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  • Shopping the Perimeter of the Grocery Store
    The holidays are here, and that means more food shopping. It also means you have more temptations to splurge on sugary treats or time-saving processed foods. You've probably heard that shopping the perimeter of the grocery store is a strategy for eating more healthfully. Let's explain this idea for just a moment. What is usually located around the perimeter and why is it more healthy? Thinking of a typical grocer, the first thing you see beyond the entrance are the fresh, colorful displays of fruits and vegetables. They entice the eye and if you go to the store hungry, which you shouldn't do of course, the colorful foods are likely to drive the body's digestive responses into start-up mode. The next area around the perimeter might be the meat department. While you can make a lot of unhealthy choices here; organic and grass-fed lean meats, poultry, and fish are best bets. Traveling along our path to the dairy department, low-fat milks and cheeses are good choices, along with fresh, free-range, organic eggs. Next up, bakery items. This area can be tricky, because you have to be a sleuth to locate the hidden whole-grain gems among the loaves of white flour products. Persevere you must however, because YOU aren't going to be one of those New Year's Resolution failures. You've resolved to NOT gain the extra-holiday-five-pounds in the first place. If you are striving for a healthy diet, you should have most of the ingredients you need for healthy meals after these four grocery store areas. However, we do have to quickly venture into the interior of the store for a few needed items. The dreaded baking aisle, full of sugary empty calories, is our next stop. Keep your eyes straight ahead, and grab whole-wheat flour, corn meal and your favorite extra-virgin olive oil, avoiding mixes in boxes and bags and pouches that are little diet saboteurs. While on this aisle, pick up any nuts you need as they are a great source of protein and healthy fat. Another quick venture into the condiment aisle for olives, roasted peppers, jalapenos....pick your fave here, but be careful! Check labels for added sugar, salt and artificial (weird-sounding) ingredients. Hopefully this completes our journey through the grocery. Pat yourself on the back if you've resisted the dangers, checked labels and completed your mission with victory! If you save a few dollars, you get extra points. Read more
  • How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?
    Chiropractic care can serve you in a number of ways, and how much you need depends on your goals. Pain Relief Most patients seek chiropractic care because they are suffering from back pain, neck pain, or have just been injured in an accident. Pain relief is their primary goal, and at Cole Chiropractic Clinic we are glad that we are able to provided gentle and effective treatment for relief of pain. Whether it is a new injury or chronic pain you have had for years, chiropractic care is a natural and effective treatment. Joint Function For some of our patients, they've noticed a slow decrease in their body's ability to move certain ways that is inhibiting their ability to perform normal activities. This is seen especially in athletes. Increasing range of motion in joints is one thing our Tulsa chiropractor loves to achieve because it restores a person's ability to do the things they enjoy, as well as the activities required in everyday life. This is an area where chiropractic can really shine, and is very effective. Health and Wellness Prevention is the third reason most people seek chiropractic care. Every nerve in the human body goes through the spinal column, and those nerves serve every structure in the body, indluding our vital internal organs. Keeping our nerve supply healthy and in good function is a way to encourage the whole body to stay as healthy as possible. These kinds of treatments are periodic and occur about once a month. Although these types of wellness visits are not usually covered by insurance, patients are glad to invest in them to ensure their long-term health. How Long? To answer our initial question; how long will I need chiropractic care? The answer is up to you. Chirpractic care can get you out of pain, ensure better movement and flexibility, and ultimately help you prevent future problems. We prefer to do all three. Read more
  • Will Insurance Cover Chiropractic Treatment?
    You may be concerned about the cost of your chiropractic treatment plan. Rest assured. Chiropractic care is one of the most affordable investments in your health you will ever make! Most insurances cover chiropractic treatment. At Cole Chiropractic Clinic in Tulsa, we actively strive to stay up-to-date with insurance plans offered in Oklahoma so that we can keep costs down. However, keep in mind that your insurance company may require you to cover deductible amounts and copays before they will pay the costs of any of your care. We can help you determine what these costs will look like. Cole Chiropractic Clinic accepts many insurance plans; including auto claims, workers' compensation, Medicare and supplementals, and private health care plans. If you have any questions about your insurance plan, we are glad to try to answer them. Read more
  • 30 Sneaky Names for Sugar
    30 Sneaky Names for Sugar If you are trying to limit your intake of sugar, and especially if you are diabetic, you probably know that food labels can have many ways to list the same ingredient--sugar. Sometimes, several of these name will appear on the same product! A good rule of thumb is to limit foods that have names on the label that you don't recognize as food. Another good method is to avoid foods that have more than 4 or 5 ingredients listed. Along with excess sugar, foods with a long list of scientific names tend to be full of artificial colors and flavors that don't have any benefit for your health. Keep in mind that names for added sugars are always evolving. New ones pop up all the time. As consumers, we have to remain diligent in trying to figure out what is being added to our food. Here are over 30 of the most recent ways we've seen sugar hidden on food labels. I'm sure there are many more! Agave nectar Barbados sugar Barley malt Beet sugar Buttered syrup Caramel Carob syrup Castor sugar Coconut palm sugar Coconut sugar Corn sweetener Corn syrup Date sugar Dehydrated cane juice Demerara sugar Dextrin Dextrose Evaporated cane juice Fructose Fruit juice concentrate Golden syrup Grape sugar HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup) Invert sugar Malt syrup Maltodextrin Maltol Maltose Mannose Muscovado Palm sugar Panocha Refiner's syrup Rice syrup Saccharose Sorghum Syrup Sucrose Sweet Sorghum Treacle Read more
  • Happy Memorial Day!
