Archive for February, 2010

Stress Relief And Better Health And Vitality – The Drug-Free Way!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

One would deduce that if you want your entire body to function at its maximum potential to deal with stress in the best way possible, you need a nervous system that is CLEAR of any and all interference.

That is where Chiropractic comes in!

Subluxations are vertebrae that have misaligned and cause nerve interference.

“Stress is directly or indirectly related to 80-90% of all disease”
Guide to Stress Reduction, Mason, John L. Ph.D, 1997, p.116

When the spine and nervous system are clear of interference, the body and all its systems can function at its maximum performance.

And that’s why Chiropractic has become an essential part of many people’s lives.

It’s the new drug-free approach to stress management!

Your body’s ability to adapt to an ever changing environment is what ultimately leads to optimal health and happiness

Chiropractic care allows you to adapt by removing interference to the master control system of the body
Source: The Princeton Review – August 2003

Every function of the human body is under the control of the nervous system. Its function is to coordinate all the other organs and structures and to relate the individual to his environment.”
Source: Gray’s Anatomy, 29th edition, p. 4

Stop Treating The Symptom, and Start Treating The Cause

Try Chiropractic Care!

Arthritis and Chiropractic

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

You Can Prevent Spinal Arthritis!

 If joint immobility is not corrected within two weeks, osteoarthritis becomes permanent
 Permanent changes cannot be reversed
 Restoring mobility to the joint will prevent it from progressing

Source: Clinical Biomechanics reported as far back as 1987
(issue 2:223-229)

 63% of the arthritis patients reported using Wellness Disciplines
at least once
 90% reported using them on a regular basis
 73% of the patients who began chiropractic care found it useful.

Source: September 21, 1999 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine

 81% of those who had received chiropractic care did not need a nursing home;
 There was 15% less nursing home usage by the chiropractic patients

Source: RAND, 1991

CHRONIC BACK PAIN EATS AWAY AT BRAIN TISSUE

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Scientists in Chicago have discovered new clues into what role the brain plays in chronic back pain (CBP). The investigators used magnetic resonance imaging brain scans to compare the morphology of 26 individuals with CBP with 26 pain-free control subjects.

According to the report “patients with CBP showed 5-11% less neocortical gray matter volume than control subjects. The magnitude of this decrease is equivalent to the gray matter volume lost in 10-20 years of normal aging. The decreased volume was related to pain duration, indicating a 1.3 cm(3) loss of gray matter for every year of chronic pain.”

The study also showed that CBP patients had decreased gray matter density. “Our results imply that CBP is accompanied by brain atrophy and suggest that the pathophysiology of chronic pain includes thalamocortical processes,” conclude the authors.
Journal of Neuroscience – November 2004;24:10410-5.

http://www.jneurosci.org/

“…for the management of low-back pain, chiropractic care is the most effective treatment, and it should be fully integrated into the government’s health care system.”
The Manga Report (1993)

Disc Herniations Reduced by Chiropractic Adjustments
Cervical and lumbar disc herniations are commonly encountered in clinical chiropractic practice. Clinical studies and case reports have addressed the efficiency of chiropractic management for disc herniations. Imaging studies have shown disc re-absorption on follow-up CT or MRI subsequent to non-operative medical care. Of the 27 patients studied by repeat MRI, VAS and physical exam, 22 or 80 percent had a good clinical outcome. This consisted of reduced VAS scores below 2 and resolution of the patient’s radicular pain. Seventeen of these 27 patients, or 63 percent, not only had a good clinical outcome but had evidence of resolution or reduction of disc herniations evident on repeated MRI.
Ben Eliyahu, DJ. “MRI Study of 27 Patients Receiving Chiropractic Treatment for Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniations.” A paper presented at the Conference Proceedings of the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, Washington, DC, July 1995

When you get adjusted, you remove interference to the master control system of the body – the nervous system – thereby enabling the body AND brain to function at their maximum potential.

What are you waiting for? Give chiropractic a chance – It works!

Did You Know?… It’s All in the Family

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

One smart way to care for yourself is to care for your relationships.
Healthy family connections and positive social support go a long way in helping you maintain and improve your physical
and mental health. (And these strong relationships help make life more meaningful and fun.) So, improve your health by taking small steps toward communicating, connecting, and creating healthy bonds with friends and family. Did you know a shared dinner satisfies more than just your child’s rumbling stomach? It’s been found children who eat more meals with their families report significantly less substance abuse and better overall mental health than those who eat fewer meals with their families. So, take small steps toward gathering the family to feast. Even if it’s simple food, the time together —
not fancy fare — is what’s important. Is breakfast less rushed than dinner? Then, talk over toast. Did you know there
might be a real “love connection” between kindness and heart health? Maybe your heart really can be filled with (or at
least fueled by) love? Men with known or suspected coronary artery disease who answered “yes” to the question, “Does
your wife show you her love?” had significantly less chest pain than men who answered “no.” Everybody wins when you
take small steps today. So hug your hubby, smooch your sweetie, cuddle your kids. Tuck “you’re special” notes in pockets or lunchboxes. At the very least, say “I love you.”

