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Chiropractors in Ames, IA


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Doctors Bret and Lindsey Bartholomew.

Who We AreAs chiropractors, our main focus is to detect the neuro-structural integrity of your spine. By correcting this, it allows the nerves to flow to their optimal level.

Doctor Bartholomew performing pediatric adjustments.

What We DoPlatinum Chiropractic prides itself on making available to you the highest quality of chiropractic services and adjunctive care service.

Doctor Bartholomew peforming an onsite x-ray.

What To ExpectDrs. Bret and Lindsey Bartholomew are Chiropractors who focus on Neuro-Structural correction of the spine.

Latest News & Events

What's the Deal with Lacrosse Balls?

We began offering lacrosse balls for sale at the office back in the fall. Many people have been curious about what exactly they are used for. Trust us, not one of us plays lacrosse! Instead, we have researched the use of these balls as a myofascial release technique and they are pretty effective.

What is myofascial release? Fascia, the thin sheath of connective tissue that covers all the muscles and organs of the body, is responsible for connecting muscle groups. When disrupted, it can cause pain and poor movement patterns. Tight fascia can pull the body out of alignment and increase pressure on muscles and joints, causing pain. The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia so the underlying tissue can move freely

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5 Superfoods for a Healthy Heart

There seems to be lists of foods that help with (insert) condition, and other foods that help with (insert) condition. The truth is, many of these foods overlap, and there’s good reason. Many of the foods that I’m about to go over are important for your overall health. So, don’t think of it as ‘I’m eating this for my heart’, but rather incorporate it into your diet for the overall health benefits.

Salmon and other fatty fish. Omega 3 fatty acids have been researched and shown to prevent heart attacks by helping the heart maintain its rhythm. Long chain omega 3’s in particular are helpful, which are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Dark Leafy Greens. Salad greens, spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard and mustard greens are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K and contain antioxidants which help the body get rid of toxins. They also contain high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which have been shown to regulate blood pressure.

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Are You Ready to Switch to Natural Beauty Products

Last month, we discussed why natural cleaning products are important. Now, we’ll take a look at natural skin and beauty products. Why such a big push? Because we are learning more about what some of the chemicals in these products can do. And think about it – we use these products every day. Deodorants, lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, toners, perfumes, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, eye shadow, powder, foundation, hair styling products, etc. Many of us use these items daily, if not multiple times per day. Here is a look at some of the top reasons to consider making the switch.

Absorption. Skin is our largest organ and is there to protect us. It has been researched that more than 50% of what we apply onto our skin may be absorbed into our bloodstream. This raises a question "why would you put something toxic onto your skin and poison one of the most important organs you have"? Not to mention about the effect these toxic might have when they are absorbed into the bloodstream.

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