~by Sheila Garcia What is chiropractic?  And is it for you?  And how does it compare to doctor care? The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action), and simply means “done by hand.” Note that the word “chiropractic,” while a bit awkward, is the actual name of the profession. A…

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~By Sheila Garcia For some of us, digestive discomfort has become a fact of life. We complain about everyday conditions like occasional gas, bloating and irregularity, and we just assume it’s something we can’t escape. Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Symptoms may include…

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~By Sheila Garcia DIET SODA. We drink it because the name alone lends itself to the idea that it will help make us “skinny”, or even that it is a “healthier option”. These soft drinks can even be marketed as ‘sugar-free’ or ‘zero calorie’. They are generally marketed toward health-conscious people, diabetics, athletes, and other…

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We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales, and maybe even read a misconception or two on social media that perpetuates a myth about food or nutrition. Some make sense or even seem reasonable. But what’s the real truth? It’s time to clean out your fridge, toss the food myths into the trash and replace them…

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~by Sheila Garcia It’s that time of the year where we all start really enjoying the weather outside, and that means it’s also the time of year we use the most sunblock. More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every single year. And even though more and more people are using sunscreen…

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~By Sheila Garcia For a long time, we’ve been told otherwise, so the idea that fat can be good for you is hard to swallow; but – it’s true!  Are you eating the right type of fat? There are good fats and bad fats to look for when making healthy decisions about what you are eating.Fat Facts: What’s…

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~By Sheila Garcia You’re health-conscious. You want to ingest only what’s good-for-you. So you shop in the natural and organic sections. You don’t clean your fruits and vegetables with chemicals when you wash them. You carefully choose your food products for you and your family. And you read the label. Harmless-enough and innocuous-sounding ingredients are…

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~By Sheila Garcia It’s all over the internet lately – what’s the truth about what’s in your beer? Actually, I have been looking into this for some time. It’s no secret I care a great deal about what I ingest and put into my body (not JUST food, but what we DRINK as well), and…

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~By Sheila Garcia Did you know that a healthy body is not only accomplished through exercise and eating well? Working out helps keep your body fit on the outside. But what’s happening on the inside? How healthy is your heart? Your internal organs? Your teeth? Wait a minute. TEETH?!? What could that possibly have to…

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~By SHEILA GARCIA Spring and summer: the seasons for grilling! Grilling lean meats like chicken is considered healthy. Throwing a steak on the grill on a Sunday night with a baked potato and salad? YUM. Football season equals brats and sausages, right? Heck, summer means barbecued hot dogs for most Americans! And EVERYONE knows wrapping…

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