Take Your Kids to a Chiropractor

kid8118About Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care has become very popular among parents with kids who suffer from back pain. While conventional treatments continue to be used and provide results, there is more to chiropractic than just alleviating back pains. Many health complications can occur in a child which may go undiagnosed. It is essential to achieve proper development for kids, and chiropractic care aims to serve that.

Take Your Child to a Chiropractor

The methods and treatment plan of chiropractic care in children has been proven as being safer than conventional treatment. Chiropractic treatments involve adjustment and aligning of the spinal cord through hands and by stimulating muscles. It seeks to improve range of motion and bodily functions by relieving back and neck pain. However, regular visits to a chiropractor can improve general health and, on the long run, promote well being and vitality.

Effective chiropractic treatment on children:

  • Encourages neural development ( brain and nerves)
  • Improves the child’s immunity
  • Assists in dealing with irritable baby syndrome and colic
  • Helps in dealing with behavioral disorders
  • Improves immunity and prevents injuries
  • Helps in relieving breathing problems and allergies
  • Assists in sleeping disorders and bed wetting issues
  • Improves posture
  • Increases concentration

Better Alternative

Research has shown chiropractic care as a better alternative over conventional treatments in many ways. Conventional treatments like surgeries and prescription drugs are known to provide a temporary solution to back pain. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is a non-invasive method that addresses the whole body of a child. It does not involve any use of medications or spinal surgery.

Conventional treatments can be expensive, and on many occasions go uncovered by medical insurance. However, a chiropractic treatment is highly recommended by medical experts, and is cost effective as well. There are also potential fall backs and side effects of getting a spinal surgery or medicinal use in such an early age. These may lead to development of disorders, addictions, and health complications later on in the child’s life. Studies and personal experiences of parents show that chiropractic care is much safer with very few and mild, to no side effects at all.

Makes the Difference

Every parent wishes their child reaches milestones like first steps, first words, and first day at school, etc. in optimum health. Chiropractic care seeks to promote proper development in children to ensure they grow up healthy and strong.

 

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Your Chiropractor in Henderson, Nevada

Hello Henderson!

Craig Roles and the staff of Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center welcome you to our chiropractic blog.

The purpose of this blog is to share tips and information with you.

If you are not a patient, please go to our website and check out our “New Patient Specials” or visit us any time at our Henderson, NV office at 2720 Green Valley Parkway

Please check back regularly for health tips & the latest chiropractic news!

Enjoy!

21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN – DAY ZERO – PREPARATION

Click on the link to listen to Coach Susie share some important tips on preparing for your Purification Program

DAY FOUR – YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!

“Where the determination is, the way can be found.” – George S. Clason

How Should I Feel Today?

If you have been feeling rough the last couple of days we have great news for you.  Today should be the beginning of your ‘reward’ for embarking on this intense program of detoxification.  The average patient begins to feel more energetic and vigorous on day four.  If you have experienced headaches as your body has released toxins, these should lessen in intensity.  You should feel your energy beginning to return and surpass your ‘normal’ levels.  Many have stated that they begin to experience energy levels that they have not had for many years.  As a bonus, you should also find that you are beginning to sleep better at night.

One key point to remember is that everyone detoxifies differently.  Some experience headaches.  Some experience shoulder or back pain.  Some experience an upset stomach.  These experiences vary in intensity and duration, but most important to keep in mind is that it is all part of the process.  If you experience anything that concerns you, remember that your health care professional is available to discuss this with you.

Weight Loss

The more you sweat, the more you detoxify and lose weight.  Remember, this can be achieved through exercise, but can also be enhanced through the use of a sauna, steam room, etc.  Whatever you do, don’t try to fast, it can turn down your metabolism and in fact keep you from losing weight.

Reminders

Make sure you are having 1-3 bowel movements each day during the program.  If not, make sure that you are drinking enough water.  Remember, you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.  CONSITPATION TIPS:   1)  DRINK MORE WATER    2) EAT MORE RAW VEGETABLES (especially celery…)  3)  EAT ONE WHOLE FRESH BEET (ok to steam)

above is from www.purificationsupport.com

SLEEP – Myth of “Sleeping In”

Have you ever wanted to “catch up” with your sleep by sleeping in? Have you ever wanted to take the time to sleep a couple more hours just to make up for the lack of sleep this week?

Researchers have shown that “sleeping in” does not actually create the rest you want it to create. In fact, it can confuse your body as your internal clock tries to reset it’s daily pattern.

Here is the physiology.  Your Circadian Rhythm is your daily clock.  It helps your body by telling your body what time of the day it is, “body wise”. It is your internal clock.

