Healthy Living Posts

Willpower Doesn’t Work

Willpower Doesn’t Work In 2019, after a long drought, Tiger Woods won the Masters once again. After 14 years, three back surgeries, a divorce, and falling way out of the rankings, he won that tournament. The first thing that everyone wanted to talk about was his willpower. “Oh, this guy’s willpower must be so great. He willed himself to win.” Then, chiropractors wanted to say, “Well, he also sees a chiropractor every week,” and that’s great, I get it. But then again, he also had three back surgeries. However, today, I wanted to talk about the fact that willpower doesn’t work. There’s this book by a guy named Benjamin Hardy—a fantastic book. I highly recommend picking it up, because he talks about how willpower is a myth, maybe even a trick that’s been perpetuated to help people think that they’re in control....

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Dizziness explained – Could YOU be suffering from BPPV?

Dizziness explained – Could YOU be suffering from BPPV? Have you ever had weird bouts of vertigo or dizziness that happened only when you changed position? You go from sitting to standing. You go from sitting to laying down, whatever it is. You get dizzy for a minute. It takes a minute for it to go away, but you’re fine. Well, that could be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. Let’s go over just those words. Benign means it will not hurt you. Paroxysmal means it comes on suddenly and is frequent. Positional means that you change positions, and then Vertigo means dizziness. So, BPPV is a common cause of this dizziness. BPPV happens because you have some crystallization of the fluid in your ear canal, and we don’t exactly know why that happens, but we’ve got some theories. But, when that crystallizes, it’s hitting different cilia and...

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How Not To Wreck Your Body When Working From Home

How Not To Wreck Your Body When Working From Home As the pandemic began to change everything in 2020, I began seeing some new and different things in my office. We started to see a lot more neck pain, a lot more upper back pain a lot more headaches, and even some weird symptoms like dizziness and tingling into the hands and fingers. And what was all that coming from? Well, it’s because we all suddenly started working at home. And guess what? It’s two years later and some of us are still in the same boat, curled up on our couches with a laptop and trying to work. We’re seeing a lot of patients who are spending their days in hunched-over postures, either on their couch or at their tables, looking at their laptops for eight or 10 hours. And then what’s happening is they’re getting stuck like...

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Everything You Need to Know About Sleep: Part 1

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep: Part 1 Our goal here at Nightlight Chiropractic is to give you information that’s going to help you with your health now and in the future. Recently we’ve been hearing a lot from our patients on the topic of sleep. People are asking: “Why can’t I sleep like I used to?” Sleep is not part of our curriculum during undergrad or during chiropractic school. It’s not something that a doctor is going to know much about unless you go out and study on your own or get some post-doctoral training. Because so many people came to me with questions about sleep, I decided to dig in. I really like this book called ‘Why We Sleep’ by Mr. Matthew Walker, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience at UC Berkeley. It’s a fantastic book with lots of stories mixed into it, but it’s also...

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Keys to Longevity

Keys to Longevity Let’s take some time to talk about a cool topic that’s getting a lot of media attention, which is how to live longer and what you can do to live longer and healthier for as long as you can. We’re going to talk about longevity a little bit. I recommend the book: Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To, by David Sinclair. As an Orlando chiropractor, it was a fantastic read for me. It might be a little bit much for a lot of other readers unless you absolutely love this subject and you love some of the nitty-gritty biology and science that goes on in the book. It got me into the topic of what’s going on and the research out there. First, we’ll delve into some of the cool longevity stuff that’s cutting edge....

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Habit Hacks: How to Form Good Habits in 2021

Habit Hacks: How to Form Good Habits in 2021 Welcome to 2021! We’re all hoping that this year will be better than the last. And while we can’t control some of the crazy events going on around us, one thing we can improve is our individual health. And that starts with good habits. Here at Nightlight Chiropractic, we work with our patients to develop healthy habits. Today, we’re going to share some of the ‘habit hacks’ that we recommend if you want to start forming some healthy habits in 2021. CREATING POSITIVE NEW HABITS As an Orlando chiropractor, my aim is to help patients make long-term improvements in their health. And a lot of times, that means giving them homework. We prescribe new exercises and things to do, and they have to find a way to implement that. Part of the trick is to help them to create...

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