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Oct, 2016

Get over brain fog once and for all.

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Brain fog is not a recognized medical condition but you know it if you have it. Your not as “sharp” as you’d like to be. Your thoughts are slow, you seem to forget more than you’ve ever remembered, and you catch yourself wandering around the kitchen wondering, “why did I come in here again?” Last November the Journal of Neurology Research International published a study linking the posture of your upper neck and head position to clogging the brain’s cerebral spinal fluid and blood supply. Here’s what the researchers said […]

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Sep, 2016

Depression; Medical Doctors are Questioning the Role of Medications

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This is an excerpt from “A Mind of Your Own” by Dr. Kelly Brogan and has been edited for length and understanding but otherwise has been left unchanged from it’s original. Antidepressant medication The predominant theory behind modern antidepressants (SSRIs, or selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) is that they work by stopping to body from re-absorbing serotonin from the gaps between the cells of the brain. The chemical imbalance theory This hypothesis, grew primary out of two main observations in the 1950’s and 60’s. One in patients being treated for tuberculosis […]

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Sep, 2016

Fitness Does Not Equal Health!

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I run the risk of being misunderstood right away with this post, but I’ll do my best to qualify my statement. Physical fitness is an ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT for human health, but fitness and health are not the same thing. Fitness as a Buffer for Bad Habits Lifestyle choices such as poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, or smoking are often justified as “OK” if the person is physically active.  If you already have some of these unhealthy habits, exercise will likely offset some of the damage, so it is a good […]

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Aug, 2016

Searching for Megan version 2.0

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Happy Sad It really is no secret, with my growing baby bump, that I am going to be going on maternity leave. Which means in the near future, Lighthouse Chiropractic is going to be taking affirmative action to hire. I am immensely grateful that I get to take time off to spend with my baby but the thought of Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Ken hiring someone to replace me made me incredibly sad and, yes, I almost cried (though the tears may have been partly fueled by all of the […]

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Aug, 2016

This is a book you will want to own; A Mind of Your Own

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Dr. J’s Book Review of A Mind of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan MD I still remember the first patient that told me that their depression was improving since they started chiropractic care. Her name was Gloria and she had been on antidepressants since her last postpartum depression diagnosis 20 years early. As a new grad, I didn’t really have an appreciation of how magnificent the human body, brain, and spinal cord were. I had the “science” in my head but had a hard time understanding how profound Gloria’s […]

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Aug, 2016

3 more performance tweeks to increase your athletic results

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on how important your nerve system is in getting you the results you want in your performance, on and off the field (or ice, road, trail or pool. . . . where ever your playground is). Here is the link if you missed it. I wanted to finish up with some super practical suggestions that many times go left unsaid because people think they are just too simple. Well, sometimes it is the simple things that people are missing the will […]

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Jul, 2016

What the “world’s greatest athlete” does to boost athletic performance by 8-10%?

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Google “boost athletic performance” and you will get close to 2 million hits. And the great thing, according to all those Google headlines is that all your options are really simple and super easy:) Not easy or as simple as the popular magazines tell you. For those of us that make physical fitness a regular part of our day we know that there is nothing easy and nothing simple about boosting your performance. But did you know that olympic and professional athletes are some of today’s greatest supporters of chiropractic? […]

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Jul, 2016

Go Barefoot!

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“Shoes do no more for the foot than a hat does for the brain.” Dr. Mercer Rang (renowned orthopedic surgeon and researcher in pediatric development). I played football in university for 3 years and during that time I don’t remember when I wasn’t nursing an ankle injury, calf strain or shin pain. This had become my “normal”. Going down the usual path In my second year I discovered custom orthotics. I initially thought that this was the magic bullet.  I thought the orthotics worked because they reduced my chronic shin […]

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Jul, 2016

Did you know your nerve system could be impacting your sex drive?

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Have you heard it’s all about the headline? Well, there’s a good chance, our headline caught your attention but don’t worry, this blog is far more than just an attention grabbing headline. This blog will give you some real solutions if you decide to read further. How big is this problem? In surveys of 27,000 men and women in 29 countries, some 30 to 40 percent of them reported a lack of interest in sex for several months that year. (livescience.com) In addition, it is estimated that 50% of men suffer with […]

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Jul, 2016

The Unsung Super-Hero of Pregnancy

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First blog ever, so please bear with me 🙂 As I am sure lots of you know, the team at Lighthouse is constantly reading and learning. And even as the front desk agent I am no exception. Dr. Jenkins suggested a great book to me and I cannot wait to share the contents with you BUT that will have to wait until next time. Because I have something super exciting to share with all of you…. My husband, Shae, and I are having a baby! And I couldn’t be more […]

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