“If You Haven’t Exercised In Two Days, You’re Increasing Your Risk Of Obesity, Diabetes And Heart Disease.”

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Studies have shown that just two days of physical inactivity can have very detrimental effects on your body and health. How?
According to the study performed at the University of Missouri, just two days of not exercising is enough to affect your body’s efficient use of insulin, which can lead to diabetes and other related diseases.
Researchers conducted a study on rats and found insulin sensitivity decreased the longer the rats stayed inactive.
Don’t Ever Stop A Rat From Running…
The rats were allowed to run on a wheel for three weeks. After that time, the rats were stopped. Just two days after the rats stopped running, the amount of sugar taken into their muscles in response to insulin decreased by about one-third.
Researcher David Kump said, “Insulin works by taking glucose, or blood sugar, out of the blood stream and into the muscle to be used for energy. The less efficient your insulin is the greater risk you have of diabetes, heart disease, obesity and hypertension.”
Kump also added, “Everyone is looking at the benefits of exercise, but we are looking at the consequences of stopping that exercise. People already know that exercise is good for them. This shows that, within a very short time frame of inactivity, the insulin does not work as well and might have negative effects.”
I love this study for several reasons.
Most importantly, it has been obvious for a long time, exercise is good for you. I don’t think you really need a study to tell you that. Sometimes looking at something with a little common sense and reasoning goes a long way. Like, did we really need to research to know cigarettes were bad for us? Yeah, big tobacco companies lied, but did you really believe inhaling a burning weed for 30 years wasn’t going to do something bad to you?
Anyway, it’s nice to have hard-core black-and-white proof. Especially when the results are so dramatic and can be so life changing.
What I also like about this study is that it shows the consequences of NOT exercising.
There is no doubt in my mind – exercising makes you healthier and live longer. I also have no doubt that if you do not exercise – it will CAUSE diseases such as diabetes and heart disease (and probably many more they just haven’t proven yet) and shorten your life.

Swedish Scientists Discover How To Help Men Live Longer And Healthier Lives? Wait ‘Til WOMEN Hear About This!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

If you are a man and want a simple way to live longer, or if you’re a woman who wants to know YOUR role in a man’s longevity, then you are going to find this very interesting.
But first, here’s a little question. If a man is given the choice between brains and beauty – which do you think he will choose?
Do we really have to debate this? Sure, not everyone places the same importance on beauty. But it doesn’t take much to look around and see what’s going on in Hollywood, etc.
Looks are important. And not just for women. In fact, there is a study that shows attractive people make more money for the same jobs than unattractive people.
This held true for both men and women – and in all kinds of jobs. Good looking doctors and lawyers make more than not so good looking doctors and lawyers. Should it be this way? No. But…It Is What It Is! And, there is NOTHING anyone can do about it.
So… life goes on…
Now, about this “how men can live longer” thing. It’s really quite simple. According to an October 18,
2009 article in The Sunday Times, Swedish scientists have discovered men probably should be paying more attention to the brains of the women they marry… than their bodies.
This is because scientists found, according to the article, “that long life and good health have nothing to do with a man’s education and everything to do with his wife’s. Men married to smart women live longer – simple.”
It’s believed the key is a woman’s ability to process information about healthy lifestyles and passing it on to her spouse. In other words, smarter women tend to ban their husbands from eating 2 buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Big Mac as a nightly bedtime snack.
Moderate exercise is usually a topic of frequent discussion – until the man knows what’s best for him and does what he’s told!
So, at least according to this article, a man’s future is clear: IF you want to live a long, healthy life… it’s… Brains Over Beauty!

Interesting Facts

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
5. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads, if any
6. Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn – Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too
11. Bee stings – meat tenderizer
12. Chigger bite – Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes – Preparation H
14. Paper cut – crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet – Jello !
16. Athletes feet – cornstarch
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails – Vicks vapor rub
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won’t hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter – will get scratches out of CDs! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper
21. Sticking bicycle chain – Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on
25. Heavy dandruff – pour on the vinegar!
26. Body paint – Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
27. Tie Dye T-shirt – mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping – large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. And let dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD’s!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste
31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.
32. To remove wax – Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. Rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food – fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets , soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall – Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
36. Dirty grout – Listerine
37. Stains on clothes – Colgate toothpaste
38. Grass stains – Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains – Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.
42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you ‘squeeze’ for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.
43. They are: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green, Thursday = Red, Friday = White, Saturday = Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue – Green – Red – White – Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.
44. Don’t forget Gatorade for Migraine Headaches. PowerAde won’t work.