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Dr. Galante On How the Media Treats Low Back Pain [Video]

Learn Dr. Anthony Galante's Thoughts on What the Media Says About Treating Low Back Pain

Recently, I came across an article on low back pain in the Lifestyle section of AOL. It was titled, “10 secret reasons for your back pain" by Reader's Digest author Alyssa Jung.

I read this article with curiosity to see how the media's message compared to the truth about back pain. After all, articles like this have the potential to affect the thought processes of millions of people.

The fact is 80% of people will have disabling low back pain at some point in their lives. And roughly 33% of all adults are currently suffering from low back pain. Furthermore, with the current opioid crisis, low back pain is a hot topic, and the media knows this.

So, let's take a look at this article and see if its take on low back pain lines up with reality.

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How Can I Tell if I Have Sciatica or Peripheral Neuropathy?

Learn how Peripheral Neuropathy Differs from Sciatica

We all want a good quality of life. Foremost on the list to have a good quality of life is your health. You can’t get much done if you are in constant pain, fatigued, lethargic, have poor sleep, and can hardly get through your days.

Chiropractic is an excellent tool to improve the quality of your life, even when numerous previous interventions have failed. A chiropractor in Algonquin, Algonquin Chiropractic, has treated thousands of patients from the Chicago area, treating such complex and difficult conditions like chronic lower back pain, herniated discs, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, leg pain and weakness, bulging discs, ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, sciatic nerve pain, lower back pain, and many other conditions.

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Making Time for Yoga Can Save You Time at Work

By: Anthony Galante

Dr. Galante, a Lake in the Hills chiropractor is Committed to Helping You!

We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

“Time is money.” A phrase most people have heard time and time again, especially when related to the workplace. Employers and employees alike are constantly pushing and pulling to make better use of their time in order to continue their successes. Through all the hustle and bustle, making time for yoga can often be overlooked or even seen as a WASTE of time, rather than a time saver itself.

But if our time racing the clock is broken up with aches and pains from sitting at a desk, or a constant swirling of chatter and stress in our minds, we end up wasting more time than we save. No amount of office supplies or technology can help a person be as productive as if they themselves are healthy mentally and physically.

Think about it this way… working harder, longer, faster may seem like the obvious route to productivity and success. But if that hard work is exhausting you to the point of physical pain or emotional instability, that also increases the amount of time you will need to recover in order to do it all again. Imagine feeling calm, clear minded, and strong consistently throughout the day rather than spending the first hour or so gulping down coffee trying to clear that morning fog, and spending the rest of the day running as fast as your mind and body can possibly go, with the distractions of physical and emotional stress, counting down the hours until you can crawl into bed.

That’s where yoga comes in. Making Time for Yoga Class by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

For the Body
The breathing practice of yoga, known as Pranayama brings more attention to how you breathe, slowing and deepening your breath and in turn reducing you resting heart rate and improving the flow of oxygen in the body.
Through a combination of postures (Asanas) yoga increases flexibility and strength, which can benefit not only the way we move, but the way we sit still (at a desk all day, for instance). Countless studies have shown that better posture leads to better work and better physical health. Keeping the body moving is also a great way to manage weight and in turn build self-esteem and self-love. Studies also show that certain asanas can reduce fatigue and increase the level of Cortisol in the body giving you a natural boost of energy.

For the Mind
Yoga requires presence and awareness in the way the breath and the body are moving. That attention and mindfulness isn’t something that is just left with a yoga practice, but something that filters into our entire day. Being able to quiet the mind of that constant chatter can lead to more focus on the task at hand, which in turn leads to higher productivity and better problem solving.

For the Spirit
As simply as it can be put, all of those benefits listed above make you feel good. When you feel happy and strong within yourself, you can find more peace in our work and positively move through daunting or challenging tasks with more patience and ease.

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Imagine arriving to work happy and energized and leaving with that same feeling. Waking up in the morning gets easier, tasks suddenly get completed more efficiently, and your relationship with yourself and others grow stronger. When you look at it that way, you don’t really have time NOT to fit some yoga in.

Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.

If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante, a Lake in the Hills chiropractor has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

Call 847-854-2000 for a consultation with a Chiropractor in Algonquin, Illinois!

Algonquin Chiropractic Center
2210 Huntington Drive North
Algonquin, Il 60102
847-854-2000
https://www.algchiro.com

Mention this article and receive $25 off your initial visit.

Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.

Metabolism Boosting Tips from an Algonquin IL Chiropractor

By: Anthony Galante

Dr. Galante is Committed to Helping You!
We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

A recent article in Time makes some excellent metabolism-boosting suggestions, and we will take a look at several metabolism boosting tips.

Chronic Inflammation
Chronic or silent low-level inflammation can stall your metabolism, which may result from food sensitivities, poor sleep, stress, and other lifestyle factors, especially our diets. The foods most likely to be pro-inflammatory are junk foods and highly processed foods, grains, foods high in sugar (especially fructose), and GMOs. Refer to www.deflame.com for a simple, easy to follow anti-inflammatory diet plan.

