Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – The Importance of Vitamin B12

B12In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the importance of vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 deficiency impacts 6% of the population under 60 and 20% over 60.

Lack of Vitamin B12 can contribute to permanent nerve damage including damage to your brain so it should be taken seriously.

Vitamin B12 is found in meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, or eggs, as well as foods that have been fortified with vitamin B12 like some breakfast cereals.

Unfortunately for vegetarians and vegans, plants do not contain B12.

Some signs that you might be B12 deficient include:
1. Forgetfulness or decline in mental ability
2. Muscle weakness
3. Numbness or tingling
4. Restless legs syndrome
5. Tremors
6. Abnormal gait

Many people with B12 deficiency can be treated just by eating more animal products, and most can be treated by taking B12 supplements.

Some people may need B12 injections.

You can improve your overall health by eating a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, 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 – Eating at Night is Unhealthful

Night eating

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how eating at night contributes to obesity and diabetes.

A recent study found that eating your evening meal late at night was not only associated with obesity and diabetes, but was also found to increase blood sugar, insulin and cortisol levels, while reducing the ability to remove and utilize fat.

Other studies have also shown eating right before bedtime causes fat to be deposited in fat cells.

Studies continue to support eating most of your food in the morning and less in the evening helps people to lose weight.

You can improve your overall health by eating your last meal of the day no later than 6 PM, consuming a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, 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 – What to Eat for Stroke Prevention

Stroke preventionIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how diet and lifestyle can decrease your risk of stroke.

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world.

They are the leading cause of seizures in the elderly, and the second most common cause of dementia.

Strokes are also a frequent cause of major depression.

The good news is that stroke risk can be reduced substantially by an active lifestyle, cessation of smoking, and a healthy diet.

Fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a lower risk of about a dozen different diseases, and stroke is tops on the list.

Studies show the risk of stroke decreased by 32% for every 200-gram increase in fruits consumed.

That is just one apple a day, and an 11% lower risk for each equivalent amount of vegetables.

Some particularly potent stroke preventers include citrus fruits, apples and pears, dark green leafy vegetables, and green tea.

Drinking 3 cups of green tea a day is associated with an 18% lower stroke risk.

Improve your overall health with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, 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 Adjustments for Elderly Patients With COPD

COPDIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how chiropractic adjustments may have the potential to benefit lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are older than 65 years.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated 12 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COPD and possibly 12 million more may have it without knowing it.

COPD is commonly diagnosed after the age of 45 and is usually considered a disease of the elderly.

A case series published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported evidence that spinal manipulative therapy may have the potential to benefit lung function in patients with COPD who are older than 65 years.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Lifestyle more important than your genes?

DNAIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how you live your life may be more important than your genes when it comes to your health.

Studies in the new field of Epigenetics are showing lifestyle factors can override any limitations of your genes.

The term epigenetics means “above” genetics, the external modifications to DNA that turn genes on or off.

You inherit your genes from your parents, but many factors during your lifetime can turn your negative genes off and your positive on.

Researchers found that a lifetime of exercise is likely to give you the body characteristics of a healthy athlete, while an inactive lifestyle can give you body characteristics associated with increased risk for many diseases.

Research is showing regardless of your genes you can improve your health and prolong your life by:
• Exercising every day
• Controlling excess weight gain
• Eating a healthful diet that includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, beans, and seeds
• Avoiding smoking
• Restricting alcohol
• Getting 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 – Relief from Low Back Pain

low back painIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at chiropractic care for relief from lower back pain due to spinal joint problems.

Spinal joints known as facet joints are the joints in your spine enabling you to bend and twist. The nerve roots pass through these joints to go from the spinal cord to the arms, legs and other parts of the body. Healthy facet joints have cartilage, allowing your vertebrae to move smoothly against each other without grinding.

When these joints get swollen due to injury or arthritis, it causes pain.

It has been estimated that facet joint pathology is a contributory factor in up to 50% of patients with chronic low back pain.

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics showed that just 2 weeks of spinal adjustments resulted in pain relief in low back pain patients.

If you or someone you know is suffering from lower back pain, go seek out chiropractic care.

One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free path to healing the body naturally.

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 Adjustments Effective in Treating Migraines

MigrainesIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the effectiveness of chiropractic in the treatment of migraines.

Chronic migraine affects approximately 2% of the world population.

Migraine affects 3 times as many women as men and research suggest that 3,000 migraine attacks occur every day for each million of the general population.

Studies document chiropractic adjustments show significant improvement for migraine sufferers by decreasing frequency and duration.

If you or someone you know suffers from migraines or a condition that is linked to migraines, go seek out chiropractic care.
One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free path to healing the body naturally.

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 – An Unknown Cure for Insomnia

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

Sleep is essential for the human body to develop and function healthily.

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.

A subluxation causes interference with the nervous system the major controller of all function in the body.

Treating patients with insomnia may require adjustments to correct the subluxation.

By addressing the subluxation, 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 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%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – An Unknown Reason Exercise Improves Health

gut microbiomeIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the positive effect exercise has on your gut microbiome.

As we continue to seek out ways to improve health through diet and lifestyle changes, research continues to call attention to the gut and the microbes as a primary influencer of our health.

Forever, exercise has been recommended for losing weight, but burning calories and boosting your metabolism may not be the only reason exercise promotes a better body composition and improved health.

A recent study observed the effect of exercise on composition, functional capacity, and metabolic output of the gut microbiome in lean and obese adults.

After 6 weeks of supervised, endurance-based exercise training (3 days/week) that progressed from 30 to 60 minutes/day and from moderate to vigorous intensity, the diversity of gut bacteria had positively changed significantly.

The genetic expression of the bacteria also changed so the bacteria produced more short-chain fatty acids, which reduces inflammation in the body and enhances metabolism.

The microbiome of all participants was re-evaluated 6 weeks after stopping exercise. The changes originally induced by the exercise were completely reversed.

The positive exercise-induced changes in gut microbes appear to endure only as long as exercise continues.

A healthy microbiome is vital for good health.

If exercise can help alter the diversity and the activity of health-promoting microbes in the gut, it should be embraced as a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.

You can improve your overall health by eating a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude 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 – Earthing: Earthing The Benefits of Earth’s Natural Energy

Earthing

In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the benefits of Earth’s natural energy through Earthing.

Research is now showing that walking barefoot on grass, sand, dirt or rock helps alleviate chronic pain, fatigue, and other ailments.

This connection with Earth’s natural energy is referred to as Earthing or Grounding.

How Does Earthing Work?

When your bare feet or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body.

The body is made up mostly of water and minerals, which are excellent conductors of electrons from the Earth.

These electrons are considered nature’s antioxidants, which help neutralize damaging free radicals that contribute to inflammation and disease.

Some other ways to be Earthed include: swimming in the ocean or lake, gardening with bare hands, leaning up against a tree, and laying on the earth.

Here are several benefits of Earthing:
1. Improve sleep and promote a deeper sleep
2. Increase energy and vitality
3. Lower stress and promote calmness in the body
4. Normalize the body’s biological rhythms
5. Protect the body against environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
6. Improve the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders

Sit, stand, lay, or walk on grass, sand, dirt, or even plain concrete and experience the healing energy of Mother Earth at work.

Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.

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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