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Heat or Ice- Which one is best for my pain?!

When it comes to experiencing pain from either a new injury or a problem that has been ongoing for years, our first question is always "how can I relieve this pain?" Both heat and ice have their own benefits to relieving pain at home. One of our most frequently asked questions here in the clinic is when to use which one. The typical "rule of t...
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​Feeling Tingly Down the Arms while working from home? Here is a solution to "push" things forward!

Working from home has been quite the norm this past year or so. Even then, in todays world we have slowly transformed into this industrial society where we sit the most, commute (drive) the most, and work more hours during the week. Which, over time, can cause multiple issues down the road, ware and tear, and dysfunction of muscles of the body. Thi...
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Workplace Posture a Struggle? Here's a Few Tips to Help!

Let's talk about workplace ergonomics... especially after how this year has gone, we've never needed tips more than now! Proper ergonomics in the workplace are extremely important. Our posture plays a huge role in our everyday lives and because we spend so much of our time working, it's important that we have the correct posture while doing so. Esp...
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SLOW DOWN! Life Comes Fast; Here is How to Slow The Mind

In today's world, there are multiple distractions such as smart phones, computers, and television that can cause stimulation. With social media being a factor on top of that, comparison to other people's lives does not make things better. Smartphones with constant notifications coming through can excite the brain, but over the course of time i...
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water Intoxication-How much water is too much?

Drinking enough water is important for many different reasons- such as preventing fatigue, flushing out toxins, regulating blood pressure, staying hydrated, etc. What isn't as commonly talked about is what happens when we get too much water. The definition of water intoxication is: "A lowered blood concentration of sodium (hyponatremia) that occurs...
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The Great Outdoors! Ways To Help Get Your Mind and Body Right

"Ah, the great outdoors!" I'm sure at some point life, you have heard this quote whether in a movie, or while on a hike. That being said, spending time outside can do a huge helping to your body when it comes to physical or mental health. The outdoors have been a popular choice for anyone who is looking to go on camping trips, road trips, or a...
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Cupping- What is it and can it benefit you?

 Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It is another form of soft tissue work that is designed to break up adhesions and muscle tension in order to relieve pain. Some people even use the cups as a form of deep tissue massage. The way c...
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Stressed Out and Need Ideas? This DIY Solution May Help!

Stress is a very common feeling that many people experience throughout their lives. Whether it's from work, home, holidays, or just feelings of overall inadequacy, we are constantly searching for ways to relive this stress. Although there are many different ways we can help ourselves to relieve stress, sometime we forget that the simplest things ca...
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Yoga and the Brain-How Do They Connect?

We constantly hear how yoga can play a major role in not only our physical health, but our mental health as well. Although it's a common answer given to many people struggling with anxiety and depression, it's unclear as to how or why this form of exercise is so beneficial. Yoga is so beneficial for our mental health because it impacts our brain's ...
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Need More Omega 3 Options? Enter The Olive Oil

In todays world, diets are the craze when it comes to improve health, fitness, and quality of life. One aspect of a great diet is to obtain omega 3 fatty acids in the diet.  There are multiple ways to get omega 3 fatty acids. As a refresher, omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to improve the immune system, brain health, heart health and joint ...
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Activated Charcoal-Why is it beneficial?

Activated charcoal is a natural treatment used to remove toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so that they aren't reabsorbed. Activated charcoal is made from natural ingredients that are used medicinally for many major conditions sch as poisoning and overdoses, as well as chemical build up in the body over the years. Ac...
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Injured From a Car Accident in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

     Car accidents are always an event that no one expects to happen. Whether it is a fender bender, or getting rear ended on the highway, it is an issue that no one takes lightly. The event of the accident can cause serious issues that may or may not pop up right away. Some effects of car accidents can be pain in the neck, upper bac...
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Immune System Boosting tips-at a time where it is more important than ever!

The immune system is an interactive network of organs, cells and proteins that protect the body from viruses, bacteria, and any foreign substances. This system works to neutralize and remove pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that enter the body and fight against the body's ow cells that have changes due to an illness. The cells o...
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Protein: The Important Facts Your Body Needs

Benefits and Importance of Protein There are 3 types of macronutrients that are important for bodily function and health optimization. There are fats, carbohydrates and protein that we need often to maintain our body's function and activities. We will talk about the benefits of protein today. Protein has a huge role when it comes to muscle developm...
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Stress... What are some DIY ways we can handle it during this crazy time?

Stress is a very common feeling that many people experience throughout their lives. Whether it's from work, home, holidays, or just feelings of overall inadequacy, we are constantly searching for ways to relive this stress. Although there are many different ways we can help ourselves to relieve stress, sometime we forget that the simplest things ca...
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"Sleep it Off!".....For Benefits to Improve Your Life!

 Sleep: How Important is it? As humans, we spend roughly 1/3 of our life sound asleep. When we are sleeping, lots of bodily functions and chemical reactions happen. Some examples would be muscle tissue healing, muscle growth, skill acquisition, and immune system boosting. Today, sleep has been a common thing to be sacrificed whether it's a nig...
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​Apple Cider Vinegar- Why Do We need This?

What is apple cider vinegar (ACV) and what does it do for your body? ACV is a type of vinegar that is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to form probiotics and enzymes. ACV differs from apple juice and apple cider by containing significantly less sugar and calories, along with the fact that it only takes one to two tablespoons to...
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To (Intermittent) Fast or Not to (Intermittent Fast): That is the Question

Today, fasting has been an up and coming trend when it comes to diet and weight loss. However, it has been given a bad reputation due to a miscommunication of its definition. Fasting is defined as abstaining from any food or drink for a specific period. It has also been part of many religions such as Ramadan. In other words, fasting can be flipped ...
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Electrolytes- Are They as Important as the Hype?

 What are electrolytes and why are they important? Electrolytes are an incredibly important factor in overall health. They are found throughout the body in the blood, urine, and sweat playing a vital role in fluid balance, heart health, and brain function. Electrolytes are present in many different kinds of food, so it is very attainable to me...
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The Way to Overcome Adversity: The Power of a Positive Mindset

The Benefits of a Positive Mindset Life happens. Throughout the phases of one's life, there will be times where events will unexpectedly happen. Whether it is good or bad, one's mindset is crucial to overcome it all. The human mind is a very powerful tool. Multiple emotions, thought processes, and memories are created and remembered throughout the ...
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