Should I get the flu shot?

Should I get the flu shot?

The media and medical community have been making it sound as though everyone ought to get a flu shot. But does it really help? Is it really necessary? If you find yourself asking these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive right in.

Shin Splints Case Study

Shin Splints Case Study

a young athlete with a big heart

A sixteen-year-old girl came to the clinic with lower leg pain. She had shin splints the last two seasons of softball and felt the same excruciating pain going into this season. Up to this point she had tried medications, taping techniques, exercises, and ice with no lasting relief. The condition continued to get worse and was limiting her effectiveness to play.

After an appointment with Dr. Brad, he discovered that both of her talus bones were misaligned in her ankles, she had a misaligned pelvis, and her nutritional status was low.

Treatment consisted of pelvic and ankle adjustments twice a week for three weeks and then once a week for five weeks. We also taught this young athlete how to tape her ankles appropriately for her condition. Finally, we put her on appropriate nutritional supplements to aid in healing.

Within three weeks of treatment her shin pain was negligible and very tolerable. She was able to play the entire season with very little discomfort.

Natural Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year

Natural Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year

Already dreading cold and flu season? Well, we’ve got some good news for you! Keeping your family healthy this fall might not be impossible after all. Learn what you can do right now to help the sickness not get you later.

Eating With The Seasons

Eating With The Seasons

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, spring is liver and gallbladder season. This means our bodies crave certain foods. So what should we all be eating during the spring months? Find out in this video!

Kids Get Headaches, Too

Kids Get Headaches, Too

Sometimes the headache is in the front of your head, sometimes behind your eyes, sometimes on the top of your head. No matter where the headache is, it can really be painful. When you get headaches kids, here are some good things Dr. Brad says you can do to help yourself.

Growing Pains in Kids: What To Do & How To Help

Growing Pains in Kids: What To Do & How To Help

Leg aches and growing pains tell us your activity levels suddenly got higher than your body’s ability to repair itself. This is usually due to your nutritional status. When you begin to notice this pain, be sure to listen!

Hope For Allergies and Sinus Infections

Hope For Allergies and Sinus Infections

"Dr. Brad has helped me in so many ways over the past several years. When I first began treatment with Dr. Brad, I had allergies, chronic sinus infections, and always felt exhausted.

I have not had a sinus infection since treatment began nor do I take allergy medicine anymore. The exhaustion is gone and I am so active now that Dr. Brad continues to treat my interesting injuries that occur from all the new activities I am enjoying..."

Strength Training At The Gym

Strength Training At The Gym

Resistance exercise is necessary for a variety of reasons, like building and retaining muscle as well as being especially helpful in losing weight to achieve a lean, healthy body. When done properly, weight resistance can also help build stronger bones and healthy joints.

Strep Throat: Do I Need an Antibiotic?

Strep Throat: Do I Need an Antibiotic?

What is strep throat anyway? Strep is a bacteria we all have present in our bodies. When you come down with strep throat it means you have caught a virus which causes an overgrowth of the strep bacteria.

Allergies: Simple Solutions To Help Your Body Right Now

Allergies: Simple Solutions To Help Your Body Right Now

Ever wondered why allergies can vary so much from person to person?

Think of it like this: each of our bodies have our own bucket-sized ability for how many hormones, toxins, chemicals, or allergens we can handle. Everyone has a little different capacity...

10 Minute Full-Body Workout

10 Minute Full-Body Workout

When you feel a bit tight on time, here's a Dr. Brad-recommended, full-body workout that will take you just 10 minutes! Do it at home in your living room or maybe even your kitchen.

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For A Minnesota Winter

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For A Minnesota Winter

For those of us who call Minnesota home, we are professionals at surviving the winter. But most people here in Minnesota don’t realize that the time to start preparing your body for winter is as soon as fall begins.

5 Kid-Friendly Ways To Help You Stay Healthy This Winter

5 Kid-Friendly Ways To Help You Stay Healthy This Winter

Getting sick is no fun, no fun at all. With such a rough flu season this year, we kids need to stick together! We cornered Dr. Brad yesterday and begged him to give us some free advice for staying healthy this winter. As always, he was happy to help!

Kidney Stones and What You Can Do To Help Your Body Right Now

Kidney Stones and What You Can Do To Help Your Body Right Now

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, then you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you never, ever want to have another one. Ouch.

You might be surprised to know that each time they go in and break up kidney stones, it gives the person temporary relief but puts that person more at risk for future kidney stones. Why?

Bed Wetting For Kids or Adults and Why It Happens

Bed Wetting For Kids or Adults and Why It Happens

Whether we’re talking about adult or child bed wetting, the number one cause is a kidney deficiency. You read that right. Bed wetting is most commonly a result of a weak kidney system.

Unfortunately, your kidneys can often be the very last thing a western doctor will think of.

Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

Don't let the winter bug get you down this winter. Watch this short video to learn more about how to keep your family healthy this winter.

Help Your Body Fight Pink Eye

Help Your Body Fight Pink Eye

Pink eye occurs when bacteria are infecting the eye. It’s not uncommon for pink eye to flair up for kids in the first few weeks after going back to school. Why is that? There are many factors to consider...

A Different Kind of Cough Medicine

Last time you got the cough, how did you pass the nights? Did you endure the rib-shattering coughing fits or did you slide down a little cough syrup? Have you ever wondered how that cough syrup magically coats your throat to keep the coughing at a minimum?

Cough syrups solving and treating our illness, they only suppress and bury the problem. But guess what? There’s another option.

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

Statistics show that most ear “infections” aren’t “infections” at all. Instead most are simply ear inflammations. Antibiotics will only clear the inflammation, but antibiotics won’t solve the core problem behind the ear infection.