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20 Sep 2016

Foods That Help Low Testosterone Levels: Part 1

When it comes to getting older, men experience a lot of changes. They can potentially lose their hair or it will go gray; they may get tired more often, gain a little weight, and their testosterone levels may decrease. The main culprit in the above is from testosterone levels. Once men hit 30, their hormone levels will decrease steadily every year. There are ways to combat this for most men, and we, at Innovative Health and Wellness in Buckhead, want to give you some tips on the best way to do this.

Also, remember to set up your consultation for your therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy. This will help you have better moods, increase sex drive, and fight against bone density loss.

Foods To Help Keep Testosterone Levels Up

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a vitamin we should be ingesting with our normal diet every day. For men, though, this is a way to combat low testosterone. It also increases bone density and is linked to living longer. Also, another big plus point for vitamin D is that it increases our immune system keeping us upbeat and active longer.

Fish

Tuna is a great source of vitamin D. Tuna is wonderful for your heart, protein rich, and low on the calorie chart. You can choose a tuna steak or tuna in a can and it can still help increase your testosterone levels.

If you don’t love tuna, there are other fishes that will help you keep up your hormone levels stable. Salmon and sardines add an additional source of fish to be consumed to help maintain your T levels. Be wary, though, too much fish can lead to other possible serious conditions, such as prostate cancer.

Milk

Milk is an amazing source of calcium and protein. Low-fat milk is what men want to be after. It is going to help with bone health, and maintain the strength of the bones. Make sure to purchase milk with vitamin D. This is what will level out your testosterone. Drinking low-fat milk still tastes great, but doesn’t contain all the saturated fat other milk has.

dreamstime_xxl_11378112Egg Yolks

Hopefully, you love omelets! Egg yolks are another amazing source of vitamin D. The egg yolk actually contains more nutrients than an egg white, despite popular belief. Also, eating egg yolks aids in leveling out your testosterone levels with the cholesterol within them. Keep an eye on your cholesterol levels, but if you are good, you can eat one egg a day and be fine.

Hopefully, changing up your diet helps level out your T levels. Remember, you can always check out therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy at Innovative Health and Wellness. This is a very beneficial treatment for men if they are suffering from low testosterone levels, and need hormone replacement. Don’t delay and call today! Finally, check back for our next blog: Foods To Help Combat Low Testosterone: Part 2.

27 Jan 2016

What Is Sciatica?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with sciatica or sciatic neuritis? If it’s something you’re concerned about, we can help. First, let’s talk about what it is.

Sciatica is a persistent pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve begins in your lower back and runs down either one or both legs. Symptoms  include lower back pain, buttock pain, numbness or weakness taking place in various areas of the foot and leg, and a shooting pain which can make it extremely difficult to walk or even stand up. The severity of the pain is different with everyone. Some individuals report discomfort that’s merely annoying and infrequent while others have pain that’s so severe it’s actually debilitating. In some cases, the simple act of sneezing or coughing can lead to pain that’s absolutely excruciating.

So now that we know what it is, why does it happen? Simply put, sciatica takes place when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. It’s the largest nerve found in your body and it’s made up of isolated nerve routes that branch out from the spine in your lower back. If the nerve gets pinched by a herniated disc or a bone overgrowth on your vertebrae, sciatica will most likely happen.

At Innovative Health and Wellness, we’ve been in the business for years, and we’ve got the training and technology to deal with sciatica. Finally, you have no need to undergo risky surgeries or take unnecessary prescription medication. As a trusted chiropractor that serves the people in and around Woodstock, let us help you get your life back.

18 Jan 2016

Your Neck Pain Specialists

As human beings, there are a lot of experiences we share. Some of them are good, like feeling rested after a good night’s sleep, or the breeze blowing on your face during a pleasant morning. Other experiences, such as neck pain, aren’t so good.

Here’s where it can become problematic. If there’s the slightest deviation within the relationship between the bones of the cervical spine, a person can feel pain. Head and neck mobility can become extremely limited as well. But why does it happen in the first place?

First, neck strain or whiplash can cause tension between the bones of the cervical spine. Also, if you catch a viral infection of the throat, your lymph nodes can swell, which puts a strain upon your neck. Poor posture can create problems, and if you’ve ever slept in a weird position overnight, you know all about that ache. Neck pain can even be psychosomatic. If you’re under physical or emotional stress, your body can subconsciously create neck pain.

The good news is, neck pain is very treatable. Chiropractic neck adjustments and spinal manipulation have been proven to be a safe and natural treatment method. Do yourself a favor and contact Innovative Health and Wellness. With years of experience and a focus on a full body and comprehensive approach, we can help you feel better, sleep easier and return to enjoying life. If you’re in Woodstock and in need of an experienced chiropractor, we’re here to help.

16 Jan 2016

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Are you familiar with fibromyalgia? Maybe you or a loved one has been diagnosed?

It’s a disease that afflicts approximately 3-6% of Americans, primarily women. Thus far, medical science hasn’t been able to properly explain why it occurs in certain people or where it originates, but it’s only a matter of time before we know for sure. The diagnosis process itself is complex. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, it can take up to 4 years for a patient to be correctly diagnosed.

