Health & Wellness




Zapping the Zits

It’s the night of your big date or the day of your wed­ding. You’re excited, you’re ner­vous, and you’re a lit­tle stressed. As you give your­self that last look over, you see it sprout­ing from your fore­head like Mount Vesu­vius: a pim­ple. Where did it come from? Why is it here? Can it feel pain? […]



Brush-Free Cavity Combat

You wake up late. You’re not any­where near your tooth­brush. You just plain for­got to brush your teeth. Now, the bac­te­ria in your mouth are throw­ing a huge limbo party in your mouth, pro­duc­ing acid that eats away at the enamel on your teeth. Think there’s noth­ing you can do with­out your tooth­brush in hand? Think […]



Questions About Caffeine

What is caf­feine? Caf­feine is a naturally-occurring sub­stance com­monly found in some fruits, leaves, and seeds. If those fruits, leaves, or seeds are ingre­di­ents in a prod­uct, that prod­uct likely con­tains caf­feine. What does caf­feine do? Caf­feine is a stim­u­lant, mean­ing it gooses the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. Caf­feine can ease fatigue, boost wake­ful­ness, and improve concentration […]



Reading and a Healthy Life

Your brain is like a mus­cle. It needs to be reg­u­larly exer­cised to main­tain its top capa­bil­i­ties. Keep­ing your brain healthy is a key to hav­ing a healthy life. There are a num­ber of ways to give your brain a work­out: cross­words, jig­saw puz­zles, etc. Read­ing is another great way buff up your brain and […]



Accentuate the Positive

Do you remem­ber Eey­ore, Win­nie the Pooh’s depressed, gloomy don­key buddy? He was the one who was always star­ing at his feet, say­ing things like “Thanks for noticin’ me”. He was one glum don­key. Now imag­ine if he wasn’t stuffed with saw­dust and had to deal with health prob­lems and other per­sonal cri­sis. How long […]





Dihydrogen Monoxide: AKA Water

Some esti­mates put the water con­tent of the human body as high as 80%. That’s pretty wet. Water is a vital com­po­nent of almost every bod­ily func­tion, from cir­cu­la­tion to proper diges­tion. Water reg­u­lates our body tem­per­a­tures and keeps us from over­heat­ing or freez­ing in intense tem­per­a­tures. All in all, water is an extremely useful […]



Chiropractic Care Can Help! (Sponsored by River Valley Chiropractic)

Chi­ro­prac­tic treat­ment is used today to treat a whole range of con­di­tions that cause dis­com­fort and dys­func­tion. These con­di­tions include: Headaches and migraines Upper, mid­dle, and lower back pain Neck stiff­ness and pain Pinched nerves Mus­cle spams Leg and arm pain, numb­ness, tin­gling, or weak­ness Leg and arm joint pain and dys­func­tion Carpal tun­nel syn­drome Asthma Arthri­tis Ear […]



Chiropractic Care: Then and Now (Sponsored by River Valley Chiropractic)

The story goes a lit­tle like this: D.D. Palmer was a gro­cer with an inter­est in meta­physics, phrenol­ogy, and spir­i­tu­al­ism. Har­vey Lil­lard was a jan­i­tor with dam­aged hear­ing. Palmer did an adjust­ment on Lillard’s neck and Lillard’s hear­ing returned. Thus was the chi­ro­prac­tic prac­tice born in the U.S. Research shows the roots of stretch back even […]