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  • Natural Alternatives

    Most of us use toothpaste because it tastes good, it’s convenient and, frankly, we’re terrified we will be left toothless if we ditch the stuff. But given that we brush our teeth up to 1,000 times a year, shouldn’t we take a closer look at the products we use?... Read more

  • CARDIO 911

    Most people are aware that cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of both men and women. Sadly, we hear of someone all too often that is affected by heart disease. THERE IS HOPE against the #1 Killer in America… Heart Disease! Cardio 911 is a nutritional supplement that I... Read more

  • Is your home making you money?

    Wouldn’t it be nice to know that when it comes time to sell your beloved home, you will actually be walking away with money in your pocket? Whether you are selling your house in Winchester, TN, or Colorado Springs, CO, you probably want to make as much of a... Read more

  • Ladybugs

    In Tennessee, we have native ladybugs as well as an invasive species, called the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle. Often, they are mistaken for one another and referenced the same way. The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle was introduced to the United States in the early 20th Century, to control other... Read more

  • HELPING FAMILIES FIND MEANING IN A FUNERAL SERVICE

    Our purpose as Funeral Directors is to teach the value of each individual element of the ceremony. During the arrangement conference, we have the opportunity to educate families about what each element involves, why each is meaningful and how they help mourners begin their grief journeys. We, as Funeral... Read more

  • Real estate housing shortage

    Have you noticed realtors constantly advertising for listings lately? Although homes continued selling at a record pace, existing home sales dropped in June due to low levels of inventory. A 20-year low as the appeal of McMansions wanes and Baby Boomers grow increasingly reluctant to trade up or down... Read more

  • Spinal decompression

    My last article included detailed information about Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry Needling or IMS/DN and how it can relax muscle spasms and relieve pain.  In this article, I would like to talk about another therapy that I offer in my practice which is Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression is the latest... Read more

  • Do you have bone resorption?

      Although bone is known to be the strongest tissue in your body, it can also be very fragile. The mandible or jaw bone can be easily damaged and the consequences can make your life much more complicated than you may imagine. Even living with missing teeth can put... Read more

  • Autumn view brings spider webs in plain view

      Few things cause as much fear and anxiety in people as the thought of poisonous spiders. Tennessee is home to many species of spiders; however, only two are poisonous. The black widow and the brown recluse. Both of these species are found in every Tennessee County. The black... Read more

  • Ethical Behavior in the Funeral Business

    Ethical behavior is what actually defines the personal character. It’s imperative to treat families and their deceased loved ones with the dignity and respect warranted by such dire circumstance. For funeral services, it is the very foundation of what they do as professionals. It is vital to respect the... Read more

  • Burial Vaults

    As funeral directors we are asked during the arrangement conference with families, why do we need a vault?  What does it do?  Do we have to have one? Is it a requirement? Let’s take the purely functional aspect of a burial vault which is to prevent the gravesite from... Read more

  • Check for ticks

    We are solidly in the throes of summer and with that comes a host of pesky summer insects. Ticks are a common summer insect and can be found in woodland areas, tall grass, bushes, and trails with lots of vegetation from early spring through September. With the myriad of summer... Read more

  • Tongue-tied

     When we hear the term “tongue-tied”, most of us have a mental image of someone who is struggling to speak in public but is stammering nervously and is at a loss for words. In reality, tongue-tie is a medical condition that affects many people and has special implications for... Read more

  • Intramuscular stimulation/dry needling

    If you suffer from musculoskeletal problems such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, chronic tendonitis, bursitis, shin splints, sciatica/piriformis syndrome, recurrent sports injuries, spinal disc problems, low back pain, tennis/golfers elbow and many other problems, you may be a candidate for Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) / Dry Needling (DN).  Neuropathic... Read more

  • Buyer Preference: New vs Existing

    Have you ever wondered what pushes a home buyer to select a particular home? According to American Housing Survey, the top two reasons for choosing a home were its size and room layout/design. For buyers of new homes, room layout/design, neighborhood, exterior appearance and construction quality tended to be... Read more

  • Defeat the flea

    A flea infestation in the yard is an unfortunate yet common disadvantage of pet ownership. Flea bites on animals and humans can be more than just bothersome. Fleas can spread tapeworms to dogs and typhus to humans. Eradicating fleas on our beloved animals and around our homes is a... Read more

  • Preventing bacteria with EvoraPro

      After more than 30 years of research, the founders of ProBiora Health have discovered a blend of three probiotic strains that promotes overall tooth health. At Winchester Family Dentistry we are utilizing this new advancement in fighting decay. Starting our patients on a regimen of EvoraPro after their... Read more

  • Adrenal Fatigue

    I believe all of us can vouch for the fact that stress affects our lives and our health.  Our lifestyles are fast-paced and full of a long list of things that we have to do at home to take care of our families and then perform well at our... Read more

  • Is renting for you?

