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February 26, 2018

8 Ways to Improve Your SHA Score!

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            Your health is YOUR responsibility! How Do I Improve My SHA Score? Your Spinal Health Assessment (SHA) score is directly related to your level of health and wellness. If your SHA score is less than 90 it would be wise for you to work diligently at improving it. It can take 3 months or longer of consistent habits to see changes. This article will briefly go over eight steps
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February 26, 2018

Why You Should Do Spinal Hygiene

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         Health is Wealth! Why should you do spinal hygiene and how often should you do it? I grew up on a farm. On that farm we had many gates to keep the livestock in or out of something. We opened some of those gates frequently. Others were less frequent. There was one gate in particular that we almost never opened. I remember one day I needed to go through the gate
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February 26, 2018

The Healthiest Chocolates Ever

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     Healthy Paleo Chocolates Can chocolate really be healthy? It depends on the ingredients that go into them. Our ValenSpines  chocolates are so healthy and tasty that you should eat several every day. Our chocolates are made with coconut oil, raw cacao powder, cocoa nibs, maple syrup, sea salt and cherry extract. There are over 1500 studies confirming the health benefits of coconut oil. Some of these studies show preventing Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure
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January 24, 2018

The Number One Reason to See a Chiropractor

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   It is more than just a “pop”, it is an on-going lifestyle of healthy choices! What is the number one reason to see a Chiropractor? Is it because you have pain? Pain is a good reason but there is one fundamental problem with waiting until something hurts before you see a chiropractor; Pain and problem are not the same thing. By the time you are experiencing pain you typically have had a problem brewing
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                 Pain is only a SYMPTOM.         It is easy to accept that when you have a tooth ache that you have a problem that is causing pain and that the pain is not the problem. The problem, whether it be a cracked tooth, decay or whatever, is the CAUSE of the pain and the pain is only a SYMPTOM. A SYMPTOM is a very different
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January 10, 2018

Should I get the flu shot?

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What is the Flu? The Flu is a respiratory infection that produces chills, fever, a sore throat, muscle aches and lasts about a week.   Each year millions of people rush to get their annual flu shot hoping to stay healthy and well through the coming flu season. The results seem to be mixed. Some people do seem to make it through the flu season unscathed, but others have less favorable results. Each year, I
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August 10, 2017

Vaccines: Are They Safe and Effective?

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The topic of vaccines and if they are safe and effective comes up quite frequently in my office. For some, this can be a very sensitive subject. Some parents claim that their child was indeed harmed by vaccines. Other parents claim that their children received all their vaccines and had no negative reactions. The purpose of this article is not to cause inflammatory conversations but to hopefully stimulate a positive and informing dialog. Each of
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June 26, 2017

It’s Not About the Score

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Do you remember what your most recent SHA (spinal health assessment) score is? What do you want your SHA score to be? A score of 90 or above means that your spinal health is good. It means that you are in homeostasis and you are able to adapt to the stressors you place your nerve system under. If your score is less than 90 then you are moving in the wrong direction and cannot adapt
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June 19, 2017

Should We Trust the Drugs We Take?

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Some governmental organizations are pressuring the FDA to approve drugs faster, but researchers at Yale found that nearly a third of all drugs approved between 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues after they were made widely available to patients.1   A good question then is: If you are having symptoms or pain, should medication be your first choice?   Our bodies adapt to the changes that we put them up to. The changes are
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April 11, 2017

Should You Take Cholesterol Lowering Drugs?

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  I frequently get asked the question, should I continue to take cholesterol lowering drugs, known as Statins?   My first answer is to ask your Medical Doctor. It is not in the scope of Chiropractic to prescribe or “anti-prescribe” any medications. However, you and I can quickly do a search of what the literature says regarding this and other topics. Therefore I will be clear that this article is not giving medical advice. It
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