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3 Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor

According to WebMD, chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment performed almost a million times every day in the United States. There are several reasons why this treatment is so popular. So, what are the benefits... Read more

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5 Instances When You Should Contact a Chiropractor Service

If you’re feeling any pain in your back or you are feeling pain from a recent car accident, you may want to visit one of your local chiro offices. Your local chiropractors are there to... Read more

Lynch Chiropractic and Chronic Pain Solutions

What to expect of your initial consultation and new patient exam.

Dr. Lynch believes a good consultation should get you about 75% of the way of making your initial diagnosis.  A Patient exam should confirm what you learned from your consultation and rule out all other... Read more

8 Tips to Relieve Back Pain and Get Back to Your Routine

At some point in life, most of us have experienced back pain. Often, the pain generally gets better with a little bit of rest. However, recurring or constant back pain is something to worry about.... Read more

Carpal Tunnel isn’t all about the wrist

The carpal tunnel is made of 8 tiny bones (called the carpal bones) and a ligament that keeps these bones in their position. The carpal tunnel allows nerves, tendons and blood vessels to flow through... Read more

How Chiropractic Works

The Central Nervous System is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The Peripheral Nervous System is made up of nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of... Read more

Headaches, Migraines and Neurovascular Compression

If you took the skull cap off your head and touched your brain, you wouldn’t feel anything because your brain doesn’t have any pain receptors. This means your head pain, headaches and migraines are coming... Read more

What is the difference between a slipped disc, bulging disc, herniated disc and a ruptured disc?

If you have a ruptured disc, the outer fibers to the disc have torn. The gel-like material within the disc is pushing out through the outer fibers and can push centrally back into the spinal... Read more

Knee Pain, Lumbar Disc 3 and the Popliteal Muscle

Knee Pain, Lumbar Disc 3 and the Popliteal Muscle

Hi, I’m Dr. Keith Lynch.  Watch the video above to see how I help a 14 year old volleyball player eliminate her right-sided knee pain. We check the stability of her knee joint.  I test... Read more

Neck Pain, Neck Strain, and TMJ

Neck, back, shoulder pain + ‘muscle recruitment’ Your neck, back and shoulder muscles work as a team. (Throughout your body, rarely does a single muscle work without other muscles in the team joining in.) When... Read more

Energy Recovery Programs

Dr. Lynch has helped many people improve their health and restore their energy. Take 10 minutes to watch Dr. Lynch explain how he can help you.       Read more

Natural antihistamines shown to provide relief

If you dread allergy season, then you know what it’s like to suffer from itchy skin, red eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches. Likewise, you may react to certain foods with hives,... Read more

Fasting 13+ hours reduces cancer and disease risk

Extended fasting during the night fast may lower your risk of breast cancer or improve your prognosis. Fasting has also been shown to provide decrease the risk for other types of cancer, type 2 diabetes,... Read more

LED streetlights: Should you wear sunglasses at night?

Have you noticed how shockingly bright streetlights are these days? Although they’re great for night time visibility, the newer LED streetlights tamper with the body’s internal clock, skewing metabolic function and raising disease risk. The effect of... Read more

Being “hangry” too often ages the brain

Do you crash when you go too long without eating, losing energy and becoming “hangry?” Hanger—hunger plus anger—is that explosive combination of low blood sugar and irrepressible irritability that turns a normally nice person into... Read more

Scientists confirm gluten sensitivity is a real thing

Research has confirmed what many people have long known: Gluten sensitivity is a real thing. A Columbia University Medical Center study found gluten sensitivity is not an imagined condition, as many seem to think these days,... Read more

How to prep for Cyrex Labs tests so you don’t waste money

It’s a frustrating but not uncommon scenario: You struggle with food or chemical sensitivities, suspected autoimmunity, and leaky gut symptoms. You plunk down hundreds of dollars (or more) for state-of-the-art testing from Cyrex Labs, eager... Read more

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano needs better Hashimoto’s info

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano recently revealed she has Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, a thyroid disease affecting millions of women that causes weight gain, fatigue, depression, cold hands and feet, brain fog, constipation, and many other symptoms. Hashimoto’s... Read more

How stress is hard on the body and what to do about it

Most cases of chronic disease can be linked to stress, even if that stress is more physical than psychological. About two-thirds of doctor’s visits are for stress-related complaints. How does stress causes disease? The body responds... Read more

PCOS: The causes, consequences, and how to reverse it

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is the most common female hormonal imbalance today. PCOS has far reaching consequences, including an increased risk of autism in offspring. The good news it may be reversible through diet... Read more

Do you need supplements if you eat a good diet?

It’s a common argument: “You don’t need to take supplements if you eat a good diet.” Although a good diet is foundational to good health, supplements play an instrumental role in various health conditions. People... Read more

Is your diabetes diet worsening your diabetes?

If you have diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or type 2, your doctor likely recommended a diet endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. But did you know the diabetic diet recommends foods that could be... Read more

When teen menstrual cramps and PMS are disabling

It’s an all-too-common scenario for teen girls today: That time of the month comes around they are home from school white-knuckling it through agonizing menstrual cramps, having only just endured a week of equally debilitating... Read more

Think being gluten-free is a fad? Think again

You’d have to live under a rock to not recognize the popularity of gluten-free diets by now. But if you think going gluten-free is just another fad, think again. Although it may be a passing... Read more

10 things that can cause leaky gut and wreck your health

If you’ve been googling how to manage your chronic health condition, chances are you’re heard of leaky gut. Leaky gut is what it sounds like — the lining of the intestines have become “leaky,” allowing... Read more

Still have hypothyroidism despite normal lab results?

