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Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 | 0 comments

Is All The Dust Stuffing You Up?

Tired of SneezesRed Eyes and A Stuffy Head?
With the huge amount of dust rolling in and out, many Arizonians are stuck left with pesky allergies bogging them down. If you’re one of the many who can relate, you know that most will do, or take, just about anything to make these unpleasant side effects go away!

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE?

There are many types of medications designed to help decrease the effects of an allergic reaction. From skin creams to psuedoephedrine and antihistamines, these medications often help with your allergy symptoms at best, but do not help the cause of the problem at all.
SIDE EFFECTS OF COMMON ALLERGY MEDICATIONS:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Low libido
  • Infertility in woman
  • Upset stomach or constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Altered taste and smell
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY! Use Chiropractic to fight off Allergies!
Chiropractic realigns the spine, removes nerve interference in the spine, and as a result, the immune system is able to function optimally once more.
FACTS:
  • Allergies stem from an ineffective immune system
Chiropractic care builds up the immune system.
  • Allergies create a restriction in the blood vessels

Chiropractic care dilates the blood vessels 

  • Allergies cause a shift in blood chemistry

Chiropractic care creates balance in blood chemistry             

Call to schedule your complimentary chiropractic allergy consultation today!
Don’t let those pesky allergies bother you for another second!
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Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Things You Should Care About

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week  we showed you a list of things not worth caring about. Here’s s small list of things that are.

1. Keeping in touch with friends when one or both of you move away, even if that means reserving time to talk to them even when it isn’t convenient.

2. Listening to someone when they’re going through a breakup and need someone to vent to.

3. Paying attention to what your body needs in terms of nutrition and exercise, and not denying it things or overloading it with unhealthy stuff.

4. Forgiving yourself for making mistakes when it comes to your health and not falling victim to the “Oh, well, I ate badly today — may as well give up forever” line of thought when it comes to getting healthy.

5. Having good access to reproductive health and sex education for everyone.

6. Keeping a home environment that is at least reasonably clean/organized, and which promotes productivity — or at least doesn’t make you feel like a disgusting bridge troll every time you open the door.

7. Being surrounded by people who make you feel good about yourself, and don’t shame or judge you for who you are.

8. Being a good host to people who come and stay with you. (There is nothing worse than being made to feel like you are inconveniencing someone whose home you are staying at.)

9. Dressing in a way that makes you feel attractive and comfortable, even if other people may think of it as tacky or bizzare. If you want to dress up like you’re perpetually on your way to an anime convention, you do you, weeb.

10. Living in a neighborhood that is conducive to your lifestyle and in which you feel safe — even if it’s a little bit less centrally-located than you would have liked.

11. Saying an actual “Happy Birthday” to people whom you care about, instead of just scribbling it on their Facebook wall with a million other acquaintances.

12. Staying within your budget each month, even if that means forgoing something you really want until later in the year (or saying no to social events that you’d like to attend).

13. Having friends who are understanding about your need to stay in sometimes for budget reasons, and don’t make you feel guilty or lame for it.

14. Dating someone who is proud to introduce you to their friends and family (and whose friends and family treat you with respect and kindness).

15. Responding to people who text you as promptly as you can, within reason. No one likes to be left hanging on a “what’s up” for three hours.

16. Being on time for meeting people — because nothing says “My world is more important than yours” than being perpetually tardy. We’ve all got things to do, be on time.

 
Read more at http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/32-things-that-are-worth-caring-about/#WitJsbtPDWBZmO0h.99

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Things You Should Stop Caring About

By CHELSEA FAGAN

1. Your ex. (Yes, really, once more with feeling.) Your ex.

2. Whether someone thinks that the literature, music, art, film, or any other kind of entertainment you enjoy isn’t cool.

3. When someone looks at the food you’re eating and comments on how it isn’t good for you. (THAT IS WHY I ORDERED CHILI FRIES BITCH PASS ME THE RANCH DRESSING)

4. What the people you don’t like post on their Facebook status (why are you even still friends with them?).

5. Getting/maintaining a tan.

6. Which celebrity’s breasts are exposed this week.

7. Which celebrity is cheating on which other celebrity.

8. The opinions of people who a) will never like you and b) have absolutely no bearing on your life.

9. Whether or not you look as good as some random, well-dressed stranger on the subway.

10. Who is making more money than you, or how much exactly you think that they are making.

11. The fact that you are perceived as not as sexually appealing as a picture of a celebrity or model that has been put through so many rounds of makeup and Photoshop as to be rendered little more than a cartoon.

