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Focus, Presence, Clarity


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Let's be real with each other for a moment. Whether we like it or not, want to or not, we live in a world that is designed to be constantly distracting to us. Pop-ups on websites, Facebook and Instagram notifications, even constant access to our emails and text messages anytime of the day; even when our focus should be elsewhere, here we are checking the latest update or post on what's happening in the world.


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Sleep Well. Live Well.


We all know that sleep is a vital foundation for good health. Like eating, drinking, and breathing--we cannot live without proper sleep. Well maybe we can live, but we won't maintain a quality of life worth living--not for long anyway.

The question arises then, why is sleep so important?

For starters, sleep deficiency is associated with increased risk of hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.1.


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Healthy Food Prep Made Easy


Written by Heather Kimbley B.S, PTA, AAS

For many families, eating healthy is a top priority. For our family specifically, we focus on the 80/20 principle. Eighty-percent of the week we eat what we consider healthy foods for our bodies (grain-free, minimum sugar, high fat and lots of vegetables at every meal).


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Your Child's Healthy Immune System


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

As school kicks into full gear and the hype and scare tactics regarding the flu and common colds pop up in advertising, it's time to have a conversation about your child's healthy immune system.

We see it all the time where parents give their kids Benadryl for a runny nose, Tylenol for a fever, or even worse, antibiotics for the common cold and Zipac for the flu.


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Learning Disabilities and Lasting Success


Helping kids be more successful in school and in life is of utmost importance to us here at Nexus Family Chiropractic. We value that everyone has the same potential to be successful, and certain lifestyle choices we make for our kiddos can ensure lasting success.

This includes children with sensory disorders and other learning disabilities that can arise with even the most challenged kiddos.

Looking at the statistics for Autism alone is staggering.


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The Secret to Natural Immunity


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

I used to be scared--overly scared--of germs and bacteria. I would use hand sanitizer multiple times a day, even wash my hands every time I had a free moment. What I realized though, was that no matter how much 'protection' from germs I tried to give myself, I was still getting sick regularly.


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Surfing: Balance, Stability, and Coordination


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Every surfer knows just how important balance, stability, and coordination are to performance when that nice summertime swell hits.

You can't control the swell, the wind, or the water temperature, but you can control your response to the swell when the sets roll in. How prepared you are to paddle hard, drop in, bottom turn and hit the lip will determine how you adapt to the rolling sets.


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Your Child's Healthy Brain


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Almost every visitor we get to our office notices our kids adjusting table, "Leo the Lion". This usually leads to questions about children receiving care in our office. Our answer is always OF COURSE the care we provide in our office is effective for anyone, especially kiddos.

Parents, grandparents, and even expecting parents have all asked about Leo the Lion.


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A Natural Gift We ALL Share


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

The more I stop and think about the conversations I'm in on a daily basis, I bet that at least once a day I hear someone say "Man I wish I were as good as [fill in the blank] at that". While it's good to admire and acknowledge those with high-level skills, I'm going to have you consider that you have the same ability to achieve whatever it is that you're looking to achieve.


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Getting Back to the Basics


Written By Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Let's face it, life is complicated. We all have decisions to make, deadlines to meet, relationships to upkeep, and a host of other things that pop-up in our day to day lives. We all have challenges, so if you feel like you're on an island alone...you're not.


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Healthy Hormones


Written By Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to bounce off the walls with energy while others struggle through the day with multiple cups of coffee? It all has to do with our body's hormonal system. We all know that having a healthy hormonal system (otherwise known as the endocrine system) is a critical factor for both health and longevity.


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An Investment With 100 Percent Returns


Written By Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Growing up I used to think that if someone was an investor, then they put their money into the stock market and watched it grow. I watched my grandfather and uncle invest in the market, sock money away in retirement accounts, and make what appeared to be TONS of money. It wasn't until I started getting some mentors for myself that I realized how flawed my thinking about investments were.


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Have You Ever Wanted To Be Elite? You Already Are...


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

At one point or another in each of our lives we have looked up to someone who we believed was "elite" in their given field. It could have been a business owner, parent, role model or even professional athlete.


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We Love Our Vets


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

We all have a relative, friend or family member that has served in our armed forces to protect our country. As our veterans and their loved ones can attest to, being a service member puts an added amount of stress on the body. This stress can come in different forms: chemical, emotional, and physical.


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Capitalizing On Your Most Valuable Asset: Healthy Relationships


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

Everyone and everything seems to be fighting for our attention. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, time with family and friends, email, and even deadlines at work. Although we could let our attention be stolen by any number of different distractions, staying present and focusing is extremely important to not only our health and well-being, but also to the wellbeing of those around us.


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Run Faster. Jump Higher. Recover Better.


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley and Dr. Eric Plasker

As the current sports season kicks into full stride, the desire to do everything we can to maximize recovery time and increase performance is greater than ever.

As the intensity of our training activities puts added stress on our bodies, ensuring proper healing and recovery becomes increasingly important.


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Pregnancy, Posture & Fitness


Written by Heather Kimbley, BA, AAS, PTA

Every pregnant woman wants to bring a healthy and vibrant child into this world. Making healthy choices during pregnancy is a critical component to handling the physical, mental and emotional demands of pregnancy while ensuring a safe birth and long, vitalistic life for both you and your baby.

Women's bodies were innately designed to give birth.


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Sick, Fit People


Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley

We have all seen them in the gym, in the yoga studio or in cycling clubs. The person who looks fit: has toned arms, shredded legs and probably has a 6-pack under their gym clothes. That same person, although they look like a specimen of health on the outside, carries a package of tissues, a bottle of nasal spray, emergency Vitamin C packets, chewable antacids and over the counter NSAIDs in their gym bag because they are constantly sick.


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