The MaxLiving Podcast

Welcome to the MaxLiving Podcast, your source for taking charge of your health so you can perform at your fullest potential every day. In each episode, we will cover the foundations of natural health and ...more

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August 17, 2021 00:15:39
Episode 24 – Kids and Chiropractic Part 2

Episode 24 – Kids and Chiropractic Part 2

Kids and Chiropractic Part 2 This week’s episode of The MaxLiving Podcast is part 2 of last week’s episode relating to kids and chiropractic care. If you missed part 1, click here: https://maxliving.com/podcast/episode-23-kids-chiropractic-part-1/ Curious to know how chiropractic care would affect your child? Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci say that it’s a life-changing experience for not only the child, but the parent as well. After receiving care, the focus switches from being concerned about the symptom to realizing how much better their life is overall. Kids are happier, more well-behaved, eager to learn, and much more pleasant people to be around. By removing interference and helping them heal as a whole, it changes the trajectory of their life for the better! When it comes to taking care of your child’s health, Dr. Traci suggests that you trust your own intuition as a parent, rather than listening to a doctor who doesn’t know your child as well as you do. As a parent, you know what’s best for your child, and that’s trusting that their nervous system can heal on its own. Rather than trying to cover up symptoms, we have to understand the power of innate intelligence. Dr. Nick explains that when your child gets a virus, their body heats up naturally to kill the virus, causing them to have a fever. Although many people think that fevers are a bad thing, it’s actually a good thing because it’s the body’s way of fighting off infection by itself. Dr. Nick and Dr. Traci mention that the best thing you can do as a parent is to be curious about your child’s health. By asking questions such as “why is this health problem happening ...

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August 10, 2021 00:24:01
Episode 23 - Kids and Chiropractic Part 1

Episode 23 - Kids and Chiropractic Part 1

Kids and Chiropractic Part 1 Did you know most of the health problems adults have are triggered by something that happened when they were a kid? In this week’s new episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross discuss the importance of kids receiving chiropractic care and how to be proactive about your health – not reactive. Dr. Nick tells a story of a 55 year old patient who took a reactive approach to his health, and waited to get care until after his pain had been bothering him for a while. This patient suffered a fall on his neck when he was 15 years old, and unfortunately didn’t ever give his body the support it needed to heal properly. “When you have an accident or injury that isn’t taken care of, it’s going to worsen over time – and you might not feel that worsening,” (Dr. Nick). If this patient had gotten the proper care he needed after his injury, he probably wouldn’t be in so much pain now, 40 years later. It’s extremely important to bring your child to a chiropractor whether they are injured or not, in order to prevent and correct injuries that could damage their health for the rest of their life. You might think chiropractic care is only for adults who suffer with back pain – but that isn’t the case. Chiropractic is a great tool for those of ALL AGES whether they are in pain or not! By receiving chiropractic care at a young age, our doctors can prevent and correct any spinal misalignment so your child can function at their maximum potential for years to come. When it comes to ...

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August 03, 2021 00:22:54
Episode 22 - Neck Pain and Headaches: Finding the Root Cause Part 2

Episode 22 - Neck Pain and Headaches: Finding the Root Cause Part 2

Neck Pain & Headaches: Finding the Root Cause Part 2 This week’s episode is a continuation of last week’s about neck pain and headaches. If you missed part 1, listen here: https://maxliving.com/podcast/episode-21-neck-pain-and-headaches-finding-the-root-cause/ Today, Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross discuss multiple factors that could contribute to neck pain headaches including dehydration, toxicity, and misalignment of the alar ligament. Dehydration isn’t always due to the fact that it’s hot outside and you need more water. Most people don’t realize that coffee, soda, or any other caffeinated drinks are known as dehydrants. Dr. Nick says you have to “drink 4 cups of water” in order to make up for just the acidity in these drinks alone. An easy way to analyze if you’re dehydrated is by looking at your urine when first you wake up in the morning. If your urine is clear, you’re not dehydrated, but if it’s yellow – you need to drink more water. When you hydrate, it’s important to be aware of what kind of water you’re drinking. Dr. Traci mentions that you shouldn’t drink water out of the tap because it could contain toxins and chemicals that are harmful to your body. Toxicity in tap water is extremely prevalent being that it doesn’t get filtered. There are numerous heavy metals such as arsenic or lead, and other chemicals that can be disruptive towards your brain. Dr. Nick says that if your water is contaminated, you can do what’s called “reverse osmosis” to filter it out. If you do this, make sure to add back the minerals into your water though because reverse osmosis filters them out. The third, and often overlooked cause for neck pain and headaches is ...

