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heart disease due to clogged artery causing blood pressure problems

Welcome to the AFC health blog. It is Valentine’s month, which is my wife’s favorite holiday! Love is in the air! This month’s health topic is heart health, which can be an emotional topic. Many of us may have lost a loved one or have a loved one that has struggled with heart disease and high blood pressure. This topic will hit the hearts of all of us (pun intended!). According to a study from the American Heart Association, 121.5...

stuck in a funk, person sitting in house staring into space, feeling stuck and overtired

Whenever you feel stressed, overtired, or overwhelmed, there are little things you can do to find a healthy mood and outlook once again. We’re here to help you discover and retain good health, both physically and emotionally. To get out of a funk and find a fresh, motivated outlook, consider these 3 easy habits to incorporate into your daily routine.

1. Get up and stretch.

At the top of every hour, take a small...

hearts filled with fruit, strawberries, raspberries, kiwis, green grapes, grapefruit, and cantaloupe to symbolize healthy nutrition

Our team of holistic nutritionists and doctors is going to set you up for a healthy lifestyle all 2020. To kick off the new year, let’s revisit our 6 healthy habits to start right now, and how the AFC holistic nutritionist team can help you with each step toward a healthy new year.

1. Detoxification. Your body is exposed to 8200 chemicals a week! They bind to fat cells and affect how your liver functions. At AFC, we...

balanced heart health with vegetables, scale with steady heart rate symbol on left, mixed vegetables on right

2020 is the perfect year to make the commitment to healthy living! Here are 10 straight-to-the-point tips on how to truly improve this decade:

Quit or don’t smoke. It is literally killing you.8 hours after quitting, your blood oxygen level returns to normal, giving you renewed energy. After 24 hours, the carbon monoxide is cleared from your body, allowing your heart to recover. Challenge yourself...

2 friends doing healthy exercise, doing push ups on dock together and doing high-5 to celebrate

Welcome to 2020: The year of perfect vision! This is not only a new year but also the beginning of a new decade. What a perfect time to discuss how to jumpstart your next year and next decade into healthy living. This month, we will be guiding you in the easiest ways to make this the healthiest year of your life.

2020 will not be like the Roaring Twenties you’ve seen in the movies: a revolution of health on the...

lower back massage, deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage

Lower back pain is the #1 condition that chiropractors help. The exact way in which each patient finds back pain relief is slightly different, just as each individual is different. As we meet each new patient, we, look at all the lower back pain symptoms and other factors together. Lower back pain can be caused by many different things: injury at work, sleeping in an odd position, improper exercise, and more. This is why AFC...

sleeping position diagram: sleeping on back with pillow under knees, sleeping on side with pillow between knees, and sleeping on stomach with pillow under abdomen

Back pain affects millions of Americans and they can be from a variety of causes. Some of the solutions are simple and some are more complicated. It really depends on how early you catch it and how you actively participate in treating it. Ask yourself these day-to-day health and habit questions to see what may be affecting your back.

1. Shoes that Support Looks, not Feet

Trendy shoes may look great, but how...

herniated disc in lower back causing pain, diagram with pain indicated in lower back and herniated disc as cause

Welcome to the AFC health blog! The topic for this month is lower back pain.

Back pain fact: about 31 million Americans are experiencing lower back pain at any given moment. More concerning than that is the fact that the prevalence of impairing lower back pain is rising significantly over the last 14 years! Fact: Lower back pain is the second most common cause of disability in US adults and also a common reason for...