Meditation: Is It Enough?

Research continues to show a huge array of health benefits for people who meditate regularly. These benefits range everywhere from pain relief and reducing menopausal symptoms to helping people to quit smoking. According to the National Institutes of Health, research is showing that meditation physically changes the brain and may help it to process more information. Many celebrities and self-help …

Travelling with Kids

With the holiday’s right around the corner, there will inevitably be time spent navigating airports.  If you have little ones, this can sometimes be a daunting experience.  Living across the country from my family (and a once in a lifetime trip to Australia earlier this year!), my two girls have taken their fair share of flights.  Although I’m certainly no …

Holiday Massage Gift Certificates

With the holidays approaching so quickly, this is just a reminder that we have massage therapy gift certificates for sale. What better way to show a loved one that you care about them and their health! Treat them to a massage by purchasing a massage therapy gift certificate! Available at our front desk during office hours. Contact our office today …

Part 2 of 2: My iPhone Addiction

I have a glamorous black and white checked, pink trimmed Kate Spade iPhone case that has a built-in auxiliary battery in case, heaven forbid, my phone should run out of juice when I am far away from charging power. If I take a lot of pictures, and I usually do, it uses up even more power. My phone is the …

Call the Betty Ford Clinic. Or Dr. Phil or Oprah

My name is Dr. Mike Stewart and I am a Chiropractor at Active Back to Health. As we move more and more into a digital world, my wife, Geri Stewart wrote a blog on the addiction she has with her phone and being connected to the outside world. I found it so authentic and real, that I am using her …

Living A Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle means having the right nutrition, exercising  regularly, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight. Staying healthy and fit isn’t an easy journey. There’s no shortcut. Some say it’s genetic factor. Or as an excuse , they’ll say “We live only once , so why suffer or deprive yourself of anything that makes you happy”? …

Asian Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp

This easy rice noodle soup is perfect for sore throats or cold nights. © The Weary Chef 2013-2016 Author: Andi Gleeson Servings Prep Time 2 -3 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 4 baby bok choy, chopped (separate white and green pieces) 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced very thin 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 2 cups water 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce, or substitute regular …

Understanding Laser Therapy

I am hearing more about Laser Therapy lately and wondering if it can help me? This is a commonly asked question we hear in our clinic. Laser therapy has been around for 50 years and is used in a variety of clinical settings from surgery to hair removal to smoking cessation. It has become better researched, refined and effective in …

What Is Stress?

HISTORY OF STRESS Prior to the 1920’s, the term “stress”, as we commonly refer to it, was not in common use. Up to that point in time, the word was used to refer to the internal distribution of force exerted on a material body. It was only in the late 1920’s that the idea of “mental strain” or “stress” (as …