Monday, July 17, 2017

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Towards the back of our office, hiding behind a door, sits a hidden gem with the power to heal . We like to call it our “little magic wand.” Our Class IV Lite Cure Deep Tissue Laser Therapy provides almost instant relief and improvement.
What is High Power Deep Tissue Laser Therapy? Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. Most therapy lasers on the market today have a power range from 5mw to 500mw, making them a cold laser. Our laser will emit a power range from 1000mw to 10,000mw, making this a high-power heat deep tissue laser that can put an end to your pain!
Here at Wise Chiropractic we have seen and experienced for ourselves the healing power of our laser. We have even had patients refer to their post laser experience as “a miracle.” We have seen open wounds heal within 2 weeks time, bruises fade after 4 treatments, range of motion drastically increased after 1 treatment alone!
When you come into the office for a laser treatment, you will be taken into a private room with one of our Certified LiteForce Deep Tissue Therapists. The therapist will go through a series of questions in regards to activities of daily living ,pain-scale review, and range of motion tests to better understand where the pain is stemming from and increase our success rate.
Both parties will then put on safety goggles and begin with the treatment. The laser is a non-invasive pain free therapy. The laser should be warm, NEVER hot. Patients have said the laser “feels like the sun is kissing my skin.” Treatments last between 2 1/2 minutes – 10 minutes and can have lifelong results.
If you are looking for an alternative to prescription medicine or surgery, laser therapy is a great tool for you!

Friday, June 2, 2017

WISE CHIROPRACTIC PARTICIPATES IN RED NOSE DAY!


If you came into the office this past Thursday, you may have noticed us running around wearing the silly red noses. NO this isn’t the latest fashion trend, and while it may seem a bit silly we promise its for a good cause.
May 25th is also known as Red Nose DayRed Nose Day is all about having fun while raising money and awareness to help kids in need. The money raised during Red Nose Day “supports projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy, educated, and empowered. Red Nose Day funds programs in all 50 states and in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa.”
We encourage anyone and everyone to donate to this wonderful project. Even if its just $1! And I know you are probably thinking to yourself “What would $1 even do?” Here’s what $1 can do:
$1 can provide ELEVEN meals for hungry children through Feeding America food banks. – Source: Feeding America
To learn more about Red Nose Day and what you can do to help raise awareness please visit: www.rednoseday.org
SOURCE: HTTPS://REDNOSEDAY.ORG/OUR-IMPACT

Thursday, June 1, 2017

HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A SPORTING EVENT AND WONDERED WHY THE ATHLETES WERE WEARING TAPE ON THEIR MUSCLES?

When we think of tape and its purpose one of the main things we think about is how it holds things together and keeps them from falling apart. Similar to regular household tape kinesiology tape is engineered to help provide support and stability to muscles and joints while facilitating the body’s natural healing process, without restricting the body’s range of motion. Not only does kinesiology tape provide the support you need, but also helps rehabilitate the affected area.
According to KINESIO® kinesiology tape also has the ability to do the following:
  • re-educate the neuromuscular system
  • reduce pain and inflammation
  • optimize performance
  • prevent injury
  • promote good circulation and healing
  • assist in returning the body to homeostasis
  • accelerate blood flow
  • increase oxygen available to the muscles, which reduces fatigue
  • promotes lymph drainage to remove toxins
The combination of these effects are very powerful and allows athletes to play and train harder for longer periods of time. Here at Wise Chiropractic we offer and highly recommend kinesiology tape to any patient young or old. Ask us about it at your next visit!





IF YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TAPE AND HOW IT COULD HELP YOU HEAD OVER TO: WWW.KINESIOTAPING.COM
SOURCES: “WHAT IS KINESIO TAPE?” KINESIO TAPE. N.P., N.D. WEB. 24 MAY 2017. <HTTPS://KINESIOTAPING.COM/ABOUT/WHAT-IS-KINESIO-TAPE/&GT

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

COMMUNITY CORNER – BRIGADEIRO MOUNT DORA BJJ/MMA ACADEMY

Earlier this month we had the wonderful opportunity to participate in Brigadeiro Mount Dora BJJ’s Grand Opening Event.  David and Annie Iturrino are loyal patients and friends of Wise Chiropractic, they own the “only family owned, Christian based Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA Academy in the Golden Triangle area of Lake County.” In addition to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA classes the academy offers yoga lessons. The local academy offers classes for all ages, men, women and children.
We were so excited to be able to share this special day with them! If you’d like to learn more about their academy and all they do for our community, click the link below!



