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Back To School Backpack Safety

Back To School Backpack Safety
The kids are headed back-to-school and backpacks can cause serious health problems to children if they're not worn correctly. So today we are going to share some tips and Q&A on backpack safety. What kind of long-term effects are we doing to their back and their shoulders and their necks? With heavy backpacks they can start leaning forward causing uneven muscle development causing them to le...
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Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters

Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters
Does this sound familiar: "when I go to the grocery store, I know there are five hundred kinds of vegetables and fruit, but I buy the same three all the time." About one third of parents say their child is a picky eater and, in many cases, it's nothing to worry about.  The behavior is one of the few ways children can exert an influence on their parents and caregivers and that's through eating or n...
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How Chiropractic Helps Dizziness & Vertigo

How Chiropractic Helps Dizziness & Vertigo
Today I wanted to talk to you about vertigo, balance dizziness, and how chiropractic might be of help for you or finding a Discover Health and Wellness chiropractor to help you with that. Basically, when it comes to the ears, they have two functions. One, for you to hear, but the other is for balance. And so, instantly, when someone says they have vertigo, we're trying to figure out if they have o...
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7 Tips To Make Eating Healthy Easier

7 Tips To Make Eating Healthy Easier
It seems that people in general want to eat healthy, but they just don't have enough time.  Sometimes we associate eating healthy with being expensive and we would like to dispel that thought.  Sure you can probably get a Big Mac or a burrito for less than you would buying groceries or items to prepare a meal.  However, if you plan and shop properly, it can be both convenient and affordable fo...
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Is Sitting Around Really Bad For You?

Is Sitting Around Really Bad For You?
Is sitting around really bad for you? With all the craziness going on outside in today’s world, you might be tempted to snuggle down into the safety of your sofa and simply avoid all the bad stuff out there. But is sitting around more dangerous than you think? It's a sad fact of life that everything we do - including the things we decide not to do - has consequences. And there's mounting evidence...
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Does Chiropractic Relieve Stress?

Does Chiropractic Relieve Stress?
One of the things that my patients report to me is that one of the most profound effect a chiropractor has on them, is their ability to reduce their stress level and also recover from stress. Our cranium and our spine house our brain and spinal cord. And all of the spinal nerves that are exiting the spine, innervate every single organ and cell in our body. By adjusting the spine, when we find misa...
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Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes

It is safe to say that Alzheimer’s disease research is in a state of crisis. For the past two decades, over 73,000 research articles have been published, averaging 100 papers per day, yet little clinical progress has been made. The reason a cure may be impossible is because lost cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s disease patients are due to fatally damaged neuronal networks, and dead nerve cells c...
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Constructing A Healthy Plate

Constructing A Healthy Plate
A healthy meal begins with assembling a healthy plate. And before you bring anything to that plate, it might be worthwhile to buy a set of smaller dinner plates cups and glasses. Interestingly, many hardware stores sell these very inexpensively, but they’re harder to find in fancy kitchen stores. Mostly because small plates have gone out of style. One of the reasons we like to obsess about nutrien...
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Top 10 Ways to Eliminate Stress Without Alcohol

Top 10 Ways to Eliminate Stress Without Alcohol
Stress happens to everyone and we all have our different ways of coping albeit, some are better than others.  With the weather getting nicer, it is easy to find a happy hour patio after work to unwind and relax.  While this may be a temporary fix, Discover Health and Wellness can help you find more healthier ways to deal with stress!   In the meantime, we found this article from Psychology Today t...
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Get Better Sleep This Spring

Get Better Sleep This Spring
Spring is a time of growth and progress, but it is also a time for seasonal joint pain. Changes in temperature, humidity, and air pressure can affect your joints and cause you to feel pain, especially if you have prior injuries or arthritis. Plus, overlooked minor injuries from the winter ski season can quickly lead to chronic pain. Sleep is a necessity for injury recovery, pain management, and...
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