Balanced Eating

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

Sea salt is packed with 80 or so vitamins and minerals that help the body perform its daily routines better. Table salt is stripped of those vitamins and minerals in its processing. This is not a sign to go crazy with sea salt, but if you need some salt this is a much better option.

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is a practitioner applying a controlled force, or a gentler mobilization technique to help relieve neck and back pain. The goal of an adjustment is to restore function to a spinal segment so the joint can move and heal itself.

Hydration

Water or H2O is a key component to our health and function of the human body. We all know we need to drink more water but how do we do that. Here are some tips to help keep you hydrated on these hot days.

Keep a stainless steel or glass water jug near by.
When you pass a water fountain take a drink.
Drink two glasses of water in the morning before you eat.
If you don’t like the taste of water change it. Examples, sliced lemons, limes or even cucumber.

Gluten sensitivity

There has been a lot of talk about gluten in the news and how everyone is going gluten free. Gluten is the main protein in wheat and grain products. This protein has only been in the diet of humans since agriculture was invented. So, we as a species have only been trying to digest gluten for a very short time period and some people still lack enzymes to break this protein down. If you can not break it down your immune system has to try and handle it. This is where you get inflammation and pain.

Signs and Symptoms:

Runny nose constant
upset stomach
diarrhea
bloating
bone and joint pain

Omega 3’s

Omega 3 fatty acids are oils that come mostly from fish and other sea life. These fatty acids have natural anti-inflammatory effects which eases pain and soreness. They also help to create hormones and lube the joints of the body.
There are many supplements that are out on the market, you want ones that are mercury free and a store that sells the items quickly so the oils do not go rancid.

What are Amalgam fillings?

Amalgam fillings are made of mostly mercury. Mercury is a poisonous heavy metal that can cause many different diseases and conditions. Here is an article that talks more in depth about amalgam fillings. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/08/will-europe-ban-dental-amalgam.aspx