The first few links will guide you to our beginner stretches, they are a series of simple stretches that will help you get the joints moving and relieve some of the pain your feeling. Don't get too wild and overdo it yet.
Further down you will see links on diet and exercise with a few links to the guys I go to for health tips. I recommend you check out their websites and explore the most current research on health and wellness. You're only one meal, one workout away from getting back on track.
The link above will take you to our home stretches and exercise pdf, the blue links below will guide you to different products we recommend.
Foam rollers are a great way to give your spine a little TLC in between your adjustments. They come in a hard foam rubber or you can opt for a softer foam roller from Go Fit.
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that you attach to your skin. These electrical impulses block or reduce the transmission of pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. The same electrical impulses also stimulate the body to produce natural pain relievers called endorphins.
Plantar Fasciitis Stretch
Here's a simple stretch that can help resolve heal pain. A tight hamstring and calf will pull on the heal bone and cause pain and swelling over time.
The above link will take you to a great video on how to stretch out your shoulder capsule. Over time small tears in the shoulder capsule will turn into big problems that can limit your range of motion. Start out slow and work your way up to full rotation over time. Shoulders can take 2-3 months to heal up so keep after it.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
The key observation with BPPV is that dizziness is triggered by lying down or rolling over in bed. It is not associated with sitting to standing or getting up.
Diet & Exercise
The most common question is, where should I start? Here are a few link to get you going, find one that you like and dive in as there is a lot to learn. Shoot me an email if you have questions, we are here to help.
www.terrywahls.com The #1 sources for everything related to M.S.
Below is a link to our Wellevate Page, a discounted online dispensary for vitamins and minerals. I believe we should all be taking Vitamin D with K2, a good B-Complex with trace minerals, a good Omega 3 fish oil, and increase the salt in our diet (see article below on salt). The products with a heart next to them are the ones I recommend or take.
Articles and Videos
Mamas And Mamas to Be by Lily Nichols RDN
From recommendations on macronutrients, supplements, salt, foods to avoid, gestational diabetes (and so much more), an astonishing amount of what you’ve been told about pregnancy nutrition is not backed by current research. We can do better.
Why You're Wired to Eat: It's Not Your Fault (why it's hard to lose weight)
You are programed to eat a certain why, food manufactures have unlocked this program to make their food hyperpalatable and addictive. Once you understand the "why" you can formulate a better game plan to reach your goals.
Today I’ll present both sides of the argument: pro-salt and anti-salt. Then you can decide which side makes more sense. This is called thinking for yourself. I highly recommend it! Robb Wolf
Electrolyte Imbalance: Symptoms & How to Fix It
Short-Term Effects of Electrolyte Imbalance : Muscle cramps, Anxiety, Headaches, Insomnia, Flu-like symptoms, Exhaustion, Digestive issues, Brain fog, & Dizziness.
The FDA's (Mis)Guidance on Sodium
If low sodium diets were good for your heart, you would see it in the data.
The Diet-Heart Myth: Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Are Not the Enemy
Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions in medicine. We’ve learned a tremendous amount about what causes heart disease over the past decade, but the medical establishment is still operating on outdated science from 40-50 years ago.
Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: Why the Difference Matters
All too often, when patients claim to react poorly to certain foods but labs don’t show an allergy, their concerns are dismissed and they’re told, “It’s all in your head.” You may have a food sensitivity.
Got Allergies? Your Microbes Could Be Responsible
Read on to learn how disruption of your resident microbes might be associated with your allergies, and learn what steps you can take to alleviate your worst symptoms.
Your Guts Role in Autoimmune Diseases
New research suggests that supporting our gut microbiome may help prevent (and even treat?) autoimmune disease. Small changes in your diet can produce big changes in your health and wellness.
Gluten & Thyroid Disorders
Is Gluten to Blame for Your Thyroid Condition?