Forest Lake Chiro


Is what you eat/consume really related to having headaches? Most people assume there are some headache triggers, involving caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, cheese and artificial sweeteners as chief culprits. These could be triggers, but research doesn’t actually have the power to statistically, definitively say, “Yes, you got a headache because you ate ______.” Other possible headache triggers might include exposure to histamines,...

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Multitasking Mania


Posted on Sep 9, 2018

When a person deals with more than one task at the same time, it’s called multitasking. Moms are typical multitaskers, especially with little kids. For example, a mom might be cooking a meal on the stove while also helping her toddler put on pants and talking on the phone with a friend, all the while her husband is asking her about dinner details. Or a person who is reading this on a computer screen or smartphone screen might also be...

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Drug Free Approach to Prevent Gout


Posted on Sep 2, 2018

What is gout? It’s a form of arthritis where the body reacts to irritating crystal deposits in the joints. Gout typically involves intense pain in a joint, which could be in the big toe, knees, ankles, elbows, thumbs or fingers. Gout feels like a painful “attack” that surprises a person, coming unexpectedly. While the pain usually subsides after a couple days, gout can recur at any time. About 8 million Americans deal with gout, with...

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Whiplash injuries myths and truths


Posted on Aug 26, 2018

Whiplash is usually associated with car crashes, whereas a person’s head jerked forward or backward suddenly and… pain resulted. Basically, with whiplash, that sudden force stretches and/or tears the muscles and tendons in a person’s neck, and that hurts! What are some whiplash injury myths and truths? Perhaps the main myth out there is that the vehicle’s speed of impact predicts the whiplash injury. You’d assume if the car or truck...

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Hot news about hot peppers


Posted on Aug 19, 2018

Hot peppers are known for giving people a burning sensation, because, well, they’re hot, right? But what is it about peppers that makes them hot? It turns out they contain capsaicin, which is a molecular compound you’d also find in some popular pain-reliever pills. Capsaicin has no dietary content (such as calories or nutrients) but it gives the eater a “burning sensation.” Found in every part of the pepper except for the seed,...

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Chiropractic care for chest pain?


Posted on Aug 12, 2018

Have you ever had chest pain? If so, you know that it can feel very scary– and the first thing most people assume is, “I’m having a heart attack.” There’s cardiac-related chest pain, which means something’s not right with the heart and its arteries. But then there’s also “mechanical” chest pain. This is where the bones and/or joints of the chest and middle back are not functioning properly. A person feels pain because nerves...

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