October health news

Let’s talk about chiropractic care, a vegan diet, how to prevent diabetes, and how to avoid SAD (you need to know)…

SEEKING CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Why do you see a chiropractor?  To help you get out of pain or to have a healthier life?  For the past century, nearly all medical care has been to “relieve pain”, masking it with drugs or cutting out the culprit who’s causing the pain.  But, there has been a growing shift of consciousness from the “fix the problem after it occurs” to “prevent the problem from ever occurring,” and chiropractic has been at the forefront of this movement.

While you might think that getting a few colds this year, waking up each morning with various aches and pains or feeling tired and fatigued is common, these are not normal.  We chiropractors want to assist you in improving your immune system, increasing your energy and restoring your flexibility, and for those of you who already maintain a healthy lifestyle and get adjusted 6 to 12 times a year, you know what I’m talking about.  For those of you who rely on crisis care, you don’t have to live with the day to day ailments that plagued the common man (and woman).  Come in and have your nervous system boosted and your musculoskeletal system restored.  Small commitment, big reward.

 

NUTRITION – The Biblical Daniel Fast (a vegan diet)
Check this out:

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flashback-friday-biblical-daniel-fast-put-to-the-test/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=ca1d4de963-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_06_05_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-ca1d4de963-24003457&mc_cid=ca1d4de963&mc_eid=33b1bd906a

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Do you know the best way to fight diabetes?  Don’t get it in the first place.  

The root cause of diabetes is the battle between antioxidants and free radicals, which are (extra) oxygen molecules roaming your body and usually perform useful functions, like fighting infection.  When there is an excess of oxygen molecules, called oxidative stress, it can affect insulin, a hormone that regulates glucose (sugar) getting into your cells to provide you with energy. Antioxidants are the chemicals that keep these free radicals in check.  Not enough antioxidants, too many free radicals, leads to less insulin in your cells and the onset of diabetes.

There is a simple remedy, and that is eating food high in antioxidants.  These foods are cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, two or more cups a day.  Blueberries contain a high level of antioxidants, one cup daily.  Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel, about 3 times a week.  Green tea, 2 to 3 cups a day, replacing soda and fruit juice.  Basically, a diet consisting mostly of complex carbohydrates ~70 % (veggies and whole grains), 15% fat (nuts, nut butters, avocadoes) 15% protein (lean beef, chicken, fish), and at least 15 grams of fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes).  Of course, it doesn’t hurt to get enough sleep, exercise regularly, reduce stress and don’t smoke.

FALL HAS FELL (if you haven’t already noticed)

Two things:

  • With the weather getting cooler and less daylight, we tend to stay indoors more often, and this is the time to get out and move, as it is our tendency to become more sedentary and feel like “hibernating”. Walk at lunchtime, add stretching breaks and plan some activity on the weekends.
  • You don’t want to get SAD, seasonal affective disorder, or the condition you can get from lack of sunlight. This can lead to depression, feeling sluggish, loss of appetite, weight gain (go figure), trouble concentrating and lack of energy. This is no fun, so here’s another reason to get out in the sun sometime during the day.

 

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH 

Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others. – A. Nielsen

We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours. – Adam Clarke

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.  – Allan K. Chalmers

Happiness should always remain a bit incomplete. After all, dreams are boundless. – Anatoly Karpov

 

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