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How to Walk Correctly to Avoid Low Back, Knee, and Hip Pain

Dr. Thoma frequently sees patients in his clinic that are struggling with low back, knee, and hip pain because they are not engaging the correct muscles when they walk.

In this video, he demonstrates a common exercise that he recommends so that patients can learn how to engage the correct muscles and find relief from their pain.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield Missouri. His specialty is helping individuals identify the root cause of their health concerns.

Together with his wife, Jennifer, they own PuraWell. PuraWell is a health and wellness company focused on guiding you to take control of your healthcare so that you can live longer, healthier.

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Deep Breathing Exercise

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Follow Dr. Thoma as he demonstrates the Deep Breathing Exercise to relieve stress and tension. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of this exercise to help you breathe properly and figure out how to let that tension go.

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Taking Control of Your Healthcare

There's an unfortunate trend in the health care industry that we've noticed from our patients, friends, and family.

That trend is that there are less general practitioners available, and the wait time to get an appointment is getting longer, while the time you do spend with your practitioner is getting shorter.

Because of this, it's more important than ever that you take control of your own health care. In this quick video from Dr. Christopher and Jennifer Thoma, learn about how PuraWell can help.

Taking control of your health care is more that just communicating with your doctor. It means keeping the information readily available and easy to share with all of your practitioners. It means understanding the why behind any treatments, prescriptions, or supplements, to make sure you are aware of alternatives, or negative interactions. It means being able to put all the pieces of your health care together and more.

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The Way Forward

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As many of you who have been following us for a while know, we have three different businesses that all serve a specific need for your health care journey. We've recently made the decision, and are in the process of consolidating these businesses, to serve you with a one-stop-shop.

Learn more about this transition in this short video with Dr. Thoma and Jennifer. 

To follow PuraWell, and join us on this journey, here are the links you need.

Join the email list at
Join the Facebook group at
On Instagram, you can find us at @drchristopherthoma (the name change to PuraWell is pending)
On YouTube, you can subscribe to the PuraWell channel

PuraWell is a health and wellness company focused on guiding you on the journey to live a longer and happier life. PuraWell was founded by Dr. Christopher and Jennifer Thoma based on their recognition of the lack of resources to help individuals take control of their personal health journey.

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What Are Your Pupils Telling You?

Did you know that your pupils can give you signals about your health and well being?

In particular, your pupils can tell you if you are having a stress response to something that is happening in your life.

In this video, learn more from Dr. Thoma about what your pupils may be telling you, and how to make adjusts in your life that will preserve your health.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield Missouri. His specialty is helping individuals identify the root cause of their health concerns.

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What to do When Your Hormones Feel Out of Balance

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There are times when you can tell the hormones in your body are not working properly, even though test results indicate everything is normal.

In this video, Dr. Thoma briefly explains the HPA Axis, how it affects your hormones, and his recommendation for resolving issues with the HPA Axis.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician and chiropractor in Chesterfield Missouri who specializes in helping individuals diagnose chronic issues that have gone undetected.

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Should You Be Wearing Sunscreen?

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There seems to be an ongoing debate about whether or not sunscreen is necessary.

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares his thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of wearing sunscreen, his personal philosophy, and how to enjoy the sun safely if you do choose to leave the sunscreen off.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield Missouri.  His primary focus is on finding the root cause of your health concerns and using holistic practices to get you back on track. 

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Want to improve your memory...and help your body?

If you're looking to improve your memory, research shows you need to focus on increasing the availability of calcium to the brain. 

Some products, like Osteo Enhance by PuraWell, has calcium and magnesium, but also adds vitamins K2 and D3 to support the neurological systems.

Learn more about how these components work together to help improve your memory, while also helping with bone density, in this video by Dr. Thoma.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine practitioner in Chesterfield Missouri.  You can see more videos like this by liking this video, or subscribing to this channel.  To make an appointment with Dr. Thoma, call the office at (636) 207-6600.  You can get PuraWell products from the office, or online at

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Topical Pain Relief Could Be On The Way

Recently Dr. Thoma was asked the best method to treat pain, topically.  As a result of that question, he is currently working with PuraWell to create a topical pain balm.

Based on his research, he has created a formula that incorporates the best of pain relief from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, to meet his criteria for a topical pain relief formula.

With the samples that we've already shared, we've seen amazing results.  In this video, Dr. Thoma explains more about this product, and how to get your hands on your own sample.

Dr. Thoma is a functional health practitioner in Chesterfield Missouri, you can schedule an appointment directly with Dr. Thoma by calling 636-207-6600.  You can also request your sample with your order at

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The Power of Smell

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Have you ever wondered how to remember a situation, or a memory more clearly?  

Dr. Thoma recommends thinking back to the smell in that situation or memory and letting it trigger your memories.

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares his philosophy on using smell to improve your memory, or your recall of a particular situation.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine practitioner in Chesterfield Missouri.  His primary specialty is helping individuals find the root cause of their health concerns. 

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