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Archive for November, 2014

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Bone Builders

Calcium: 99% of the calcium in our bodies is found in our skeletons and teeth. When our bodies are short on calcium, our bones become depleted and weakened. Vitamin D: This vitamin is made when the skin is exposed to sunlight, and it helps us absorb calcium. Many people are severely D deficient. We need 5 to 15 minutes of sun without sunscreen two to three times a week. In the winter months this can be difficult. In addition to taking a multi-vitamin, consider taking a calcium vitamin D supplement. Vitamins C and K: Vitamin C increases production of collagen, which helps keep calcium in the bones. Vitamin K triggers the formation of osteocalcin, a protein needed to maintain good…

Bend At Your Best

Yoga has been proven to significantly improve your mental and physical well being. Besides the toning, posture, and relaxation effects, the flexibility benefits are significant. The increase in flexibility helps oxygen flow to the joints, which becomes more and more important with age. Stretching regularly can help offset the debilitating effects of aging, help avoid stiff joints and keep muscles strong. Yoga is also a means of synchronizing the mind and body. The meditation component creates an emotional balance, generates calmness and creates a positive outlook. Ideally yoga and/or stretching should be practiced for at least 15 minutes per day to reap the benefits desired. It is important not to strain, but to keep the stretch comfortable while challenging, and…

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