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New year, new you, right? Every December 31st, right before Midnight, people decide to come up with a plan for the new year, and they make New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are a tradition in which a person decides to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their lives. For most people, it’s “I want to lose weight in the coming year. I want to be healthier.” So how many people...

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At Lakewoods Chiropractic, we take a proactive approach to people’s health and wellness. Oftentimes, people wait until they’re in awful pain before they even consider going to a chiropractor. While we do our best to help them, it’s much better if someone who doesn’t yet have major symptoms makes a preventative appointment with a chiropractor. Why is this? Because a chiropractor can and will make safe and gentle adjustments to the...

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What Do Symptoms Really Mean?


Posted on Jan 5, 2020

If you go to most general practitioners (GP), they’ll be diseased-focused, whereas most chiropractors are wellness-focused. In other words, a GP will look at your symptoms and prescribe pills to get those symptoms to go away… whereas a chiropractor takes a more holistic, preventative, and/or proactive approach to a person’s health. They’ll want to make hands-on adjustments to get to the root of your problems (in a natural way), rather...

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Vacation For The Health Of It!


Posted on Dec 29, 2019

It’s a cold January day in Forest Lake, Minnesota. The temperature is about 17 degrees, and that’s without the wind chill. People are shoveling their driveways and sidewalks, twisting their bodies into all sorts of positions, many of which aren’t good for their already bad backs. You can hear complaints all around these parts of Minnesota this time of year… “I don’t want to go to work today,” “I hate this winter weather,” and “I wish...

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Imagine, for a minute, you could shrink yourself and somehow manage to get inside a person’s body and travel through the various systems. Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see how all those tunnels and organs work? It’s hard to even imagine all the amazing processes going on, right now, inside the body. If you think of the inside of your body as a series of highways with blood and/or brain messages flowing down these highways to make...

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People with high cholesterol are often given drug prescriptions from their doctors. Typically, statins are prescribed to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Basically, statins block an enzyme in the liver that helps make cholesterol. Keep in mind that cholesterol is a good thing because it helps the body’s cells function normally. However, when a person has high...

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