February 2019 Health Newsletter

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» January 2019 Calendar of Events and Affirmation
» Goal Setting for 2019
» Intention Over Resolution
» Chiropractic Connections
» Instant Pot Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup
» Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Events with Chiropractic Care
» Seniors: Eat More Vitamins, Lower Your Risk of Frailty

January 2019 Calendar of Events and Affirmation

Calendar of Events

January 1 - office closed

January 2 - regular office hours resume




Monthly Affirmation

I am healthy in body, mind and spirit.


Author: Power Health
Source: January 2019 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2019

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Goal Setting for 2019

Before it’s time to ring in the New Year take some time to start thinking of your future and set goals to achieve the life you desire.  Why should you set goals:

  • Allows you to think of your desired future and get excited.  It also helps clarify what you really want—which most people don’t actually know.  You can begin 2019 with intention!
  • Causes you to make long term improvements, lifehack.org describes this as structural improvements that are required for your goal to come to fruition.
  • Planning big allows you to see the potential in each day and start accounting for the present moment seeing how each action and choice can move you closer to your goals.
  • Goal setting helps you identify and confront beliefs and behaviours you desire to change, developing powerful habits for the future.
  • Think not only about the end goals themselves, but also how it will feel to accomplish it.  Visualize that feeling and scene in detail.

Set SMART goals.  They are:

Specific—concise with no justification required.

Motivating—your goals should inspire you to do the work.

Attainable—Break down a large goal into smaller actions to be accomplished.

Relevant and Realistic—Use affirmative language to write what you will accomplish, not what you’d like to avoid.

Trackable— your goals should be measurable.  Also try using dates (including month and year) to keep you accountable.

Set goals in the following areas:

  1. Physical   2.  Mental     3.   Emotional    4.  Relationships    
  2. Work    6.  Home    7.  Social     8.  Financial
  • In a 1979 study on Harvard MBA graduates it was found that 3% had goals they had written down.  13% had goals but had not written them down and 84% did not have specific goals.  Ten years later, the 13% with goals earned twice as much as the 84% without.  The 3% who had written down their goals earned ten times as much.  Little hinges swing big doors!
  • Goal set as a team.  Sit down with your partner and/or kids and write down specific goals.  Seal them in an envelope and then revisit them next December.  Be clear in your mind about how to achieve your goals and then let the subconscious brain provide.

 Use our 2019 Goal Setting Sheet

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

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Intention Over Resolution

The new year is here, and it can be a wonderful opportunity to slow down, and take time to reflect on what felt right the past year, and what did not.  There can be pressure to have resolutions set out for January 1, and that they must be followed perfectly to feel successful, but this isn’t sustainable or practical.  Rather than all-or –nothing, view each day as an opportunity to move in a general trajectory. 

Setting goals is extremely important, but focusing too much on the future, or making happiness contingent upon future success does not allow us to be fully present here and now.  Understanding your intentions for the year is far more powerful. 

Setting an intention is a call to action for the universe and yourself, affecting your emotional, physical and psychological self.  Intentions are a better reflection of how we want to feel, the energy level we want to vibrate at.  Intentions are positive, and focus on what  we want, rather than a long list of things we don’t want to do. 

You are what your deepest desire is.

As your desire is, so is your intention.

As your intention is, so is your will.

As your will is, so  is your deed.

As your deed is, so is your destiny.

- Vedic text Upanishads





Wishing you a fulfilling and  abundant year!


Author: Power Health
Source: January 2019 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2019

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Chiropractic Connections

The Electrical Nature of the Body

Honoring the electrical nature of the human being invites us to explore our heart’s magnetic field and the potential it has to create coherence in our mind and life. When we think of a body, we usually think of flesh and bone and the many separate parts that make up the whole. But when we begin to view the world around us through the heart, the ‘parts’ of our body dissolve, along with the objects and people around us, into a unified field of wholeness. In Pathways issue 55, we explore this topic in detail.

Chiropractors work with the nervous system and the electrical nature of the human organism. With electricity in the body, surrounding fields of energy must also exist which can be felt and worked with. Chiropractors lead people to recognize the electrical nature of our body by correcting subluxations and aligning the nervous system in a  physical, tangible way. This adjustment gives the electro-magnetic field of a person of any age the ability to better harmonize with their inner and outer environment.

A New Stress Mindset

Stress in life has been targeted as a major source of most ailments in life. Your Chiropractor’s office, as well as your Medical Doctor’s office may both agree on this point. But there appears to be a caveat to this largely accepted conclusion about stress and the caveat is this: stress can be the cause of disease…but it is also the cause of things like well-being, growth, joy, and love.

