Wellness Lifestyle Articles

The Benefits of Laughter

Fact: Preschool-aged children laugh up to 400 times a day, but by the time we reach adulthood, we only laugh about 17 times per day! I don’t know about you but when I read that statistic above, it makes me wonder why there is such a...

What If... Spring Brought Us New Perspectives

Spring is upon us once again! It’s officially the time for the air to get warmer and sweeter, the flowers to return, the birds to come home, and for us all to check up on how we’re doing in regard to our New Year’s resolutions. Okay, okay, so...

Natural Birth: Wow! How Amazing!!??

“Wow! How amazing! You had a natural birth!!” is something I have heard repeated since we welcomed Clancy, William, and Tomas into the world on the 15th June, 2007. Yes, we have triplets. Yes, I had a vaginal birth of all...

Curing a Symptom or Healing a Life?

There is an important distinction to be made between curing and healing. To cure is to fix a particular part. Allopathy—Western medicine—is particularly good at doing this, offering drugs and surgery so that disease, illness, or physical problems can...

Beyond Organic

Organic meat, poultry, and dairy products are now available at your supermarket—which is a change for the better. When you see the organic label, you know the food is going to be free of pesticide residues, synthetic hormones, genetically modified...

Taking Charge of Your Family’s Wellness, Naturally

“Self empowerment” is the buzz word of our time. Yet, many feel disempowered when it comes to the care of their family’s health. Integrated medicine, taking the best of all worlds, is a sensible, responsible approach to healthcare. Here’s more from...

Ease Into Wellness

One day not so long ago, a practice member named Craig walked into our center with a slight limp. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that he had been wrestling with his son A.J. and had hurt his knee. When I told him we’d take a look at it h...

From Stress to Bliss

Stress, said a wise man, is the common cold of the psyche. How true! Only, while the common cold strikes twice—or at the most, thrice—a year, stress has become a constant presence in our minds and bodies. How deeply stress has...

Nerve System Function and Wellness

The term “wellness” is becoming common and being used by many holistic care groups to describe the type of care they are offering. In an effort to better understand its definition, I looked it up in various dictionaries. Merriam Webster defines...

New Approaches to Health Care “Alternative” Therapies Now Mainstream for Many Families

After enduring 50 hours in labor and the Caesarean Section birth of her son Anson, Kim Pham of Seattle did not head straight home from the hospital to rest. She took her 3-day-old son directly to a chiropractor because she was concerned...

Sun Exposure Increases Survival of Melanoma

We’ve been told for many years that the sun is bad!  According to the Mayo Clinic, all forms of skin cancer have been on the rise. The greatest rise has been in melanoma, which is the most serious and most deadly type of skin cancer. Even with our...

Breaking the Stress Cycle - Of the Rat Race

“Hurry, hurry; get what you can! There’s only so much to go around and only so much time to get it, so you’d better get your share before someone else takes it!” This kind of urgency and “lack” mentality is typical of anyone who finds him/herself in...

How Long Will Your Body Last?

If you knew you’d live to 100, how would you change your life? Would you eat healthier, exercise more, save more, visit your chiropractor more regularly, change your retirement plan, work longer, or take better care of yourself? The fact is...

Brushing Up: Smile! You’re About to Change Toothpastes

If you are one of the majority of Americans that dutifully brushes with Colgate Total® on your dentist’s recommendations, you may be doing yourself more harm than good. What is first in the eyes of the dental dictocrats may be the last thing you wa...

Also labeled: Author Brian Wimer, Issue #12

Great Expectations

A very busy road near my home is under construction right now. I travel this way twice every day, but the other day I noticed a sign I hadn’t seen before. The sign said, “New lane configurations—EXPECT DELAYS!” Now at first, this didn’t seem strange...

Beyond School Scoliosis Screenings

Making decisions regarding the health and well-being of their families is an awesome responsibility for parents. With the magnitude of information available, making these critical decisions might seem confusing or even overwhelming. This may be...

Good Example

I happened to be watching television the other day and, instead of my usual flipping channels during commercials, I left it on the channel and saw a few interesting commercials. The first commercial showed a parent heading off a potential...

A Wellness Approach for Children

In raising healthy children, it’s not enough to just focus on the physical aspect of health. To be truly healthy, a child’s emotional health must be nurtured and strengthened. Developing a mental attitude of wellness is also essential. When we ado...