Monday, April 24, 2017

Hydration Station



The adult human body is made up of 60% water. Can you say WOW? Sixty Percent! Studies have shown that the amount of water we drink has a major effect on our energy level, brain function, and even our appearance. For our body to function to its maximum potential we should be consuming between 8 – 10 glasses of water per day. It’s crazy to think that something as simple as drinking a few glasses of water a day can have all of these effects on our body, and more. Can you believe that 2/3 of American’s don’t drink enough water? Our body NEEDS water, and while the idea of staying hydrated sounds like a simple one, for some of us its a HARD thing to do!  Today, we are going to share with you a few of our favorite tips on how we have successfully increased our water intake and how we plan on staying hydrated during this upcoming blazing HOT Florida summer!  One of our goals at Wise Chiropractic, is to instill healthy habits in our patients, and what better way than to start by drinking more water?

TIPS

Don’t wait until you are thirsty, you may already be dehydrated! Drink ALL Day.
Buy a super cool water bottle that will help keep you motivated and wanting to drink, drink, drink! (They even sell marked water bottles with either ounces or hours to help you attain your goal.)
Keep water nearby!
Drink and extra glass or water for every glass of juice, or can of soda or alcohol.  If you’re having a hard time adding that extra glass try diluting your drink of choice with ice or water until you can add in that extra glass. 😉 
 TRICKS
While drinking water may not be as flavorful as having a glass of sugary juice or fizzy can of soda, we have a few fun and simple ways to spruce it up!
Add some fruit, honey, and herbs. This is the best and most natural way to add flavor to your water. Adding fruit to your water can not only help with hydration but with a number of other health benefits. A few of our favorites are listed in the bullets below:
  • Cucumber + Lemon – Hydration
  • Orange + Lime + Lemon – Immune Defense
  • Honey + Lemon – Sore throat, Cough, and Infection
  • Cucumber + Mint – Digestion, Headaches, Hydration, and Detox
  • Strawberry + Mint – Digestion and Detox
  • Cucumber + Lemon + Lime – Bloating, Digestion, and Hydration
Add some essential oils. This is the next best way to get that fruity flavor into your water without all the extra unnecessary sugar. (Be sure you use a glass or steel water bottle. If you use a plastic water bottle you will quickly find out that is NOT the way to go as it will eat right through the bottle and spill everywhere! Trust us .. we learned the hard way.) Our favorites are listed below:
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Lime
Add some flavor drops. If you choose to go this route, be sure to watch out for the preservatives, artificial colors and sweeteners.
Don’t forget that plain ‘ole water is always best, but flavored water is better than no water! Leave us a comment below and share with us your favorite tips and tricks that help you stay healthy and hydrated. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Chia Seed Benefits

     
    Oh, those  little squishy pearls of greatness, Chia Seeds, are acclaimed as a superfood. "Chia" means strength. Chia seeds are so beneficial due to being rich in Fiber, Omega-3 fats, Protein, and Vitamins. Some of the top Chia seed benefits are:
  • Skin & Aging: The Chia Seed is one of nature's richest antioxidant. Antioxidants speed up the skin's repair system and prevent further damage.
  • Digestive Health: Chia is super high in Fiber. One serving can provide the recommended fiber intake for the day, according to the American Dietetic AssociationBeing high in dietary fiber helps promote bowel regularity and healthy stool.
  • Help Treat Diabetes: Chia Seeds help prevent metabolic disorders like dyslipidemia (excessive fat in the blood), balance blood sugar levels, and insulin resistance. 
  • Heart Health: Chia Seeds are able to reverse inflammation, lower blood pressure, and regulate cholesterol. 
  • Boost your Energy and Metabolism: By adding Chia Seeds to your diet you can help to boost your metabolism and burn belly fat too!
  • Stronger Bones: Just one ounce of Chia Seeds has %18 of the recommended daily amount of Calcium. Chia also has boran which is another essential nutrient for bone health. The seed is great for people who don't eat dairy.
  • Builds Muscle and Weight Loss: Chia Seeds also rank among the top plant based sources of protein. This is a great reason to consume this super seed when trying to put on muscle and burn fat.
  • Dental Health: With the seeds being packed with Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, and Zinc, Chia Seeds, are a top food to help your teeth!
  • Gluten-Free: Chia contains no gluten or grains!
     Chia Seeds are an unprocessed, whole grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seed (unlike flaxseeds). There is nothing more fun than introducing a new texture to your favorite foods. The mild nutty flavor makes the Chia Seeds easy to add to foods or beverages. For Example, you can add Chia Seeds to your yogurt, sprinkle it on your cereal or vegetables, they can even replace eggs in most baking recipes.

