7/29/2014

Healthy Seeds You May Have Heard About, But Are Still A Big Question Mark...

Healthy seeds:

Chia seeds - these guys are everywhere now. Early civilizations knew some of the great benefits, such as high fiber and protein. Theses guys are also great energy boosters. To eat them, just sprinkle over what your eating. I put a couple table spoons in a protein shake I make.

My mother-in-law gave us a couple different kinds, one was black and white, one was blackish. I've learned they may have slightly different qualities but very similar.

Hemp seeds - I remember seeing Woody Harrelson taunting hemp at one time. They make clothes and everything else out of hemp but let's talk about the seeds.

Known as a "complete protein", these seeds can also be added to anything. Another great thing is that they taste good too. In fact, adding any of these seeds to your yogurt or oatmeal gives some nice flavor.

Flax seeds - definitely high in fiber and omega 3's. These little guys are also know to have a good amount of magnesium. Lastly, let's not for get about lignan content and all of their antioxidant qualities.

I've now seen these in a pill form or actually in a bottle (flax seed oil). Knowing this, you can actually pour the oil right into you shake or juice.


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7/23/2014

Why Did My Injection Only Give Me Temporary Relief?

Those injections are only a medication.  They are given in a stronger dose and possibly injected directly to the necessary area.  Like any other mediation it may wear off, your body becomes somewhat tolerant to it, inflammation returns, all of the above, and/or spinal misalignments may be the root cause.

Also, like any other medication, they should not be continuously given due to some nasty side effects.  Steroid injections often weaken the bone, which can end up being a worse condition than you are dealing with.  I recall years ago how the doctor may give a number of these shots every year.  I remember someone who had six in less than a year.  Now they actually only allow three per year.  This gives us a little warning not to abuse these shot but to use them to precipitate healing, which should be continued with another therapy.

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7/19/2014

Stretching For Neck Flexibility!

Keeping the neck muscles loose and limber is important for neck motion.  Just like any other muscle in the body, we also don't want extreme pain and stiffness.
Here's a doctor showing us a great neck stretch you can easily do.

Many of us sit at a desk, on a computer, most of the day.  Having some neck stretches we can do without even leaving your work station can be extremely valuable.


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Additional Reading:
1. More Neck Stretches
2. Neck Stretches to Do At Work
3. How To Stretch Guide
4. All-In-One Neck Stretch
5. Fast & Easy Pain Reducing Stretches
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6/25/2014

If You Live in Fargo, then a Bed Warmer May be a Requirement

This year one of our favorite series on TV was Fargo. The acting was great, and the story was compelling, dark and kept us interested. Billy Bob Thorton and Martin Freeman did some great acting. Wow we were hooked and the finale just a few weeks ago did not disappoint. Even if you saw the original Fargo Movie in 1996, the series was still exceptional.

There were so many awesome images of Fargo and Minnesota. Everytime I saw them, they made me feel so cold. The residents of these areas must love the cold weather. If they don't love it, they must deal with the cold weather pretty well. One of the newer products that I added to our website was a bed warmer, and right away I though about Fargo...brrr bundle up.

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6/22/2014

Sleep Myths You May Not know About...

So here are some things you may not know:

1) your body adapts quickly to different sleep schedules - I wish, but it doesn't. My uncle always worked shift work.  You know one day he's doing days, the next midnight, the next time in-between.  I don't know how he did it because they've definitely found this affects your sleep.

2) sleeping more hours will get you rested - it's not quantity of sleep but quality of sleep that really matter. Is your neck pillow comfortable and supportive?  Do you have a sound free light free room?  Do you avoid caffeine and sugar right before bed?  This is just a small list of the things you want to try for.

3) power naps are all you need - I hate to say try it if you don't believe me, because I don't want you to waste your time. If you don't set an alarm I guarantee that you'll be conked out for much longer than that 10 or 20 minute power nap.

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