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Have You Tested Your Brain Health lately?

Many of my long-time fans remember that Magnesium was my favourite vitamin supplement. If you do, then you should remember my John Kerry/Mitt Romney moment when I flipped-flopped to liking Omega 3’s more. Why do I like Omega 3? Omega 3 (Not 1, not 2 but 3) fatty acids are not just anti-inflammatories, but they are un-inflammatory. Why is inflammation not my friend? Inflammation is the internal process that facilitates disease and symptoms. It is a complicated and multi-step process. Inflammation is caused by injuries and disease, but also what we…  
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Dangers of Energy Drinks

Energy drinks, not to be confused with sport drinks used to rehydrate the body, have become extremely popular over the past few years with young adults and teens alike. This has become an over 5 billion dollar industry in North America. Manufacturers claim their products boost your energy and increase mental alertness. However, the side effects caused by some of the ingredients concern a lot of health experts. Energy drinks, such as 5-hour Energy, Red Bull, Rockstar, and Monster, which often appeal to children, can and will cause headaches, migraines,…  
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Flip Flops are NOT Shoes

So anyone who knows me knows I love shoes!  My kids have also inherited my love of shoes.  What they don’t love is a daddy who knows about shoes and how footwear affects your body.  The shoes you choose are important!  Take tennis shoes for example: they are not all made alike, and they are not all the same support level or the same shape. Not all feet and shoes are the same shape; and all 7’s aren’t exactly the same size and shape either.

New: Acupuncture

We now offer Acupuncture Sessions!! Continuing our pursuit in helping you achieve your healthcare goals and our goal of making Harford County as healthy as possible; we are now offering acupuncture from Eric Smith, LAC   A note from Wendy:  I love acupuncture!  I suffered from stress headaches when I was teaching in an alternative high school.  These weren’t headaches, I should be clear — they were migraines: no talking, no light, no movement allowed.  I was in terrible pain.  I could not even have an adjustment, my head hurt…  
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What should you know about Vitamin D?

You can eat your vitamin D Vitamin D is found in small amounts in a few foods including fish such as herring, mackerel and tuna. Vitamin D is added to dairy products, juices, and cereals. These are labeled as “fortified with vitamin D.” You are my Sunshine… Most vitamin D – 80% to 90% of what the body gets – can be obtained through exposure of the skin to sunlight. The skin then makes vitamin D. For the skin to make vitamin D, direct exposure is needed for 15 min…  
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New Year’s Resolutions

If you are like many people the last few days you have vowed to eat better and exercise more. In theory Dieting is simple math.  Burn more calories then you take in.  But in reality it is not that simple.  If you want to eat healthy foods then buy heathly foods.  If you can not so no to potato chips then don’t have potato chips around.   Figure out your pattern: if you are a “snacker,” snack on health nuts or trail mix.  If you like sweets, buy dark chocolate or…  
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Tis the season

If you have been to a store lately you know the holiday season starts as soon as you shut the light off for trick or treating.   No matter your denomination or beliefs, we can all agree that the holidays are the most stressful time of the year.  These stresses are caused by our normal day to day and then add planning, decorating, choosing the perfect gift, and wanted or unwanted visitors. 

Big 10 on Nutrition

For those paying attention (not even me most days) you’ll remember that I was just at the NFL combine to pow-wow with Team doctors. One of the invited speakers was Amanda Philips; nutritional consultant to the Miami Dolphins, FSU and Tampa Rays.

European food warning labels

You live off 1/3 of what you eat; your Dr lives off the other 2/3. Daddy needs a new boat, so eat up. Actually I was just reminded that part of my moral obligation as a doctor was to also prevent disease; so read up and just send in a non-tax deductible donation to the Dr Shawn Lee boat fund. It is not a 501-3c. Like most Americans I usually mock everything out of Europe. England though has had some minor contributions, mostly Top Gear. But I think they did…  
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Think of the Kids

Where cellulite comes from; please make it stop. CO2+H2O H2CO3 H+ +HCO-3 2H= +CO3(2)–>->-> (Ok chemistry nerds, the website editing software doesn’t understand balancing equations, so it’s a little off, I know) Take a look, and long, hard look. This picture is the most important chemical equation of all time. The carbonate buffer system aka acid-base buffering system aka why does my butt look like cottage cheese equation. Don’t think that’s important? When was the last time you went to Ocean City? This is what keeps your body at the correct…  
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Chiropractic Care

Why chiropractic care? Learn how chiropractic care can help you live a pain free life. At SSR, we provide a personalized treatment plan for each patient to tend to his/her own needs.


Physical Therapy

Susquehanna Spine and Rehab provides physical therapy and active massage therapy services for pain and injuries in Harford County, MD.



Massage is a powerful tool for helping you to become aware of areas of chronic tension or postural problems, and to understand how these affect your body mechanics.