First of all, we apologize for the long break between the last blog entry and now (almost a full month). I have been out of the office for three weeks (details to come) and was unable to keep things up with our blog. So, moving forward, I’d like to continue our endeavor to familiarize you with our staff at CCWC; the great people taking care of you each time you visit us.
Often, when the pain is more severe, our Chiropractic physicians may order x-rays to be taken in order to be sure of the extent of the damage. If you’ve had x-rays done here at CCWC, there’s a very good chance that Tina was the one taking care of you through that process. This is a great service our office provides,which saves you both time and money. Also, by having specialized staff members handle the x-ray process, it saves our doctors time in order to keep Continue Reading »
Today, we are continuing on our quest to showcase our staff. Today, we are featuring one of our Millersburg doctors; Doctor Nathan Holley.
He has been with CCWC for two years now, and has settled in very well. If you’ve ever met Dr. Holley, he can at first appearance be a little intimidating. Although I don’t have his exact measurements, he is easily our tallest staff member. However, after you begin talking with him, you’ll realize he’s a gentle giant with a big heart. He specializes in Adjustment Techniques, Sports Injuries, Diagnostic Imaging, Nutritional Consulting, and Pediatric Care. Let’s get to know him a little more shall we?
What Lead you to this line of work?”I’ve always believed in a preventative approach to modern medicine. Growing up, my dad had a lot of back problems, and I saw how much my family Continue Reading »
There aren’t too many things you can count on these days. Every time I have a new favorite item on the menu at a restaurant, they end up getting rid of it. So often, even brand new products we purchase fail to work properly or break too easily. When I go shopping at the grocery store, nothing is where it should be, because they’ve relocated everything. You just can’t count on things being the same anymore! However, there is one place you can go, knowing exactly who is going to greet you at the front desk with a warm smile and a big heart. That place is Community Chiropractic and Wellness Center, and that person is Diane Miller.
Diane is the office manager at CCWC in Shipshewana, and for 16 years, she’s been serving countless people by taking their phone calls, answering questions, making appointments, and so much more. She always makes you feel welcome and at home when you walk through the doors. It’s nice to know it’s one of the things you CAN count on. Diane mentions that her favorite thing about working at CCWC is getting to work with all of the patients. So many of them feel like family to her because of their loyal patronage. “Be proactive with your health! It’s easier to stay healthy than to get healthy.” That’s Di’s advice to you.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with family, riding her bike and motorcycle with her husband, and working outside tending to her yard and flowers. If you haven’t had the privilege of meeting Diane, that most likely means you’ve never had an appointment at CCWC. So, come on in and see us. You’ll have a friendly smile waiting for you at our front desk!
A business will only be as good as its employees allow it to be. You can have the best know-how in your area of expertise, the best product on the market, or the nicest facilities available. However, if the customer experience isn’t great, they will walk away feeling like they got ripped off. And what determines the customer experience? It mostly comes down to the employees of that particular business. Here at Community Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we are proud of the hard working staff we have working for us! Not only do our doctors and therapists know their stuff, they are some of the nicest and most Continue Reading »
Omega 6 VS Omega 3
The highest this ratio should be is four Omega 6 to every one Omega 3 (4:1).
Our bodies function well when these two are in proper balance with each other. When out of balance, acid forms and our bodies become inflamed.
Take eggs for example. Do you think there is a difference between farm eggs and supermarket eggs?
They look different & taste different! And yes, the ratio of omega 3 to 6 omega is way different!
Range fed eggs have a ratio of 1.5 Omega 6 to every one Omega 3, whereas the “supermarket egg” has a ratio of 20 to one.
What have our Tough Mudders been up to lately? They are each working hard doing individual workouts and taking the best care of their bodies that they can with regularly scheduled adjustments, massages, and a balanced diet. Of course, part of their training is making sure that they are periodically pushing themselves further and further in preparation for the World’s Toughest Mudder. They are less than 90 days away, and need to make sure that they are tough enough to handle what the event throws at them. How do they do it? Well, they have been scheduling team workouts that have been increasing in length. Most recently, three of the guys took part in a 60 mile run! No, that wasn’t a type-O. Sixty! They took off around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and finished 16 hours later! This is all part of building endurance, and pushing yourself beyond what you think your body is capable of. Once you can convince yourself that you are able to do much more than you ever thought possible (with proper training), that helps remove, or at least lessen, the mental obstacle that lies ahead when facing a 24 hour race. Stay tuned for more updates and information on these guys as they prepare for the toughest 24 hours of their lives! Great job guys! Keep up the hard work!
Sometime in early July, Doc brought up the idea of riding our bikes from Shipshewana, IN to Fremont, OH; the town we both grew up in. At first, I thought he was a little crazy and there was no way we’d actually do it. However, there are those who dream big and never follow through with those dreams, and then there are your Terrance Waggoners of the world. So, after looking at our calendars, we decided on a date; August 9th.
As the theme song from Nacho Libre rang out from my phone (my alarm ring tone), I rolled out of bed and glanced at the clock. 5:20 am. My parents had spent the night as well, and I wasn’t surprised at all that my father (Doc’s brother) was already awake and getting things around. It can get a little confusing trying to figure out what to pack and where to put it when all you have are three pockets on the back of your shirt, a
vehicle that will be stopping to check on you several hours down the road, and then a separate vehicle bringing you back. So, I threw a few Clif Bars in my Jersey, a zip lock bag in case it rained (for keeping my phone dry), and a few rubber bands. You never know when you might need them. I meant to put a fresh change of bike clothes in my mom’s van so I could change if the day wound up getting hotter than expected. Unfortunately, I forgot and it ended up at my office instead. With the bikes loaded and our minds wondering what we may have forgotten (you know the feeling), we took off for Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Shipshewana, IN; the official start of our journey. Doc was already there getting his water bottles filled, tires pumped up, and Continue Reading »
This is a short video we put together last week stitching together over 600 photographs. The right-to-left movement was created by moving the camera a fraction of an inch between each shot. The total time of “filming” was 20 minutes; all condensed down to about 20 seconds. Enjoy!
Looking for a new recipe? Here’s one that’s almost too simple. One of the healthiest and yummiest meals ever!! High in protein and healthy fats. SO good for you! And delicious!!
Cayenne pepper (or any spice of your choice)
Remove the stone from an avocado. Scoop out a little more avocado to increase the size of the stone’s crater. Crack an egg into the crater. Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper (cheese too if you desire). Bake in the oven at 180 degrees until egg is cooked to the level you like.
Without cheese, this meal is roughly 250 calories!
With cheese it’s only around 300!
A short time ago, we introduced you to the Tough Mudder team we are sponsoring who will be competing in the World’s Toughest Mudder competition later this year. It’s roughly a 10 mile obstacle course they’ll be running as a team in November. Sounds doable right? Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you…they aren’t just running this course once, but as many times as they can in 24 hours.
So, how do you train for an event like that? I imagine there is no exact right way to go about preparing your mind/body for 24 hours of pain and endurance. I will be keeping you posted on how our team is getting on in their training. Recently, two of the four Mudders participated in the Sunburst Marathon in South Bend (the other two were nursing injuries they acquired through their training). Now, I myself do some running. The longest I’ve ever run without stopping is about 9.5 miles. My legs felt like jello by the end of it. You can see why this would be a good event to participate in when training for a 24 hour race; Continue Reading »