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Dr. Matt’s Health and Wellness Gift Giving Guide 2017

I subscribe to a number of newletters(more than I should based on how many of them I actually get the chance to read, haha) and one of the most useful of emails that I get are the ones that show a list of products that I may find interesting based on me following a particular […] Read More

Here’s a Simple Way to Help with Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a very common condition and one that we’ve had a lot of success with in treating over the years in our office. Tennis Elbow is technically called “Lateral Epicondylitis” and it’s basically just inflammation of the tendons in the forearm. Tennis Elbow can occur for a number of reasons. Some of the […] Read More

4 Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Every year about this time we start to see the weather changing. In fact, here in Central Texas, we get to see what it feels like to be winter and spring on the same day. It’s not unusual to see changes in the temperature from the mid 40’s to the mid 80’s all in a […] Read More

3 Tips to Decrease Your Neck Pain

Neck pain is a huge problem in today’s culture and it’s only getting worse for most people. Every day, you can just take a look around and you will see co-workers, friends and family all grabbing their neck, trying to “pop” their neck and/or complaining of headaches and tension. What is leading to all of […] Read More

Does a Rotator Cuff Injury Always Mean Surgery?

Rotator cuff injuries are incredibly common. In fact, research shows that likelihood to injure the rotator cuff increases as we age, with this type of injury occurring most often in people over 40. So, what exactly is the rotator cuff and how does it get injured? There are many ways that rotator cuff injuries can […] Read More

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition in which there is damage to the nerves in the arms and legs to the point in which there is now tingling, numbness, pain and weakness. Often this problem is associated with Diabetes, but there are multiple other causes as well. In order to understand Peripheral Neuropathy and how to […] Read More

What is TMJ?

The Temporomandibular joint is the point in your jaw where the lower jaw and the skull come together. It’s made up of the lower bone of the jaw the mandible and the upper jaw the maxilla. Ok, so, it’s a joint that everyone has, so why do some people talk about getting TMJ? When most […] Read More

Try This Simple Core Exercise to Help Prevent Low Back Pain

Have you heard the term "core" muscles? Unless, you've been hiding under a rock, I would almost guarantee that you said yes to that question. But what does that really mean? And, more importantly is how do you strengthen your "core"? And, even if you do, will it prevent your from having any sort of […] Read More

This Low Back Issue Could Keep You from Your Best Workouts

It's been great to see all of the people that have started to become more interested in fitness in the last couple of decades. People have been hitting the gym more, picking running, doing Crossfit, etc. And, my personal favorite, Powerlifting has been on the rise from everything I can tell. So word is out […] Read More

The Most Common Source of Low Back Pain(In My Experience)

In my years of practicing Chiropractic, I have seen probably 1000's of people with low back pain of either an acute or chronic nature. More often than not, even those that just recently started having low back pain have some sort of biomechanical problem that has been working it's way toward getting their attention. In […] Read More

Get Out of Bed Like this to Avoid Low Back Pain

Have you ever noticed how sometimes that most basic things in life make all the difference? Well, that's 100% true for this tip to help with low back pain! Years ago, I learned this one thing that made such a big difference in not only my life, but since then probably hundreds if not 1000's […] Read More

So the AHA Says Coconut Oil is “Unhealthy”. Is This True?

A few weeks back, the American Heart Association came out making the statement that coconut oil is not healthy to eat. Over the next couple of weeks those of us that are on the health and wellness side of the healthcare field gave a huge lashback, pointing out that not only was the AHA wrong […] Read More

2 Quick and Easy Tips to Help With Chronic Neck Pain

Over the last several posts, I have touched quit a bit on neck pain, what might be causing it and even some ways to help with it.In this post, however, I want to get a little more specific for those people that suffer from more chronic neck pain. Typically, most people that complain of chronic(or […] Read More

Where is Your Neck Pain Coming From?

In our office, one of the key things that sets us apart is the fact that we will always do a good amount of muscle work before we ever do an adjustment. That is for a number of reasons, but one of the main reasons happens to be that pain is not always coming from […] Read More

Wake up with Neck Pain? This Could Help.

It's hard for me to believe, but I have been practicing Chiropractic for over 13 years now. During that time, I have seen thousands of people with neck pain, of course, but probably one of the most common things that I hear people complain about is waking up with a "crick" in their neck. Typically, […] Read More

It’s Summer! Avoid Sunburn Damage with This!

It's summertime here in Texas! The last week or so has shown us just how interesting the weather may be for the next few months, and if you are anything like me, you are going to be trying to find every way you can to cool off. For most of us, that includes getting in […] Read More

A Simple Tool for Self-Myofascial Release

Have you ever gone to a Chiropractor and gotten an adjustment, leave and then feel like you are having the same problem all over again in just a matter of minutes? Now, to be fair, this can happen for a number of reasons, especially in an acute pain situation. But, if this is something you […] Read More

Top 7 Warning Signs You May be Magnesium Deficient

It's been estimated that up to 86% of the population is deficient in Magnesium. And, that is a big deal because this one mineral is used in over 300 different processes in your body(I actually read recently that it may be closer to 600, but I can't confirm that.) There are a number of things […] Read More

A Simple Way to Avoid Muscle Pain from Cholesterol Meds

One of the most commonly prescribed groups of medications today are what are known as Statin drugs. I'm sure you've heard the names: Crestor, Zocor, Lipitor, etc. These drugs are supposed to help lower cholesterol levels which in turn is supposed to help prevent heart disease(not exactly, but that's what they prescribe them for anyway). […] Read More

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Neck Pain

3 things bring most people into a Chiropractic office: Neck Pain, Low Back Pain and Headaches. Over the course of about 13 years in practice, I can honestly say that I’ve seen literally hundreds of each now, but the one that seems to be coming out front and center in the last several years is […] Read More

Healing and Preventing Elbow Pain

We are getting into the time of year when people are starting to get back outside and become more active. Sometimes that's working in the yard. Other times it's playing sports like golf, tennis, frisbee golf, baseball, softball, etc. At any rate, it's common, when we first get back into any activity, to have some aches […] Read More

Avoiding Shoulder Injuries from Bench Pressing and/or Pushups

We are just wrapping up the first month of the year again, and with that comes all of the new years resolutioners starting some new workout. Usually one of the top exercises on everyone's list is the bench press or some form or the other of push ups. Both are great exercises, but both can […] Read More

