In many ways, our health care system is a “one size fits all” approach to wellness. Go in with a problem. Take a pill. And life goes on.

While many doctors are comfortable with this approach, as a chiropractor I look at wellness a little differently. Instead of looking at treatments in this manner, we treat each patient as an individual, prescribing different treatments based on needs and health issues.

Whenever we work with a patient, we approach it from one of three phases:

Relief – Corrective – Wellness

When a patient first visits with us, its usually because they are in pain or have suffered some type of injury which is making them seek treatment. They are in pain and need treatment fast.

The relief phase is focused in on their pain, getting to the root of the problem, and finding a way to alleviate their pain so they can continue on with normal activities as much as possible. We take x-rays to find where the problems originate, then start in on a course of action to help bring relief in as few sessions as possible.

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Once a patient’s discomfort begins to diminish, we enter a corrective care phase. This is where we work on restoring adjustment and health to your whole body. Remember, it may have taken years to get to your current condition; wellness won’t occur over night. Instead, we take the approach where we work to increase your strength and flexibility, provide nourishment to the tissues in your nervous system, and give your body what it needs to return to its optimal condition.

The third phase is that of wellness. Its where we work together to maintain optimal health throughout your life. Little issues are constantly in front of you – a sports injury as you swing a golf club, or recovery from minor surgery. Even daily activities such as driving, walking and sitting in front of the computer can effect your body. We know life happens and use adjustments to keep you in optimal condition throughout your life.

If your body is in optimal condition, even the little mishaps along the way won’t impact you in the same way as if your body is already compensating for other injuries. It will react differently, recover more quickly, and help you stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

And that’s really what optimal health is all about.

As a chiropractor, I look out for whole body wellness. Which means while I provide a full treatment plan for keeping your nervous system in alignment and working at optimal level, I also focus on other things you can be doing in your life as well. Like exercise, healthy eating, and supplements that will truly benefit your health for the long term.

Which is why I recommend chlorella. And not just any chlorella, but an organic chlorella.

what is chlorella What Is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. The whole plant is used to make one of the healthiest and most potent types of food in existence. It has healing properties formed from a high content of chlorophyll and chlorella growth factor (SGF), which makes it high in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, B vitamins, biotin, inositol, folic acid, essential fatty acids, vitamins C, E, K and RNA/DNA.

What can Chlorella do for you?

  • Improve energy levels
  • Daily detox
  • Helps with proper digestion
  • Improves your body’s ph levels
  • Promotes brain wellness
  • Improves overall nutrition
  • A heavy metal detoxifier
  • Aids constipation
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Helpful with joint and muscle health
  • Strengthens your immune system

It is also used to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), asthma attacks and fibromyalgia.

Remember, this isn’t a quick fix method. Chlorella is designed to help you experience long term health and wellness. In three to six months you should notice improved digestion, increased energy levels, and overall improvement in your well being.

Want even more information? Ask me today about the benefits or chlorella and what it can do for you.

Imagine you’re in a minor car accident after colliding with another car on the snowy streets of Denver. It was just a minor bump – you were both doing less than 20 miles an hour. There is a minor amount of damage, but after a quick trip to the body shop everything is back to normal.

Or is it?

When the accident occurred, did you see it coming? Did you tense up waiting for the bump? Did you hit at an angle that jolted you from side to side?steps to take after a car accident whether you feel neck pain or not Steps To Take After A Car Accident Whether You Feel Neck Pain Or Not

When we hit and are in a car accident, its easy to step outside and assess the damage to your car. With one quick look you can see the scrapes, dents and damage where the two cars collided. But what you can’t see is the damage you’ve sustained when you received the blow.

Your spine is one of the most amazing structures within your body. It consists of 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, and 5 lumbar vertebrae, followed by the sacrum and the coccyx. It they were rigid and connected, your spine would be inflexible, meaning you wouldn’t be able to move much. Instead, between these bones are a series of spongy discs that act as cushions and give you the flexibility of being able to move and enjoy life. They are designed to give you shock absorbancy and allow you to do anything you choose.

In addition to the bones, your spinal column protects a series of muscles, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels and nerves. These soft tissues are connected from the brain, through the spinal column, and on to every part of your body.

The top two vertebrae – the atlas and the axis – are different from the other vertebrae because they are designed for rotation. They allow your neck to rotate in many directions, including side to side. When strong, sudden movements occur – especially those you don’t expect or are caused when stressed or tense – there is a high risk of harm due to the limited amount of muscle support located in this delicate area.

Yet its not something you might notice at first glance.

You are tense. You have to deal with a damaged car. You have to deal with accident reports and insurance companies. You have to deal with auto body shops, towing companies, and even dealers if the damage was severe enough to total the car.

Of course the headache is caused by all of this interruption, right?

When injury occurs, your body does what it can to repair itself. But if it doesn’t get proper treatment, it repairs itself in the best way it possibly can. Which in many cases isn’t the correct way. And if that’s the trouble your neck is facing, you could be facing a lifetime of injury, pain and suffering.

All that may be preventable with a simple visit to your chiropractor, and an immediate routine of adjustments to put your injuries back into proper alignment.

To stay on track and be healthy for a lifetime, don’t wait for the pain. Connect with your chiropractor today and work to stay in your best health possible.

Inflammation is the body’s natural attempt at self protection. It’s the body’s internal mechanism designed to take aim and remove harmful stimuli that are impacting the body in a negative way. It removes the danger and allows healing to begin once again.

In reality, we as human beings should live a life without inflammation. Yet with everything we do, we subject our bodies to things that shouldn’t be there in the first place. And that’s when inflammation begins. The body will respond with inflammation process to many things, including:

  • Poor diet
  • Cuts, scrapes or wounds
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Trauma
  • Injury

And a host of other problems that are introduced all the time.

Overall, inflammation process is a good things. It keeps our bodies in good working order. When it becomes bad is when it moves into chronic inflammation.

The human body is not designed to withstand inflammation for extended periods of time, working on the same issues over and over again. In fact, chronic inflammation will actually reduce the effectiveness of the process, causing even more damage to the affected area including degeneration and eventually permanent damage.

Why are we as a society becoming more susceptible to chronic inflammation?

Its our lifestyle.what is chronic inflammation  What Is Chronic Inflammation?

Degeneration now happens organically because of the way we live. We sit more. We eat poorly. We do things in spurts rather than as a lifestyle (ever tried skiing for a day after months of sitting behind the computer or in front of the television)? We’re even subjected to much more stress in our lives, causing our systems to behave and react differently.

What can you do to start the change process.

Work on your healthy lifestyle rather than continuing down the same path as before.

Focus in on changing to an anti-inflammatory diet . Processed foods, dairy, chemical preservatives and additives can all be inflammatory to the human body. A diet rich in vegetables and health proteins can stop and in some cases reverse damage already done.

Also make chiropractic care a regular part of your routine. A properly functioning nervous system controls the immune response to inflammation. And when stress is reduced at the points giving you trouble, healing begins.