Testimonial -Ruth Eckert

I first started seeing Dr. Melinda in early 2015.  Before that, I saw a chiropractor in St. Joseph & an acupuncturist in Overland Park.  I had heard wonderful things about Dr. Melinda – and it turns out they are all

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Testimonial – Ruth Finnegan

Around 34 or 35 weeks, my lower back began to hurt terribly. I couldn’t sleep in my bed, couldn’t bend over, couldn’t lift things. It was even hard to sit in a chair. My midwife recommended that I see a

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Testimonial – Lofy Family

While I (Emily) was pregnant with Ella, I had looked into some chiropractic care for myself as I neared the end of my pregnancy. I had gotten several recommendations from people about Dr. Melinda, so I had planned to schedule

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Testimonial – Myra Harwood

Growing up on the farm I always wanted to be out working with my older brother and my dad. I was also very competitive in sports. Both of those things meant various injuries to my joints and my back. When

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The Most Important Vitamin

The genome centric lifestyle and what nutrients our bodies require to maintain our self-healing and self-regulating properties has been the foundation of this blog series to date. Most of the nutrients that our bodies need can be found in the

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The Omega Dilemma

If your fish oil tastes like fish or you belch fish after ingestion, you do not have a high quality omega 3 supplement. You are throwing your money away.

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“Let Food Be Thy Medicine…”

“Let food thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

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Inflammation Nation

One of my favorite quotes is by Heather Morgan, MS, NLC “Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” We are what we eat, literally. It’s time we give our bodies what they need, not what our brain craves.

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One Species. One Diet.

In previous posts, this blog series introduced the basic concept of epigenetics and how diet can impact the expression of genes in different people. The post that follows discusses what type of diet is ideal based on the human species

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Take Control of Your Genes

Last week, this blog presented the concept of epigenetics and how our life choices can affect our genes. Not only do our choices affect us, but they may also affect the genetics of our offspring. Along our sequences of DNA

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Epigenetics

Have you ever wondered why some of your family members develop chronic diseases or cancers while others do not? Or why identical twins are not exactly identical? The answers to these questions are not completely answered by modern medicine. New research is showing that expression of our genes comes down to the food we eat, the thoughts we think, and the environment we live in. This is a form of biology known as epigenetics.

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Testimonial

“In July of 2013 I injured my right leg, causing extreme pain which affected its use. I received advice, care, encouragement, exercises, and understanding from many sources. With time, I walked better but still with a random pain. In January

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The Problem With Counting Calories

In American culture, we have become so focused on counting calories that we don’t pay any attention to what we are actually putting into our bodies. We’re all guilty of it. We see those yummy packaged cake rolls that say

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Fat Myths

Everything you think you know about fats is probably wrong… so forget what you thought you knew! For so long we’ve been told that fats are bad, that they cause heart disease, and that they make us fat. In reality,

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Until just recently, if you exercised for at least 60 minutes a day, you were considered physically active. Now, new research suggests it is entirely possible to meet current physical activity guidelines while still being incredibly sedentary. Furthermore,  that simply

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New Year’s Resolution Got You Down?

We are just three weeks into the new year and I find myself wondering how many of us have sustained our new year’s resolutions, even for this short time? A study from the University of Scranton showed that 92% of

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Chiropractic and Reduced Labor Pains

Rather than being wholly excited about the upcoming birth of their little one, many pregnant women develop anxiety over the act of giving birth. What if there were a way to help decrease not only the pains of labor, but

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Diet & ADHD

More children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD than ever before — 10.4 million in 2010 — a 66 percent increase since the year 2000! * The majority of these millions of children will be prescribed mood altering

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The Paleo Challenge

I frequently see clients who ask,  “What can I do to help myself lose weight?” My response, “Go paleo.” Or they may ask, “What can I do to help with my digestive system?” Go paleo. Help with food allergies? Go

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Acupuncture Testimonial

“I had spent almost two years with Achilles tendon and calf pain, which prevented me from doing many things I loved.  It was a constant nagging pain that I had resigned myself to having to live with… then I met Dr.

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Dr. Melinda Pregont
Melinda Pregont, D.C.

Melinda Pregont, D.C.

I am a doctor of chiropractic that specializes in pediatrics, acupuncture, KinesioTaping, and Graston Technique. My goal is to be a true partner in wellness for those who make the decision to take ownership in their health and the health of their family

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