1. What Is High Intensity Laser Therapy?

    Having chronic pain can be physically and mentally debilitating. Most of the time, drugs and anti-inflammatory medications only serve to mask the issue, rather than to correct it. There is a different treatment approach which can greatly decrease the pain and symptoms associated with a variety of ai…Read More

  2. How To Take Back Control Of Your Lifestyle

    A back injury, knee injury, or joint pain can hinder your lifestyle. An injury, pain, or general discomfort can alter the way you move, the way you exercise, and even have a negative impact on your overall health and happiness. At Innovative Health, our local chiropractors want to help you take back…Read More

  3. What’s Really Causing Your GI Discomfort?

    Food Sensitivities: A Common and Misunderstood Culprit It’s estimated that as many as 80 percent of Americans have some type of food sensitivity or intolerance.  These intolerances are very different, much more common than traditional food allergies, and are linked to a variety of GI disorders (…Read More

  4. Why All The Talk About Gluten?

    Why All the Talk about Gluten? And why "Gluten Free" is not necessarily a life sentence. woman with gluten stomach pain There’s a lot of talk about gluten these days. At any gathering including food, you’re likely to encounter someone who is eating gluten free and gluten-free labels are becoming…Read More

  5. Dangers of Acid Reflux Medications

    Is that little purple pill doing more harm than good? Dr. Kevin E. Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN Burning in the chest and throat. Trouble swallowing. The feeling that food is stuck in your chest or throat. Chest pain (sometimes confused with a heart attack). Chronic cough, sore throat and hoarse voice.  …Read More

  6. Sitting is the New Smoking

    Yes, Physical Inactivity is THAT Bad for You. Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN You’ve seen the headlines and heard the news stories declaring that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. How bad?  Some compare its effects to being as dangerous as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. “Sit…Read More

  7. Is the Medical Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Backward?

    A Functional Medicine Point of View Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-accident lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults.  In 2012, the cost of the disease was estimated at $245 billion. If America is one of the world’s le…Read More

  8. Small Pains Can Lead to Big Problems

    Why Toughing It Out Can Do More Harm Than Good: Advice From A Local Chiropractor What is Pain? Let’s start at the beginning. Pain is your body’s way of alerting you that something may be wrong.    It’s like your body is saying, “Hey, pay attention, something’s going on here.”  It is …Read More

  9. Organic Foods, Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

    For those who read this column on a regular basis, this month’s topic is not new. But it is important. In fact, so many of my patients at Innovative Health Clinic are asking questions about the effect of chemicals on their overall health, that I thought it important to cover this topic once again.…Read More

  10. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (and why humans do)

    Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” is the title of a highly acclaimed book by Stanford Neurologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky. In it, he distinguishes between the “real” stresses of life encountered by wild animals and the psychological stresses experienced by humans…Read More