Everyone knows the saying, “sugar is bad for you”, but what are people really saying when they say that? Added sugars and refined sugars in your diet can do a lot of different things to your body, things that are not so good. This chemical substance is great at increasing inflammation, causing insulin spikes, adding excess calories, and so much more. Even with all these negative attributes, we still LOVE it.
Let’s talk sugar. What is it? Where does it come from? Why do we love it?
The sugar association describes sugar as “…sucrose is simply the chemical name for sugar, the simple carbohydrate we know and love that is produced naturally in all plants, including fruits, vegetables, and even nuts”. Sounds healthy, right? So why is it so bad for us? The answer is, sugar is extracted, purified, filtered, and crystalized into raw sugar that is then further refined to what we know as granulated sugars. One problem with these refined types of sugars is that it has all of the fiber extracted from it. Fiber keeps your insulin in check and prevents your insulin levels from spiking which we’ll get to later.
A second problem is that when refined sugar enters your body, it acts like a drug. It triggers the release of dopamine in your brain. Dopamine surges are addictive and make your brain want to come back for more and more sugar. I’m sorry to break it to you, but the food industry is definitely using chemicals, such as sugar, to lure you in and get your money to enhance their own business growth.
Inflammation… Did you know that a lot of the pain or problems that you have *spoiler alert* CAN BE CONTROLLED OR MANAGED WITHOUT MEDICATION! (As a side note, we in the chiropractic industry are not legally able to tell you to use or not use a medication. You need to talk to a medical doctor to find out how to safely get off any drug.) Let me tell a bit of my story in this section. I had problems with my hands where they were going numb in my fingers, pain in the palms of my hands and the inability of them to function without braces. My doctor told me I had carpal tunnel at the ripe old age of 22. They told me it was a life long problem. I would never get rid of it; they told me to buy braces and stop lifting weights. If you know me, I am a personal trainer and that wasn’t going to cut it. I went on the Whole 30 diet, a phenomenal food elimination diet protocol. I found out that both dairy, and (wait for it) REFINED SUGARS were causing my carpal tunnel to flare up! Let me repeat this: sugar causes inflammation. Since then, dairy and sugars haven’t really been a part of my diet and most of the time I forget that I have carpal tunnel and my hands are back to normal. (Unless of course I am eating ice cream, but those are very special occasions. During those occasions, I choose to eat it and know the consequences, aka symptoms will appear, because of it.)
Now I told you we would talk insulin spikes. Like I said earlier, fiber is taken from the sugar source. When that happens, the release of that sugar into the blood stream is MUCH quicker. It takes about 20 seconds for sugar to enter your bloodstream. If fiber was still a part of the equation, the release of the sugar would be a lot longer of a time period and a more steady release. This would give you a constant stream of energy. Think about a natural form of sugar like an apple compared instead to the cheap candy bar that you ate yesterday. The apple will be filling longer and the candy bar gives you energy for 20 minutes and then you get that energy crash right after. Sound familiar?
Finally, let’s talk excess calories. Sugar is added to so many things to enhance flavor, but along with that addictive flavor comes calories. Did you know that sugary drinks or sugar sweetened beverages account for 39% of our diets. That includes: soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, which together account for 39% of the added sugar in our diets. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Which means weight gain and excess calories and no fiber, so here is another case of that “crash and burn” problem that you had at 2pm yesterday when you ate that candy bar. Want a simple fix for this? Try filling your water bottle and drinking it instead. Water is so important – it keeps you alert and helps rid the sugars from your body that increase those aches and pains.
It’s easy to love sugar, of course! It’s addictive, and it’s supposed to be. I’m not saying get rid of all of the sugar in your life, because that’s not realistic and your sanity will be non-existent. Just be aware of what you are eating and what you are taking in. Be smart. Go enjoy your life!
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What do you think of when you hear the word “Chiropractor”? It means so much, we thought we’d share this quick overview with you.
I have been asked this question throughout my entire career, and I always seemed to have an extremely thorough response:
Sometimes I would focus on the Central Nervous System and how this is the master controller of your entire body.
Sometimes I would talk about the above, down, and inside out philosophy when it comes to your health.
Sometimes I would introduce how the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism.
All of these responses seemed to capture the essence of why I am a Chiropractor, but then I started thinking…
Is this REALLY WHY I have dedicated my life to being a chiropractor?
This question set me on an introspective journey to assess my ultimate drive as a chiropractor and human being.
