January 26, 2021

We've got a lot of different advice and mandates and recommendations and information coming at us from all sorts of directions. So, instead of trying to wade through all this new stuff, I just wanted to bring you back to some basics: how do we keep our kids healthy? Really, there's nothing more important in the world to me than that, so I wanted to share some of the advice that we use at... Read more

September 14, 2018

Aching muscles, lower back pain, frequent headaches… Sound all too familiar? It could be time to see a professional. 80% of the population experiences lower back pain. Most men will admit to having low back pain as early as in their teens and 20’s. Honestly, most men are pretty rough on their bodies. Yet, it’s not uncommon for women to suffer from back pain as early as their 30’s. Chalk it up to bearing children, caring for our families, inactive lifestyle and maintaining a work-life balance. There’s no reason to suffer in silence when you can use chiropractic care to... Read more

August 27, 2018

We know that the strain of pregnancy and carrying a child can put some serious strain on your back! After all, your body undergoes some serious rearranging to make space for that little baby! If you’re like most women, you’ve likely experienced some level of back pain over the course of your pregnancy. What if you already had poor posture, scoliosis or were overweight before you became pregnant? This pain may be even more challenging to deal with. Usually, this pain is caused by a sudden surge in your hormones, a forward-tilted center of gravity, a change in your posture... Read more

August 18, 2018

While parenting styles differ, one thing all parents can agree on is this: we want healthy kids! After more than ten years working with families to achieve this goal, I’ve found these five tips to be most impactful in successfully accomplishing this mission. #1: Routines, Habits and Mindset Routines and habits are great for everyone. Kids especially find comfort and confidence in knowing what to expect, and what’s expected of them. In our house, each evening we recap the day talking about what we enjoyed most – and what we’re looking forward to tomorrow. Often, this conversation takes place over... Read more

August 09, 2018

When you have suffered a personal injury and have been harmed from a car accident, slip and fall accident, or other type of accident, it’s important to get both the legal and medical help you need. A personal injury lawyer Washington D.C. residents frequently turn to can help resolve any legal questions you may have. However, it’s important to take care of your physical needs as well. Chiropractic care may be an attractive way for injury sufferers to experience overall healing and pain relief from their injuries. A chiropractor may assess your injuries in the initial visit, help outline a... Read more

July 02, 2018

I don’t know how it happened! I’ve had the bulk of this Father’s Day blog written for the entire month of June and suddenly realized that I’ve missed the boat. Well, to be honest, I’m not sorry. I filled my month of June making myself more available to the kids, to the Life Refined Grand Opening prep/execution and my darling wife Staci. Who would ever regret that? In the meantime, the boys had their last day of school, I helped out at the St. Simon festival, our Grand Opening was a huge success despite a monsoon, Trent won his first... Read more

May 21, 2018

No question, breastmilk is best. But in those situations where that’s not an option, families still need advice on how to choose a formula that will be the next-best option for their child. After all, we all want healthy kids, right? I’ve done a lot of research to be able to most effectively provide recommendations for patients over the years, and compiled what I’ve found in a summary. This article will show you the important things to look for, and what to stay away from when choosing the best formula for your child. Get It Now... Read more

April 23, 2018

Wait! I bet you think you know where I’m going with his, but let me answer this with another question. “What’s your goal for getting checked and adjusted by your Chiropractor?” I don’t even remember why my Dad took me to the Chiropractor when I was young. Dr. Phil Gilbert in Huntingburg, IN routinely took care of my hard working father, but somehow I ended up on his table getting checked somewhere around the age of 8 or 9. I went along a few times a year after that and always enjoyed the experience. By the time I was in... Read more

April 19, 2018

Did you know that chiropractic care can help children who have an upset digestive system? As Dr. Staci says, “It’s quite normal for children who have digestive issues to pass a large bowel movement after being adjusted.” In addition to this great chiropractic fact, I have a story about Dr. Staci’s daughter. As Dr. Nate and his boys pull out of the garage to head to school, I hear some fussing coming from upstairs. It is 7:20 a.m. which is a little early compared to when Milah normally wakes up but I don’t find it unusual. I walk over to... Read more

April 02, 2018

You MUST be kidding me! People are choosing their healthcare professionals simply by which one is closest? In my last blog, We Let It ALL Go, I shared the reasoning behind Dr. Staci and I starting all over again in a new practice. In doing so, I’m researching what type of advertising works in today’s world. Turns out no one uses a phone book anymore! What they are doing is asking Alexa, Siri or their phone for a “Chiropractor near me.” I get it. Last weekend I was on a ride toward Ohio and asked for a “coffee shop near... Read more

March 13, 2018

For much of my adult life, I have had a passion and interest in fitness. Now don’t get me wrong, I am no elite athlete, but I have always found enjoyment in letting go of the stresses of life through exercise. Whether it be going on a run on the trail near my home, lifting weights, interval training or even dance classes – you won’t see me say no to the chance to break a sweat. Imagine my excitement when I met a man who shared my passion for health and fitness. “I have hit the jackpot!” I thought to... Read more

