Massage therapy in Sioux Falls, SD

Massage therapy in Sioux Falls, SD

Pascoe Chiropractic offers massage therapy to suit the needs of those seeking relaxation and increased awareness of one’s body.  Call today to experience it yourself!  Kurt and Renae are our therapists and they are highly recommended by Dr. Angela Pascoe.  Gift certificates also avaliable for  30, 60, or 90 min massages ($40, $60, and $80).

Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Spring is here!  Mother Nature awakens as the trees begin to bud, and the flowers sprout from the earth once again!   Spring gifts us with another chance to evaluate our physical wellbeing.  For me, spring is a time to begin again and enjoy the benefits of exercising OUTDOORS!   In this article I will share some of the benefits of exercising outdoors, as well as how you can track your physical health and monitor it as you too begin again!

A review of studies published this year found increased benefits for mood and mental wellbeing in regard to outdoor exercise. “Compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalization and positive engagement, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and increased energy.  Participants reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and declared a greater intent to repeat the activity at a later date,” according to the study abstract.  This increased intention to repeat outdoor exercise is KEY to achieving, maintaining, and sustaining a healthy mind and body.

Exercising outdoors also fulfills your need for fresh air, vitamin D, not to mention extra play time with the kids or the dog!  In regard to producing adequate amounts of vitamin D, everyone needs 15 min of sunshine a day, without sunscreen.  There are also lights designed to give you the benefits of natural sunlight without the UV radiation.  For more information on this light, please visit my website

Staying motivated for some is a challenge when it comes to exercise.  This is what I love about spring and summer!  There are endless ways to stay fit, and you do not have to do this alone!  Below I list some tips that may make exercise more enjoyable and help you to stay motivated:

  • Exercise with a friend!  Set a schedule that works for both of you and stick to it!  Set goals and encourage one another along the way.
  • Change up your exercise routine.  With the change in season there are many different things you can do to change things up.  One thing I enjoy doing is exploring the state parks, hiking is a great workout!  Also, if you only walk a certain route change this up as well.  If you use weights, try resistance bands instead!   Ride your bike around the neighborhood, or to work (save on gas and promote ‘green’ living).   Do yoga in the park, this is quite relaxing not only for the body but for the mind as well.  Explore the possibilities this spring, they are endless!
  • Re-kindle your inner athlete by joining a local golf, softball, or volleyball league.  Group sports are great ways to not only burn calories, but also to enjoy the company of others!
  • Visualization- Stop trying SO hard to exercise and stay fit.  Find pleasure in whatever you are doing to stay fit by visualizing all of your muscles working, and be grateful your body is working as it should.  According to research, when you focus all of your thoughts on the muscles that you are working, they will respond better.

Finally, I would like to share a tool you can use to see what shape you are in.  This is called your   body mass index, or your BMI.  BMI is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight. BMI can be used to indicate if are underweight, within normal range, or overweight/obese. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body mass for most people and can used to screen for health problems associated with unhealthy weight counts based on your specific measurements. Please visit the site below to measure your BMI today! also offers a wealth of information in regard to healthy diet; feel free to explore this site to better your health TODAY!

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, and best wishes to you in your pursuit to better health.  Your partner in health and wellness, Dr. Angela Pascoe

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Chiropractor in Sioux Falls, SD

Chiropractor in Sioux Falls, SD
Pascoe Chiropractic is pleased to announce our new massage therapist, Ranae to the team! She will be offering 30,60, and 90 min massages with the option to have hot stones as well ($5 extra and will apply to 60 or 90 min. massage.

Other services, Kurt, CMT offers massage as well. With his knowledge of the body, and passion for his work you will walk away feeling more relaxed, and you will have increased awareness of your health and wellbeing.

Gina offers yoga in the space from 6-7pm Thursday evenings for $6 a class. This schedule will continue until April. At this time we will be offering a 6 week session (at a price that is worth your health-and the BEST deal in town). Day of the week yet to be determined. Call 605-271-4109 for details.

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Is Good Health Good for Business?

“The nervous system controls and coordinates all organs and structures of the human body.“ (Gray’s Anatomy, 29th Ed).

How does one know if they have a fully functioning nervous system?   One way is to get your spine checked by a licensed chiropractor.  Chiropractors are the only doctors specifically trained in the detection and removal of nerve interference via the chiropractic adjustment.  Chiropractic care has become essential for those who strive for good health.

