Our Health Community: Hanna Valley Protein

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We’re thrilled to feature Hanna Valley Protein on the Our Health Community blog series! This small business was born from a true medical need for high-quality yet affordable food options. Read their incredible story below! Tell us a bit about Hanna Valley Protein. Why did you start this business? How has it evolved? What is it today? Hanna Valley Protein …

Our Health Community – Correct Toes

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We don’t sell very many products or supplements in the clinic, but the ones that we do, we really like. Correct Toes is one of those products. We reached out to Correct Toes recently for an interview in order to learn a bit more about their history, their process, and why they created Correct Toes in the first place. Why …

Secrets of the Squat: What it tells us and what it means

Chris LorangYour Best Life

What is a squat? Squats are a universal human movement, seen everywhere from the basketball court, to the football field, the Crossfit Box, and even among infants learning to walk. It’s what you do if you’re trying to see a product on the bottom shelf at the grocery store. Your feet are roughly shoulder width apart as your knees bend, …

Q&A About Acupuncture

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Earlier this month, I completed my certification in Chiropractic Acupuncture. As word has spread, I have heard many questions, both in the clinic and out in the community. Here are responses to people’s most common questions about acupuncture. Does it hurt? What does it feel like? Some people report feeling a feel a small pin-prick when the needles are first …

CORE CONCEPTS | Breathing for core stability and why “Sucking It In” doesn’t work

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A Breathing Epidemic A patient recently shared a story with me that I have found to be emblematic of a widespread breathing epidemic. He was five years old when one day, one of his babysitters pointed to his belly and told him to “Suck in that gut.” He remembered internalizing the off-handed comment with shame, and began holding in his stomach …

6 Tips for Endurance Runners: Before, During, and After Your Run

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If you’re gearing up for the Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines Half Marathon, an Ironman, triathlon, road race, or relay, consider these six tips for using nutrition and specific exercises for before, during, and after your run to help ensure your peak performance and fast recovery. 1. Focus on warm-ups over stretching. Stretching before a run was once believed to …

Dr. LoRang at National Roller Derby Playoffs in Des Moines

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The track may have been flat, but the competition was brutal at this year’s WTFDA D2 Playoffs in Des Moines. This year marks the first time the WTFDA D2 Playoffs were hosted in Des Moines and Dr. Chris LoRang was proud be a part it by facilitating functional performance with Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center.