Is organic worth it?

A Stanford study on organic produce, meat, and dairy was released titled, No Benefit Was Noted for Buying Organic vs. Conventional Food.  However, when delving into the study’s findings there was more to the studies than the headline revealed.      Most people choose organic to avoid exposure to pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals used in …

An Easy-to-Keep 2021 Resolution: I will begin my yoga practice

A bit of history- Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice developed over 5,000 years ago in India that increases flexibility, strength, range of motion, and calmness, permitting you to age gracefully. The word yoga means union of the mind, body, and spirit. A complete practice consists of postures known as asanas. It also includes …

Managing Holiday Stress

Holiday stress may come silently bundled with over-stimulation, financial pressure, and unfulfilled expectations, along with the many occasions for fun and happiness.  Be realistic, you cannot please everyone. So, don’t try to buy or make gifts for everyone you know. Don’t try to see everyone you know. Live within your budget. Monetary concerns can produce …

6 Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays bring joy and feasting… often on sweets and other  rich food.  This seasonal shift typically causes lots of irregular eating that often means more empty calories… we become malnourished while gaining unwanted extra weight. But, the holidays don’t have to bring on an extra 5 to 10 pounds each January. Strategic planning will …

What are Probiotics?

Probiotic literally means supports life.  Probiotics are the natural flora that should inhabit your intestines. Ideally, 85% of the flora in our guts should be probiotics and 15% e-coli. But, most American’s have this ratio reversed!  Why is this so? Primarily due to our life styles. Stress will alter the natural balance. High intake of …

The Dirty Dozen

Conventionally raised foods are grown with pesticides and herbicides. These are chemicals designed to kill. Consequently, it does not make sense to ingest these products if you can avoid them. Some conventionally grown foods are more contaminated than others. These are called “The Dirty Dozen”. These foods are: red and green bell peppers, celery, spinach …

Alignment Matters

Spine In Line/Feel Fine was a joke line in chiropractic school.  But there is truth in the comment; it is the basic premise of chiropractic. Just as your car has an ideal alignment, so does your body.  The central nervous system is composed of the brain and the spinal cord.  The vertebral column and cranium …

FATS, is not a four letter word!

Because such a large percentage of the population is obese, and fats are higher in calories than protein and carbohydrates, we have been led to believe that fats is just another F word. This is part smart because some fats are very unhealthy.  Included in the unhealthy fats would be rancid and hydrogenated fats, aka …

Healthy Gifts for any occasion from Dr. Mary

These are the gifts of health and well being I am pleased to offer my patients and their families. Massage reg $65/hr Nutritional Assessment and Counseling reg $65 High quality supplements Lumbar support pillows reg $27 in pillow-style or mesh-backed Cervical pillows reg $37 Yoga classes/punch card reg $130 for 10 classes Orthotics/footbeds reg $100 At one time …

Breathe… Life Back into Your Ambitions, Desires, Goals and Relationships

A simple fact of life is that there will always be challenges! When confronting these challenges, pause to take a deep breath! Have you ever noticed how an upset child breathes? —short, shallow, irregular breaths. Conversely, when you are in deep sleep, your breath is long and deep. Breathing is an involuntary action but it …

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