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May

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The Many Sources of Back Pain

The Many Sources of Back Pain

  • Barb
  • May 17 2018

By Beth Ann   In the two decades, I have been a Massage Therapist I have seen a lot of people dealing with back pain. Upper back, mid back, low back- you name it, I've seen it and assisted in the resolution. Quite often I am questioned as to the source.  It varies from person to person; some sources are trauma such as sports injury, auto accident. A source can be overuse, also from a sport or job. Other sources can be structure based- pregnancy, disc degeneration, nerve impingement, and the like.  But in my ...

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May

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Intern Daniel Gives Tips on Back Pain

Intern Daniel Gives Tips on Back Pain

  • Barb
  • May 16 2018

Hey everyone! My name is Daniel and I am a chiropractic intern at Inver Grove Chiropractic. Like many of you, I suffer from chronic low back pain. So today I want to give you a little bit of information about what you can do to help keep your spine nice and healthy. First and foremost is posture, if you are sitting slumped all day, you are going to feel sore by the end of the day, no matter what you do. Sitting up properly and having good ergonomics at home, work (and school!) can go a long way to helping you feel better. The two most common ...

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Apr

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Dr. Jake’s Personal Cortisol Story

Dr. Jake’s Personal Cortisol Story

  • staff
  • Apr 16 2018

Dr. Jake’s Personal Cortisol Story I have been taking Cortisol Pro for two and a half weeks now and I am thrilled to tell you all about the benefits I have received. It has been a hectic couple week leading up to the birth of my baby boy, and so I started taking Cortisol Pro to see if it could help me manage the psychological weight of everything. The reality is that everyone has stressors in one way or another. Subluxations come from one of three ways: Physical stress (the external demands on our body) Toxic stress (what we eat, dr...

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Apr

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Stressful Spring!?!

Stressful Spring!?!

  • staff
  • Apr 12 2018

by Terrie Davis This has been a very Stressful Spring!! Spring? Where? The weather has made us feel so up and down. We keep wondering if it will ever come and if it will stay. This morning's forecast prediction: rain Thursday and snow by Saturday…really?!?!! We all need some cheering up and so, here are some of my way to try and deal with this Stressful Spring: Keep your window coverings open and let as much sunlight in as possible. Get some dancing solar figurines from the Dollar store; they just go and go and go. My favorite is t...

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Mar

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Pulses, Purine, Nightshades and Brassias

Pulses, Purine, Nightshades and Brassias

  • Barb
  • Mar 20 2018

Pulses, Purine, Nightshades, and Brassicas There are lots of "Stranger Things" when we start talking about food and nutrition. This article is intended to define a few of the more obscure terms that people have been asking about. Especially, for those going through the 8WW program, you will occasionally see these terms mentioned. I have included a few links if you are interested in learning more. Pulses: Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed. Dry peas, edible beans, lentils,...

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Mar

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Feed Yourself Life  -  Tips for Eating with Intention

Feed Yourself Life - Tips for Eating with Intention

  • Barb
  • Mar 17 2018

Feed Yourself Life  -  Tips for Eating with Intention By: Naomi Hesse How is it that food and eating have become such a prevalent source of unhappiness? And why has it occurred in an age with an abundance of food? The fundamental reason for our imbalance with food and eating is that we've forgotten how to be mindful as we eat; we eat based on cravings rather than intention. Most people have a general sense of what healthy foods is, but they’re not eating them. It’s really about what’s on your mind when y...

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Feb

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8 Weeks to Wellness

8 Weeks to Wellness

  • Barb
  • Feb 20 2018

8 Weeks to Wellness You cannot medicate your way out of a problem you behaved your way into. The measure of health is much more than looking good in a bathing suit. It is also measurable by more than just absence of illness. Wellness is tangible—it can be measured. We all know someone who felt fine one day and dropped dead the next of a heart attack; or the women who felt fine today but was diagnosed with breast cancer the next. Lack of symptoms or feeling good is no way to measure wellness! With the implementation of 8Weeks to Wellnes...

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Feb

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Boston Heart Labs

Boston Heart Labs

  • Barb
  • Feb 19 2018

Boston Heart Labs Dr. Amy Crain Why is getting Boston Heart Labs test something everyone should consider doing? Because heart disease still claims one out of every three deaths in the United States! Getting your blood tested is a great way to assess your risks of heart disease. The best strategy to prevent and manage heart disease is to understand your risk and embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle. For more information on cardiovascular disease visit the Boston Heart’s website. https://www.bostonheartdiagnostics.com/patients_understanding....

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Feb

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Walking is good for your Heart

Walking is good for your Heart

  • Barb
  • Feb 15 2018

Walking is good for your Heart By Josh Williams, Personal Trainer OK, so you’re not much into running? Or maybe you’ve had an injury and can’t run. Then just walk — every step you take is part of your journey to good heart health. In fact, according to a new study conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division in Berkley, CA., walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes as much as running! All three conditions are risk factors for heart disease a...

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Jan

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Super Bowl LII and Chiropractic Care

Super Bowl LII and Chiropractic Care

  • Barb
  • Jan 31 2018

Super Bowl LII and Chiropractic Care With the Super Bowl just days away, we have seen a lot of athletes talking about what it takes to make it in professional athletics. Maintaining strength and preventing injuries seems to dominate the conversation. Of particular interest, chiropractic care has become routine in the NFL.  Since 2002, when a mere 33% of NFL teams reported having a team chiropractor, the prevalence of chiropractic care throughout the NFL has skyrocketed. Today, all 32 NFL teams have local chiropractors on-site to tr...

