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10 Reasons to Take a Daily Probiotic

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 A daily probiotic can have many lasting benefits. It can help make your skin, stomach, and heart healthier.

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There are many benefits to taking a daily probiotic supplement. It’s not only good for your gut, but it has a number of other benefits that you may be surprised to find out about. Here are 10 reasons you should take a probiotic each day:

  1. Boost your immune system. Probiotics help balance the natural flora in your system.
  1. Improve digestion. You have more bacterial cells in your body than actual human cells. Those bacterial cells need to be in balance in order for them to help you digest your food and absorb the nutrients from that food.
  1. Helps inflammatory bowel conditions. A lot of people out there suffer from IBS, acid reflux, or Crohn’s disease. A daily probiotic will help improve symptoms for these people.
  1. Eczema. Probiotics have been shown to improve skin health as well because more nutrients are absorbed from your food.
  2. Help heal and prevent a UTI. Probiotics help to balance all the bacteria in your body, even yeast.

 

Taking a probiotic is simply just a great idea.  

  1. Lower cholesterol. If you’ve been having issues with high cholesterol, one way to remedy it is with a daily probiotic.
  1. Treat colic. Although children are more susceptible to it, colic can still occur in adults. A probiotic can help remedy any ill effects.
  1. Helps clear up acne. This goes back to improving your skin health by absorbing more nutrients.
  1. Weight loss. A healthy digestive system is one that can process food efficiently. When combined with diet and exercise, probiotics can be very helpful in weight loss.
  1. Prevent or decrease chances of colorectal cancer. A probiotic will help keep your digestive system running at full capacity.

Taking a probiotic is simply just a great idea. You should seek out those with multiple strands of bacteria, like the ones in our daily wellness packs. People have been loving them.

If you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

10 Reasons You Should Take a Multivitamin

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 Should you take a multivitamin? I say yes, and there are 10 main reasons why.

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Should you take a multivitamin? I think the answer is absolutely, yes. Here are the top 10 reasons you should take a multivitamin:

  1. Help with illness recovery: Even though you may experience symptoms early on, many of us wait until the last minute to start taking medicine to treat an illness. If you are taking a multivitamin every day, you can both recover from illness faster and prevent illness in the first place.
  1. Weight loss: Why would a multivitamin help with weight loss? The healthier you are, the better you digest your food and the better your metabolism works. Of course, just taking a multivitamin won’t cause you to lose weight. However, taking a multivitamin in conjunction with a healthy diet is a great way to promote weight loss.
  1. Prenatal health: There are a lot of prenatal vitamins out there. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, you should take a great prenatal multivitamin.
  1. Decreased chances of birth abnormalities: Basically every obstetrician in the world recommends that pregnant women take some kind of multivitamin in order to reduce the chances of birth abnormalities.
  2. Improved focus: Some vitamin deficiencies actually cause you to lose focus. Multivitamins can help you avoid issues like brain fog and can even help with ADD

 

Multivitamins give you nutrients that you might not get from your diet.

 

  1. Have more energy: Taking a multivitamin is a great way to make sure that your energy is at its top level. Most multivitamins have B vitamins that help activate energy stores in your body.
  1. Bone strength: Whether or not the vitamin has calcium, it probably has some vitamin D to promote bone strength.
  1. Preventing deficiencies across the board: Multivitamins are not a substitute for healthy eating; they are simply an insurance policy to make sure that you are not deficient in anything.
  1. Exercise recovery: You know me — I’m always telling you to get out there and exercise. Your body has to recover because exercise breaks your muscle tissues down; multivitamins can help with that recovery process.
  1. Improved brain function: Your brain needs many different vitamins to function at a top-notch level, but sometimes you don’t get all of them from your diet.

There are many benefits to taking a multivitamin. Check out our daily wellness packs; they come with amazing multivitamins that have everything you need.

If you have any other questions about multivitamins, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

10 Reasons to Start Taking Fish Oil

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You need to make fish oil part of your daily vitamin routine. It’s good for your heart, joints, brain, and more.

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If fish oil isn’t part of your daily supplement routine, it should be. Here are 10 benefits of taking fish oil:

1. Reduce inflammation. Fish oil can help reduce a lot of body inflammation that can lead to a lot of chronic disease processes. Reducing inflammation will help you start feeling better and healing better.

2. Prevent and help in healing cancer. Some studies have shown that fish oil aids therapies like radiation and chemotherapy to work better and have less harm on the body.

3. Help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. Fish oil helps your brain function better with improved cognitive thinking. Your brain is made up of omega-3 fats, which fish oil is loaded with.

4. Improve joint pain. Fish oil helps lubricate your joints and omega-3s can really help with those aches and pains.

5. Aid depression. Fish oils can benefit symptoms of depression because of their usefulness to the brain.

There are many benefits of fish oil.


