Is Coffee Really Bad for You?

My favorite coffee cup. Throughout the years I have heard from some of my patients: “I’m trying to eat really healthy now, I even gave up coffee.” In my head I’m thinking I never thought coffee was so bad for your health, so I decided to do some research. Of course, I always want to […]

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The Importance of a Regular Bowel Movement

When I encounter patients that say I just don’t feel well or I ache all over, I have to think outside the mechanical musculoskeletal box and think in terms of what is out of balance systemically. One of the many important topics I need to address is whether or not they are having a well […]

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The Health of Hooping

Dr. Barker enjoying hooping. On Memorial Day, this year I received my first custom made hula hoop and I fell instantly in love with hooping. Let me explain what hooping is. It is not just standing in place and rotating a hula hoop around your waist, it is a series of tricks where the hula […]

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My Purple Paradise

Every few years I get inspired by a certain color. Lately it has been purple and even more specifically, lavender. This color was inspired by my new purple hula hoop that my friend Chelsea made for me a few weeks ago. The color of my new hoop is so mesmerizing and uplifting. Then it came […]

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What is the Difference Between COQ10 and Ubiquinol?

First to ward off confusion, COQ10 is also known as ubiquinone. Ubiquinol and COQ10 are derivatives of one another, making them almost identical with very slight differences. The difference between the two, chemically speaking, is ubiquinol holds two extra electrons which are able to be distributed freely in the body. This difference makes ubiquinol the […]

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Non-Drowsy, Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

The pollen is terrible this year and they predict that the allergy season will be severe but short. I wanted to share some natural remedies that I learned throughout the years. -Use a netti pot. Using a netti pot with kosher or sea salt helps to flush out environmental pollutants including pollen from your sinuses. […]

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A Healthy Throw-it-Together Meal

I buy approximately 2-4 heads of cauliflower, 2-3 bunches of asparagus, 2-3 zucchini, 1-2 heads of broccoli and a bag of kale weekly. I keep organic corn, green beans and peas in the freezer. These are my favorite veggies and they happen to be among the healthiest. My on the go healthy throw-it-together meal consists […]

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Just Some of my Healthy Tips

Don’t wear antiperspirant, instead use deodorant only. Don’t store food in plastic containers, instead buy glassware and never microwave in plastic. Try to buy natural fiber clothing: cotton, wool, suede and leather. Too much corn and wheat will make you gain weight. Buy only organic corn and corn products. Organic corn is usually non GMO, […]

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DOT Physicals, NRCME Medical Exams Now Performed at Hartsburg Chiropractic Health Center

I recently received my NRCME (National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners) certificate and am very proud to offer the service of performing DOT (Department of Transportation) physicals. The medical examiners responsibility is to ensure that the driver is medically fit for duty. We essentially want to make sure that the driver is healthy and not […]

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Kale, Sausage and Bean Soup

This is a great rustic soup that is one of my family and friends favorite. Kale is a leafy green and has gotten a lot of attention lately because of its health benefits. Kale helps lower cholesterol, is detoxifying, is anti inflammatory and antioxidant. It is an alkaline green that has anti cancer properties. Ingredients […]

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