Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Living Healthy: Preventative Measures

Living Healthy - Take Action before you have to! 

We have all been in the situation where you HAVE to go to a doctor or specialist because a problem has worsened to the point where you need professional help. In most cases, preventative measures can completely extract the need of this individual. Let me quickly explain how taking a few preventive measures with your health can greatly help in the long run.

Eating Right - 
       Whenever we get on the "heath" kick, the first thing that comes to our mind is what we eat. As it should be. Eating the proper foods for your body type as well as daily regimen, is quite possibly one of the biggest factors of enjoying a long, healthy life. However, you don't need to turn into a granola and make sure everything that goes in your mouth is as close to pure air as possible. For most people, simply increasing your water intake, as well as the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat, can make a huge difference. Just always be aware of what it is your eating, as well as what benefits that food has for your body. If it takes you more than .5 second to determine if it's healthy or not, it's not.

Exercising -

        This, just like eating right, is one of the easiest ways to impact your current health the greatest. Even a short jog once a week will put most people in a much better position physically than they currently are. An important part of exercising is stretching. A lot of ex-athletes find themselves taking multiple trips per week to a local Chiropractor because they did not the prep their body properly before intense workouts. Unless you want to see Dr. Wells every week, prep your body right! Warm- up, stretch, work-out, and cool down after.

Vitamins -

         This is probably the most under-utilized way of helping your body. There is no way for you to give your body everything it needs, every single day. Vitamins can greatly increase your bodies intake of critical nutrients, which helps prevent deterioration as you age. Taking vitamins and minerals really is one of the easiest things to do when trying to keep your body running strong. It's a wonder to me why more people don't take 10 seconds a day, to add years of healthy living.

Follow these guidelines, and you will without a doubt improve the current state of your health, moreover; prevent costly issues in the future.

Featured Recipe - July 31st, 2013

Quickie Cinnamon Rolls

  • 8 ounces crescent roll dough, 8 roll tube
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  1. Unroll dough in one long rectangle and press to seal perforations.
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over dough.
  3. Roll up jelly roll style (like a log) starting from the short end and pinch seam to seal.
  4. Using a serrated knife slice into 4 equal slices. (I use unwaxed dental floss threading underneath the 'log' and then crossing the ends above the 'log'(floss makes an O around the dough, floss ends form a V) Pull ends to draw floss through to cut dough. Makes a cleaner cut).
  5. Place rolls pinched side down in un-greased muffin tin.
  6. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until brown. Cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
  7. Mix powdered sugar and orange juice to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over the warm rolls and serve.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Men's Corner - July 29th, 2013

Learning What Good Fats Men Need

Good Fats for Men
When trying to lose weight or tone up your body, most men will attempt to cut all forms of fat out of their diets. They replace these fats with proteins and various carbohydrates. It is important to remember that our bodies need a certain amount of fat per day and depriving your body of these fats can have serious side effects. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for example, are needed for many of the brains functions as well as key elements of the male body, such as reproduction. A lot of people used to blame drugs such as steroids for the frequent results of erectile dysfunction when used by men, and while this was proven to be true, the lack of the proper fat levels also contributed to these results.

Be sure to follow up with your physician before starting a new diet...

Good Fats for Men
Before cutting fat out of your diet completely, you should speak with your physician and ask for any information he or she can provide you with concerning proper diet plans. A lot of men will try to supplement the vitamins and minerals their body needs by taking a dietary supplement of a one-a-day vitamin. While this can help our body in amazing ways, without the proper fat levels, your body will not be able to absorb all of the good vitamins and minerals you are attempt to put into it. Fat is one of the top three sources of energy for our body and it is also very important for protecting the organs of our bodies. It provides the body with a soft, insulating layer that helps regulate the temperature of the organ but also prevent damage or injury.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Free Health Care Seminars by Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers

Do you like free stuff? We do, too!

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At Better Health Pain and Wellness Centers, we believe understanding how your body works is the first step toward taking better care of it. To accomplish this, we have created a research based health and wellness patient education program, which includes a free health care seminar, held at each of our locations. See the schedule below for upcoming seminars, or visit our Special Events and Seminars page.

Popular Topics Include:
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Problems
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
Call us today, we will be glad to answer any questions you may have and sign you up for the next scheduled seminar. During the seminar, our expert physician and therapist team will discuss the most common pain problems and what to do about them.

The free seminars will also include an office tour, an opportunity for one-on-one discussion with a physician, free prizes, and a chance to win a one hour massage! Everyone who attends will also receive a certificate for a discounted visit, up to $150 off your first visit.

Contact us for more information

Anchorage Chiropractors
All of us at Better Health Pain and Wellness Centers look forward to seeing you at the next health care seminar!

Call (907) 346-5255 or email us at to get your appointment today.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Featured Exercise - July 22nd, 2013

Levator Scapula

With right hand contacting left back part of head, pull forward to the right at 45 degree angle.

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Then, with left hand contacting right back part of head, pull forward to the left at 45 degree angle.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Chiropractic Condition Highlight - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is it:

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The nerve that carries your brain’s messages to your hand travels from your forearm, through a tunnel formed by your wrist bones and into your hand. Sometimes this tunnel becomes compressed, putting pressure on the nerve and creating a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by a number of factors, including:
  • Repetitive motion
  • Overuse
  • Strained hand, arm and neck positions
  • Subluxations

Where it occurs:

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms occur in the wrist and hand, and affects the functioning of the hand and fingers. Many times the symptoms appear to be carpal tunnel syndrome, when it is really a neck problem. Alternatively, it is commonly misdiagnosed as a neck problem, when in fact it is carpal tunnel syndrome.

