Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Aspartame Equals Serious Health Concerns

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the serious health risks linked to the artificial sweetener, aspartame.

Aspartame is  found in more than 6,000 products…that’s right,more than 6,000 products. From things like diet soda and sugar-free gum to even children’s medicines and sugar free ketchup.

But what is aspartame?

Aspartame is a synthetic chemical which breaks down into methanol, and converts into formaldehyde when consumed. Formaldehyde! Would you give you children a glass of formaldehyde? I don’t think so. So, why would you let them have Aspartame?

Some of the health risks linked to aspartame include:
Cancer: A cancer researcher from Italy found that even in low doses, animals were developing several different forms of cancer when fed aspartame.

Heart Disease: The 2017 Canadian Medical Association Journal study found artificial sweeteners like aspartame are associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular events and hypertension.

Dementia and Stroke: Drinking diet soda daily has been shown to put you at a three time greater risk of stroke and dementia.

If you are tempted to reach for a diet soda or other artificially sweetened products, fight the urge with natural healthy options like water with lemon or lime juice, or a fresh piece of fruit to help reduce cravings for sweets.

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 – Physical Exercise Keeps Your Mind Sharp

sharp mindIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how physical exercise keeps your brain sharp.

A number of scientific studies suggest physical exercise can meaningfully improve your cognitive abilities, from childhood through old age.

One study found that children who regularly exercised showed improvements in executive functions and cognitive scores.

A study focusing on older adults experiencing a mild degree of cognitive impairment found resistance and aerobic training improved their spatial memory and verbal memory.

Another study found that weight training can decrease brain shrinkage, a process that occurs naturally with age.

What is the right dose of exercise for the brain?

According to finding from a study conducted by The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center,  small doses of exercise, such as a brisk walk for 20 or 25 minutes several times a week, could lead to cognitive improvements.

A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the best dose of medicine for a happy and healthy life.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 3 Ways to Improve Your Gut Microbiome

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 3 things you can do to improve your gut health.

The fact is, your gut health is important to your overall health.

More than two thirds of your immune system is found within your gut. This is where microbiome, or your body’s healthy bacteria are found and function to help your body with many functions such as digesting your food, the ability to think clearly and even maintaining a healthy weight.

Your microbiome is found in your gut and other openings of your body such as your mouth, your genitals, and your nose.

When your gut microbiome is balanced, you stay healthy, and are in a good mood and have a lot of energy.

When your gut bacteria or microbiome is out of balance, you experience health issues, weight gain, diabetes, brain fog, and cancer.

The great news is that you have the opportunity to change your gut microbiome because these particular bacteria only have a lifespan of 20 minutes.

So you have the opportunity every time you eat to begin to change the population of your gut microbiome.

Here are 3 things you can do today to improve your gut bacteria or microbiome:

1. Eat the Right Foods.
Remove the sugar and processed foods from your diet.
Get your carbohydrates from vegetables and low-sugar fruits.
Include fermented foods in your diet like sauerkraut, pickles,
kimchi, kefir, non-processed yogurt, and kombucha.

2. Take a High-Quality Probiotic.
Probiotics help maintain your gut’s ecosystem

3. Stay Calm.
If your microbiome is out of balance, you may feel anxious, depressed, or tired.

The key is to keep supporting your microbiome with healthy food and lifestyle choices.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Severe Stress May Increase Risks For Autoimmune Disease

autoimmune diseasesIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, in honor Stress Awareness Month we are looking at how severe stress increases the risk for autoimmune diseases.

Your body’s immune system is your natural defense protection from disease and infection.

Autoimmune diseases turn your body’s defense system against itself by attacking healthy cells.

Researchers found stress to be linked with a 36% greater risk of developing 41 autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease.

It is also important to look at the impact stress has on lifestyle.

People who have been through severely stressful circumstances may be more likely to smoke, get less sleep or have increased drug and/or alcohol use – all being linked to an increased risk of certain autoimmune diseases.

Here are some proactive steps you can take to reduce the impact stress has on your immune system:
~Eat a diet high in antioxidant-rich foods like fruit, vegetables, dark chocolate, and green tea.
~Get daily physical exercise.
~Start a daily meditation practice.
~Get plenty of sleep.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractic Care Lessens Depression

depressionIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how chiropractic care can lessen depression.

According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), millions and millions of people are affected by depression.

Apparently there is a strong correlation between pain and depression.

For many people, depression causes unexplained physical symptoms such as back pain or headaches.

Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle in which pain worsens symptoms of depression, and then the ensuing depression worsens the pain.

Chiropractic care has been shown to decrease a number of pain syndromes by restoring function and removing pinched nerves that interfere with the nervous and immune system. By decreasing pain and restoring health there is often a decrease in depression.

Here are some reasons why chiropractic adjustments might lesson your depression.

1. Chronic pain negatively effects your mood and overall mental health. Studies show that people living with chronic pain are three to four times more likely to become depressed than those not in pain.

Chiropractic spinal adjustments create proper alignment where pain can be improved and depression alleviated.

2. Your nervous  system controls your mental and emotional health.

Chiropractic adjustments improve the nervous system by correcting misalignments and  allowing for better blood flow.

3. Stress and depression are connected.

A study in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research found over 75% of patients who underwent chiropractic care reported positive changes to stress and increased life enjoyment while they were receiving chiropractic care.

If you or a family member are suffering from pain and depression,  chiropractic adjustments can help you to restore mobility, alleviate physical pain and positively impact your quality of life.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – A Key Intervention to Improve Health and Longevity

fastingIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at fasting as one of the key interventions to improving health and longevity.

Obesity is now surpassing hunger as a global health crisis, and is soon approaching the number one reason for disabilities and chronic degenerative sicknesses worldwide.

The latest evidence strongly supports that the human body struggles to function properly when we continuously feed it. This continuous feeding will increase the human body developing chronic degenerative disease.

Research has confirmed many biological repair and rejuvenation processes take place in the absence of food.

This tells us that abstaining from food or fasting may just be the answer to improve overall health.

Fasting is defined as abstaining from any food for a large part of each day, or a few days each week or month.

Interestingly enough, fasting is one of the oldest documented dietary interventions in the world. Many of todays experts are endorsing fasting as a result of the profound benefits fasting has over impacting health and longevity.

There are a variety of types of fasting, however;  the leading component is the cycling of eating and fasting.

By copying the eating habits of our ancestors, you restore your body to a more natural state; influencing a wide array of biochemical benefits to occur.

The benefits of fasting include:
~Reversal of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes
~Weight loss and improved body composition
~Decreased risk for heart disease and cancer
~Improved cognitive function
~Increased longevity

If you are thinking about integrating fasting into your life, check with your doctor if you have any underlying health conditions.

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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%.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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