Magnesium and Migraines

Yet another study has confirmed the link between low magnesium levels and migraine headaches. 👎 Call our office today for your headache evaluation and treatment, and consider eating a well-rounded diet rich in vitamins and minerals to help prevent migraine headaches. 🙌





Source: Bhurat et al. PubMed. 2022 Jun 11.

Weight Loss

Numbness, burning, weakness, and swelling in the hands? ✋ Maintaining a healthy weight may help. A recent study found that those with a higher body mass had an increase in the size of the nerve in the wrist, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’re hoping to shed a few pounds, check out this weight loss infographic for healthy tips, then give our office a call to see how we can help.





Source: Bowers, et al. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online. March 2022.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is crucial for strong bones and can benefit diabetics with nerve damage. Boost your intake naturally by sun exposure, fatty fish, mushrooms, egg yolk, and Vitamin D fortified foods. 




Source: Putz, et al. Clinical Therapeutics. May 2022.

Is protein vital for your health?

Did you know that protein is vital for your health? High protein is essential for weight loss. It boosts your metabolism, makes you feel full, and reduces cravings. Make sure you include enough protein in your daily diet!

Migraine Triggers

A migraine is an intense throbbing headache that may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or noise. Certain foods are known triggers for migraines, but a recent study has identified several fruits that could contribute, including:

  • Watermelon
  • Passion fruit
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple

If you suffer from migraines, give our office a call today to see how chiropractic care can help!


Dropping A Few Pounds Could Save You From Major Health Conditions ????

Research has found that excess weight increases our chances of developing conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer to many muscle, joint, and nerve problems. In fact, a new study found that overweight individuals even have a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.

If the number on your scale is putting a frown on your face (or numbness in your hand), check out this infographic for some helpful tips! ????


Eat Your Fruits and Veggies!

Recent research has shown that adequate fruit and vegetable intake is associated with up to 30% reduced odds of headaches.

Do you know what else works? Chiropractic manipulation! Take a look at the video below to learn more about headaches. ▶️

#headaches #chiropracticmanipulation


Carbs! Carbs! Carbs!

Final week of the plant-based meal comparison to animal-based meal discussion! This week, dessert will be served! We will be talking about carbohydrates, paleo, keto, vegan and more!

7pm tonight (10.26.2020) at the sanctuary at Faith Church! 13001 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127

Come with questions! We will stay with answers. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

So Many Diets…It Can Get Confusing!

If you read anything at all about nutrition, you’ve likely come across a variety of diets that all tout health benefits and claim to be the best. Here’s a little breakdown of the most common diets and a commentary that, hopefully, makes it all less confusing!

Standard American Diet (SAD)
This is the most common diet in the US and includes sugar, fried foods, trans fat, prepackaged foods, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), foods filled with pesticides, and other chemicals/additives that keep you addicted and cause you to gain weight. These foods have low nutrient levels and because you aren’t getting what you need, you tend to eat more in an effort to

The paleo diet is designed to resemble what our hunter-gatherer (Paleolithic) ancestors ate thousands of years ago. Researchers believe their diets consisted of whole foods such as meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, healthy fats, and oils. Foods to avoid would include grains, sugar, processed foods, most dairy products, legumes, vegetable oils, artificial sweeteners, margarine, and trans fats.

The Atkins diet is a low-carb diet, usually recommended for weight loss. Proponents of this diet claim that you can lose weight while eating as much protein and fat as you want, as long as you avoid foods high in carbs. The Atkins diet was originally promoted by the physician Dr. Robert C. Atkins, who wrote a best-selling book about it in 1972.

The ketogenic diet (or keto diet) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins diet, but with a bit higher fat content. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy.
It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels.

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people used to eat in countries like Italy and Greece back in the 1960’s. The basics include eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, bread, herbs, spices, fish, seafood, and extra virgin olive oil and eating in moderation poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt.

Plant-based diets have been popular for centuries because of their health benefits. Vegetarian diets contain various levels of fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts, and seeds. The inclusion of dairy and eggs depends on the type of diet you follow. The most common types of vegetarians include:

  • Lacto-ovo vegetarians: Vegetarians who avoid all animal flesh, but do consume dairy and egg products.
  • Lacto vegetarians: Vegetarians who avoid animal flesh and eggs, but do consume dairy products.
  • Ovo vegetarians: Vegetarians who avoid all animal products except eggs.
  • Vegans: Vegetarians who avoid all animal and animalderived products.

So what are we supposed to eat?
The simplicity of it is…the more your food is unaltered and in its natural form, the better. Chemicals don’t belong in our food or in our bodies. So, start there. Our nutritional needs can fluctuate depending on the season, age, energy demands, ancestral heritage, etc. We all need protein, fat, and carbohydrates but the RATIO of what we need can vary. Some do well with a 100% plant-based diet and some need animal protein. In the summer, we usually feel like more fruits and vegetables but on a cold winter night, we might want a beef stew. Once you clean out the chemicals from your diet, it will be easier to tell what your nutritional needs are because your body will tell you. Pay attention to how you feel and adjust until you find what works for you. If you can, attend our upcoming classes and ask questions!

10 Ways To Get More Fruit & Veggies Into Your Child’s Diet

Encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun. Provide healthy ingredients and let kids help with preparation, based on their age and skills. Kids may try foods they avoided in the past if they helped make them.

  1. Smoothie creations
    Blend fat-free or low-fat yogurt or milk with fruit pieces and crushed ice. Use fresh, frozen, canned, and even overripe fruits. Try bananas, berries, peaches, and/or pineapple. If you freeze the fruit first, you can even skip the ice!
  2. Delicious dippers
    Kids love to dip their foods. Whip up a quick dip for veggies with yogurt and seasonings such as herbs or garlic. Serve with raw vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or cauliflower. Fruit chunks go great with a yogurt and cinnamon or vanilla dip.
  3. Caterpillar kabobs
    Assemble chunks of melon, apple, orange, and pear on skewers for a fruity kabob. For a raw veggie version, use vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, squash, sweet peppers, or tomatoes.
  4. Personalized pizzas
    Set up a pizza-making station in the kitchen. Use whole-wheat English muffins, bagels, or pita bread as the crust. Have tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, and cut-up vegetables or fruits for toppings. Let kids choose their own favorites. Then pop the pizzas into the oven to warm.
  5. Fruity peanut butterfly
    Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit.
  6. Frosty fruits 
    Frozen treats are bound to be popular in the warm months. Just put fresh fruits such as melon chunks in the freezer (rinse first). Make “popsicles” by inserting sticks into peeled bananas and freezing.
  7. Bugs on a log
    Use celery, cucumber, or carrot sticks as the log and add peanut butter. Top with dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or cherries, depending on what bugs you want!
  8. Homemade trail mix 
    Skip the pre-made trail mix and make your own. Use your favorite nuts and dried fruits, such as unsalted peanuts, cashews, walnuts, or sunflower seeds mixed with dried apples, pineapple, cherries, apricots, or raisins. Add whole-grain cereals to the mix, too.
  9. Potato person
    Decorate half a baked potato. Use sliced cherry tomatoes, peas, and low-fat cheese on the potato to make a funny face.
  10. Put kids in charge 
    Ask your child to name new veggie or fruit creations. Let them arrange raw veggies or fruits into a fun shape or design.