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Fix Me Doc

No matter our health concern, what everyone truly wants is to wave a magic wand, & POOF!  We are all better!  We all want complete, quick, fixes without having to make any changes. When it comes to lifestyle changes, compliance is not always as great as it could be. Let’s Look At Why… Just Fix […]

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My Lose Weight, Healthy Plan!

On July 20th, I did a Facebook Live post on which I made the commitment to work on dropping a few pounds.  In fact, I made a proclamation that my goal was to lose 45 pounds by mid-October.  That equates to 15 pounds per month.  I’m approximately 2 weeks into my challenge, and after I […]

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Are You Invincible?

So, you think you are invincible? Yeah, I used to think that, too.  As someone who has officially entered into the Senior Citizen stage of life, I wholeheartedly wonder… how did I get here so quickly and can confirm, we are DEFINITELY NOT Invincible. Even though I feel as though I have taken fairly good […]

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How’s Your Foundation?

Just like an architect looks at the base or foundation of a building to determine the strength and stability of that structure, chiropractors will also look at your foundation to evaluate your structure. That means we’re going to look at your feet! Whenever a patient has a chronic low back condition, it is not uncommon […]

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Improve Golf Performance & Prevent Injury

What would you consider your most important piece of golf equipment? There is one piece of equipment that all golfers have in common, that if broken, it would impact every aspect of your game. Can you guess what it would be? If you said your body, you would be correct. Why? A broken or dysfunctional […]

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Help for Weekend Warriors!

Ah, Spring… Would anyone care to venture a guess as to why spring is our busiest time of the year?  Spring is the start of the weekend warrior season! Indeed, with spring comes a re-introduction to the great outdoors, and an often dramatic increase in activity.  Whether your activity involves playing softball or tending to […]

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What is BEMER?

Do you experience a vibrant life or do you feel tired and rundown most of the time? Have you thought to yourself, maybe I’m just getting old? Well, certainly, the aging process can take its toll on our bodies, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Our heart and our blood vessels make up […]

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Keep it healthy for your Valentine!

It has been said that for men between the ages of 35 and 55 the first sign of heart disease is a fatal heart attack.  Now that is a frightening statistic!  Please don’t allow that to happen to you! As with many other health conditions, heart health is impacted by what’s known as the three […]

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Core Strength

When you hear the term Core Strength, most everyone thinks that the term refers exclusively to having strong abdominals.  While ab-strength is a part of a stable core, having a stable and strong core involves much more. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to see patients who present with low back pain that […]

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You Are What You Eat

How the foods we eat affect our health. You’ve heard the saying time and time again, you are what you eat.  Turns out, there is quite a bit of truth in there.  Some of the foods we eat frequently cause whole-body, systemic inflammation.  Would you like to know the top culprits? Produce that are sprayed […]

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We Have the Feel-Good Holiday Gifts

If you are looking for that special guaranteed-to-please gift, look no further than Middletown Health, Wellness & Chiropractic.  Our gifts provide soothing relief of achy muscles and joints throughout the holiday season. The first is our very awesome lumbar support.  This special device not only provides necessary lumbar support, but it also gives you a […]

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Sharing Our Successes

Sally started care with us last week.  She is a 22 year old who was involved in a motor vehicle accident 3 years ago.  Although she had briefly been a patient in our office a few years prior to her accident, her injuries were considered so severe that her parents never thought to bring her […]

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Eating Well Is The Key To Better Health

Are you coasting through life without regard to how your diet affects your health?  If you haven’t yet developed the habit of eating well, a lackadaisical approach to what you eat may not serve you well as you begin to age. The concern goes far beyond whether your diet will cause you to gain weight.  […]

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A Sad Day In The Office…

Is whenever a patient quits care.  Fortunately, it does not happen often, but when it does…understandably the staff and I are sad. Patients stop care early-on in their treatment plan for two main reasons… either they have experienced significant relief and they are feeling great or because they are experiencing little to no changes in […]

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger – Getting To The Bottom Of Your Arthritis Pain

Do you take ibuprofen for muscle and joint pain on a regular basis? Perhaps even every day?   May I inquire how that has been working for you?  What if I told you that, while you may experience temporary relief, over the long haul, you are actually making your joints worse? The good news is, […]

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Admit It, You Know You Feel It…

I’m referring to that little kink you have in your neck or back. What’s that you say, you have one in both your neck and back?  I thought so. Something else I can almost bet is that it has become progressively worse over the years, no matter how many times you “crack” your own neck […]

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Helping Student Athletes Perform Better and Reduce Risk of Injuries.

Schools generally require all student athletes to have an up to date physical exam on file in order to be cleared for their sport. This exam can be the yearly wellness visit most pediatricians perform or be done by a nurse and include an eye, ear, nose and throat exam, as well as a scoliosis […]

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Water, Water, Everywhere…

Do you think about drinking water more in the summer to replace the water lost through perspiration?  While that is a good idea, the reality is that we should always be hydrating our bodies, even in the dead of winter.  Research has shown that 70-80% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. What’s the big deal?  We’ve […]

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Patient Appreciation Week: May 13-18

We would like to sincerely thank the thousands of patients we have touched, pun intended, over the past 33 years.  To show appreciation, we are having a Patient Appreciation Week next week! Without a doubt, my greatest joy in life comes from helping sick people to get well and overcome their painful conditions without drugs […]

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Are you experiencing all the benefits that chiropractic has to offer?

By Dr. Peter Holst Many chiropractic patients use chiropractic to simply reduce or eliminate their pain.  This is great, we love offering medication free relieve to pain!  But we also want to be sure our patients are experiencing all the benefits that chiropractic can offer. There is a difference between being a chiropractic patient, and […]

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The Importance of Core Strength

Personal trainers and exercise gurus often talk about the importance of good core strength, but have you ever wondered…what is core strength and how do I get it? Where is your core?When we refer to our core, we are talking about that part of our structure that keeps us upright and balanced.  Specifically, it is the area […]

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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 affect 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 […]