12. Reality television stars, how much sex they are having (and with whom), and whether or not they decide to start a family.

13. Whether people you know are getting married, having children, or making big life changes when it either hasn’t happened to you yet or you don’t want it to happen at all.

14. The social lives of people who don’t invite you out places.

15. What negative thing a critic has to say about a film you really enjoyed.

16. The fact that friends are going to make harmless decisions that we wouldn’t necessarily make for ourselves. (They are there for your love and companionship, not to have another parent.)

Read the rest of this article at ThoughtCatalogue

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Your Amazing Body

by Dr. Nick Araza

Your Body is a MIRACLE.

It is nothing short of amazing, but sometimes we forget, are misled, or sometimes we can get caught up in the trials and tribulations of life and lose sight of or even question this.

But if you really stop and think about it, you will be amazed at how everything works so well.  Did you know that you pump 2,000 gallons of blood through your body every single day and usually don’t think about a drop? You breathe 20,000 times every day and do not think about it once.  We all go through amazing changes in our bodies from birth to adult, everyone goes through puberty at roughly the same time, and all of this happens without any oversight, no meds, nothing – it just happens.  And we don’t question it.  Our bodies are so smart that even slightly before we start exercising, our blood pressure goes up; and if we get a cut on our finger, it heals.  HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!  On a normal day, you don’t think about even one of the trillions of chemical reactions that take place in your body every single second of every single minute of every single hour of every single day of every single year of every single lifetime… Just stop and think about that and how incredible your body and this life is.

You see, you are intelligent, you are amazing, you carry inside of you an intelligence that runs your body and all of those trillions of reactions discussed above.  Chiropractors call this intelligence “Innate Intelligence.”  It is Innate because it is inborn – you don’t have to learn how to use it – it was there from the second the sperm and egg that miraculously created you met, and actually even before that (somehow, the sperm knew to go toward the egg).  That intelligence is carried through your nervous system, which in coordination with your endocrine system is the master regulator/communicator in your body.  Your brain, spinal cord, nerve roots, and peripheral nerves make up your nervous system, and that is the big cheese, the CEO, the General, el Jefe.  All information about what is happening in the body is sent to the brain through the spinal cord, and that information is used to properly run your body.

The spine and skull are designed to support and protect your nervous system, while giving shape to your body.  A solid tube of bone would have been the safest way to protect our nerve system, but that wouldn’t have been conducive to movement or life, so we have joints.  Made of much softer tissue, these joints are the inherently the weak spots in the skeletal system.  So, if a spinal bone gets jarred from its healthy position (through acute or sustained postural trauma), it causes damage to the joints of the spine.  Damage to these joints irritates the nerve system, decreasing your body’s ability to communicate within or to itself, which blocks or disrupts Innate Intelligence. Chiropractic is so simple, it is brilliant.  Chiropractic understands that the body is brilliant, and works with it through specific chiropractic adjustments on specifically damaged joints to return proper function to the spine, as well as to remove the irritation to the nervous system, unblocking your body’s life force.

This is why chiropractors do not claim to treat any specific disease, but get tremendous results with many.  We restore proper communication to the body, helping the body to be healthier, and HEALTHY BODIES HAVE FEWER SYMPTOMS.

Symptoms are signals telling us that there is something wrong that needs our attention.  Not alarms to be turned off with medications that dampen alarms.  You get hungry and thirsty because you are getting low on fuel and water that is essential to run your body.  What if there was a medication you could take when you felt hungry or thirsty, so you wouldn’t have to be bothered with eating or drinking?  How long do you think that would work?  It is the same thing with other symptoms! A headache, sciatic pain, breathing problems, poor digestion,etc., are not just bothersome symptoms that need to be quieted with medication – they are telling you that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with by finding the cause – not just by eliminating the symptom.

Read the rest of this article at FransonChiropractic

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Can Stress or Emotions Cause Pain?

By Dr. Gray

I received a great question from a patient recently: She had read somewhere that stress and emotions were the cause of back pain, and wondered if I agreed or if it was true. Here is the majority of my answer.

