According to the magazine and TV ads you see all the time, if you have high cholesterol, you MUST be on statin medication. What do these drugs do? How do statin drugs work to lower cholesterol?
When your stress level goes up, your whole body suffers. Blood pressure increases. The digestive system shuts down. The immune system shuts down. Rapid heartbeat. Hormonal changes. When you stress your body out day after day the result is chronically high blood pressure.
According to the American Heart Health Association, 95% of the time the cause of high blood pressure is unknown. But, they’re just not looking at the right place. We do know a lot of its causes. A lot of times your doctor will say: Well, we don’t know what’s causing your high blood pressure. Then, once you […]
This weekend was the first time my daughter, Savannah, has shown any symptoms of sickness since she was born nearly nine months ago. She was very fussy, her temperature was over 100 degrees, and she was tired and lethargic. She was clearly in pain and her body was working hard to fight the infection. As […]
There are 3 things that control heart function and affect cholesterol levels, heart disease, and heart attack risk. The great news is you can take control of all 3 of these factors. Autonomic nervous system dysregulation from chronic spinal stress. Chronic emotional stress that affects cortisol and stress hormones Metabolic stress from inflammatory foods and vitamin […]
Every time you are injured, your body responds with inflammation. It’s obvious when it is external like a sprained ankle, broken arm, or bruise. What about when the damage is on the inside? Anytime there’s damage to anything in the body, it starts an inflammatory process to be able to heal that. Damage can result […]
Dietary choices contribute to a growing number of chronic and deadly diseases. Two key factors in the development of disease are: Lack of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. An overpopulation of undesirable gut bacteria. When the ability to properly digest and breakdown food is affected, it leads to a variety of digestive disorders and related issues […]
Did you know that too many Starbucks can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of your spine and nervous system? Most people understand how physical stress such as falling, lifting, or repeated motions can cause damage to the spine and nervous system. Few people realize that chemical and emotional stress also impacts the spine and nervous system.
Just this past week I had multiple patients share the amazing health changes they have experienced since starting care in the office! There are patients that are: Getting off medications for the first time in years Losing weight Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol Sleeping better Having more energy Reducing chronic pain and enjoying the ability […]
It’s March and spring is almost upon us. For many people, that means allergy season is coming along with it. Allergies are the fifth most common chronic condition in the United States. One in five people suffers from allergy or asthma symptoms. The symptoms can include things like: Itchy eyes Sneezing Coughing Congestion Trouble breathing […]