.

Posted in Exercise, Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss

Chiropractic Care for Autoimmune Disease Relief

The favorite part of my job is helping patients in chronic discomfort lead pain-free lives, and nothing is more satisfying than helping those with Autoimmune diseases. 

Over the years I have literally treated hundreds of people dealing with pain related to an autoimmune disease; in fact, this has been a passion of mine as my deceased wife had Rheumatoid arthritis.

Autoimmune disease is the third largest health concern for Americans, affecting more than 50 million people. How do Autoimmune diseases work? They happen when one’s own immune system starts attacking healthy cells, thinking they’re foreign. The most common diseases that I treat include MS, Hashimoto’s,  AITP (platelet) ALS, Fibromyalgia, Chrons, Sjogrens, and ankylosing spondylitis. 

While Autoimmune diseases unfortunately cannot be cured, there are many ways to keep the symptoms to a minimum. First and foremost, the right nutrition is key. There are nutritional protocols that work to reduce inflammatory pathways by incorporating dietary changes and by keeping the central nervous system in top shape in order to better handle stress. It is important to understand that the first line of defense against the pains of Autoimmune disease is a hard look at one’s diet–nutritional protocols are very effective for the larger percentage of patients. 

Where does Chiropractic care come in?

Entering Chiropractic care into a patient’s medical routine has been found to greatly reduce pain and discomfort. Chiropractors can also help identify Autoimmune disease from ailments such as fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and urinary or respiratory tract problems. Once identified, our protocols are effective in reducing symptoms by controlling the autoimmune response, as well as by strengthening the body’s ability to fight against the autoimmune disease. 

Additionally, Chiropractic adjustments relieve pain by releasing pressure on the nervous system caused by spinal misalignment; because every cell, organ, and muscle in your body is controlled by the nervous system, releasing that nervous system pressure promotes better health and function of those cells, organs and muscles. 

Moreover, to improve motor performance, Chiropractic therapy works to mobilize joints and soft tissues, typically by applying heat to reduce stiffness in joints– the spine may also be worked in order to increase blood flow critical to organs. 

Overall,  Chiropractic adjustments allow our bodies to operate at their full potential, as I have personally seen happen in hundreds of my patients. A pain-filled life is not a sure thing after the diagnosis–  with a routine care plan of both top notch nutrition and continued Chiropractic care, relief is possible. 

If you’re in the Tigard, Portland-Metro area and dealing with the realities of an Autoimmune disease, call or visit our office today to learn how to best incorporate Chiropractic care into your life. It would be such a joy for us to relieve your pain.

Posted in Health & Wellness, Techniques & Treatments, Tigard Chiropractor

Red, White, and Food

Adding foods the colors of the American flag to your diet can be a fun way to add new and delicious nutrients at mealtime.

There’s nothing that says July more than red, white, and blue. Did you know those same colors can reap health benefits on your plate?

While Lexi is happy eating table scraps, we’re willing to bet you’re more discerning than that. Eating well is an integral part of healthy living. From a weight standpoint alone, the less you weigh, the less pressure there is on your joints and bones. With strawberries and blueberries ripe for the picking here in Oregon, now is the perfect time to add more hues – and nutrients – at mealtime.

Red Foods:

According to the Mayo Clinic, red fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of osteoporosis and diabetes, and could inhibit the formation of cholesterol in blood. Here are a few of my favorites:

Beets: As far as red fruits and vegetables go, the USDA says beets are among the richest in antioxidants. They’re also a great source of fiber, folates, and vitamin C. There have even been studies showing it can help lower blood pressure in pregnant women.

Strawberries: We all know that strawberries are rich in antioxidants, as well as fiber and vitamin C. But did you also know there’s a link between strawberries and staving off diabetes? At the 2015 American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions, Dr. Howard Sesso from Harvard University unveiled data from a study that found that – compared to women who rarely or never ate strawberries – those who ate strawberries monthly had a lower risk for diabetes.

White Foods:

We’ve been told a million times to stay away from white foods, such as breads and rice, but don’t be so quick to lump white produce in the mix. In fact, cauliflower, which is loaded with vitamin C, makes for a great rice substitute due to its (healthy) carb count. You can even find cauliflower pizza in the frozen food section! Here are a few of my other favorites:

Navy beans: Don’t let the name fool you – these versatile, white beans are a great source of fiber, protein, and iron. They’re also low on the glycemic index, which means you probably won’t have to worry about a carb crash later.

