Sunshine and good weather is just around the corner this time of year. As such, families are flocking to the outdoors to soak up the warm rays and fresh air after the long winter. However, plants can also sense this good weather coming up, and are starting to bloom, sending out clouds of pollen everywhere. The blooming of plants may be beautiful for some, but it is a nightmare for those living with seasonal allergies. The runny nose and itchy eyes, not to mention the sneezing, can be debilitating when severe enough. If you ever had it, you would know. It’s horrible, but there is hope for those who have had enough. The key is to figure out why you have the allergies in the first place. Allergies are a result of an immune system that is over-reactive to too many things. It’s like a cold where the body is trying to expel the harmful bacteria and viruses from your nasal passages. But in allergies, there is really nothing harmful to expel. The pollen that cause these allergy symptoms do not attack the body or use up its resources like a bacteria or virus would. So why is the body putting up a defense against them? Solutions The answer in many cases is an excess of underlying stressors on the body that is causing your immune system to be over-vigilant. Just like an angry guard dog that has been teased by the neighborhood kids too many times. It would pretty much bark at anything that walks by the house. The Importance of Digestion So where is the immune system being ‘teased’? The biggest area where your immune system interacts with the outside world is the digestive tract. Along your […]
First, the explanation In simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves. How does this affect you? Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly. It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations. The detailed explanation. Subluxations are really a combination of changes going on at the same time. These changes occur both in your spine and throughout your body. For this reason chiropractors often refer to vertebral subluxations as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or VSC for short. In the VSC, various things are happening inside your body simultaneously. These various changes, known as components, are all part of the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractors commonly recognize five categories of components present in the VSC. These five are: The Osseous (bone) component is where the vertebrae are either out of position, not moving properly, […]
You can’t go through life without experiencing loss. It’s a part of the game. Despite knowing this, we still hold onto the fantasy that the objects, people, jobs, even our health will last forever. When the inevitable happens, whether it’s a breakup or the passing of a loved one, we can find ourselves feeling emotions from being stressed, heartbroken and frustrated to downright suicidal. Luckily, emotional freedom is just a perception away. This workshop on coping with loss will provide you with new insights on the concept of gain and loss, on our addiction to the forms we have in our lives, and will arm you with breakthrough strategies to be grateful for things exactly as they are, right now. Bring a pen and a pad of paper. You won’t want to miss out on learning a few key tools on coping with loss. This workshop is ideal for anyone who in the past is still feeling unresolved over the following losses: Job or money Breakup of friend or lover Grief from the passing of loved one
Have you ever caught yourself reacting to things in ways you later on were shocked or embarrassed by? Are there things that keep coming up and pushing your buttons? Have you ever been told that you have “Anger Issues” about stuff that’s gone on in your past that you felt “wronged by”? Well, you’re not alone. Everyone goes through these emotions at times. Luckily, there’s a way to understand yourself and the world around you more. In our upcoming Stressbusters Class on Anger and overcoming your past, you will learn: What your core values are and why we react when they get challenged The 9 fundamental reasons why we can react with anger (understanding them is the key to resolving them) A breakthrough tool for overcoming your past so you can be present Each Stressbusters Workshop is designed to give you tools that you can use immediately, and return each month to follow up and learn more. They are designed to be intensive, informative, transformative, fun, entertaining, affordable each month, and ideal to come with a significant other or loved one.