ARE YOU CONTENT?

Are you content with being among the “average American”?  40% will die of heart disease or suffer a disabling stroke or lose their legs due to heart disease.  It is estimated that 95% of the US population over 40 already have heart disease, with no symptoms, and carry a 50% chance of dying from that disease.

HEART DISEASE IS REVERSIBLE!!!  You can change the odds for yourself and for your family.  If you follow a 90% whole food, plant-based lifestyle, exercise and reduce your risk factors, you can virtually eliminate any heart disease risk you currently have.

FREE CLASS TONIGHT – 6:15-7:00  I will be discussing how you can change the tables on your health.  It is also check-in for our participants on the 21 Day Freedom Plan.

REMEMBER, good health is not merely the absence of disease.  Good health assumes protection from disease in the future and can be predicted only by a healthy lifestyle and diet.

You cannot buy your health.  You must earn it by healthy living.

Excerpts taken from a tremendous book I just finished by Dr. Joel Furhmer.  In the thirty years I have been in practice, Dr. Fuhrmer’s work is the closest to the lifestyle I embrace and that I feel is the most effective in providing the life that God has intended for us.  I encourage you to read his book, Eat To Live.  You will glad you did.

SEE YOU TONIGHT….

 

Testimony – Deep Blue Essential Oil

I was amazed with my first experience with an essential oil called Deep Blue. A friend gave me a sample to share with patients. 

I had a patient with severe foot pain that no drug could touch. We couldn’t help her. So I rubbed some Deep Blue on her foot and sent her home with a small sample. 

The oil was very powerful and effective. For the first time in months, her pain reduced, so much, in fact, that she called back within two days ordering two bottles. 

We are excites to bring these oils to you from doTERRA (Gift from the Earth).

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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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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.

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Neck Disc Injuries – Cervical Disc Prolapse and Chiropractic Treatment

1024px-FEMA_-_32323_-_FEMA_photographer_Mark_Wolfe_working_at_a_computer_in_Findlay,_OH_JFONeck disc injuries are contracted by individuals mostly because of the different body postures, during work. The long hours spent in front of the computer start to take their toll, and individuals experience tingling pain and sometimes a numb feeling in their arms and fingers, which are signs of a neck disc injury. Chiropractic is very effective in the treatment of individuals suffering from different neck disc injuries, like cervical disc prolapse.

What Is Cervical Disc Prolapse?

Cervical Disc Prolapse is a medical term for a slipped disc in the neck of a patient. A slipped disc condition is more common in the back than in the neck, and individuals in the 30 to 50 age bracket are more prone to this medical condition.

The 7 vertebra, the bones which constitute the spinal cord, have discs in between each bone. The 7 vertebra are termed from C1 to C7, and a slipped disc in the neck is more common between the C5 to C6 and the C6 to C7 vertebra.

In cervical disc prolapse, the discs have a tough outer covering which tends to degenerate because of the constant exertion and movement experienced by an individual, especially when engaged in different work related activities like operating  a machine or a computer for a long number of hours. In extreme cases, where there is acute degeneration of the outer fibrous layer of the disc, the soft nerves become exposed, and bulge out of the disc. This results in extreme pain for the individual as the disc exerts pressure on the nerves, causing inflammation.

In some cases, the disc might slip towards the back and the side, which causes extensive pain in the shoulder and arm of the individual. A slipped disc in the neck, or cervical disc prolapse, might also exhibit symptoms like a numb feeling or pins and needles in the whole arm, and pain in case of any neck or shoulder movement.

Chiropractic Treatment for Disc Injuries

Chiropractic is a non-invasive form of treatment, which focuses on the treatment and prevention of different musculoskeletal disorders, muscle strains and disc injuries. Chiropractors provide different treatment methods which include massages, joint adjustment procedures for pain and strains in the back and neck areas of the body. Spinal manipulation is a forte of chiropractic, in which it focuses on relieving the pain of the patient and improving muscular disorders, to facilitate movement. It is gaining popularity as a highly effective treatment method for neck and spinal pains and strains.

