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May 2014 Health Newsletter


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» Natural Birth Seminar
» May is time to Spring into Action and Get Moving!
» Tic Talk
» Springtime Allergy Relief
» Daisy Free Pesto
» Power Health BBQ 2014
» Chiropractic Care For Tension Headaches
» Reduce Stroke With Fruits and Vegetables
» Second-Hand Smoke Damages Kids' Arteries

Natural Birth Seminar

 

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


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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 For Tension Headaches

Tension-type headaches are the most common form of headaches experienced in the general population today. These headaches are characterized by pain and tightness around the hatband area of the head. Associated pain and stiffness in the neck region may also be present. Tension headaches are made worse by several things, most notably stress, anxiety and physical tension such as poor posture. A recently published study indicates chiropractic care that includes manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustments) and/or manual therapy (stretching and massage related therapies) are both beneficial in reducing the pain as well as improving neck range of motion. These beneficial results were seen with just 4 treatments administered during a 4-week period. If you or someone you know if suffering from headaches, call your local chiropractor today to schedule a no obligation consultation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 13, Issue 1, Pages 4-13, March 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Reduce Stroke With Fruits and Vegetables

Want to significantly reduce your risk for stroke? New research indicates eating fruits and vegetables can do so by almost one-third. To obtain their data, researchers evaluated twenty recent studies that included more than 760,000 participants and approximately 17,000 strokes. Those eating the most fruits and vegetables were 21 percent less likely to experience a stroke. For every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily, stroke risk was reduced 32 percent and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed. So what fruits and vegetables seemed to have the most beneficial effects? According to researchers, citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes as well as apples, pears and leafy vegetables were most linked to reduced stroke risk. With strokes listed as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., adding or increasing consumption of these fruits and vegetables is a no-brainer.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Stroke, online May 8, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Second-Hand Smoke Damages Kids' Arteries


New research has found that children exposed to second-hand smoke experience aging of their arteries by 3.3 years by the time they reach adulthood. The passive smoke causes irreversible damage to their arteries and as a result, significantly increases their risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) later in life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in addition to the 6 million people who die each year from their own smoking, another 600,000 die as a result of second-hand smoke. Moreover, approximately 40 percent of children are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke at home. If you’re a smoker and have yet to kick the habit, especially if you’re a parent, it's time.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Eur Heart J (2014); Published online: March 4, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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