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 Jan 7

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

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

2016 Dec 13

Massage Therapy Gift Certificates Available

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , |0 Comments

Give someone (or yourself) the gift of a massage this holiday season. Gift certificates for a 1 hour massage are available for only $45 until the end of December. Call 937-456-4555 or stop by the office to pick them up. Massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term [...]

2016 Dec 11

The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Resveratrol and other grape ingredients, as well as whole-grape products, have shown considerable promise in health promotion and disease management. Resveratrol is primarily found in grapes and red wine, in addition to some plants and fruits, such as peanuts, cranberries, pistachios, blueberries and bilberries. Resveratrol provides a wide range of benefits, including cardiovascular protective, antiplatelet, antioxidant, [...]

2016 Jan 15

Does Your Gut Contribute to Joint Pain?

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Recently, we have begun to realize that the billions of microorganisms living in harmony with us have an influence on disease. Evidence is mounting that the gut microbiome, in particular, influences our metabolism and our immune system. Inflammatory states characterize many bone and joint diseases of ageing. Evidence is accumulating that the gut can contribute to inflammatory [...]

2015 Dec 28

Heart Disease and Cholesterol – Statins or Lifestyle?

By | December 28th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Heart disease is an extremely complex problem and the hope that it can be prevented or eliminated by simply reducing cholesterol appears unfounded. After twenty years we should accept the inconsistencies of the cholesterol hypothesis and refocus our efforts on the proven benefits of a healthy lifestyle incorporating a Mediterranean diet to prevent coronary heart disease. [...]

2015 Dec 27

Helping women to good health: breast cancer and lifestyle

By | December 27th, 2015|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Breast cancer (BC) remains one of the commonest cancers - 12.5% of women will be diagnosed with BC during her lifetime. There are strong links between environmental/lifestyle factors and breast cancer, suggesting that changing these factors may result in decreasing cancer risk. Evidence shows that in addition to genetic predisposition and estrogen exposure, a number [...]

2015 Dec 23

Sleep and health risk in children

By | December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Children|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Adequate sleep is particularly important during childhood and adolescence since inadequate sleep is associated with non-optimal physical and cognitive development. A growing body of evidence suggests that inadequate sleep could be a contributing factor for weight gain and the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Why are sleep patterns poor for some children? [...]