I started performing some research into the history of chiropractic as I have done in the past, however this time it was in a different approach.
I read about the founding fathers of our profession and how they were put in jail for practicing what they believe.
I read a variety of published studies validating chiropractic and everything we stand for.
I read quotes from some of the great chiropractors of today and the yesteryears.
And then it hit me:
The reason why I am a chiropractor is because I am obsessed with helping people take their lives to the next level.
Let me explain.
Whether you visit our office and you are completely out of shape or you have just completed an Iron Man Triathlon, my motivation is to help you get from where you currently are to where I know is possible for you.
This holds true for newborns, seniors, and everyone in between.
When nerve interference is removed, your quality of life, your ability to accomplish goals, and your overall health will soar.
The reason I am a chiropractor is because I am driven to help take YOUR LIFE, and the lives of the people you care about most, to the next level.
This is what drives me, this is what gets me out of bed in the morning, and this is WHY I DO, WHAT I DO!
Thank you for allowing me to share this short blog post with you and feel free to call our office if you desire to experience life differently (and sooooo much better) than ever before.
My staff and I are here for you!
A wise man once shared, “Upset is caused by either thwarted expectations or miscommunication.” At Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic we strive to eliminate both so you will have the best chiropractic experience possible. From the moment we meet you in the community or in our office we want you to know exactly what to expect every step of the way in accomplishing our Vision, “That every human being discovers their full potential.”
New Patient Experience
For many people, walking into a chiropractic office for the first time can be intimidating. Our office and what you’ll experience are unlike any medical facility you’ve ever visited for a reason. We want you to know ‘why’ and ‘what’ we do to serve your specific health needs.
In support of our Vision to guide you towards discovering your full potential, we provide an unequaled standard of chiropractic care for our patients. We not only address the immediate symptoms of your health challenges but we find the cause, work to correct it and assist you on the road to wellness.
Choosing to take charge of your health is an important decision and finding a team of doctors with the credentials and know-how is an even greater step. Rest assured that you are in good hands. It is important in this office that the techniques we use are advanced, researched and valid. Our state-of-the-art technologies ensure that you receive the best possible care. We work with each patient on an individual basis providing a unique approach to each health condition.
We begin with an initial thorough evaluation with a history, scientifically-based examination of your posture, spinal alignment, and function. This often involves x-rays as a way to pinpoint the root cause of your spinal misalignment. Your treatment plan is then customized based on your individual needs, placing you back on the road to health and freedom.
Educating Our Community
Our Mission says it all. “Integrating the body and mind, creating every higher levels of health and humanity. Technology, education and service are the foundation to greater personal impact, well being, and consciousness for families and individuals of all ages.” We are passionate about educating you on the devastating effects of subluxation, how to correct it and relaying the most up to date, cutting edge research regarding true health and wellness.
About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care was founded in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. Chiropractic as a profession is only 117 years old. As a result, there is a lot of misinformation about ‘the world’s greatest kept healthcare secret’. We want to provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding chiropractic. Bring your questions to your visit and we will be happy to answer them as we help uncover this “best kept secret”.
Help us get the word out by sharing your successes. Send us a note at email@example.com or share on our Facebook page.
We believe that in order for you to succeed with our chiropractic care, it is essential to establish a synergistic relationship, where we both achieve more together than we could on our own. Please review our ideal patient characteristics to determine if what we deliver is what you’re looking to find:
- Willingness to consider a natural strategy to manage and eventually eliminate the condition
- Belief that it’s possible to resolve issues without pharmaceutical drugs
- Readiness to change your diet to achieve a desirable outcome
- Open to trying a complete nutritional cleanse
- Understand that health is one’s most precious asset
- Trust in chiropractic to being the solution
In summary, if you are ready to commit to living a life of health and wellness (even if it means abandoning your current lifestyle choices and adapting new ones), then we are absolutely right for you, as we will do everything we can to empower you to make your life more ALIVE than ever before. We are excited about the possibility of
What is Wellness Chiropractic?
More often than not, when we tell someone that we are a chiropractic office, they immediately associate our vocation with neck and/or back pain. What many do not realize, however, is that chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain. Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief. We have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life (including newborns, children, and adolescents) and the outcome has been miraculous.
