WORRY

Many people WORRY about many things.  We know this has a devastating effect upon our health.  Worry and stress are major contributors to the most common killers in America – heart disease and cancer, as well as virtually every illness known to man.  It doesn’t matter the reason – WORK / FAMILY / MONEY / ILLNESS / RELATIONSHIPS.  Nor does it  matter if the stress is REAL or merely PERCEIVED.  Your body doesn’t know the difference.

But there is an ANSWER for worry.  The answer is a promise from GOD and is found in His Word, the Bible.  In it, he says, in effect, “don’t worry about anything, just ask for my help”.  And His promise is PEACE.  He will literally give us a peace, well beyond our understanding.  All we have to do is to believe.

So… my encouragement to you today is to BELIEVE.  Believe that God can tend to your heart, that He can help you.  Even in times when everything else seems IMPOSSIBLE.

TRUST IN HIM

I am starting a weekly HEALTH NEWSLETTER.  It will be published in my BLOG every Monday. If you wish to receive a copy in your INBIN as an email, please send me a message.

I will be sharing a health tip each week and will invite you to our free WELLNESS CLASS which we hold every Thursday.   Last night we talked about WEIGHT LOSS & PURIFICATION.  It is a great way class.

Next Thursday will be a LUNCH TIME CLASS at 12:30.  We will be talking about SLEEP ISSUES and WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION.

Below is my current WELLNESS CLASS SCHEDULE.  Remember, all classes are free.  Bring a Friend….

WELLNESS SERIES / EVERY THURSDAY

UPCOMING WELLNESS CLASSES:

Thursday, April 18, 12:30pm – SLEEP & WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION                @ GVC&WC

Thursday, April 25, 6:30pm – THE AMAZING POWER OF ESSENTIAL OILS  @ GVC&WC

Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 – LASER-LIKE PATCHES    @ Nacho Daddy’s on Eastern

                                 for PAIN / SLEEP / CRAVINGS / STRESS / ENERGY / ANTI-AGING

Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2720 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV, 89014

PLEASE RSVP: 702.451.0480

RESOURCES ON “WORRY”

Philippians 4:4-7

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

If you want to learn more on how to help free yourself of WORRY, you can listen by clicking on the link below.  It is a 24 min. talk on WORRY by Charles Stanley…. powerful!!!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN        Listen to the sermons dated April 11 & 12, 2013

 

REVERSING TYPE II DIABETES

YES….. You CAN reverse your TYPE II DIABETES if you have the desire.  You do not have to accept your disease as permanent, to just live with it because there is nothing you can do to change it.

THE TRUTH…. YOU CAN REVERSE YOUR TYPE II DIABETES.  You may be able get off your medications.  Many people have already become free.  And if you become free of your disease, if you become med-free, you are no longer subject to the devastating CONSEQUENCES OF TYPE II DISBETES.  You are no longer subject to:

* The Leading Cause of Blindness in the US
* The Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in the US
* 400% Increase in the Risk of Heart Attack
* Dying of Heart Disease by the Age of 50
* Loss of Your Arms or Your Legs
* Suffering From Unbearable Pain & Numbness in Your Arms & Legs (Neuropathy)

NOTE: There is no guarantee this will happen to you; however, many people are getting free. It is a reality!!!!  It surely can’t hurt to try

We will discuss HOW on future blogs….  STAY TUNED…..

Diet for a Herniated Disc – Heal through Nutrition

images (19)Chiropractic treatment plans also include diets for herniated discs. A herniated disc is a back condition that occurs when one of the spongy discs that cushion the vertebrae breaks open or bulges. The condition is also known as a ruptured or slipped disc.

As discussed the spine is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae each of which is separated by a soft tissue like shock absorbers that are known as discs.  A traumatized disc inflames painfully. If it is left as it is it can often lead to disc degeneration or bulging. This can irritate the sensitive nerves that pass through the spinal column and is where the pain is at its absolute worst.

While a herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine it is more common in the back. You can prevent yourself from ever having to suffer from a herniated disc if you include the following in your diet –

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids have the ability to form collagen which the body uses to prevent or repair any damage to cartilage or discs that is caused by inflammation.

Glucosamine Sulfate

This nutrient is naturally found in the body and is important for the repair and maintenance of collagen which is the primary component of discs. It needs glucosamine sulfate to create the chemicals that it needs to repair cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid that bathe the spinal joints and occurs naturally in the body.

Fiber

Include this nutrient in your diet and you will do your digestion a huge favor. Fiber smoothens out the digestive process and prevents any strain on discs that may place pressure on the abdomen. It also heals the spine at the cellular level. Super foods that contain fiber include shellfish such as crab, fish, prawns and oysters. Other food items that are rich in fiber include fruits and veggies such as beets, stewed or fresh tomatoes, red peppers, black as well as blueberries. Soy products such as tofu, soy cheese and soy milk also contain a high amount of the protein.

