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February 13th

Vitamin D

Vitamin D-
Winter blues getting you down? Vitamin D might be your answer.
Watch this youtube video to get informed on all the benefits of Vitamin D!

As you can see, Vitamin D can help with a lot of other conditions along with the winter Blues.
Consult with one of our Doctors or our Nutrition expert Elsie as to which one of our vitamin D nutrients is best for you, as well as how many IU you should be taking a day.

Here’s to getting you smiling again,
Dr. Waggoner

February 12th


orthoticWhy do we at CCWC sell custom made orthotics?

As we stand on our feet over time, our arches start to break down.  Other reasons are flat feet, being overweight, and pregnancy.

Custom orthotics help to realign your feet, help your posture, and allow your treatments to hold and last longer.

We see the need frequently in everyone from young adults to the elderly.  When you Continue Reading »

February 12th

Healthy Eating

We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the best things we can do for our bodies.  Did you know that organic fruits & vegetables are available throughout Elkhart and Lagrange counties by local farmers?
My wife Juli and I buy a regular share of produce each year from Farmstead Foods; a division of Pleasant Ridge Organic Farms.
The cost for a regular share of produce this year is $280 and a Large share $495. If paid before March 10th, a $20 dollar discount is given. The harvest usually lasts from June – September (16-18 weeks) and includes whatever is in season at the time.
We have really enjoyed going together as a family to pick up the produce. The Farmwald family are Amish, and just love showing our daughter Anna the Blue Bird houses and other farm animals. They also have a BBQ cookout with all the families to kick off the season.
For more information you can stop by our office to pick up a flier or contact Delbert Farmwald at 4055 N 1150 W Shipshewana, IN 46565.

Here’s to healthy eating,

February 11th

Fevers: Good or Bad?

Fevers are the body’s response to fighting infection.  Many parents feel that they need to give a fever reducing medication as soon as a fever presents itself.  By doing this, they are interrupting the body’s natural flow in healing itself.  By giving fever reducing medication the infection will have potential to last longer and become more complicfeverated.

Our bodies elevate our temperature when we are invaded by an infection in order to help fight the infection.  Therefore, lowering our body temperature is bieing counterproductive.  Our bodies can still live and function if our temperature is 104F whereas the bacteria or virus cannot live with this elevated temperature.  They are comfortable when our body temperature is closer to normal (98.6F).   If fever reducing medication is continually given to keep the fever down or gone, we are just allowing the invader a chance to stay.  I tell my patients “it’s like hanging a welcome sign up for the invader!”

When should we worry about a fever?  In a child 3 months old or younger, a fever over 100.4F needs to be treated.  In a 3 month old to 3 year old, a fever Continue Reading »

February 8th

1 Month Down…11 To Go!!!

beforeafterHello!  My name is Aaron, and I’m the newest member of the CCWC team!  I am serving as the Director of Public Relations and Fitness.  It’s my job to keep you up-to-date as to what’s going on here at CCWC in the way of new services, promotions, information, and anything else for that matter.  As you already know, Dr. Waggoner has challenged himself to get back into shape this year by losing 90 pounds of unwanted weight, and more importantly keep it off!  I have Continue Reading »

February 6th

Dysmenorrhea – How chiropractic can help with painful periods.

Many women dread that “time of the month.” The most common symptoms women experience are moderate to severe lower abdominal cramping accompanied by lower back pain either before or during menstruation. There is a very specific chiropractic protocol that can be done to help provide significant relief of these symptoms.  For the treatments to be most effective, they need to be given either the day before and the first day of menstruation, OR day one and day two of menstruation.  The treatments involve a full spine adjustment along with additional techniques to the tailbone and lower back musculature.  Scheduling these treatments around the days mentioned above for 3-6 consistent months have helped many women (including myself) diminish, if not completely relieve, the intensity of the symptoms experienced. 

February 4th

Functional Taping

olympickinesioWe all have seen it, but most aren’t sure what it’s used for.  It’s popularity has grown through both Olympic and professional athletes. This colored tape athletes wear to enhance their performance is also available to all of us. It’s called kinesio taping, spider tape, rock tape, etc.  It’s a new method of supporting joints and muscles without sacrificing range of motion. This tape is applied by a certified professional to treat pain, edema, and also for preventative maintenance.

This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology; hence the name “Kinesio”.  Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.

The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24 hr/day basis. It is a non-restrictive type Continue Reading »

January 24th

Dr. Waggoner’s Weight Loss Journey 2013

Fad diets, shakes, biggest loser, diet pills, multilevel marketing products… I hate to admit it, but I’ve tried them all.  Yes, I had some moderate success while on a few of  the programs only to gain the weight back with additional weight.  Most people that try these approaches have a similar experience.

So what works? How can one lose weight AND keep it off?  I have the answer, and I bet you do also. The only thing is  we don’t truly want to lose weight and be healthy if we have to choose the right way! Continue Reading »

January 24th

A New Year, A New You!

Who doesn’t like a fresh start, or beginning a new chapter in their lives?  Change can be difficult, but it can also open up the doors to a whole new world of possibilities and opportunities.  The one time of year that there seems to be an expectation placed on us to implement change in our lives is at the beginning of the new year; the notorious “New Year’s Resolution”!  Granted, we are nearly a full month into 2013 already, but my hope is that it’s not too late to either encourage a little change in your life, or to at least continue what you’ve already started.

Research shows that Obesity is now the #1 cause of preventable death in the US, overtaking smoking and tobacco use.  So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that so many people make it their resolution to start shedding the unwanted pounds.  Have you ever been to a gym in January?  You practically have to wait in line to us a piece of exercise equipment, because everyone else and their brother made the decision to get up off of the couch and do something about their health.  Unfortunately, this is not the case when you visit the same gym in March.  Statistically, nearly 40% of Americans give up on their resolutions after the first month.  This can be attributed to many factors from a lack of motivation, no accountability, no real strategy or plan to achieve said goal, etc… So, how can we help make this year different for you?

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