Ideal Protein Update

Ideal Protein Update I wanted to give you an update on how well the Ideal Protein plan is working. Currently we have 15 patients on the plan and collectively they have lost over 450 pounds of weight. This is weight that they did not want to carry.

Nutrition and Pizza

Nutrition and Pizza

Any Pizza Day Is A Good Day?

Pizza is one of the most common and convenient foods eaten in America. How good is its nutrition.  Researchers and Dieticians basically have thrown their hands up and given up.  Instead of trying to limit Read more

Do I Need To Take Supplements?

Do I Need To Take Supplements? So much information is available today for consumers concerning supplements and their effectiveness. We should all ask –  do I need to take supplements? So how does one decide if vitamins and minerals are right for them? Feel free to view today’s video concerning supplementation.

How Do I Increase My Energy?

How Do I Increase My Energy? “How do I increase my energy?” is a question that can have many answers and solutions. Increasing energy can be a simple thing to do. Starting the day with a low carb meals is essential. If you are eating, for example an egg sandwich only

Can foods allergies cause migraines

Foods Allergies Cause Migraines

Can foods allergies cause migraines? is a complication question.  the answer to this is yes they can cause or aggravate migraines

A recent study on August 8, 2014 at Fox News listed several foods that trigger headaches. Among those foods that trigger migraine headaches are smoked or cured meats including things like beef jerky, aged hard chesses, citrus fruits, sauerkraut, soy sauce, red wine, beers, and foods containing MSG.

If you or a loved one is experiencing headaches or migraines please try to limit these foods and see if it helps. As always please consult a health care provider for serious problems such as migraine headaches.  Obviously, migraine headaches can be disrupted to your life.  Family, work, and fun can all be effected

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Can foods allergies cause migraines

Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a specific food. Even a small amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, In some people, a food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.

Food allergy affects an estimated 6 to 8 percent of children under age 3 and up to 3 percent of adults. Migraines have been known to be caused by food allergies. The allergies cave effect blood flow to the brain  effective circulatory changes

It’s easy to confuse a food allergy with a much more common reaction known as food intolerance. While bothersome, food intolerance is a less serious condition that does not involve the immune system.  Many researchers are looking into advanced technologies to determine causes of migraines and the foods patients should avoid.  High on the list are wine, alcohol, cheese, preservatives, food coloring.  Having a diet high in fresh vegatables and lean protiens is always a good start.

Study finds link between episodic migraines and obesity

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A recent study of more than 1000 participants found a somewhat surprising link between a person’s weight and their likelihood of experiencing episodic migraines.

In the study, participants who were obese were 81% more likely to have episodic migraines. This was especially true for participants under 50 years of age.

This discovery is actually somewhat unexpected in the field of migraine studies. We were a little surprised to hear the results, since many of the people who come to our office with migraines are relatively thin.

Here are a few things to keep in mind about this study:

  • This study looks at episodic migraines, not chronic migraines. Chronic migraines are defined as occurring 15 or more times a month, episodic migraines as less than 15. There was no link found between obesity and chronic migraines.
  • This study doesn’t explain why this link exists. It doesn’t prove that obesity causes migraines, or vice-versa. But it does demonstrate that the two are very strongly linked.

Why this study matters

This discovery was somewhat groundbreaking in the field of migraine studies. Typically neurologists have focused only on chemical causes of migraines, and tend to focus only on chemical solutions (i.e., medications).

But this study indicates there may be a physical aspect at play. Again, we don’t know for certain that obesity causes migraines, but there’s a good possibility that losing weight could help patients who suffer with migraine pain.

This is somewhat eye-opening to neurologists who rarely, if ever, counsel patients on diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices as part of a possible solution. More studies like this could encourage a more holistic approach to preventing and relieving migraine pain.

Of course, at ProAdjuster Chiropractic, the holistic approach is what we’ve always done, and we’ve seen many patients reduce the number and severity of their migraines through spinal adjustments. We’re just encouraged to see studies like this emerge in the larger medical community, and we hope that ultimately it means even more people find relief from migraine pain.

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Chiropractic care for migraines

Chiropractic care for migraines

Chiropractic care for migraines is extremely effective way to help patients.  I would like to share a story about a patient that I recently took care of.  this is a typical case that I have seen thousands of times in my office.  the case was a 25 year old female.  The patient had two small children and was in an automobile accident.  Following the acient she began experiencing severe migraines and went to two neurologist, had an mri and ct scan and was deemed normal.  After a trial of pain meds she came to my office.  After two weeks of care here headaches were reduced from daily to 2 times a week.  Following 3  more weeks of care her headaches were completely resolved.

Medication may mitigate migraine misery

. In the Science Daily September 11, 2014 issue a new study was performed for the 36 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches. Study participants were evaluated before and after their trial period using objective measures of disability, self-efficiency and mindfulness.

Participants were also instructed to keep headache logs. Specifically the participants who had physical treatment as opposed to medicated treatment had 1.4 of fewer migraines per month than those who did not. Based on these findings it is evident that manual treatment is more efficient for migraine headaches rather than standard medications.

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Chiropractic care for migraines

Healthy Fast Food???

Healthy Fast Food???

healthy fast food is beginning  to appear.  You must be careful on how healthy it is

While there is no such thing as healthy fast food if it is qualified as healthy simply means that there are fewer calories in it. If you must have fast food here are your three best options.

Option one: Salad – although many salads in the fast food chains are still high in calories they normally have very sweet and high calorie dressings. Beware of those alternatives.

Option two: Chili – While chili is no fun to eat on a warm day it does deliver high protein with a low carbohydrate. This is great as long as there is no tangy sugary sauces in it that can add on the calories.

Option three: Gilled chicken salad – Once again check the calorie counter on those grilled chicken salads as the sauces and the way they prepare it can boost the calories into high range zone.

Also always remember even if you are eating these “healthier” fast food items that fast food is still not nutritionally sound for your body. The best option is to prepare your own meals so you know what is in it and that can help tremendously.

 

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