Attention Women! You could be having a heart attack – and not even know it.

A message from Lorie Greenwood, DC: We here at the Mosenthal Spine & Sport want all of our patients to be happy and healthy. Eating a good diet, exercising, getting a good night’s sleep and managing stress are all key behaviors that can lead to health. However, it also pays to know when things aren’t right, and when you should really call 911 for help. As you may have heard, women do have different symptoms related to heart attack than men. We recognize a heart attack as that classic pain in the left side of the chest with pain into the left arm that we see in the movies and...

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Superfoods

A note from Todd Mosenthal, DC, CAc, CIDN: According to Kris Gunnars, a nutritional food expert, SUPERFOODS are foods packed with massive amounts of nutrients relative to their caloric content. They may also contain some unique biologically active compound with powerful health benefits. I have been doing my best to add more of these SUPERFOODS into my daily diet, whether it is by putting them in shakes, adding them to salad, snaking on them or even making them my main meal. As the temperatures get warmer and the daylight gets longer, see if you can substitute those “foods” in your diet with...

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Oh, Those Wintertime Blues

I don’t know about you, but this year’s time change has really been a difficult one to handle. Leaving work at 5:30 pm with the dark skies and the cold weather makes it seem more like 7:30 pm and by 7:30 pm it feels like midnight. My kids look at me like I’m crazy when I announce, at that 7:30 pm hour that it is time to think about hitting the hay. When I discuss this with my patients I recognize that I am not alone; there are many people that find the winter months very challenging. In fact, many tell me that they not only feel more tired, they also suffer in the winter months from...

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Is Your Fitness on the Cutting Edge?

Every year the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) conducts a survey to determine the top 20 fitness trends for the upcoming year. Here are their predictions on what’s hot in the world of health and fitness…and what’s not! Survey Predicts Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015: INDIANAPOLIS – Push-ups, planks, lunges and squats. If you’ve recently incorporated more bodyweight exercises into your workout routine, you’re part of a growing trend. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness...

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Improve Your Health – By The Numbers

Following is a message from Todd Mosenthal, DC, CAc, CIDN part of his ‘Improve Your Health’ series: One way to know if you are on the road to health and happiness is to know some of your metabolic numbers. I asked the experts what those numbers were, and here are their answers: Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, – Here are some of the important health numbers you should keep track of. First, grab a measuring tape and start with your waist size. Measure at your belly button. Ideally, your waist size should be less than half your height. For most men, that means less than 40 inches,...

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