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DAY 12

Welcome to Day 12 of the Purification Program.

Most likely you have enjoyed a day of reintroducing meat back into your diet.  Hopefully you stuck to the amounts recommended and didn’t overdo it.  Remember to pace yourself, as you do not want to spoil 11 days of hard work!

How Should I Feel Today?

You should feel good after the reintroduction of meat into your diet.  Many people find that they have more energy, especially at the gym, after reintroducing protein from food (as opposed to simply adding the whey protein into their shakes).

If you do not feel good, you should ensure you are tracking how you feel and what you are eating in your Daily Intake Journal.  This is a key component of identifying what foods ‘agree’ with you and which ones don’t.  If you find that something you have reintroduced makes you feel less than 100%, experiment with not having that again for a day or so, then reintroduce it and see if the same negative reactions return.  If they do, flag that food as a potential allergen and discuss this with your health care provider.

Weight Loss

Have you not lost weight on the program so far?  Well, don’t give up.  Are your clothes fitting better?  Do you notice that your face is looking healthier?  It is entirely possible that you are losing fat even if you are not losing pounds.  This is actually quite common and you will find that as you continue to eat healthy and exercise the pounds will then begin to come off.

As you are reintroducing meat into your diet, remember that you should not ‘fill up’ on meat.  It is VERY important that you are eating lots of healthy vegetables and limiting your fruit intake.  It is these vegetables (especially cruciferous vegetables) that will help you to become healthier and lose weight.

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES  – click on   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables    to learn more about what cruciferous vegetables

Reminders

Points to Ponder: Cruciferous vegetables have been shown in numerous studies to dramatically reduce your chance of getting cancer, especially hormonal cancers like breast, prostate and ovarian.  Some studies have even shown a reduction in bladder and lung cancer.

References: (Take a quick look!)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050915003652.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17317210

http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/4/938

http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/138/3/526

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSARM78181220080317

Eating these powerful foods daily can make dramatic changes in the outcome of your life, so make them part of your diet from now on.  Don’t let the good habits you develop during the purification program go to waste.

One patient said, “I had to learn to eat to live and not just live to eat.”  Great advice!  In reality, good foods taste good and after the 21 days you will surprised to find that almost any meal you like can be made in a healthier manner.  The key is learning to use the right oils, right flour and right sugar (i.e. natural, unrefined sugar cane).  Once you start cooking healthier you will feel better and love the way it tastes.

Recipe of the Day

Fish Creole

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup celery, thinly sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

¼ cup green pepper, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 bay leaf

2 ½ tablespoon fresh parsley or 2 ½ teaspoon dried parsley

¼ teaspoon chopped rosemary

1 28 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes with liquid (or regular)

1 ½ pounds fish fillet (tilapia, sole, etc. try to find wild versus farm raised)

2 cups cooked short grain brown rice (once reintroducing whole grains)

Directions:

1.

In a large saucepan, heat oil and lightly sauté the onion, celery, pepper and garlic until soft.

2.

Add parsley, bay leaf, rosemary and tomatoes.

3.

Leave uncovered and simmer for about 25 minutes.

4.

Add the fish fillets, which have been cut into small pieces.

5.

Simmer till cooked through – approximately 10-12 minutes.

6.

Remove the bay leaf and serve alone or with brown rice if directed by physician.

Office Habits that Cause Weight Gain

6231943532_b1d45efce4_zToday’s office worker works longer hours is exposed to more stress and increased risk of disease than ever before. As a nation, we are neglecting our health and future in order to get just one more task done today. Here are a few habits you might consider changing in order to avoid an expanding middle and a future filled with medical visits.

