Tips to Reduce Back Pain

Our lifestyles can lead to back pain in many ways. If you have a desk job and sit all day, then that can lead to discomfort. If you have a more active job and stand or move all day, then that can be a strain on the spine and back muscles, too. As humans, we […]

Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

We’ve been hearing more and more lately that consuming animal products like meat and dairy isn’t great for our health. While there isn’t conclusive evidence on how much animal protein, if any, we should be eating, we all know plants and vegetables are good and nutritious for us and that we should be eating more. […]

Why Everyone Needs Structural Chiropractic Care

Structural chiropractic care focuses on restoring the natural, proper structure of our spine to decrease nerve interference. What exactly does this mean? It means that when your body gets out of alignment, you start to experience dysfunction, and possibly pain. In our spine, we have natural curves that help keep us more like a spring; […]

Not Just a Luxury: Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massages are often seen as a luxury or a special treat, but there is a lot more to the practice of massage therapy. The Mayo Clinic defines massage therapy as “a type of treatment in which a trained and certified medical professional manipulates the soft tissues of your body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments […]

Homemade Honey Nut Granola Bars

Who doesn’t love granola bars? They are perfect to eat on the go and work for breakfast or an afternoon snack. They are usually low-cal which helps us feel good about eating them, but many off the shelf granola bars have a lot of extra ingredients in them that we don’t need. The big one? […]

Avocado Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great summer food! It’s cold, but hearty and can be put on a sandwich for a quick meal on the go. This guilt-free variation omits the mayo and adds in nutritious avocado! Fresh celery, onion, and cilantro also bump up the nutritional content. And chicken, of course, gives you plenty of […]

Easy Mexican Quinoa

One thing I hear from people all the time is that eating healthy is too expensive or takes too much time. This mexican quinoa recipe is here to bust those myths! It is incredibly easy to make (you only need ONE pan!), the ingredients are inexpensive, and it is packed with nutrient rich food! Quinoa […]

The Importance of Therapy, with Dr. Lisa Herman

I recently had the extreme pleasure of getting to speak with Dr. Lisa Herman, a licensed clinical psychologist whose company, Synergy eTherapy, helps bring therapy to people via convenient online sessions. We had a great conversation about the importance of therapy, who can benefit from therapy, and how getting help has never been easier due […]

Soba Noodle Salad

This Asian-inspired noodle salad is very healthy and so easy to make! The cabbage, carrots, and broccoli offer a ton of vitamins and minerals and the mukimame are a great source of protein! It is also low in calories and fat. This can be used as complete meal or as a side dish and is […]

What is Mindfulness?

“The awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness stems from Buddhist meditation practices, but it is a little different. In meditation, we focus on our breathing as a way of clearing the mind and being free from other thoughts. Mindfulness is about being present in […]