Your doctor says your hypothyroid condition has been treated, but do you still suffer from symptoms of low thyroid function? Fatigue Weight gain Hair loss Constipation Depression Memory loss Cold hands and feet If so,... Read more

Got Brain Fog? Here are Five Possible Reasons Why

Do you suffer from brain fog? That muggy feeling your brain is operating in a puddle of mud and life is moving in slow motion. People think brain fog is funny or normal, but it’s... Read more

Concussions triple suicide risk

While concussions have gained attention for their link to dementia, did you know they also increase the risk for suicide? Just one concussion can triple the long-term risk of suicide in otherwise healthy people. Although... Read more

Nature is powerful medicine for the body and brain

Have you ever wondered why a walk in the woods makes you feel so good? While that Zen feeling is partly about “getting away from it all,” studies show time in nature is also powerfully... Read more

Generosity and volunteering proven good for health

While volunteering is good for those in need, the giver cashes in big on generosity, too. Studies show the benefits of generosity and volunteering include a heightened sense of well-being, increased self-worth, and improved emotional... Read more

Want to be happier and lower disease risk? Hang out with a pet

Most pet lovers find their furry, feathered, hoofed, and scaly companions count among their best friends. But pets aren’t only good company — research shows they greatly benefit your mental and physical health. Pets help... Read more

Eat breakfast to lose weight

If you’re like most Americans, you eat a high-carb breakfast packed with grains, dairy, and sugar, or you don’t eat breakfast at all either because you’re too busy or you want to lose weight. Either... Read more

Many girls’ ADHD misdiagnosed as depression, anxiety

When we think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) we think of the boys — they’ve received the lion’s share of diagnoses and attention. But turns out we’re focusing mainly on characteristically boys’ symptoms, leaving... Read more

Busting the low-fat myth: Cholesterol is good for you

If you’re one of the many people with high cholesterol, you may have been prescribed statin drugs and told to eat a low-fat diet — the standard advice for decades. However, experts have now reviewed... Read more

Loneliness is bad for your health

Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Maybe you miss a party, move to a new city, or lack a close circle of friends. Ideally, loneliness is temporary, but when it becomes chronic, it can... Read more

Is undiagnosed PTSD causing your chronic stress or fatigue?

Are you chronically stressed out, chronically fatigued, or both? Are you careful about your diet and lifestyle but nothing works? You may want to consider whether post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) plays a role in your... Read more

Recovering from sugar and alcohol hangovers

With the promise of good intentions around the corner, the end of the year can turn into a downward spiral of too much sugar and alcohol. It’s hard to get back on the healthy eating... Read more

Don’t let travel derail your autoimmune management

Managing an autoimmune condition is hard enough. Throw in holiday travel, staying with relatives, meals out, and exhaustion, and autoimmune management goes to a new level of difficulty. However, failing to follow your plan can... Read more

Maternal PCOS can raise the risk of autism in children

Researchers have discovered that polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS  is linked with an almost 60 percent greater risk of giving birth to a child who will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As many as one... Read more

Did childhood trauma play a role in your autoimmunity?

Autoimmune patients expend considerable effort finding the right diet, supplements, lifestyle, and practitioner to manage their autoimmunity. But did you know your experiences from childhood could be provoking your autoimmunity as an adult? Abuse, belittlement,... Read more

The mass extinction of species happening in your gut

You probably already know the planet is experiencing an extinction crisis; scientists estimate we’ll lose up to 50 percent of current species during the next 20 years. But did you know there’s also an extinction... Read more

Five things doctors don’t tell you about depression

Do you suffer from depression? People succumb to depression for different reasons. It’s important to look for the underlying cause of your depression. Consider these five: 1. Poor communication between brain cells Depression happens when... Read more

Why your negative gluten test may have been wrong

If you tested for whether gluten might be behind your chronic health issues but a blood test came back negative, are you wondering, “Now what?” Although it’s possible gluten may not be a problem for... Read more

Five things you can address that cause insomnia

It seems almost everyone has insomnia these days, including, possibly, you. People either can’t fall asleep, they wake up after a few hours of sleep and can’t go back asleep, or they aren’t able to... Read more

Got brain drain? Trade your keyboard for a pen

Do your fingers whir across the keyboard, but your brain is left in the dust? One small but effective way to improve brain health is as simple as putting a pen to paper for a... Read more

Why high blood sugar can give you deadly diseases

It’s not easy being a healthy American. We are constantly besieged by the lure of sugary, starchy treats (salted caramel latte and a scone anyone?). Yet behind the innocent disguise of these lures is the... Read more

How to overcome your addiction to unhappiness

Notice how easy it is to hang on to anger, shame, guilt, worry, and other negative emotions? Are these emotions so horribly delectable you just can’t let go? You’re not alone. However, you could be... Read more

Five little-known things that make autoimmunity worse

If you are managing your autoimmune disease through diet and lifestyle, then you probably know about the autoimmune diet  supplements, non-toxic home and body products, and getting enough rest. But are you aware of hidden sources... Read more

New Help For For People With Fibromyalgia

If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you have probably seen over a dozen doctors and they have ruled out MS.  They have ruled out rheumatoid arthritis.  They have ruled out lupus and now you... Read more

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