3 Telltale Signs That You're a Crappy Pooper

3 Telltale Signs That You're a Crappy Pooper

Gut health has been a hot topic in medicine the last several years. As we continue to better understand the importance of the gut brain connection and what to do to heal, we are learning more about the symptoms. Irregular bowels may not be the most fun topic, but they shed a lot of light into what is going on inside. Below are 3 key signs you’re a crappy pooper, and what to do to get back on track!

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8 Simple Tips for Staying On Track While Eating Out

8 Simple Tips for Staying On Track While Eating Out

Guest Blog from Michael Krug. See Original Post HERE

Eating out is one of those things in life that seems to be a win in many categories. The ambiance, delicious new dishes, being with friends and family, and having others serve and clean up afterwards all adds up for an experience that seems tough to top. However, there is a side of eating out that often goes unnoticed - nutrition. Most of us know that when we eat out, the food is not going to serve us in the best way. What we don’t consider, though, is all of the “added stuff,” and how that can impact our progress towards our health related goals. Below are 8 simple tips for staying on track while eating out.

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Chiropractic will NEVER do this…

Chiropractic will NEVER do this…

Sometimes when we engage in a healing experience, there can be a perception that everything “stressful” will simply wash away. Whether it be chiropractic care, acupuncture, a healing retreat in Mexico, Shamanic Medicine, massage, etc., these types of services often times portray the message, “Engage with “xyz service” and ALL your worries will wash away.” Yes you can feel more relaxed, but this message goes way deeper...

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Life Lesson: How to Make Choices (Guest Blog from Paul Boehnke)

Life Lesson: How to Make Choices (Guest Blog from Paul Boehnke)

I awoke multiple times that night. Always with an uneasy feeling. The last time I woke up it was 4:00 am. I could tell more sleep for this night was not in the offing. I was obsessively ruminating about a choice I had to make that day. A choice that triggered all sorts of patterns for me. Patterns around making the “best” choice (as if there was one). Patterns around responsibility, uncertainty, judgment, money.

Why is it some decisions are so easy and others so difficult?

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Are you lucky? Or are you ALIGNED?

Are you lucky? Or are you ALIGNED?

As you may know, my fiancé and I are just days away from traveling to the green landscape of Ireland. And it got me thinking about LUCK versus ALIGNMENT. 

We all know those people in our life who we claim to be "lucky." They win raffle prizes all the time, find the perfect parking space at the exact right moment, manifest dreams into reality often, etc. Some may call it LUCK...but I'm going to challenge you this week on that belief.

Perhaps it's more than just luck. Perhaps it's conscious intention and focus on a desired outcome. Perhaps it's mental, emotional, and energetic awareness on a dream they are intending and acting on into reality. 

See, the brain LOVES creating consistency between our internal experience and our outer world. When our thoughts and emotions are out of alignment with our physical reality, our nervous system experiences what we call cognitive dissonance. This can be both serving AND sabotaging if our actions and/or beliefs don't change. 

Supported by neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza's work on the placebo, the mind, and healing, this dissonance within the mind if not acknowledged becomes physical tension and misalignment within the body. These misalignments within our spine, body, and nervous system can lead to a myriad of symptoms including high blood pressure, fatigue, indigestion, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, trouble sleeping, brain fog, headaches, low energy, chronic pain, and even mental/emotional imbalances including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. 

So with all this being said, consider that people we perceive as "lucky" in elements of life (health, finances, family, relationships, etc.) are more than just, well, lucky. Consider they are truly aligned not only within their physical body, but with their beliefs, thoughts, actions, mindset, emotions, and spiritual self.

How are you staying in alignment this spring? Comment below AND share this blog with someone you know you could use some more alignment strategies this season. 

Yours in health and alignment,

Dr. Mel

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You Know Your ABC's... What about (Vitamin) D?

You Know Your ABC's... What about (Vitamin) D?

Winter in Minnesota is full of snow, ice, cold temperatures, slow traffic, short days, long nights; you get the picture. On the flip side, one thing Minnesota winters often lack is sunshine. Besides energy, warmth, and light for visibility, sunshine provides us with vitamin D, one of the most important nutrients AND hormones for bodily function. The majority of us are deficient in Vitamin D, and the effects, though subtle, can be devastating. In this article, we will explore what Vitamin D is, why it is so important, and how to make sure you are getting adequate amounts year-round.

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