St. Louis Chiropractor/ 3 Reasons to Get More Turmeric

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week! This article educates us the many benefits turmeric has to offer!
The ancients were on to something. Turmeric—a staple of East Indian curries for centuries—adds more than distinctive color and flavor to dishes: studies continue to show that curcumin, its active ingredient, affects health in several beneficial ways. As researchers continue to investigate its effects, including supplementing with higher amounts than can be eaten in the diet, proactively adding this spice to your regular diet may support your health.

St. Louis Chiropractor/ Cardiovascular Protection for Stressed Men

Hi all, Dr. Mike here. Here is a great example of why it’s so important to manage your stress!
Stress is well known to play a role in heart disease. Blood vessels are specially designed to respond to the ever-changing blood flow needs in different parts of the body. Healthy blood vessels are elastic, flexible, and strong, but many people unknowingly have low-level chronic inflammation in their blood vessel walls, causing the walls to become thicker and less flexible, and increasing heart attack risk.

St. Louis Chiropractor/Proposed Nutrition Label Changes—What to Do while They Figure It Out

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. Here is a great article to remind you of one of the many reasons you should be eating whole foods and not always trust what you read on food labels.
The trend towards transparency up and down the food chain continued this week as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to update the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels—the familiar rectangular panel on every food and dietary supplement package.
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St. Louis Chiropractor/Acid-Suppressing Drugs Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. This important article tells how Acid-Suppressing drugs can actually do more harm than good. In the past 20 years of working with patients I have witnessed hundreds of cases resolved without the need for this type of medication.

People who use certain acid-suppressing drugs for two years or longer are at increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, which can lead to anemia, neurological problems or dementia, researchers reported on Tuesday. Click Here to Read More!

St. Louis Chiroprictor/6 Simple Ways to Lose Weight

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with another great article composed of some awesome tips that you can use not only to help shed those pounds but also incorporate into your healthy lifestyle!

If you think skipping breakfast will help you shed a few pounds, think again. Not eating a morning meal can actually trick the body into thinking it is starving, which makes it hold on to fat or cause you to eat more during the day. To keep your metabolism revved and blood sugar levels steady, eat breakfast within 45 minutes of rising. The healthiest choices contain a balance of fat, protein, and carbs, such as oatmeal with a handful of nuts or a veggie omelet.

St. Louis Chiropractor/A 4-Point Plan for Protecting Active Joints

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with a great article containing tips on how you can protect your  joints so you can stay active as you age!

Joint pain doesn’t have to be a natural consequence of growing older. By using a combination of new discoveries and time-tested therapies, you can help keep your joints feeling young so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle.

St. Louis Chiroptactor/Vibrant Living Chiropractic/Parents: Tips for Preventing Winter Illness

Hi all, Dr Mike here with your Vibrant Living Chiropractic tip of the week.  This article contains some great tips that along with your chiropractic adjustments will help defend your family this flu season.  Make sure you are taking your probiotics. Better than a flu shot? You Bet! Remember here at Vibrant Living Chiropractic, we are here to be your source of all things wellness lifestyle related in the St. Louis area.

Many of us experience colds, cough or flu during the winter months, but a new study in Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, finds that probiotics—health-promoting bacteria—may help prevent winter illness in children.

Vibrant Living Chiropractic/Love Those Leafy Greens All Year Long

Hey all, Dr. Mike here with your Vibrant Living Chiropractic tip of the week.  I know we talk about eating your veggies all the time, so I thought I would pass along a good article regarding all the benefits of eating your green leafy vegetables.  Remember if you have trouble eating enough of them, try juicing, it is another great alternative!!!

Move over spinach—the greens are here! Beet greens, bok choy, broccoli raab, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, and Swiss chard. Humble and often over-looked, leafy greens are super-nutritious. According to Steven Pratt, MD, coauthor of SuperFoods, dark leafy greens, like their cousin spinach, provide a “synergy of multiple nutrients/phytonutrients” including essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. A bonus: greens are utterly simple to prepare and available year-round.

Vibrant Living Chiropractic/Love Those Leafy Greens All Year Long

Hey all, Dr. Mike here with your Vibrant Living Chiropractic tip of the week.  I know we talk about eating your veggies all the time, so I thought I would pass along a good article regarding all the benefits of eating your green leafy vegetables.  Remember if you have trouble eating enough of them, try juicing, it is another great alternative!!!

Move over spinach—the greens are here! Beet greens, bok choy, broccoli raab, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, and Swiss chard. Humble and often over-looked, leafy greens are super-nutritious. According to Steven Pratt, MD, coauthor of SuperFoods, dark leafy greens, like their cousin spinach, provide a “synergy of multiple nutrients/phytonutrients” including essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. A bonus: greens are utterly simple to prepare and available year-round.

Vibrant Living Chiropractic/St. Louis Chiropractor Yoga

Hi all, this is Dr. Mike.  I just wanted to invite you to another wonderful opportunity to expand your health.  We gladly welcome Julieanne Vander Meulen to Vibrant Living Chiropractic.  Not only will she be available weekly for massage appointments, she will be holding Gentle Flow Yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-6 p.m!  Click the link for all the details!!!

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