2 Simple Ways to Prevent and/or Help Low Back Pain

In my 12 years of practice, I have seen 1000's of people with low back pain and/or hip and leg pain. Most of the time(I would guess 95% or better) it starts with a problem in the mechanics of the pelvic bones and then works it's way up. There are numerous things that can cause […] Read More

Take Back Your Health Tip of the Week: Heat or Ice

“Doc, I hurt my low back. Should I put some heat on it?” “Doc, my knee has been stiff. Should I be icing it or putting heat on it?” These are questions that I hear almost daily. Most people will immediately default to putting heat on something over ice because it “feels good”, but this […] Read More

Take Back Your Health Tip of the Week: Preventing Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, which is of course great for all of the different ways we need to move our arms, but that same mobility also makes it prone to injuries in a number of ways. One of the most common ways that the shoulder becomes injured is due […] Read More

All About Insulin Resistance

Diabetes has reached epidemic numbers at this point. It's estimated that up to almost 30 million Americans have Diabetes, with another almost 80 million Americans over the age of 20 being prediabetic. This is sad, because for the vast majority of people Diabetes is a very preventable and even reversible disease. How is that the […] Read More

Protected: Why and How to Do a Nutritional Cleanse.

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Take Back Your Health Tip of the Week: Step Into It to Prevent Low Back Pain

In over 12 years of practice, I have seen 1000's of people at this point with low back pain and/or chronic low back problems. While some of them come in from a specific incident like a car accident or sports injury, the vast majority have “no idea what started it”, “it just started hurting”. By […] Read More

Take Back Your Health Tip of the Week: Stay Hydrated

If you have ever been a patient in my office, then it's no secret that I am a big fan of muscle work and getting the soft tissue to work correctly while also working with the joints. I would dare say that most people that come see me have some sort of a muscular imbalance, […] Read More

First Steps to Healing Autoimmune Disease and Leaky Gut

If you've been keeping up with what we are doing here at Matt Parsons Chiropractic, you know that I've gotten much more back to my roots as far as what I offer my patients. I first became interested in nutrition and how it affects the body back in high school. In truth, my focus at […] Read More

Take Back Your Health Tip of the Week: Easy Ways to Prevent Neck Pain and Headaches

I actually posted this video on Facebook and YouTube about 2 weeks ago. The more that I have thought about this though, the more that I want to get these videos out to where everyone can find them. So many people are trying to figure out why they get sick or why they don't feel […] Read More

3 Supplements I give My Kid That You Might Want to Give Yours

Coming from my background, I have been around nutrition, and all of the good and bad that has gone with it for over 15  years. I’ve seen supplements that are actually beneficial to people and I’ve seen the snake oil that is supposed to turn you into to a Greek god in the next 10 […] Read More

A Great Resource For Real Food

Real food. What does that mean? With all of the 1000’s of diet plans that you hear coming and going out of fad on an almost monthly basis, the concept of real food rarely gets discussed much. And, that’s a shame, because eating real food is one of, if not the most important thing that […] Read More

5 Natural Ways to Deal With Headaches

Headache. The very word conjures an image in my mind of a pencil going through my eye. You see, I have a history of headaches, cluster headaches to be specific, and I know the pain that comes with having a headache, especially on a regular basis. And, this is one of those conditions that I […] Read More

It’s Spring! Here’s Some Ways to Help Combat Allergies Naturally.

Spring is starting to roll around again and with it, may of the various allergies that so many people are affected by every year. Here in Central Texas, it seems like we haven’t had much winter at all. Combine that with all of the rain that we had in fall and you can bet that […] Read More

How to Boost Your “Happy Hormone”: 6 Natural Ways to Increase Your Serotonin Levels

Today more than 1 in 10 Americans is taking some form of antidepressant medication, with that number shooting up to 1 in 4 American women in their 40s or 50’s. It’s safe to say that hormone imbalance(in this case serotonin), altering mood, energy, metabolism, and more is affecting a large number of us. And, at […] Read More

Health Buzz of the Week 6/8/15-6/12/15

Welcome back to the Health Buzz of the Week! This week, we have a couple of articles that give you a little more information on what it takes to live longer(and better). We also have one that is gives you an idea just how effective Omega 3’s(Fish Oil) can be for numerous parts of yours(and […] Read More

Health Buzz of the Week 5/25/15-5/29/15

Welcome Back for another round of our Weekly Health Buzz! This week, we have some interesting articles to show you. We show the benefits of strength training for women(and men). We talk about one of the most essential nutrients in your body, and how to make sure that you are getting enough. And, we have […] Read More

Health Buzz of the Week 5/11/15-5/15/15

Welcome back to the Health Buzz of the Week. Each week we try to bring you the best of the health related articles, videos, etc. that we have seen over the course of the week. Make sure to check the articles/videos out and please share this link on Facebook, Pinterest, etc. Here’s this weeks Buzz: […] Read More

Health Buzz of the Week 5/4/15-5/8/15

We took a break from the Health Buzz of the Week for about a month while we were doing the Hot For Summer Challenge, which if you haven't checked it out yet, you need to go take a look. It's 30 days long, with 3 posts a day(1 Fitness, 1 Motivational, 1 Nutrition) to help […] Read More

Slow Down When You’re Eating

Remember when you were a child and your parents would tell you to slow down while you were eating? Maybe it was just me, but I heard that more than once from mine. I used to sit at the table and turn into the Tasmanian Devil, especially when my mom made one of my favorite […] Read More

Cardio & Core HIIT Workout

For today’s workout we are going to give you 1 more HIIT routine. This one is focused heavy on the cardio and core. You’re gonna love it!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to […] Read More

You’ve Got to be Intentional

I’ve noticed over the years that most people have developed a real casual approach to life. We seem to have this idea that nothing is permanent or important in the grand scheme of things. We hop from one job to the next, one relationship to the next, one diet to the next and on and […] Read More

Eating According to the Calendar

Eating clean has taken on a life of its own in the last few years. There are literally hundreds of blogs, books, etc. all telling you essentially the same information. And, many of them are great sources no doubt. It is a movement that I am happy to be a part of and will continue […] Read More

Full Body Strength Training Workout

We are closing out the Hot For Summer Challenge tomorrow! But, the habits that you have built through doing this will last you a lifetime if you will just stay with it. Today we are going to give you a Full Body Strength Training Workout!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for […] Read More

Your Own Personal Revolution

I was reading something this morning about the way that our lives are affected by the small little disciplines that we either do or don’t do. Simple things make up most of our habits. And, once it becomes a habit, those things form the very foundation of our lives.   For instance, something as simple […] Read More

The 80/20 Rule: You Don’t Have to Deprive Yourself

What is one of the hardest things and biggest frustrations for people trying to get healthy. It’s how to eat. Some people get caught up in counting calories. Others get caught up in counting carbs. And, when they do a couple of problems tend to pop up. First, the counting part gets old, but more […] Read More

What’s The Best Exercise Program?