Potatoes: Again, these get a bad rap, but it’s all in how you dress them. A fully-loaded baked potato or French fries will set you back hundreds of calories, but a plain baked potato with a moderate amount of toppings packs a nutritional punch. White potatoes are gluten-free; are a great source of fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants; have more potassium than a banana; and contain nearly half your daily value of vitamin C. 

Blue Foods:

This one is a little tougher, since we don’t see very many blue foods out in the wild – but they still can offer just as many health benefits as the other colors of the rainbow.

Blueberries: Not unlike strawberries, blueberries are known for their antioxidant properties. Mild in flavor, it’s easy to get your daily intake by using them as a topping on you morning bowl of oatmeal. They’re even great for snacking on by themselves when they’re at their biggest and juiciest during the peak of the season.

Blue corn: While corn is naturally gluten-free no matter what variety you eat, blue corn specifically has 20 percent more protein and less starch, and is lower on the glycemic index than yellow corn, according to WebMD.

Blue cheese: Okay, you got me – cheese isn’t produce. But it makes the list because it has more calcium than most cheeses out there. Just don’t get too carried away – cheese is loaded with calories and fat. 

Have a happy, safe, and healthy summer!

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Keeping Overuse Injuries at Bay this Summer

After taking it easy all winter, overdoing it can wreak havoc on your muscles and joints.

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for this time of the year to get back to the outdoors.

Lexi is ready to hit the trails after spending a long day at the office as my sidekick. And when the weekend comes, I spent most of the time gardening or playing tennis. But being a weekend warrior after coming out of winter hibernation can put us at risk for overuse injuries.

We tend to see our fair share of patients this time of year with overuse injuries. Most people equate overuse injuries with pushing it too hard at the gym, but the reality is that these kinds of problems can arise from doing even the simplest of tasks. Overuse injuries are almost always incurred by doing too much too quickly, by doing an activity that you are not used to, or both.

I find that overuse injuries mostly fit into these categories:

  • Back/spinal: Repetitive bending and stooping. Anything involving a forward bend with side-to-side movement, such as shoveling, stacking wood, or pulling up large weeds and shrubs. These cause major strain to the joints, muscles, and ligaments of the spine.
  • Shoulder elbow: Repetitive actions of painting, weeding, digging plants, pruning, hammering, golf or tennis. These injuries should be addressed as soon as possible as they can turn into 6-12 months of nightmares!
  • Neck: prolonged postural stress, such as painting ceilings or pruning high tree limbs.
  • Muscle “pulls”:  Generally caused by fast starts for running during athletic activities. Hamstring or calf are primary and a severe pull can again take 6 to 12 months to fully heal.

Overuse injuries are generally avoidable by taking frequent breaks and limiting your activities until you develop strength.

There are several precautions you can take to reduce your risk of overuse injuries, many of which are backed by the Mayo Clinic:

  • Warm up – loosening up your muscles before you tackle a task or workout is imperative to helping minimize the risk of injury.
  • Use proper form and proper gear – From tips to toes, make sure you’re using proper technique and equipment and are wearing the correct gloves and shoes for your chosen activity.
  • Start slow – If you’re new to working out, start with 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day. You can divide out the 30 minutes into smaller chunks of time if you can’t fit the entire half hour in one stretch.

The same goes for gardening and other household chores. If you haven’t been active in a while, limit the time in your flower beds and take short breaks throughout.

  • Gradually pick up the pace – Once you feel comfortable with your fitness level, you can change the duration and the intensity of the activity – but only in small increments. Increasing by 10 percent is a good rule of thumb.
  • Mix it up – By enjoying a variety of low-impact activities, from tennis and dog walking to pulling weeds and tackling the honey-do list, you ensure that not one particular group of muscles are overworked and have enough down-time to heal properly.  

Exercises to strengthen these areas are available at my office, and anyone is welcome to call me to discuss prevention and available treatments.

Posted in Uncategorized

Seat Belt Injury Symptoms

A seat belt can save your life and still leave lasting injuries

By Linda Ray

Seat belts and airbags can help to prevent serious injuries in a car accident. At the same time, these protective devices can create physical problems themselves, report doctors at MedStar Emergency Medical Services. Seat belt injuries may not always seem immediately obvious. There are symptoms to watch for following an accident that can indicate further damages from the seat belt.

