Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 5 Bad Habits Affecting Your Health

5 Bad HabitsIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 5 bad habits that are wreaking havoc with your health.

We all have them, but some can be worse for you than others.

Here is how 5 bad habits can destroy your health.

1. Not Enough Sleep
If you are not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night you may be setting yourself up for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

2. Electronic Gadget Use Before Bed
“Blue light” is given off by electronic gadgets like phones, computers, and TVs.  Studies now show too much of any kind of night-time light might be linked to cancer (especially breast and prostate), diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

3. Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol in any quantity is linked to kidney disease, liver disease, digestive issues, heart problems, bone damage, and even some cancers.

4. Consume Too Much Food
Consuming too much food, even if it’s healthy, causes weight gain leading to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and raising your chances of certain kinds of cancer.

5. Eat Junk Food
Soda, candy, and pastries have lots of calories, little nutrition, and too much sugar that gets into your blood too quickly. Junk food is linked to serious health problems like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Take advantage of good habits instead, like exercise, a healthy diet, a good night’s sleep and regular Chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractic Care Makes You Happier

Chiropractic Care Makes You HappierIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis & Dr. Samir Hajariwala, directors of Crossroads Chiropractic, take a look at three proven ways regular chiropractic care can add to your happiness.

Did you know regular chiropractic care can make you a happier person?

Here are three proven ways regular chiropractic adjustments can make you happier and healthier.

1.Boosts Your Immunity: Preventative Medicine Institute found people receiving regular chiropractic adjustments experience an immune system up to 200% stronger than those who do not receive chiropractic care.

People with strong immune systems are more productive, miss fewer days of work or school, and have fewer trips to the doctor.

2. Reduces Stress: Studies show that when a person is stressed, they produce more of the hormone cortisol, which is linked to an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and poor sleeping habits.

Chiropractic care can help the body reduce cortisol levels, remove toxins from the body and leave you feeling less stressed.

3. No Pain Medications:  A 2012 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that out of the 272 neck pain patients followed for 12 weeks,  those who received chiropractic adjustments were twice as likely to be pain free compare to those who took medication.

If you are looking for relief from health symptoms that are impacting your happiness, chiropractic care is a proven method that will improve your quality of life.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 4 Shifts to Cope with Stress

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis & Dr. Samir Hajariwala, directors of Crossroads Chiropractic, take a look at 4 lifestyle shifts to help you better cope with stress.

How often do you feel stressed?

According to American Psychological Association’s  2017 Stress in America survey:
3 out of 4 Americans experience at least one stress symptom monthly
45% lay awake at night
36% feel nervous or anxious
35% are irritable or angry
34% report fatigue due to stress.

Stress is a normal part of life; designed to help you take action, perform better and get results.   However, if you are regularly feeling overwhelmed by stress, it can impact both your emotional and physical health.

Here are 4 lifestyle shifts to help you better manage your stress:
1. Create a positive stress self-talk. A positive stress self-talk is when you turn something stressful into  an opportunity which may provide learning and achievement.
2. Practice deep breathing. Deep, rhythmic breathing is one of the simplest and quickest ways to lower stress in the body.
3. Exercise daily. Exercise is key for mental fitness in many ways.  It reduces stress hormones and stimulates the release of endorphins, the  brain chemicals that act as natural painkillers, boost your mood and improve your ability to sleep.
4. Eat a health diet. A healthy diet can help counter the impact of stress by shoring up the immune system and lowering blood pressure.

Eliminating stress from your life is nearly impossible; however, a healthy lifestyle can help negate some of the harmful effects of stress physically and emotionally.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Gut Bacteria

Parkinson’sIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis & Dr. Samir Hajariwala, directors of Crossroads Chiropractic, take a look at Parkinson’s Disease and its link to gut bacteria.

Parkinson’s Disease is diagnosed in over 50,000 Americans each year.

It is a progressive central nervous system disorder that affects movement.

Ground breaking research published in EBioMedicine found the gut microbiology of Parkinson’s Disease patients is significantly correlated with disease progression.

Compared to the healthy control group, those with Parkinson’s Disease had vastly different gut bacteria.

The research team found constipation to be an important non-motor symptom, which often is precursory to the onset of motor symptoms.

With over 80% of the immune system living in your gut, when the gut bacteria are not well or thriving harmoniously, the stage is set for chronic disease.

An unhealthy diet, environmental toxins , disease-states and stress can alter gut bacteria function.

You can make positive changes to your gut health and grow healthful microbiome by: 
1. Eating a diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and nuts.
2. Restricting red meat, refined carbohydrates, sugar added  foods and processed foods.
3. Avoiding artificial sweeteners.
4. Regular Chiropractic adjustments to lower stress and improve your immune function.

Choosing a multi-strain, non-GMO probiotic will help populate your entire digestive system with the bacteria essential for a thriving immune system.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 7 Surprising Ways Caffeine Affects Your Health

Caffeine In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis & Dr. Samir Hajariwala, directors of Crossroads Chiropractic, take a look at 7 ways caffeine can affect your health.

