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Hogg Chiropractic Center Blog

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

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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|

Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors

I posted this on my office Facebook page but thought it was important enough to post here too. Did you know that taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like nexium, prilosec and aciphex commonly prescribed for heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers have a very dark side? They work by interfering with your normal stomach secretions of hydrochloric [...]

By | May 20th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|

Folates and Colorectal Cancer

I recently had a patient come in expressing concern about folate, a B vitamin and colorectal cancer. A relative had told her that recent research had suggested the connection. She was concerned because she was taking a nutritional supplement I had recommended, 5-MTHF which is what your body converts folate or folic acid into before [...]

By | March 12th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|