March 12, 2018

Imagine. You’re relaxed, lying on the adjusting table and ready to receive an adjustment you know will improve your day. In the background, you hear a loud and happy voice projecting more loudly than the baby’s age would initially make you believe possible. That’s Milah! We call her our “little lion,” as she’s just recently found her voice and loves to use it. She’s never been a crier – but it does appear as though she, too, will be a public speaker one day, and she’s already practicing her skill. “Why is there a baby in the office?” you might... Read more

March 10, 2018

As you roll over to the edge of the bed, you glance at the clock. It reads 7:48 am. “Okay, I have 12 more minutes until my alarm.” You ponder and roll back over. Suddenly, it dawns on you that you’re supposed to wake up at 7:00 am not 8:00 am. You leap out of bed in a frenzy and your mood drops lower as each little hiccup occurs throughout the rest of the day. I once read a quote that stated, “What consumes your mind, controls your life.” It’s rough when your alarm doesn’t go off on time and... Read more

March 10, 2018

Look, I’m not going to tell you this is easier a second time around, but I am in a much better position today than I was 15 years ago. I’m opening a Chiropractic office, from scratch, again. Whether it’s a new practice member, a business colleague, or my family, everyone’s face is the same when they realize that I’m not moving my former busy practice to a new location – I’ve completely let it go and am starting over! If you are a parent, you know how it feels to see success in something you’ve created. It’s a feeling that... Read more

January 12, 2018

There can be many reasons why a woman might find herself struggling with fertility concerns. Each woman’s story is a bit different - but our approach is universal. Our goal is to assess the neurological system, and if we find deficiencies in how the brain is communicating to the reproductive organs (or any other part of the body, for that matter), establish a plan of care of chiropractic care aimed at restoring normal function. Chiropractic care is not a treatment for infertility, but rather an approach to reduce interference to the body’s natural ability to heal and regulate. We also... Read more

January 09, 2018

“I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench was not. Why? What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped?” -DD Palmer, DC (when asked how he discovered Chiropractic) Our middle son, Drake, came home from school early the last day before Christmas. As I picked him up the school nurse commented that she knew something was up because Drake never complains and doesn’t ever seem to be sick. I gave my... Read more

January 06, 2018

Colic / Reflux As a 3rd time father, I know what it’s like to have a fussy child. Even though Milah, our newest, is a dream, I am currently wearing her to keep her happy as I create this blog. I, on the other hand, wasn’t soothed with anything my mom knew to do as an infant. As she tells it, at one point, she feared the neighbors were going to call CPS because the screaming child must be being neglected. I’ve seen the face of mothers who, like my own, were at their wits end before someone told them... Read more

January 04, 2018

Ask most any parent about ear infections, and you will most likely hear one horror story after another. Ear infection (otitis media), is one of the most common reason for visits to the pediatrician’s office. It is estimated that over 30 million visits are made every year in an attempt to deal with this problem alone! The most common symptoms of an ear infection include earache, a feeling of pressure, and perhaps difficulty hearing due to increased amounts of fluid. Teething often produces similar symptoms, even though no infection might actually be present. Antibiotics? Historically, the ‘treatment’ for ear infections... Read more

December 29, 2017

It’s scary to think about how many times I’ve heard a practice member tell me, “it’s just a normal headache….” Stop right there! Why would anyone think that a headache is normal?! I found myself in that situation in college, though. I had headaches so frequently – often for weeks on end, that I started to think they were just a normal part of daily life. In fact, I think there were periods of time that I forgot what it felt like not to have a headache. This is what lead me to a chiropractic office for the first time!... Read more

December 20, 2017

There are countless ways a woman’s body changes through pregnancy. One of the most obvious changes is that of a woman’s posture. I remember the day my husband said to me “ooh, you started walking like a pregnant woman today!” As a chiropractor, you’d think I would have noticed as I slowly started standing and walking differently. I didn’t – all of a sudden one day, it just magically seemed to show up! Like every other woman out there, as my baby grew, the rest of my body made necessary modifications and compensations to keep everything in balance. Well –... Read more

January 25, 2013

I've been studying Chiropractic everyday for the last 14 years. I’ve got the pathways between the brain and the body that control internal organ function down cold. Ask me about how the reduction of proper spinal motion leads us to the fight/flight response creating high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, diabetes and increased cancers and I can share for hours. I have in my possession functional MRI studies that demonstrate increased brain efficiency immediately subsequent to a single adjustment. I can cite studies that illustrate increased immune response as well as increased serum thiol levels (responsible for DNA repair and longevity)... Read more

November 28, 2012

That’s certainly not something that you would expect to hear from my mouth regardless of the occasion. But last week, I found myself with a knitted brow and confused as to why I was having these cravings. For 12 consecutive days I found my bedtime matching the boys, around 8pm and sleeping until 6am instead of getting up for my usual 5am workout. Each day at lunch, I would needed a solid 60 minute power nap, unheard of for someone who typically needs complete refreshment from a 15-20 afternoon snooze. Who was this guy and what had he done with... Read more

September 04, 2012

Trent is 3 years and a few months old now, the same age that I was when Cole was born. Drake is just over a year old and, often to Trent’s dismay, wants to emulate everything his older brother does. We were discussing this fact over the weekend with another family, who had similar aged children, which we met on one of our Labor Day Weekend adventures - this one to the Train Museum in Noblesville. The other mother says “when Lee (her older boy) wants water, the younger wants water too. And that’s alright until Lee is eating something... Read more

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