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Hogg Chiropractic Center Blog

Occasional articles about health, better living and the benefits of Applied Kinesiology.

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Adrenal Stress Disorder

A condition that results when the body is subjected to more stress than it can handle or adapt to. Types of stress include: Emotional: what we usually think about as stress Physical: overwork, poor sleep, structural imbalance Chemical: caffeine, nicotine, refined sugar, solvents, paint and cleaning product fumes Thermal: Extreme cold or heat or large [...]

By | January 19th, 2013|Categories: Condition of the Month|


Symptoms Itching anywhere on body Sneezing, asthma, difficulty breathing Fatigue Irritability Learning problems, trouble focussing Poor memory "Brain fog" Indigestion Joint or muscle pain throughout body Poor immune function Causes Poor adrenal function Improper liver function Candida yeast problems Incomplete digestion Marginal dehydration Acupuncture meridian imbalances Neurologic disorganization Treatment Applied Kinesiology (AK) tests for food, [...]

By | January 19th, 2013|Categories: Condition of the Month|

Protecting Yourself From the Swine Flu

It looks like the whole country is going to be dealing with this new swine flu outbreak. So far there have been no cases reported in Iowa but it's likely this will change in the next few weeks. While there's no need to panic, this may be worse than anything we've dealt with for a [...]

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: Health Articles|

Healthy Shoes for Every Day Use

As you may know, I'm a big supporter of minimalist or "barefoot" shoes that let our feet work the way they were designed to. This also lets the rest of the body align correctly and improves the mechanical and neurological experience of walking, leading to better overall health. I wrote a series of short articles [...]

By | August 9th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|

Increasing Telomere Length

At the recent ICAK-USA (International College of Applied Kinesiology USA chapter) there were many cool new aproaches to improving our health. One of the most interesting presentations was on telomere research. Telomeres are the ends of our chromosomes, a little of which are lost every time a cell divides. When the telomeres got too short, [...]

By | June 10th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|