While not the only cause of pain, the relationship between mental/emotional complaints or stress and how they lead to various physical conditions has long been known. The technical term for it is “psychosomatic,” or “psychogenic,” and refers to physical complaints being caused by mental/emotional problems. As our world has gotten busier and busier, and we have gotten away from stress-reducing activities in our daily life, these psychosomatic conditions have become much more widespread. Unfortunately, addressing psychosomatic conditions is difficult for several reasons.

First, psychosomatic complaints can be varied in their expression. Some people experience headaches when stressed, while others will develop back pain. Still others will suffer from indigestion… or high blood pressure… or neuropathy… or constipation… panic attacks… etc. Because of this highly variable presentation, it is difficult to determine exactly when our conditions are psychogenic in nature or when there is a true underlying disease process. In addition, there are no real tests that can be performed or evaluated to definitively diagnose psychosomatic conditions. Therefore, we are often in a position where we must run a multitude of tests and evaluations to rule out more serious complications or underlying disease processes. When these tests, inevitably, show no evidence of other causes, by exclusion the only plausible remaining diagnosis is “psychosomatic.” However, the very process of so many tests, the costs associated with these tests, and the continual disappointment of another test without an answer… only adds to the stress that is ultimately the underlying cause!

Second, when we have confirmed that stress is either the primary underlying cause or just a complicating factor, it is extremely difficult to get patients to comply with our recommendations on how to reduce that stress. Regardless of whether a physician is involved or not, a person who recognizes that stress is the culprit will often be unwilling (or unable) to take the necessary steps to correct their situation. How many of us can change occupations at will? Which of us can rapidly make money problems disappear? Who among us chooses when to deal with a dying parent? Which of us set our own work hours? And on and on… However, there are a great many things that we can do, but are often unwilling. For example: How many of us turn the television off and read a book in the evening? How many of us go to bed early with some soft, soothing music? How many of us choose nutritious snacks instead of sugary, carbohydrate-rich junk? Who do you know that closes their eyes and rests for fifteen minutes at lunch instead of checking in on Facebook? How many of us go for a walk in the evening instead of watching American Idol? Stress is largely a direct effect of the choices we make, our response to the consequences of those choices, and our willingness or ability to change those choices.

Read the rest of this article at Dr. Gray’s Straight Talk

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 | 0 comments

TED Back Pain Exercise

We’ve heard a lot lately about the risks of Yoga.

Often people take parts of Tai chi or Yoga, reconfigure a few things and then offer it as their own: Tai chi chin is an example. It can be a way of offering a small piece of the discipline; it can either be done well or not.

Here is a great example of doing it well from the world of Yoga. As it relates to back pain, it doesn’t get much better. Take a look.

(Foreword by The Everette Chiropractic Center)

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Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Why Do We Practice Yoga?

Have you ever asked yourself why you’re really practicing yoga?

By Richard Rosen

Most beginning students will tell you they got into yoga to alleviate back pain, relieve stress, or become more flexible—fairly simple responses. I started my own practice after reading that yoga asanas are the best form of exercise ever devised; that belief kept me going for several years.

But the reasons you practice might not be as straightforward as they seem. It’s entirely possible that after closely examining your innermost motives, you’ll find nothing more than a hankering for looser hamstrings—but don’t bet on it. Yoga is full of surprising twists and turns.

It’s no secret that we often do things for reasons we’re totally unaware of; sometimes our unconscious motives become clear only after a good deal of self-reflection. So it’s important to realize that questioning the intent of our practice inevitably leads us to inquire about the meaning of our life as well. We could just as pertinently ask: Why am I really alive?

At the outset, it’s natural to assume that our practice and our life are totally separate, that we practice for an hour or so a day and then forget about it. But after a while, the two inevitably begin to merge. As Sri Aurobindo, the great 20th-century Indian sage and progenitor of Integral Yoga, reminds us, “All life is yoga.”

In Aurobindo’s view, yoga is threaded through the warp and weft of our very existence, and in effect it chooses us. We practice yoga because we really don’t have any other choice. Of course, we do decide what form our practice takes—we can go off and live alone in a cave andmeditate, or we can stay at home, raise a family, and root for the Yankees. Performed with the proper attitude, each of our everyday actions can be an asana, each breath a pranayama, each thought (or space between two successive thoughts) a seed for meditation.

Read the rest of this article at YogaJournal

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