Quick Health Tips – Jan 2015


Make sure to include sources of vitamin D in your diet. My favorite source is Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil found at


Make a soup with homemade bone broth. To learn about the health benefits and how to make bone broth click the following link. Health benefits of bone broth. 


Add interval training to your cardio workout. Pick your favorite form of cardio and warm up for 5-10 minutes. Perform 10 rounds of 30 seconds hard pace followed by 30 seconds of an easy pace. Finish up with a 5-10 minute cool down.


Extending the life of your shaving blades can save you money. After each shave rinse the blade, dry with a towel, and rinse with alcohol. This will prevent moisture from oxidizing and dulling the blade.

Assess your mobility

Can you touch your toes? Stand with your feet hip width apart and don’t bend your knees. See how far you can reach toward the floor. You should be able to touch the floor with ease and only feel a minor stretch in your hamstrings. If your motion is limited or you have pulling/tension in your lower back then you failed the test. This means you are at higher risk for lower back, hip, knee and/or ankle injury.  It is important to be evaluated to determine the cause of this limitation, stretching is not the answer.


Preventing Shoulder Pain-Installment 1

Shoulder pain is one of the more common reasons patients come to Muscle and Joint Chiropractic. We have excellent results using Integrative Diagnosis™ with MAR™ and IAR™ and ART® to treat the soft tissue surrounding the shoulder, but understanding how the shoulder works is crucial to preventing you from having to visit the Chiropractor’s office. The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint is designed for movement.  This becomes obvious when you look at the structure of the joint.  The amount of support from the bone is minimal.  If you think of a softball sitting on top of a golf tee, then you can imagine how much bony support (the area that the golf tee is in contact with the softball) that the shoulder receives.

Since the support doesn’t come from the bone, the soft tissue surrounding the shoulder plays a huge role.  The group of muscles that cross the shoulder (rotator cuff muscles) contract to stabilize the shoulder. Read more