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


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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7 Ways to Be Prepared for the Holiday Season


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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Headache Testimonial My name is Sue and I am a long time patient of Dr. Michael Davis of Firm Foundation Chiropractic.  I am writing the following testimonial because of the amazing difference chiropractic adjustments has made in the quality of my life. About ten years ago, I developed bad headaches and very stiff muscles in…

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Do Chiropractors Cure Pain?

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Curing and Relieving Pain I frequently get asked the question, “How do chiropractors “cure” back or neck pain?” The short answer is chiropractors do not “cure” back or neck pain, but rather remove impediments to your body’s natural healing process which then allows your own body to heal itself. There are many causes of neck…

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Health Care…or Sick Care?

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   Health “Care” is a Misnomer! Western medicine is based on sickness management and covering up symptoms such as pain. Most insurance companies pay for disease treatment. They do not pay for procedures to keep people healthy (Preventative care). Neither insurance nor governmental programs cover…

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