How can one achieve complete physical, mental and social well-being?  Here are some things you can do TODAY to move closer to this goal:

First, complete physical well-being: The body has an amazing ability to heal from within, if given proper nutrients and a fully functioning nervous system.  Take a moment to evaluate your diet, what are you consuming on a daily basis?  One simple thing you can do to increase your energy levels, lose weight and remain focused is drink half of your body weight in ounces of water.  So, for example, if you weigh 200lbs, drink 100 ounces of water on a daily basis.   People ask me all the time, what water is best to drink?  I recommend mineral water, that has been purified (more info. at the office or on our  Our bodies lack essential minerals due to the depletion of mineral content where our food is grown.  The US Dept. of Agriculture has done studies on the depletion of trace mineral content in our soil and around the world, and found that in 1992 US soil was depleted by 85%.  This has been due to modern farming techniques, and chemicals used in the growth and production of our food.  Minerals allow our bodies to become truly hydrated.  Tap water contains many chemicals that actually leach minerals from our bones.  Bottled water is less regulated than tap water.  Often, when we feel the urge to eat, our bodies actually need to be hydrated. Drinking more water will lessen the amount of calories we consume aiding weight loss.
One more simple suggestion is to snack on high protein foods that are low in fat.  Almonds are a great snack.  The high protein content will produce more lean muscle mass and lower your bad cholesterol, in turn benefiting your heart.  Lean muscle increases your metabolism, aiding in weight loss, sustained energy and focus!  Exercising 30min/day at least 3 days a week and avoiding fried foods, foods high in sugar and cholesterol will also aid in good physical health.

Second, complete mental well-being: One thing you can do to ease stress, boost your immune system and create a state of mental well-being is to be GRATEFUL!  Yes, gratitude has actually been studied by many leading scientists on it’s effects on the human body.  For more information on how our thoughts can actually change us at a cellular level visit: (Dr. Lipton is a leading cellular biologist who has dedicated his work to this very topic).

Finally, complete social well-being:  All of us have an innate need to connect with others.  This connection helps us to feel this state of social well-being.  How can we feel more connected with those we encounter?  Eye contact and a genuine ability to listen to others will help us feel a sense of connection with those around us.  These two, simple suggestions will help you become closer to creating complete social well-being.

Two final thoughts: Health is what IS, it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.  It is NOT merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  How much does poor health cost?  Add up how many hours are lost due to poor health.  Good health is your cheapest investment! Can Chiropractors help as part of your health care team?


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High Fructose Corn Syrup name change!

Do not be fooled, be informed and educated!  In the following blog I point out some facts regarding high fructose corn syrup and then offer my recommendations in regards to diet!

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has petitioned the U.S. FDA to allow manufacturers the option of using the term “corn sugar” instead of “high fructose corn syrup”.

In their press release on the subject, they claim that “independent research demonstrates that the current labeling is confusing to American consumers.”

They blame “inexact scientific reports and inaccurate media accounts” for the current stigma associated with high fructose corn syrup.

In reality, as opposed to the CRA’s dream world, if you need to lose weight, or if you want to avoid diabetes and heart disease, high-fructose corn syrup is one type of sugar you should avoid!

Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar.

Dr. Pascoe’s comments:

The #1 source of calories in the United States is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), mainly in the form of soda.

This dangerous sweetener is also in several processed foods and fruit juices.

Even seemingly “health-conscious” beverages contain more fructose than is recommended, such as Vitamin Water and Jamba Juice.

The corn industry continues to claim that it is not much different than sugar and is perfectly safe, but we beg to differ!

The primary reason HFCS so dangerous is that it is cheap to produce,  so it has been added to nearly all processed food!  The excessive consumption of fructose, such as HFCS, is a primary driving factor behind a number of health epidemics, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

How Fructose Ruins Your Health

Contrary to industry claims, your body does NOT recognize and treat all sugars the same.

HFCS is a highly processed product that contains similar amounts of unbound fructose and glucose.

Fructose and glucose are metabolized in very different ways in your body.

Glucose is metabolized in every cell of your body and is converted to blood glucose, while all fructose is metabolized in your liver, where it’s quickly converted to fat and cholesterol. (When a diet includes a large amount of fructose, it can therefore create fatty liver.)

Sucrose, on the other hand, is a larger sugar molecule that is metabolized into glucose and fructose in your intestine.

Fructose is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and, because most fructose is consumed in liquid form (sodas), its negative metabolic effects are further magnified.

Why does it turn to fat more readily than other sugar?

Most fats are formed in your liver, and when sugar enters your liver, it decides whether to store it, burn it or turn it into fat. However, researchers have discovered that fructose bypasses this process and turns directly into fat.

