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8 Reasons to Eat Blueberries + Why You Should Freeze Them

Just when you thought that the health benefits of blueberries could not be any more plentiful, new research has found that freezing the superfood actually increases the berry’s nutritional content. Research found that frozen blueberries are equally nutritious as fresh blueberries, even after 6 months of freezing. The ice crystals that form during freezing disrupt […]

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How Chiropractic Helps the Whole Family + Four Habits

When some people think of visiting a chiropractor, they associate chiropractic adjustments with pain relief instead of whole body wellness. You don’t have to be in pain to visit us. Did you know that only 10% of our spinal nerves detect pain? The beauty of chiropractic is that it can benefit the entire family, from […]

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Top 5 Natural Ways to Manage Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increased risk for stroke if left untreated. The good news is, by optimizing your dietary intake, exercising, and effectively managing your stress, the odds of normalizing your blood pressure are greatly in your favor. Eliminate Caffeine: If you […]

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Business of the Month Highlight: Yoga Moves

1. Tell us about Yoga Moves. What types of classes and services do you offer? Denise opened her first Studio, The Yoga Room in 1996 in St Pete, then moved to the current location in 2001. She has practiced yoga for 40 years and has taught for 30 years She has experience in many forms […]

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12 Ways to De-Stress Outdoors

With April being Stress Awareness Month, here are some 12 fun and easy ways to de-stress outdoors! Mother Nature. Think of it as nature’s anti-anxiety, anti-depressant medication. When you live in an urban area or have an indoor desk job, you are very likely suffering from a lack of nature (and vitamin D), also known […]

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Health Benefits of Acai Berries + Recipe

Acai berry is a natural cleanser, helping the liver and kidneys to process and remove waste and toxins from the body. Acai berry is fiber-rich and a natural digestive cleanser, which means it prevents the accumulation of harmful substances and undigested matter from staying lodged in the colon where they can cause constipation and toxic by-products such as […]

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How to Have a Healthy Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system includes your bone marrow, tonsils, adnoids, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and lymphatic vessels which are a web of very thin tubes that lay just beneath the surface of your skin. It is an independent circulatory system that works in partnership with your blood circulatory system as well as your immune system. Your lymphatic system provides a variety […]

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How Can You Improve Your Work Space?

One of the many questions we get in the office is “how can I improve my work space?” Did you know sitting too much can be hazardous to your health? They are calling sitting the new smoking. Many of us spend the majority of our day behind a desk, so it’s important to make sure […]

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health. While you are sleeping, your brain is working hard, forming the pathways for learning, and creating memories and thoughts. Without enough sleep or good quality of sleep, you have low concentration, focus and energy, and mood problems (just to name a few). Chronic lack […]

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5 Ways to Have a Healthy Heart

February is National Heart Health Month, so let’s talk about this blood pumping organ. The heart is a muscular organ that functions as the body’s circulatory pump. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well it is! It pumps blood throughout the body through the circulatory system, supplying nutrients and oxygen to the tissues, and removing carbon dioxide […]

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7 Health Hacks That Will Improve Your Health

It seems like there is a new health trend every week these days – a new superfood was discovered or a new way to work out your abs. The truth is that there is no “one size fits all” approach. Despite our bio-individuality, there are some scientifically proven ways to increase overall quality of life […]

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Top 3 Ways to Achieve Your Goals in 2017

This past weekend, I flew to San Diego to train with some of the most successful chiropractors in the world. During this workshop, we worked on our yearly goals and created action steps to be able to accomplish these. After a weekend of hard work, I developed my vision for 2017, and am excited to […]

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Business of the Month Highlight: Thank You Mama

1. What types of wellness services does Thank You Mama offer? Our mission at Thank You Mama is to empower healthy family beginnings. We offer access to the healing benefits of alternative medicine and in-depth educational opportunities. Offering massage therapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicines, we are committed to servicing the evolving needs of your entire […]

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Top 3 Ways to Battle Ear Infections

