VIDEO: Cholesterol: New Thinking, Old Ideas

VIDEO: Cholesterol: New Thinking, Old Ideas

Quick review of Cholesterol as part of our Facebook Live weekly video series.

VIDEO: Three Steps to not get flu

VIDEO: Three Steps to not get flu

I recorded this short video downtown St. Charles yesterday during the Spring weather. People were watching me wondering who I was talking too. Here are the three most important things to do to reduce your chance of getting the flu. The first 2 are basic the third one is my custom advice.

Share with your facebook timeline or on YouTube.  Thanks! Dr. A

VIDEO: PTH, Calcium and Vitamin D

VIDEO: PTH, Calcium and Vitamin D

Dr. Anderson reviews the basic physiology of PTH, calcium and Vitamin D. He discusses how high D can increase the calcium in the blood.

References:

  1. PTH and Calcium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parathyroid_hormone#Function
  2. Calcium and Body Functions: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002062.htm
  3. PTH and Absorption in Digestive System:

PTH and Bone Resorption

If your goal is to maximize your bone density then you need to know about parathyroid hormone (PTH).

PTH is either your best friend or worst enemy.  It is the final word on what happens to the calcium in your bones.

Knowing how PTH works with your bones is important especially when you are taking high levels of Vitamin D. Here is a nice excerpt of PTH’s role in bone cell function.

Enjoy!  –Dr. Anderson

Instrument Adjusting

Instrument Adjusting

By: Craig Anderson, D.C.

 

We offer a low force adjusting option that sometime is exactly what is needed.  The Activator uses the least amount of force to get fantastic movement improvement into the spine.

To learn more visit: activator.com

Dr. Anderson

An Introduction to Wind-Up

An Introduction to Wind-Up

By: Craig Anderson, D.C.

Every once in a while I like to lift the veil of health sciences and talk about something you probably have never heard of.  In this post, we’ll look at a neurological phenomenon that occurs in the spinal cord and Brain called wind-up.

Wind-up is a state of our nervous system where small stimulus (or no stimulus at all) can cause effects like irritability, anxiety and pain.

Without enough inhibition signals to the nerves, things can get out of control.  My work as a doctor of chiropractic involves daily helping patients that have this heightened response to stimuli.  Bad chemistry, eating a lot of garbage, taking strong medications and excessive worry are all causes of wind-up.

You can reduce wind-up with deep breathing, meditation, exercise and (of particular interest to me) a chiropractic adjustment.  An adjustment causes a blast of inhibition into the spinal cord.  This is one of the reason patients can feel an immediate reduction of pain after an adjustment.

If you would like to dig deeper and learn more about wind-up, review our archives.

Stay cool. – Dr. Anderson