About the Encyclopedia – Start Here


Welcome to the ChiSpree Wellness Encyclopedia!   This encyclopedia was developed to assist you in understanding what wellness is, to provide information on a variety of holistic methods and services that can contribute to a person’s well-being.   While many non-medical wellness based approaches have been shown to be very helpful in preventing and reversing […]

Weight loss – without dieting?


Did you know that when you feel hungry, you might actually be THIRSTY! According to one study, 37% of Americans’ thirst mechanism is so weak, they consistently mistake thirst for hunger. What if each time you felt like going for your favorite snack, you reached for a glass of water instead? Consider this – drinking […]

Swollen Ankles, Feet, or Hands? One Simple Answer that Works!


The best treatment for fluid retention is to drink plenty of fresh, purified water. When the body doesn’t get enough water, it goes into survival mode and retains as much as possible.  The stored water shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics are a temporary solution at best.  They will release stored fluids, […]

8 Keys to Understanding the Small Intestine & Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Acupuncture for wellness   1. The Physical function of the Small Intestine The Small Intestine is a semi-permeable barrier that has a basic function of sorting the food we eat into: •       Something to be used by the body •       Something to be passed out as waste. The outer […]

What are Health and Wellness; Sounds Simple Right?

Healthy Body Chiropractor

 What is wellness?   Health and Wellness are very broad ideas with a multitude of considerations. According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. For some, health has been considered simply to be the absence […]

Diet and Nutrition – Quality not Quantity

Whole Foods

Diet is what we eat!   “Diet” really doesn’t refer to a new trend or something you have to buy to lose 10 lbs, the real definition of the word diet is simply what we eat and what makes up our nutritional needs outside of water, the most vital part of our body’s nourishment. Nutrition […]

The Sweet Truth on Carbs and Fiber

Whole Grain

Carbs, friend or foe?   Carbohydrates are the topic of a lot of nutritional literature, the focus of diets and research, but what are carbohydrates really? They are in fact sugars. All types of carbohydrates are broken down in our body into a simple sugar called glucose, which can be used for energy and movement. […]

Fats Don’t Make You Fat!


Fats are not your enemy.   Fats are an essential part of our nutrition, but choosing the right fats in the right amounts can make the difference in our health. Fats make up the wall of every cell in our body, help our body absorb and transport certain vitamins, and are also our body’s method […]

Protein the Building Block

Protein Beans

Protein is a fundamental part of our nutrition.   Aside from water, proteins are the second most abundant molecule in the body and are a necessary part of our nutritional needs. Proteins are responsible for growth and maintenance of every cell and tissue, especially muscle, proteins are a key component of blood cells, skin, hair, […]

Common Diseases – A Matter of Choice?

Healthy Body Chiropractor

Take control of what you can to get the most out of life! There are many factors that contribute to some of the most common medical conditions including genetics and lifestyle. We of course do not have control over our genetics, but the lifestyle choices we make can play a big role in determining our […]