Every type of food you consume impacts your health. Give your body the chance to heal faster by watching what you eat. Your back will be better off for it and prevent any herniated disc from cramping (pun intended) your style.

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Yoga: Best Exercise for Elderly

serenity-buddhaWhen I first heard about yoga for the elderly, I envisioned a classroom of very young-looking elderly people who have managed to find the fountain of youth that allows them to gracefully find their way into a seated position on a yoga mat on the floor. I figured there would be very few classes for the elderly, because most of the elderly people in my acquaintance are not able to get down on the floor.

I was invited to share in the experience of going to an elderly yoga class and the first thing the instructor said was that if you can breathe, you can do yoga.

That surprised me. I thought you had to be very flexible and have a certain amount of strength to do yoga. Our first class was limited to doing chair yoga. All the participants were invited to sit on a chair and little by little we were all able to coax a little greater flexibility out of our upper body, hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. We did a little bit of waist bending to help stretch muscles in our back.

We finished the class with a short meditation period where we sat quite peacefully, eyes closed, and learned to focus on our breath, just noticing our breath as we first inhaled, then exhaled.

Afterward, I spent some time with the instructor who specializes in teaching yoga to the elderly. It would appear that elderly patients in their 70s, 80s, even 90s have experienced a great deal of benefit in terms of improved health and flexibility. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary medicine supports this claim. They did a randomized trial of yoga for individuals over the age of 60 and compared the results with other senior exercise programs.

The conclusion was that yoga was indeed a superior exercise for elderly people. In addition to improving their health, participants also enjoyed better balance and proprioception. They improved their muscle strength, lowered blood pressure, and improved their ability to sleep.

An additional benefit to taking a yoga class, as with most any other class is the psychosocial benefit of exercising with other people, eliminating the sense of isolation that is responsible for increasing rates of loneliness and depression.

Yoga is infinitely adjustable to each individual, making it an excellent form of exercise for all abilities and conditioning. By improving seniors’ muscle strength and balance, they are able to maintain greater independence than they would otherwise, allowing them to get in and out of bed alone, and perform other daily activities unassisted.

Participants of the study reported a greater quality of life as a result of their yoga classes. Even learning to breathe differently is a yoga practice available even to the most frail of elderly patients. To continue to add more life to your years, contact us at Green Valley Wellness & Chiropractic

Serenity Buddha by Robert Piemme

THE WAVE – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Sponsored by LIFE CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE WEST…. this was one of the most inspiring events I have been to in my 32 years of practice.  They spoke the truth about CHIROPRACTIC.  They spoke the truth about HUMANPOTENTIAL.  They spoke the truth about this AMAZING BODY of ours and it’s innate ability to heal.  You see, there is, within each and every one of us, a HEALING FORCE.  A powerful force that knows nothing but what needs to be done to make this body better. A FORCE, I believe, that was put within us when God breathed life into Adam.

They spoke the truth about the SPINE & NERVOUS SYSTEM and about SUBLUXATION.  Our body has miraculous abilities, God-given abilities to heal; however, if the flow of LIFE FORCE, the FLOW OF ENERGY within our bodies is disrupted or INTERFERED WITH, we lose our health.  In fact, the consequences can be deadly.

Imagine as if you had a network of computers operating a city, and that network was dependent upon fiber optic cables to transmit data between the different computers.  And that these computers provided life for the city in the way of water, power, electricity and gas.  What do you imagine would happen if, all of a sudden, the fiber optic system was compromised.  That there was INTERFERENCE in the fiber optic line.  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN???

PEOPLE WOULD DIE…. RIGHT?  Especially the elderly who are life dependent upon electricity for their heating, cooling and refrigeration.

This is exactly what is going on inside your body. There is an INNATE INTELLIGENCE, like the main frame computer, that is running the show.  And it requires a complex network of FIBER OPTIC CABLES called NERVES to carry the information from one part of the body to the next. The SPINE is your LIFELINE, because that is exactly where the NERVES are flowing through.  You see, when you are SUBLUXATED, you lose the vast network of cables / nerves traveling down the spine and out to all of the organs.  And just as that city required a LIFELINE, an intact system of communication, your body does too.

Without that LIFELINE, without a NERVOUS SYSTEM FREE OF INTERFERENCE, you end up with DEATH.  No different than the elderly in the city that has lost it’s connection to the MAIN COMPUTER.

So…. TURN ON YOUR LIFE FORCE….. GET ADJUSTED TODAY…… YOUR KIDS TOO……

Special thanks to Dr. Brian Kelly, President, Life Chiropractic College West

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Excessive exercise outdoors and lack of hydration can lead to headaches

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE….  You did great!

 

We are hearing stories of weight loss, energy tripled, sleeping deeper than ever, sinus problems going away… even surgery being postponed.

 

So far…. We have lost 192 lbs. as a team…   Great work everyone.

 

BE CAREFUL….  This is the time to claim your health… to keep the success you have attained…

So… re-enter slowly.

