About Dean Smith, DC, PhD

Dean Smith, DC, PhD, husband, and father of two children, is a highly respected health and wellness authority. He is a chiropractor at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center and a researcher and clinical professor at Miami University. Dr. Smith incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness. His research interests lie broadly in the area of human movement and coordination. He is most interested in how chiropractic, exercise and rehabilitation affect human performance. His scientific articles have been published in such journals as Human Movement Science, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Chiropractic Research Journal, Chiropractic and Osteopathy and The Open Neurology Journal. His training includes a Master’s degree in exercise science, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a PhD in brain and cognitive science with a focus on motor control and coordination. The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic has awarded him with the International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma (ICSSD).
2017 Sep 10

Welcome Back Cindy Schneider, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist

By | 2017-09-10T16:35:12+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: Occupational Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cindy Schneider, OTR/L Please help us welcome back to Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center, Cindy Schneider, OTR/L - an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Health and Wellness for most of her career. She will be joining us later this month. Her philosophy is based on Holistic Health. She uses “hands on [...]

2017 Sep 8

Chiropractic and Manual Therapy for Tension Headache

By | 2017-09-08T21:04:59+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manual therapy consisting of spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, or exercise is more effective than medication in the short term and as effective as medication long-term for muscle tension-type headaches. One of the most common physical interventions for headache management is manual therapy (MT) including chiropractic adjustments or 'spinal manipulation', joint and spinal mobilization, therapeutic [...]

2017 Sep 3

High Carbohydrate Intake Associated with Higher Death Risk

By | 2017-09-03T17:28:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A study published a few days ago in the Lancet found that high carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, fats including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were associated with lower risk of total mortality and stroke.  The authors note that current guidelines recommend a low fat diet (<30% of energy) and [...]

2017 Aug 15

Healthy Living – The Solution for Poor Health

By | 2017-08-15T13:40:10+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease...The chronic disease crisis we currently face must be addressed in rapid fashion. Cardiovascular (CV) and pulmonary diseases, diabetes as well as several forms of cancer are leading causes of poor health and death around the world. These conditions have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals, [...]

2017 Jun 23

Fruits for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

By | 2017-06-23T09:07:10+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet comprises a mixture of food compounds that have a significant influence on human health. Accumulating population based studies have indicated that consuming fruits is inversely related to the risk of CVDs.  Important experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and [...]

2017 Jun 18

Massage Therapy in Children with Asthma

By | 2017-06-18T21:25:38+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

According to a new scientific review, from Chinese authors, massage therapy can help asthma and significantly improve pulmonary function in children. The authors of the study evaluated the efficacy of massage, a traditional treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine on children with asthma.  Fourteen studies with 1299 patients were included in the meta-analysis. Compared with [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By | 2017-01-07T16:24:44+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]

2016 Dec 28

Feed Your Destiny and Fight Pain

By | 2016-12-28T21:09:52+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We see in practice every day that lifestyle is related to pain - and fortunately this means that there is much that can be done to reduce pain without drugs or surgery. The latest findings on the role of nutrition and nutraceuticals, microbiome, obesity, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin supplementation as key elements in modulating [...]

2016 Dec 16

Spices for Prevention and Treatment of Cancers

By | 2016-12-16T20:49:12+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

While prescription drugs have their value, we should not overlook the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of food. As an individual we consume food several times a day without a complete understanding of the scope of its qualities. As part of a daily diet, food plays a significant role in helping our bodies function at their [...]

2016 Dec 15

Physical activity for prevention of cardiovascular disease

By | 2016-12-15T09:00:12+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Categories: Exercise, Sports|0 Comments

"Three-quarters of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases could be prevented with adequate changes in lifestyle, including increased daily physical activity. New evidence confirms that there is an inverse dose-response relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular disease and mortality risk. However, participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity may not fully attenuate the independent effect of [...]