If you have been reading this site for a while now, you know that I tend to lean toward strength training. And, if you have been paying attention, you know that Penny tends to lean more toward a higher cardio form of exercising. And yet, we still crossover some and get the benefits of both […] Read More

Your Roots Matter

Several years back I remember Penny, myself, and her mom and dad sitting at the kitchen table. We were just talking and laughing when all of the sudden we heard a loud snap and could all see this shadow approaching the kitchen window, followed of course by a loud BOOM! A tree had fallen and […] Read More

Tropical Heaven Protein Shake

After being around fitness for over 20 years, making protein shakes comes almost second nature. This one is a classic and is always my standby.   Ingredients:   Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder(the one we use is called MuscleGain and can be found HERE) 1 Cup of Strawberries 1 Banana 1 Cup of Ice ½-1 Cup […] Read More

Workout In The Park

It’s another beautiful Spring Saturday! Why workout inside when you can get outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather! For today’s workout, we are going to show you how to get a full body workout in the park. For this particular one, we are going to talk about a playscape for several of the exercises, but […] Read More

Why You Should Make A Vision Board

Years ago I was listening to The Success Principles by Jack Canfield when I heard him start talking about this idea of creating Vision Boards. Now, I hadn’t ever heard of anything like this before, but Jack is one of the most prominent speakers in the world and is co-author of the Chicken Soup for […] Read More

It’s Almost Summertime: Why You Should Add Some Pineapple To Your Diet

About a year or so ago, I heard Ann Burrell on the food network tell the viewers how to pick out the perfect pineapple. The next time I went to the store, I used her idea and it didn’t disappoint. Since then, we have put more fresh pineapple into our eating plan. Pineapples are delicious […] Read More

Tight & Toned Arms and Shoulders Workout

This workout will get you ready to rock that tank top this summer! Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show you how to have […] Read More

Ever Feel Like Your Back’s Against the Wall?

Have you ever had a time in your life when you felt like your back was up against the wall? Maybe it was due to changing circumstances in your life. Maybe it was due to a challenging relationship or tough financial times.   We all go through ups and downs in life. But, at times […] Read More

Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry

Love Asian food but never tried cooking it on your own. Stir-frying food can be a simple, healthy and quick way to get a delicious meal! This Chicken Stir-Fry is a great one to start with, so give it a shot! Ingredients: 2-3 Chicken Breasts Brocolli Carrots Onions Red Peppers Celery Mushrooms Water Chestnuts Sea Salt Garlic Powder […] Read More

No Equipment Necessary HIIT Workout

Get Toned & Get Tight with this No Equipment Necessary HIIT Workout!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show you how to have […] Read More

The Stop Doing List

Have you ever been told to make a list of all the things you want to do, see, have, etc. Sometimes these lists are part of a to-do list, or a plan. More often they get called a “bucket list”, and they are extremely beneficial in getting what you want out of life.   Still […] Read More

Healthy Snacking: An Essential Part of Eating Clean

One of the trickiest parts to eating clean is getting snacks into your day. Some people tell us that they feel like they aren’t hungry enough to eat snacks. Others will tell us that they just aren’t sure what to eat for snacks.So, here are a few suggestions:   Remember that getting your snacks in […] Read More

Super Chest and Back Workout

Feel like you are superhuman with this Chest and Back workout!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show you how to have a […] Read More

It’s Not the Blowing of the Wind, It’s the Set of the Sail

Years ago I heard this famous speech by one of my mentors(I never got a chance to meet him, but I consider him a mentor just the same).       No matter whether we are talking about fitness, finances, relationships, etc., it is just a matter of us changing our minds. The same winds […] Read More

Nuts About Nuts

Nuts are a great addition to your diet, and they make an easy go-to snack. They also are a great source of extra protein in your diet. They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and even some healthy fats. So, what are some of the best varieties? Here is a brief overview of 5 that you should […] Read More

Heart Pumpin’ HIIT Routine

Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show you how to have a safe, effective workout, you have to listen to your own body. Please […] Read More

“Trust Me With the Small Things.”

So, I am a Christian, and of course I pray and try to make sure I listen when I pray as much as I do the asking or talking(that in an of itself has taken me years to learn and honestly, it’s still a challenge). Lately, there have been a few things going on my […] Read More

Supplements: What Do You Really Need?

The supplement/nutrition industry is a multibillion dollar industry. It seems like every day we are hearing about some new hot pill that we can take to make us lose weight, or to make us look better, or to relieve some sort of pain. And, in truth, there are lots of great supplements out there. But, […] Read More

Hot Legs Workout

During summertime, you want to be able to wear shorts and feel good about yourself. This Hot Legs Workout will do the trick!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and […] Read More

Become An Inspiration By Working Hard On Yourself

I have been around the health and fitness world for about 20+ years now, and I have seen lots of different personality types walk in and out of that world.   Some people just come in shy and never really open up to the whole experience, too scared to push themselves too far and as […] Read More

What’s All the Hype About Greek Yogurt?

Have you tried Greek Yogurt yet? If not then you should. While regular yogurt(the plain versions anyway) can be healthy, overall it’s not as sweet of a deal as what you will get from eating Greek Yogurt. Here are a few reasons why:   Greek Yogurt has roughly double the amount of protein per serving […] Read More

What is Suspension Training?

Several years ago, Penny and I started a Boot Camp specifically for Baby Boomers. We took these people through all kinds of exercises and had them doing things that they had just written off in their lives as they “just couldn’t do anymore”. We showed them that we didn’t accept that answer and neither should they. […] Read More

What Makes You Feel Good?

This morning and even into the early afternoon has been awesome. It’s been a little rainier than usual this Spring, and after a couple of days of this, it killed my plans to get in the yard today. Instead, Penny and just spent time talking about what we are doing, what we want to be […] Read More

Is Breakfast Really Important?