According to Dr. Elizabeth Parks, associate professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and lead author of a recent research study on fructose in the Journal of Nutrition:

“Our study shows for the first time the surprising speed with which humans make body fat from fructose. Once you start the process of fat synthesis from fructose, it’s hard to slow it down. The bottom line of this study is that fructose very quickly gets made into fat in the body.”

It is also this uncontrolled movement of fructose through these metabolic pathways that causes it to contribute to higher fat synthesis. There are over 35 years of hard empirical evidence that refined man-made fructose like HFCS metabolizes to triglycerides and adipose tissue, not blood glucose.

When fructose is metabolized, it creates increased levels of uric acid in your body. In fact, fructose typically generates uric acid within minutes of ingestion. When your uric acid level exceeds about 5.5 mg per dl, you have an increased risk for a host of diseases, including:

  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes
  • Fatty liver
  • Elevated triglycerides, elevated LDL, and cardiovascular disease
  • For pregnant women, even preeclampsia

Other specific health problems associated with excessive fructose consumption include:

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • An increase in triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol level

And if you’re currently eating a diet full of processed foods, sodas and sweetened drinks, that restriction will need to be quite severe, because you’re ingesting massive amounts of fructose in the form of HFCS and other forms of corn syrup, such as crystalline fructose.

Please understand that if you eat processed foods, there’s fructose in practically every single bite of food you put in your mouth.

Ironically, diet foods are clear culprits here as well.

Yes, the very products that most people rely on to lose weight, low fat foods, are often those that contain the most fructose!

The downside of this is that fructose does not stimulate insulin secretion, nor enhance leptin production. (Leptin is a hormone thought to be involved in appetite regulation.) Because insulin and leptin act as key signals in regulating how much food you eat, as well as your body weight, this suggests that dietary fructose may contribute to increased food intake and weight gain.

So, any “diet” food containing fructose will not help you lose any weight.  Same is true with artificial sweeteners.

Another significant health concern of HFCS is that the majority of it is made from genetically modified corn, which is fraught with its own side effects. And, adding insult to injury, last year nearly 50 percent of tested foods and beverages containing HFCS also had mercury in them!

In closing, I recommend eating a whole foods diet, and avoid soda all together!  Eat as much organically grown food as possible and avoid processed foods (most foods in the middle of the grocery store). When choosing a sweetener I recommend Stevia (plant-based and SAFE).

Health be with you and yours, Dr. Angela Pascoe

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Are you looking for more balance in your life?  Pascoe Chiropractic is excited to announce Yoga classes beginning in the new space October 5th, 2010.  The class will run from 6-7pm and will always be on Tuesdays.  We are beginning with a 6 week class for $60.  Please phone the office if you would like to be involved 605-271-4109!!  We would be honored to have you join us.  Peace to you and yours, Dr. Angela Pascoe

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Chiropractic Care for My Family

You may ask, “Why Chiropractic care for my entire family?” Simply put, everyone has a nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates EVERY system, organ, and tissue in the body. It is your chiropractor’s job to locate the nerve interference, and remove it via the chiropractic adjustment. A nervous system free of interference will induce healing and create a sense of well-being in one’s overall health.

What causes nerve interference? The most obvious cause is trauma. This can stem from the birthing process, or from accidents/injuries one has been involved in. The second cause is toxins, internal or external. The third cause is thoughts. Our thoughts are powerful, and can cause positive or negative changes in our physical bodies. For more information on the causes of nerve interference visit

As a mother of three, I understand the frustration of a crying child you cannot sooth. Without the language to explain, many newborns experience colic, unexplained crying, lack of appetite, asthma, reflux, frequent ear infections or other signs of poor health. An examination, by a highly trained chiropractor, is essential to determine if birth trauma to the spine is a factor. If indicated, a gentle adjustment is given. With no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato, nerve interference can be reduced. Many parents are amazed at the vast improvement in their children’s health after a life-affirming adjustment is given!

Chiropractic care can also help couples that are struggling with infertility. With a properly functioning nervous system in both mom and dad, ANYTHING is possible! Pregnancy is another important time to be under chiropractic care. Many women report, including myself, that their pregnancies were easier and their delivery times shorter when they received chiropractic care.

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Hello world!

I hope to serve everyone I encounter with love and respect.  I strive for excellence every day of my life.  Thank you for checking out my blog site!  Feel free to comment, ask questions, and get involved with this blog.  It is here to inform and raise awareness of Chiropractic care for the entire family! I hope to open the minds of those who read my blogs as well as educate people on healthier ways to live.

With Gratitude, Dr. Angela

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