Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a chiropractic physician/functional medicine practitioner in the Chandler area, we’re excited you are here. With natural healthcare and chiropractic industries advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

Our blogs promote functional medicine and chiropractic awareness as a vital part of your healthy, active lifestyle. On our blog you will find a variety of articles and topics including the latest developments in natural healthcare, nutrition, acupuncture, cold level laser and chiropractic treatments from Dr. Reade and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure the long-term health of your health.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

— The Arizona Family Health Centre Team

Toxins and Detoxification

Our bodies are exposed to so many chemicals on a daily basis and we never really give it a second thought. So let’s take a look at how we may expose ourselves to various toxins on a daily basis. In the morning, we may take a long hot shower to wake ourselves up, but we are inhaling chlorine and chloramines found in our tap water.

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The Yeasty Beast – Candida

What is Candida? It is a group of yeast organisms that are in the fungal family which are related to mushrooms. Candida is normally found in about 80% of all human beings. They are primarily located in the intestines, mouth and skin. Most of the time we are not even aware of Candida and it usually makes up a part of the normal micro flora found in the skin, mouth and intestines.

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The Prostate Gland

What exactly is the prostate gland? It is a donut shaped gland that weighs about an ounce and is about the size of a walnut. It is located below the bladder and just in front of the rectum. The prostate wraps around the urethra which is the tube that allows urine to flow from the bladder to the penis.

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PCOS – The Most Common Hormone Disorder

What exactly is PCOS? PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This imbalance can occur prior to puberty, during adolescence, from age 20- 50’s and into postmenopausal ages. So, this hormonal imbalance can occur throughout most of a women’s lifetime! Furthermore, the symptoms are not going to be the same for each patient and can express itself to varying degrees throughout her life.

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The Good Fats, The Bad Fats, Ugly Inflammation!

Arthritis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, joint swelling, chronic pain, eczema, dry skin, weakness, decreased immunity, headaches, cardiac problems, behavioral disturbance, premenstrual syndrome, neurological damage and the inability to hold chiropractic adjustments, could be caused by the types of fats you consume and the type of diet you maintain.

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Most people will automatically recognize the word stress and are aware of stress in their daily lives. We generally use the word stress when we feel everything has become too much, we are overloaded and wonder whether we can really can cope with the pressures/ demands placed on us. On a biological basis, anything that poses a challenge or threat to our well-being is a stress.

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Insulin Resistance – The Silent Health Thief

What exactly is insulin resistance (IR) and why is it so important to my health? On a technical note insulin resistance is defined as the inability of your cells to respond to the binding of the insulin molecule. The basic function of insulin is to take glucose (blood sugar) from your blood stream and to bring it to the cell for production of energy.

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Did you know there are about 100 different types of arthritis? However, we are going to focus on the most common form of arthritis called osteoarthritis (OA). Most everybody would consider this arthritis to be the “wear and tear” or “old age” arthritis. About 2% of the US population under the age of 45 suffers from OA, 30%suffers from OA between the ages of 45-64 and 65-85% suffers from OA over the age of 65.

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Migraine Headaches

There are several different types of headaches, some major categories are, tension, cluster, sinus, hormonal and many others. However, we are going to confine our discussion to a major category of headaches called migraines. In brief, migraines would be considered a neurovascular headaches. So in other words, these headaches are due to inflammatory changes occurring in the blood or vascular system of the brain and neck.

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Menopause, Hot Flashes and Much More

By definition, menopause occurs when a woman has not menstruated for a period of 12 months. The average age when menopause occurs is 51, but the typical age range is from 40 to 58 years old. This is a natural process and does not occur suddenly but usually over several years.

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