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It’s Not Social Distancing. It’s Distant Socializing.

It’s Not Social Distancing. It’s Distant Socializing.

Now that all 50 U.S. states (and much of the world) have some sort of “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order, it’s becoming apparent that the era of social distancing is far from over. It is likely to last until at least the end of April, and maybe even longer.

There’s no doubt about it – being isolated from friends, family, and your normal routine is stressful. Even healthy people can suffer physically (as well as mentally) from not being around others. People already prone to loneliness, anxiety, and depression are even more vulnerable to feeling the effects of social isolation.

The news isn’t all bad, though! There is a silver lining to what is an otherwise bleak situation. Pollution levels are at all-time lows, and there’s no shortage of “quarantine memes” that remind us that we’re all in this together while bringing wry smiles to our faces.

To help you survive social distancing we’ve compiled 9 tips:

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7 Tips to Stay Healthy When It Seems Like Everyone Is Getting Sick

7 Tips to Stay Healthy When It Seems Like Everyone Is Getting Sick

The news is kind of scary right now, isn’t it? 📺

In the midst of all this chaos, we are learning that there’s a lot that’s out of our control.

So, let’s focus instead on what we can control! 👊🏼 What we can control is what we do each day to move toward health. It’s NOT about moving away from sickness. Let’s not even put our attention there.

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Chiropractic & Other Strategies to Support a Healthy Immune System During this Trying Time

Chiropractic & Other Strategies
to Support a Healthy Immune System
During this Trying Time

Things can be pretty stressful right now in regards to the Coronavirus and all the news surrounding it. The last thing you need is more information to add to you and your family’s already heightened stress levels because stress is one of the things that can lower your immune response and actually make you more susceptible.

Our office is a place of health, healing and support and we want to encourage you to stay calm, don’t panic and give some thought to some simple things that you and your family can do in order to help lower your stress and improve your body’s ability to respond at its best so that it is better able to block any threat to your health and the functioning of your immune system.

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March 3, 2020

8 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to a Chiropractor

8 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to a Chiropractor

Adults can experience fantastic results from chiropractic care, but what about children?

If you’re a patient in our office, you might have seen a few more kids showing up for appointments recently. That’s because parents are taking their children (even infants) to chiropractors in record numbers.

Chiropractic offers a natural, drug-free approach to health, promoting optimal brain and body function. We’re fond of saying that if you have a brain and a nervous system, you should be getting adjusted on a regular basis. And, of course, everyone has these, including newborns and infants.

But first, we want to clear up that the way we adjust children, especially babies, is often different than how we adjust adults. They are incredibly gentle, and even soothing in many cases.

If you’re still asking yourself why a child (specifically, a healthy one) needs a chiropractor, we’ve got 8 reasons that are likely to surprise you.

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February 6, 2020

American Heart Month, Valentines & ValenSPINES Day!

February is finally here and it’s the month we all know for Valentine’s Day, or should I say…ValenSPINES Day?!  (I’ll get to that in just a minute) Yes, yes the time where if you haven’t been expressing as much love, gratitude and affection towards your significant other as you should have been up until now . . . then it’s time to kick into gear and make up for it!

The good news is that you’re not even two months into the New Year so you can be sure to ride that wave for at least another couple of months after February. However, the wise decision would be to carry that on into every day moving forward. I’ll give you one simple action step you can implement at the end of this blog post that will rewire and condition your brain into making this a weekly/daily occurrence as opposed to something you only do on special occasions.

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January 17, 2020

Happy New Year from Intero!

We hope the holidays were well spent with family, friends, and other loved ones! As 2019 has come to a close, we hope everyone feels refreshed and ready to tackle the near year.


 We’re excited to come along and help you with your goals, helping your body to be better adapted to function at an optimal level! 
Now we know that making goals is a favorite for the New Year, but we also know that FOLLOWING THROUGH with those goals is another story! Instead of giving specific goals, we wanted to give 2 tips on how you can better accomplish your goals.


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January 16, 2020

Many Patients Have Referred to Our Method as the “Sniper” Method in Structural Chiropractic . . . Here’s Why.

The intelligence that runs your body is very intentional in every function it directs and allows your body to coordinate all of its actions and activities with all the other parts of the body.

Just think – when you were in elementary school and you were running to catch the bus, you went from a resting state one second eating breakfast, to all of a sudden a full-blown sprint to catch the bus.

This requires incredible coordination and direction on behalf of the wisdom of the body.  Your nerve system has to perceive and act on the demands to catch the bus, which involves releasing stress hormones into the bloodstream.

As a result, your heart rate and blood pressure goes up, and all of the oxygenated blood is directed to your muscles so that you can make it to the bus in time – without any conscious thought.

How incredible is that?!

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