Author Archives: dcnick

Excuses, Excuses

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” ~ Spanish Proverb Trust us, we’ve heard it all. Everyone has their reasons why they do or do not visit their doctor, dentist, optometrist and of course, chiropractor. Here’s a compilation of some… Continue Reading

Reduce Inflammation for Optimal Health

It’s implicated in a range of health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. You may not even know you’re living with it. What is it? It’s inflammation, and in its chronic form, it can wreak havoc on the body. What Is Inflammation? Inflammation has been defined as “A localized reaction… Continue Reading

Give Your Baby a Head Start

While the birth process can be an exciting time for the mom-to-be, it can be a traumatic event for the baby. Why? Squeezing through the cramped birth canal puts pressure on the baby’s spine and cranium — even under normal, natural circumstances. This trauma may adversely affect the function of the baby’s nervous system. Add… Continue Reading

Planting Seeds to Grow Healthy Kids

Just as planting a garden requires fertile soil, quality seeds, plenty of sunshine and water, planting seeds to grow healthy kids requires specific actions. With a dizzying amount of advice dispensed over the Internet, through the TV and by well-meaning friends and family members, it’s not always easy to know what advice to follow. Consider… Continue Reading

Say so Long to Being Sedentary

Whether we’re watching TV, driving to work or on the computer at our workplace, we’re doing it. The “it” is sitting, and it’s becoming a big problem, according to health experts. We may not consider sitting to be as detrimental to one’s health as puffing on a cigarette but the harmful effects of sitting can… Continue Reading

Is There Static in Your System?

It sometimes happens when we sit down to watch a movie at home. It’s that noisy burst of static that impairs our ability to enjoy a clear picture, uninterrupted by interference. Sometimes we experience similar static or interference in our bodies. Clear Interference from Your Body As a sophisticated and intricate system that regulates and… Continue Reading

Support Your Health

Did you know you need bacteria to be healthy? While harmful bacteria do exist and can cause pain and sickness, there are large quantities of healthy bacteria inside your body. In fact, your body is filled with trillions of bacterial cells, outnumbering your human cells by 10 to 1. These more than 400 different types… Continue Reading

Sugar’s Not so Sweet Effect on Health

Sticky, sweet and nutritionally bankrupt, sugar is making people sick, tired and fat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume an astounding 156 pounds of sugar each year! Global sugar consumption is approximately 173 million tons. Why Sugar Is Making Us Sick According to a study by JAMA Internal Medicine, “Epidemiologic studies have… Continue Reading

Are You Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin?

Often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D has made headlines in recent years for its possible health benefits. According to some reports, a deficiency of this vitamin is implicated in numerous serious health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s and more. When your vitamin D level is optimized,… Continue Reading