Eat Your Way To Lasting Wellness

On last week’s “Wellness Wednesday,” we talked about the one thing that separates success from failure in personal development. Do you remember what it was? If you want to change a habit, lose weight, or remodel your life in any way, there is an unending flood of information available on the internet, but nothing will […]

New Year’s Fitness Resolution? Here’s A Plan You Can Stick With Long-Term

I hope you’re having a great holiday season. We’re entering the final stretch now, moving from the gift-giving, party-throwing, sugary-food-eating season toward New Year’s Day and the last-year-regretting, new-life-planning, resolution-setting, fitness-desiring, top-of-the-year reset. It’s Resolution Season This is typically a time when people decide they want to make a clean start. They leave behind old […]

A Three-Sided Attack To Fight Holiday Depression

The holidays are funny sometimes. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to Andy Williams, and I have to say I agree…for the most part. But this is the time of year when the people I talk to give me “that smile” when they’re wishing me a merry Christmas. You know that smile…it’s […]

Use It Or Lose It: Brain Health 201

For the past several weeks, I’ve had brain health on my mind. If you’ve been following this series, you’ve probably seen the importance of keeping your brain healthy as you move through your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. For instance, last week, we talked about the importance of a brain-nourishing diet in that effort. Don’t […]

Low Back Pain Is Not What You Think It Is

People come to a chiropractor for many reasons, but far and away the most common reason for that first visit is back pain. That makes sense. When you have digestive trouble, infertility, asthma, or even arthritis pain, “chiropractor” is not usually the first word you think of, but when your back hurts, you call the […]

Promoting Emotional and Physical Wellness With The Vagus Nerve

If you’re ever having difficulty sleeping, give me a call and I’ll give you some of my medical texts to read. In these sacred texts, you will learn the finer points of caring for interesting body parts, including the sternocleidomastoid, the superior mesenteric ganglion, and the vagus nerve. Are you still reading? Thank you for […]

Can Your Leg Day Exercises Make You…Smarter?

If there’s one phrase that sends even the most dedicated bodybuilders away screaming, it’s “leg day.” Whether you’re doing crunches or squats or the wall sitting exercise, leg workouts are usually associated with pain. Not a week goes by that someone doesn’t post a funny meme on Facebook about the torture associated with leg day. […]

Simple Tips For Managing Headaches

I hope you’ve been drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of water-rich foods since last week’s “Wellness Wednesday.” If you missed it, we talked about delicious summer-friendly foods that can help you keep hydrated during the blast-furnace months of a Florida summer. That got me thinking. I made a list of the symptoms of […]

Beat The Heat: Tasty Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

As we head into the hottest part of summer here in Southwest Florida, I’ve been thinking a lot about staying hydrated. I’m not talking about the 15-minute hydration that happens every afternoon around 4:00 if you happen to be standing outside. I mean the act of intentionally putting water into your body, usually through the […]

Get Your Skin Ready For Summer Tanning Season

One of the great benefits of living here in Southwest Florida is that the weather is usually conducive to outdoor activities, which is an important part of maintaining optimum health. Yes, it gets oppressively hot here from Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving (and sometimes beyond that). Yes, we have daily storms that resemble living inside a […]

Detox Part 1: Identifying Toxins In Your Environment

You know enough not to drink poison, right? It wouldn’t occur to you to take a bath in formaldehyde, would you? You wouldn’t knowingly shoot gasoline into your veins, right? No, of course not. That’s ridiculous. That would be suicide. And yet, every day most of us subject our bodies to a relentless assault of […]

Who Owns YOUR Wellness? Understanding Functional Medicine

I want to start this week with a little good news (and it has EVERYTHING to do with this week’s article). This good news is from my friend, Dr. Allen Weiss (MD, MBA, FACP, FACR), who just happens to also be the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System: “Congratulations Southwest Florida on again being […]

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