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April 2014 Health Newsletter


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» May is time to Spring into Action and Get Moving!
» Tic Talk
» Springtime Allergy Relief
» Daisy Free Pesto
» Power Health BBQ 2014
» Chiropractic Care Beneficial For Disc Herniations

» Excess Protein - A Diabetic Risk
» Bedroom TV for Kids Increases Weight Gain

May is time to Spring into Action and Get Moving!


May is time to Spring into Action and Get Moving!


Most of us spend a lot of time sitting; at work, watching TV, commuting, and studying—it all adds up.There is mounting research to show that increased amounts of time sitting raises your risk of diabetes, heart disease, death, and cancer independent of time spent exercising.Although we can escape the fact that sitting is part of daily life more most of us, there are countless apps out there that can prompt you to get up and move, help you focus on your health or your breath—all things that contribute to wellbeing.

Here are just a few, most available for iOS and Android platforms:
·Move—reminds you at set intervals to stand up at your desk and perform a small exercise.It tracks what you complete and has over 100 different activity ideas from yoga poses to push-ups.
·Stand App—Suggests small exercises you can do at intervals from 15-120 minutes,
·Activity monitor bands like Fit Bit, Jawbone UP—many models have the option to set timer that vibrates or flashes reminding you to stand up and move.
·Waterlogged and Plantnanny—allows you to set goals for water intake and track each glass your drink, or set reminders.
·Calm—leads you through a 2 minute breathing exercise.
·Pranayama—guides you to take some slower and deeper exhalations.
·Breathe and Relax—reminds you to take breaks through the day to focus on your breath.
Take a quick search on the app store for your device, and find out how you can put your technology to work for you, instead of adding more screen time.





Easy activity you can do at your desk:Desk work can really reduce our range of motion.Many of us, especially men lose overhead range of motion.Take a couple minutes to clap your hands over your head which pulls your head back—improving posture, range of motion and reduces anterior head carriage.


This month in office we will be endeavoring to move more, including a push-up challenge.We are each going to do push-ups everyday!Join us and keep us posted on your success!

Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
Copyright: Power Health 2014


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Tic Talk

TIC TALK


Anterior head carriage

aka. forward head carriage, is when the head is held in a much more forward position than in should be for normal spinal alignment.

With normal head carriage, your head will add 12 lbs of weight on your spine.Every extra inch of forward head posture can increase this amount by 10 lbs.That means, if your head is 2 or 3 inches more forward, it will weigh 24-42 lbs on your spine!

With the spinal column out of alignment you may experience headaches, muscle pain & tension, accelerated degenerative joint disease, 30% loss of vital lung capacity, subluxations that lead to digestive and immune complications.

Be aware of your posture, stretch and get checked by Dr. Chelsea regularly!Make sure your head isn’t heavier than it needs to be.


Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
Copyright: Power Health 2014


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Springtime Allergy Relief

Springtime Allergy Relief

It’s that time of year that many allergies start to rear their heads.Instead of reaching for typical decongestants, steroids, and antihistamines which have very drying effects on the mucosal membranes, consider why your body might be reacting.Well nourished bodies that are not inflamed or burdened by toxins are less likely to be hyper-responsive.Paying attention to your diet, and care are great strategies to becoming less reactive instead of focusing on acute care:

  • Eye wash cups and neti pots can remove reactive particles from sensitive mucus membranes of your eyes, nose, and sinuses.
  • Some individuals may find dairy, wheat, corn and soy inflammatoryand allergy provoking.
  • Eat a diet of whole foods, clean protein, and lots of fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds.
  • Take supplements that reduce inflammation like chlorella and fish oil.
  • Maintain optimal vitamin D levels, this has shown to be very helpful especially for infants.
  • Local honey may be helpful and contains local pollens processed by bees.
  • Bromelain, plentiful in pineapple can reduce sinus swelling and inflammation.


Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
Copyright: Power Health 2014


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Daisy Free Pesto

Dairy Free Pesto


·3/4 cup of packed fresh basil leaves

·3 tbsp. pine nuts

·1-2 garlic cloves

·3/4 tsp fresh lemon juice

·1/4 tsp sea salt

·3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Lightlytoast pine nuts in skillet for 5 minutes over medium heat.

Place all except ingredients except oil in a food processor.Add oil slowly while processor is running.Blending until smooth paste is formed.

This fresh sauce is a great way to brighten up a soup, brush over fish or chicken or to marinate veggies in.Makes about 1/2 cup.


 

Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
Copyright: Power Health 2014


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Power Health BBQ 2014




Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
Copyright: Power Health 2014


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Chiropractic Care Beneficial For Disc Herniations


A recently published study has found chiropractic spinal manipulation provides beneficial effects for individuals with painful disc herniations. The study included 148 patients suffering from acute and chronic low back pain and leg pain with visible lumbar (lower back) disc herniations as seen on MRI. Patients were treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation - the most common treatment provided by chiropractors. Researchers reported significant improvements for all outcomes at all points of follow-up. At the 3 month mark, approximately 91% of patients were "improved" with 88% "improved" at the 1 year mark. Although acute patients improved faster by 3 months, 82% of chronic patients reported "improvement" with 89% "improved" at 1 year. Importantly, there were no adverse events reported from receiving their chiropractic care. If you are suffering from back pain, leg pain and/or have a known disc herniation, contact your local chiropractor for a consultation today.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Volume 37, Issue 3, March 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Excess Protein - A Diabetic Risk


According to new research, individuals consuming excess protein, especially animal protein, are putting themselves at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have also shown higher levels of protein intake, especially red meats and processed meats, to be tied to long-term diabetes risk. Approximately 26,000 individuals were included in the study who on average ate 90 grams of protein per day. Those individuals who consumed the most overall protein, approximately 111 grams per day, increased their odds of developing diabetes by 17% as compared with those who ate the least amount of protein daily - 72 grams. When evaluating specifically animal based protein, those who consumed the most were 22% more likely to become diabetic compared with those eating the least amount; 78 grams vs 36 grams, respectively. According to researchers, plant based protein was not linked to diabetes. In fact, plant based proteins such as nuts, whole grains and legumes have been associated with a lower incidence of diabetes in past studies. Researchers recommended minimizing red meat consumption to no more than twice per week and keeping poultry and fish consumption to no more than 4 times per week. They also recommended minimizing cheese and processed meats and avoiding the consumption of skimmed milk and yogurt on an everyday basis.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Diabetes Care, online April 10, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Bedroom TV for Kids Increases Weight Gain


As a parent, we want to make our children happy. We also want to ensure we're making good long-term decisions to keep them safe and set them up for a successful future. Researchers have found that allowing your child to have a TV in his or her bedroom is one of those things where the negatives truly do outweigh the positives, literally. Researchers have found those children with TVs in their bedrooms gain more weight than those without TVs. Specifically, researchers found that those children with TVs in their bedrooms gain an additional pound of bodyweight each year over those children with no bedroom TV. It is unknown if the weight gain is a result of sleep disruption which is known to cause weight gain, a result of less desire to participate in physical activity or even an increased exposure to television food advertising. However, with this data coming from 6,500 children aged 10 to 14 years, it's clear a TV in a child's bedroom is associated with unhealthy weight gain. Fortunately, it's a quick and simple fix - don't allow your child to have a bedroom TV or remove it if one exists. While it may be easier said than done, as loving parents who are responsible for the well being of our children, it’s just part of our job description!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA Pediatrics, online March 3, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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