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Fifteen to 25 percent of lower back pain can be attributed to the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which connects the pelvic bone to the spine. Issues with the SI joint are sometimes treated with physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, or medical injections, but these options are only temporary and must be repeated for ongoing relief.

Many women are wary of working with a chiropractor for a myriad of reasons. As a form of alternative medicine, some are told to stay away from chiropractors by their general practitioners. Other women have turned away from chiropractic care because of the intense pressure they feel to go every week or every month, indefinitely, to find temporary relief. It's time to address these common misconceptions and analyze the benefits associated with chiropractic therapy and how the practice has changed for the better.

If you have been to the beach or on a lake recently, you’ve probably seen people Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and wondered “what the heck?”  Me too. So I accepted an invitation to SUP with my friends in Holland on Lake Macatawa. Turns out SUP, a sport that originated in Hawaii, is the fastest growing water sport in the world according to the World Stand Up Paddleboard Association (WSUPA) and can be done in both large and small bodies of water with relatively little equipment. While the items required are kinda pricey, they are super durable and if cared for properly one board and one paddle is all you will ever need.

A combination of kayaking and surfing, SUP brings the open water to the masses with an extremely adaptable sport for just about every ability. 

Most people complaining about similar health issues. They want more energy, they’re overweight but can’t keep it off, they complain of brain fog, bad moods, chronic pain, or an embarrassing bowel problem. It is important to help people understand the connection between how they’re feeling with the food they’re eating. They learn to choose foods differently, with a focus on reducing symptoms. It doesn’t have to take them years of trial and error.

Are you running wildly between frantic and sluggish on most days? 
It’s no wonder. From morning to night, our nervous systems take a beating with the 
barrage of incoming stimuli–deadlines, traffic jams, high-pressure meetings, family and
 work demands, and constant interruptions. To make matters worse, we add in coffee, 
sugar, fast foods, and snacks, and for some of us, even nicotine.

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