Gowrie Family Chiropractic Clinic & Massage Therapy Blog

The Clothes Make the Man

By: “The clothes make the man” is a phrase that has been in existence for centuries.  It appears in diverse places as Latin writings by Erasmus in the 1500s, literary greats Shakespeare and Mark Twain and even 20th century movie titles.  Is it true? Are we ultimately judged by our appearances or is there something…

Nature’s Cycles – And Why Low Back Pain is Worse in the AM

By: This time of year drives tens of thousands of people into the mountains of the northeast and other forested areas.  Travelers spend a few weekend days seeing the turning of leaves and the seas of reds, oranges and yellows covering the hillsides and mountains.   Typically we associate the cycle of life with the spring…

Health Happens Together

By: Everyone loves an opportunity to relax and hang out with friends.  Surprisingly, social activity is also extremely powerful when it comes to improving our health.  There are volumes of research that show that our social life, and feeling connected to others, is in fact essential for good health.   Take for example, the studies…

The Game of Life

By: Imagine a scene for a moment.  There are two people up ahead of you, partially in the darkness. You can only see their outlines.  The silhouette of one looks vibrant and upright, ready for action.  Like someone you would hope to know someday.  Not necessarily young, but active, experienced, and full of life.  Like…

Pain is an Important Signal

By: Ever lived with a smoke alarm in the kitchen that had a hair trigger?  The kind where you cook anything for longer than 5 minutes and the alarm sounds, sending everyone in the house flying to open windows and doors to shut the racket off?   The problem with an alarm system that is…

The Lindy Effect

By: There is something fascinating about old knowledge.  In today’s culture there is tremendous value for what is brand new.  Like the newest iPhone, there is an unspoken assumption that the newest thing must be the best.     However, there is a concept that was created by bestselling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb called the Lindy…