Author: Keren Day

Be Well Kitchen:
Keren’s Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake

Many of us are willing to stick to healthy eating and stay away from refined sugar — except for birthdays and holidays. This chocolate fudge cake is a wonderful dessert to make for those special occasions. You can have your gluten-free, sugar-free cake and eat it too!

Foods That Are Giving You A Headache

Stress and tension can be a serious trigger for all headache sufferers. An easy solution for headaches is addressing the muscles that get tight in the neck and jaw. My treatments of choice always include Active Release Technique, chiropractic, and acupuncture.

When those treatments help but just don’t do the trick, we must look at foods and the reactions to the food we put into our bodies. In my clinical practice, food can be a direct trigger causing headaches for many of my patients.

Choosing Healthier Chocolate

This Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking to treat your loved ones (or indulge yourself) in some good quality chocolate, here are some wonderful, healthier options to enjoy for dessert.

How to Fit Exercise Into Your Daily Routine

Exercising can often feel like the last priority in our hugely overburdened schedules. An hour to run? On many days that sounds totally daunting. But the truth is even starting out with 10 minutes of exercise a day is great. Instead of investing time, invest your INTENTION.

Here are some of my favorite tips to fit exercise in every day:

Understanding Inflammation and Healing for Athletes

As athletes who train for races, competitions, or daily/weekly goals we must remember that our tissues are in a constant state of healing. Our muscles tear then repair which increases the body’s state of inflammation or swelling. Since intense workouts create inflammation, it’s important to decrease the amount of stress on our bodies by choosing the right foods. Basically, we want to heal as efficiently as possible to keep our body running smoothly, and the foods we choose make a big difference.

10 Tips to Calm Down and Relax in Less Than a Minute Flat

Sometimes our days get so crazy we forget to take a minute to breathe! But we must–it’s the only way to decompress before getting too carried away. Fortunately, there are many ways both physically and spiritually that we can do this.

All of these methods for calming down can be done in under a minute.

Making the Connection: Sleep and Injuries

When we’re sick or injured, we all know that getting plenty of rest is important. This is because during sleep your muscles and soft tissues heal and scar tissue develops. Scar tissue is the dense fiber that the body creates to repair injuries, whether it’s a sudden injury or a chronic injury that develops over time.

Making the Connection
“Blackberry Thumb”

Are we intelligent enough to handle our Smartphones? Keeping up with all the latest technology may have a downside. Besides for missing out on what is actually happening around us in real time, how does the repetitive use of these devices affect our bodies?

There are various ways in which we can injure ourselves due to our Smartphones, almost all due to repetitive use. These injuries are commonly known as “blackberry thumb”.

Making the Connection:
Upper Extremity Pain and Neck Injury

Over the past few years there has been an increase in technological gadgets that have broadened the communication realm. These consistent new developments have, created the option for anyone to work from anywhere at anytime. With these advancements there has also, “coincidentally”, come an increase in repetitive stress injuries sustained in the neck and upper… Read more »

Making The Connection: Understanding Injuries

Many Healthcare providers as well as patients tend to view physical injuries as the result of the symptoms they can see or feel. Understandably they want to treat the pain. Too often they do not understand the consequences of our bodies being a functional unit. An injury to a specific area of the body can… Read more »