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Carlson Chiropractic Blog

Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C.

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5 Supplements to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Jul 6, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Your blood sugar level refers to the amount of glucose in your bloodstream at any point in time. Glucose is used by most cells in the body for energy, and is especially required by the brain.  A constant blood sugar supply is vital, and it must stay within a tight range. In fact, if it goes too low or high, severe illness and, potentially, even death can occur.  

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Why Dieting Can Make You Fat

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Jun 25, 2017 10:02:00 AM

According to Einstein, doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is the definition of insanity. It’s an addiction to insanity in our culture, the weight loss diet.

Despite plenty of scientific evidence that diets don’t produce lasting results for most people, and despite countless numbers of dieters, most of them women, thrown into a lifetime of damaging despair, low self-esteem, and self-hatred thanks to failing diets, our culture still blindly adheres to the low-calorie diet.

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What supplements should I be taking?

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Apr 4, 2017 8:34:00 AM


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The Truths About Food Sensitivity Testing

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Mar 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Have you ever wondered why there are so many different diets out there? Why does one diet work for one person, but not for another? We have all heard of someone who has lost weight by eating well, but what does that really mean? Does that mean eating salads, lean meats, vegetables and low glycemic

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Cholesterol: Size Matters!

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Feb 17, 2017 8:04:00 AM


Cardiovascular disease, in which the principal manifestation is coronary heart disease, remains the single leading cause of death and disability worldwide. If you’re one of the many people with high cholesterol, you may have been prescribed statin drugs and told to eat a low-fat diet — the standard advice for

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The Best and Worst Drinks for Your Health

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Dec 23, 2016 8:07:00 AM

When it comes to maintaining healthy bones, most people think that consuming foods with calcium and working out will suffice. Yet the liquids we consume actually affect bone health much more than the average person would guess. Let's take a look at what you should and should not drink for healthy bones.

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Is Ice or Heat Better for a Sports Injury?

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Dec 9, 2016 8:41:00 AM

 If you have suffered a sports injury, you are likely willing to try anything in your quest to return to normalcy. Yet there is an appropriate time for ice and an appropriate time for heat. Let's take a look at exactly which types of injuries should be treated by ice and which should be treated by heat.

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Topics: Health and Body

7 Healthy Snacks You Can Make with Your Kids

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Dec 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM


If your kids experience headaches, allergies, indigestion or eczema, a healthier diet may resolve these issues. You can help your children feel more energetic by offering them healthy snacks. Substitute fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and apples for potato chips and cookies. Allow your youngsters to help you when you make healthy snacks. Children love to use their creative ideas to invent appealing treats. If you are trying to find new ideas for healthy snacks, try the following recipes:

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Low Blood Sugar Makes you "Hangry"

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Oct 28, 2016 9:32:00 AM

Do you crash when you go too long without eating, losing energy and becoming “hangry?” Hanger (hunger plus anger) is that explosive combination of low blood sugar and extreme irritability that turns a normally nice person into a nightmare. People joke about being hangry, (insert Snickers joke here) but when it happens regularly, it means your body and brain are in a perpetual state of alarm. This constant stress raises inflammation and accelerates degeneration of the brain.

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3 Things that Contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Aug 26, 2016 1:52:05 PM

If you're like millions of others with chronic illness, I'm sure you have used Google to learn more about your condition and try to find a deeper understanding and hopefully how to feel better. While scouring the internet, you have surely come across words like leaky gut. Leaky gut is when the lining of the intestines, which should be semi-permeable (meaning let good things in and keep bad things out) becomes leaky.

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Topics: Pain and Prevention