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Vitamin D

Vitamin D – Hormone Extraordinaire

“Pop Music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.” ~ Peter Tork By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP Vitamin D deficiency (hypovitaminosis D) is a very common disorder, especially in the northern states where long winters find millions of  Especially here in the Chicagoland area with our long winters spent indoors. We are meant to absorb Vitamin D from the sun, but complications arise. We…


Resolution

Creating a Resolution

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP It’s that time of year again where we resolve to be better, different, or more. Surprisingly, 75% of resolutions are maintained for the first week of January! Rounding the turn how are you holding up? We may lose weight, spend more…


Cell Phone

Drop The Cell Phone This Christmas

“The cell phone has become the adult’s transitional object, replacing the toddler’s teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging.” ~ Margaret Heffernan By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP When was the last time you set your phone down, turned it off, just completely unplugged? Could you? I was forced into this situation some time back. As I was preparing for a professional development…


Paul Ryan More Of The Same

By Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots (This column first appeared on Politico) Paul Ryan is not the right man to assume the House Speakership—and anyone who believes he is just doesn’t get it. In fact, anyone who believes Ryan is the right man for Speaker simply has no idea why we in the Tea Party movement feel like the Republican Party has betrayed…


Making Number Two Your Number One Priority or, We Need To Talk About Your Poop

“Everybody looks at their poop.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP Everyone Poops is a popular U.S. children’s adaptation of a Japanese book published nearly 40 years ago. Yet it’s still a taboo topic that most of us struggle to talk about. As the book states, everyone poops. We all do it, always have and always will. So why the averseness? It’s…


Fitbit More Than A Fad

With smartwatches dominating headlines, it is easy to think the fitness band craze of the past couple of years would fad away to the more sophisticated wrist accessories. But, as prices continue to remain high, and the desire to use the smart devices beyond the phone continues to remain stagnant, sales continue to dominate the industry and the livelihood of the activity tracker remains as…


Most Anticipated Fall Albums

While dozens of albums are released on a weekly basis, few seasons draw more breathless anticipation than the usual fall bumper crop. Even though some of these releases may end up being pushed back, this is merely the new reality we live in, as other surprise albums could also drop out of the clear blue sky. Young Thug: Hy!£UN35 Hip hop’s latest curio has done…


Early To Bed, Early To (Be) Wise (In Other Words: SLEEP!)

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP Despite being fundamental and vital to our daily lives, sleep often eludes the best of us. Many of the daily activities we choose to engage in —or choose to avoid — can affect our quality and quantity of sleep. Stress, hormones, diet and…


Halloween Is America’s Candy Cash Cow

Straddling the line between fall and winter is Halloween, candy’s biggest holiday. Halloween first emerged around 2,000 years ago. As it began so long ago, people left food and wine on their doorsteps to keep roaming spirits away. As you can imagine, it was not a huge impact on the economy at the time. In contrast, modern day Halloween is a billion dollar night. In…


Magnesium – The Unacknowledged Mineral

“Of the things I’ve lost – I miss my mind the most.” ~ Mark Twain By Jordan Leasure, BA, DC, CCWP Many Americans, half actually, take a multivitamin on a daily basis. And of that half, it is fairly safe to assume most of them think it is adequate enough for their daily lifestyle. But, even if you’re taking a high quality, comprehensive multivitamin, mineral…