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July 27, 2021 00:18:15
Episode 21 - Neck Pain and Headaches: Finding the Root Cause

Episode 21 - Neck Pain and Headaches: Finding the Root Cause

Neck Pain and Headaches: Finding the Root Cause Do you really know what’s causing your neck pain or headaches? There’s a common misconception that the pain is coming from sore muscles in your neck, but that isn’t the case. “When the neck muscles tighten up, it’s not the muscles that are causing the headache, it’s the underlying issue that’s causing it,” (Dr. Traci Gross). Rather than covering up the symptoms of your pain with medications, or by getting a massage, our MaxLiving chiropractors believe in getting to the root cause of the problem. By doing so, we can dig deep and correct the cause naturally. Dr. Nick mentions a term called “subluxation,” which is when individual bones shift out of their normal position, causing uneven wear and tear, as well as degeneration of the joint. This tiny bone shift isn’t only caused by severe trauma or car accidents. It can happen through sports injuries, falling, and even how you sit. Our bodies are being severely affected by this subluxation nowadays being that we spend hours on end hunched over, staring at our phones and computers. As a result of your head being tilted forward for so long, it causes those muscles to stretch, when they should be doing the opposite. Dr. Traci explains that the bigger problem is that subluxation causes damage to the nerves. Since the nerves allow your body to function properly, it may cause issues if they are impaired. For example, if the nerves in your upper neck aren’t working properly, it could cause a variety of problems since the brain is housed there, and controls the majority of your body’s functions. Instead of putting a bandaid on the situation, ...

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July 20, 2021 00:14:08
Episode 20 – The Importance of Gut Health Part 3

Episode 20 – The Importance of Gut Health Part 3

The Importance of Gut Health Part 3 To finish up our gut health series with guest, Dr. Phil Harris, this week’s informative episode focuses on how to heal the gut, an explanation of leaky gut, and where inflammation of the gut comes from. A lot of people take medicine to cover up symptoms if they have gut issues - but that isn’t the answer. Dr. Nick says that in order to heal the gut we have to identify the problem, address the interference, and restore vitality within the body. By following these steps, you’ll be able to function at your maximum potential. Dr. Phil explains that “leaky gut is a perforation of the tissue there that allows fluid to pass through in areas it shouldn’t be going.” Due to the fact that our body isn’t made to accommodate that extra fluid, problems including indigestion and bloating can arise, along with a variety of other health issues. Leaky gut is caused by inflammation, and unhealthy eating, which can trigger autoimmune responses because of the protein molecules. Find out more about leaky gut here: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/what-is-leaky-gut/ This inflammation that causes leaky gut is oftentimes caused by gluten as a result of the pesticides and sprays that we put on our grains in the US. Dr. Phil says that gluten in other countries like Europe isn’t as damaging to the gut because it doesn’t contain these harmful pesticides. Interestingly enough, the pesticides we spray our grains with are illegal in other countries because of how harmful they can be. In order to reduce this inflammation, Dr. Phil stresses the need for more alkaline in our diet. Alkaline can be found in foods like spinach, beets, figs, ...

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July 13, 2021 00:16:56
Episode 19 - The Importance of Gut Health Part 2

Episode 19 - The Importance of Gut Health Part 2

The Importance of Gut Health Part 2 This week’s episode of The MaxLiving Podcast is a continuation of last week’s episode about gut health, featuring special guest, Dr. Phil Harris. The thing that a lot of people don’t realize is that your gut health has a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Therefore if you don’t feed and take care of your gut, your health may diminish. Dr. Phil talks about the term “dysbiosis” which is essentially a balance the gut has in order to function properly. If the balance is disproportionate, the gut will suffer, causing other issues to start. Dr. Phil states there are 3 main things that mess the gut up: antibiotics, sugar, and alcohol. He explains that antibiotics create a dysbiosis problem because they destroy the good bacteria in the gut. Since the body has the ability to heal itself, eliminating these antibiotics would avoid the problem of destroying these good bacteria. Sugar on the other hand is in almost everything we eat, whether we are aware of it or not. Not only can it cause nutrient deficiencies, but it can also “deplete and reduce the absorption of several essential vitamins and minerals in the body,” (Dr. Phil). Alcohol is very damaging to our gut as well, being that it’s one of the top 3 most acidic things you can consume in your body. When it comes to talking about gut health, we have to analyze what we’re consuming on a regular basis. If you want to make a change for the better, you have to find the root cause rather than treating a symptom. For example, if you have a headache, you shouldn’t just take ...

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