Laser Spine Institute Wellness

Avocado Bacon Egg Salad

AvacadoAfter celebrating Easter there are usually a few hardboiled eggs left over; they sit around because no one really knows what to do with them. We have a savory answer that makes the best clean-eating egg salad. No mayo, no chemicals. Swapping out the mayonnaise for avocado has a lot of benefits. It can help stabilize blood sugar, is anti-inflammatory and supports cardiovascular health, for starters. Continue reading

Protecting Your Back in Bed

man-in-bed-back-acheThere are many activities in a typical day that put stress on your back, even some you would not think to be strenuous at all. These activities in the short term may lead to some minor aches and pains, but over a long period, can lead to chronic back problems. Most of us spend about one-third of our lives in bed. Something as simple as our mattress or how we position ourselves while we sleep can make a big difference. Here are some tips you can follow for taking care of your back while you sleep. Continue reading

Home Remedies for Spring Allergies

sneezing womanFinally, spring has arrived. The flowers are blooming, birds are singing – and, if you’re like roughly 20 percent of Americans, your eyes are watering, and your nose is running. For those who suffer from allergies the coming of spring can be a strange mixture of apprehension and excitement. Consider some of the following suggestions and give them a try for some allergy relief; it’s possible that slight lifestyle adjustments could help ease some of your allergy symptoms. Continue reading

How laughing can improve your health

laughing-coupleWhen a dark moment turns bright because of laughter, you’re likely to hear the age-old adage that laughter is the best medicine. That old cliché just might be true. Laughter isn’t just good for your soul; it’s great for your health, too.

Some studies show that laughter and humor may have some good health benefits. Mere seconds after you’ve encountered a funny moment, your brain begins to react. The left side of your brain dissects the information that you’ve just encountered while your right brain comprehends, or “gets,” the joke or funny antic. Continue reading

Carrot ginger smoothie

Juice-carrotEaster is celebrated in many ways, but chances are that candy and a big family dinner are involved.  This could mean a lot of empty calories and missing the nutrients we need. A healthy breakfast or snack can keep you from eating too much candy or other tempting indulgences this weekend.

You may have bought carrots for the Easter Bunny, but this year you’ll want to eat some yourself. The vision benefits from eating carrots are widely known. But did you know that they have cardiovascular benefits, too? Carrots have antioxidants that keep arteries from being damaged. Ginger also has a wealth of benefits: it is a strong anti-inflammatory, can settle an upset stomach, boosts immunity and helps prevent cancer.  Here’s our recipe for a delicious antioxidant-rich smoothie: Continue reading