Top 3 Ways to Battle Ear Infections   With cooler weather comes the Holidays, lots of sweets, and the not-so-jolly sniffles. This time of year is described as the “cold and flu” season and is a time that many experience in an increase in yucky symptoms. These colds promote sinus drainage and excess mucus (fluid) […]

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4 Reasons to Seek Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

We love helping pregnant mothers prepare for the birth of their upcoming bundle of joy with gentle and custom chiropractic care designed to meet the needs of their changing body. Here’s why: Optimal Function, Optimal Birth Keeping your spine healthy allows us to ensure your entire nervous system is functioning as it should. When you’re […]

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5 Ways to Strengthen your Nervous System

The nervous system is one of the most complex and important parts of our body. It is the master control system of the body; consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, which connect to all the organs. Since it is responsible for controlling the larger part of our vital functions (breathing, heartbeats, hunger, thirst, […]

Migraine Causes and Natural Ways to Treat Them

Migraine Causes and Natural Ways to Treat Them

Migraines is a highly tedious complaint by many people. Migraines occur in unpredictable episodes that bring on a throbbing headache that is often consisted of fuzzy eyesight, susceptibility to bring light or loud sounds, and sometimes vomiting. Some migraines are developed by the result of changes in blood pressure, neurotransmitters in the head, or muscle […]

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Lifetime Chiropractic Care?

“I’ve heard that if you go to a chiropractor, you will have to go for the rest of your life” is a very common statement that people have and assume when experiencing chiropractic for the first time. If a dentist told a patient, “you need this the rest of your life, ” most people would […]

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6 Ways To Boost Your Energy Right Now

Happy November and Tuesday! One more day closer to Friday, but just not close enough. You may be sitting at your desk, feeling tried and drained…stuck inside a stuffy office with crappy fluorescent lighting… had a busy weekend of work and kids’ events, or a long weekend of too much fun and now back to […]

Tips to Help Make a Positive Switch in your Life

6 Simple Tips To Help Make A Positive Switch In Your Life

Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it – half-full or half-empty? Consistently finding the glass half-empty, and the world as a difficult place, is a hallmark of negativity. Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart disease to […]

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Reasons to Take Omega-3s Daily

Omega-3 is a type of fatty acid. Fatty acids are small molecular component found in all fats, but their type and structure differs between foods. They are part of the process of building new cells, which is the key to developing the central nervous and cardiovascular systems, supporting the health of your brain, and helping […]

Best Plants to Purify the Air in Your Home

Best Plants to Purify the Air in Your Home

FACT: 90% of the world’s population breathes dirty air! The World Health Organization (WHO) released an air quality model which showed that more than 9 in 10 people live in areas that have unsafe levels of air pollution. Some air pollutants are 100 times more concentrated in your home than they are outside. According to […]

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Fats: Good or Bad?

The answer is both! Not all fats are created equal! Highly processed, hydrogenated fats which are used in packaged foods are extremely dangerous to our bodies. These bad fats can lead to problems with your immune system, cardiovascular system, and even your behavior and mood. They contribute to weight gain, skin conditions, high blood pressure, […]

Benefits of Breastfeeding

What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding?

According to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, breast milk is thought of as nectar and breastfeeding is considered the primary method of giving love to your child. It is through breastfeeding that the child forms his/her first understanding of, and bond, with the mother – a relationship that will impact all that follows. Fortunately, breastfeeding […]

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Text Neck – A New Epidemic

When you walk around town, how many people do you notice walking around while looking down at their iPad or iPhone? The other night my husband and I went out for dinner and noticed seven children playing games on an iPad and ten adults checking email or texting. It is estimated that the average child […]

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The Best Breakfast Options For Kids

It’s the first week of school and life is chaotic! With all the new school year excitement, nutrition can easily be overlooked. However, proper food choices are crucial for these busy periods. After all, the food we put into our kids’ bodies is the fuel that gives them energy throughout the day. Should our children […]

