Ear infections, or Otitis Media, are common for many children before the age of 15. It is common for the medical field to prescribe antibiotics, even though medical journals themselves suggest antibiotics are over-prescribed, and actually aren’t successful in the treatment of otitis media. Dr. Russell Brokstein, a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ discusses how chiropractic is a natural solution in treatment of ear infections:
As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ, I believe there are many aspects a patient has to take care of to make their health a responsibility. I call them the 5 tenets of health: nutrition, sleep, mental well being, exercise and of course a fully functioning nervous system. At Hometown Family Wellness Center, we help our patients balance these 5 areas.
So many people don’t make the time to eat healthy or exercise. Excuses range from: gym memberships cost too much money, I can’t find the time to go to the gym, personal trainers cost a lot of moeny, etc.
I am constantly looking for new ways to minimize the excuses and on the food and exercise side of things I have found the solution. An online virtual chef and personal trainer. You can now have your own cooking coach and your own personal trainer and best of all it’s all for less than the cost of a gym membership.
Your cooking coach provides a weekly menu, recipes and shopping lists including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There are many meal plans including diabetes, for fitness, vegetarian, menus with choices from around the world, even great menu’s and recipes for the single crowd. Everything is lined up for you, even your grocery list to prepare the foods in the weekly menu.
With your virtual online personal trainer you can workout anytime, anywhere! There are several classes from body sculpting, yoga, Zumba, spin, pilates, men’s and even children’s classes. All this from the comfort of your home or even while you are traveling on vacation, for work, etc. This saves time from having to drive to a gym or waiting for a treadmill or other equipment. This program will save you money as it’s less expensive than a gym membership and no initiation fees. And don’t forget, the one membership is for you and your entire family.
You can connect your computer right to your big screen TV and get a better experience.
Take your trainer everywhere! On vacation, a business trip or even that empty conference room at work. You will never miss another workout.
You will never get bored and cluttered with old workout DVD’s. The virtual trainer is always new and exciting!
The Future to Fitness is now! To find out more, contact our office or as easy as the program is go to: http://optimumhealth.studiovhealth.com/
In just a couple of clicks your account can be set up and your way to a healthier lifestyle with healthy eating and working out is at your fingertips.
If you are in Freehold or the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Howell, Manalapan, Morganville, Colts Neck, Jackson or any other towns nearby in NJ, feel free to contact our office on how to further balance the other tenets of health. Our initial complimentary consult includes a chiropractic assessment to see how your nervous system is functioning, advanced biofeedback to see how stress is affecting your immune system which can result in allergies, digestive issues, pain, migraines, skin conditions, depression, ADD or ADHD, autism, even addictions like weight problems and smoking.
What are you waiting for? Make your health a priority!
Stretching is a key component to any therapeutic or rehabilitation program. In our Freehold, NJ office, we advise all of our chiropractic patients on home stretching. We have been helping patients that suffer with low back pain, sciatica pain and disc herniations in Freehold, Marlboro, Howell, Colts neck, Jackson, Morganville, Manalapan and other neighboring towns in Monmouth Country NJ for the last 7 years. If more people would make stretching a part of their daily routine, many of the back injuries that people experience, could be avoided. Up to 80% of the population experiences back pain and it is the number one reason for people to call out of work.
Following is a video of some basic stretching that can be done at home to help relieve pain and help you enjoy a normal active lifestyle:
For other basic home stretching for the lower back, check out our other blog post by clicking here: https://www.chiropractorfreehold.com/freehold-chiropractor-shares-stretching-for-low-back-pain-sciatica-and-disc-problems/
If you are looking for a chiropractor or other advice, please contact our office for a complimentary consultation.
People all over the country are suffering with sleeping problems. Some statistics show that 40 percent have chronic problems. Many chiropractors find misalignment of one of the first 2 vertebrae in the neck in people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea.
In our office we also evaluate other areas that can be causing sleep problems. If your adrenal glands aren’t functioning well, they need to be addressed. There are 2 products that most people consume that cause these glands to stop working properly: caffeine (coffee, energy drinks) and refined carbohydrates (white pasta, white rice, white sugar). One of the hormones your body produces is called cortisol and if not at correct levels can cause sleep disorders.
Another area of concern is the body’s toxicity levels. Everything you eat, breathe and drink has chemicals in it. Our body gets overwhelmed and can’t filter all these chemicals, making our body more acidic or toxic. This adds stress to the body, preventing quality sleep. Some research also shows that bacteria, viruses and cancer thrives in acidic environments, so if your body is acidic, it is unhealthy.
One last significant problem to address is stress. Everybody from children to adults experience stress of many types. There is chemical, physical and emotional stress. Internal and external stressors have been scientifically proven to contribute to many symptoms and illnesses including sleep disorders but also allergies, depression, headaches, anxiety, arthritis, fatigue, digestive issues, weight gain, skin irritations, food sensitivities, ADD/ADHD and so much more. We are one of only a handful of doctors who have FDA cleared biofeedback to assess sensitivities that elicit stress resulting in these symptoms.
I have been helping people in Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and Englishtown to once again “Sleep like a baby.” By addressing these 3 issues, you can start sleeping once again.
A good night’s sleep is one of the most important things for the body to be healthy so the body can heal from the days stress. Restoring normal sleep is one of the desired affects of normal chiropractic treatment. It’s common that many of our patients that come in for back pain, neck pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, headaches or migraines and other problems, come back after their first couple of visits saying they had their best night’s sleep in years and feel revitalized. Sleeping is a common side effect when C1 and C2 are adjusted to bring proper alignment. Best thing of all, there are no drugs involved!!
In our office we use service EMG, posture, palpation and other chiropractic tests to help determine misalignment of the cervical spine and other areas.
We further test the adrenal glands and toxicity levels to get the body more in balance. If tests show problems, we take natural steps to remove the toxins and get the adrenal glands functioning optimally. Stress is analyzed using bioenergetic stress reduction.
If you or somebody you know is suffering from poor sleep, share this information with them so they no longer ingest harmful drugs. Make sure you get your upper neck evaluated by a chiropractor. If we can get you sleeping better, we can get you healing better!