We define chiropractic as the discovery and removal of the vertebral subluxation, which is interference that is taking place in your Central Nervous System (CNS). It is important to recognize that our CNS is the master controller of our entire body and it directly correlates to our ability to function and exist. People who are suffering from allergies, asthma, headaches, and other conditions are living in a subluxated state, but when we provide these individuals with an adjustment, we are able to remove the interference, and the condition dissipates. In addition, patients who are under regular chiropractic care actually prevent these situations from impeding upon their lives.
When visiting our practice, we take the chiropractic lifestyle to a level where it becomes REAL for you. Not only do we offer the adjustment, but we combine these programs with tips on fitness, nutrition and stress relief. We take into account your entire body and the lifestyle choices that you make when developing customized protocols for you to follow. With this being said, please contact our office today so that we can schedule a health consultation with you!
There is a quote that I live by and it is important that I share this with you:
“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” – BJ Palmer
Why do I find this important when I am inviting you to hire me as a speaker?
Well, I do what I do because I am driven to dramatically transform the life and health of each person I encounter. Whether that is in a one-on-one setting, or in front of a large group, I recognize that the words that I share have the ability to alter the way people look at their lives.
Think about this…
Life is comprised of the choices we make on a daily basis.
Some choices might seem small and inconsequential, like what am I going to eat for lunch, while others are more significant, such as choosing the perfect house for my family to make memories in.
The reason I am sharing this extremely obvious fact with you is because people make choices based on their life experiences.
If I had to guess, you are probably someone who has influence over a group of people, which is why you are considering having me speak to your group, and all of the people who you have influence over are making decisions each day based on the experiences they have had.
The only way to help empower them to make better decisions, whether this is how they handle stress, choices regarding their health, or their internal motivation, is to expose them to additional life experiences.
The quote from above says it all – you truly never know how far reaching something you think, say, or do will affect millions of lives in the future. This is why introducing new life experiences to the people in your company, in your group, or in your congregation that helps them begin to assess their life and health will pay enormous dividends.
- Can you imagine a group of people who recognize the importance of their health?
- Can you imagine a group of people who are able to handle and adapt to the normal stresses in life?
- Can you imagine a group of people who have incredible levels of energy?
- Can you imagine a group of people who have mental clarity and can deliver better results?
This can become possible once I speak with your group!
My passion is health, wellness, and personal performance. My years of studies and my work with 1,000’s of people will enable me to truly empower and educate your group to dramatically improve their lives.
Please call our office so that we can arrange a time to assess whether my message is something that will benefit your group and remember:
“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” – BJ Palmer
The “status quo”, as we define it, is the set of beliefs that people acquire regarding their health that they then consider to be “THE TRUTH.”
Did you realize that our country continues to become more overweight and obese, yet the number of “FAT FREE” items has increased dramatically?
Did you realize that for the first time in history our children are not forecasted to live past the age of their parents?
Did you realize that, according to the American Medical Association, the third most likely thing you will die of as an American is now a medication that was properly prescribed?
Unfortunately, these questions are only the tip of the iceberg, but they are also the reason why we are extremely unique.
We offer people all natural, noninvasive, and completely customized healthcare solutions that focus on an inside-to-outside philosophy. The Central Nervous System is the master controller of your entire body and when there is interference, your body will not perform at its full potential. This interference is called a subluxation, and as chiropractors, we have been trained to find and remove this nerve interference which will help you achieve optimal health.
We see patients ranging from all ages (even newborns) and with a variety of conditions. We connect like-minded people who are looking to live with more vitality than ever before.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
Fundamental to the chiropractic approach is the belief that good health depends upon having your spine and nervous system working at their best. Chiropractors approach healthcare differently than traditional medicine. Rather than using medications and surgery, chiropractors correct misalignments of the spine, called subluxations, which helps the nervous system function properly. Chiropractors believe that “the power that made the body, heals the body”.
Although people start chiropractic care for many different reasons, our primary goal at Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic is not simply to alleviate the pain that is often experienced in and around the back. Instead, we strive to ensure that your nervous system, which can be compared to a ‘communication superhighway’, is able to relay information back and forth between your body and brain. This is vitally important because your nervous system, which is housed within the spine, controls and regulates all of your body.
People have been turning to chiropractic health care for over a century. They have sought treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from migraines to foot pain.
The following is a brief list of conditions where chiropractic is an appropriate health care choice:
- Back Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Chron’s Disease
- Colds, Flu, Viruses
- Disc Problems
- High Blood Pressure
- PMS and Menopause
- Shoulder, Arms and Hands