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Month: November 2014

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays ?>

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

During the holiday season, we often forget about our health and nutrition goals, and over indulge at parties and family gatherings.  Then on New Years, we resolve to get back on track and start eating healthy again. Instead of completely falling off the bandwagon for the next couple of months, make healthy swaps in the preparation of your favorite holiday foods, limit unnecessary calories and don’t forget to exercise to stay on track. 4 Tips to Avoid Overindulging During the Holidays…

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet ?>

A Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet

In recent years, the Paleo Diet has become quite popular. But, what exactly is it, and what are the benefits? The Paleo Diet, which is based on the Paleolithic Era, is a diet based on the hunter-gatherer style of eating.  The Paleolithic Era, also referred to as the Old Stone Age, is a prehistoric period of human history that covers roughly 99% of the time humans have occupied Earth.  This era is distinguished by the development of stone tools, which…

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4 Factors Contributing to Your Plantar Fasciitis and How You Can Fix It ?>

4 Factors Contributing to Your Plantar Fasciitis and How You Can Fix It

Do you have heel pain as soon as you step out of bed in the morning? If you do, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. At our Indianapolis chiropractic clinic, we often treat patients for this ailment. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes, creating the arch of the foot. A variety of factors can cause this tissue…

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Beware of Artificial Sweeteners and Excess Sugar Consumption ?>

Beware of Artificial Sweeteners and Excess Sugar Consumption

I recently saw a commercial for drug and alcohol abuse. It was not only for a rehab program, but it also stated the dangers that go along with the addiction, including what it can do to your body. This left me wondering: where are the warnings about sugar? This may seem farfetched, but hear me out. Sugar is one of the most abused and addictive drugs in this country. It is eight times more addictive than cocaine, and the average…

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Sugar is Not Only Making You Fat, It’s Killing You ?>

Sugar is Not Only Making You Fat, It’s Killing You

As you may recall, in a recent blog, Your Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle, I stated sugar is one of the most abused drugs in this country. Let me take this opportunity to explain why. The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. As if that amount isn’t shocking enough, the average child in America consumes 32 teaspoons per day. The American Heart Association daily recommendations are nine teaspoons for men, six for women, and only three to…

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