1. Nutrition: A Vital Part of Chiropractic Care

    From Thanksgiving through New Years, we've been in holiday mode. Lots of fun, lots of activity, maybe lots of stress--and lots of holiday eating. Family gatherings, work celebrations and holiday good cheer often means we aren't observing the optimal diet we know we should. And then there are those edible gifts: while the good news is "you don't have to store it," the bad news is that they often en…Read More

  2. Staying Active in the Minnnesota Winter

    Winter is upon us. Look outside... shorter, darker, wetter, colder days are the new normal for a few months. You might take the season as a cue to curl up on the couch, alternately reading, drinking hot cocoa, and hibernating until April. Tempting... but don't let winter weather keep you from staying active! Our Minnesota winters are too long. If you use the weather as an excuse, you'll have way t…Read More

  3. We’re So Thankful!

    Here at Life Wellness Center, we’re thankful for a lot of things. Hear in their own words what some of our staff is thankful for this Thanksgiving season. "The opportunity to join the Life Wellness Center's staff!" -Dr. Ashley "My husband, family and friends." -Alex "My family, friends, God, LWC, work, the garden, the beauty of the fall, apple trees, a warm home, good food, the safety that we ar…Read More

  4. Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Pain and Depression

    Chronic pain and depression: These two maladies are often linked, and they can often become a vicious circle. The Connection Between Chronic Pain and Depression Both depression and chronic pain often interfere with quality of life. Sufferers often struggle to sleep, exercise, concentrate, and perform the normal functions of life and work. They may be easily agitated, over sedentary, and isolated. …Read More

  5. Musculoskeletal Health for High School Athletes

    Kids all over the nation are back at school and settling down to their routines. Some of these adolescents are excited to return to competitive sports. Teen athletes get great satisfaction from playing, and it can be an excellent step on a path to lifelong fitness, but they're also at risk for injury while practicing or competing. We'd like to help them end the season and the school year healthy, …Read More

  6. Headaches & What Causes Them?

    Headaches are no fun. Statistics suggest that 80-90% of people suffer headaches at some point in their lives, and one person out of six experiences a headache in a given year. They can range from minor inconveniences to full-blown, painful and debilitating migraines. Three Types of Headaches Only about 5% of headaches are symptoms of greater health issues. The remaining 95% are primary headaches: …Read More

  7. What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

    Flip-flops. Call them thongs, call them zories, these familiar casual sandals are the essence of summer. They're easy to put on and slip off, and they're just a whisper away from bare-footing it. They're cheap and fun, coming in a million and one colors. Most amusing of all, they're a wearable daily example of onomatopoeia--a word formed from a sound associated with what the word names, like sizzl…Read More

  8. 11 Healthy Heart Habits

    February is heart month -- and we're not just talking valentines. Since it was designated in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, this month has been dedicated to cardiovascular health. There's been a lot of research in the five decades since then, and we urge our patients to be heart-conscious in their health and lifestyle choices. Clinicians have studied both genders, and while the advice overla…Read More

  9. Dr. Tom’s Inspiration…

    Dr. Tom Schmidt, Life Wellness Center founder, was exposed to Chiropractic care as a teenager. It was senior year on the football field. A very good season meant the Rosemount High Irish had their eye on the state championships. Three weeks out, Tom went down on the field. X-rays at the ER revealed a severe ankle sprain. The prognosis? Out for four to six weeks! Not acceptable to this devoted thre…Read More