Drink More Water For Better Health

Drinking Water

Most people are in the low range of fluid consumption and are not hydrating properly. Everyone generally drinks at mealtime, but in between many do not drink anything. You need to consistently drink water throughout the day. There are many formulas for how much to drink but don’t worry about the details just drink! When you walk by a drinking fountain or sink, get a drink, have a glass full of water at your workstation and drink throughout the day. When you get up in the morning one of the first things to do is drink a glass of water. Here are a few reasons to drink more water:

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.

3. Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. "When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer," says Guest.

4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines, says Atlanta dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD.

5. Water Helps Your Kidneys. Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine, explains Guest. "Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate," he says.

6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation.

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GMA Segment

Spinal Manipulation Highlighted In GMA Lancet Segment

"Good Morning America" recently featured a segment on a series of articles published in The Lancet in March that call into question the gaps between evidence and the treatment of low back pain worldwide. The segment highlights spinal manipulation as one of the nondrug treatments the authors recommend as an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Disc

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs

Discs give the spine motion; we are constantly using our discs. Move your back from side to side, you can visualize the give and take of the discs between the vertebrae. Without these discs, your spine couldn’t function and move. Intervertebral discs don’t really "slip", although the phrase "slipped disc" has come into popular usage to refer to bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs. Your discs are made up of the annulus fibrosus (the tough outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (which contains a soft, gelatin-like center. When cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc, the material inside of the disc can begin to push out. Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate. For example, there may be too much stress on the disc due to poor posture, repetitive motions, too much sitting, or an injury. In fact, a herniated disc can be caused by a combination of factors or a physical injury. For many people with back pain caused by a herniated disc the problem starts off small and then gradually builds until you start to feel symptoms, such as back pain.

Chiropractic Care and Herniated Discs

Chiropractor care can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. At your appointment, we will go through your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform orthopedic and neurological tests. In addition, if we find that you have advanced loss of strength, sensation, reflexes, and other unusual neurological findings, then you will be referred to a spine surgeon. However, most intervertebral disc injuries are related to a herniated disc, and can be treated effectively with chiropractic care.

Treatment for a herniated disc may include spinal manipulation, and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Headaches and Migraines


Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the human nervous system worldwide. Chiropractic care can be effective in reducing the duration and frequency of several different types of headaches.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Keep It Moving


Keep it moving! Chiropractors encourage their patients to stay active and healthy. Read why your brain depends on it:

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Stress

What Can Chiropractic Care Do To Help Reduce Your Stress?

One of the effects of stress is muscle tension and contraction. This muscle tension creates pressures on the structures of your body, leading to misalignments of your spine and the other joints of your body. These misalignments cause nerve irritation, which then can cause common conditions such as; back pain, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, and even high blood pressure.

Chiropractic adjustments correct these misalignments, reduces spinal nerve irritation, improves circulation, and releases muscle tension, which then helps your body return to a balanced, relaxed state. In many cases, these changes can be enough to get your brain to turn off the fight or flight response, and begin the process of healing.

A healthy, balanced spine is a key factor to effectively manage your stress.

Regardless of the source of your stress, its effects on your body will become evident in your nervous system. The nervous system is the organizer, controller, and coordinator of all your body’s processes. All your other systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, hormonal, muscle and skeletal systems, depend upon your nervous system to work properly. Therefore, the most direct method of correcting illnesses should be directed toward balancing your nervous system and this is exactly what chiropractic and stress management care do.

While, chiropractic care cannot neither make your job less stressful, nor can it create a quieter, calmer world. Chiropractic care can however, help you develop a healthier response to your stress and reduce the potential physical damages caused by stress.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

· By age 60, 60% of men and 40% of women snore.

· The risk of heart attack is greatest on a Monday.

· More than 90% of all illnesses are caused or complicated by stress.

· You shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is the national holiday in the Republic of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland is part of a five day festival, with over 500,000 people attending the parade. The parade in New York City was first held in 1766 when Irish soldiers marched through the city. In Chicago they dye the Chicago River green every year on March 17.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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