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3 Simple Ways to Express Gratitude

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The Inbox of Life is Never Empty

Work deadlines, financial tension, social obligations, meals to cook and kid’s activities to plan: if you feel like you are overwhelmed and stressed out, you are not alone. A recent study (1) in 2015 performed by the American Psychological Association found that on average, men rated their daily stress at 4.9/10 and women at 5.3/10 with “greater percentages of adults reporting extreme levels of stress than in 2014.”  In addition, stress has been linked time and time again with poor health, depression, anxiety, and having a negative impact on relationships.  Read Full Article

Apple Maple Crisp

apple maple crispEveryone loves a little something sweet now and then. How about a dessert that’s both good and good for you? A crisp is one of the easiest desserts to throw together, and is made up of more than half fruit. We went all apple with this crisp, but feel free to substitute pear for some of the apple, or add in some fresh cranberries.… Read Full Article

Sugar – Vitamin C = Cold

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We see it quite frequently at the practice – the cutest Halloween costumes followed by the sneakiest colds!  Have you ever stopped to notice that the time of year when we are eating the most “because-it’s-the-holidays” sweets and indulgences also coincides with when we – as a nation – seem to all catch a cold or develop the flu?… Read Full Article

Building Immunity: The Chiropractic Connection

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From time to time a patient may call our office to say, “I am sick!  I don’t want to pass the germs around.  Should I still come in for my adjustment?”  to which we respond, “Of course!  Read Full Article

The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Organic Raw Green Avocados Sliced in HalfWhat is the Dirty Dozen?

The “Dirty Dozen” is a list of the top 12 conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides.  The list is published yearly by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that brings awareness to (among other things) levels of toxicity in our environment, including our food.Read Full Article

Back to School: Quick, Easy & Healthy Meal Ideas

With a little planning and forethought, preparing back-to-school meals can be one less thing to worry about as we transition from summer to fall.  Proper nutrition is intrinsically linked to concentration and academic performance (1) – help your little one get off to a great start with these quick, easy and healthy meal ideas for breakfast and lunch:

Breakfast

Cottage cheese, berries and honeyCottage Cheese with Fruit: Consider a full fat cottage cheese, as our brains are 60% fat and require adequate fat sources for optimum performance. … Read Full Article

Back-To-School: Help Your Child Stay Focused and Healthy

Total Balance Chiropractic Dr. Sarah Weber kids and chiropracticAt Total Balance Chiropractic, we are proud to say that many of our patients are children.  As a pediatric certified chiropractor, Dr. Weber is trained to provide chiropractic care to children of all ages.

Increased Stress Leads to Increased Subluxation

Over the summer, we find that our pediatric patients present with less subluxation (improper position of the vertebrae causing nerve interference) due to less overall stress. … Read Full Article

Get Moving This Summer: 3 Activity Ideas for the Whole Family

family summer chiropracticSummer is here!  The sun is out and the weather is warm – no better time to get outside and make lifelong memories with the ones you love.  There are hundreds of activities for you and your family to choose from when deciding what to do on these precious summer days. … Read Full Article

Summer Fitness: 3 Great Ways to Kick It Up A Notch

Exercise running women chiropracticWhether you are currently in a regular workout regime or not, the summer is a perfect time to stretch your legs and break a sweat. Your summer schedule is sure to fill up quickly between the concerts, food-fests and backyard grill outs, so be sure to carve out some time to give yourself the gift of fitness this summer!… Read Full Article

June News: Breastfeeding and Chiropractic

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Did you know that chiropractic care for newborns is proven to help overcome breast-feeding challenges? Read Why Chiropractic Helps to learn about how pediatric chiropractic can help alleviate a variety of conditions that may be interfering with baby’s ability to breast-feed.… Read Full Article