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November 2014 Health Newsletter


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» Happy, Healthy Birth Workshop
» Christmas Donations (Yes it's that time of year already!)
» November Calendar of Events
» Baked Garlic Mushroom Chicken
» Fever Response
» Take Charge! Focus on the Host, Not the Bug!
» Neck Pain Sufferers Most Satisfied With Chiropractic Care
» Colon Cancer On The Rise In Young Adults

» Drink Water, Prevent Kidney Stones

Happy, Healthy Birth Workshop

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Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
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Christmas Donations (Yes it's that time of year already!)

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Author: Power Health
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November Calendar of Events

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Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
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Baked Garlic Mushroom Chicken
From againstallgrain.com

·1.5 lbs chicken thighs, skin removed

·8 oz cremini mushrooms sliced

·1 cup chicken broth

·8-10 large cloves of garlic, peeled & smashed

·2 tbsp. ghee or butter

·1/4 tsp onion powder

·1/4 tsp sage

·1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

·1/4 tsp black pepper

·1/4 tsp sea salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.In a small bowl combine all spices, then use to season the chicken thighs.

In an oven safe frying pan heat 1 tbsp. of the butter or ghee.Sear the chicken thighs, about 2-3 minutes per side.Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of butter or ghee and the garlic.Sauté 2 minutes or until fragrant.Add the broth and mushrooms and simmer a few minutes .

Add the chicken back to the pan and place in oven.Bake 15-35 minutes (depending on bone/boneless) until chicken is fully cooked.

To make the sauce, remove all liquid, garlic and half of the mushrooms.Puree in blender and spoon over chicken.

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


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Fever Response

Fevers are a very tightly controlled immune response to a pathogen and serve to make the body less hospitable for unwelcome microbes. This response is natural, effective and generally short-lived.
When we suppress a fever we are not treating the illness, rather we are suppressing a critical immune response. A higher temperature is not necessarily indicative of a more serious illness. Focus not on what the thermometer reads but how you or your family may be presenting. A low grade fever in a person who is in great pain and cannot take in fluids is much more concerning than a higher fever in a person who is resting comfortably.
 
It is a common fear that allowing the fever to continue unchecked, will result in an unregulated spike in temperature that will cause brain damage, hearing loss, and seizures. The body has carefully regulated mechanisms that prevent infection-induced fever from reaching dangerous levels. Only in cases of external causes like heatstroke or poisoning are the body’s control mechanisms likely to be overwhelmed or inoperative.

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


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Take Charge! Focus on the Host, Not the Bug!

“It’s going around”. How many times during the winter months do we hear and say this in reference to cold or flu?The fact is microbes—bacteria and viruses are all around and inside of us, yet most of us are not perpetually suffering from this proximity. The germ theory model that many of us have been believing tells us that exposure to a certain bacteria or virus will result in inevitable illness. But this just isn’t true. Pathogenic microbes feed on environments where decay, disease, and disorder are already apparent. It is the level of compromise in the host that determines susceptibility to ‘dis-ease’. A body that is well taken care of is well prepared. So how do we take care of ourselves?

> Wash your hands.

> Invest in yourself with quality and sufficient sleep. Having trouble with this one?Talk to Dr. Chelsea and John about ways to improve your sleep.

> Eat whole, pure, natural foods as much as possible. The quality of foods you eat determines the quality of building materials for cells and tissues. Be aware that sugar impairs your immune system for hours after consumption and contributes to overall inflammation.

> Boost your consumption of vital nutrients and minerals. You might do this with a daily green smoothie, or by taking the nutrient-powerhouse chlorella. We like to do both!

> Get enough vitamin D—a broad spectrum antibiotic in its own rite and key for optimal immune function.

> Get moving!Our bodies were designed to move and all systems work best when we provide kinetic stimulus. This is when we feel our best too.

> Stay hydrated. Hydration is critical for all body processes and helps to flush out toxins, and maintain mucosal linings. Also know, that in a dehydrated state your body releases more histamine during an immune response.

> Maintain your care schedule outlined by Dr. Chelsea. Your body’s immune response is a carefully coordinated and regulated reaction involving many types of cells. Each of these cells is controlled by the nervous system so be sure to have your nervous system cleared of any interference.

> Millions of bacteria inhabit our bodies and many strains are particularly important in the gastrointestinal tract where they outcompete harmful microbes. Support your health gut flora by taking a probiotic supplement.

And finally, let your body do its thing!Have a runny nose or cough?Understand that these responses are not the illness. They are your body’s natural and deliberate response to interference (mention the word “interference” to us and receive 10% off Probiotics during the month of November) it is important not to suppress them. Suppressing our immune capabilities can prolong the imbalance a bug may causing, and drive it to affect more tissues. Often we get caught up in symptom-talk but these responses are not signs you have an illness but signs that your immune system is up and going and on the job!Your health this winter and always is in your hands.
The more we can spread this message it will be true health that is going around and not fear—wouldn’t that be nice?


Author: Power Health
Source: Power Health
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Neck Pain Sufferers Most Satisfied With Chiropractic Care


Neck pain sufferers reported increased satisfaction with chiropractic care over medication, according to a recent study. In the study, researchers assessed patient satisfaction scores in those suffering from acute and subacute neck pain. Methods of care included chiropractic care, specifically spinal manipulation, home exercise and advice care, and prescription medication. While both chiropractic care and home exercise and advice care were associated with more satisfaction with the information provided versus medication, individuals receiving chiropractic care were the most satisfied with their general care received compared to the two other groups. If you’re suffering from neck pain and need some satisfaction, call your local doctor of chiropractic today for a no obligation evaluation!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Volume 37, Issue 8, Pages 593–601, October 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Colon Cancer On The Rise In Young Adults


Colon and rectal cancers are increasing among younger adults, according to new research. At the same time, incidents of colon and rectal cancers in those over 50 years of age have been decreasing slightly. Researchers aren’t sure why rates are increasing among young adults, but attribute the decrease in those older adults to the increase in screening and removal of suspicious growths before they’re able to turn malignant. Should things continue on their current path, researchers believe colon and rectal cancer cases in those aged 20 to 34 years could come close to doubling in the next 15 years. For 35 to 49 year olds, those rates could increase by 28 to 46 percent.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: 
JAMA Surgery, online November 5, 2014.
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Drink Water, Prevent Kidney Stones


New guidelines released from the American College of Physicians indicate that preventing kidney stones may be as simple as drinking more water.  Experts suggest drinking enough fluids to generate two liters of urine daily in order to keep kidney stones at bay. Kidney stones are formed from solid crystals in the urine and increasing the consumption of water dilutes the solids and decreases their abilities to form into stones. It should be noted that drinking any fluids does not generate the same benefits of drinking water alone. Certain fluids such as sodas, especially those containing phosphoric acid, can actually increase the formation of kidney stones. Stick with water and consume two to three liters daily with the goal of generating 2 liters of clear urine daily. If the urine is yellow, you're likely not consuming enough fluids.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(9):I-24.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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