Most of us always heard growing up that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And, there is a certain amount of truth to that, but why?   Breakfast is an important meal because it gets your metabolism cranking in the morning. You just woke up from usually about an 8-12 hour fast, […] Read More

Bleacher Workout: Time to Get Outside

For today’s workout, we want to mix it up again for you. It’s spring and the weather is gorgeous, so let’s get outside and enjoy it. Here is a workout using your local track/stadium.   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any […] Read More

Doing Things the Easy Way

As we go through life, we hear so much about strengths and weaknesses. We get told to play our strengths, but work on our weaknesses. And, that is good advice. But, is it the best advice?   Think about it. When you are trying to accomplish something, whether it is a physical goal, a financial […] Read More

How Important Are “Cheat Days”?

When you start to work on a total overhaul in the way you eat, lots of things can change. Of course the way you move, the way you feel, etc. Those are all supposed to change. But what about your cravings(these will change as well over time, believe it or not)? What about friends and […] Read More

Lunge & Butt Blast Workout

As much as I love squats, there are other exercises that are also great for hitting those legs and butt. Here is a simple workout that will challenge you, but your gonna love the results!     Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are […] Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Change Your Goals

We’ve talked about this a few times now, but I am a highly ambitious person with huge goals in life. I don’t apologize for that. Truthfully, I think more people should be that way. I think the world would be a much better place if we all tried to see how far we could go […] Read More

Suprisingly Healthy Chicken Tostadas

This is a recipe that we came up with a few months back. The Shredded Chicken, beans and even the tostada shells themselves all are minimally processed and low in preservatives and salt. This recipe actually feeds 3 people. Ingredients:   Shredded Chicken(We use the HEB Fully Cooked, it’s surprisingly low enough in sodium.) Refried […] Read More

Cardio-Kickboxing HIIT Routine

Today we are changing up the style of our workout a little. This is another form of HIIT workout, but this one is what you call a Tabata style workout. This workout should only last a few minutes, but it will be a tough workout and will get you results! If you have any type […] Read More

Keep Pushing

Have you ever noticed when a person or a team has just won a championship, they don’t talk about when they stumbled or when they got hit. They don’t talk about the disappointments they had during the game or the season. If those things come up at all, it’s because the interviewer asks about them. […] Read More

The Best Chicken Salad EVER

This recipe is super easy and is hands down the best chicken salad I have ever had! You don't even need to eat it on bread. It's that good!   Ingredients:   3-4 Cooked and Chopped Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast 2-3 Stalks of Celery ½-1 Cup Fresh Cilantro 1 Cup Chopped Apple(We use Fuji Apples, they […] Read More

Tank Top Arms Workout

Tank Top Arms! It’s getting to be that time of year, this workout will help your arms look great!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our […] Read More

Getting the Family on Board

Anytime you are trying to make a lifestyle change, you are going to face challenges. Sometimes they come in the form of self-doubt, or even by simply having a strong addiction to things that are not the best for us. But, one of the biggest struggles that most people have is trying to get their […] Read More

Coconut Oil vs. Olive Oil

Fats in the diet have been the topic of discussions and debates for decades. How much should we get? What form of fats should we eat? How does it affect our cholesterol and heart disease?   Most of the information that is out there is outdated and needs to just go away. Take for instance […] Read More

Core Crusher HIIT Routine

Today we are going to do a HIIT Routine that will absolutely crush your core and help carve out those abs you are wanting!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, […] Read More

Lean Into It

Have you ever gotten so caught up in a situation that you literally almost freeze?  Usually these things come about when we reach a point where either something really scares us physically, or we are at some form of crossroads in our life mentally.   Should I go right or should I go left? Should […] Read More

The Dangers of Dieting

I heard a statistic this morning that scares me. This lady made the statement that over 80% of the American population will go on a diet this year. That statement is scary for a couple of reasons.   Diet plans don’t work. Diets can/will mess up your hormones and metabolism.   Let’s look at the […] Read More

Chest & Back Sculpting Routine

Today we are going back to a workout for the Chest and Back! This will keep you having a strong sculpted back, while helping to lift the chest!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk […] Read More

Discipline or Regret

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”-Jim Rohn   What comes to mind when you think of the word discipline? If you are like most people, the term means suffering or almost like a punishment. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth! […] Read More

What Are Macros? & How Much Do You Need?

Look around in health and fitness long enough and you’re sure to hear someone talking about macros. The term “macros” is short for macronutrients. And, really what they are referring to most of the time is Protein, Fat and Carbs.   There has been a lot of information put out over the years about how […] Read More

Squats 101

As you have been going through this Challenge, you have no doubt noticed that many of the days we work legs, we are going to put some form of squats into the mix. One workout this past week was almost exclusively squats! And, we do that for good reason.   As a former powerlifter, and […] Read More

Have To vs. Get To

Did you realize that the words that you use to describe your day, affect the way you go through it? For that fact, your entire life works that way.   Just think about this: I have a day where I have to get up and go to work. Then I have to sit through a […] Read More

Quick and Super Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. The are loaded with Vitamin A and other powerful antioxidants. They are high in fiber. Relatively low in sugars(actually they are low glycemic). They have a good amount of protein for a plant. And, they taste wonderful. When combined with the awesome nutrition […] Read More

Sexy Shoulder Routine

Today’s workout is relatively short, but very effective. This will get you some sexy shoulders!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show you […] Read More

How to Really Help Others

We hear about this sort of thing all the time. We are supposed to reach out and help our fellow man/woman. We are supposed to love and serve one another. It’s taught in our schools, our churches, our homes. And, I couldn’t agree more that we are indeed supposed to serve.   But, how does […] Read More

Are You Getting Enough Water?

Water is one of the most important nutrients fo  your body. Yet, many people don’t come anywhere close to getting the amount that they actually need. In fact, people tell us all the time that they hate water and they just don’t want to drink it. Instead they would rather drink tea, or sodas, or coffee, […] Read More

Cardio & Core HIIT Routine

Today’s workout is another HIIT routine with a focus more on Cardio and Core. Have fun!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show […] Read More

Living a Life You Love

Being True to Yourself   So many times we get caught up in the day to day comparisons of ourselves versus what we see on TV or in magazines. There is a constant stream of what we should look like, what we should act like, how we should feel, and on and on.   With […] Read More

How To Read a Food Label

There is a lot of confusion out there about what’s in our food, what kind of food we should put in our bodies, and how in the heck are we supposed to know if a food is “good” or “bad”?   Well, we are going to show you how to read a label today. Of […] Read More

Butt and Thigh Blast Workout

Today’s focus will be on blasting your butt and thighs! We are going to put more of a strength training spin on this one again, so don’t be afraid to grab some weights of some sort and make those legs work!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. […] Read More

