Health & Wellness




Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care (Sponsored by River Valley Chiropractic)

What is chi­ro­prac­tic care? Chi­ro­prac­tic care is a branch within the med­ical dis­ci­pline which focuses on malaise and dis­or­ders of the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem. Using a drug-free, hands-on approach, Doc­tors of Chi­ro­prac­tic (DCs) treat joint, neck, and back pain and address the effect these con­di­tions have on gen­eral health. What do DCs treat? DCs treat back […]



Saving Your Back While Shoveling (Sponsored by River Valley Chiropractic)

One com­mon cause of back injuries dur­ing the win­ter is snow removal. The wrong body mechan­ics while shov­el­ing snow can put stress on the lower back and lead to a painful mus­cle strain, or more seri­ous back injuries, such as a her­ni­ated disc. A few tips can help you avoid back injuries dur­ing the snowy […]



Want To Try PiYo

What is PiYo and why is every­one talk­ing about it? PiYo (or Yogalates) is a type of exer­cise that is a blend of Pilates and Yoga. The Pilates part strength­ens and tones the body, while the Yoga part pro­motes mind­ful­ness and relax­ation. As such, PiYo pro­vides a total mind-body work­out. Come try PiYo, with me, for […]



TV Rots More Than Your Brain

Remem­ber back in the day when you were a kid and your mother shooed you from in front of the TV, claim­ing wild implau­si­bil­i­ties like too much tube would blind you? Well, it turns out Mom may not have been so nutty after all. Study after study has con­cluded that pro­longed TV-watching ses­sions can lead […]





This is Bananas

When you think of bananas you usu­ally think of bananas splits, shakes, and banana bread. How­ever, these magic fruits are more than just a tasty part of a dessert dish. Bananas are actu­ally full of needed vit­a­mins, fiber, and potas­sium. What does this do for us? Increases Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Health Potas­sium hap­pens to be an essen­tial mineral […]



About Fish Oil

Over the past cou­ple of decades, fish oil has become a magic bul­let that pro­tects the body from all man­ner of med­ical con­di­tions. Reports have hailed fish oil as a bar­rier against every­thing from heart dis­ease to brain and cog­ni­tive issues. Recently, though, other stud­ies have shown fish oil to be of lit­tle to no […]



Stomping Low-Self Esteem

Low self-esteem, a com­plete lack of faith in your own worth and abil­i­ties, is a preva­lent issue these days. It causes peo­ple to turn inward, away from oth­ers, dwelling in their own pri­vate Hells. Peo­ple with LSE may not pur­sue the things they want because they feel they aren’t wor­thy to have them. They may […]



Maximizing Your Memory

Is your mem­ory fuzzy? Are you hav­ing trou­ble remem­ber­ing what you went to the store for? It hap­pens to many of us. Age, stress, and depres­sion can wear away at your mem­ory over the years. But you can fight back. There are plenty of sug­ges­tions out there that can help you keep your mem­ory sharp. […]