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Jan

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Concussions

Concussions

  • Dr. Jake
  • Jan 16 2018

Concussions By Dr. Jake Filkins   Concussions can be a scary word because, in a world where there seems to be a solution for everything, not much is known about this brain injury. In fact, that is exactly what the medical term is; a mild traumatic brain injury. Even the NINE diagnosed concussions I have had in my life give me little insight in trying to describe them. The most complex issue in the discussion of diagnosis and treatment is that in of itself; they’re complex. The most difficult issue with brain injuries is the inabi...

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Jan

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Need help with your Health, Wellness or Fitness goals? 8 Weeks To Wellness could be your saving grace!

Need help with your Health, Wellness or Fitness goals? 8 Weeks To Wellness could be your saving grace!

  • staff
  • Jan 03 2018

Need help with your Health, Wellness or Fitness goals? 8 Weeks To Wellness could be your saving grace! We would like to invite you to attend our new program called 8 Weeks to Wellness on January 11th at 6:30. It is designed to focus on the three components of health: mind, body, and spirit. In 8 weeks, we can radically change how someone looks, feels, ages, as well as increase their energy level. Dr. Dane Donahue, author of Fat, Fed Up, and Fatigued and founder of 8WW will be the keynote speaker.This event is hosted by Drs. Ross and Amy Crai...

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Jan

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Meet our new Personal Trainer Josh!

Meet our new Personal Trainer Josh!

  • staff
  • Jan 03 2018

Meet Josh our new personal trainer! He is awesome! And do not forget about our 8 Weeks to Wellness kick off event January 11th at 6:30 pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/1908911852757219

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Dec

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The Man of the Future: Working Smarter not Harder

The Man of the Future: Working Smarter not Harder

  • Barb
  • Dec 19 2017

The Man of the Future: Working Smarter not Harder By: Dr. Jake Filkins Is anyone else a big fan of Mike Rowe? I love that the man spent years shedding light to the “Dirty Jobs” in America; jobs I could not ever imagine even existed. Even though his show is no longer airing, he is still pushing for the awareness (and importance) of trade jobs. This article is for the men whose jobs require physical labor, although, anyone reading this can benefit. With the majority of the “Dirty Jobs” being done by men, why are the rat...

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Dec

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Mars vs. Venus: The Gender Gap in Health

Mars vs. Venus: The Gender Gap in Health

  • Barb
  • Dec 19 2017

Mars vs. Venus: The Gender Gap in Health Ask most anyone, and they will tell you that men are the stronger sex. The reasoning is obvious: in general, men are bigger and more muscular than women. They can (on average) run faster, lift more, and throw things farther. But in medical terms, it is a very different story. When it comes to health, men are the weaker sex. The longevity gap: People of both sexes are living longer. However, decade after decade women continue to outpace men. In fact, the gap is wider now than it was a century ago. The ...

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Nov

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Celebration Survival Strategies

Celebration Survival Strategies

  • Barb
  • Nov 20 2017

Celebration Survival Strategies The team at Inver Grove Chiropractic has volunteered to be a “Beta” test group for our new wellness program which you will hear more about in the next month or so. At the time of this blog post, we are just starting our 2nd of eight weeks. That puts us smack in the middle of the Holiday celebration season. Needless to say, this puts an extra layer of pressure on all of us during a time of year that blesses us with joy and abundance, hassles and headaches. So far, it has been a fantastic experience p...

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Oct

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One Woman's Health by Terrie Davis

One Woman's Health by Terrie Davis

  • Barb
  • Oct 16 2017

By: Terrie Davis   Around here, I am known as the office Grandma, and I have seen many wellness journeys in the 12 years I have been working here. I have been asked to share my own story with you this month. I have so many ideas to share, but what I am most excited about is the wellness journey that I am about to start. As many of you know, we are expanding the clinic. Part of the reason for the expansion is so that we can introduce the 8 Weeks to Wellness program, which I am sure you will be hearing more about this in the coming we...

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Oct

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Women's Health by Misty May Treanor

Women's Health by Misty May Treanor

  • Barb
  • Oct 10 2017

Women’s Health According to Misty May Treanor Some health issues that are common to both men and women may affect women differently. Although the symptoms may be similar, the effects of the condition and the care necessary can differ significantly for women. For instance, according to the National Institutes of Health, women are more likely to die following a heart attack than men are. Women are more likely than men suffer strokes and, stress has risen significantly in the past decade for women. Now more than ever, women need to pay...

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Sep

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Construction Update

Construction Update

  • Barb
  • Sep 21 2017

We hope you will excuse the mess while the progress on the build-out continues. Dr. Ross walks us through the new space. It is really beginning to take shape. 

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Sep

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Healthy Kids Supplements

Healthy Kids Supplements

  • Barb
  • Sep 19 2017

Healthy Kids Back to School We know that when it comes to our kids, the purity and safety of supplements is the main concern. That is why we recommend Metagenics® line of supplements for children’s health. As the kiddos head back to school, we want to encourage you to talk with Drs Ross and Amy about which supplements are right for your kids. Below is a list of the most commonly recommended supplements. Also, the PhtoMulti Kids is 10% off this month. Top of Form   PhytoMulti Kids is uniquely designed to compleme...