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Get more sunshine during the day Our body follows something known as circadian rhythms which are 24 hour cycles of being awake and sleeping. These cycles are connected with the light in our environment. In the morning, the sunrise and daylight triggers the hormone serotonin to be released to wake us up. At dusk, the…

When it comes to low back pain and routine x-rays, less is more. Treatment plans for lower back pain no longer require routine x-ray imaging. A 2011 meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials of 1,804 patients with acute or sub-acute lower back pain and signs or symptoms of a specific underlying condition did not find…

Thirty years ago in May 1989, I returned to my hometown of Hartville to start my own chiropractic practice. My first office was located at 140 Grand Trunk in a lower-level space facing the parking lot of Schoner Chevrolet. In the beginning, I just hoped patients would show up. Thankfully they did. The people of…

We have thousands of genes within our body that play a variety of roles. One of these genes is known as MTHFR. It is responsible for creating an enzyme named methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. The job of this enzyme is to convert folic acid, a vitamin, in the foods we eat into methylfolate the form of folic…

We all would agree that breathing is a necessary skill for survival. Most of us take it for granted and never give it a second thought. It is automated by our brain so we literally do not have to think about it. Did you know that there is a wrong way to breathe? When we…

Relief Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This? I remember seeing a television commercial for our biggest competitor and hearing the voice-over announcer say, “Relief doesn’t get any better than this.” Really? A simple Google search for “side effects of ibuprofen” will show that the side effects include stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting,…

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