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December 2015 Health Newsletter


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» Gluten-free Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons
» Goal Setting for 2016
» Goals Worksheet 2016
» Thank You from the Power Health Team
» All In-Stock Product is 10% off this month!
» Why is USA's Prescription Drug Use on the Rise?
» Curb the Bacon: Why Your Favorite Processed Meats Might Lead to Cancer
» Avoiding the Headaches of the Season
» Why Decreasing Sleep Interruptions Improves Your Mood

Gluten-free Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons

Check out this link to this tasty christmas treat. Gluten-free so that everyone can enjoy!

http://againstallgrain.com/2012/12/18/peppermint-chocolate-macaroons/

Author: Danielle Walker
Source: AgainstAllGrain.com
Copyright: AgainstAllgrain.com 2015


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Goal Setting for 2016

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.
  • Causes you to make long term improvements, lifehacks.org describes this as structual 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 your identify and confront beliefs and behaviours you desire to change, developing powerful habits for the future.

 

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 measureable. Also try using date (incuding month and year) to keep your accountable.

 

Set goals in the following areas:

1. Physical     2. Mental     3. Emotional     4. Relationships

5. 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 the goal sheet in this newsletter to set  your goals! In January share one of your goals with us for a chance to win a price! Details in the New Year.

Author: Power Health
Source: December 2015 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2015


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Goals Worksheet 2016

goal worksheet 2016

Author: Power Health
Source: December 2015 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2015


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Thank You from the Power Health Team

Thank you so much for choosing Power Health to help you reach your health goals. We are honoured to be trusted with the care of you and your family. We truly love what we do, and the community we spend each day with at Power Health. Health come from within—cheers to your health in 2016!

We wish you a safe a Merry Christmas.

Dr. Chelsea & John

Laura, Steph & Sara

Author: Power Health
Source: December 2015 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2015


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All In-Stock Product is 10% off this month!

The holidays are the perfect time to share the gift of health with family and friends. Celtic Sea Salt, Chlorella and Vitamin D make easy stocking stuffers, or use this opportunity to make your desk or car more comfortable with a seating wedge or disc. Water-based pillows offer the best individual customization for the most comfort while sleeping.

Just ask us—we'd be happy to help you determine which product would be the best fit for you!

You can also jumpstart a loved one's care with a gift certificate towards care from Dr. Chelsea or John.

Author: Power Health
Source: December 2015 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2015


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Why is USA's Prescription Drug Use on the Rise?

Prescription drug use is a phenomenon that will continue to rise with the regular introduction of new pharmaceutical drugs. One study set out to find why prescription drug use rose by 8% percentage points with adults in 10 years. The NHANES study surveyed around 37,000 people, aged 20 and above, in the United States. Over a course of 30 days, participants were asked a series of questions about their prescription drug use habits. Researchers found that the increase in prescription drug use was much greater among the age 40 and older demographic. It's important to look at the type of prescription drugs being used by adults as well. The NHANES study discovered a general increase in prescriptions for depression, blood pressure, and cholesterol problems. One professor from the University of Illinois pointed out that an increase in prescription drug use isn't necessarily an indication of something wrong. However, we disagree. Increasing usage of prescription drugs is an indication that society is continuing to become less healthy and is putting more and more emphasis on a passive fix rather than making more natural and simple lifestyle changes such as positive dietary and physical activity changes. In fact, depression, blood pressure and cholesterol levels can all be positively influenced with rather basic changes to diet and implementation of an exercise regime.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA, online November 3, 2015.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Curb the Bacon: Why Your Favorite Processed Meats Might Lead to Cancer

Experts have been debating bacon for years, but could this delicious food really lead to cancer? According to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO), there's a link between the regular consumption of bacon, along with other processed meats like hot dogs, and the risk for contracting colorectal cancer, which is cancer of the bowels.  WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer also found a link between prolonged processed meat consumption and the risk for both pancreatic and prostate cancer as well. The IARC report estimated that for every 1.8 ounce of bacon consumed per day, the risk for bowel cancer rises by 18%. The findings from this report led WHO to deem processed meats as true carcinogens, just like tobacco. But not everyone is buying the argument that processed meat is as bad as tobacco. Almost a million deaths a year are caused by smoking cigarettes. While experts agree that over consumption of processed meats isn't healthy, bacon and other meats can be enjoyed in moderation without concern according to the National Resources Defense Council. The advocacy group also urges people to avoid the processed meat section and to buy fresh meat from high-quality sources instead.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. October 27, 2015.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Avoiding the Headaches of the Season

With the holidays upon us, headaches become very common. To avoid headaches, the following is recommended:

  • If you spend a long amount of time in one fixed position (ie in front of a computer), take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Avoid teeth clenching as this can lead to TMJ and tension headaches.
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration that causes headaches.
  • Engage in low impact exercise to relieve the pain associated with primary headaches.

If headaches are chronic and persist, visit your doctor of chiropractic for treatment. He or she can provide the right course of treatment through spinal adjustments, dietary changes, and give advice on exercises, posture or relaxation techniques.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Chiropractic Association
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2002


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Why Decreasing Sleep Interruptions Improves Your Mood

It's always encouraged to get a full 8 hours of sleep, but the quality of that sleep is just as important. Waking up repeatedly throughout the night can put anyone in a bad mood the next morning, but one study set out to prove that disrupted sleep indeed causes mood problems. A research group from John Hopkin's University enlisted 62 individuals with no known sleep issues to participate in a special lab study. The participants were assigned a different kind of situation by random; either sporadically interrupted sleep times, continuous interrupted sleep, or sleep with no interruptions whatsoever.  Each group was given the same amount of time to sleep. By the end of the study, researchers concluded that it was a combination of both the time put into sleep and whether or not the individual was disrupted. Participants who were occasionally disturbed or completely interrupted while sleeping experienced far less moments of actual "deep" sleep, which in turn led to a negative mood the following morning. Participants who lacked sleep also reported to have less energy overall, a lack of friendliness toward others, and a decrease in empathetic feelings.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Sleep, online November 1, 2015.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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