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Perfecting Your Posture

If you don't have good posture, what do you have? Poor posture can lead to a variety of health problems over time, and yet too many people have bad postural habits. It's time to understand the fundamentals of proper posture and how you can stay healthy from head to toe.

Benefits of Good Posture:
Joint mobility
Injury prevention
Improved balance
Overall wellness

Consequences of Poor Posture:
Muscle tension
Pain
Fatigue
Degenerative arthritis



Top 8 Healthy Foods

1. Salmon provides omega-3, fatty acids, and is an excellent protein source. Choose wild.
2. Blueberries are far more than a tasty treat; they provide fiber, antioxidants & phytonutrients.
3. Broccoli is an excellent source of disease-fighting phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
4. Red Beans provide protein, dietary fiber, potassium, iron, and copper, just for starters.
5. Almonds provide unsaturated fat, calcium, iron, fiber, and a number of other key nutrients.
6. Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, folic acid, and iron.
7. Apples are a great source of the antioxidant vitamin C and a heart health fiber (pectin).
8. Sweet Potatoes are an excellent food to eat to help ensure adequate intake of vitamins A, B6, and C.



How Much Vitamin C is Recommended?

The current RDA for vitamin C is 60 mg per day, the minimum amount needed to guard against the vitamin C deficiency disease, scurvy. Our ancestral diet contained 400 to 2,000 mg per day. According to the late, two-time Nobel Prize winner and noted vitamin C researcher, Dr. Linus Pauling, this may still fall short of providing optimal support for immune system readiness and functionality. He personally took 4,500 mg of vitamin C each day, and recommended 10,000 to 12,000 mg daily for those with serious immune challenges or weakness. Other researchers concur by suggesting that, at time of infection, vitamin C requirements may increase significantly.



A Healthy Skin Strategy:

5 Take Home Points

1. Stay hydrated throughout the day, particularly during exercise and when the weather is dry.
2. Avoid excess drying of the skin, which can be caused by detergent cleansers, sun, ans wind.
3. Minimize ultraviolet UV exposure.
4. Consume a variety of antioxidants and omega-3 fats via food and/or supplements.
5. Topically apply all-natural moisturizers containing antioxidants, sterols and healing peptides.



Blackberry Thumb a Real Condition

Repetitive use of thumbs while doing the many functions of electronic devices. An overuse condition using the thumbs for an activity they were not designed to do. Quickly forcefully pressing small buttons increases tension in muscles and tendons. This leads to a risk of pain and disability.

If you have any questions for Dr. Collins about chiropractic call now at 763.785.1448