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The Single Most Devastating Back Injury – A Public Service Announcement

With 80% of the population experiencing back pain at some time in their lives, it should be no surprise that there are a number of injuries that can cause back pain.  For example: We can injure our back from lifting, pushing or pulling things. Motor vehicle accidents have also been known to initiate back and […]

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We Are 2-Weeks In…How Are Your Diet Resolutions Going?

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, statistically speaking if you are like most, you may have already given up by now.  So…if you are still plugging along, you are succeeding.  Congratulations! While I am one of the fortunate ones who lost a boat-load of weight, it did not happen on my first try.  No […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Holiday Stress

Three types of stress, mental, physical and chemical, have a cumulative and lasting effect on our spine, our nervous system, and our life.  Stress automatically begins a negative chain of events that effect our muscles, our nerves and our spine. It should be no surprise that every dimension of stress is dramatically increased throughout the […]

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Winter Health Suggestions

My Favorite Winter Tip Between the cold weather making us shut-ins and all the festivities of the season, is it any wonder that many of us pack on a few pounds during the winter months? Show of hands, how many of you have noticed that as we age, taking those extra pounds off once the […]

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Our Belief, Mission, Purpose…

It’s our failure to adapt It’s not stress that kills us.  Rather, it’s how we deal with stress.  It is our failure to adapt to stress that allows sickness and disease to manifest. This is Our Belief: That ALL diseases (pathology) come from a failure to adapt to any one of the three-dimensions of stress. […]

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That Old Person Look…By Dr. Peter Holst

Do you spend an inordinate amount of time each day texting or working on your computer?  During these activities, our posture is held in a forward head posture repeatedly and for prolonged periods of time, and unless you are stretching backward periodically and getting a chiropractic adjustment every now and again, chances are you are […]

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Chiropractic add years to your life and life to your years… proof!

It has long been determined that chiropractic is the most well-utilized alternative health care system in the world.  This no doubt due to the effectiveness of chiropractic in relieving back and neck pain, but what about those countless millions of chiropractic adjustments delivered to patients who have no pain.  These patients chose to continue their […]

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Pinched Nerves are a pain in the…

Many of us have experienced the pain from a pinched nerve at one time or another.  Pinched nerve pain comes in a number of different varieties: Perhaps the most popular is often referred to as sciatica.  Named after the sciatic nerve, this rope-like pain that radiates down the back of our leg to your toes. […]

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Foot Levelers Advantage

What makes customized Foot Levelers (the orthotics we recommend at MHWC) stand out from other customized orthotics? First… Foot Levelers are flexible, while most orthotics are made out of hard rigid plastic.  When we walk, the joints in our feet are supposed to move.  This movement sends information to our brain about the walking mechanism.  […]

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Fasting

Middletown Health, Wellness and Chiropractic is a strong proponent of Fasting. If you have been curious about the ketogenic diet or started eating one, you might want to consider adding a fasting component as your next step toward total body wellness. Fasting adds a strong one-two punch to your ketogenic diet. There are two types […]

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Burst Exercise

Middletown Health, Wellness and Chiropractic is a strong proponent for Burst Exercise.  Dr. Holst practices this technique. How Does Burst Exercise Work? You start by working out for 30-60 seconds at an intensity that makes it difficult to carry on a conversation. Then you rest for 3-4 minutes doing little or nothing which allows your heart-rate to […]

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JUST HOW STRESSED ARE YOU?

That is a good question, right? With rare exception, nearly everyone I speak with fully admits to being over-stressed. Perhaps a more significant question is, how bad is your stress? And the most important question…what can be done about it? We live in a stressful world. Between home life, business life, finances, politics, our kids, […]

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A Keto Diet – Is it for you?

Middletown Health and Wellness Center is a strong proponent for The Ketogenic Diet.  Dr. Peter Holst himself eats a Keto diet. But what is a Ketogenic Diet? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, protein rich, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. What can I eat on a Ketogenic Diet? Seafood Low Carb […]

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Chronic Pain – Where the crisis begins.

Is Chronic Pain… Causing you to lose sleep… Interfering with your productivity… Putting a strain on your relationships… Keeping you from playing your favorite sport… Making you avoid playing with your kids or grandkids? Preventing you from enjoying life… The solution is not turning to prescription drugs.  This has been the traditional road to deal […]