Knowing the truth of this paradox, we can learn to ‘take in’ stress in a way that reflects its positive potential for our lives. This is where chiropractic comes in. Subluxation is a helpful sign that your body has been taking in stress negatively over a sustained period of time. If the same stressor were received by the body harmoniously, we would not experience the pain of subluxation, because the subluxation wouldn’t exist! The fact is we are not trained to harmoniously receive stress in our life, neither on a physical/ chemical level nor on a mental/emotional level through what Kelly McGonigal, in Pathways issue 55, calls the appropriate “stress mindset.” Furthermore, even if we were masters of stress, physically, chemically, and mentally, there can always be accidents that happen outside our control.

Chiropractic has the ability to re-align our nervous system to its innate potential, which is simply the potential to take in stress constructively. The elegant aspect of adjustments to the nervous system through chiropractic is that not only the physical/chemical pathways, but also the emotional and mental pathways are reintegrated toward greater balance.

Normal Physiology

Chiropractic is a pillar of well-being for children today. Realigning the nervous system to enhance function can offer help in the developing child in all areas of life, including their quality of sleep. Many parents who report irritability, colic, irritable bowels, and many other negative stressors in their children often report improvements after presenting their children with chiropractic care. Sleep is a time when the brain waves enter a frequency that allows the body to restore and rejuvenate. The mechanisms of sleep are still largely a mystery, but we can be sure that the nervous system is a prominent piece of the puzzle. The beauty of chiropractic care is how it honors normal physiology. Chiropractors don’t treat illnesses, they restore normal physiology so that all systems connected to the nervous system can function as nature designed them to.



Author: John Marc
Source: January 2019 Newsletter
Copyright: ICPA 2018

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Instant Pot Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

We love our Instant Pot and use it to create nourishing foods and meal prep for the week.  This soup comes together really quickly, and is great to have on hand for a quick weeknight meal, or to pack in a thermo the next day.  Find the recipe from the Kitchen Girl (including stovetop directions if you don't have an Instant Pot) here

Author: Power Health
Source: January 2019 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2019

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Reduce Your Risk of Adverse Drug Events with Chiropractic Care

If you are in chronic pain from back problems, you may be tempted to try anything to keep the hurt at bay. This might include taking addictive opioid pain killers or analgesics that have negative side effects.† These prescription drugs can cause "adverse drug events," which refer to any sort of injury or side effect caused by a medication.† Even scarier, the mortality rate from adverse drug events has been rising dramatically.† No one wants to die from a pain pill or end up addicted to it.†† The Good News: Adverse Drug Events Can Be Avoided The next time you are tempted to just medicate your back pain away, contact your chiropractor.† By getting comprehensive chiropractic care, you may be able to reduce or completely eliminate your dependence on prescription pain medication.† In fact, it's been proven to work.† One recent study showed that chiropractic patients had a 51% reduced likelihood of adverse drug events within 12 months compared to nonrecipients.† Comprehensive chiropractic care for back pain can include spinal manipulation and adjustments, pain relieving exercises, and other wellness protocols that are safe, non-invasive, and donít have those pesky and often dangerous side effects of drugs.† Reduce Pain with Chiropractic Care Today There is no need to risk adverse drug events when there is a safer option with chiropractic care. Contact us today for a consultation!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT June 2018. Vol 41, Issue 5, Pages 383Ė388
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019

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Seniors: Eat More Vitamins, Lower Your Risk of Frailty

A recent study has linked eating a vitamin-rich, balanced diet with a lower risk of developing frailty for adults age 65 and up. The research comes from the School of Medicine at Universidad de La Frontera in Chile.† The study looked at over 1,600 adults over the age of 65, none of which had developed frailty as they got older.† All of the participants offered in-depth information about their diet and food habits.† After the end of a follow-up period of about 3.5 years, 5.4% of participants (89 adults) had developed frailty.† Frailty is defined as a lowered amount of physiological health and functioning.† It often includes issues like fatigue, weakness, low activity, and slowness.† Most people expect older adults to develop frailty as a byproduct of old age, but frailty isn't totally age-dependent.† The Chilean study revealed that the seniors with the lowest levels of vitamin B6 at the beginning were 2.8 times likelier to develop some measure of frailty by the end of the research period.† This is in comparison with participants who regularly ate vitamin B6-rich foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, fish, tofu, and chicken.† Additionally, participants with the lowest vitamin E levels were 2.3 times likelier to develop some kind of frailty as opposed to those adults with diets rich in vitamin E.† Finally, the seniors who ate the least amount of vitamin C were 93% likelier to become frail than their counterparts who regularly ate vitamin C-packed foods like dark leafy greens, broccoli, and lemons.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Age & Ageing, online July 25, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019

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