Dr. Mikell Parsons

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Is Organic Food Worth It? What to Buy First

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / April 23, 2021 /

Is organic food worth it? Are organic fruits and vegetables really worth it? As a Certified Clinical Nutritionist I get asked this all the time. The answer? Yes, eat organic vs non-organic as much as possible! But it isn’t always feasible from a cost or availability standpoint. Since you might not always be able to…

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Good Gut Health: Yeastie Beasties and Treatsies - image of yeast microbes

Good Gut Health: Yeastie Beasties and Treatsies

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / March 11, 2021 /

Do you have “bugs in the gut?” You should! Everyone has them, but the right kind are important for good gut health. So there are the “good guys” and all of the rest of the guys when it comes to bug balance in the intestines. And for us female folk, we often have an imbalance…

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Flu Season is Peaking: Reinforce Your Healthy Habits Now

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / February 11, 2021 /

How can you keep your immune system as strong as possible, especially during the flu season? Right now we are four weeks into the flu season and it has been very mild. Experts are suggesting that the COVID-19 / coronavirus precautions that we’re all taking is making a difference in the number of flu cases.…

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ADHD Symptoms in Kids? A Non-Medication Treatment Option

ADHD Symptoms in Kids? A Non-Medication Treatment Option

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / August 11, 2020 /

Where do some kids get their endless energy? Yes, it’s a normal part of being young but have you been an observer of a child that you would love to find the “off switch” for? I know that many parents, siblings and teachers have often wished for the known location of such a switch. It’s…

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The (Greater) Purpose of Chiropractic Tests

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / June 30, 2020 /

When your body is under stress the effects are often found in the nervous system in the form of unhappy muscles. Reducing stress and mitigating the results of that stress becomes an important goal for me and my patients. That’s why I start with chiropractic tests along with other diagnostic tests. Pain, nutritional issues, brain…

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Why Zinc Supplements are So Popular Right Now

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / May 19, 2020 /

Good old, overlooked zinc. Supplements of this mineral are suddenly popular and everyone has questions about getting more zinc in their diet as well as taking zinc lozenges and supplements. Why is that? Because zinc is a mineral that is required for very important processes in the body including cell division, DNA and protein synthesis,…

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How Stress and Anxiety Kills Us

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / April 15, 2020 /

Our body is wonderfully made. It has multiple, complex mechanisms to keep us up and running. There is a process to eliminate substances which the body does not need. There’s a system so we don’t have to consciously tell our heart to beat, or our lungs to inhale and exhale. And we have an amazing…

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Vitamin C Power: Finding Your Ideal Therapeutic Level

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / March 18, 2020 /

There are some vitamins that are so common, so “boring” and so “old school” that they get left out or forgotten.  Especially if they are not considered exciting, new, cutting edge, or trendy. One such sadly overlooked vitamin is poor old, often-taken-for-granted, vitamin C. For some reason, it’s not getting the attention that zinc for immunity…

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Coronavirus, Flu and Colds: Natural Immune Support Strategies

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / March 10, 2020 /

Because I have the title of doctor (I’m a chiropractor and nutritionist) my opinion about pain, food, and health is often sought after. Today (early March 2020), you can guess how the appearance of the coronavirus on the world scene has increased my popularity. I’m being asked about symptoms, cures and treatment but the funny…

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How Biofeedback Therapy Works for Migraines, Headaches, and Brain Fog

By Dr. Mikell Parsons / February 17, 2020 /

Suffering from migraines? Headaches? General brain fog? Other annoying issues that just don’t seem to go away with pills or doctor visits? My Fresno health center patients have had success with biofeedback therapy for migraines and more. Here’s how it works. It starts with “Alpha, beta, delta, theta.” These are the different levels brain waves…

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