     Our favorite way to add chia seeds to our day is to make a chia-pudding! Just add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 1 cup of your favorite milk, such as almond milk or coconut milk. Then sprinkle in fresh fruit like pineapple or mango, and allow to gel for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Then you have a delicious-and tropical-pudding containing all of the health benefits of chia seeds! 





Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11 Ways to Avoid Overeating on Thanksgiving



1. Don’t Skip Breakfast or Lunch: Be sure to make eating a healthy breakfast part of your Thanksgiving eating plan. Skipping breakfast not only slows down your metabolism — something you definitely don’t want to do before a big meal — but it can also lead to eating more calories later in the day. If your meal isn’t starting until your usual dinner time, fasting the entire day will leave you ravenous. Eat solid yet light meals so your feast isn’t the first bite of food in the day.


2. Don’t Eat too Much too Soon: Research suggests we can consume as many as 1200+ calories before we even sit down to eat our Thanksgiving meal. To avoid this, be mindful of how much you eat before you sit down to the meal – that includes appetizers, taste-testing, and drinking. Have a bowl of raw carrots in the kitchen and save all your taste-testing for when you sit down to enjoy a beautiful meal, and if you’re enjoying wine try to stick to one glass before the dinner actually starts.

3. Sign-up for your local Turkey Trot: If you go up for fourths, drink a bottle of wine, and pass on the veggies, that 3,500 calorie Thanksgiving meal might happen, you might want to get moving to start burning it off! Here’s how long would it take to burn 3,500 calories:

      • 6 hours at 5 mph on a treadmill
      • 5 hours of swimming
      • 8-9 hours of cycling

4. Stick to Veggies for Appetizers: Thanksgiving typically tends to be a grazing event. Folks arrive leisurely, the game goes into over-time, turkeys are unpredictable. Skip the fatty, cheesy appetizers and stick with the crudités. Raw vegetables are not only low in calories, they are high in fiber, which will help you detox after your big meal. If the veggies are accompanied by a creamy dip, just go easy on the sauce.

5. Drink More: No, not wine, water! Remember that liquid calories count toward your total caloric intake for the day. If you’re attending an all-day event, go easy on the alcohol. If you plan to enjoy a glass or two of wine it’s important to drink a glass of water in between each glass so you don’t find yourself four glasses in midway through dinner. Drinking adequate water throughout the meal can also help you feel satisfied sooner. We often mistake thirst for hunger, so make sure you drink enough fluids throughout the day to not only help keep you hydrated, but also to save you calories.

6. Chat it Up: One easy way to slow down and enjoy your meal is to talk to your neighbors. Thanksgiving is all about friends and family so take the time to catch up with your loved ones.

7. Tasting Menu: If you’re the type of eater that needs to try every dish on the table, use the Pop-sugar spoon rule: simply take a tablespoonful of each dish. This way your palate and curiosity will be satisfied, but your belly will not suffer. Find the couple of foods that you enjoy the most and focus on eating those. You can eat boring mashed potatoes any day of the year.

8. Keep a Bit of Food on Your Plate: Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs – it happens. But don’t feel compelled to finish everything on your plate. Take a breather. If you’re done, stop. The clean plate club isn’t as fun over the age of eight.

9. Skip the Seconds: Yes, we know many of you love to go back for seconds or thirds or fourths (we do, too), but do your best to take what you really want the first round to avoid going back up for more platefuls of food. Those extra platefuls of food can leave you feeling guilty and overloaded later– all of which are unnecessary negative feelings; so do your best to savor your plate the first time around. If you do end up going back for seconds because the food is just too good, aim for small servings because all you probably want is one more taste anyway!

10. Have a Piece of Pie, But Just One: Apple, pecan, pumpkin — no Thanksgiving meal is complete without a taste of pie, but you don’t need a piece of each kind. Grab a slice and savor each bite. This is not the last time you will experience the deliciousness of pie so don’t overdo it.

11. Leftovers: Arguably the best part of Thanksgiving are the leftovers. Remind yourself that you will see this food again, most likely the following day so no need to cram every last bite of sweet potato with marshmallows in. Turkey is great hot or cold and all the fixings reheat nicely. Just be sure to toss the pie after a day or two – no need to keep the sweet temptation around for too long.