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Temporary Closing of Straight Chiropractic

On March 24, 2020 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Cabinet Secretary Kathyleen M. Kunkel issued a Public Health Order for the state of New Mexico. In order to be in compliance, Straight Chiropractic and The Neuropathy Center of New Mexico will not be able to offer in person services until further notice. We have designed some ways to stay in touch with you and support your health during this difficult time. Send us an email …

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How to Reduce the Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease but NOT Stroke

  In November, 2018 the New England Journal of Medicine released a study that attempted to debunk the plethora of other studies that have shown the effectiveness of Fish oil and Vitamin D3 supplementation.1,2  In hopes to alleviate the conflicting data that is usually shared with the public, this article is to help you interpret the actual data from the study. There is a very thorough analysis3 found on the website of Innate Choice. If …

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Five Reasons to Quit Sugar Now

This article first appeared on Sweetdefeat.       Why it’s so important to cut back on your sugar intake—and take back control of your health. Over three-quarters of packaged food in grocery stores today comes with copious amounts of added sweeteners, making it easy to overindulge, even if you pass on dessert. Most Americans eat over 82 grams of sugar daily, which is triple the amount recommended by the American Heart Association. Over the …

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3 Habits to Improve Your Core Strength

There are 3 fundamental daily habits that will improve your core strength. But first it is important to discover why you should even be concerned about the strength of your core. “Core stability has been shown to play an important role in preventing musculoskeletal injuries. It is therefore imperative to examine the components of core strength closely with hopes of identifying possible risk factors for injury and eliminating them. Research has shown that core instability …

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So You Want to Feel Better?

So you want to feel better but you don’t know where to start. Perhaps it would be a good idea to do what Stephen Covey taught us, begin with the end in mind. If your end goal is only to feel better temporarily then there are plenty of things that can give you temporary relief. If you want lasting results then it is important to identify the cause of the problem. By relying only on …

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Are You Heading Toward an Early Death?

Is the path you are on taking you toward health, longevity and quality of life or toward an early death? I recently got word that a friend of ours who was about my age, 51, passed away from a heart attack. There was no warning. No previous doctor visits that told him he had high blood pressure or any other sign that he wasn’t doing just fine. He was just an ordinary guy, waking up …

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Please Don’t Make this Same Mistake…

I have a patient who came to see me the first time in February of 2005. He had never been to a chiropractor before. He was having some minor back pain. He had visible arthritis beginning but it was in the early stages. He received some short term care and had relief of symptoms. 4 months later he stopped coming into my office. Fast forward to December of 2017. His back pain had returned except …

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8 Ways to Improve Your SHA Score!

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 in improving your score and thereby improving your health. Supplement daily …

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The Healthiest Chocolates Ever

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 and other heart ailments, reduces …

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