    Is homeownership in the cards for you and your family? For a growing number of people in America, home ownership is not ideal, and many would prefer to rent a home instead of own one. Of course, there are upsides to both renting and owning. If you are renting,... Read more

  • Burial Vaults

    As funeral directors we are asked during the arrangement conference with families, why do we need a vault?  What does it do?  Do we have to have one? Is it a requirement? Let’s take the purely functional aspect of a burial vault which is to prevent the gravesite from... Read more

  • Natural Toothpaste Alternatives

    Most of us use toothpaste because it tastes good, it’s convenient and, frankly, we’re terrified we will be left toothless if we ditch the stuff. But given that we brush our teeth up to 1,000 times a year, shouldn’t we take a closer look at the products we use?... Read more

  • Toxic Trash in Your Colon

    Did you know the average American may be carrying as much as 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in their colon? And that is someone of normal weight with no known allergies! These toxins wedged in the digestive track are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body’s inability... Read more

  • Homeownership Pros

    Is homeownership in the cards for you and your family? For a growing number of people in America, home ownership is not ideal, and many would prefer to rent a home instead of own one. Of course, there are upsides to both renting and owning. If you are a... Read more

  • Last Minute Funeral Arrangements

    The last thing you’d wish on your family. We know that you would never intentionally cause your family grief. People die without planning or funding funerals all the time, and then relatives are forced to make important decisions under distress. Now is as good a time as ever to... Read more

  • Imported Fire Ants: More than meets the eye

    An accidental infestation into the United States in 1918 has resulted in $2 billion damaging price tag due to fire ants. Imported Fire Ants look similar to ordinary ants, being between a tenth and a fourth of an inch and reddish brown to black in color. The fire ants,... Read more

  • CARDIO 911

    Most people are aware that cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of both men and women. Sadly, we hear of someone all too often that is affected by heart disease. THERE IS HOPE against the #1 Killer in America… Heart Disease! Cardio 911 is a nutritional supplement that I... Read more

  • Rethinking reduction

    Sometimes too much space becomes too much hassle. Such a remark likely draws a “first world problem” analysis from critics, but it is entirely possible for unused space within your home to present placement issues. Renovated dwellings often feature tall ceilings (12-14 feet), but this draws the gaze up... Read more

  • Our profession should be educating the public effectively

    We should be educating the public about death, dying and funeral options before the need arises.  When a loved one dies, families come to us for guidance.   We are not here to sell, we are not here to rush the process.  We are here to listen, to counsel and... Read more

  • Mosquitoes in May

    If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to mosquitoes – until you get a red, itchy welt on your skin that is a sure sign of a mosquito bite. While mosquito season is usually associated with the hotter summer months, it actually begins much earlier... Read more

  • Taking the Edge Off

    There are many levels of sedation available for dental patients. Most offices are equipped with nitrous oxide, laughing gas, which is one of the oldest and safest sedating medications in practice. Discovered in 1772, nitrous oxide was first used for dentistry in 1845. Effects include a reduction in pain... Read more

  • The American misconception

      A majority of Americans are eager to purchase a home and think now is the time to do so, according to a recent survey by Ipsos Public Affairs,  In fact, a full 65 percent of respondents said they feel homeownership would be a dream come true. Despite the... Read more

  • It just makes sense…

    Today, more and more people are choosing to plan their funerals in advance. We find that there are three basic reasons why our families think this makes sense. You can relieve an emotional burden from those you love.  By being able to make sound decisions in advance, without stress,... Read more

  • Spring brings the wings

    Typically people have always gone by an old saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” while this is true, flowers aren’t the only thing that is triggered by the temperature warming and the rain falling. Springtime brings large numbers of winged termites known as “swarmers,” emerging inside homes. In nature,... Read more

  • Preventing bacteria with EvoraPro

    After more than 30 years of research, the founders of ProBiora Health have discovered a blend of three probiotic strains that promotes overall tooth health. At Winchester Family Dentistry we are utilizing this new advancement in fighting decay. Starting our patients on a regimen of EvoraPro after their regular... Read more

  • Chiropractors are wellness doctors too

    Many people are unaware that when chiropractors remove misalignments or subluxations of the spine, that it can contribute to the wellness of a patient.  Subluxations of the spine can put pressure on nerves in the surrounding area of the affected vertebrae.  That pressure can cause the function of the... Read more

  • Spinal Decompression Therapy

    My last article included detailed information about Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry Needling or IMS/DN and how it can relax muscle spasms and relieve pain.  In this article, I would like to talk about another therapy that I offer in my practice which is Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression is the latest... Read more

