COVID 19 and Comorbidity

We’ve had some sort of shock in our nation as new numbers came out that said only 6% of people died exclusively of COVID 19 per the CDC. This has caused an uproar, anger, and for people to question the validity of shutting down our country. I’m not here to discuss any of that politicalContinue reading “COVID 19 and Comorbidity”

6 Stress Reducers to use during COVID and Beyond

We all have a little extra stress right now, whether that’s not being able to see family and friends because of COVID, financial stress and struggle, losing loved ones, missing out or postponing life events or even just missing being able to go on a date to your favorite restaurant, this post is meant toContinue reading “6 Stress Reducers to use during COVID and Beyond”

How to Make Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Benefits of elderberry: The berries and flowers of elderberry are full of antioxidants and vitamins that are helpful to our immune system. These antioxidants make elderberry a great choice to lower inflammation and decrease stress on our bodies. According to this scientific article, it was found that those who were given oral elderberry recovered 4Continue reading “How to Make Homemade Elderberry Syrup”

Proper Posture on your Couch

With more people than ever sitting at home with today’s environment of social distancing and some working from their couch, I wanted to offer some tips to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches to keep you happy, healthy, and pain free during this pandemic. Follow along as we go over the best ways toContinue reading “Proper Posture on your Couch”

3 Common Stressors that may be hurting you more than you think.

One of the most common questions I get as a chiropractor is “what did I do to mess myself up in between visits?” or even “I didn’t DO anything, why do I feel so terrible?” There are three huge stress categories that people face in today’s society that may be attributed to how you areContinue reading “3 Common Stressors that may be hurting you more than you think.”

Chiropractic & Yoga

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I focus a lot of my efforts on injury prevention, healthy lifestyle practices including nutrition and exercise, and the body’s ability to heal itself. Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it’s based on similar principles. Like yoga, the chiropractic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s naturalContinue reading “Chiropractic & Yoga”

Successful Shoveling

With the potential for some winter weather coming our way in Des Moines this week, I wanted to share some information and considerations to make when shoveling snow. Common issues stemming from shoveling include back pain, shoulder pain, muscular strain, and cardiac events. How you position your body as you shovel is important for avoidingContinue reading “Successful Shoveling”

The Best Way to Achieve a Better Mental State

Y’all. It’s a Wednesday and I’m blessed to have the day off. Today I want to pose a question. On your days off, what do you do for you? Same question: what do you do for you on a daily basis? These days, self care is a buzz word and there’s so many perspectives thatContinue reading “The Best Way to Achieve a Better Mental State”