Month: March 2016

How to Detox Your Body Naturally With Water

When you hear the word “DETOX”, you might have a tendency to freak out and think “this will be really hard.” Or you may think you’ll have to stay home next to a bathroom all day!

But detoxes really aren’t that scary.

The truth is, your body has its own natural detoxification system that runs every day through your kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system. That system is fueled by your nervous system and your endocrine system (aka your hormones). It is designed to excrete unwanted chemicals, pesticides, oxidized cells, and more.

While some people may be in need of a major detoxification regimen from time to time, everyone can give their natural detoxification system a boost with a simple water recipe drank daily.

Your body is made up of 90% water, so it’s imperative that you make sure you’re drinking enough every day. Below are 4 different ingredients you can add to your water to aid your body’s natural detoxification. You’ll reap many benefits, including more energy; clearer, hydrated skin; regular digestion; boosted metabolism and more!

Cucumber Water Recipe : Wash and cut an organic cucumber into thin round slices, and add it to your regular water. Keep sipping it throughout the day to keep your body hydrated. Cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties, which also help to curb acne.

Ginger Water Recipe: Ginger root cleanses your system completely. It aids in digestion and perfects your metabolism. This is also very important to avoid skin breakouts and acne. Simply cut it into julienne slices and add it to your water. Ginger is very potent, so be sure to add in small amounts until you’re comfortable with the taste.

Mint Water Recipe: Mint is very good for digestion; it also helps to eliminate toxins in the stomach. It also adds a sweet taste and fresh aroma to your water, making it an instantly refreshing drink. All you need is a few leaves!

Lemon Water Recipe: Lemon not only cleanses the body, but alkalizes too. Add a couple of thinly sliced lemons into a jug of water for extra vitamin C and reap the benefits of natural detoxification!

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Seeing a Charlotte chiropractor not only helps reverse years of damage caused by poor posture or bodily injuries; it is also a great way to take a proactive approach to your health, even before the damage is done.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding chiropractic care. Many people think chiropractors are quacks, and that chiropractic is not a legitimate form of health care or treatment for disease. However, there are many neuromuscular based disorders that chiropractors can help to correct. As a matter of fact, there are several studies out there to prove it.

Here are 5 common conditions that you may be able to overcome naturally by regularly visiting a south Charlotte chiropractor near you:

#1: Sciatic Nerve Pain

Also known as sciatica, this condition is normally treated using corticosteroid injections, the side-effects of which can do more harm than good, and result in overmedication long-term. A better approach, according to a study published in the European Spine Journal, is chiropractic care. Findings uncovered a 72% success rate for patients who received chiropractic adjustments, compared to a 50% rate for corticosteroids and a 20% rate for physical therapy.

#2: Lower Back and Neck Pain

A study published in the British Medical Journal in 2003 showed that chiropractic care resulted in faster recovery than both general practitioner care and physiotherapy in 183 patients with neck pain who were randomly allocated to one of the 3 methods. Not only that; the cost of a chiropractor in Charlotte was 1/3 the cost of the other conventional treatments. So not only can regular adjustments help you recover faster from neck pain; they can also save you money long-term!

In another study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 56% of chiropractic patients reported improvements in their low back pain, while nearly 1/3 of medical patients reported worse low back pain after treatment.

#3: Tension & Migraine Headaches

Headaches are the second most common condition managed by chiropractors (back pain is #1). A group trial found a 90% reduction in the number and frequency of headaches experienced by 22% of people who received chiropractic treatment. 49% reported in significant reduction in pain intensity, within the same study.

That sure beats taking a pill, doesn’t it?

#4: Colic & Ear Infections

That’s right mamas! Charlotte chiropractic care is useful for so much more than just pain management. If your baby has colic or an ear infection, a few adjustments can make all the difference. Chiropractic care can even help to prevent both conditions by strengthening the immune system. There are tons of studies citing this fact—including a 2012 study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. But don’t take my word for it. Look it up! Better yet, come see me next time your child starts complaining of pain in his ear. 🙂

#5: Athletic Performance

Did you know that 50% of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff? I’ve treated many of them myself. Famous figures like Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana have all been under chiropractic treatment, and with good reason: it works! Studies have shown that it is not only effective at pain reduction and management; it actually boosts athletic performance by reducing oxidative stress, relieving muscle tension, boosting the immune system and enhancing pulmonary function. It can also increase energy levels naturally.

Bottom line: Charlotte chiropractic care increases bodily function, which frees up your immune system to focus on keeping you healthy. If your health is a priority for you (and it should be), investing in regular preventative care by seeing a Charlotte chiropractor is worth adding to your to-do list this week.

Don’t wait any longer. Book your appointment today by calling 980-422-2000!

Queen City Health Center is a Charlotte Chiropractic and total wellness center for individuals and families. With locations across Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC, we specialize in helping individuals and families find true health and ways to maximize their lives through nutrition, lifestyle classes, detoxification and spinal correction.


SouthPark Office 4421 Sharon Rd #100 Charlotte, NC 28211 980-422-2000
Matthews Office 1730 Matthews Township Pkwy Matthews, NC 28105 704-844-6368