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When you suffer from joint or muscle pain, it is important to work on maintaining as much flexibility as possible. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be to further injure yourself. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility is by stretching before you are active.

However, you need to warm up your muscles before you stretch. If you stretch first, you can actually injure yourself by pushing your joints too far. Spend a few minutes doing some light activity before you stretch. This can be as simple as a brisk walk or some basic calisthenics.

If you have been seeing a chiropractor, he or she may be able to recommend some stretches for you. Otherwise, you can use some of these basic techniques. There are two basic forms of stretching, static and dynamic. 


Read more: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2017/07/12/what-chiropractic-patients-should-know-about-stretching/

A small muscle located deep in the buttocks, the piriformis muscle performs the essential function of rotating the leg outwards. Piriformis Syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when the piriformis muscle is tight and intrudes upon the sciatic nerve in the buttocks. Causing pain and tenderness and sometimes numbness in the buttocks, piriformis syndrome pain may also radiate down the sufferer’s leg, and in some cases, even into the calf. Read More: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2017/09/22/small-muscle-causes-big-pain-relieve-piriformis-syndrome-with-chiropractic-care/

The bacteria in your gut can be one of your strongest allies in getting healthy…or it can be one of your worst enemies. Most people don’t realize it, but what they eat and how they live are changing the makeup of their gut bacteria.

Exciting new studies are coming out every day exploring the connection between gut bacteria and practically every other aspect of human health. The conclusion is clear: if you can change your gut, you can change your life.

But how do you know when something’s wrong with your gut bacteria in the first place? And more importantly, what can you do about it? Keep reading to find out. http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2017/10/30/7-signs-your-gut-bacteria-are-effecting-your-health/

Anger is a completely normal human emotion. But when tempers flare out of control, serious problems – that damage work performance, quality of relationships and overall well-being – may ensue.

A bubbling temper can make you feel a though you’re at the mercy of unpredictable and powerful emotions. But keeping anger under control is essential for disease prevention. If you occasionally have difficulty managing anger, don’t dismay: Dr. Hoch has gathered 5 winning tips to defuse a hot temper.

 Read more: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2016/04/01/5-tips-to-cool-a-hot-temper/

Warning: A high protein/low carbohydrate diet with essential vitamins is so effective in lowering blood pressure that if you are on blood pressure medications, you must be careful. You may become dizzy and faint within just a few days and you will need to be taken off your medication quickly.”


Isn’t that the kind of warning you’d like to see if you have high blood pressure, or a heart condition? 

Read More: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2016/05/25/warning-health-without-drugs-ahead/

It’s not about circumstances, it’s about choices.  A healthy lifestyle is achieved by the total sum of all of your choices. Losing weight, getting healthier or becoming more fit is the culmination of your habits and your daily decisions. This rule is about moderation. Yes, you can have that dessert. No, you cannot have dessert every night. Yes, you should work out most days. No, you don’t have to beat yourself up if you skip a day. Read More: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2017/02/25/the-8020-rule-your-health/

I received the best compliment the other day when a patient of mine said to me, “You’re the only person/doctor who has ever been able to help me”.

This patient was teary-eyed as she delivered the compliment. She is literally sick & tired, overweight and fighting for control over her emotions. I have known this person for 3 years. While she has always been interested in what I do as a Chiropractor and has popped into my office from time to time to address aches and pain, but she has never followed through on a care plan and has said “no thank you” each time I recommended some level of preventative maintenance / wellness care. Read More: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2016/03/30/sick-tired-adrenal-fatigue-hypothyroidism-or-both/

Milk in the days of our grandparents had nutritional value that was worth consuming. When the milk was unpasteurized and delivered to your doorstep in glass containers from your milk man, it was nutritious and full of healthy bacteria good for your gut health and it still contained natural enzymes that actually help your digestive tract digest the milk proteins.

But, Milk and dairy products have fundamentally changed quite a bit in the last 50 years and its not milk as it once was. There are many changes that have taken place in modern agriculture and milk production that we as consumers need to be aware of before consuming. Read more: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2017/07/24/7-reasons-you-should-stop-consuming-dairy/

One of the most beautiful aspects of traditional Chinese medicine is that it gives us a tool to live harmoniously with the seasons. Ancient Chinese physicians observed the natural cycles of the seasons and recorded the best everyday practices for staying healthy and harmonizing our own energy with that of our environment. Read more: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2016/08/29/autumn-acupuncture-a-time-of-reflection/

The clash between our innate food preferences and our modern food system has created many new disorders, including junk food addiction. How do we become addicted to junk food? And how can we temper food addiction to maintain optimal health? Dr. Hoch explores the latest research. Read more: http://www.fortmyerschirostudio.com/2016/10/01/could-you-be-addicted-to-junk-food/

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