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In today's fast-paced world it might seem like a challenge to stay healthy, especially with fast food places popping up everywhere you look. Our schedules make fast food and effortless solutions seem quite attractive, but, the truth is, we'll always feel better when we make the right decisions. With diet, eating cleaner, and eating fresh, whole foods should be a priority because taking this measure will fuel us more effectively throughout our day.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few changes you can make to your diet that will make a big impact on your health.

Cut Out Processed Foods

No more fast food, candy, or foods heavy in processed carbohydrates -- these foods have zero nutritional value and force the body to work overtime in order to digest.

Eat Smaller Portions

Stop eating large meals in one sitting. Think of each meal as a quick pitstop in order to take in energy. Try to eat 3-5 smaller meals per day instead of 1-2 huge ones.

Stop Eating Before Bed

Try to make 8 or 9 pm your cutoff time as far as food goes if you go to bed around 10 or 11 pm. Eating right before bed disrupts healthy sleep cycles.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how chiropractic treatment can complement a healthy lifestyle.

If you have friends who are into homeopathic healing, it's likely you've heard them talk about their essential oil collection. Maybe you're an essential oil outsider and you're looking to get into the game, but you have no idea where to start. That's okay! Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over some general information about essential oils. We also provide a few suggestions if you're looking to make some initial essential oil purchases.

They've Been Around for Centuries

Ancient cultures used essential oils for healing purposes. Those who possessed essential oils were usually on the wealthier side as these were and are derived from seeds and plants through a technical process.

Essential Oils Have a Variety of Applications

Some essential oils are good to revitalize the skin and areas of the body where applied while others are more moisturizing or calming. Do your research before using essential oils to know what to expect.

Essential Essential Oils

Lavender and rosemary are both popular essential oils to start your collection with -- both producing calming effects when rubbed on the body or sniffed through a diffuser. Peppermint is another great essential oil to start out with as it has a revitalizing effect when sniffed through a diffuser or applied to an area of the body. Tea tree oil is another popular essential oil used to clear the complexion.

If you have any additional questions about essential oils or about our drug-free pain relief treatments, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

As November gets underway and December rapidly approaches, it's important to double-down on your health and wellness efforts!

Thanksgiving and the many December holidays and gatherings that occur might make it seem difficult to keep our wellness plans in place, not to mention boost our efforts in order to finish the year strong.

That's why it's important to make sure that you have a plan in place to follow through with your annual health goals, no matter what they are.

Get that Diet Right

Maybe you've been saying all year that you're going to change your diet, but you haven't yet taken the full measures to change the things you put in your body for fuel. Start eating clean, whole foods to notice an immediate energy and wellness boost. Keep your diet consistent and you'll glean countless health benefits.

Stay Consistent

Stay consistent with your fitness routine, your recovery protocol, and everything in between. It's when we start to get inconsistent that our results and progress start to wane.

Focus on Recovery

Whether it's recovering from a stressful work week or a hearty workout, make sure you put the right amount of attention into your recovery efforts.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to enhance your recovery efforts, not to mention position yourself to achieve all of your health and wellness goals. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation today. 

As we celebrate Veteran's Day this weekend it's worthwhile to take note of the tremendous amount of health benefits that chiropractic treatments can bring to those who experience the trauma and trials of wartime. The body and the mind both take a tremendous amount of abuse during preparation and in actual combat scenarios, so it's important to have a proactive plan to take care of your body and your mind. Chiropractic treatment is a great way to relieve the body from wear and tear, not to mention recalibrate the mind.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Chiropractic treatments offer drug-free pain relief, which comes in handy for those who experience pain that comes about from everyday use, not to mention any injuries that might have result from your service.

Improved Mood

Chiropractic adjustments help the mind/body connection stay intact and optimized. Subluxations and spinal misalignment can cause the brain to perform at a less than optimum capacity, not to mention result in moodiness, even headaches, and insomnia. Chiropractic treatments help relieve all of these symptoms and promote healthy cognitive function.

Better Mobility

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to promote flexibility and improved range of motion, helping patients achieve better and more comfortable mobility.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation. We'll answer any questions or concerns you might have. 

Our spine might not be the first part of our body that we think of when we think about fortifying our overall wellness and setting ourselves up for a healthy life. However, your spine is linked to many bodily processes, and when your spine becomes compromised or injured, it can disrupt processes like your sinuses, your nervous system, your immune system, your GI tract, and more.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways to keep your spine strong and healthy.

Start Your Yoga Practice

It doesn't matter if you take a class or do yoga at home, it's important to stretch your body to release tension and improve flexibility and range of motion. Yoga also offers drug-free pain relief and is a great companion with chiropractic adjustments.

Eat Well and Hydrate

Eating well and hydrating will help ensure your body is running at 100%, not to mention help you maintain a healthy body weight that will help support your spine.

Build Your Back

Start engaging your core, which means working your core muscle group (your back, midsection, etc.). As your back and neck build strength, you'll begin to feel off if you don't exercise your back and neck.

Visiting the chiropractor is also a great way to help maintain the health of your spine. To learn more about our treatments for the entire family, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.