6. A healthy gut.
Fish oil can help smooth out the gut and reduce chronic inflammation.

7. Improve symptoms of ADHD.

8. Thicken hair. For some people like myself, no amount of fish oil in the world will save us. However, fish oil is extremely healthy for your hair.

9. It will give you glowing skin.

10. Heart health. Your heart is a muscle that is working constantly on your behalf. Your heart needs healthy omega-3s to make sure your cholesterol is balanced.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call or send us an email. Also feel free to check out our daily wellness packs that include fish oil, a probiotic, and a multivitamin. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Importance of Proper Posture

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Does your posture really matter?

Science has told us that yes, it does. You can look in any anatomy book taught in any institution across the globe and see that there is a certain alignment in the spine. If you were to look at me from the front and I was staring straight ahead with with my feet under my hips and my arms at my sides, you would see that my spine is straight up and down. That’s common sense. If we see tilts, shifts, or curves in your posture, however, that could indicate that you have underlining misalignments. These can put irritation and pressure on very delicate nerve tissue in your body.

 

Many research articles correlate poor posture with increased mortality.

 

Did you know that the spine should not be straight when viewed from the side? From that angle, the spine should follow a natural curve. If you would look at me from the side, you would see that my ear lines up with my shoulder, my shoulder lines up with my hip, and my hip lines up with my feet. That’s proper posture. There are many research articles out there that correlate poor posture with increased mortality.

Posture matters most importantly because it can indicate spinal shifts or spinal misalignments we call subluxation. Subluxation irritates nerve fibers. Your brain is connected to your body through nerves, so if those nerves have pressure on them, messages from your brain may not be getting to certain areas of your body and can result in the faster deterioration of your health.

Take care of keeping good posture, and make sure you see your chiropractor regularly to help you maintain good spinal alignment. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone or email.

Join Us for Free Dinner & a Short Health Talk

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Friends and colleagues,

I want to invite to an event of mine called Dinner with the Doc.

Right now, the leading causes of death in the United States are chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. I wanted to invite you, your friends, and your family to this dinner to talk about some simple health strategies that helped many of my patients achieve health and their goals in life.

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Most people define good health as simply feeling good. Unfortunately, we usually don’t feel these chronic degenerative diseases until it’s too late. That’s why I always urge people to be proactive, not reactive when it comes to health.

We’ve rented the private room at Texas Land & Cattle for this Monday, August 1st at 7 p.m. I’ll be giving a short 20 minute talk about improving your health, productivity, and overall happiness. The best part? Dinner is on me!

We have just a handful of seats left for this dinner, and we’d love to see you and your friends and family there with us.

To reserve a seat, give me a call at (281) 664-2250, or simply click here to reserve your spot.

If you or anyone you know needs to hear a positive message about health and happiness, please bring them along. We aim to affect as many lives as we can in a positive way.

I hope to see you there!

The Webster Technique Helps Ease Pain During Pregnancy

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We’re very fortunate to be located near the Magnolia Birth Center. We have a lot of women come through for gentle chiropractic care during pregnancy. What kind of spinal issues can arise during pregnancy?

The thing about pregnancy is your body releases a hormone called relaxin. This allows for the rapid growth of the baby and allows your body to expand, move, and shift. At no other time in your life do you grow that much in only nine months. That rapid growth affects your body. Bones have to move and ligaments have to shift, which can also cause a lot of pain during pregnancy.

We have a lot of women come in with pubic pain, low back pain, and even some rib pain. We’ve been able to help women through pregnancy using very specific and very gentle chiropractic adjustments. Not only am I certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, I am also Webster Certified. We use Websters with lot of our pregnant women as a very gentle, very effective technique that keeps the pelvis in good alignment.

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When your body releases relaxin, it allows the pelvis to widen so the baby can move through the pelvis at birth. Relaxin stretches your pubic symphysis, which is why one of most common complaints from pregnant women is pubic and groin pain. The Webster technique helps women get through pregnancy with less pain.

We also look at the alignment of the lower spine, the upper spine, and your neck. When you’re pregnant, you want to be in the best health you can be. You want to put the best food in your body, move around (and maybe exercise) a little. Basically, you want your system to be as healthy as possible so that birth will go well and your baby will be healthy.

If you’re experiencing pain during pregnancy, I really recommend checking out chiropractic to ease that pain. If you have any questions for me, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you.

What Makes Chiropractic Adjustments Safe For Kids?

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Are chiropractic adjustments safe for kids?

My answer is 100% yes. After I graduated from chiropractic school I received advanced training so that I could get certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). We focus on very gentle, very safe, and very effective chiropractic adjustments for children. To prove this effectiveness, the ICPA recently released a study where they chronicled the results of almost 700 children who underwent more than 5,000 chiropractic treatment sessions. When they asked the parents of the children after each and every visit if there were any adverse side effects, they found that the primary (and only) one was a slight next-day discomfort after a period of adjustment.

