Guidance Posts

COVID Immunity Boosters and Supplements: Fact vs. Fiction

COVID Immunity Boosters and Supplements: Fact vs. Fiction COVID-19 has made all of us a little more passionate about our own health and immune systems. It’s a good thing, but you want to be smart about it and make the best choices. There are a lot of conspiracy theories going on right now surrounding the healthcare industry, but also about a couple of different substances and things that you can take that are going to help prevent or maybe cure you of the coronavirus. Medical ‘experts’ are coming out with videos and blogs offering coronavirus cures, and only some of it is misinformation, which might even be worse than all of it being one of the other. I’m going to break down some of the ‘cures’ that are in the media and offer my own recommendations for staying healthy and sane in 2020. QUININE Some doctors have...

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Intermittent Fasting vs. Keto Diet – Which One is Right for YOU?

Intermittent Fasting vs. Keto Diet – Which One is Right for YOU? Here at Nightlight Chiropractic in downtown Orlando, we get a bunch of questions from our clients about diets. So, let’s talk about diets! A lot of patients who come in want to know what we recommend for a diet. They’re not just trying to be healthy, sometimes they’re just trying to lose weight, sometimes it’s a combination of they’re trying to be healthy and losing weight, and so we’re trying to give the best advice that we can, based on the research, so that our patients are doing the right diets for them. Two of the most popular diets that we see coming through right now are the keto diet and the intermittent fasting diet, and they’re coming from all different kinds of sources. We’d like to quickly cover the differences and similarities between the two, but also why...

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Stay Hydrated to Reduce Back Pain

Staying hydrated is so important. We know, everyone says it, and we understand if you tune out right now, because staying hydrated is something that everyone tells you to do. Your doctor tells you to do it, your dentist probably tells you to do it, your trainer tells you to do it, everybody tells you to do it. We all try to do it, we just maybe sometimes fall short. But why is it so important? Why do we continue to harp on the hydration issue? How do back pain and hydration go together? You may have heard somewhere along the line that we are made up of a lot of water. By mass, we mean that the human body is over 50% water. As chiropractors, what we’re talking about is your back, and specifically your discs. Your discs...

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Is Your Mattress the BEST? Maybe it used to be…

Almost every week here at Nightlight Chiropractic, patients come in and ask us, “what mattress should I be sleeping on? What do you recommend as far as mattresses?” Getting a night of good sleep is so important, so we are going to give you soup to nuts, everything you need to know about mattresses. If you look at the best research that’s coming out of the industry, one key takeaway is that all mattresses fail. It takes about seven to fifteen years, and it’s based on how much sag you get. If it gets to about one and a half inches of sag, then the mattress has failed. However, you’ll start to feel increased back pain if your mattress sags half of that, which is 0.75 inches. Realistically, every seven to 15 years, you’re going to need to update...

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