Healthy Living Posts

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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Mental Health During the 2020 Holidays

Mental Health During the 2020 Holidays We are now in the midst of the holiday season, and in 2020 it’s like no other. Here we are in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s supposed to be the most joyous time of year, right? So wonderful, so full of joy, of giving, and all good things. We typically see here, especially in this office and many other offices across the country, increasing anxiety, and depression around the holiday season. My goal is to help you to stay healthy during this trying holiday season. So, we’re talking about anxiety and depression during the holidays and the quick, easy things that you can do to fix it that you probably didn’t already think about. We all experience and treat anxiety and depression in our own different ways: some good and some bad. Let’s talk about some misinformation about anxiety...

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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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The 8 Most Important areas to focus on to maintain health through exercise

The 8 Most Important areas to focus on to maintain health through exercise Today on the blog, we are bringing you an interview with a special guest, Mr. Patrick Diver about all things health and wellness. We’re going to focus on exercise, we’re going to focus on being active, all these things that we’re advising patients to do. Patrick Diver is going to share what he does in his personal training studio and how you can apply some of those principles to get the most out of your health and exercise. Dr. Merrill: How long have you been doing what you’ve been doing and what is it that you do? Patrick Diver: I own a personal training studio called Strength Clinic. It’s on the West Side of College Park and I’ve owned the studio for 8 years.  My background is in Sports Medicine. Initially, I started off as a Certified Athletic Trainer,...

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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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