Whey Protein
According to Paul Arciero, a professor in the Health and Exercise Sciences Department at Skidmore College:
“Whey protein increases calorie burn and fat utilization, helps the body maintain muscle, and triggers the brain to feel full.”
When consumed shortly after a workout,(within 30-45 minutes) especially strength training, whey protein has been shown to exhibit significant thermogenic (meaning to increase metabolism, heat and fat burning) and muscle building effects. Other thermogenic foods include spices like black or red hot peppers, green tea, coconut oil, protein-rich foods and ginger.

Dysbiosis
Dysbiosis is the altered balance of healthy microorganisms in your gut, you may have heard of probiotics.
Research suggests there’s a connection between certain types of bacteria and body fat. Bacterial imbalance in your gut can produce an exaggerated inflammatory response, and toxic molecules produced by pathogenic bacteria may play a role in the development of chronic disease.
Consuming fermented foods can help restore balance to your gut flora, which is necessary for optimal metabolic function and body composition, as well as taking a high quality probiotic supplement with the proper strains of organism with the proper dose as well as good stability.

Green Tea
Green tea is arguably one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. Green tea has been shown to benefit your brain and heart, boost metabolism, and has anti-cancer properties.
According to research in Physiology & Behavior:
“Positive effects on body-weight management have been shown using green tea mixtures. A green tea-caffeine mixture improves weight maintenance through thermogenesis, fat oxidation, and sparing fat free mass… Taken together, these functional ingredients have the potential to produce significant effects on metabolic targets such as thermogenesis and fat oxidation.”

ExerciseMetabolism Boosting Tips from an Algonquin IL Chiropractor by Algonquin Chiropractic Center
Strength training (aka resistance training or weight training) is an excellent way to achieve increases in metabolism. Working your muscles is the key to firing up your metabolism—muscle contraction is the booster rocket of fat loss.
Cardiovascular training in the form of High Intensity Training will accelerate fat burning. During your cardio routine perform 3-7 sets of high intensity work (as fast as you can go) for 30-60 seconds, then fully recover and repeat.

Prolonged Sitting
Prolonged sitting will kill your metabolism. Stand or walk for at least 5-10 minutes per hour.

Other strategies
Other strategies for jump starting your metabolism include intermittent fasting, intermittent movement, and super-slow weight training.

These will Slow Your Metabolism
Eating refined carbohydrates, sugar, fatty foods (fried and processed foods, include healthy oils such as coconut, olive and flax oil in your diet), artificial sweetners, foods high in pesticides (buy organic or thouroughly wash produce), excessive alcohol, sedentary lifestyle and tobacco.

Diabetes follows “metabolic syndrome” which follows a slow metabolism, increasing your metabolism may prevent diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases that are rampant in our society.

If you do what everyone else does you will get what everyone else gets.

Be Well.

If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

Call for your consultation with an Algonquin IL Chiropractor  847-854-2000.

Mention this article and receive $25 off your initial visit.

Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.

20 Million Americans Suffer With Asthma- What Can You Do?

By: Dr. Anthony Galante

Did You Know…

EVERY DAY:
40,000 people miss school or work
5000 people go to the emergency room
11 people die
20 million Americans suffer with asthma
Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children
Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization for children
Asthma is the Number 1 reason for children to miss school.

Dr. Galante is Committed to Helping You!
We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. There are two mechanisms at work, inflammation in the airways and a narrowing of the airways due to bronchospasms (like small muscle spasms). Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.

Standard medical treatment is to treat the inflammation and narrowing with medications like inhaled corticosteroids and/or inhaled long-acting beta-agonists.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports regular use of inhaled corticosteroids reduces children’s growth rate. Along with decreased growth rates, corticosteroids adversely affect bone health. During the first year of use, research shoes bone loss in the spine can between 25-50%.

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology reports an increase incidence of hypertension, a blocking of the effects of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and insulin resistance, which is the precursor to diabetes.

DO NOT STOP your medication, asthma is very serious and any change in medication needs to done with your doctor’s supervision.

What Can You Do?

1. Diet – Avoid or decrease dairy, sugar and citrus. Food allergy testing may be necessary. Follow an anti-inflammatory diet protocol.

2. Nutrition – Specific nutritional supplements to target inflammatory pathways have been shown to decrease asthma symptoms.

3. Control allergies. Allergies and asthma go hand in hand, one makes the other worse.

4. Consider water and air purifiers. Use hypoallergenic pillow covers. Change pillow cases daily. Wash your hair before bed (to clean out pollens).

5. Here is what the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports:

“The use of manual techniques on children with respiratory diseases seems to be beneficial. Chiropractic, osteopathic medicine, and massage are the most common interventions.”

20 Million Americans Suffer With Asthma- What Can You Do? by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.

If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

Call for your consultation 847-854-2000.

Mention this article and receive $25 off your initial visit.

Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.

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