In most cases, however, there were no side effects at all. Of all the hundreds – if not thousands – of cases involving children I’ve seen over the decade that I’ve been practicing, I’ve never seen a chiropractic adjustment hurt one. I’ve only seen it help.

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Let’s compare that to medicine. Spanning the modern history of emergency medicine, there was a study released where they recorded the progress of thousands of children who’d been prescribed cough and cold medications. It was revealed that more than 1,500 of them had to go to the emergency room because of adverse reactions to the medicine. In three of those cases, the children actually died.

If you’re comparing the two in deciding on your child’s health, choose chiropractic. It’s a much safer choice, in my opinion. Thanks for watching my videos, if you have any questions send me an email or give me a call.

You Only Need Two Minutes a Day for Spine Health

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If you lose range of motion of your spine, you’re more likely to develop spinal degeneration, better known as arthritis. We want to make sure your spine goes through a full range of motion through each plane of motion. What do I mean by that? Your spine should move through three planes in six different directions. The neck should move forward and back, side to side, and left to right. The same thing goes for your lower back. You should be able to bend it forward and back, side to side, and also rotate it.

These two stretches I want you to do daily is to take your neck and your back through a full range of motion. Take it to the end range of motion and hold it for 10 seconds. Six neck stretches take only one minute. Take another minute for back stretches.

 “Simple habits can create huge impacts for you and your family’s health.”

 

It’s simple, but simple habits can create huge impacts for you and your family’s health, when done over time. If you have any questions about this topic or more, please don’t hesitate to call or set up a consultation. Let’s chat!

Spinal Health Matters Even If You’re Not in Pain

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You should be concerned about your spinal health even if you’re not in pain. If I polled Americans and asked them “How do you know if you’re healthy?” most of them would say they are healthy if they feel good. The problem with that answer is that most problems in the body can come on without you feeling symptoms until it’s too late. Let me give you a few examples.

My mother died of a heart attack in her sleep when she was only 47. However, if you were to ask her how she was feeling that day, she would have said she felt fine. My grandfather passed away of lung cancer when he was 71. Your first instinct might be “Oh, he was a smoker,” but he wasn’t. He was actually exposed to asbestos in his 40’s and for decades, something was going on inside his body that he didn’t feel until it was too late.

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The problem with judging your health based on how you feel is that it makes us reactive instead of proactive. The healthiest people are proactive about their health. So be proactive about your spinal health and give me a call today to set up a consultation at one of my two Houston locations. Your spinal health is the source of health in your body, and you want to make sure there’s not anything you’re neglecting.

If you have any other questions for me, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Are You Living a Pure Life?

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Today, we’re going to discuss the foundation principles of living a healthy, pure life.

What is Pure Life, and what do we talk about during the trainings at Pure Life University? Pure Life University will walk you through the 5 foundational principles of health.

The first class is Pure Life. We want pure life flowing through the veins in your body. Your brain coordinates every organ, cell, and tissue. Right now, without thinking about it, your brain is causing your heart to beat at a certain rate. It’s allowing you to breathe without thinking about it. When you slept last night, you didn’t think about breathing. It just happened.

That’s because your brain coordinated with your lungs to keep you going. This has to happen every second of the day, or you would die. The power that the brain and the nervous system have for your health and your healing is so amazing. It’s the same system that if I get a cut on my finger, I don’t have to concentrate to sew that up. I trust that those messages from the intelligence that’s already in my body will heal and mend that for me.

In the next class, you’ll learn about Pure Food. We need to get back to natural food. When you get back to the foods that come from nature versus the processed or man-made food, your body will be able to function well because it will have all the building blocks that nature intended for you to have in order to live. When you’ve had a hard day and your body is broken down from all the stress, your body needs pure food to be able to rebuild and have the energy to make it through tomorrow. I highly recommend getting some pure foods into your system.

After that, you’ll learn all about Pure Fitness. There’s a reason we have to exercise to be healthy. Your organs are designed specifically for different purposes. For example, your heart is made to pump blood through your body. Your lungs allow you to breathe. Your muscles are there so you can move. Do you know how many muscles and ligaments you have in your body? You have over 300 different bones and over 600 different muscles and ligaments. If you have more joints and muscles than anything else in your body, doesn’t it make sense that you have to move in order to be healthy?

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The fourth class goes over Pure Energy. Most people in our society think that you need some sort of sugar or caffeine in your system to get energy. I want to share some very easy nutritional and mental protocols to give you more energy. Understanding where your energy comes from in your body helps you have more energy during your day.

Finally, you’ll learn about pure mind. I know you’ve heard of the placebo effect, where people think they are taking medicine to cure something when it’s actually a sugar pill and wind up feeling better. Their mind was so powerful that it manifested healing inside their body. Imagine if we could harness some of that power and use it every day in our life.

I highly recommend joining Pure Life University to learn more from these five classes. If you have any questions, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!