Continued… 5. Bok Choy Bok choy is a vegetable, also referred to as Chinese white cabbage, that you can grow early spring. It contains vitamins C and K and has higher concentration of beta-carotene and vitamin A than any other variety of cabbage. It also contains important nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.… Read More »
1. Sprouts Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don’t need a whole lot of space either. They can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be small, but they are packed with nutrition, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes that help protect against free radical damage. Two favorites: sunflower seed and pea shoots—both… Read More »
Feeling happy is not only a matter of mental health Positive thoughts and attitudes are able to prompt changes in your body. Positive thoughts can strengthen your immune system, decrease pain and chronic disease, and provide stress relief. A study by scientists proves that happiness and other positive psychological attributes are associated with a lower… Read More »
MOOD FOOD! Avocado is a great source of folate, which supports the regulation of serotonin – the chemical responsible for mood balance. Salmon is rich in B12, a vitamin that plays an important role in allowing for normal neurological function. Folate and B12 are often used together in tackling depression – giving this healthy meal… Read More »
What you eat or don’t eat can have a significant impact on your mood. While excess sugar has been linked to depression, certain foods are linked to positive emotions. Namely: Vegetables, Especially Leafy Greens Dark leafy greens, like spinach, are rich in folate, which helps your body produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine. One… Read More »
This month’s team member spotlight is our chiropractic assistant, Kendra! 1. What’s your favorite thing to do to cheer yourself up if you’ve been feeling down? “My favorite thing that cheers me up whenever I am feeling down is spending time with family. My family is not only a great support system but a bunch… Read More »
When you’re in the midst of your daily grind — to-do lists, work deadlines, cooking, cleaning, children’s activities and the like — you’re probably not thinking about what you could do to become more happy. There’s no time for that, and your mind is probably occupied with more important, or at least more pressing, matters.… Read More »
Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding Ingredients 14 fl oz full-fat coconut milk 2 – 2.5 oz dark chocolate 1 – 4 Tbsp unrefined sugar 1 – 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin 2 – 3 Tbsp filtered water, room temperature (for wetting gelatin) fresh… Read More »
This month’s team member spotlight is our massage therapist is Kristen! What is your spirit animal and why? ” My spirit animal would have to be the wolf. I have always been naturally drawn to them from growing up around many Native American families. They are a part of their culture, and just fascinated me.… Read More »
A paleo California Steak Salad filled with grilled onions, arugula, avocado, asparagus, charred Steak and covered in zesty Chimichurri Dressing. Fresh, light, high in protein and delicious! Ingredients 1.25lb flank steak 1 tablespoon olive oil salt & pepper to season 8 oz. fresh arugula 1 red onion, sliced into 1″” rings (keep them together you’re… Read More »
- Gabriel Popma
I feel way better and everyone there is extremely friendly. I would totally recommend to anyone, even if they don’t have back issues, it’s always good to see a chiropractor!
- Janet Hall
I was always reluctant to try chiropractic care but after months of suffering low back pain and sciatica I was desperate for relief that i wasnt getting from thr pain pills and physical therapy my Dr. prescribed. Clear Connections has been a very positive experience so far. I no longer have the severe level of pain I was in, it has improved dramatically. I also sleep better. The staff is super friendly. Sean & Krystal are great, they genuniely care about all their patients well being. Highly recommend!
- Elizabeth DeByle
So glad to be back on track with this team! They are friendly, helpful and a great encouragement to be the best me I can be. Getting regular adjustments and massages has helped my back, shoulder and knee pain go from a daily uncomfortable irritant to being mostly pain free! The office hours also make it easy to get an appointment either on my lunch hour or after work.
- Debbie Haas
I love Clear Connections Chiropractic! I cannot say enough wonderful things about what they have done for me. I feel so much better and am able to move so much easier pain free. I am always willing to give a shout out about how AWESOME this team is to have on your side!!
- Carrie Solomon
The staff is very helpful and kind. The evening hours are great for people who work day shifts, they are very flexible. The treatment I have received so far has been great, I work a desk job so my body does get pretty stiff, but the team at Clear Connections has been great at getting me treatment to help alleviate that stiffness to help my body feel less tense. Also they do a great job of explaining the treatment and giving you exercises to do on your own to continue to help you body improve.
- Jamie Montague
I was having such terrible pain in my shoulder I could hardly raise my arm, I couldn’t get myself out of bed and was having a hard time sleeping more than a couple hours at a time that I thought I had torn something like my rotator cuff. Started going to Clear Connections Chiropractic and feel so much better under their care plan. It’s hard to get to the office regularly but I know the weeks I can stick to it the better I feel and healthier I am. Office staff are so supportive and helpful with whatever you need. Loved the thermal scan vs X-ray and holistic approach they take to caring for the whole body not just the immediate symptoms. I’m a true believer in chiropractor care and Clear Connections Chiropractic is a great group/community here in West Michigan.
- Ann Post
I absolutely love coming for my weekly adjustment! About day five I really start to get uncomfortable in my lower back area and know that relief is on the horizon. As soon as I sit up from the table after a ‘tune-up’, it’s like I’m a whole new person again! I can’t imagine not having chiropractic care in my life!
- Chris Holmgren
Clear Connections Chiropractic has been an incredible help for my chronic back issues. The many years of my constant, lower back pain has been greatly reduced and I am finally seeing true healing, through the wonderful care and help of both Drs. Sean and Crystal! The natural healing therapies with which they treat their patients with, has been the best medial therapy, by avoiding both added medicines or surgery! Unlike visiting other doctors or dentists, I actually look so forward to each of my visits, knowing the I am going to ALWAYS walk out from my appointment, feeling that much better than before I arrived for my appt.! Thank you both!
- Laura D
It's been great getting Chiropractic care from Krystal and Sean. They have intuition, knowledge and compassion for days. Just last week, I went in- not realizing how awful I was feeling, got adjusted and as I stood up, loads of pressure dropped off my shoulders, the headache was gone and i could think again. I've come in multiple times which have gone like this: We say hello, I don't tell Sean i'm having pain... (enter location here), Sean touches my feet and ankles, pops a spot on my back, adjusts my neck here and there and bam! The pain is gone- like a flock of geese in autumn.Go, see (& feel) for yourself!
- Ann Post
I absolutely LOVE coming into get my weekly adjustment!!! Due to the nature of my job, I'm usually ready to 'get fixed' by day 5....but have to wait until day 7. The relief I feel in my lower back after an adjustment is immediate!!!!! It feels good knowing that I'm taking care of myself by coming in weekly. After all, if ANYTHING is askew, if can be ADJUSTED!!!!