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Getting Clear On Our Why

When I was in chiropractic school, I remember hearing a number of students and professors say that the head of the orthopedic department - I'll call him Dr. Jones - was by far the most knowledgeable practitioner at our clinic. Many marveled at his understanding of the biomechanics of human movement and his wealth of experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

I strongly considered pursuing one of two or three coveted orthopedic residencies with Dr. Jones upon graduation, but decided instead to move to rural Alaska and run a clinic on my own. Read more about Getting Clear On Our Why

 

Simple Exercises to Improve Your Balance

To begin, stand on one leg at a time and try to maintain your balance for as long as you comfortably can, first with your eyes open, and then with your eyes closed. Read more about Simple Exercises to Improve Your Balance

 

Soup to Nourish Your Immune System

If you're big on soups and you enjoy fresh garlic bread, this dish will likely cause you to do a little jig before going for seconds.

Garlic is a surprisingly good source of vitamin C, which partially explains why it's long been thought to boost immune system strength. Read more about Soup to Nourish Your Immune System

 

How to Make Mouthwatering Mashed Garlic Sweet Potatoes

All varieties of sweet potatoes provide vitamin C, carotenoids, fiber, and vitamin B-6 (helpful for keeping homocysteine at a healthy level), and even minerals like iron manganese, and potassium. Read more about How to Make Mouthwatering Mashed Garlic Sweet Potatoes

 

Dairy-Free Sour Cream and Onion Dip Recipe

This all-raw, nutrient-dense dip is an excellent substitute for dairy-based dips that are commonly served with vegetable platters. The creamy substance of this dip is provided by raw, organic cashews, which are naturally abundant in magnesium, healthy fatty acids, copper, and tryptophan. Read more about Dairy-Free Sour Cream and Onion Dip Recipe

 

Quick and Easy Way to Wash and Prep Lettuce

When I encourage my clients to work at eating plenty of green lettuce, the most common objection that comes up is lack of time.

Washing and drying a head of lettuce can be a little awkward, especially if you don't do it regularly. Read more about Quick and Easy Way to Wash and Prep Lettuce

 

How to Make Hummus

I've tried a number of hummus recipes over the years, and while I've enjoyed just about all of them, nothing beats the ultra simple version that I started with several years ago. All it calls for are chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt - profoundly simple and profoundly good. Read more about How to Make Hummus

 

Roasted Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

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This is one of the best simple and inexpensive soups that I have whipped up over the years. Rich in dietary fiber, vitamin K, manganese, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, calcium, and carotenoids, it's as nutrient-rich as one can hope for in a mouthwatering, restaurant quality soup. Read more about Roasted Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

 

Homocysteine: One of the Best Objective Markers of How Healthy You Are

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than homocysteine.

The amount of homocysteine in your blood is one of the best objective indicators of how healthy you are and how long you are going to live. Read more about Homocysteine: One of the Best Objective Markers of How Healthy You Are

 

Technical Stand-Up Progressions

One of the first things that is taught in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is how to stand up efficiently while protecting oneself against a malevolent force.

Called the Technical Stand Up, the idea is to get back on your feet while retreating and remaining physically balanced and ready to defend yourself.

There are a few simple progressions that make learning the Technical Stand Up relatively straight forward. Read more about Technical Stand-Up Progressions

 

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