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  • Why Every Athlete Should Have a Chiropractor
    Around 90% of world-class athletes use chiropractic care to increase performance and prevent injuries, according to the American Chiropractic Association. In the NFL, every team has a team chiropractor, and US Olympic athletes began using chiropractors in the 1970s. What have these athletes discovered that can help others who engage in sports keep their bodies in tip-top shape? Chiropractic care can address and treat muscle imbalances, spinal misalignments and range of motion problems very early in their occurrence, way before it would be severe enough to have surgical correction. By using chiropractic care, an athlete can maximize performance while continuing to participate in the sport they enjoy. Read more
  • What Does an Adjustment Do?
    A chiropractic adjustment is a quick, specific force applied to a joint at a certain angle that is designed to release a joint back into its natural position. Any joint in the body can be adjusted, from shoulders to feet, but patients normally come to the chiropractor for neck and back pain. In 2019, in a study conducted on patients with low back pain, an MRI was performed after a chiropractic manipulation that showed that the patients in the group who received a chiropractic treatment had an increase in spacing between the spinal vertebrae after a treatment. They also reported a decrease in pain. This study showed how effective chiropractic treatment is at releasing spinal adhesions and opening up the spaces between vertebrae to allow for proper nerve flow. Another study showed an increase of 8-13 degrees of range of motion in a joint after an adjustment, along with local pain relief. These studies, along with studies on the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for pain relief, are the evidence that chiropractic improves the health of the spine. As a pleasant side effect, chiropractic treatment also reduces pain! Removing restrictions to nerve flow is one of chiropractic's primary goals, because when the nerves that serve our internal organs and muscles are working properly, your whole body is healthier. Try chiropractic today! Same-day or next-day appointments are usually available. Call us at (918) 664-2273 or schedule online here. Read more
  • The Falsely-Named Slipped Disc
    Discs serve as the shock absorbers for our spines. There is a disc between each vertebrae and they are made up of round, gel-filled cores, surrounded by rings of cartilage. When we move, the discs compress in a way that provides support and cushion to the spinal vertebrae. Discs do not slip out of place. When damaged, the soft inner core o Read more
  • Can Subluxations Clear Up On Their Own?
    Of couse they can! Our body has an amazing ability to heal itself. In the normal daily activities of walking, stretching and bending, a small spinal misalignment can reposition itself into its healthy, normal position in the spine. All is good again. Except when it's not. Not all spinal misalignments correct themselves. Sometimes, they don't even cause symptoms. A continuing spinal misalignment can cause pressure on nerves over time, causing permanent damage. If the nerves that serve your stomach, for example, are pinched at the spinal level, you may experience stomach pain but never realize it originated as a pinched nerve in the spine. Small misalignments can be caused by all sorts of things we encounter every day, like stress, pollution, slips and falls, heavy lifting or even more serious events like accidents at work or in an automobile. The key to preventing permanent damage is getting these misalignments corrected quickly, before the Read more
  • Can I Have Chiropractic Care After Back Surgery?
    Chiropractic care is a conservative, noninvasive form of treatment for neck and back pain.  It involves specific movements of the spinal vertebrae to correct misalignments that put pressure on the Read more
  • How Laughter and Chiropractic Heal the Body
    But did you know that laughter has some of the same healing effects as chiropractic care? Laughing is an all-natural way of lowering pain levels and relieving stress, just like Chiropractic care. Laugher reduces the level of stress hormones in the body. Stress hormones like cortisol raise your blood pressure, increase your heart rate and prepare your body for a fight or flight response. Prolonged stress has negative effects on your heart, as well as your entire cardiovascular system, causing unwanted side effects like weight gain. Chiropractic treatments release muscle tension and pressure on the nerves, allowing the body to relax, function more optimally, and heal properly. Laughter also helps release endorphins, our body's natural mood enhancers. Exercise does this as well. These chemicals; neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, are our body's natural opioids, and they give us a feeling of overall balance and wellness. Chiropractic care does the same thing by releasing muscle tension and tightness around the nerve roots of our skeletal system, and by enhancing the functionality of the nerves in the body. This release of tension can help improve your mood as well as increase those feel-good chemicals in the body. Read more
  • Happy New Year!
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  • Adjusting to a New Year
    Why You Need Chiropractic in 2021 Have you decided to renew your commitment to good health this year? Whether you've been visiting the chiropractor for years, or you're considering making a first-time visit, chiropractic care can help you stay healthy and avoid aches and pains in 2021. Are You Feeling Sore After the Holidays? Holiday activities, as enjoyable as they may be, can strain your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. If your sciatica has been acting up after dragging your Christmas tree to the curb or your back hasn't been quite the same since you fell off your snowboard, chiropractic treatments will help you recover from y Read more
  • How To Prevent Injuries from Winter Activities from your Chiropractor in Tulsa
    Do You Know How to Lower Your Risk of Painful Winter Injuries? Do You Know How to Lower Your Risk of Painful Winter Injuries? Read more
  • How Often Do I Need Chiropractic Adjustments?
    How many adjustments it takes to achieve healing for back pain Read more
  • Why Chiropractic Care is Called Conservative Care
    If your car won't start, does it make more sense for the mechanic to replace the whole engine, or to begin by reconnecting the wire to the spark plug that Read more

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