Forest Bathing

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Forest Bathing Did you like our previous blog on Nature’s Effect on Health? Just spending more time in nature can change small elements of your health, and it is important to recognize that these small changes over time add up significantly and can change the trajectory of your health in the future. Because of the great opportunities to submerge ourselves …

Nature’s Effect on Health

Chris LorangThe Research, Your Best Life

Nature’s Effect on Health What we take in from our environment through any sense — sound, smell, or sight — all can change our mood. But did you know that it can also cause changes in our other bodily systems including your nervous, endocrine, and even your immune system? A stressful environment can make you feel anxious, sad, or helpless. …

COVID-19 Clinic Updates

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This post will be updated with dated messages from the clinic concerning our messaging to the community, staff, and our patients: COVID-19 Protocols: COVID Policy as of 5/20/2022: Masks are now optional at Capital Chiropractic for patients. Currently, our staff team will continue to mask in our common spaces. If you are a high risk patient or showing symptoms, we …

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Launching Telehealth Visits!

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Effective immediately, Dr. Chris LoRang and Dr. Corrin Schreyer are accepting appointments for  telehealth visits. Patients can now continue treatments or become new patients from the comfort of home. Book a telehealth appointment now.  FAQs about telehealth appointments: What is telehealth? Telehealth is the use of electronic communication to provide health care information and services remotely. Our clinic will be using …

Healthy eating in Des Moines

3 easy recipes for whole-food summer grilling

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Summer is upon us and that means it’s grilling season. We may think of hamburgers and hot dogs as standard grill fare, but what about vegetables, fish, and mouthwatering peaches? This is the season to experiment with flavors, while keeping it fresh and delicious. Also, with all the fun activities and long hours of daylight this time of year, you’ll …

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Build your microbiome: Recap from Dr. Wahls’ lecture

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Thank you to the more than 400 people who attended Dr. Terry Wahls’ lecture about the microbiome on June 10. Thanks also to our collaborators for the event, Des Moines University, Des Moines Public Library, and The Harkin Institute for helping bring this event to life. Dr. Wahls’ topic was “The Microbiome-Brain-Immune Axis” and she offered several key takeaways. Below, …

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Morning Habits that Will Improve Your Whole Day

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By Elissa Cirignotta Whether you’re a night owl or a morning person the way you begin each day can have huge impacts on your brain. Creating healthier morning habits can change your thoughts, your relationships, and the quality of your life. By introducing even the simplest shifts to your morning routine you can condition yourself to feel grateful and loving …

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Vegan Chocolate Torte with Hazelnut Crust Recipe

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For this Mother’s Day (or for any day), bring a bit of chocolate into the experience with this amazing vegan torte recipe from Oh She Glows. If you prefer to skip the espresso powder, do! That is the preferred way our very own Kristen Smith creates this tasty torte. This divine chilled dessert includes many nuts and satisfying cocoa flavors, …