  • Auctions: Win-Win Situations

    Today’s real estate marketplace demands creative thinking when buying and selling homes. One potential avenue worthy of consideration is the real estate auction. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of auctions today don’t result from a foreclosure or distress situation, but rather are the result of the seller choosing... Read more

  • It just makes sense…

    Today, more and more people are choosing to plan their funerals in advance. We find that there are three basic reasons why our families think this makes sense. You can relieve an emotional burden from those you love.  By being able to make sound decisions in advance, without stress,... Read more

  • Not All Bees Make Things Sweeter

    When most people think of bees, honey comes to mind. The complete destruction of one’s home does not. However, when dealing with a particular genus, the carpenter bee, problems posed extend well beyond a minor bee sting. The name carpenter bee is derived from the animal’s nesting behavior. Nearly... Read more

  • Restore your teeth like new

    ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE is a highly esthetic, bioactive composite that delivers all the advantages of glass ionomers in a strong, resilient, resin matrix that will not chip or crumble. It chemically bonds and seals teeth against bacterial leakage. It also continuously diffuses calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions providing long-term benefits... Read more

  • Ants in your pants? Call Burl’s

    Carpenter ants or Camponotus, are the antithesis of their human counterparts. Contrary to human carpenters, these ants destroy wood. In doing so, they cause millions of dollars in damage annually to homes and other structures. Carpenter ants are very common in forested areas of the world. Although they prefer... Read more

  • Winchester Family Dentistry

    The dental experience of young children can determine their outlook on dentistry and taking care of their teeth for their lifetime. Our goal is to gain a young child’s trust and confidence through a series of several small dental visits – an exam, a cleaning, an X-ray, or a... Read more

  • Intramuscular Stimulation / Dry Needling

    If you suffer from musculoskeletal problems such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, chronic tendonitis, bursitis, shin splints, sciatica/piriformis syndrome, recurrent sports injuries, spinal disc problems, low back pain, tennis/golfers elbow and many other problems, you may be a candidate for Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) / Dry Needling (DN).  Neuropathic... Read more

  • Now is the time to invest in real estate

    Real estate is becoming an investment of choice, and many investors are either abandoning the more traditional vehicles such as stocks and bonds or using real estate to diversify their portfolios. Recently, RISMedia, a real estate industry news and content website, published an article pointing to a survey undertaken... Read more

  • Respect and Integrity are crucial components in funeral service

    It is vital to respect the family’s dignity as well as the deceased’s when coping in the wake of tragedy. For surviving family members and friends, it is absolutely crucial. For funeral services, it is the very foundation of what they do as professionals. The integrity and respect funeral... Read more

  • Meet Dr. Shull

    My name is Dr. A. Shull and I have been practicing chiropractic in Winchester for over twenty-five years. I am originally from British Columbia, Canada. I was born in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada and moved to Abbotsford, B.C. with my parents when I was a sophomore in high school.... Read more

  • Taking the Edge Off

    There are many levels of sedation available for dental patients. Most offices are equipped with nitrous oxide, laughing gas, which is one of the oldest and safest sedating medications in practice. Discovered in 1772, nitrous oxide was first used for dentistry in 1845. Effects include a reduction in pain... Read more

  • Give Your Family the Gift of Peace of Mind

      Like so many others, you’ve probably set aside funds over the years to pay for the important milestones in your life. A new house, a dream vacation or your child’s college tuition requires planning ahead. Thank goodness you did, because the money was there when you needed it.... Read more

  • Real Estate Advice

    The holidays might not be the most popular time to buy a home, but with motivated sellers, builder incentives and vendor availability, you may want to rethink the idea of holding off on a home purchase through the holiday season. If a home is on the market in December,... Read more

  • What to do about House Mice

    The house mouse is probably the most well-known rodent found state-wide in Tennessee, and Burl’s Termite and Pest Control specializes in eradicating them from premises. Mice can damage anything in homes, including duct work, siding, insulation and drywall. To aid residents in dealing with mice problems, Burl’s offers free... Read more

  • Real Estate Advice

    The winter season may not be the most ideal time to buy a home, but with motivated sellers and year-end tax benefits there are plausible reasons to reach out to a local realtor to find out more about open houses in your area. Although December is a chaotic time... Read more

  • Planning Funeral Arrangements

    Last Minute Funeral Arrangements: the last thing you’d wish on your family. We know that you would never intentionally cause your family grief. People die without planning or funding funerals all the time, and then relatives are forced to make important decisions under distress. Now is as good a... Read more

  • Do you know what kind of sugars you’re consuming?

    Sugar Intake Dentists are concerned with sugar intake and for good reason. Sugar is rapidly fermented by bacteria in the mouth into acids that dissolve holes in teeth forming cavities. We all want sweets, especially during this time of year, but what we use to satisfy that craving can... Read more