December 25, 2013
Don't Stress the Holidays

Don’t Stress the Holidays

The inability to manage stress appropriately is one of the leading causes of poor health. Stress is amplified by the irregular schedules, financial concerns and the chaos that the holidays bring. According to WebMD’s Joanne Barker, The average American spends 42 hours a year on holiday activities. That’s one standard work week spent shopping, wrapping, and returning presents, attending holiday parties, and traveling from place to place. Often these extra activities get squeezed into already busy schedules. It is important to remember that stress is not the same for everyone. It is your body’s response to what you perceive to […]
December 12, 2013

Statin Drugs: Are They Causing More Harm Than Good?

Statin drugs – a class of medicines that are frequently used to lower blood cholesterol levels – have become a huge global industry, generating more than $29 billion each year. In the US, one in four people over the age of 45 is taking statins! They do lower LDL cholesterol levels, but there is controversy about high cholesterol levels being a contributing factor to heart disease. It took 20 years for the FDA to require labeling on these medications, informing the public that there are serious side effects, such as muscle pain and weakness, kidney failure and extreme cognitive issues, […]
December 3, 2013
Oh……Sugar!

Oh……Sugar!

33% of the world’s population has high blood pressure, whereas only 5% had it in 1900. Diabetes has increased from 153 million people in 1980, to 347 million today. Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. Why have these illnesses skyrocketed? One of the main reasons is massive consumption of sugar. The average American eats 22.7 teaspoons of sugar a day. Most of this sugar consumption is in the form of processed foods and […]
November 26, 2013
Give the Gift of Less Stress

Give the Gift of Less Stress

It’s officially the holiday season, and for many, a season of expedited to-dos, rushing to get it all done. Too often, we let the demands of the season overpower the true meaning — a time to be with friends and family. Stress is an internal event that can be amplified by external factors, like the pressure from the holiday season. Sound like someone you know? We’ve created the “Stress-Free Gift Package,” perfect for that person on your list whose to-dos seem to be never ending (and, YES, you can count yourself!). This package includes the following for just $100: A Stress […]
November 24, 2013
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you have a food sensitivity or allergy? You don’t have to skimp this Thanksgiving. We’ve compiled a Pinterest board of gluten-free recipes, many of which I’ll personally be using with my family this holiday season. Visit my board here.
July 6, 2013
Why Exercise is Good For Your Brain

Why Exercise is Good For Your Brain

Most of us know that exercise is good for your heart, lungs, muscle, bones and joints. However, did you know that physical exercise is one of the best things you can do to stimulate your brain and get focused? Reading, word games, math problems and creativity through art all stimulate your brain in different ways and in different areas. Any activity that makes you use one or more of your senses will stimulate particular areas of your brain. This is advisable to people of all ages, especially the elderly because brain activity diminishes as we age. The problem with repeatedly […]
July 12, 2013

Repair & Clear Cleanse – Week 1 Wrap Up!

We are wrapping up our first week of the Repair & Clear cleanse at Crevar Chiropractic. It will be the “easiest” of the 6 weeks, as there were no dietary restrictions from our individual normal. This program eases you into healing and detoxifying by implementing 5 supplements during the first week. The combination of each of the following is primarily designed to decrease systemic inflammation throughout your body: Turmero Active-This unique product includes a concentrated source of curcuminoids (95%) in an emulsified micronized structure with syringe delivery to meet specific serving needs. It includes over 400mg per serving of turmeric […]
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 […]