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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

Tie-ing It All Together

June is Men’s Health month at Total Balance Chiropractic!  We are constantly inspired by the men in our lives who are great achievers: they provide, encourage and entertain us… and from time to time, have been known to burn the candle at both ends and sacrifice self-care for higher achievement.… Read Full Article

Buy and Eat Local

One of the best parts of the Spring season are the seasonal fruits and vegetables that begin to sprout up!  Local farmers markets are starting to open and offer a variety of produce items for you take advantage of! There are countless reasons why you should consider purchasing your fruits and veggies from these local markets. … Read Full Article

Spring Cleaning Your Diet

Finally Spring is in the air!  The much-loved season of warmer temperatures and sunnier days has arrived.  Spring is also a time for a fresh, clean start to a promising year.  Many of us go through our houses and organize, clean and toss out the old unused clothes and items to make room for fresh new ones. … Read Full Article

The Facts of Fiber

Most people associate fiber with constipation.  Although fiber does aide in helping to normalize your bowel movements, it also has abundant benefits for other digestive health concerns.  Studies have also found that adequate fiber intake can lower cholesterol, promote healthy blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.… Read Full Article

3 Ways to Improve Behavior and Mood Naturally in Children

Childhood is supposed to be a happy carefree time. But today’s world places more stress on children than ever before.  Combined factors such as living in a more challenging and hectic environment, meeting increased demands for extra activities, coping with problems at home, and internalizing pressure from parents and classmates can produce more stress on a child than he or she can handle.  … Read Full Article

Spring Juicing continued….

The Cleanse!

This juice cleanse consists of drinking six juices every 2-3 hours.  The “green juice” you will drink twice.  It is suggested to drink them in this order:

  1. Green Juice
  2. Spicy Lemon Juice
  3. Carrot Juice
  4. Beet Juice
  5. Green Juice
  6. Cashew Milk

 

You can drink water, lemon water or decaffeinated and unsweetened teas in between to keep you hydrated. … Read Full Article

Spring Juicing

Spring cleaning includes cleaning up your diet to get a fresh, healthy start to the season!  One way to kick start your healthier lifestyle is a short, 3-day juicing program to cleanse and improve the overall functioning of your body.  You may find the idea of juicing intimidating or too complicated, but properly preparing your body and your pantry is key to a successful juicing cleanse. … Read Full Article

Nutrition and Your Bones

Many women start losing bone mass in their mid-30’s.  By the time menopause is reached, most of these women have developed osteoporosis!  A proper diet along with optimal absorption of essential nutrients is necessary in preventing and even reversing bone loss, but calcium is not the only contributing dietary factor. … Read Full Article

A Healthy Heart with Chiropractic

Did you know… heart disease is the cause of 1 in 3 women’s deaths every year, killing one woman every minute! So how do you prevent heart disease?  The typical answer includes: don’t smoke, manage your blood pressure and blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, stay active, eat a healthy diet and keep your weight under control. … Read Full Article