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Join us in welcoming Dr. LeClair to our team!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

jessWelcome (back) Dr. Jessica LeClair!

Jessica LeClair, D.C., is a recent graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University. If she looks familiar, it’s probably because she’s been an intern at Langford and Karls Chiropractic for the past year!

Dr. LeClair grew up in Apple Valley, and attended Rosemount High School. Her pre-chiropractic coursework was completed at University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, where she was a chemistry major with emphasis in biomolecular science. Her first experience with chiropractic care was when she was a high school student with incessant headaches; prior to this point she had been considering a career in teaching or nursing, but as soon as she was introduced to chiropractic care she was hooked.

In her spare time, Dr. LeClair enjoys rock climbing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. Most recently, however, much of her time has been spent planning her August 2014 wedding.

Dr. LeClair loves meeting new patients of all ages and walks of life, and firmly believes in empowering them to take an active role in their care. She has a deep-seated passion for wellness and helping people feel their best, and is so excited to be a member of the Langford and Karls Chiropractic team! To set up your appointment with Dr. LeClair, give us a call at (651) 699-8610.


Monday, April 14th, 2014

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


April 10, 2014 · by  · in 


  • Hard boiled eggs (as many as you want to color)
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, chopped; 4 cups of water; 2 T of vinegar – makes blue
  • Skins of 3 red onions and two handfuls of spinach; 2 cups of water; 3 T vinegar – makes a jade green
  • 2 T paprika; 1 cup water; 2 T vinegar – makes a pale orange
  • 2 T turmeric; 1 cup water; 2 T vinegar – makes a vibrant yellow
  • 1 beet, peeled and chopped; 4 cups water; 2 T vinegar – makes a pretty pink
  • Skins of 3 red onions; 2 cups water; 3 T vinegar – makes a purplish brown

I’ve heard you can do 1 cup frozen blueberries soaked in 1 cup of water (without vinegar) and get a grayish-blue if you want another color.


  1. With each colored ingredients in a separate pot, bring to a boil with the designated amount of water. Boil for about 15 minutes.
  2. Turn off the flame, remove the ingredients, and add designated amount of vinegar. Allow mixture to cool.
  3. Pour the colored waters into separate dying containers with a hard boiled egg in each (you can do more than one if you want some of the same color).
  4. Let your eggs soak in dye over night. We made them in the afternoon, and removed them from the dye the next morning and let air dry.

So for example for blue: Combine 1/4 head cabbage, chopped with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Remove the cabbage from the water, and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Allow to cool before transferring to your dying container with the hard boiled egg. You would repeat this for each of the colors.

Any leftover ingredients can be put to use after! We love boiled beets in salads, spinach with eggs, and cabbage with a number of other things. Ingredients you do not eat, can be composted.

And since these eggs were dyed in food, feel free to use them for your favorite deviled egg recipe. Enjoy!


Health is your first Wealth!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” – Herophilus (335-280 B.C.), Greek physician

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

We hope that everyone is off to a wonderful 2014! As you are all aware record breaking lows are coming our direction and schools in MN will be closed on Monday.  If you are out and about in the cold weather be prepared with warm clothes, if you are driving make sure you have gas in your vehicle and check your tire pressure – you don’t want to get stranded in these temperatures!

It’s the Season of Immune System Challenges!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Keep Congaplex on hand for short-term support of the immune system. This patient favorite:

  • Supports healthy immune response function
  • Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity and supports the thymus gland

Learn more about supporting  healthy immune system function with Congaplex:

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Planning to indulge in a Large Thanksgiving Meal? Bring Zypan to the table!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

How often are you pressed for time at lunch so you run into a nearby fast-food restaurant. You eat quickly so you can get back to work and finish a report that’s due today. Is it surprising that you might feel sluggish, bloated, or experience reflux or heartburn? Eating meals with a high fat or high carbohydrate content while under stress is a recipe for digestive system meltdown! (Standard Process)

With the holidays coming up it is likely that most of us will be indulging in large meals that are full of rich foods loaded with fats and carbs. The amount of food consumed at a Thanksgiving meal is typically more than we would normally eat in one sitting; and if you have a large family like I do then you may be eating quickly to ensure you get to at least sample everything that is served before it is all gone! This leaves you feeling bloated and sluggish; you may experience heartburn gas, burping, and maybe even constipation or diarrhea.

