The Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program

We have offered the Standard Process Purification program in our office for the last 8 years, and there’s good reason! We know and trust the Standard Process brand of supplements for their quality. The purification/cleanse is no different.

Here’s the quick nuts and bolts of it. For the first 10 days, you eat veggies and fruit, a half cup of brown rice or a full cup of lentils per day, plus the supplements. Then on day 11, you begin incorporating lean protein for the remainder of the 21 days. Along with the following the food guide, ensure that you are drinking at least half of your weight in ounces of water per day, and eliminating coffee and other beverages from your diet during the program. That’s it.

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7 Best Essential Oils

There are so many of us that would like to live healthier lives, but are not sure where to start. For some, the thought of using essential oils is terrifying, while others are more open to the idea but unsure how to use them. Here is a list of seven top oils (whether they are the best is purely a matter of preference) and how/why you should use them. Lavender. This calming, relaxing essential oil is perfect for helping your mind relax and dropping your energy levels for a good snooze. Simple apply 1 drop topically or place in a diffuser for an aromatic ambience. Applying lavender essential oil to the bottom of your feet and pillow is also a method commonly used to fall asleep. Peppermint. Peppermint essential oil can be one of the greatest assets for people looking to lose weight and curb appetites. Peppermint is renowned for its ability to support digestion, boost energy, improve focus, and relieve muscle pain. Simply apply a drop or two topically or drop into a diffuser and allow the scent to do its magic.

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Why You Should See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

Many mothers-to-be experience aches and pains during pregnancy. While this is certainly common, it is not normal and it can indicate a pre-existing condition which becomes exacerbated with the additional stress of pregnancy. As a mother myself, I always point out that during pregnancy we have enough to worry about without adding pain and other secondary conditions to the list. Because there are no known contraindications to chiropractic care during pregnancy, not only is it safe, but it is highly encouraged when expecting! Obviously when a woman is pregnant, there are many changes that are taking place such as postural changes, protruding abdomen and increased back curve, and pelvic changes, just to name a few.
Chiropractic care can help ensure that proper alignment and balance is achieved throughout pregnancy. This not only helps with symptomatic relief of back aches and pains, but also ensure that the baby is in the best possible position for delivery.
Other potential benefits include:

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What is the Best Exercise?

We are often asked by patients what exercises and stretches are good for certain conditions or areas that have been problematic. While I definitely understand the importance of target stretches for affected areas, I am quite surprised when people try to target certain areas of their bodies in their exercise routine. I think it’s pretty safe to say that all of us have fat on our bodies – some more, some less. While it is important to get regular exercise, to try and target certain areas often becomes unrealistic and can lead to self-esteem issues.

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What is the Paleo diet and is it right for you?

Dr. Bret and I attended a very interesting seminar which was entitled “Holistic Heart Health”. The speaker was Dr. Jack Wolfson, who is a cardiologist. He spoke about how he followed in his father’s footprints to becoming a cardiologist, but after meeting his wife, who is a chiropractor, he began to look at things differently and began a Holistic Heart practice. This focuses on preventative heart health as opposed to reactive, which is the route most cardiologists follow.

He pulled up studies that clearly show the ineffectiveness of statin drugs at preventing heart attacks, and that cholesterol is not our enemy, but rather,

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