Your Philosophy & Feeding Your Mind Part 2

In our last post, we talked about how our personal philosophy controls everything that we think and do. We also talked about how that is a very powerful idea, and that we have the ability to change our lives simply by changing our philosophy. So, how does that happen?   First we must realize that […] Read More

Eating Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

At this point, almost everyone agrees that eating our food as organic as possible is probably a good thing. While there are still definitely the detractors out there, and they have every right to their opinion, it just makes common sense that as we have increased the chemical load on our bodies that the levels […] Read More

Beautiful Back and Chest Workout

Here's another great HIIT workout! This time we are going to focus on the back and chest, but close it out with a little bit of cardio!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to […] Read More

Your Philosophy and Feeding Your Mind Part 1

Hopefully you’ve found some really good information in the articles you have been reading so far on this site. With the Hot For Summer Challenge, we have been trying to make sure that we give you some useful info about healthy eating and exercise, and that is super important. But, honestly my(Dr. Matt’s) biggest passion […] Read More

Roasted Cauliflower

  Cauliflower by itself can get pretty dull. But, done the right way, it can be made to taste quite good, and believe it or not, it can be very versatile. You can make everything from cauliflower mashed potatoes(which you won’t be able to even tell apart from actual potatoes if done right) to a […] Read More

Get Rid of the Arm Jiggle Workout

One of the biggest keys to getting rid of arm jiggle has to do with building up some lean muscle tone in the arms. This workout will get you on the right track!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. […] Read More

The Power of 10%

If I were to show you a way to invest your money and could guarantee you a 10% return on it, how would that grab your attention? If you are like most people, you would jump at the opportunity, especially in today’s economic climate.   Well, I am no economic guru, and this challenge has […] Read More

You Don’t Have to Count Calories, In Fact You Shouldn’t

Remember the first time someone you knew started a Low Calorie Diet? How did that work out for them? If they are like 99% of people that tried that method, they failed and in all likelihood gained back any weight they lost plus a few pounds extra. Why did this happen?   Counting calories just […] Read More

Killer Butt and Legs Workout

We hope you enjoyed your day off yesterday. We are going to kick the workouts back up today with a workout to give you a butt and legs to kill for!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is […] Read More

Celebrate the Small Wins

Have you ever reached a point in your life where it seems like everything is going wrong, everything is working against your, and/or you look at your life and you just get frustrated with where you are in life?   If you haven’t had at least a day like this at some point in your […] Read More

The 10 Day Fuel Bootcamp

Ok, after getting a chance to get used to doing some steady workouts, it’s time to kick your results up a notch starting tomorrow. It’s time to start your 10 Day Fuel Bootcamp!   So, what is it about the Bootcamp that makes it so effective. Here are a few keys:   ü      You will […] Read More

Think Outside the Gym

We’ve been training people for years now, and I have been a Doctor for 11 years, and it has amazed me how many people over the years have told me that they hate exercise. Generally when someone makes a statement like this, I try to go a little deeper with them and explain that exercise […] Read More

Taking Some Time To Rest

As you are going through something like the Hot For Summer Challenge, it can get pretty intense on setting goals and working towards them. It will definitely put your feet to the fire if you are taking it seriously, which is one of the key differences between those that get results and those that don’t. […] Read More

What to Look for in a Post Workout Drink

Have you ever wondered what is the best thing to replenish after a good hard workout? There are so many protein shakes, post workout shakes, etc. that it can be hard to figure out what is best for you. I do have my own personal favorite, but here are a few tips to figure out […] Read More

Lean Legs and Sculpted Shoulders

Today, we are back for another round of Strength Training! Today the focus will be primarily on legs and shoulders. So, here we go!   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, […] Read More

Success or Failure: It’s All About Choices

Over the years, I have read many books, blogs, etc. all around the idea of success and successful people. They tend to do some things a little different from those that aren’t quite as successful in life. They tend to have habits, procedures, even sometimes little rituals that serve them and help them go above […] Read More

Dr. Matt’s Go-To Green Smoothie

  Ingredients:   ½ cup Fresh Apple Juice(We use Simply Apple Juice, but are always on the search for something better too!) 3 Sticks of Celery 2 Carrots 1 ½ -2 cups of Power Greens(Mixture of Kale and several other Greens) ½ - 1 cup Parsley ¼ teaspoon of Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon of Ginger ¼ […] Read More

Full Body HIIT Routine

Today we are back to another HIIT workout! How are you feeling so far? Sore? Good?   Disclaimer: As always you personably assume all responsibility for any injuries, accidents, etc. that occur while you are doing any workouts. There is an inherent risk to any exercise program, and while we try our best to show […] Read More

37 of the Greatest Quotes of All Time

One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated and always accomplishing your goals is to read something inspiring. For me, I have always been a huge fan of quotes. I believe very firmly that when someone makes a great statement that stands the test of time, we should apply that somewhere in our memories […] Read More

Creating the Perfect Meal

One of the biggest questions most people have when starting to eat better is how to best plan their meals. And, truthfully there are a few different factors to consider when trying to do so, but I think that the heart of it comes down to 2 things. Being well rounded, and the Glycemic Index. […] Read More

Sexy Back and Arms Routine

Day 3 saw your first real HIIT routine in the Hot for Summer Challenge. Today we are going to go back to some strength training! Today’s workout is going to focus on the back and the biceps. Who doesn’t love a strong sexy back or lean arms? Here’s today’s workout!   Disclaimer: As always you […] Read More

Progress Is The Key

Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? For years I thought I understood what the story was about, slow and steady wins the race, right?   Well, as I have gotten older, I have learned to understand that slow and steady is definitely one of the principles that we should get from it, […] Read More

Green Drinks: Juicing or Smoothie?

Spend 5 seconds looking online and I promise you will see someone or something talking about Green Drinks. They are all the rage these days, and with good reason. Green Drinks are a way to help you get extra fruits and veggies into your diet without having to add more to your plate every meal. […] Read More

HIIT Workout #1

You may have heard of a HIIT workout but weren’t sure exactly what it was all about. Today you are going to get to learn. Essentially High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT) is done at a pace to give you some strength and some cardio training all in one. And, it’s great for revving up your metabolism. […] Read More

Are You Settling For Average?

