Nutrient Support For Your Joints

In our office we see a variety of ailments walk through the door that have the common theme of muscle or joint pain.  As chiropractors and massage therapists, we do our part to address these complaints by finding the source of pain and improving function to the area by reducing nerve irritation, increasing range of motion, or preventing the next flare up.  Did you know that you can take it a step further and support your musculoskeletal system from the inside out?  Providing the joints with specific nutrients can reduce recovery time by reducing inflammation and promoting healing.  Below is a brief description of products by Standard Process that make a difference.  When combined with chiropractic care and therapeutic massage, these nutritional supplements can help alleviate the daily aches and pains or even help your golf game by promoting greater movement within the joints.  Give your body a chance to function its best today!  Ask us about special pricing for these products throughout the month of March.

ligaplexISupport for Injury and Strenuous Activity:  LIGAPLEX I*

  • Contains Buckwheat which supports the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response, especially in the case of intermittent strenuous activity
  • Provides acute muscle and ligament support
  • Supports bone growth and the synthesis of cartilage
  • Supports normal connective tissue repair and synthesis


ligaplexIISupport for Overall Joint Health:  LIGAPLEX II*

  • Provides the foundation of nutrients needed to feed the musculoskeletal system and support improved joint mobility
  • Involved in the maintenance of healthy fluid levels, helping manage inflammation within the joints
  • Contains Manganese which supports and provides ligament integrity
  • Contains nutritional yeast and B-complex vitamins to support the natural repair process


glucosaminesynergySupport of Joint Health… and then some: GLUCOSAMINE SYNERGY*

  • Contains many of the same ingredients as Ligaplex II with the added benefit of:
  • Glucoasmine sulfate- helps reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis (*derived from crab shells)
  • Boswellia serrata- helps reduce pain and increase mobility within the joints

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


The Chiropractic-Nutrition Connection

If you’ve seen a chiropractor before, chances are the topic of nutrition has been brought up.  Whether it’s to discuss the need for weight loss to help reduce low back pain or to fuel your body right for an upcoming race, we take nutrition into account for all patients.  Why?  Because we are what we eat!  Your well-being and quality of life are direct reflections of what you put in your body.  Your protein intake directly impacts the ability to recover from injury; your carbohydrate intake directly impacts your energy production; and your (proper) fat intake directly impacts your hormone synthesis.  When patients aren’t improving as expected we often turn to nutrition in hopes to finding another piece of the puzzle. Nutrition has an incredible impact on your ability to heal from injuries, whether acute or chronic.  Often, nutrition can be a final key to finding the missing piece to chronic joint pain and irritation.  Good nutrition habits combined with chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and proper sleep can be life changing.  Consider the following questions.  How is your food impacting your life?

  1. Do you eat “fast” or “fried” food?
    1. Consider this: Fried foods directly increase the level of inflammatory chemicals in the body.
  2. Do you eat processed sugar?
    1. Consider this: Sugar triggers the unnecessary release of inflammatory messengers, frequently in the joints.
  3. Do you skip meals?
    1. Consider this: Skipping meals causes the body to release cortisol resulting in increased fat in the visceral tissue, contributing to unnecessary weight gain.
  4. Are you drinking enough water daily?
    1. Consider this: Your muscles contain 75% water.
  5. Do you eat enough protein?
    1. Consider this: Protein is made of amino acids, the building blocks of muscles.
  6. Do you eat vegetables 4-5x/day?
    1. Consider this: The anti-oxidants found in vegetables are shown to increase your immune system by fighting the effects of inflammation.

Think about what you’ve been putting in your body lately.  Have any questions?  We’re here to assist in the journey to an overall optimal well-being!


Promoting Total Wellness with Essential Oils

doTERRA-Oils2In this day and age, we are all looking for ways to increase energy, lift our mood, and promote better health for ourselves and our families. In our quest for better health, we know that we want true health- the kind that comes without side effects or synthetic ingredients. Because of this, we are turning to natural solutions for our healthcare needs more and more each day.

