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Summer is almost here so it’s time to talk about sunscreen. Sunscreens usually come with a sun protection factor (SPF) rating that measures how much protection they offer. An SPF 15 rating means that only ​1⁄15 of the burning parts of sunlight, the UV rays, reach the skin. Research has shown that using sunscreen [...]


Allergy Season


by Dr. Greg Lamont-Mitchell It’s allergy season again and it’s predicted to be a bad year for allergy sufferers. Over the past few years there has been an increase in intensity and duration of allergy season due to climate change. But don’t fear, at Emerge we have an arsenal of treatments available to help defeat [...]

Allergy Season2020-03-17T07:40:58-07:00

Chiropractic, Then & Now


According to the American Chiropractic Association, ‘D.D. Palmer performed the initial chiropractic adjustment in September 1895. Palmer examined a janitor who had become deaf 17 years prior after he felt something “give” in his back. Palmer examined the area and gave a crude “adjustment” to what was felt to be a misplaced vertebra in the [...]

Chiropractic, Then & Now2020-03-17T07:41:25-07:00

Seasonal Affective Disorder


If you have noticed a pattern between feeling depressed and the particular time of year, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. For example, you may notice that you get depressed every fall or winter and that the depression disappears in the spring. Less commonly, a person gets depressed every summer and feels better in the [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder2020-03-17T07:41:50-07:00

Detoxification: Finding a Healthier You


Detoxification includes the ways our bodies identify, neutralize, and eliminate things that are unhealthy for us. These include physical substances such as toxins and pollutants from our environment, by-products from the chemical processes that keep us alive and emotions, mental states and behaviors that are unhealthy like repressed emotions or substance abuse. We live in [...]

Detoxification: Finding a Healthier You2020-03-17T07:42:05-07:00

What Do Chiropractors Do?


What is a Chiropractor? You may have heard of chiropractic medicine and of chiropractors - but do you know what this is all about? A chiropractor is an individual who has completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study before attending chiropractic school. Programs tend to be between 3 to 4 years. Chiropractic education consists [...]

What Do Chiropractors Do?2020-03-17T07:42:19-07:00

Back to school health and wellness tips


It's Back to school time for the kids and the focus will be on classes, sports and other after-school activities. As you get adjusted to the new school year it’s a good idea to do check on these four things for your child to keep them healthy and performing well in school. Good sleep habits. [...]

Back to school health and wellness tips2020-03-17T07:42:25-07:00

Testosterone Therapy – A Healthy Boost


While testosterone is primarily known as a sex hormone, it actually plays a bigger role in men's health, affecting a wide range of drives, reactions and impulses - from mood regulation to motivation and drive, from muscle responsiveness to alertness. Testosterone is understood to regulate bone mass, muscle mass and strength, fat distribution and even the [...]

Testosterone Therapy – A Healthy Boost2020-03-17T07:42:33-07:00

Why is butter back on the table?


Why is butter back on the table? by Sarah Larson, ND, LAc Or: Butter never left my table but why am I no longer in trouble for having it there? The old saying, “where there’s smoke there’s fire”, is a good adage. Things that have the ring of truth tend to stick around. Unfortunately, when [...]

Why is butter back on the table?2019-07-01T17:19:52-07:00

Supplements: Not all good, not all bad


To Supplement or Not to Supplement, That is the Question (OR: Dietary Supplements: More than 50 Shades of Grey) by Sarah Larson, ND, LAc Should people take dietary supplements? There is a lot of discussion about the health benefits and risks to supplementing one’s diet with additional vitamins and minerals. I’m not talking about taking [...]

Supplements: Not all good, not all bad2019-08-05T13:22:50-07:00

Hanging out my shingle


Hanging out my shingle By Sarah Larson, ND, LAc This is a curious profession. One goes to medical school for a minimum of six years in order to receive two graduate degrees only to be let loose to pursue a career as one chooses. I opted to spend two years as a resident physician to [...]

Hanging out my shingle2019-07-01T17:21:39-07:00