While whether or not your city is holding Halloween this year might still be a maybe, chances are there’s a significant amount of candy being passed around your household as we speak.

This October, we thought it would be a good idea over here at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center to remind everyone (and even ourselves) to put our candy and processed sugar consumption in check.

First, opt for naturally sweet treats — dried mango, pineapple, banana, and papaya are all solid options. Create your own little trail mix for yourself and maybe throw in some walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, etc. for a health boost.

Second, double down on clean eating — keep clean whole food in your refrigerator, for instance.

If you must do chocolate, opt for dark chocolate, which is a powerful source of antioxidants and may even have a hand in reducing heart disease. Who’d have thunk it!

If you’re participating in Halloween or doing some sort of socially-distant alternative, try to opt out of supplying others with sugary candy that will damage the teeth and the health of those who avidly eat it.

Pass out healthy snacks this Halloween — maybe some of that trail mix we mentioned earlier.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle. After all, chiro isn’t simply for those who experience an injury. We’re here to help optimize your health!

When we’re thinking of our overall health very seldom do we make the connection to our spine, when, in fact, spine health has an immense impact on our overall health.

There are nerves that connect your internal organs to your spine. These nerves and channels have to remain free of interference in order to function correctly.

As tension builds up in the body, your spine can end up shifting out of alignment, putting a tremendous amount of stress and tension on the body’s nervous system. This is called a subluxation.

A subluxation can be thought of in the same way as a blown fuse — it can disrupt an entire system.

This month, since stress seems to be on the rise, it’s a good idea to do a few things to enhance your spine health.

First, exercising and targeting your core muscle groups will help to build the muscles that surround your spine, which provide shock absorption.

Stretching your spine is also hugely important. Take a yoga class with a good instructor and it will pay off in dividends.

Another great way to improve your spine health is to focus on your posture and to try to limit the amount of time you spend sitting each day. Investing in a standing elevating desk converter will help you mix up your work day.

Lastly, chiropractic treatment is a great way to fortify your spine and give it the tension release and drug-free pain relief it needs to help you function at 100% for the long haul. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how our treatments help entire families stay healthy and happy!

Nobody knew what they were in for at the first of this year, but it’s likely that a vast majority of people have felt the mental and physical strain that pandemic times can bring.

Many of us have lost family members or have family members in critical condition. Many of us have family members we’re still unable to see.

On top of that, we have an election year on our hands, one the likes of which it’s pretty safe to say we’ve never seen before.

It really doesn’t matter which side of the fence you stand on, or if you stand on the fence, for that matter — it’s probably a stressful time for you.

In fact, at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center we thought it would be a good idea to stress mental health and wellness in October.

First, establish a meditation routine if you don’t have one already. Take 10 minutes out of each day and try to think of absolutely nothing. If this helps, try to picture your mind as if it were a snow globe. All you’re doing is letting the little flakes settle in your brain.

You’ll be surprised how quickly you start to notice a difference as you become aware of your mental landscape. Meditation is a way of cleaning your yard, so to speak. You’ll be rightly aware of anyone or anything dragging crud out on your lawn.

Next, try to build a yoga routine. Your mental stress can manifest itself inside of your body, believe it or not. Taking a yoga class will hold you accountable for showing up and getting it done. Three days a week of yoga will help you build new strength and get rid of old tension in your body.

Eating well and hydrating are both of paramount importance as well. Have you ever heard that expression “You are what you eat?” It’s quite true. Your mental wellness has a lot to do with the type of nourishment you take into your body.

Chiropractic treatment is another great way to recover your body, realign your spine, your body, and your mind. Our treatments have been shown to improve mood, reduce depression, help promote a more restful night of sleep, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation and please stay healthy and safe out there!