1. Evaluate how many hours a day you sit. Studies have shown that office workers who sit most of the day at a desk or computer terminal are at significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. Where we once rose at dawn, worked all day, and went to bed after sunset without having sat down for much more than to eat, we now spend our lives in a seated position. We sit on our way to and from work. We sit at our desk. We sit at meetings. Most meals are in a seated position and then we spend the rest of the evening sitting in front of the television.

Changing your habits just a little will impact your life in a very positive way. Incorporate activity into your work life. Walk to a colleague’s office rather than sending an email. Aim for a step count of 10,000 by wearing a pedometer every day to remind you that you’re looking to increase your activity. Look for reasons to get up and stand. Some businesses have instituted that all meetings were to be stand-up meetings, not only for the health benefits, but for an increased level of engagement.

2. Office Goodies. There is always someone in an office who brings in doughnuts, or orders pizza once a week, or otherwise provides treats and snacks like a never-ending candy jar that we absently dip our hands into. While you may be very careful with your calories at every meal, consuming just a couple hundred calories every day adds up fast. Those two little Milky Way bars you eat at your friend’s desk every day may translate into a bigger clothing size by the end of the year.

3. Emotional Eating. This sounds like something usually done at home, in private, like in the closet or something. But with ever-increasing stress and demanding jobs, more and more people turn to food to feel better. And it works, at least for a little while. Got chewed at this morning’s meeting, you deserve that crunchy granola bar or two. And crunchy foods do make us feel better because we can’t exactly turn around and chew out our boss. Not if we want to keep our jobs. And you probably didn’t think to pack carrots and celery sticks to help curb your emotional eating. You may not even realize you’re doing it. In truth, eating makes us feel better. Not only does it nourish our body, it eases the physical symptoms of stress, making us feel better. Which foods make us feel better? The ones with sugar, salt, and fat in them, otherwise known as junk food. Notice what you eat on any given day and why you might be reaching for foods that will make you feel better for an hour or so, but will leave you feeling worse than before.
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HEART DISEASE & PURIFICATION – This is a free class for EVERYONE. It is also a check-in meeting for all participants on the 21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN…. Come join us….

Chiropractics and the Importance of a Proper Diet

57925008_7e7ef4dda4_oAmong the many things that a chiropractor recommends to a patient, a healthy diet is most important. A proper diet is essential to heal the spinal cord, along with prevention of further damage.

According to a study conducted in the state of New York, chiropractors were asked if they used any nutritional counseling in their treatments, which not just includes back problems, but also obesity, artery diseases, diabetes and a variety of other diseases affecting the human body.

Around 80 percent of those surveyed stated that they did use some form of nutritional counseling in their treatments, which gives an overview of the importance of proper diet in chiropractic. 50 percent of those who used nutritional counseling considered it to be a very important part of the chiropractic therapy.

The Link between Chiropractics and Diet

Chiropractic therapy treats numerous ailments, such as inflammation in the lower back or autoimmune anomalies like arthritis, scoliosis, neuritis or osteoarthritis. Research suggests that dietary changes can affect inflammation, which in turn can reduce the symptoms and pain caused by it. Also, most chiropractic patients are women, other symptoms that they may suffer from, such as menopause and premenstrual syndromes, can also be cured by proper diet and nutrition.

Not only that, but a proper diet can also help prevent spinal diseases from developing. As obesity is one of the most common causes of back problems, eating healthy non-fat foods can make a person less prone to spinal diseases like Sciatica.

There are numerous benefits in keeping a healthy diet, including increased energy, lower blood pressure and improved cognition, which result in a speedy recovery. Health foods such as low sugar whole grains, fruits and vegetables also reduce the risk of spinal tumors and cancer.

Improper nutrition, such as an excess of salts in the diet, can result in several other diseases as well, including high blood pressure. There is a direct link established between diabetes and excess Carbohydrates in the diet.

As dietary needs differ from individual to individual, you can ask your chiropractor to make a nutritional plan for you to follow according to your needs. A chiropractor could assess the nature of your ailment and devise a dietary schedule specifically suited to treat your condition.

 

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