Several years ago the newest craze was juicing. I was so surprised at the traction juicing fruits and vegetables was getting. So what is juicing. Juicing is the process in which you take fruits and vegetables and transform them into juice. If you are trying to give the gut a break then this may work for you, if it is just a day to a few days. Juicing although can be beneficial in short spurts, it is not suggested for long term nutrition. You should also combine fruits and vegetables with your juicing because juicing only fruit can spike your blood sugar. The disadvantage of juicing is it removes many of the nutrients plus the insoluble fiber that the fruits and vegetables provide. These nutrients and fiber helps our body stay regular.
So what about good ole blending. Blending is perfect for those who want to keep all the nutrients. It breaks down the fruits and vegetables without removing the essential nutrients and fiber in it. With the fiber intact blending allows you to stay full longer and keeps your digestive system regular.
At our home everyone drinks a smoothie daily. The trick to having a healthy green smoothie is add more vegetables than fruit. My favorite smoothie recipe is:
2 cups of Spinach
1 cup of Kale
1 whole carrot
1 whole banana
1 whole avocado
1 3/4 cup of water
Blend, and ENJOY!!
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Remedy: Drink plenty of water, coconut water, and or pedialyte to bring your fluid balance back to normal.
-A subluxation is a slight misalignment in a joint. When a joint is subluxated especially near the cervical region it can cause tension headaches.
Remedy: Chiropractic care
3. TMJ subluxation
-TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects your temporal bone and mandible. This joint is often subluxated with chewing, dental procedures, grinding teeth, plus much more.
Remedy: Chiropractic care: At my practice we adjust the TMJ placing the joint back in place, which in turn can diminish the headache.
4. Sinus Headache
-Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses that causes congestion.
Remedy: Chiropractic care: At my practice we adjust the sinuses to clear the nasal passages which then reduces the congestion thus relieving the headache.
Q: Why should I go to a chiropractor after a fall or accident?
A: When you have trauma your body goes into a protect then heal mode. If you have a misaligned vertebrae or joint it is difficult for the bone to heal effectively. A chiropractor can align the spine and joints so the body can heal properly.
Q: I have no pain, should I still get adjusted?
A: Yes, if you have a misalignment, your body is not able to communicate to your brain that something is wrong.
Q: How soon should I get adjusted after a fall or accident?
A: As soon as humanly possible. The sooner you get care the faster your body can heal.
Auto accidents, slip, and falls
It is 2018 and many of us are creating our New Year's resolution. Whether it is financial goals, personal goals, or family goals. One thing that should remain a constant goal is creating a healthy you. Without a healthy mind, body, and spirit it can be difficult to accomplish any goal in the new year.
Chiropractic patients benefit from decrease pain, increase mobility, improved immune system and much more. How does chiropractic work to do this? Chiropractors affect the system that controls everything in our body, this system is the nervous system.
The nervous system is one of the first systems to develop in a human fetus. It is the most important system in our body, because it is the boss. When a chiropractor adjusts the spine it allows the spine and brain to freely communicate without any interruptions.
Think of it this way imagine you are driving down a bumpy road and there are many turns, then imagine driving down a road that is just a straight smooth road. Which road would you be able to get down faster? Of course the latter, the straight smooth road, right. Your body works the same way. When you have these bumps in your spine, it takes your brain a longer time to be notified on what is going on in your body. Thus you may get sick easier, or you may stay sick longer than you should. Chiropractors gently align the spine and joints, so your body can function at its best.
Place your health as a top priority this year, before you no longer have any options.
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It's spring and many of us are having the cough attacks, sneezing, itchy runny nose and eyes. When all the male gametes want to do is find them as many special ladies to fertilize, we humans complain of our plight. All joking aside. This season definitely comes with the good and the bad for many of us. Below I have completed my top 5 natural allergy remedies in no particular order. Enjoy
1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
I know it's not the most pleasant taste but I assure you it helps. Mix 1 tablespoon of organic raw ACV with a tablespoon of lemon, and a spoonful of honey with a cup of water at least three times per day during allergy season.
Where can I get ACV?
Most local supermarkets carry it.
2. Nettle Leaf Tea
Nettle leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that helps treat allergy symptoms. If you have any medical condition consult with your physician before using Nettle because it is a powerful herb.
Where can I get Nettle?
Most health food stores have it, some even have it in capsule form. I always check online first to see where I can get the best quality and price.
3. Use a Neti Pot
Make a saline solution using distilled water (free of chlorine and flouride which can irritate your sinuses) and sea salt and add it to your pot. Use it in the morning and at night to remove the irritants in your nose.