Where it occurs:

Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome may experience:
  • Numbness in the hand or forearm
  • Tingling in the hand or forearm
  • Pain in the hand, wrist, forearm or neck
  • Weakness in the hand

What are my treatment options?

Physical Rehabilitation

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Patient Testimonial - July 19th, 2013

Neck Pain Therapy in Alaska
"In the last year I’ve had two whiplash injuries, and was left with intense neck pain. The pain made it difficult to read, lift things, turn my head, or even sleep. After MCU Therapy, I’m now back to work and able to do the things I enjoy."

- Stephanie Heath

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Relationship Massage Treatment for Couples

Benefits of Massage in Relationships

Massage Therapy
Massages have been used in numerous ways throughout modern society. They have been used to relieve pain and tension, as well as a form of therapy by physicians. They have become iconic symbols of relaxation throughout the world and can be employed by those who are highly trained and specialized, to those of us with no real experience. There are so many different elements to a massage that this form of relaxation can be used to achieve a large number of results.

A healing and loving touch

A massage can be a great way for a couple to help each other relax after a long day. This activity can help couples minimize the amount of fighting or arguing they may end up enduring. It can also be used to show one another the amount of concern you have for one another. Massage can also be used to help initiate an intimate encounter with one another. The power of a loving massage and a relaxing environment can allow the imagination to run wild.

Communication is key

Massage Therapy
It also allows couples to reconnect with one another on a deeper level. The ability to communicate and talk with one another is greatly increased, although the person who is receiving the massage may be a bit less talkative, than the one giving the massage. It also allows you the chance to understand more about the stress and tension that your partner endures on a regular basis. You can typically feel the tightened muscles or knots within the body during a massage, which may cause you to better understand and appreciate one another more.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Featured Recipe - July 15th, 2013

Skillet Chicken, Stuffing and Gravy

A hometown favorite and very easy to fix up!

Healthy Choice Solutions
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves ( if breast are large, cut in half horizontally)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can chicken gravy
  • 1 (6 ounce) package chicken flavor stuffing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water

Healthy Choice Solutions
  1. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Add gravy to skillet and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  2. In bowl, combine stuffing mix and water. Spoon stuffing over chicken in skillet. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until heated.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Women's Corner - Calcium's (not-so) Hidden Benefits for Women

The Importance of Calcium for Women

Calcium is one of those things that we all know we need but tend to ignore just how important it is to us. Studies have shown that women are eight times more likely to contract diseases such as Osteoporosis, than men. This disease creates a loss in bone density and can lead to fractures within the body. Calcium can help prevent numerous other health issues that we face and the solution is far easier than you realize.

Osteo Support
Just by adding a Calcium based multivitamin into your diet, you will great increase your body’s natural defense against various diseases. Calcium also plays a vital role in the body’s ability to clot. Calcium is also a vital mineral for proper nerve function and muscle development. Increasing the amount of Calcium people consume in the course of a day helps to strengthen and protect the body. You can easily find good tasting foods that provide good doses of calcium.

Different Calcium Supplement Options to Consider

Even if you are lactose intolerant, you can find a vast number of alternatives to get your daily amount of Calcium. This, in combination with regular exercise and a healthy diet can help transform your body into a pillar of strength, which will last for years to come. The health benefits from indulging on a healthy lifestyle do not just benefit you, but also your family. You family will also benefit from these additions to their diets as well. The next time you are considering that bowl of ice cream, remember that it is alright to say yes, sometimes.

Contact for more information. 
(866) 834-0131 - 1079 Sunrise Ave. Ste B-250, Roseville, CA 95661

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Free Community Services from Better Health Pain and Wellness Centers

Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers offers FREE community health & wellness services to raise awareness and educate the public about proactive health care!

Free Community Services - Anchorage Chiropractor
The services provided at no charge are educational and interactive for local businesses, groups, and organizations.

Free Services Include:
  • Health & Wellness Seminars
  • Spinal Evaluations
  • Range of Motion Testing
  • Strength Testing
  • Body Fat Testing
  • Ergonomics & proper Lifting Training
  • Employee Chair Massage
  • Health Fairs & More

Please email us at or call 907-346-5255 for more information on hosting a FREE Wellness Event for your business, group, or organization.
More information regarding services for businesses can be found on our website in the areas below:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Featured Exercise

Upper Trapezius

Contact right side of the head with left hand and pull to left lightly.
Then contact the left side of the head with your right hand and pull to the right slightly.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Health Insurance Information for the Sunshine State

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Florida Health Insurance Quotes
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The new Affordable Care Act is rolling out this year and will be in full force in January of 2014. has the information you need to make the right choice when it comes to choosing the right coverage for yourself. By calling them at (877) 743-8786, you will be taking the first step in commanding control of your health insurance situation while knowing how you fit into the new coverage system being offered by the Federal Government.

Not only do they offer free quotes for individual plans, also can help you out with:

  • Life Insurance quotes
  • Critical Illness coverage quotes
  • Cancer Plans
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Be sure to visit the website at to get the latest information about qualifications, news, and updates about health insurance information. is located in North Miami Beach, Florida 33162 and is open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and on Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST. The website has an easy to use Live Chat option that will connect you directly to one of their specialists.