With approximately 85% of U.S. Adults consuming caffeine, the world’s most widely used central nervous system stimulant; how is it impacting their health?

Studies reveal some advantages as well as health risks from consuming caffeine.

Here are 7 surprising ways caffeine can affect your health.

1. Caffeine enhances physical performance.  Caffeine is believed to aid muscles in burning fat as an energy source.
2. Caffeine helps your brain react. Studies suggest caffeine may  enhance attention, reaction time, and vigilance.
3. Caffeine can ease pain. Caffeine is known to ease migraine and tension headaches.  Many prescriptions and over-the-counter pain relievers have added caffeine.
4. Caffeine can trigger pain. Overuse of caffeinated painkillers can cause rebound headaches from stopping the medication.
5. Caffeine can spike blood sugar. Studies show caffeine drives up blood sugar levels and impairs insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes.
6. Caffeine can pose a heart risk for some. Caffeine, especially in high doses, is not recommended for heart patients because it can induce an abnormal, rapid heart rate.
7. Caffeine can affect bone health. Some studies suggest caffeine slightly reduces calcium absorption.

If you are concerned about your caffeine habit, go see your doctor.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractic Reduces Health Risks Linked to Migraines

Approximately 18% of women and 6% of men suffer from severe headaches or migraines and may be at a greater risk of developing other health conditions in the future. Migraines have been tied to a range of health conditions from depression to heart disease. Watch this video now and learn the health risks associated with migraines. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Children and Reflux

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis & Dr. Samir Hajariwala, directors of Crossroads Chiropractic, take a look the success of treating reflux in young children by eliminating cow’s milk.

More than 40% of infants with reflux (excessive spitting up and vomiting) can be successfully treated with cow’s milk removal.

Breastfed infants have a similar success rate when eliminating cow’s milk and eggs from the mother’s diet.

Cow’s milk not only affects infants and young children, but also contributes to chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescence.

Eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) can also be cured with cow’s milk elimination.

Normally children with Eosinophilic esophagitis are treated by coating their throats with steroids to knock down their immune response.

With most people being lactose intolerant after weaning, there are some highly nutritious plant-based milk options including:

  • Almond milk:  A cup of almond milk contains 39 calories, 1g of protein, and 2.5 g of fat.
  • Soy milk: A cup of one of soy milk contains 80 calories, 7g of protein, and 4g of fat.
  • Coconut milk: A cup of fortified coconut milk contains 74 calories, less than 1 g of protein, and 5 g of fat.
  • Rice milk: A cup of rice milk contains 113 calories, less than 1 g of protein, and over 2 g of fat.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

gut bacteriaIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how your gut bacteria can use certain foods to accelerate cancer growth.

Did you know there are more bacterial cells in your gut than there are human cells in your entire body.

About 10% of the DNA in your body are human cells and 90% are in your gut bacteria microbiome.

Your gut microbiota act as a filter for what you eat and your metabolism and absorption of food occurs through this filter of bacteria.

A high consumption of meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, can foster the growth of gut bacteria that may be playing a role in the development of colon cancer by accelerating the cancer growth.

There is evidence egg consumption increases risks for breast cancer and possibly prostate cancer.

By restricting your meat, dairy and eggs consumption and increasing your plant-based diet you can make positive changes to your gut microbial communities, leading to a longer and healthier life.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractic Care and Reduced Opioid Prescriptions

OpioidIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how chiropractic care is contributing to a 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions.

A recent study by the Yale School of Medicine found chiropractic care is contributing toward a 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions issued in the United States.

Clinical guidelines in the U.S. now recommend many non-pharmacological options, including chiropractic care, to be considered as ‘front line’ treatments ahead of any medication, including opioids.

Chiropractors provide many of the treatments currently advised by clinical guidelines for the initial care of lower back and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, and hands, which may otherwise be treated with opioid medication.

U.S. Congress also passed new opioid legislation directing the Department of Health and Human Services to review its payment policies so that doctors are no longer encouraged to prescribe opioids over more conservative options, such as chiropractic care.

Making chiropractic care part of your health maintenance plan will help you live a long, active, pain-free life.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Who’s Right in the Salt Debate?

salt debateIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the big salt debate and the health risks from excessive salt consumption.

For decades, scientists have been battling over whether or not increased salt consumption contributes to death.

Studies support hidden salt in food kills millions of people around the world.

So why are efforts to restrict dietary salt being met with so much opposition?

One of the reasons might be that salt is big business for the processed food and meat industry.

It is also the main ingredient in a billion-dollar American industry.

Salt also has a financial impact on the medical profession and Big Pharma.

An estimated 40 million annual doctor visits are due to the number-one diagnosis, high blood pressure.

In populations that do not eat salt or only consume small amounts of sodium found in natural foods, one of the leading killer risk factors, hypertension, was almost non-existent.

Studies support people with severe hypertension who ate a diet low in sodium were able to see a positive reversal in their symptoms.

Your body needs only a little bit of salt every day for the sodium it contains and you can get that in the foods you eat without having to add salt.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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