November 5, 2013
A Different Take on Vital Signs

A Different Take on Vital Signs

Measuring vital signs such as temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, weight and respiratory rate are commonly performed at most doctor’s offices. At Crevar Chiropractic, we take these readings one step further by taking them on both sides of the body. This is one of the ways that we can see how the brain is communicating to your body, and if that communication is equal to both sides. If readings vary from side to side, it indicates that the left and right brain are not performing equally. This is extremely important, because unequal brain output can lead to a […]
October 16, 2013

Heart Rate Variability and How It Relates to Your Health

You are most likely accustomed to getting certain values read at your doctor’s office: Heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. These are nice numbers to be aware of, but all of those levels are simply a response that the autonomic nervous system is telling your body to change. In other words, the numbers are really just a symptom of how your nervous system is interpreting your internal and external environment. If there is a misinterpretation, there will be a faulty response, resulting in abnormal numbers. Any lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, will have […]
October 1, 2013
Why Your Decision to Get a Flu Shot Should Be an Educated One

Why Your Decision to Get a Flu Shot Should Be an Educated One

Getting the flu shot is a hot topic for debate. I personally never have myself or my children injected with a flu shot because we maintain healthy immune systems with proper lifestyle habits. In addition to taking our lifestyles into consideration, I have researched the pros and cons of the flu vaccination, and have made an informed, educated decision regarding this topic. Many people feel pressured into getting vaccinated. You need to realize that YOU are in charge of how to handle YOUR healthcare. Please arm yourself with the best data to make flu vaccination decision for yourself. There are […]
September 12, 2013
Bottom’s Up: Do You Know What’s in Your Beer?

Bottom’s Up: Do You Know What’s in Your Beer?

I personally gave up drinking beer a year ago after completing our Detox 360 cleanse. I found out that I have gluten sensitivities, with beer being a main culprit. I have noticed multiple health improvements as a result of not consuming beer: less bloating, fewer joint aches, more energy and better focus. I’m sure many of you reading this are thinking (or laughing) to yourselves that any alcohol can cause those side effects. You are correct to some degree, but even several sips were having a week-long negative effect on my mental clarity. After realizing that I had a gluten […]
August 15, 2013
The Perception of Stress

The Perception of Stress

“Stress” has been a hot topic in health circles for many years now. It has been estimated that 90-95% of all illness is related to stress and the inappropriate response that the body has to it. It’s not so much the stress that is causing the ill health, as it is the body’s response to that stress. Stress is a necessary part of life and is, by no means, all bad. Stress is the driving force that pushes us to get enough food and water, to have adequate shelter, and to stay warm in the winter and cool in the […]
July 21, 2013

Repair & Clear Cleanse – Week 2 Wrap Up!

Note: Dr. Blaine Crevar is leading a cleanse / detoxification with himself and several Crevar Chiropractic patients. All patients are local to the Charleston, SC area in this round, but we can offer the cleanse to anyone in the world! Contact us with more information.  Week two of our cleanse has ended, and we are into our third week now! We are in the Intestinal Support Phase to improve the integrity of the gut membrane. A “leaky gut” is caused by inflammation of the digestive tract mucosa, caused from environmental stress, poor diets and food sensitivities. The inflammation widens the […]
August 15, 2013
The Perception of Stress

The Perception of Stress

“Stress” has been a hot topic in health circles for many years now. It has been estimated that 90-95% of all illness is related to stress and the inappropriate response that the body has to it. It’s not so much the stress that is causing the ill health, as it is the body’s response to that stress. Stress is a necessary part of life and is, by no means, all bad. Stress is the driving force that pushes us to get enough food and water, to have adequate shelter, and to stay warm in the winter and cool in the […]
October 16, 2013

Heart Rate Variability and How It Relates to Your Health

You are most likely accustomed to getting certain values read at your doctor’s office: Heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. These are nice numbers to be aware of, but all of those levels are simply a response that the autonomic nervous system is telling your body to change. In other words, the numbers are really just a symptom of how your nervous system is interpreting your internal and external environment. If there is a misinterpretation, there will be a faulty response, resulting in abnormal numbers. Any lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, will have […]
November 5, 2013
A Different Take on Vital Signs

A Different Take on Vital Signs

Measuring vital signs such as temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, weight and respiratory rate are commonly performed at most doctor’s offices. At Crevar Chiropractic, we take these readings one step further by taking them on both sides of the body. This is one of the ways that we can see how the brain is communicating to your body, and if that communication is equal to both sides. If readings vary from side to side, it indicates that the left and right brain are not performing equally. This is extremely important, because unequal brain output can lead to a […]