Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractic and Osteoporosis

OsteoporosisIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the role of chiropractic care for maintaining healthy bones.

Your musculoskeletal system, consisting of your bones, muscles and joints, allows you to actively partake in your daily life and has a major impact on your quality of life.

Osteoporosis allows your bones to thin and become susceptible to fractures as we age.

With one in two women and one in eight men suffering from an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, bone health should be at the top of all our health priorities.

You can protect and maintain your bone health with regular weight bearing exercises, nutritional supplementation, a healthy diet, and chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve joint alignment and muscle function, reduce inflammation and degeneration; ultimately restoring mobility which can prevent falls and fractures associated with osteoporosis.

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

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Seasonal Affective Disorder

seasonal affective disorderIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at ways to manage the symptoms associated with
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that some people experience in late fall or early winter when there is less sunlight as the days get shorter.

The farther you are from the equator, the more likely you are to have SAD and women seem to be affected at a rate of 4 to 1 over men.

It is believed that less daylight hours raises melatonin levels while lowering serotonin levels. These hormones and neurotransmitters play an important role in regulating your mood as well as your sleep patterns.

Some of the SAD symptoms include:
*feeling tired and sluggish
*low spirits for much of the day
*hard to sleep
*loss of concentration
*lack of enjoyment
*weight gain from overeating.

Here are some ways to manage SAD symptoms:

Light Therapy: Using special lamps that help to replace the sun that you miss during the winter months, providing approximately 20 times more light than regular indoor lighting.

Vitamin D: It’s unsure whether taking vitamin D actually helps with SAD, but what is often found is that most people will have lower levels of vitamin D in the winter months.

Exercise: Regular exercises can really lift your mood and outdoor exercise in the sunshine has even more benefit.

Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet of veggies, whole grains, and fruits, and avoid sugar and “simple carbs” like white bread.

Sleep: Keep your sleep on a regular schedule to keep your mood even and to maximize your time in daylight.

A healthy lifestyle is the best medicine for a happy and healthy 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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Healthy blood sugar should be at the top of your priority list

glucose levelsIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at several ways you can balance your blood sugar.

With diabetes fast approaching the number one health condition world wide. The ADA has estimated that the cost of diabetes has risen to over $327 billion dollars and affecting nearly 371 million people worldwide. That being said, we should all be paying more attention to maintaining a healthy blood sugar level.

Current studies are showing that your digestive tract, and the microbiome in it, may hold the answers to lower your blood sugar.

One study found that a group given a probiotic rich shake for 30 days showed a significant balancing of sugar levels, while the placebo group, who received a shake without the beneficial microbes, showed no change at all.

Here is how to improve your gut microbiome:
~Eat the right foods. Eating a lot of leafy green vegetables will help plant your gut with healthy and diverse bacteria.
~Include fermented foods in your diet. Eat sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kefir, yogurt (not processed), and kombucha. These foods are rich in prebiotics.
~Remove the sugar and processed foods from your diet. A diet high in processed foods and added sugars can decrease the amount of good bacteria in your gut.
~Sweat every day. Research shows that exercise actually increases the good bacteria in your gut!
~Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation has been associated with obesity due to causing significant changes in your gut flora.
~Get In A Relaxed State. Since your gut is your second brain, one of the most important factors to healing your gut is your own consciousness.

The key is to keep supporting your microbiome and keeping your blood sugar levels in check is with a healthy lifestyle.

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Make Chiropractic Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s ResolutionIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at why being under chiropractic care needs to be at the top of your New Year’s resolutions.

As the new year begins,it’s time for resolutions. New Years resolutions are an opportunity to set goals for the things we want to improve on or create in our lives.

The number one New Years resolution is to do things to improve our health.

Without good health, it is nearly impossible to meet your other resolutions.

Declining health robs you of the life that you aspire to live, personally and professionally.

Recurring pain, inflammation, and fatigue can take over your life and control the activities you can and cannot do.

When you include chiropractic care as a part of your New Year’s resolution, you can make those healthy life changes and live an energetic and pain-free life.

Chiropractic helps:
~Reduce and/or eliminate pressure on your nerves
~Eliminate pain and inflammation
~Reduce fatigue
~Restore normal nerve flow

With chiropractic care on top of your New Year’s resolution list you are sure to place yourself on the road to achieving your health and wellness goals.

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Duration of Sleep Can Increase Risk of Falling

Sleep and FallsIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the association between sleep and falls.

This may be a socking statistic but falls rank as the second leading cause of injury and death.

It is estimated that 1 in 3 older adults fall each year, and over 600,000 people die as a result, most over the age of 65.

Research studies revealed sleep duration (both short and long), poor sleep quality, insomnia and other sleep disturbances were associated with an increased risk of recurrent falls.

Sleep disturbances have a direct influence on falls and fractures by influencing bone turnover and muscle strength.

Here are some helpful tips to promote a good nights sleep.
1.    Avoid watching TV or using your computer/smartphone or tablet at least an hour before going to bed.

2.    Make sure you get bright sun exposure regularly.

3.    Sleep in complete darkness.

4.    Keep the temperature in your bedroom no higher than 70 degrees F.

5.  Take a hot bath 90 to 120 minutes before bedtime.

Along with addressing sleeping habits, it is important to incorporate daily exercise to improve balance, coordination and strength which can significantly reduce your chances of falling.