Find Out All Symptoms That Can Be Caused By Seat Belts During An Accident HERE

Posted in Auto Injuries, Safety, Symptoms & Conditions

Spring Cleaning for your Health

At Beebe Chiropractic we know how important whole body health is. Below we have outlined a few things we would like you to keep in mind this Spring, in order for you to set yourself up for health success in the months to come.

  1. Buy Local Organic Produce

By supporting local organic produce, you are doing more than just staying healthy and helping yourself, you are building a bigger and better culture for your community.  You can probably guess why local organic produce is better for you – less nutrient loss through processing and imports before, but how else is buying local making an impact?

By supporting local produce, you are helping to make a difference in the famers’ lives which allows the rest of the community benefit from fresh food at reasonable prices now and in the future. If farmers are doing well, they will be less likely to sell their land for commercial development purposes – this is beneficial to keeping taxes lower and benefits the local environment and wildlife habitat that Oregonians treasure.


  1. Research a Cleanse

Unless you are already eating a vegan-like diet, you are naturally building up toxins within your body. Short-term these toxins may affect your energy levels, thought processing, and may induce physical ailments. Long-term, if a cleanse is not performed, toxins can cause inflammation which can possibly lead to autoimmunity, heart disease, and cancer.

Everyone’s diets are different and not every cleanse is the same! It is important that you evaluate your diet and do what is best for you. Research and implement the correct cleanse for you.

Here is a general overview for types of cleanses. You can categorize cleanses from beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Beginner will have you cut out certain types of foods from your diet such as dairy, animal protein, sugar, and wheat/gluten, and processed foods. If you have already cut most of these out then you may want to try a vegan cleanse. Finally, you may want to try a raw food or juice cleanse if your diet is already clean, you just have to make sure you are ready physically and mentally. If you have any other questions, give us a call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Beebe.


  1. Schedule Chiropractic and Wellness Appointments for the year.

Pain is real. When it takes over, you aren’t able to do the things you love to do, let alone the basics of everyday life. Whether you are suffering from pain through a recent auto accident or sports injury, have a condition such as an autoimmune disease or other chronic illness,  or have been experiencing ongoing neck and back pain, contact us today! Our goal is to help you return to the life you want as quickly as possible.

Dr. Beebe will listen to you, then communicate with you and educate you about a specifically tailored wellness path with necessary appointments that will help you feel better and live a happier life.

Dr. Beebe uses a “whole person approach” when delivering care and treatments. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state-of-the-art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest and highest quality natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, he is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

This is the best time of year to look ahead and plan for the future. Give us a call or visit us online to schedule your reoccuring wellness appointments today.


  1. Spend time outdoors.

While the seemingly infinite technology we have at our fingertips is great and makes our lives easier in many ways, we can also just as easily become negligent of the negative impacts staring down on a screen can have on our health. Our bodies have evolved to naturally benefit from the outside world around us and while it is best to regularly spend time outdoors, even a weekend trip will help reset our bodies.

The constant bombardment of stimulation our minds take in on a daily basis is more draining than we notice. Take a step back from it all and then a step outside, listen to the birds chirp and watch the trees sway in the wind. Taking in the stimulation our bodies naturally process will help act as a natural refuel and recharge for your mental battery. Even just for a moment, escaping the noise, stress, and busyness of our everyday lives and relaxing outside will improve your health in the long run. Have you taken a 15 minute walk today?


  1. Clean and Declutter your home.

Having a cluttered living space with unfinished “projects” can, as you may expect, induce stress and fatigue just as if you were unorganized or have unfinished projects at work. Keeping your home clean regularly, rather than doing a deep clean occasionally, will feel more natural rather than something you feel like you have to do as a chore.

This will allow for your home to feel relaxing and recharging rather than another place where you have work to do. This will improve your health by sleeping better, helping you stay organized in other facets (such as finally getting on that consistent gym schedule), and an overall more positive mental state.

What steps will you take to better your wellness this Spring? We would love to hear from you.

Posted in Auto Injuries, Back Pain, Exercise, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Natural Remedies, Nutrition