Patients, if it has been more than a year since you have been to see us, you can use the Gift Certificates you received in the mail for yourself! Didn't receive them? Have questions? Give us a call! … [Read more...] about Calling all former patients!
Recently, we've all had to be more focused on our health than we usually are. The recent pandemic is something we have not previously experienced. Now healthy habits aren't just desirable, they are essential for survival. Following the Science Avoiding sick people, frequent hand washing, sanitizing surfaces, staying home when you are sick, masking when appropriate, and coughing and … [Read more...] about Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!
Petting a dog is known to decrease heart rate, slow breathing, and aid in relaxation. At Alexander Chiropractic, our friendly little Clara stands ready to help. She puts a smile on the faces of our patients with a welcoming smile of her own. Clara is a Welsh Corgi and is mild-mannered, calm and sweet. She loves our patients and is great at helping all of our patients, even the littlest … [Read more...] about Our Therapy Dog, Clara, Helps Patients feel Welcome
You probably know someone who would never go to a chiropractor. You may have even told yourself that chiropractic care just isn't for you. Here are three of the top reasons that people give for not wanting to consider chiropractic. I am afraid to have chiropractic adjustments. Here is what you should know- gentle, safe, non-force care is available. Technology has revolutionized … [Read more...] about Chiropractic: Why & Why Not?
Eating healthy at the holidays is a challenge for everyone. And most of us "slip up", at least a little. So, you're not perfect? Here are some tips to help you get through the season healthfully. If you know that you are going to attend a dinner or party where there will be plenty of temptation, eat something in advance so that you don't arrive ravenous. It is easier to exercise good … [Read more...] about Dr. Alexander’s Tips for Surviving Holiday Treats & Sweets
It is undisputed that sleep is important to your health. A lack of sleep lowers immunity, affects hormonal levels and can have negative effects on body's organs and systems. Not only is sleep important to health, so is your sleep position. Not only is it important to have an adequate mattress, it is also essential to have a good supportive pillow. Sleeping in a position that puts stress on … [Read more...] about Sleep and Your Health
When you are not feeling up to par, you may be tempted to skip working out altogether. There are times when you need the rest. However, skipping too frequently may be an indication that you are expecting too much, or too little of yourself. For instance, people who have various types of arthritis, or who have limited flexibility genetically, may not feel comfortable working out. But, with … [Read more...] about It is Important to Maintain Flexibility
Have you heard that green tea has health benefits? Well, it's true! Green tea is FULL of antioxidants which help promote healthy cells and can reduce cell damage. Green tea can also help lower cholesterol and may help keep blood sugar stable. But you could lose all those benefits if you add sugar or chemical-filled artificial sweetners! (or if you pair the tea with sugary snacks). Green … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Green Tea
Once you get going on an exercise routine that works for you, you may be reluctant to take a break for any reason. And if you start feeling sick, you may reason that exercise is healthy so you should keep doing it. However, you may be defeating the purpose. When your body is fighting illness it may need all resources focused on fighting illness. Exercising too much, or at the wrong time or … [Read more...] about Exercising When You are not Feeling Well
Research on genomes is providing us with valuable information about the genetic basis of disease. This research shows us that "on a genetic level, any two people are more than 99 percent alike." However, those 1% variations contribute to diseases, both rare and common. As science continues to evolve in this area, we are closer to understanding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune … [Read more...] about New Research on Global Genomes and Genetic Roots of Disease