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Gluten sensitivity linked to Asthma

I recently went gluten free and I had an unexpected side effect. My asthma symptoms have been greatly reduced. Is there really a link between the two or is it a coincidence? Gluten intolerance or sensitivity can effect many aspects of the body, including the lungs. In gluten sensitive individuals, gluten can effect the tissue in the lungs, causing inflammation. This can contribute to asthmatic symptoms, making the need for …Read More

What’s in a label? Part 3 – Gluten Free

Gluten free is the latest free ‘craze’ and with good reason. Celiac’s disease and gluten sensitivities are on the rise and more people are becoming aware of the effects of gluten on the body. As with any other ‘free’ craze, companies are capitalizing on this phenomenon. It is important to understand the differences in labeling when it comes to avoiding gluten for health reasons. Gluten is composed of the proteins …Read More

What’s in a label? Part 2 – ‘Free’ labeling

One of the biggest catch phrases out there is ‘free’. Sugar free, fat free; Companies capitalize on our fixation with this word. In advertising terms, ‘free’ is equivalent to ‘better’. Does the term ‘free’ have any real merit when it comes to food labeling? The answer is yes and no.  There are two reasons that food companies use this label. 1, The product has actually been modified and 2, they are capitalizing on …Read More

The importance of keeping a food diary

Whether you want to lose weight or manage an autoimmune disease, studies show keeping a food diary is one of the best ways to ensure success. For instance, diet research shows those who keep a food diary lose 30 to 50 percent more weight than those who don’t. Keeping a food diary keeps you honest It’s easy to think you are eating or behaving one way when the reality is …Read More

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Dr. Ben Anderson with VANGUARD Chiropractic & Nutrition is an Austin Chiropractor, employing functional techniques and nutritional strategies to help patients head healthier lives. Many patients suffer lower back pain, however, not all pain can be ascribed to herniated discs.  With specific examination, some patients reveal sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction which responds well to pelvic stabilization treatment and exercises to strengthen the supporting muscles. If you have low back …Read More

Common Ailments Which Mimic Herniated Disc Symptoms

Sixty percent of the population has herniated discs, however lower back pain can have many causes and there are common issues which present similar to disc injury, yet will not recover well if not isolated and treated properly. One of the more common mimicking issues that presents similar to disc injuries, is dysfunction of the piriformis muscle. At VANGUARD Chiropractic & Nutrition, Dr. Anderson uses muscle testing to determine injuries …Read More

Facet Imbrication – Low Back Pain

Facet Imbrication can commonly produce symptoms which appear like herniated discs and make it difficult to treat.  It is so important to determine the source of the pain so this issue doesn’t get confused with other low back issues.  If you are suffering lower back pain or sciatica, make an appointment and Dr. Anderson can provide the appropriate treatment to get you back on track. Dr. Anderson is an Austin …Read More

Hip Pain

Dr. Ben Anderson often see’s patients with hip pain and he uses orthopedic and muscle testing to determine whether a patient is suffering with a labral tear, muscle sprains/strains, or arthritis.  If you have hip pain, call for an appointment at 512-328-4041.   Dr. Anderson is an Austin chiropractor who has found tremendous ability to recover from his own auto-immune challenges with the support of focused nutrition strategies and chiropractic …Read More

Meniscus Tears

A tear of a meniscus is a rupturing of one or more of the fibrocartilage strips in the knee called menisci. Menisci injuries can be torn even doing innocuous activities such as walking or squatting. They can also be torn by traumatic force. Tears can lead to pain and swelling of the knee joint and in some cases displaced tears cause mechanical symptoms which reduce motion in the knee joint. …Read More

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the connective tissue on the sole of the foot.  It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia tissue or the arch tendon of the foot.   It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Longstanding cases often demonstrate greater inflammatory changes and degeneration.  It is important to seek treatment early.  …Read More