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Welcome To May’s Health Newsletter

Nourishing Foods


To keep your internal drugstore working you need your information channels functioning without subluxations and you also need good raw ingredients. With great nutrition, your internal pharmacy will create the best quality drugs.

There are many “superfoods” in nature. An excellent one for your body chemistry is coconut oil. In addition to having many nutrients that are good for many organs, especially your brain, cooking with and adding coconut oil to your foods will ensure that your internal pharmacy gets excellent raw materials to make the best drugs possible.

For example, coconut oil is shown to balance your hormones, aid detoxification, make your skin look younger, help you lose weight, control your appetite, increase muscle mass, combat yeast infections, protect your heart, manage diabetes, strengthen bones, maintain healthy teeth, fight (and prevent) kidney infections, fight inflammation, boost your immune system, protect against cancer as well as alleviate age-related cognitive deficits and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. (1)

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Chiropractic Care Sees Almost 50% Reduction In Opioid Scripts, According To Study

By Rick Vach featured in ChiroEconomics - March 21, 2019 Medscape Medical News has reported on research out of the Yale School of Medicine revealing that “patients who visited a chiropractor for a musculoskeletal pain condition were 49 percent less likely to receive an opioid prescription than their counterparts who went to other healthcare providers.” It is ...

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Welcome To April’s Health Newsletter

What Is Health?


Chiropractic is a healthcare profession – a profession whose goal is to help you regain and maintain health. How does it do that? First, we need to explain what health is all about.

Health is your body functioning at 100% efficiency on every level. That means you have lots of energy, you can digest foods to obtain nutrients, your immune system is keeping you free from invaders and toxins, your muscles and joints are balanced and your brain is working to keep you awake, alive and happy and communicating with all your body parts.

Communication is important. Your brain sends nerve messages to coordinate the function of every muscle, gland, bone, joint, and body part. Your body parts also send messages to your brain so everything knows how things are going.

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Welcome To March’s Health Newsletter

Can We Reverse Aging?


Does getting old really have to mean getting frail and forgetful? Is that a reality or a bias? Ellen Langer, Ph.D., a Harvard psychologist, performed a fascinating experiment to find out.

This is what she did. She brought eight men in their 70’s to stay in a converted monastery for five days. Unbeknownst to them when they passed through the doors they entered another time.

Everything inside — including the books on the shelves and the magazines left out to read — were designed to bring on the feeling of actually living in 1959 – Perry
Como and other singers came from a vintage radio. Ed Sullivan chatted away to his TV audience on a black-and-white television, and everything there was from 22 years ago.

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Best Kept Secrets For Better Healthcare

Full Article Published in Reader's Digest EVERYDAY WELLNESS 28 Secrets Chiropractors Won’t Tell You for Free by Charlotte Hilton Andersen For starters, stop looking down at your phone to read this! You Don’t Have To Pay For Pricey New X-rays Every Time “Bring in any prior X-rays, notes, blood tests, MRI reports or other testing you’ve had done to your first appointment ...

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Welcome To February’s Health Newsletter

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat A Cold & Flu


Your immune system is your primary defense against infection and your body has several strategies to ward off invaders. These include physical barriers like mucous membranes, the juices produced by your digestive tract, and weapons such as a fever to wash your system of intruders. These weapons are effective as long as they work correctly. All too
often, our bodies are not working at their optimal level. This compromises our immune system and leaves us vulnerable to illness. Your spine houses your nervous system which controls your immune system’s response. Hundreds of years of observation have proven that chiropractic treatment improves immune function.

Cold vs. Flu: What is The Difference?

It’s important to know the differences between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for several days or weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and may lead to hospitalization. Typically, flu symptoms include fever, body aches, fatigue, and dry cough. Symptoms for the common cold are normally a runny nose, congestion, and sneezing.

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