It absolutely blows my mind when I happen to catch some headline or newsflash talking about how more people want to have everything more averaged out. It doesn’t matter if it’s in their income, the way they look, their homes, or anything else. This idea of everything and everyone having the exact same thing is […] Read More

Allergen Free Turkey Spaghetti

If you or your spouse have always been turned off by the thought of ground turkey, you will be amazed when you try this recipe. The secret to making ground turkey taste and look great is to use your seasonings heavily and cook it until it browns but not burns.   Ingredients:   Ground Turkey […] Read More

Chest and Tricep Blast

Welcome back for Day 2 Fit! Today we are going to kick off a little bit of Strength Training! One of the biggest myths we see all of the time in fitness is the idea that “Women/Girls will get big if they lift weights.” Nothing could be further from the truth!   Strength Training will […] Read More

Dealing With Overwhelm

The kids need to be fed. The bills need to be paid. The dog needs to be groomed. The house needs to be cleaned. The yard needs to be mowed. That email has to be answered. And, the list goes on and on.   How did all that make you feel?   If you are […] Read More

You Need A Reason

Reason: a statement or fact that explains why something is the way it is, why someone does, thinks, or says something, or why someone behaves a certain way.   The above definition comes from the Merriam Webster dictionary. And, the word applies to everything in your life. You have or have had reasons for being […] Read More

Clean Eating 101

Without a doubt, you have heard of the term Clean Eating at some point in the past few years. It lately has become a hot topic, and one of the most talked about “diets” along with the likes of the Paleo Diet, Atkin’s, Weight Watchers, etc.   And, while technically it is a diet, Clean […] Read More

The Full Body Shock Workout

Welcome to your first day of the Hot For Summer Challenge! We hope you like everything you’ve seen so far. Just wait, by the end of this you are going to love what you see in the mirror! With these Fit tips, we are expecting a group of people that are wanting to get their […] Read More

Health Buzz for the Week 3/30/15-4/3/15

Hopefully you've had a great week! And, it's Easter weekend, so many of you have a 3 day weekend, plus all the fun of Easter! May God Bless you and your family! Here's this weeks Health Buzz! Monsanto Rep Claims Product Isn't Harmful But Still Won't Drink It: This is great! I love when one […] Read More

Health Buzz This Week 3/23/15-3/27/15

Here is this weeks Health Buzz for the week! One of these articles will challenge an idea you probably grew up believing. Another will challenge the way you let society affect your feelings about yourself. Read them and let us know what you think. Also, don't forget to check out our Hot For Summer Challenge. […] Read More

Health Buzz This Week 3/16/15-3/20/15

A while back we were putting up links to helpful articles and somehow we just lost track of keeping up with it. We want to bring you as much value as we can, so we are kicking that back up again this week. So, without further adieu here is the Health Buzz This Week: 27 […] Read More

Back To My Roots

Looking back at my time at Texas A&M and Chiropractic School, I have a lot of fond memories. I had some great friends and got the chance to do a lot of fun things. Of course, I also got to expand my knowledge(I’ll admit it, I love to learn. Call me a nerd if you […] Read More

Start Here To Take Back Your Health And Life

I just finished reading a book the other day by one of my favorite authors, Andy Andrews. Andy has a knack for being able to deliver strong messages in very subtle and easy to understand ways. And, he delivered as usual in this particular book.   The Final Summit (Get a copy Here)is a story about […] Read More

Your New Year’s Resolution Already Failed? Here’s Why.

What do you want in life? I mean, what do you really want? We tend to go through life and measure ourselves up to what we think we should have, be, or do. We look at celebrities, our favorite sports stars, or the millionaire living in our “dream house”, and we tend to think that […] Read More

What’s It Gonna Cost?

In the last decade or so, we have moved into a time that is seeing massive change in the way we view ourselves, our society, our economy, and even our world. We’ve seen some things that we love, and we have seen some things that cause us pain, both emotionally and physically.   Nowhere can […] Read More

Something Has To Change

Yesterday I came across a headline that grabbed my attention. “Cancer rates will surge 57 percent in next 20 years, report says”. Immediately I saved it into my Evernote file to take a look at later. And, when I had the chance I skimmed it over. Essentially the World Health Organization is finally coming to […] Read More

The Importance of Curves

How’s this for a sad statement: I don’t’ recall ever hearing the phrase “Corrective Care Chiropractic”. But, I wish that I had heard it sooner into practice.   I recently have started checking out a Chiropractic technique, and it’s nothing even close to what I initially thought it was all about. It’s called Chiropractic Biophysics. […] Read More

How To Avoid Getting The Flu(Hint: You Don’t Need A Shot)

Well, we are at the time of year again when people think that the Flu mysteriously shows up. We never stop to wonder, where does it go the rest of the year. Is the virus vacationing down in the tropics somewhere, or maybe in the mountains up in Colorado. At any rate, we have what […] Read More

How Did We Get Here?

How did we get here?   How’s that for a big question? One that people have been trying to figure out since the beginning of mankind. Some say we came from Adam and Eve. Others say we came from a big explosion somewhere in the dust that happened to be floating around. And, each group […] Read More

How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Buck With Chiropractic

If you are anything like me, then you value your time and effort greatly. There are few things that get under my skin more than feeling like I am wasting my time doing something or being somewhere. With that in mind, I was thinking this morning that I would give you a few ideas to […] Read More

What Would You Do If You Knew You Would Live to 100?

What would you do if you knew that you were going to live to 100? Now, I don’t mean necessarily living perfectly “normal” at 100, but that your body physically was going to reach 100.   Would you eat the way you currently eat? Would you exercise the way you currently exercise? Would you change […] Read More

A New Movement in Health

There is a coming change in healthcare. And, it’s good thing. Change is necessary. It’s what will take us to the next level in our understanding of the way the human body works, but even more, it will allow us to live the lifestyle that the body is capable of living. And, it will allow […] Read More

Plantar Fascitis(My Foot is Killing Me)

I have been running lately. I started doing this a couple of years ago, and actually really started to enjoy it, which is unusual for someone with my background. I mean, I Powerlifted for 10+ years. I am technically what you call a fast-twitch muscle fiber athlete. Running is most definitely not in my blood, […] Read More

It’s All About Style

Recently, I was talking with Penny about what we are really trying to accomplish in our office. Truthfully, so many things have changed over the years from what type of office I wanted to have, to what my “specialty” was going to be. We have dealt with patients of all ages, shapes, sizes, and personalities. We have […] Read More

Shoulder and Arm Pain, and the Chiropractor

It can hit you like a Mack Truck. You are just minding your own business and going about your day, and then you all of the sudden start developing this tingling in your arm, then it becomes a burning, and then it becomes just a flat out stinging/stabbing pain running all the way to your […] Read More