Where can I get a neti pot?
Neti pots are sold at Walmart, Target, and most Pharmacies
4. Use Essential Oils
Essential oils or a great way to clear up nasal passages and relieve congestion. A few of my favorites for allergies are peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. I like to put a few drops in a diffuser and spray down my home during allergy season. I've also add a few drops to coconut oil and rubbed it on my son's chest and feet when he's congested.
Where can I get essential oils?
Some essential oils are sold at many grocery stores but I recommend getting good quality essential oils from brands such as doTERRA and Young living.
5. Get Adjusted
Chiropractic care will allow your nervous system to function optimally. And since your nervous system controls everything in your body, it will allow your immune system to function optimally as well.
Where can I find a chiropractor?
We are everywhere or almost at least. I am located at 320 Prospect Place, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
A car accident is a traumatic event for your body. External forces transfers energy into your body which then creates injuries. These injuries include the following: neck pain, back pain, headaches, radiating pain, shoulder pain and much more. Sometimes an individual may not feel the pain from an accident right away. It could take days, weeks, even months before the effects of an accident surfaces. This is why it is important to seek care immediately after an accident. A chiropractor can assess all the injuries and treat them appropriately.
At Journey Family Chiropractic every auto accident may be different, but we treat each patient as family. Our goal is to get you out of pain and keep you out of pain.
We have all been there when you are in excruciating pain. When all you want to do is curl up, take a pill, and make the pain stop. There is no question that pain relievers stop the sensation of pain. But do you know how this is done? Pain relievers shuts off your brain's ability to sense the pain, thus you don't feel the pain. Pain relievers however do not treat the cause of the pain. This is why you may need to take it every 4 hours.
Chiropractic care works much different than the pain pill model. With chiropractic care we look at what is causing the pain and we go straight to the source. The pain could be caused by a subluxation in the neck causing a headache or possibly the low back causing low back pain. Where ever the source of the pain is, our job is to find it and get rid of it. Because our bodies are habit forming people tend to subluxate in the same areas over and over. In order to prevent your body from constantly subluxating I assess my patients' activities and lifestyle to pinpoint what is exactly causing their pain. Once this is done I can make the appropriate recommendations for chiropractic care, exercises, and home care.
Oh snap…I’m pregnant. How did that happen? Who knew a little person could grow inside of me. Attach itself like a parasite and feed off me for 9 months. Sounds like the plot of a horror movie to me. If you are like most women when you find out you are pregnant. You have some shock, fear, excitement, a combination of all of the above. You may even feel like pooping on yourself. Don’t do it, pooping on yourself is for labor not finding out you are pregnant. (More on that later.) Now let me put this out there. This may be a very entertaining, interactive book but it also has some valuable info. So enjoy it take it in the tub, on the toilet, in the bed, sleep with it, take it on a date, whatever you need to do to have the best pregnancy and birth possible. From time to time I will suggest some extra work on your part. Now I’m not asking for your left kidney just asking for you to get the most out of whatever you paid for this book.
All around the world many people are experiencing winter blues. Winter blues occurs during the winter months when the sun is not out for as long compared to the summer. Many people experience symptoms of sadness, depression, lack of motivation, plus much more. To turn your blue to yellow. Try these simple tips.
1. Take extra vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin so be sure to speak with your doctor, naturopath, etc about how much is enough to take for your body.
2. Go outside when you can. Your skin produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight so get some rays whenever possible.
3. Eat a clean diet. A clean diet means avoid the soda, processed food, and sugar. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. An unhealthy diet can increase the moodiness during the winter blues.
4. Get your blood moving. Meaning get some exercise. Exercising increases blood flow. Studies state exercise can dramatically improve mood and depression symptoms. So take 30 minutes a day to improve your state of mind.
5. Listen to your favorite jams. There are several studies that conclude music therapy can improve your mood.
Our body’s has the amazing ability to heal itself when placed under the right environment. What does that really mean? When you break a bone the doctor re-aligns the bone then places a cast on it to allow it to heal. Your body could then naturally heal itself. When the bone is not set properly it heals but not in the correct position, which can cause other issues.
Imagine if the bones in your spine are in the wrong position. What this does is creates interference between your spine and brain, creating fog in the communication channels between the two. When this happens your brain has a difficult time healing the body. This can then be seen with sickness such as pain, digestive issues, reproductive issues, respiratory issues, and many more. Thus imagine a spine with no interference, a spine in alignment that can communicate freely with the brain. The nervous system the most important system in the body can then function at optimal level. An optimal functioning nervous system allows for the potential of an optimal functioning body.
Alpharetta Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.