Probiotics While On Antibiotics

Taking Probiotics While On Antibotics

Whenever we feel sinus or cold like symptoms start to kick in, many people turn to antibiotics to clear things up. While antibiotics destroy the harmful bacteria that is intruding our system, they also destroy the healthy bacteria that keep our gut and immune system strong. In fact, if we break down the word antibiotic, […]

Chiropractic Care, Just like Brushing Your Teeth

Chiropractic Care, Just like Brushing Your Teeth

The majority of people know how important proper dental hygiene is. From a young age, we have been taught to brush our teeth twice a day, floss, and visit the dentist twice a year. This ensures that we have bright white smiles, that we prevent cavities, and tooth decay. We know that in order to […]

Best Way to Treat a Fever

The Best Way to Treat a Fever

With school starting back soon, parents fear their child coming home “sick”. These kids go back to school, start playing with their friends, and share everything (including viruses and bacteria)! First comes the sniffle, then the cough, then the achy-ness and fever. Sound familiar? As parents, we want to do everything in our power to […]

Natural Ways to Help Infertility

Natural Ways to Help Infertility

In the United States, nearly 13% of couples struggle with infertility. This heartache and emotional turmoil continues to effect more and more people every year. As society becomes more focused on health and wellness, many couples are steering away from conventional medical treatments and looking for holistic or natural options, like chiropractic care, to become […]

Alternative Ways To Help Child With ADHD

Alternative Ways To Help Child With ADHD

ADHD is a prominent diagnosis these days. In fact, the newest statistics show that 1 in 7 children are diagnosed with ADHD, and these numbers are rising drastically with each year. Many teachers have told me me that 25% or more of their students are taking Ritalin on Adderall so that they can sit still […]

Can Chiropractic Fix Bedwetting

Can Chiropractic Fix Bedwetting?

At least once a week, I have a parent ask me, “Hey Doc, can chiropractic help my child with bedwetting?” The answer is yes! While chiropractic care is not a treatment for bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), thousands of children have seen improvements or resolution of bedwetting while under regular pediatric chiropractic care. Up to the age […]

Getting Rid of Ear Infections Naturally

How to Get Rid of Ear Infections Naturally

Ear infections are the number one reason that parents bring their child into a pediatrician’s office. More than 85% of children develop an ear infection before the age of 2 years old, making them a very common pediatric childhood condition. Although it is common to see ear infections in today’s society, it is NOT normal […]

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Who’s The Best Prenatal Chiropractor In St Pete?

Who is the best prenatal chiropractor in St. Petersburg? This depends on how you define someone as being the “best”. In my opinion, the “best” person to take care of you throughout your pregnancy is a chiropractor who you trust, will educate you through the process, and who has received advanced post-graduate training in pregnancy […]

Can Chiropractors Help With Breastfeeding

Can Chiropractors Help With Breastfeeding?

Although breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby, it doesn’t always mean that it’s easy. Many new mothers try breastfeeding and face challenges along the way. One of the most common things that I hear as a pediatric chiropractor is, “my baby won’t latch.” If your baby will not latch, will only feed […]

Child Constipation and Chiropractic Care

Can Chiropractic Care Help A Child With Constipation?

Your baby hasn’t gone to the bathroom in days. When she eventually does poop, she strains and cries in discomfort. You changed her diet, increased her water intake, added fiber to her food, and tried giving her prune juice, still with no success. You are frustrated with the situation but don’t want to give her […]

How Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Pregnancy?

So many changes happen to your body during pregnancy: hormonal, chemical, postural, gravitational changes, etc. So how does your body keep up?  It is the role of your nervous system, your body’s master control system, to be able to adapt to the physical, chemical, and emotional demands of pregnancy. In order for you to have […]

Colic and Chiropractic

Does Chiropractic Care Help With Colic?

It’s 2am and your baby has been crying for the last 2 hours. In effort to console her, you changed her diaper, fed her, went for a car ride, rocked her – but nothing has worked! This has been a struggle for you and your husband the last few weeks. You want to help your […]