December 2018 Health Newsletter

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» October 2018 Calendar and Monthly Affirmation
» Celebrating 15 Years!
» Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest
» Seeking Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Collision
» A New Take on Trick or Treat
» Nut Free Chocolate Energy Balls
» Did You Know Your Tension-Type Headache Might Originate in Your Back?
» Too Much Food Variety in Your Diet Can Lead to Unhealthy Heating

October 2018 Calendar and Monthly Affirmation

Calendar of Events

October 5—Office closed

October 8—Office open 9-11

October 31—Closing early for Halloween

 

 

 

Monthly Affirmation

Abundance flows freely through me.

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Celebrating 15 Years!

This month, we celebrate that Dr. Chelsea has been in practice for 15 years! 

Time flies when you’re having fun!  I am so fortunate to really, really, love what I do.  I have been so blessed because I have been a part of so many families’ lives.  I have cried with you, I have celebrated with you, and yes, I may have called you out on a few things you may need to do to improve your health.  But, I continue to love learning.  I continue to educate myself because there is so out there yet to learn, but if I can help one more person improve their health, I am willing to do it.  I am passionate about what I do because of you guys, I love all the interactions with each and everyone of you.  And I greatly appreciate you for blessing me, by having you in my life and giving me to the opportunity to serve you.  Looking forward to many more years in practice!

- Dr. Chelsea

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

In September, our team attended a Schofield training weekend.  We are passionate about continuing to learn, to grow our expertise and skills so we can continue to serve you!  While the chiropractic-specific knowledge is invaluable, there is always so much we learn that can be applied to other areas of life.  Here is some of our takeaways from this recent course:

 

Love Your Journey

I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to join my team in a training course this past weekend. One thing that resonated, and I feel everyone needs to remember, is to Love Your Journey. Everyone’s journey is as unique as they are, and it’s okay to make mistakes as you go. Just remember to learn from your mistakes, and that you are being proactive with moving forward!

- Brittany    

 

Balance Is Key

I was lucky enough to attend a Schofield Chiropractic training this past September. My take away from this training was that finding a balanced life is so important. Balance comes in many forms, from emotional and spiritual, to finding an exercise regimen and that moment to appreciate loved ones. Moving forward into October, I’ve implemented a few steps to find those forms of balance.  I am setting a positive intention each morning, reading my affirmation three-times daily and starting a exercise routine… oh and finding time for a little bit of a social life!  Finding balance may look different for each individual, but the best part about finding your balance is you start living in peace, clarity, order and you start moving your best self forward!!  Make a plan to find some balance this month, I don’t think you’ll regret it!

Much Love to you all,

Laura

                                                                                                                        

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Seeking Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Collision
  1.  Within 10 days, seek care from your primary health care provider  - this can be a chiropractor like Dr.Chelsea, medical doctor, or physiotherapist.
  2.  When you call to schedule your appointment—let us know you’ve been involved in a vehicle collision.  If you already have a regular appointment scheduled—still call to let us know about the collision.
  3.  Fill out the applicable forms from your insurer or care provider.  We have forms on our website, check out the section on MVA forms.
  4.  Follow your care plan.
  5.  Delay in symptom onset is common.  Aside from back and neck pain, headaches, mood changes and sleep disturbance are common.

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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A New Take on Trick or Treat

A New Take on Trick or Treat

Later this month kids of all ages will be partaking in Halloween and receiving huge amounts of sugary confections.  Excess sugar depresses your body’s immune responses, impairing the body’s ability to adapt and heal.  This year consider handing out non-sugar treats such as fun pencils, glow sticks, or bottles of water.  The City of Lethbridge even sells booklets of vouchers for swim and skate admission.  And when your kids do come home with their loot, consider offering them a wanted toy, book or activity voucher in exchange for some or all of their candy (The Switch Witch).  With a little creativity, the fun of Halloween doesn’t have to come at the expense of health.

 

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Nut Free Chocolate Energy Balls

Energy balls are such a quick and easy treat to have on hand.  You can make them up on the weekend, and keep in the freezer for a quick addition to lunches.  Many of the tasty recipes out there contain nuts, which excludes them from many schools and offices.  This recipe from Fit Mitten Kitchen, is delcious, nut free, and succeeds in satisfying a craving for chocolate!

Nut-free Chocolate Energy Balls

Author: Power Health
Source: October 2018 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2018


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Did You Know Your Tension-Type Headache Might Originate in Your Back?

If you are an office worker, you might find yourself prone to tension-type headaches. These tension headaches can be dull, or throbbing, and make it hard for you to concentrate on your work. But why do you get them? Did you ever consider just how these headaches happen? Is it just general “stress”? Or is it something more?

The Relationship Between Tension Headaches and Your Back
It turns out that tension-type headaches may actually have something to do with the muscles in our back. Specifically, one study found that tenderness in the trapezius muscles was correlated with tension-type headaches in female office workers. (We can assume that this is similar for male office workers, as well.) If you look at a picture of the trapezius muscles, this connection makes a lot more sense. The trapezius muscles, or “traps” for short, are muscles that lay along the spine at the top part of the back. They fan out like diamonds, stretching up into your neck and down into the midsection of the back. Spending a lot of time hunched over a desk or peering into a computer most likely puts stress on these muscles as the head is tilted forward too much in what is called “forward head posture.” These muscles connect to the muscles of the head and face, encouraging stress and pain.

Chiropractic Care for Tension-Type Headache
Fortunately, we have a way to safely treat these headaches through expert chiropractic care. Contact us today for a consultation!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. July–Aug, 2018. Vol 41, Issue 6, Pages 483–487.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018


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Too Much Food Variety in Your Diet Can Lead to Unhealthy Heating

The American Heart Association (AHA) is now questioning the assumption that eating a diverse array of foods is good for your health. This has been a diet recommendation for years, but doctors and nutritionists don’t agree on what an "array" or "variety" of food means. In fact, including a wide variety of food in your diet may actually be unhealthy. According to new studies, diversity in food choices is tied to poor diet, including eating refined sugars and grains, processed food, and sugar-laden drinks. Doctors once recommended getting a variety of food in your diet because it helps you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need. However, with the rise of cheap junk food and its availability, people are confusing variety with quality. The AHA Behavioral Change for Improving Health Factors Committee reviewed fairly recent studies on the topic of food variety in the diet, including its impact on obesity and eating patterns. Overall, they came to the conclusion that diversity in the diet doesn't necessarily connect to healthy habits. In fact, they discovered evidence suggesting that eating a wider variety of foods is tied to eating more food in general, poor eating habits, and gaining weight. Instead, researchers promote eating a large variety of healthy foods, including whole grains, veggies, and fruits.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Circulation, online August 9, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018


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