Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Is inflammation living in your body?

inflammationIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the top anti-inflammatory foods and supplements.

Chronic inflammation is an indicator of all disease, including cancer, obesity and heart disease.

Inflammation is a normal and beneficial process involving your body’s white blood cells and chemicals to protect you from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses.

However, when the inflammation becomes chronic, that is where the trouble begins.

Your diet plays a key role as it can either trigger or prevent inflammation.

Vegetables are essential anti-inflammatory foods to eat more of.

Dark leafy greens including kale, collard greens and Swiss chard offer powerful antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamin C which help protect against cellular damage.

Fermented and cultured foods are anti-inflammatory staples that optimize your gut flora.

Kefir, yogurt, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, olives and other fermented vegetables are great for gut health.

Some other key anti-inflammatory foods include green tea, plus spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary and turmeric.

Supplements can also help as anti-inflammatories.

Marine-based omega-3 fats found in fatty cold-water fish are important anti-inflammatories, as are supplements such as resveratrol, curcumin, capsaicin, vitamin D, and zinc.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Fiber is a Superfood

superfoodIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the superfood, fiber.

Less than 5% of North Americans meet the recommended fiber intake of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.

Fiber in plants increases the growth of healthful bacteria, which  converts the soluble and fermentable types of fiber into short chain fatty acids, promoting great health benefits to help:
▪ reduce inflammation
▪ lower high levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure
▪ reduce hunger
▪ produce beneficial mucus that lines your colon to help prevent the harmful bacteria from penetrating there.

Eating foods containing soluble fiber  help the good bacteria to overgrow the bad ones.

Soluble fiber is found in vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts and other edible seeds.

Your current diet and lifestyle determines which bacteria live in your gut. Here are some ways you can change your colon bacteria:
▪ Increase your intake of vegetables, beans, fruits, unground whole grains, nuts and other seeds.
▪ Daily exercise to promote the growth of your colony of healthful bacteria.
▪ Avoid mammal meat, fried foods, foods with added sugar and all drinks with sugar in them.
▪ Regular chiropractic care which allows your central nervous system to function appropriately by taking irritation off of the nerves going to the stomach and/or intestines, which positively influences your digestive system and the health of your gut.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Where’s the Beef?

plant basedIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at plant based meat alternatives and if they really are the best dietary alternative.

With the growing evidence that eating processed meat and mammal meat may increase risk for heart attacks, cancers and diabetes, over 40% of North Americans are eating more plant-based foods.

Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are two companies dominating the market for plant-based burgers that taste like meat.

Here are a few things we know about these laboratory made foods:
1. These plant-based burgers contains 3 grams of beneficial fiber, while hamburger contains no fiber.
2. Plant-based meat alternatives are highly processed, and eating too much of processed components of plants has been associated with obesity.
3. Both Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat contain:
• more salt than hamburger
• less protein than a hamburger
• more saturated fat from coconut oils than a hamburger.

Making plant-based meat alternatives a small part of your diet may be fine, as long as your diet also includes lots of organic vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, fruits and other healthful foods.

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 – 6 Ways to Improve Your Blood Flow

improved blood flowIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at some ways to improve your blood flow.

Did you know your body holds about 60,000 miles of blood vessels, carrying blood to every corner of your body?

When your circulation is poor, it slows or blocks the blood flow and the cells in your body cannot get all the oxygen and nutrients they need.

Here are some ways you can improve your circulation.

1. Drink Water: Since blood is about half water, you need to stay hydrated to keep it moving.
2. Eat More Plants and Less Meat: Eating lots of fruits & vegetables, and staying away from saturated fats that can be found in red meat will help keep your weight in a healthy range, your cholesterol and blood pressure in check, and your arteries clear.
3. Quit Smoking: Nicotine is the active ingredient in cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco, causing harm to the walls of your arteries and thickening your blood.
4. Yoga: Yoga is a low-impact exercise that brings oxygen to your cells and when you twist, it sends blood to your organs.
5. Aerobic Exercise: Running, biking, walking and swimming take more oxygen and get your blood pumping, make your heart stronger, and lower your blood pressure.
6. Regular Chiropractic Care: Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure from nerves, which encourages blood to flow more freely.

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 – 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Blueberry Consumption Helps Knee Pain

blueberry benefitsIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how eating blueberries improves arthritis of the knee.

It has been well documented flavonoid-rich blueberries are an important food for good health.

These flavonoids offer great health benefits because of their anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties.

Regularly eating blueberries will result in:
-A noteworthy decrease in pain and stiffness.
-Remarkable improvements in gait velocity (walking speed) and overall stride length.

To improve your overall health add a cup of wild blueberries to your diet daily.

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