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Chiropractic on tv

Have you seen all the shows that involve Chiropractors? The New Adventures of Old Christine, Everybody Hates Chris, Seinfeld, the King of Queens, Two and a half men, and even Discovery Channel (Dirty Jobs - the episode on the Snake Farm), all involve Chiropractors and people getting adjusted! Stay tuned for the next show...

Super foods to Save the Day

It is an age-old truth that eating fruits and vegetables improves health. But not all produce is created equal. Meet the super heroes of produce: super foods, which offer superior disease-fighting capabilities, boost the immune system, fight fatigue, and much more.

Here are 10 important "super foods" to add to your daily diet:

  1. Sprouts (e.g., broccoli, brussels)
  2. Pomegranate
  3. Barley
  4. Green foods (e.g., wheat grass)
  5. Buckwheat (seed and grain)
  6. Beans and lentils
  7. Hot peppers
  8. Nuts and seeds
  9. Turmeric
  10. Allium family (e.g., garlic, onions, chives)

Super foods are nature's "designer foods," and they're available now. They contain a whopping dose of health-promoting compounds. They also have a high concentration of protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals and trace minerals – all contained in one tiny package. Eating super foods every day may be the best health insurance you can get to prevent cancer, protect the blood vessels and heart, boost the immune system, and fight the ravages of aging. That's why many chiropractors recommend that their patients take a super food supplement every day. Today's food is tomorrow's natural prescription.

It's All in the Preparation

If you're anything like the roughly 70 percent of Americans who are not meeting their recommended fruit and veggie goals, you aren't reaping all the benefits these miracle foods have to offer. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nutrients in fruits and vegetables are, for the most part, kept intact during canning or freezing, meaning that fresh, frozen or canned versions of the same food have relatively equal nutrient profiles.

An analysis of canned, fresh, and frozen fruits and vegetables, conducted in 1995 by the University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, confirmed encouraging findings about canned foods, including the following:

  • Fiber content is as high in canned products as in their fresh counterparts.
  • Folate (folic acid, an essential B vitamin), vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, thiamin and carotenoids all hold up well during canning. In some cases (pumpkins, for example), vitamin A levels are actually higher in the canned versus fresh product. Some analyses also show that the nutrient value of lycopene is increased when consumed after it is heated or canned.
  • The nutrient value of meats and other proteins also are unaltered by the canning process.
  • The canning process actually may increase calcium levels in fish as compared to the freshly cooked variety.

What it really boils down to is that while raw is ideal, canned and frozen vegetables still provide the fiber and other nutrients that make vegetables good for you in the first place. For anyone on-the-go, particularly busy parents trying to ensure their children eat right, that's comforting news. Just remember, it's all in the preparation.

Chiropractic and Wellness

How does Chiropractic help you live a live of wellness? Your body has the power and ability to heal itself, provided there is no interference and it has all the necessary resources. An easy example is when you cut yourself. Do you have to tell the cut to heal? Do you have to 'do' anything to get the cut to heal? No - your body will do what it was meant to do - heal itself.

In order for your body to heal itself, it needs to be aware of it's environment, and your body receives information through your nerves. As a result, you need to ensure your nerve system is clear and functioning optimally. Just how important? Hippocrates wrote an entire book on the importance of keeping your spine healthy.

When subluxations exist in your spine, they cause interference in the transmission of information within the nerves. Imagine trying to talk on the phone with someone who has a bad connection. How easy is it to understand what they mean? It's not easy, and it's easy to misunderstand them. Same thing happens in your body. If your brain doesn't get the correct information, it can't respond in the correct manner.

 

 

So what causes subluxations? There are three main types: Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stresses.

  • Examples of physical stress are: physical trauma, improper ergonomics, lack of water, insufficient exercise, repetitive activities, lack of sleep.
  • Examples of chemical stress are: medications, environmental toxins, pesticides and herbicides, alcohol, coffee, junk food.
  • Examples of emotional stress are: high stress lifestyle, pessimistic outlook, holding grudges.

Ask us about simple tips to strengthen your body and remove the stresses.

 

Have you seen the FAQ questions on my web site? Check out Why do I need to be adjusted, I feel fine?

 

       

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