Micro Traumas

Micro traumas are mini injuries that at the surface don’t appear to cause any issues. However, the more micro traumas we accumulate over time the bigger the effect they have on our bodies. These traumas can be caused by daily activities such as sitting in bad positions day after day or driving in a bumpy car on a regular basis. . To understand the issues with micro-trauma, you have to understand the difference between normal and injured tissue.

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Christopher Scrivner
Text Neck Treatment and Prevention

Text neck is becoming a more and more prevalent health issue in our current society.  Text neck is characterized by the reduction of – or reversal of – the natural curvature in the neck. This condition is caused by periods of prolonged neck flexion (bending of the head forward or looking down). 

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Christopher Scrivner
Stay Hydrated

Most people don’t fully understand the importance of consuming the appropriate amount of water.  It’s one of the most essential nutrients human beings need to survive considering the human body is over 60% water.  This means that without adequate water consumption, many bodily processes won’t function properly, or at all. 

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Christopher Scrivner
How to Get More Vitamin D

Summer is a wonderful time when countless people and families look to spend more time outside enjoy the warmer days.  With all this time outside there are a few questions that often arise.  Do we need sun exposure?  What can I do if I don’t get enough sun?

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Christopher Scrivner
Surviving your Desk Job

Every job comes with its own set of health hazards, no matter the profession. Let’s take a look at the health problems that can come with working in an office environment as well as some solutions to counteract the risks.

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Christopher Scrivner
Don't Stress

Stress is a serious problem in the United States. Over 50 percent of people admit to being under a significant amount of stress on a daily basis. People down play the dangers of being under too much stress

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Christopher Scrivner
Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

If you have a good routine, stick to it. Habits are how we create health and routines keep us in our healthy habits once we have started them. Now we all know that there will be parties and changes in schedule but don’t let those couple of occasions throw you off of your healthy routine.

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Christopher Scrivner
Stay Grateful

Did you know that the amount of stress you have greatly affects your overall health? Higher amounts of stress signals the release of cortisol, causing body-wide inflammation. High overall body inflammation opens the body up to more illnesses (higher inflammation = higher chance of disease).

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Christopher Scrivner
Signs You May be Deficient in Vitamin D

Having sufficient vitamin D levels is essential to a healthy body. It provides an array of health benefits and is involved in a significant roll in gene expression. Research suggests that about 50% of our population is deficient in Vitamin D and up to 95% of our elderly population.

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Christopher Scrivner
Why We Need Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important pieces to the puzzle we call health. Unfortunately, it is the one thing that we will intentionally deprive ourselves of on a regular basis. Without sleep, we rob our brain’s ability to form lasting memories, prevent overall body healing, and double the risk of cancer.

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Christopher Scrivner
Movement is Life

Television, Internet, and cell phones. Our society has reached a pinnacle of instant gratification entertainment. Unfortunately, all three of these activities replaces one important thing: physical movement.

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Christopher Scrivner
Spring Clean the Healthy Way

It’s likely you’ve spent quite a bit of time indoors over the winter; it’s time for a change! Our health is our greatest blessing. A long cold winter can lead to a sedentary winter and sitting for long periods of time. Sitting for longer then 30 minuets causes stress on our spine leading to subluxations. Our brain loves movement!

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Christopher Scrivner