Products We Recommend
As a chiropractor here in Cedar Rapids, I get asked my opinion on a variety of topics outside of chiropractic. As a resource to our patients, here are various products we recommend. I have personally tested all of these and use some of them myself on a regular basis. If you have a product you think would be a great resource for others, let me know and we may be able to add it here.
Tuft and Needle – Tuft and Needles mattresses are great. They are like no other mattress available. They come shipped in a box that seems way too small for a mattress. All you do is unroll the package and it morphs into a full size mattress. They are not too soft nor too firm. They are very affordable and best of all, they are made here in the U.S. It is the highest rated mattress on Amazon.com. I bought one myself, check out my review and pictures of the mattress here.
This is another common question I get all the time. I will say that the pillow isn’t near as important as your sleeping position, which should be on your side or on your back. Sleeping on your stomach can damage your neck and make you age faster, and no one wants that. Here are a couple that work well.
Tri-Core Standard– This is great for patients who are wanting to sleep on their back, or improve their posture. Made in the USA, the Tri-Core pillow is prized for its ability to help relieve neck pain and correctly align the spine, while supporting the neck in its natural position. It takes a week or two to get used to this pillow, but eventually most patients love them.
Shredded Memory Foam Pillow-This pillow is great, especially for side sleepers. It is hypo allergenic and made in the U.S.A. When choosing a pillow for side sleeping, it needs to be thick enough so that your head remains in a neutral position.
Asics-Once you wear a pair of quality Asics, it’s hard to wear any other shoes. Not all Asics are made the same, so make sure you get a quality pair. The GT series are great, and the new Gel-Quantum 360’s are a dream to walk in. They aren’t cheap, but quality products rarely are. The other negative thing about Aasics in my opinion, is that they aren’t the best looking shoes. Nike’s may look better, but they don’t compare when it comes to comfort and support.
Personal Care Products
Regenepure Shampoo- Regenepure DR is a doctor recommended hair loss treatment designed for all hair types. Regenepure DR contains the antifungal ingredient Ketoconazole, which has been shown to block the production of the hair growth curbing hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Ketoconazole along with other cleansing ingredients such as Saw Palmetto Extract, gently cleanse away impurities and toxins while nourishing the hair from root to tip.This intensive and restorative formula combats dandruff and build up on the scalp while other beneficial ingredients like Emu and Jojoba oils add moisture, shine, volume and suppleness to thin and lifeless hair. Regenepure DR hair loss shampoo is free of paraben and sulfates, never stripping the hair of its natural oils and is gentle enough for those with color-treated and Keratin treated hair.
Key Ingredients: Ketoconazole – Saw Palmetto – Emu Oil – Niacin Vitamin B3 – Caffeine – Vitamin B6 – L-Pathenol – Linolenic Acid – Jojoba Oil – Zinc Oxide
Honest Company Organic Healing Balm-This stuff is seriously magic. Whatever irritation you put it on of your little one’s is gone in an hour. We use it instead of diaper rash cream. It also works great on red/irritated skin and minor scrapes. There are reports of it helping eczema as well. This is one product that I’m glad we have on hand with our baby.