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“What Are You Lookin At?”


All right! Looks like the summer season is finally over and, with it, our summer blog series “Dr. Doug’s Top 10.” I hope you enjoyed reviewing it as much as I enjoyed pulling it together. Typically, I blog about chiropractic and health topics that I find helpful personally and for patients, as well as health and wellness items that I want to learn more about. 

This fall, we are going to take a different approach and see what you might be interested in and already looking up online, and then filtering it through the chiropractic lens.

Becker’s Hospital Review posted a list of the top Googled healthcare conditions by state for 2018, ranging from opioids to anorexia. Indiana’s top Googled healthcare condition is ADHD, by the way. It was fascinating to see how diverse the list was and how different states could be from one another.

Let’s Focus On a Few!


There’s actually quite a number of different items spread out over the 50 states, but I have narrowed it down to eleven for this series. I picked a few that I had never heard of (quarter-life crisis in Connecticut), some that I already had some background in (ADHD in a number of states), and some that hit us all especially in the winter (pneumonia in Alabama, ear infection in North Dakota). I left a number off because chiropractic was unlikely to have a direct impact on them.

The format will loosely be:

  1.  Background on the topic
  2. How chiropractic may affect it
  3. Broader look at health and wellness approaches (exercise, nutrition, etc.)

 

It’s All About Perspective


I turned 55 this year and, while I can’t say I have flocks of young people seeking me out for great pearls of wisdom, I do believe I have learned at least a few things, one of which is: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet! It’s always good to get several perspectives on a topic before forming an opinion, especially one that has such a high impact value like your health.

It is my intention in this series to look at some of the things that concern us most, regarding our health, and see how we might be able to encourage the natural abilities of our bodies to heal and stay well. I hope you enjoy it!

Next week, we will start with Alabama and pneumonia!

Yours in Health,

Care Chiropractic
Lafayette, Indiana

By Dr. Doug Williams
October 09, 2019
Category: Top 10

This is the last of our summer series on ten of my favorite posts over the years (I only ended a week late!). This week’s review post is on the importance of getting out and moving, no matter where you find yourself in life. This one has been hard for me, as I have been dealing with a chronic knee injury over the last twelve months that has really only started showing substantial improvement in the last four weeks. I am hopeful that I can sign up for some spring running races – something I was unable to do in all of 2019.

The lay-off has forced me to look for different avenues to stay moving and to get outside in different ways than I am used to. Still, every time I move beyond just the daily requirements of life, I am rewarded. God brings us into this world, moving and wiggling, and I believe one of the ways we experience life best is when we are as active as our frame will allow. It is good for the brain, body and soul. Consider this very basic, fundamental, yet critical, gift in life and see where you can add in a little more this week!

Read Dr. Doug's Post: Let's Get Moving

 

Yours in Health,

Care Chiropractic
Lafayette, Indiana

Dr. Doug’s Top 10: Mentally Activating Your Nervous System

This week’s “Best Of” is on how to get your frontal lobes and autonomic nerve system fired up. In this post, you’ll find some practical approaches to keeping your mind sharp and your stress down – two pretty important things to focus on, as we start into the holiday season and deep throes of winter (hey, don’t shoot the messenger!).

Read Dr. Doug's Post on Mentally Activating Your Nervous System

 

Yours in Health,

Care Chiropractic
Lafayette, Indiana

By Dr. Doug Williams
September 23, 2019
Category: Top 10

Dr. Doug's Top 10: Unplugging

A few weeks ago, we were in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and actually came across some areas with no cell service. Woot, woot!

The good news is: you don't actually have to drive all the way to the U.P. to turn off your phone or router at home. Read about all the benefits of leaving the tech behind for awhile in this post.

Read Dr. Doug's post on Unplugging


Yours in Health,

Care Chiropractic
Lafayette, Indiana

By Dr. Doug Williams
September 16, 2019
Category: Top 10

Dr. Doug’s Top 10: Vitamin D

Okay, everybody. Summer is almost over and I need to come off vacation! I have picked out the last four of the “Top 10 Best of” series and gotten them over to Emily, our very patient tech person, for updating and uploading.

This week’s “Best of” is on Vitamin D. We have already seen our first round of cold/flu for the year and it has been a doozy! Getting adequate levels of Vitamin D, both naturally (through sunlight) and as a supplement (especially October through March) can be one way to stay healthy as we go into fall and winter. Re-read this post to discover the benefits of adequate Vitamin D.

Read Dr. Doug's Post on Vitamin D


Yours in Health,

Care Chiropractic
Lafayette, Indiana





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