 

If you have not spoken to me directly, please wait to re-introduce any new foods until you do.

If you must, stick with the most excellent foods first

    Meat / Eggs / Raw Nuts / Hummis

But, when you introduce a new food, introduce ONLY ONE, with two servings on that day.  Then wait THREE DAYS before you try something else new.  In this way, you will know which foods your body has trouble with.  Watch for any loss of the gains you achieved, whether that was energy, sleep, digestion, abdominal discomfort, etc….

 

Call us to schedule time with me.   702-451-0480

 

If you know how to do Facebook, share your success with your friends and post your success story on our FB business page.

 

Log into our website, www.gvwellness.com, and click on the Facebook icon.  Then you can post your story there.

 

Take care everyone… and again… CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Diet for your Disc Injury – Know what Works

images (22)An Apple a Day Keeps the Spinal Surgeon Away

One of the cardinal rules that all chiropractors go by is to rely on the human body’s own abilities to heal its own self. In fact, this is exactly why most chiropractors say that patients who suffer from potentially debilitating conditions such as herniated discs can prevent the condition by eating the right kind of foods. Almost 80% of the population suffers from back pain and would rather resort to minimally invasive back treatments to make their pain a passing memory.

Sadly, most people do not see the connection between what they eat and the affect it might have on their backs. Remember, your body needs to ingest the appropriate amount of nutrition in order for the muscles in your back to move as they should. Here is what you can include in your diet to ensure just that –

Power Foods

Your muscles need power foods in order to, well, become powerful enough to support your movements. These are natural food items that provide a great boost of energy in small doses over the course of a few hours. In other words, they can supply an ample amount of energy to keep you going without craving for a sugary donut that will deplete you of any reserves you might have in minutes.

Foods that contain a high amount of antioxidants such as blueberries and salmon that contains omega 3 fatty acids are good examples of power foods. Chiropractors say that foods such as these can keep your body supplied with the fuel it needs to maintain or support your spine thereby preventing you from acquiring a disc injury.

Foods that contain vitamins and minerals can also prevent your back from failing you when you need it the most. Power foods such as these actually aid the body in releasing energy from the food it ingests to keep itself healthy. Calcium and Vitamins such as vitamin D keep your bones strong and durable as well.

Eating right can seem like a difficult prospect in the fast paced societies of today. However, your body shouldn’t suffer for it. Spinal injuries such as a disc injury are nothing to scoff at. Therefore it’s best that you include food items such as whole grains, whole wheat bread and vegetables in your diet.  Not only will this help keep your back in shape for the long run it will also help you run on a full tank of gas till lunch time.

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Chiropractor Henderson shares shoulder exercises for beginners.

Body: Here is a simple exercise that you can do at home with no equipment.

It works the areas related to the shoulder such as deltoid – anterior, deltoid – lateral, pec major – clavical head, and coracobrachialis muscles.

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

Begin on floor on hands and knees.

Hips should be above knees and shoulders above hands. Attain a straight spine position.

Activate core muscles. While maintaining a straight spine, reach forward until arm is at shoulder level. Slowly return to start position.

Repeat for prescribed repetitions and sets.

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Spondylolysis and Lower Back Pain

385px-Spinal_column_curvature_2011Spondylolysis is one of many conditions that chiropractic practices have to deal with. The condition occurs due to a weakness in the section of the vertebrae that is known as pas interaticularis. This is a thin piece of bone that is responsible for connecting the lower and upper portion of the facet joints. These join in the vertebrae’s upper and lower section to form a comprehensive network of bone that allows the spine to move.

The defect can lead to small fractures in the spine that cause certain vertebrae to slip out of place.

Some chiropractic practices say that Spondylolysis is a hereditary disease especially considering infants who are born with a thin vertebrae, a condition that puts them at a higher risk for fractures.   Repetitive trauma to the lower back may also cause the pars interarticularis to weaken over time.

Symptoms

Those who have spondylolysis do not experience any symptoms and which is exactly why they might not be aware of it once it does occur. Low back pain is the most common symptom once the pain from the condition spreads. It feels like a muscle in the lower back has been sprained and usually gets worse with exercise or activity. It can also occur during a teenager’s growth spurt after puberty which is why the typical age of a person who acquires the condition is usually between 15 to 16 years.

The condition usually occurs in 3 to 4% of the population and is the most common cause of lower back pain in children or people below the age of 26. Spondylolysis is more common in kids or teenagers who take part in vigorous activities that over extend their spines such as weightlifting, gymnastics and football.

Treatment

The condition calls for a more conservative approach. Chiropractic care of Spondylolysis would aim to reduce the pain, let the fracture heal and help return the patient to normal activities. Patients are also advised to refrain from any vigorous physical activities such as exercise or sports to help them heal faster. Treatments for severe cases often involve the use of a back brace or support which helps stabilize the back and prevent lower back pain to aid the healing process.

The condition might not be preventable in some cases however certain steps can be taken to reduce the risk of fractures in the lower back.

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