• Are Eggs the Key to "Eggceptional" Health?

    July 28, 2015 12:50 AM

    If you're looking for something tasty to eat and a way to stay healthy in the process, eggs are a great solution! Over the years, eggs have gotten a bad reputation for being high in cholesterol. While the total cholesterol level in eggs is high, scientists have discovered over the past several years that eggs are high in GOOD cholesterol!

     

    Not only are Eggs full of good cholesterol, they are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and more! Eggs should be a staple in your diet. Check out this great recipe for a tasty egg dish courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine.

     

    Summer Vegetable Frittata

    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 

    1 cup diced zucchini 

    1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

    1/3 cup chopped onion

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

    1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato

    9 large eggs

     

    Preparation

    1. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch nonstick broiler-proof skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, bell pepper, onion, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and garlic. Cover and cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

    2. Combine eggs, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until frothy. Pour egg mixture into pan over vegetables, stirring gently. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 15 minutes or until almost set in the center.

    3. Preheat broiler.

    4. Broil frittata 3 minutes or until set. Invert onto a serving platter; cut into 8 wedges.

    Check out more great healthy egg recipes here: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-recipes/healthy-5-star-egg-recipes/summer-vegetable-frittata. You can also read more about the health benefits of eggs here: http://www.toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=2135.

    Talk to your local chiropractor about ways to eat healthier! Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment.

    Posted by: Dr. Matt Schmid
  • Are Video Games Hurting Your Bones?

    July 23, 2015 04:05 PM

    While video games may provide hours of fun for you, your friends, or your kids, they may also be damaging the integrity​ of your bones. Even those played on the phone or a tablet can do so. Recent studies have shown that playing hours and hours of video games can reduce your bone mineral density.
     
    What does this mean?
     
    A lower bone mineral density can put you at risk for osteoporosis. It can also mean that it is easier for you to fracture bones.
     
    What can I do?
     
    Cut back on your video game playing, get your kids playing outside, or find a few other hobbies or interests to enjoy in your free time. Talk to your chiropractor today about what a lowered bone mineral density could mean for you and your spinal health. Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment!
    Posted by: Dr. Ira Rubin
  • Is Stress Eating Expanding Your Waistline?

    July 10, 2015 10:35 AM

    If eating is your "go to" when you are stressed, it's easy to grab a box of cookies or a bag of chips. Try something a little different. Eat some of the super foods listed below.

    Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and can actually improve your reaction to stress.

    Seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds are high in magnesium which has been proven to help decrease sypmtoms of depression and irritability.

    Pistachios not only help lower your blood pressure when consumed, but the repetitive task of shelling them can help calm you down when you are stressed.

    Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/13/health/superfoods-stress-relief/index.html. If you feel like stress is getting to you, talk to your chiropractor. Stress affects the entire nervous system. Call one of our convenient locations today for a free consultation.

    Posted by: Alan Houfek
  • Don't Let Arthritis Get You Down!

    July 01, 2015 10:22 AM

    I recently had a patient come in feeling rather hopeless due to arthritis in her knee that causes her constant pain and causes her to use a cane on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have seen something like this. Arthritis can be so frustrating and discouraging. I'm here to tell you that chiropractic can help.

     

    With a combination of therapies and chiropractic adjustments, there is often a decrease in inflammation and pain as well as an increase in range of motion and ease of movement. The use ofcold laser therapy helps decrease inflammation and promote healing. We combine this with Rebuilder therapy to help improve circulation.

     

    The goal of combining these types of therapies with chiropractic adjustments is to reduce inflammation and increase range of motion. You can read more about chiropractic and arthritis of the knee here:https://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=62. Talk to your chiropractor about how chiropractic can help your knee pain. Call one of our convenient locations today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation!

    Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy
  • Cool Off And Work Out By Going For A Swim!

    June 28, 2015 12:33 PM

    We can only hope that the record breaking temperatures in Raleigh are not a sign of what the rest of the summer will be like. That being said, it's time to figure out how to beat the heat! The first thing that comes to mind is going for a swim! Swimming is not only a great way to cool off, but also a great way to get a workout in during this heat wave.

     

    You can do simple kicking and stretching while holding onto the side of the pool or you can swim laps while you are in the water. Either way, keeping those muscles moving will benefit you. Talk to your chiropractor about ways to stay active while the temperature is in the 90s and 100s. Call one of our convenient locations today to schedule an appointment!

    Posted by: Dr. Brian Ransone