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Are There Benefits to Energy Drinks?

Energy DrinkIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at energy drinks and their benefits and risks.

The energy drink industry is a global business with over 500 energy drinks on the market today.

With Red Bull as one of the most popular and studied of the energy drinks.

One can was found to elevate blood pressure 3 to 4 points, which increases your risk of dying from a stroke by 20% and dying from a heart attack by 12%.

Energy drinks may also impair artery function.

One big can of Monster Energy drink results in a significant drop in an arteries’ ability to relax normally within 90 minutes.

There are cases of young people suffering cardiac arrest after consuming just 3 cans back-to-back.

What about for athletes?

Energy drinks were originally marketed for athletes and 80% of college athletes reportedly drink them.

However, studies reveal no change in athletic performance, but they do raise resting blood pressure.

Whereas vegetables likes beets and greens, improve athletic performance and reduce blood pressure at the same time.

So, do the benefits of consuming energy drinks outweigh the risks?

Unfortunately, energy drinks appear to have no therapeutic benefit.

A great start to a happy, healthy and energetic life is by eating a well balanced diet including organic fruits and vegetable and getting regular exercise.

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Breast Cancer Survival Improves

breast cancerIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the impact a healthy lifestyle has on breast cancer survival.

Sadly, close to 25% of all women that were diagnosed with breast cancer will not survive and will eventually die from it.

Current research shows that adopting a healthy lifestyle can play a major role in the life expectancy following a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Lifestyle factors associated with an increased factors that put those at risk are:
• Excess body fat, particularly in the belly
• Weight gain, particularly in middle age
• Lack of exercise
• Smoking
• Alcohol in any amount
• High intake of dietary fat and mammal meat
• Not having breast-fed
• Night-shift work

The good news is that survival rates with a healthy lifestyle have dramatically improved by:
• Losing excess body fat
• Reducing high blood pressure, high blood sugars and high triglycerides, and raising HDL cholesterol
• Daily exercise
• Getting enough vitamin D.
• Avoiding alcohol.
• Avoiding smoking and being around smokers.

By living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet of organic fruits and vegetables and daily exercise can change your life for the better!

So what are you waiting for?

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – A Better Solution for Insomnia

insomniaIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the benefits of chiropractic adjustments for treating patients with insomnia.

Sleep is an important part of our body’s ability to function optimally. Our body has the ability to heal and grow while we sleep. Many people find themselves not getting an adequate amount of sleep or even may suffer from the ability to sleep at all, which is known as insomnia.

In recent years sleep disorders has been recognized for contributing to a number of health care issues.

A recent paper published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders suggested that some insomnia cases could be caused by complex chemical interactions in the brain resulting from subluxation.

When you suffer from a pinched nerve or, subluxation, this causes interference with the nervous system, which is responsible for controlling all of our body functions.

This leads us to believe that the correction of subluxations through a chiropractic adjustment may be one of many appropriate treatments for patients with insomnia.

By addressing the subluxation (pinched nerve), chiropractic adjustments help correct the brain’s dopamine and serotonin levels, thereby providing possible relief from insomnia.

Adjustments can also address insomnia by improving other aspects of nervous system functioning, such as heart rate variability.

Along with adjustments, other treatments and lifestyle interventions may promote healthy sleep including reducing caffeine and sugar intake and adding stress management techniques, such as exercise, meditation or yoga.

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Does Coffee Affect Cholesterol?

In today’s news we look at the possible cholesterol-raising affect from that morning cup of coffee. Several studies over the past decade have shown a link between coffee and cholesterol. Cafestol, a coffee oil found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee seems to be to blame. Watch this video now to find out which coffee is safest and the best way to brew your coffee. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

Continue reading

Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

Fatty Liver

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the possible link between fatty liver disease and diabetes.

It used to be the most common and well known form of Liver disease was a result of alcohol. In recent years we have come to find that as a result of the food we consume, sugar may now cause more liver disease than alcohol.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when excess fat is stored in your liver.  And now the latest research appears to indicate that Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may may be contributing to the almost epidemic of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Because the liver plays an important role in regulating the body’s blood sugar.  If you have a buildup of fat in the liver, it prevents the liver from accepting and processing the elevated sugar levels which result in them rising in the blood stream.

How do you know if you have a fatty liver?

People who store fat primarily in the belly are more prone to storing fat in their liver.  If you have a big belly and small hips, you are likely to be at a high risk for a fatty liver and diabetes.

The good news is…you can still elevate that fat from your liver buy:

Exercise:  Contracting muscles draw tremendous amounts of sugar from the bloodstream with the greatest effects during exercise and for up to 1 hour after.

Diet: Avoid foods that cause a high rise in blood sugar, especially sugar-added foods and sweetened drinks, including fruit juices and many unhealthy carbohydrates.

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%.

If you are watching this video on Facebook, please Love our page, comment and share.  If you are watching this video on our YouTube Channel please subscribe, and if you are watching this video on our website and have not already done so, please add your name and email address by clicking here.

Continue reading