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In clinical practice, we see patients with complaints that cross the entire spectrum of health. On of the most common concerns is associated with digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) health. Patients may have constipation, diarrhea, bloating and/or chronic GI infections such as Candida; or associated problems such as small-intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Probiotics have ample research suggesting their ability to support a healthy digestive tract. The digestive tract is an extremely dynamic environment that, when properly balanced and healthy, works in amazing ways.

The clinical use of probiotics has been evolving over time. Consider a type of beneficial bacteria that was actually developed from studies looking at the relationship of the microbiota on the root system of plants and the microbiota in the human digestive tract. Efficacy has been shown in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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The 2010 OPTIMA [Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing] study showed that the accelerated rate of brain atrophy in elderly with mild cognitive impairment could be slowed via supplementation with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins, which included folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6. This is an important finding, as 16 percent of individuals older than age 70 have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). 50 percent of whom realize further progression to Alzheimer’s disease. It is well-documented that brain atrophy is a characteristic of subjects with mild cognitive impairment who progress to Alzheimer’s disease.

Given the emerging importance of these B vitamins on the rate of brain atrophy after age 60, memory, cognition, and risk of MCI and Alzheimer’s disease, health care practitioners should consider evaluating plasma folate (more ideally using erythrocyte folate test), plasma B12 levels and total plasma homocysteine levels in patients over age 50 to identify those who would best benefit from supplementation with these three B vitamins. When warranted, a low dose of prevention may translate into many more years of normal cognitive function and preserved quality of life and dignity.

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The goal of laser therapy is to stimulate chemically damaged cells through specific wavelengths of light. When cells are chemically damaged they stimulate the pain cycle. The laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons. The skin absorbs these photons through a chemical effect. Since the laser is photo- chemical and not photo-thermal there is no heat damage done to the tissues.

Laser therapy does many other things like ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria , increase lymphatic drainage, and elevate collagen formation to prevent the formation of scar tissues. Laser Therapy is a great opportunity for quick and effective healing. We now offer Laser Therapy here at Magnolia Chiropractic.

So please give us a call today!

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Did you know:

  • That in 2008 prescription painkiller overdoses killed almost 15,000 people just in the U.S.
  • In 2009 nearly half a million ER visits were due to people misusing or abusing prescription painkillers.
  • And that in 2010 about 12 million Americans (ages 12 and up) reported non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the past year.
  • More Americans are now seeking an alternative approach for their healthcare!

Here at Magnolia Chiropractic we do our absolute best to find the source of the pain and then treat it with all natural therapeutic techniques. One therapeutic technique we use is called Cold Laser. How does it work? The laser beams painlessly penetrate the skin, healing energy is then issued into the tissue, which in turn supports our body’s natural method of healing itself.

While surgeries can be invasive and side effects can follow drugs, Cold Laser Therapy offers  superior natural healing and pain relief.  So if you are finding yourself in pain please consider calling and scheduling an appointment at Magnolia Chiropractic today! Our office number is (850) 656-6606

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Did you know:

  • When you have a chipped windshield, most insurance companies will waive the deductible and will pay the full price for the repair.
  • Its’ Simple! In most cases auto glass repair shops will contact your insurance company directly. So all you need to do is provide them with the name of your insurance company and policy number when you take your car in.
  • Also! The majority of insurance companies will not hold you accountable for the chip, so having the repair done will most likely not affect your premium.

Why you should have the repair done:

  • Your windshield provides 30% of your vehicles fundamental structure. In the instance of an accident your windshield helps deploy the airbag, and prevents you from being thrown from the vehicle. If your windshield has been weakened by a chip or crack you are putting yourself and your passengers at risk.
  • Also! Having your windshield repaired is far less expensive than having the whole thing replaced!

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See a Chiropractor First

Were you recently in an auto accident, or maybe a slip and fall injury, and are now suffering from lower back pain? Your first thoughts may be to go where you could  obtain a pain killer or other form of drug. Although convenient this may not be the best answer to the problem.

Recently the State of Oregon Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain recommended that spinal manipulation be the Only non-pharmacological treatment for acute lower back pain. This means that Spinal Manipulations are recommended to be the only non-drug remedy for the first four weeks of care.

So if you are suffering from lower back pain, or have any other aches and pains, make Chiropractic care your first choice. Please give our office, Magnolia Chiropractic, a call today. You can reach us at (850) 656-6606!

We offer many therapeutic techniques such as Manipulations, Muscle Stimulation,  Taping, Graston , Pin and Stretch, Core Exercises, and Acupuncture (coming soon!)

Better Sleep, Better You

Trouble sleeping? Or maybe waking up in the morning with incredible pain. The problem just might be your mattress. Recently Sleep Researchers have agreed that mattress’s and pillows are very important factors in getting a good nights rest. If a mattress is not structurally sound it can affect the skeletal integrity of the sleeper. If a mattress fails to provide adequate pressure relief it will cause pain and rob a person of a good, deep, and healing level sleep. Also a mattress that is constructed of cheap materials can release toxic fumes that can affect a persons respiratory system and other vital functions of the human body.

 

Mattress and Pillow vendors can be sought out that are willing to make known the materials  they use in their products. You may also ask them to provide you with support, cushioning, and toxicity data as well. If they don’t then they’re probably aren’t worth doing business with them.better-sleep-mattress-asf

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Is your heart constantly racing? Are your neck and back always tense? Are you finding yourself constantly worrying about things? If you’ve answered yes to a few of these you just might be STRESSED out! We can’t always control what will happen in our lives, but we can control how we will deal with the outcome. Here are a few tips to relieving stress.

1) Breathe! Taking long breathes reduces tension in your body and is a great way to relieve stress.

2) Stretch!  Just take a few minutes and roll your shoulders back slowly. Also try rotating your neck slowly clockwise and then counter clockwise. These simple stretches can instantly loosen stiff muscles and help you to relax.

3) Cry! Emotional tears release chemicals that can help elevate your mood and get rid of stress.

Also if you are finding yourself in pain because of your stress maybe it’s time to visit us Magnolia Chiropractic. We offer many therapies and techniques that will help alleviate pain caused by stress and help you be a healthier you!

More gain, More pain?

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A recent study showed a correlation between people who have more weight have more pain. People who are overweight tend to have illness’s such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, depression, and back pain. However, the study showed that people who are overweight tend to experience more pain than people of average weight, whether or not they are suffering from an illness. The results of the study showed that people with a body mass index between 25 and 29 experienced 20% more pain than people of average weight. It also showed that people with a BMI between 30 and 34 experienced 68% more pain. The higher the BMI’s were,  the more pain there was experienced by the  individuals.

If you are finding yourself to be in pain, whether you are overweight or not, maybe it’s time to stop by Magnolia Chiropractic! And what better way is there to start off the new year!

Colder, shorter days mean less time outside in the sun, causing a spike in vitamin D deficiencies. Many health care professionals believe that the rise in colds and flu during the winter is due, not to the cool weather, but the lack vitamin D. As a supporter of so many health functions, it would be easier to name the things that aren’t helped by vitamin D.Image

We know that vitamin D is important for bone health and for supporting a healthy immune system. Vitamin D also has remarkable benefits for heart health, increasing flexibility of arteries and improving blood flow. The American Journal of Hypertension published a study showing that people with low vitamin D levels had a greater chance of having high blood pressure. In addition, people who maintain good vitamin D levels have a sharper memory and experience a slower aging process, beginning at a cellular level.

Just be sure you take the more active vitamin D3 form, rather than vitamin D2, which is often used in supplements.

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