Your internal clock starts as soon as light strikes your eyes in the morning. It starts your day. Now your body knows what to expect over the next 24 hours.  If you decide to sleep in a couple hours, your clock has to reset, and this can cause unrest in your body instead of the rejuvenation you were expecting to receive.  Your body has to now “reset” it’s internal clock according to the new time you woke up and can take days to get back into your daily rhythm.

In order to catch up with your sleep, try going to bed earlier and waking at the same time. This will allow your internal clock, your Circadian Rhythm, to continue undisturbed. Now you have successfully achieved the rest and rejuvenation you were looking for and your daily clock remains intact ready for another day.

Join us this Thursday, April 18, at 12:30 if you want to learn more about sleep and whole food nutrition. The class will be at my office: Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2720 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV, 89014.  Please RSVP at 702/451-0480

 

 

Preventing Osteoporosis through a Proper Diet

SONY DSCDiet and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease which thins bone density, leading to weaker bones and a higher risk of herniated disks, which can causes back problems such as Sciatica. Osteoporosis can be very tough to endure, as there is no proper cure for it besides chiropractic, and even then some patients may not respond positively due to the damage done. Therefore, chiropractors advise that a proper diet should be followed, as it can improve bone and muscle density, consequently reducing the chances of Osteoporosis.

The Proper Diet

There are some nutrients in the diet that can help you improve the quality of your bone structure. Vitamin D for example, found in flaxseed and fish oil, strengthens your bones and makes them less susceptible to diseases. However, other substances present in food, such as phytates, can reduce your body’s ability to absorb calcium. Here are some examples of foods that can affect bone health.

High Sodium Foods

Food items high in sodium can cause your body to lose calcium, which is essential in maintaining bone health. This can lead to weakening of bones, eventually resulting in bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Processed foods usually contain a high amount of sodium, so look for their nutritional values and avoid them if they have a high percentage of salt.

Legumes

Although it is true that beans and legumes contain a high amount of calcium, they also contain magnesium and phytates. You can reduce the amount of phytate by boiling the beans before the cooking them.

Wheat bran

Just like beans, wheat bran also contains a high amount of phytates, which reduce calcium absorption.

Caffeine

Similar to phytates, caffeine also interfere with the body’s absorption of calcium. The consumption of caffeine drinks such as tea, coffee or sodas should be moderated, if not completely avoided.

Alcohol

Research suggests that alcohol, among other health problems such as liver disease, can also contribute to loss in bone density.

Spinach

Spinach, though a very healthy source for other nutrients, shouldn’t be counted as a sole source for calcium as they contain oxalates, which doesn’t allow the body to absorb the calcium effectively.

High Protein foods

We all know Protein is good for our health, but too much protein in our diets can also cause our bodies to lose calcium. Eat meat and other high protein foods in moderation.

You may also contact a chiropractor who could recommend you nutritional supplements if you are lacking any of the basic nutrients required in the daily diet.

 

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ANTI-AGING & DR. ROLES’ PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH NERIUM AD

I am thankful you are taking the time to read my story.  It has greatly impacted my life and I am excited to share it with you.

As you probably know, I am a board certified Chiropractic Internist & Clinical Nutritionist.  I have been a specialist in the Anti-Aging Market for over thirty years with a focus on whole body wellness

In my practice, we use standard medical testing in the form of blood, saliva & urine tests as well as hair analysis to evaluate the health and wellness of an individual.  Our focus is FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE.  We believe most illness is the result of loss of function which is 80% of the time brought on by ourselves….. By the way we eat and in the way we live.

So we evaluate people and motivate them and show them how to change their lives.

Well, the tables were turned on me this last few months.  Even though my wife and I have healthy lifestyles, we exercise regularly, we are 80% Vegan with our food choices and we make conscious choices regarding the environment around us…. I had been struggling with a face condition for over five years.

I had self-diagnosed my condition as rosacea.  The pictures below were taken in 2011.

It was not uncommon for me to be dealing with open sores on my face such as the one you see here…..

 

This is where my NERIUM STORY begins…..

My wife and I were blessed with the wedding of our only daughter on June 2, 2013

Next to marrying my wife and having my children, it was the greatest moment of my life.

One month prior to the wedding, a patient of mine, a Brand Partner with Nerium International, John Aloe, approached my wife with a “new face cream” that can help your face look beautiful. My wife, at the time, had some concerns she had not expressed and was actually thinking about the idea of having a “lifestyle lift”, because she was getting concerned about the way she looked in pictures.  She knew her wedding pictures would be on our walls for a lifetime, so when John suggested Nerium to sample, she said, “I’m in!”