You Have 2 Choices

I was recently speaking with a friend about the differences she has seen in both her and her children since they implemented just a few of the lifestyle changes we recommend. Her children used to get sick over and over, and kept having to go back to the doctor every few weeks for another round of antibiotics. […] Read More

My Best Advice

I hear it over and over again. “Well, the doctor said that I have…” or “I have been diagnosed with…”. As soon as people find out that I am a doctor, they typically will go into some sort of detail about how they have some sort of disease, ache, pain, etc. I think partially this […] Read More

It’s Not About the Pain

One of the things that I have tried to teach for years in our office is that Chiropractic is about so much more than pain control. Quite frankly, if all you are looking for is pain control, a bottle of Advil or Aleve is much cheaper than seeing me or one of my fellow Chiros. […] Read More

Giving Your Body a Fresh Start

If you have spent any time looking back through the articles we put on this site, then you know that we are about more than just “cracking people's backs”. The true reason that I got into Chiropractic was because I saw that there was this totally different approach to what health care is all about. […] Read More

Important Decisions and Celebrities

In the last couple of weeks, something has been weighing strongly on my mind. I have been seeing magazines, TV shows, internet articles, etc. talking about how “brave” Angelina Jolie is for having a double mastectomy because she has a gene that has been associated with cancer. While I can appreciate the right for Ms. […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Feel More Vibrant and Healthy Part 7

Well, we finally made it to the last of this series of articles. Today, I want to share 1 final tip to change your eating habits so that you can immediately start to feel some difference in your your overall health, your energy, your fitness, etc. Avoid the Allergies: It has become a hot topic […] Read More

Can Chiropractic Help?

One of the most commonly heard questions in a Chiropractic office is, “Can Chiropractic help….?” The answer to this question is always yes. You see, Chiropractic is really all about helping the body function at its most optimal ability. It's about letting the nervous system doing its job to its best ability. And, it's about […] Read More

It Takes Time

One of the questions most often asked in my office is, “How long until this is fixed?” Just recently, I have had 2–3 relatively new patients that have been making progress, definitely are feeling much better, etc., but they just aren't quite where they want to be in their care just yet. And, this is […] Read More

Things You Should Read 5/10/13

Here are some great additional articles you should check out: FDA Cautions Against Antibiotics for People with Heart Problems: Think that a Z-pack is perfectly safe? You may want to reconsider that idea.   Spic and Span: Easy Homemade Cleaners: I actually read this in Mother Earth Living a couple of weeks back. Great info […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Feel More Vibrant and Healthy Part 6

Next week we will be wrapping up this series(technically), but I have really enjoyed being able to break thoughts up into a series and give some great tips on eating healthier and feeling the results quickly. So, I will continue to bring you more great info, but the topics may vary until if/when I start a […] Read More

A Doctor’s Ego Can Be a Dangerous Thing

I heard disturbing story(see story here) a few days ago about a doctor that had apparently let his ego get the better of him. There was a young couple that had taken their child to the emergency room, and were told by a doctor there that the child was ok, but needed to have a surgery done right […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Feel More Healthy and Vibrant Part 5

From a nutrition standpoint, we will be wrapping this series up in the next week or 2, but I could continue on through exercise, mentality, etc. if my readers would like for me to. So, please if you have any questions, concerns, comments, or if you would like for me to continue this series, please […] Read More

What Might Be Causing Your Headaches?

After many years of practice, I have seen hundreds of people that come into my office complaining of problems with headaches. Even more often than that, are the people that come in and tell me that they just get “normal headaches”. Of course, any form of headache is not normal, and if the patient tells […] Read More

Things You Should Read 4/26/13

I am still working on making this a weekly list. So, hang with me in the meantime. Here are some things your definitely should read this week: Probiotics Found to Reduce Hepatic Encephalopathy: They actually found that taking a Probiotic seems to help people with cirrhosis to have less problems with brain and nervous system […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Feel More Vibrant and Healthy Part 4

So far, I have gotten some good feedback on this series of posts. Please make sure to let me know if you are trying some of the things that I talk about here, and of course let me know how you are doing with them. Also, feel free to shoot me any questions or suggestions […] Read More

So How Can A Chiropractor Help My Knees?

I had a young lady come into see me last week with some ongoing knee problems. This girl is only a preteen, but she has been involved in athletics most of her life, and as a result has a few bangs and bruises. The sport that she spent the majority of time involved in is […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Feel More Vibrant and Healthy Part 3

One of the main problems that we see associated with “eating healthy” is that many people think that their food has to be bland. As I talked about last week, we tend to have so much sodium and other preservatives in alot of our food that we start to develop this taste for salt, etc. […] Read More

Does a Rotator Cuff Injury Automatically Mean Surgery?

I originally got into the Chiropractic profession because of sports injuries. And, for many years, I have marketed myself as a Sports Chiropractor(I still love working with athletes, but I have moved to more of a Family Practice from a purely Chiropractic standpoint) and as a result I have seen alot of rotator cuff injuries […] Read More

Things You Should Read 4/12/13

I didn't get a chance to post one of these articles last week, but there is so much good information out there that I wanted to make sure that I got back on it this week. So here are some interesting articles on health that I recently had a chance to read: Revealing the Scientific […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Start Feeling More Vibrant and Healthy Part 2

Last week's post got alot of attention, and I hope that it was a big help to you. If so, please make sure to pass it on to your social circles. Also, I want to do everything I can to help people become as healthy as they can be, so that they can live the […] Read More

It’s Not Your Belly, It’s What’s Behind It That Matters

Chiropractors traditionally are known primarily for treating back pain. We see cases of all sorts, but the primary thing that brings most people into our office is either low back pain, neck pain, or headaches. And, by all accounts, we are the best at dealing with these sorts of problems. About every 5 or 6 […] Read More

Ways to Immediately Start Feeling More Vibrant and Healthy Part 1

Ok, last week I wrote a post about the food industry, and how we have been duped into eating foods that aren't anywhere close to as nourishing as they were years back. Moreso, much of the food we now eat(even when we “eat good”) is actually more harmful than helpful. I also stated that I […] Read More

So Then the Doctor Said “Take This Pill”

The United States has become one of the sickest countries in the entire world. Just take a look at the statistics, and you will see the incredible numbers of cancers, diabetes, heart disease, etc. In a study that I saw recently, the US ranked #37 on the list of health of it's citizens. This is […] Read More

Health News This Week 3/29/13

Here are some of the more interesting articles I found on health in the last week: Probiotics Change Brain Activity, Emotional Response: This is a small study, but interesting nonetheless. It would be interesting to know if taking Probiotics would help other areas of the brain as well. Perhaps even as a supplemental treatment for someone with […] Read More

Have We Been Played by the Food Industry?

