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Posts by Dr. Michael Davis

Avoid Alzheimer’s + Fuel Up With the Best

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Have you ever heard of Alzheimer’s disease? Have you heard of senile dementia? Perhaps you have a family history of these problems and you hope to avoid them in your golden years. An ounce of cure is worth a pound of cure! The ICT Protocol is something you can do now to reduce the likelihood…

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Four Quick Meals for Friday

When Friday finally rolls around, it comes with a big sigh of relief. We made it through another busy work week complete with kid’s activities and all the extracurricular activities that consume daily life. I’ve talked about menu planning before with many patients which helps formulate a plan ahead of time and allows us to…

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The Chiropractic Cocktail Trick

After completing several rigorous semesters of anatomy, physiology, organic and biochemistry at chiropractic school, my fellow students and I were feeling very educated and a bit cocky in terms of our knowledge base. After all, we had survived some very hard classes and very demanding professors! The next semester I took a class on chiropractic…

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Paleo: Why You Should Give it a Try in 2018

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The Paleo Diet is becoming more and more popular with some people and also leaving people saying things like… “Oh, it’s just another fad.” “It’s too difficult to prepare simple and fast meals.” “There’s too much protein and fat to be healthy!” These are common beliefs about the Paleo Diet that simply are untrue and…

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Back Pain Due to Disc Problems: What Are the Causes and Possible Treatments?

Back pain from degenerative disc disease or disc herniation is caused by a combination of injury, a change in the biomechanics of the spine (postural problems) and accelerated degenerative processes. This leads to instability and inflammation/irritation. Instability leads to muscle guarding/stiffness, muscle fatigue and finally spasm. An inflamed disc reproduces pain internally, in vertebral bones…

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Hit Reset Before the New Year

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Ready to hit reset after the long holiday weekend? If you are anything like the typical American, Halloween is the beginning of your downward holiday weight gain spiral. The good news is you can make today the first day of your clean start. Instead of indulging at the endless Christmas/New Year’s parties, perhaps you might…

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7 Ways to Be Prepared for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is for cozy gatherings with friends and family. After all, this is the time of year when we celebrate the hard work and the closing of the year.  Typically, this is done with food around a festive table which can get a little excessive if we are not careful! My wife Christina and…

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The Science Behind the Ketogenic Diet

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You keep hearing about the Ketogenic Diet, but… what exactly is it? With so many different types of diets available, it’s difficult to keep track of what each one does, how it may (or may not) be beneficial to your health, fitness, and weight-loss efforts, and what it takes to follow the diet. Most people…

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7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself this Fall

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Can you smell it? Fall is in the air. The leaves are turning and a new season is definitely here. There’s nothing like a seasonal transition to make changes in your life. I’d love to share a handful of things you can think about on your wellness journey! Will you share what ones resonate the…

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New Beginnings

I am frequently asked the question “Why did you choose to be a chiropractor?”  In reflecting on these interactions, I frequently fall back on one of the following responses: Sometimes I focus on the Central Nervous System and how it is the master controller of coordinating all processes in the entire body.  Sometimes I talk…

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