“Bones & Breath”

The Blog of Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractor and owner of The Bend, Whitefish

Pillows For Neck & Back Pain

Pillows For Neck & Back Pain

The best pillows and beds for pain are the ones that offer the best support for your unique body. Different people require different things. To find the right pillow or bed you must consider past injuries, current medical conditions, fitness level, habits and medical conditions like arthritis. All of these affect the spine. Therefore, they affect how you adapt to structural change. Bodies are unique.

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Supplements or Salmon? (nutrition requirements are a moving target)

Supplements or Salmon? (nutrition requirements are a moving target)

People are in varying states of health. Some folks are in optimal health with vitality and others are in a stage of disease. Most, are in between stages of health. They are either repairing and gaining on their health or moving closer to symptoms of disease. We are either in the process of degenerating or regenerating. Anabolism or catabolism. Health is not static, so where you are on the health spectrum dictates your requirements for exercise, nutrients, sleep and maybe even supplementation or medication.

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His Name is Carhartt

His Name is Carhartt

His name is Carhartt , he is 11 weeks old. He bonks his head and rolls off of the leather couch and I catch myself thinking, lil dude, I’m gonna need to adjust you when we get to the office today. I have been in the chiropractic world since I was 15 years old. After...

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Black Friday Yoga Inspires Moderation

Black Friday Yoga Inspires Moderation

Before 6:00 AM yesterday morning I was sitting in my recliner in front of the fireplace preparing a yoga class to teach on Black Friday. I decided the theme, moderation, was in order. Excesses came to mind as I envisioned myself with family and friends, a wine glass...

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Healing is Happening – My Personal Story

Healing is Happening – My Personal Story

It can be hard to keep hope in your heart, a vision of wellness in your mind and ease in your spirit when you are in pain, sick or physically unwell. When you have to give up your favorite activities, like hiking, hunting, or riding your bike, having a moment without...

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In the Spirit of Wellness

In the Spirit of Wellness

Wellness strikes a chord in us that is beyond routine blood tests and the outward appearance of looking like we are okay and saying we are doing just fine. Wellness implies “feeling.” It implies feeling well…, alive…, happy…, and vital… in totality, as opposed to...

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