I had been trying face creams and “5 step systems” for the last year and a half and had been wearing make-up to work to cover the redness and sores on my face.  I had another open wound on my right temple area which, this time, was not healing.  The sore had been open for over three months and I was just about to get it checked for cancer.

So, a few days after my wife started Nerium AD, I started as well.

I was amazed…. Within fourteen days*, the open wound on my temple actually started to heal and to grow skin over the wound.  And as I continued using the product, I noticed the redness in my face started to change… and then I noticed the sores in my face started to reduce as well.

Here are my 90 day pictures.  The left is when I started Nerium, the right is 90 days later.*

I am thankful to say I no longer wear make-up to work every day.  I have not had any make-up on my face for over a month now.  And as Nerium continues to work on my face, it is starting to remove old sores on my forehead.  They are literally crusting and falling off.

Day One with Nerium:

Oct. 26, 2011 - left face Oct. 26, 2011 - left frontal - open wound

Day 90 with Nerium:

(*Individual Results May Vary)

0041Crystal_Michael_pf  DAY 90 WITH NERIUM

Sincerely,

Dr. Craig Roles, DABCI, DCBCN

Board Certified Chiropractic Internist & Clinical Nutritionist

Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Chiropractor Henderson shares low back exercises for beginners.

Here is a simple exercises that you can do at home with no equipment.

It works the multifidus, erector spinae, transverse abdominus, oblique muscles.

The purpose of this exercise is to Increase low back strength and muscular endurance. By doing this exercise you can have the benefits of Improved stability, functional strength and injury prevention


Begin lying on your back.

Extend arms above head flat on floor.

Activate core and lift knees above hips and maintain a 90/90 hip and knee position.

Activate core.

Lift one arm off the floor and raise it towards ceiling until above shoulder level while simultaneously extending one leg downward towards floor.

Pause momentarily.

Return to start position, alternating sides.

Core activation should be maintained throughout entire exercise.

Repeat for recommended repetitions and sets.

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CHANGE TO SP GREEN FOOD TODAY

For our participants on the 21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN, today we change from the SP CLEANSE, which has been increasing the liver detoxifications abilities, to SP GREEN FOOD, which is a powerful, whole food supplement that feeds your liver. It is composed of all the healthy, green vegetables (buckwheat leaf, barley grass, brussel sprouts, kale and alfalfa).

TO CLARIFY:
NO BUTTER / NO OIL
NUTS – OK STARTING ON DAY 12 – This Friday for most participants
HUMIS OK – moderate
BEANS OK – unlimited

DAY EIGHT – WEEK ONE DOWN!!!

Great job everyone….  How did you do through the weekend?  Usually, the first weekend can be a challenge.  We went to a catered birthday party and for me, it was challenging.  Not so much because I wanted to eat the food at the party, I just found myself eating more.  I feel so amazingly well, I was not tempted with the pralines and cream or the bar-b-que.  And I didn’t cheat…. AWESOME….

KEEP THE FAITH…. CALL US IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY…

Here is our Day Eight Email Support if you have not seen it

Congratulations!  You are done with the SP Cleanse capsules.  Well, technically you should have 3 capsules leftover (go ahead and take those this morning).  If you have more than that leftover, you probably just missed taking them at some point.  Not to worry.  Keep taking the SP Cleanse (7 capsules 3 times per day) until you have finished the bottle.  However, you should also introduce the SP Green Food starting today as indicated in the Supplement Regimen section below.

How Should I Feel Today?

After 1 week on the program, you should be feeling good.  You should not be hungry or feel like you don’t have any energy.  If you do, you are most likely not eating enough vegetables during the day.  Also remember that you can do up to 5 shakes a day.  A key point to remember is that as long as you are eating healthy vegetables, you can eat as much as you want, so you should not feel hungry.

Weight Loss

As you progress through this program, you may desire to add additional weight loss support products.  You can do this during the purification program or afterwards.  These products are available from Dr. Roles.  Today we start a series of tips on what products to take for your body shape.

If your weight is generalized and you are heavy all over (typical hypothyroidism), the thyroid is most likely your weak endocrine gland.  Discuss the following protocol with Dr. Roles.

Coleus Forte

1 tablet three times daily

Prolamine Iodine

3 tablets per day

Thyroid Complex

1 tablet three times daily

Reminders

If you have trouble taking all of the capsules each day you can try mixing them in with your shakes.  The first 7 days this makes for a bit of an intense shake (mainly due to the cayenne in the SP Cleanse), however now that you have completed those, you might consider this if taking the pills is difficult for you.