Oct 16
Germs vs. You
16 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
Germs. I shudder at the mention of them, which is likely from decades of being told about how we must wash ourselves clean from germs, we need to avoid germs, and that these nasty little buggers make us sick! But is that so? Let's talk.. For the longest time it's been said that the bacteria in and on our body outnumbers our own cells by 10 to 1...now, that may be a bit of an exaggeration according to research as of January 2016. The ratio is more likely 1:1, which honestly isn't very comforting as we're told that these germs…
Jun 4
The (not so) New Posture Problem
4 Jun, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
Human posture has seen varying issues as the decades have come and gone.  I'm sure we've all seen the exaggerated mid back curve referred to as "granny hump" and heard of  how a big fall or rear-end collision results in whiplash, but with the advancement of technology we now have a postural hashtag for the early 2000's and it's being called "Text Neck". But how serious could it be, really?  As shown in the graphic below, the amount of strain put on the neck increases as your gaze lowers to meet the device.  An average head weighs between 10-12 pounds, but this amount is…
May 22
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 4
22 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
But Where is the Fluid Going? But alas, a few months or so later, the parents go walking by the kiddo’s room at night and hear him or her snoring and breathing really loudly. It sounds concerning and so who do they call? Yep, call the pediatrician again. This time the pediatrician isn’t as concerned with the ears, but now says that the tonsils and adenoids are “swollen” and the kiddo has a strep infection. But hey, don’t worry! This one is actually bacterial a lot of the time, so you guessed it! MORE ANTIBIOTICS! Well, as time progresses the…
May 20
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 3
20 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
The Role of Antibiotics But alas, that’s why we have a Walgreen’s and CVS on every corner filled with antibiotics of all shapes, colors, and sizes right!? All a parent needs to do is go their local pediatrician, urgent or immediate care, ER, or minute-clinic and talk for a few minutes, grab the prescription, and head out. And all is good then, right? Wrong. We’ve had plenty of research since about the 1980s that first off, antibiotics don’t work very well for ear, sinus and respiratory infections. And second, they don’t come without side effects. Not only are there short-term…
May 19
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 2
19 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
How Childbirth Relates to Ear Infections As we move forward, those three components of the subluxation lead to two main problems that cause and contribute to ear infections: Poor “plumbing” or drainage Lowered (weakened) neuro-immune function When there is physical trauma to the neck in-utero, during birth, or from a fall early in life it creates that “kink” in close proximity to the “drain pipes” coming from the ears, sinuses, and head. Specifically, the top two vertebra share a lot of nerve supply, muscles, and structures with the inner ear and sinuses. If you “kink” those vertebrae you start to…
May 18
Guest Blog: Dr. Tony Ebel – Part 1
18 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
It’s still just plain crazy to me that I even have to write about this. The understanding and facts behind this topic are so clear, and have been for so long, that I just can’t believe everyone doesn’t know this yet. It’s appalling parents aren’t given the facts because the research is clear. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the clear, and all too commonly seen path from childhood ear infections to lifelong asthma and immune challenges. It starts with the way we birth and deliver babies This should be, and will be, a whole paper on it’s…
Dec 12
Posture, How do YOU Stack Up?
12 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
Whether sitting, standing or sleeping, our posture alludes to not only confidence but also health status!  A spine is designed to have several curves, from front to back, which act as a spring and absorb pressures through the day.  A decrease in these necessary curves will change the way forces are transferred through the body and lead a body down a path of degenerative changes (arthritis) due to poor biomechanics. For every inch forward the head moves it adds an additional 10 pounds for the body to support, decreases lung capacity by 30%, and leads to development of an exagerated mid back "hump".  Loss…
Nov 12
Chiropractic & The Safety Pin Cycle
12 Nov, 2014. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
So what does this safety pin have to do with anything? How could we apply this to Chiropractic and the body? A safety pin can take one of two positions, either open or, as we see above, closed. When the safety pin is closed you can see it forms an oval. This is how we can imagine the body when it is functioning at it's full potential. The brain (clasp on top of the pin) sends out a message through the solid beam and reaches the destination at the other end (coil), which responds to that message and sends a…