In the last 3 decades, we have seen a rapid increase in the weight of United States citizens. And, at the same time we have seen a huge decrease in the health of the same people. While I most definitely consider personal responsibility to be a huge part of this problem, there is no denying […] Read More

Health Cannot Be Socialized

Just last week, I posted an article stating that many of the major insurance providers are coming out and stating the exact opposite of what those currently in charge our political system have been trying to sell us about healthcare. This article is not about politics, although I will be more than happy to discuss […] Read More

Things You Should Read 3/22/13

Health Insurers Warn on Premiums-Only the government would honestly be able to do math in which adding more gives you less. Health Insurance premiums are going to rise. They have to rise, and they will continue to rise, as will co-pays. They also will be forced to cover less and less. From a financial standpoint, there will […] Read More

Is It Really Sciatica?

Sciatica can be a pretty nasty problem to deal with. I have seen a few patients in my office over the years that have had sciatica, and truth be told, it took a while to “fix” it. Still, this particular condition is one of those that gets grossly overdiagnosed in my experience. True sciatic pain […] Read More

It’s That Time of Year Again

I took a long weekend this past week and had the chance to get out in the yard to get a little bit of work done. It felt great outside(these pretty and relatively cool days don't stay around long in Central Texas), so truthfully I spent quite a bit of time working on shrubs, the garden, […] Read More

Things You Should Read 3/15/13

Here are some interesting articles that I found this week about various aspects of health and lifestyle: Another Reason to Avoid Epidural Steroids: The use of steroid shots got alot of publicity in the last few months due to it being linked to fungal meningitis. That was from contamination, but it's important to know that […] Read More

Why Do They Have to Keep Increasing or Changing My Medications?

It's a common thing to have a patient come in and tell me that they have been on medications of some sort for a long period of time(often much longer than is healthy or necessary, but that's another post), and they just recently went back to their doctor, and were told they were either going […] Read More

The Truth About Healthcare

Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, etc. All of these fall under the category of Chronic Disease. They are the leading causes of death in the United States every year, and each year the numbers keep going up. 80% of the population has at least 1 chronic disease, and 55% percent have 2 or more chronic diseases. […] Read More

Things You Should Read 3/8/13

My goal is to give you more information to take a look at every week from other sources. Sometimes they will be articles, blogposts(if scientific, I will make sure they are backed up by sources), pictures, videos, and sometimes all of the above. Primarily they will health and wellness related, but once in a while […] Read More

Firemen and Carpenters

I spend a lot of time trying to educate patients, friends, family and anyone else that will listen that medicine is not always the best answer for whatever seems to be bothering them. Don't get me wrong, I realize that Chiropractic is not the answer for everything as well. It's all a matter of what […] Read More

4 Ways to Fight Fibromyalgia

Recently, I was noticing on Facebook that several of my friends were mentioning that they had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was reading through some of the comments that people made to them, offering advice, trying to lend an empathetic ear, sharing their own stories, etc. Some of the advice was pretty good, and yet, […] Read More

How To Be A Better Parent or Grandparent

The other day, I had a patient come in my office and tell that she had spent some time with her grandkids over the weekend, and of course they had a blast, but she was “feeling it” the next couple of days. She was tense in the shoulders and neck, and noted that she had spent a […] Read More

Wanting To Make An Impact On This World

One of the best new programs that we offer in our office is A Champion's Life Wellness Program. Penny and I have been talking for over a year on how to bring our vision of health, growth, personal development, and improved lifestyle all together, and this program is what we believe will begin to open that […] Read More

Health Tip of the Week #1

Turn off the news.  One of the primary things that I want to be known about our office and our beliefs is that we want you to be able to reach your highest potential in life. It is a fact that everything you think, say, do, eat, etc. all either bring you closer to a […] Read More

Health Tip of the Week 12/3/-12/7/12

Go nuts! As many of you may know, not only are we all about Chiropractic, but my wife and I also teach fitness bootcamps, health and self-development courses, and we help people work on their nutrition as well. Our philosophy is that the whole person needs to be approached if we are talking about true health […] Read More

Health Tip of the Week 11/26/12-11/30/12

Water, Water, Water Did you know that roughly 60% of the human body is composed of water? Moreover, roughly 70% of a typical cell is composed of water as well. Water is the single most utilized nutrient in the body. Many times we tend to think that as long as we are getting a little […] Read More

Health Tip of the Week 11/19/12-11/23/12

Supplement Your Diet It’s no secret to anyone that the Standard American Diet(SAD) is very unhealthy. As a nation we consume too much fast food, foods loaded with preservatives and food that is high in sugar and fats. Not only are these foods addictive, but they will literally tear your body down through a number […] Read More

Health Tip of the Week 11/12/12-11/16/12

You gotta move! Our bodies are made to be dynamic. The more time we spend sitting and doing not much of anything, the faster we break down. Don’t believe me? Just ask someone that ever broke a bone and had to be in a cast for 6 weeks or so, how long it took them […] Read More

Health Tip of the Week 11/5/12-11/9/12

  Pick 1 good healthy thing that you like to eat, and start eating more of it. Often I will hear from people “Well, I started eating well until … and I figured since I messed up, that I will just try to start eating better again when things …” We seem to have the belief […] Read More

Is Being Overweight the Reason for my Back Pain?

The answer to this question is both yes and no.  Carrying around extra pounds is definitely hard on the spine in terms of pressure on the discs, etc.  Keep in mind that in the average person the discs in the low back sit at about 140 psi.  The average car tire is around 30-40 psi.  […] Read More

Is it necessary for you to hear “popping” when you go to the chiropractor?

I have people ask me quite often, “Doc, what is that popping noise? Is it my bones?”  Sometimes, I have patients, after an adjustment, tell me that didn’t hear anything “pop”. So the question again comes up.  So what is that noise and is it necessary.  The answer really is quite simple.  The “popping” noise […] Read More

How Diet Soda Affects Your Body

Think you are being healthy because you are drinking diet soda?  Think again.  Diet sodas are as bad if not worse for you than regular sodas.  This is the case for several reasons: 1. Diet sodas generally contain Aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has been shown over and over again to lead to various problems […] Read More

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