When diagnosed, patients generally have widespread pain in all 4 quadrants of their body for a minimum of 3 months. They also will have tenderness or pain in at least 11 points on the body when pressure is applied. These tender points are usually clustered around the neck, shoulder, chest, hip, knee and elbow areas. Some other common symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness
  • Cognitive or Memory Impairment
  • Muscle Pain and Malaise after exertion
  • Jaw Pain
  • Morning Stiffness
  • Menstrual Cramping
  • Irritable Bowels
  • Feeling of Numbness and Tingling
  • Skin and Chemical Sensitivities

In recent years, fibromyalgia patients have reported relief from symptoms when they seek chiropractic care. Since adjustments to the spine and neck can restore the carriage of the entire body, many patients have experienced significantly reduced pain throughout the entire body.

If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, contact Innovative Health and Wellness, the premier chiropractor in and around the Woodstock area. Our friendly team offers years of experience and a focus on a full body and comprehensive approach.

11 Jan 2016

We Can Ease The Pain Of Headaches

If you suffer from frequent headaches, or worse, migraines, you know how terrible they can be. You know about the hours spent alone in a dark room, hoping that the ache will ease or go away. From a dull throb to blinding pain, sometimes it can become so bad that you’re unable to function.

Adding insult to injury, recurring headaches and migraines can cause problems with your career, impact the interaction with family and friends, and even have an effect on your mental health. So why do recurring headaches happen, and what can be done to treat them?

At Innovative Health and Wellness, there’s a good chance that we know what your problem is and why it’s happening. Odds are, you’re suffering from a spinal misalignment, and we can help. Spinal misalignments usually occur during routine activities. Also known as subluxations or joint dysfunctions, this condition creates interference with the transmission of nerve communication throughout the spine and extremities. But by undergoing a spinal adjustment, we’ll be able to reduce the pain and help you feel like yourself again.
During a typical appointment, we utilize manual adjustment techniques which are delivered through the gentle application of targeted motions. As a result, the alignment of your spinal column will be adjusted, your extremities will achieve a greater range of motion, and you’ll feel better. Located in Woodstock, we’re the premier chiropractor in the area. That’s because our primary focus is helping our patients achieve improved health and quality of life. Contact us today, so we can help you.

04 Jan 2016

Your Spine Deserves The Best

Your spinal column is a marvel of biological engineering. Comprised of 24 independent vertebrae, it’s responsible for so much. It enables you to twist, bend and perform every motion you make during your day. It also encases and protects your central nervous system, which controls and coordinates all of the tissue, nerves and muscles within your body. Remember, the body is a tightly-interconnected system. When an injury takes place, there are ripples that spread throughout your entire body. That’s why during treatment, it’s important not just to focus on the part of your body that hurts, but to understand how it affects your movement and your overall health.

Chiropractors refer to a spinal condition called subluxation, or spinal misalignment. Basically, this is a condition that takes place when two or more vertebrae don’t work together properly. It can be an insidious condition that goes unnoticed for long periods of time, sometimes months or even years. But when people do notice it, they’ll experience pain, reduced mobility, numbness, and other symptoms. Often, these conditions are the body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong. With so much at stake, shouldn’t it be protected?

At Innovative Health and Wellness, we’re your local chiropractor in Woodstock, and we can help you and your family regain a healthy lifestyle. Through regular spinal adjustments, your body will continue to function at peak performance. From 7 to 77, people at all stages of life can benefit from chiropractic care. Besides, doesn’t your spine deserve the very best?

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Maria.D & James.G

Super exciting to have my husband feel and perform like he was 20 years old again. Thank you to the entire staff at Innovative Health and Wellness.

Before:235lbs, Now 165lbs, Goal 155lbs.

Before:235lbs, Now 165lbs, Goal 155lbs.
I had been yo-yo dieting for several years after having kids, trying to lose the extra weight I had gained when pregnant. I tried just about every diet out there and failed at each one of them because they weren't sustainable. I was introduced to the Ketogenic diet in June of 2018 and thats when my weight loss journey truly began. I give credit to Innovative Health & Wellness by keeping me accountable in my weight loss journey with weekly weigh ins, support from the entire team and educated coaching. I'm loving my new lifestyle and finally feel comfortable in my own skin!

Nicole M.

“I have been to a number of chiropractors and orthopedist. Dr Orlando has been the only one that has relieved my shoulder pain!”*

Sade P.

“Dr. Duke and Dr. Orlando are amazing! Great customer service from all the staff members. Keep of the good work!”*

Mandy D.

“Love this place! Stefania and Valerie at the front desk are so sweet:) They always have smiles on their faces, and are so helpful! I came here at the recommendation of a friend after being rear ended in a wreck, and having awful neck pain. I have to admit I was a little nervous at first because I am a very private person, and it is difficult for me to have people in my personal space, but the whole staff made me feel so comfortable! Dr. Orlando is so kind and gentle. He really puts your mind at ease, and just makes you feel better!!! I don’t know how they do it, but no matter what kind of day I’ve had at work, I always leave this place smiling:) Thanks for taking such great care of me!!!”*

Dyana B.

“I have been going to Innovative for almost 7 months for weight loss and it has been an awesome experience! I have lost 60 pounds and definitely could not have done it without the support and encouragement of the staff! I go there every week for weigh-ins and blood pressure checks, and they have become like family to me. They go through my highs and lows with me, and keep me on track. It has been a life-changing experience, and I would highly recommend Innovative if you are ready to lose weight and lead a healthier life!”*

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