We all know the foundations- proper nutrition, regular exercise, chiropractic care, and other forms of positive self-care. However, nature provides us with other alternatives to help us to be our very best. For centuries, people have used essential oils to promote wellness and proper healing within the body. In modern times, we have used this ancient wisdom to develop high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils that do more than just smell good, but that work within our bodies to do amazing things.

What is an Essential Oil?

Essential oils are natural and aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They are extremely concentrated due to the extraction methods, and when deemed therapeutic grade, are an extremely pure and potent way to use the best parts of these plants to increase your health. Essential oils can be inhaled directly, diffused into the air, or applied topically onto the skin (dilution is needed for some oils to prevent irritation). The molecules of these oils connect with our bodies at a cellular level because our cells recognize them as a natural source and are more effective than anything synthetic on the market.

Essential Oils at Body Logic

Our office is committed to promoting health and wellness; therefore, we are proud to be offering these certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils to benefit our patients. It is our goal to help you achieve the optimum level of health and we believe in the power of nature and its ability to help with that. Contact us for the best ways to use these oils for you and your family. In the coming months, we will be holding educational classes onsite and including more information in the newsletters to help you best utilize these natural solutions to promote your total wellness lifestyle.



Fun Nutrition Facts

You are what you eat… Right? We’ve heard this for many years, but in this fast paced world sometimes good nutrition seems like a challenge. We are here to help with some facts about nutrition that will get you thinking about some simple ideas to get you thinking about how small nutrition changes can make a huge impact on your overall health.

The Eyes Have It

Did you know that what you eat plays a part in your vision? To keep your eyes at their best, add spinach, salmon, or sardines to your grocery list.



Vitamin C. It’s Berry Good!

Don’t like oranges? Well, believe it or not, strawberries are a better alternative when looking to get your vitamin C. 8 medium berries (approximately 1 cup) has over 150% of your daily vitamin C intake.



This is Just Nuts

A handful of these nuts can make an impact as they contain plant sterols which help absorb bad cholesterol. Making them a go to snack can help you turn your cholesterol numbers around.


Got the Blues?

Not only are blueberries rich in fiber and vitamin C, they’re good for your heart. Pterostilbene, an antioxidant found in the berries, has been found to lower blood pressure.


Cheer Up with Chocolate

Chocolate has many positive effects from antioxidants to anti-inflammatory properties. But, did you know it also has been proven to help your mood? Chocolate consumption leads to an increase in endorphins and therefore a lift in the spirits.


Inflammation Fighting Egg Rolls

egg_rollsThis clean eating egg roll recipe was adapted to promote the reduction of inflammation within the body. Introducing certain spices, such as turmeric, into recipes can help fight inflammation and promote a better sense of wellness within your body!


1/2 lb ground chicken breast
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 cup chopped peppers (any color or variety of colors)
1/4 cup chopped snow peas
1 spring onion (aka green onion), chopped
1/4 cup sliced or chopped brown mushrooms
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 tsp Turmeric
10 egg roll wrappers (see note below)
Coconut Oil

Brown ground chicken. When nearly cooked, add veggies and turmeric.
Add egg whites, stirring often.
Cook until veggies reach desired softness/crispness and chicken & egg whites are cooked through.
In a bowl, mix together chicken/veggies and cabbage.
Place about 2 Tbsp of mixture in the center of an egg roll wrapper.
Fold in sides, then the bottom over the stuffing.
Wet remaining top of wrapper with a bit of water and roll it up. Continue until all 10 are rolled.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 Tbsp coconut oil.
Cook egg rolls, two at a time, rolling often to completely brown. Add 1 Tbsp of oil as needed.
Remove cooked rolls to a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Gluten Free Options –  Regular GF wrappers tend to not brown & crisp like the ones containing wheat. You can use Rudi’s Plain GF Tortillas or Rice Paper (a little more fragile – however, they do brown & crisp).


St. Patrick’s Day Massage Contest

Do you have the luck of the Irish??

Rely on your luck and be bold,

Guess the number of coins that are gold…

Get it right…

You just might…


Stop by the office between March 1st-17th and guess the number of gold coins to enter for a chance to win a FREE massage!

One guess per person.