Avoid these symptoms by taking 2 tablets of Zypan before you eat your holiday meal! Share it with your family and friends!

You can purchase a bottle of 90 tablets at Langford Chiropractic clinic for $13.00.  Do not use this product if you suffer from ulcers or ulcerative colitis.

Our digestion is slowed by:
* Poor Food Choices – The Standard American Diet is chock full of foods that slow digestion, which can lead to heartburn and indigestion.

* Natural lack of enzymes or when our enzymes aren’t working properly: As we age, our ability to digest protein, fats, and carbs decreases

* Not taking enough time to chew your foods properly: Eating quickly can lead to inadequate chewing. Foods that aren’t chewed properly can be drier, which puts more stress on the esophagus

* Emotional and physical stress

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Come in and get your skeleton adjusted!


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Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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Is Your Back Ready for Back To School?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Does your child carry a backpack to School? I am not a betting person, but I am willing to bet that you answered “Yes”!  Backpacks are a practical way to carry schoolbooks and supplies. When used correctly, they are a good tool; they are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. However, backpacks that are too heavy or are carried incorrectly can injure muscles and joints, leading to severe back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems. According to Dr. Scott Bautch, a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health, a recent study conducted in Italy found that the average child carries a backpack that would be the equivalent of a 39-pound burden for a 176-pound man, or a 29-pound load for a 132-pound woman. Of those children carrying heavy backpacks to school, 60 percent had experienced back pain as a result.

Overloaded backpacks used by children have received a lot of attention from parents, doctors, school administrators and the media in the past several years. The problem has become so widespread, in fact, that the California State Assembly passed legislation that would force school districts to develop ways of reducing the weight of students’ backpacks. Similar legislation is being considered in New Jersey as well. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were more than 21,000 backpack-related injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, and clinics in the year 2003.

So what can you do to help protect your child’s back this school year?

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends that a child’s backpack should weigh NO MORE than 10-15% of a child’s weight (this figure varies depending on the child’s body strength and fitness).  So for a 60 pound child their backpack should way no more than 6-9 lbs. You can tell if your child’s backpack is too heavy if he or she changes their posture by leaning forward to support the weight on his or her back rather than on the shoulders, by the straps; if they struggle when putting on or taking off the backpack; if they have pain when wearing the backpack; they experience tingling or numbness; and/or if they have red marks from the backpack.

In addition to the weight limit of the backpack, the ACA offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household.

  • The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.
  • A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back.
  • Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry-and the heavier the backpack will be.
  • Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain.
  • Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child’s shoulders.
  • The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body. Straps that are too loose can cause the backpack to dangle uncomfortably and cause spinal misalignment and pain.
  • If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child’s teacher. Ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school, and bring home only lighter hand-out materials or workbooks.
  • Although the use of rollerpacks – or backpacks on wheels – has become popular in recent years, the ACA is now recommending that they be used cautiously and on a limited basis by only those students who are not physically able to carry a backpack. Some school districts have begun banning the use of rollerpacks because they clutter hallways, resulting in dangerous trips and falls.

If a child complains of back pain, parents should consider that it might be due to the backpack or perhaps something more serious. Further investigation is warranted if a child complains of back pain, numbness in the hands, has back pain that persistently limits their activities, requires medications or alters sleep patterns.

Chiropractic Care Can Help…
If you or your child experiences any pain or discomfort resulting from backpack use, call Langford Chiropractic Clinic. The Doctors of Langford Chiropractic are licensed and trained to diagnose and treat patients of all ages. In addition, doctors of Langford Chiropractic can also prescribe exercises designed to help children develop strong muscles, along with instruction in good nutrition, posture and sleeping habits.


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