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Regular Chiropractic Care Supports Optimum Health and Well-Being

Regular chiropractic care is an important component in any health transformation. Regardless of your current status, upgrades in health quality are usually available. But augmenting one's diet and launching an exercise program are not always sufficient lifestyle enhancements. We need to ensure that we're going to get the most out of the time and effort spent in improving our nutrition and fitness. That's where regular chiropractic care comes in.

In order for us to make the best use of the healthy raw materials being supplied by our new diet and maximize the effectiveness of our cardiorespiratory and strength training exercise programs, all of our physiological systems need to be synchronized. Our digestive, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and lymphatic systems all need to interact timely and accurately. These seamless interchanges are made possible by the nerve system, the body's master system. By detecting and correcting sources of nerve interference, regular chiropractic care helps ensure optimal functioning of the nerve system and, thus, optimal functioning of all other systems. In this way, regular chiropractic care supports the ongoing health and well-being of our loved ones and ourselves.

The ultra, high-tech world depicted in the popular television series “Star Trek,” is what many may envision when thinking of the future.  And while it’s yet to be seen if its advanced fictional inventions such as molecular transporters and tractor beams could become reality, one thing is for certain, the miraculous healing techniques and futuristic medical care depicted on-air is still a long way away from anything presently available here on earth. While space-age cures are still in the realm of fantasy, we can take inspiration from the intensely creative, long-lived science fiction series and reflect upon taking care of our bodies and health using the tools and knowledge currently available.

Specifically, in the domain of health and well-being, such transformation would likely involve nutrition and exercise. Our habits in these areas have gotten us to where we are now. Given the facts of the worldwide obesity and diabetes epidemics, most of us are probably not at our ideal weight and out of shape with respect to conditioning and exercise. Fortunately, transforming one's health status is always possible. The requirements for such critically important change include actively choosing new lifestyle activities and being persistent in your new choices.

The process of actively choosing implies that you are the one in charge. For example, if you begin an exercise program as a result of someone telling you that you should, you probably won't get very far. If what you're doing is based on the insistence of another, even if that other is your spouse or a trusted healthcare professional, your commitment to that activity will falter as soon as something more interesting or important comes along. In contrast, if the impetus for your activity is self-directed, then you will continue to fulfill that activity as long as you continue to make the active choice. In other words, the old positive thinking slogan, "If it's going to be, it's up to me," still applies.

Once you have actively chosen to implement a healthy lifestyle, some basic information is required in order to begin well. Healthy nutrition is obtained by being sure, on a daily basis, to consume food from the five major food groups: fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy.1 Consuming the appropriate amount of calories is also important. Excess calories will be stored as fat. For most women, a daily intake of 1,500 to 1,700 calories will result in weight loss, over time, down to the person's ideal weight. For most men, a daily intake of 1,700 to 2,000 calories will result in weight loss, over time, down to the person's ideal weight.

In terms of exercise, a combination of cardiorespiratory activity and strength training is optimal.2,3 You could have a five-day program of three sessions of strength training and two sessions of walking, running, biking, or swimming. Or you could have three cardio sessions and two strength training sessions per week. The best exercise program is the one that works for you, the one you enjoy, and the one that causes you to make progress. In all forms of exercise, start slowly and build up strength and endurance over time. Injuries are usually caused by attempting to do too much too soon.

Thus, we can, in fact, cause our own transformation in the area of health and well-being. We can begin today to grow and evolve as a result of our active choices, our commitment to the welfare of ourselves and our families.

1Carruba G, et al: Nutrition, aging and cancer: lessons from dietary intervention studies. Immun Ageing 2016 Apr 7;13:13. doi: 10.1186/s12979-016-0069-9. eCollection 2016.

2Kiviniemi AM, et al: Lifelong Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Autonomic Function in Midlife. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]

3Karsten K, et al: The immunomodulatory effects of physical activity. Curr Pharm Des  2016 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]

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I slipped on ice in December, landing hard on my behind. I was in excruciating pain and could barely move. It was a Saturday night but I called the office and left a message (new patient, too, found them on Google.) I received a call back first thing Monday morning, they got me right in that day, and I just completed my 3- month treatment plan. I feel so much better and am happy to have found Dr. Ide and his staff.

    ~Amy Hawker
     Fenton, MI

Dr. Ide and his staff are awesome. I had all but given up and I saw his ad. I am s happy to be out of partial pain and I have only gone twice, I cannot wait for the end results. Just to be pain free. Dr. Ide, I thank you so much.

    ~Patsy Dimond-Spencer
     Fenton, MI

Dr. Ide and his staff have given me my life back. The day I called to make my first appointment I had been suffering from a migraine and severe neck pain for 6 days. This was also after receiving multiple pain injections from my primary physician with no relief. His staff not only verified my insurance was accepted at this location before even offering me an appointment time (which multiple offices will not do this) over the phone but I was able to make an appointment for the same day. Dr. Ide took the time to obtain pertinent patient history and not only explain but he also showed me on my x-rays why I was experiencing pain. He addressed the root of the problem instead of pushing prescriptions to subside your symptoms. HE discussed my POA in detail and reiterated why finishing therapy and continuing home therapy was important. I was hesitant and nervous about my first adjustment but again, he took the time to walk me through each step. Paired with my weekly adjustments I also receive massage therapy. Monica, the massage therapist is incredible. She takes the time to ask specific questions before the massage to ensure she provides the best care possible. Kasey, Dr. Ide's assistant is extremely personable and continues to make sure you feel comfortable throughout your visit. The front staff also provides a warm and welcoming environment. Within my first month of treatment, I'm able to go das without a headache now and I have reduced the frequency of my pain medication. I highly recommend Dr. Ide and his staff!

    ~Leah Craig
     Fenton, MI

Very friendly staff and knowledgeable doctor! After doing a 3 month program, I no longer have daily headaches, back pain or neck pain. Most doctor's adjust your back and send you on your way - Dr. Ide makes sure to turn it into a lifestyle change by improving your posture and fixing any issues you may have. I would definitely recommend him over any chiropractor.

    ~Lauren Dunigan
     Fenton, MI

I always have good service and leave feeling good! The people are nice and all know my name. I really like how they do business for senior citizens... that's a big plus!

    ~Nancy Matson
     Fenton, MI

Very extensive in the examination. Not like other chiropractors I'd seen who just do a quick adjustment. They diagnosed the problem and are working to correct it with me. They have even went so far as to work out payment arguments for the things my insurance wouldn't cover.

    ~Brandon Ogle
     Fenton, MI

I had neck and shoulder pain since 2010. Ever since I started going to him I have felt better and better!

    ~Andrel Jacobs
     Fenton, MI

I had ankle problems all my life in my left foot. Dr. Ide adjusted my ankle for me and within one adjustment my ankle felt the best ever. Thanks Dr. Ide!

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     Fenton, MI

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