DIY Exercise of the Week: Towel Crunches for Heel Pain

DIY Exercise of the Week: Towel Crunches for Heel Pain

Towel Crunches for Heel Pain If you suffer from heel pain such as plantar fasciitis, then this is a great strengthening exercise for you. The purpose of this exercise is to strengthen the muscles on the bottom of your feet so that you improve plantar fasciitis pain. One of the main responsibilities of the plantar fascia is to provide support to the bottom of your foot. It acts as a shock absorber for when you take a step and put weight on your foot. For this reason, it is a common condition in runners and/or people on their feet all day.…

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Certain medications can cause depletion of important nutrients that your body needs. The following chart is designed to give you an idea of what supplements you might consider. Always consult with your physician first because some supplements might have harmful interactions with your current medications. Click on the following link to download the Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart: Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart Source: Drug-induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook; 1999-2000; Ross Pelton

Your Next Grocery List

Your Next Grocery List

Your Next Grocery List The common saying, slow and steady wins the race, is so true when it comes to losing weight and being healthy. There is no diet, or I should say healthy diet, that results in 50 pounds lost in 2 weeks. More importantly if you want to be healthy and stop feeling tired all the time, you need to eat the right food. Unfortunately, that’s not the easiest thing to do in today’s world, and I completely get it. For this reason, I decided to create this grocery list with foods that are scientifically proven to positively…

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic Headache Headaches are no fun, no matter the type. If you’re like most of us, you just want them gone as soon as possible. Fortunately, chiropractic is very effective for headaches, and because cervicogenic headache is often due to a misalignment in the neck, it is very responsive to chiropractic adjustments. Common Triggers Maintained neck positions (staring at the computer for too long) Stress Whiplash/trauma The first cervical vertebrae which sits below the skull is often the culprit in this type of headache. When it gets misaligned, it causes stress in the muscles in the upper neck. Typically poor…

RockTape™: Sprained Ankle

RockTape™: Sprained Ankle

RockTape™: Sprained Ankle One of the most common questions we get after applying RockTape™ is, “What is in this stuff?” While there’s no medication in the tape itself, it does seem to have some magical ability to reduce pain and speed up healing. The explanation behind why it works so well is that when it is applied to a stretched muscle, it lifts the skin off the area that hurts, allowing for increased blood flow and oxygen to the injured/painful sight. This increase in oxygen to the muscles promotes healing as well as reduces fatigue and muscle spasm. Lifts skin…