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March 2016 Health Newsletter

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» Warm & Roasted Winter Salada
» Easter Fun Without the Sugar
» March is GREEN Month
» Intestinal health Essential for Optimal Health
» Nighttime Needs To Be Nighttime
» Lowering Stress In Childhood Improves Heart Health In Adulthood
» Choose Chiropractic First For Chronic Pain

Warm & Roasted Winter Salada

This will fill you up, and bring some green to your plate. Serves 4-6.

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Author: Angela Liddon
Copyright: Glo Bakery Corporation 2008

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Easter Fun Without the Sugar

For many of us celebrating Easter images of brightly coloured foil wrapped chocolate eggs and sugary marshmallow confections are what come to mind. Research has showen increased sugar intake can pose a whole hose of health challenges, including reduced immune system function; if you are looking for ways to minimize the sugar and candy in your house, why not ask the Easter Bunny to consider some of the following non-edible treats below:

  • Stickers
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bubbles
  • Play Doh (often available around Easter in egg shaped containers)
  • Hair Accessories
  • Skipping Rope
  • Ball
  • Non-toxic Bubble bath or shower products
  • Fun shaped/themed erasers and pencils
  • Puzzles
  • Gardening tools, planters for them to care for their own plants in
  • Seeds for gardening


Author: Power Health
Source: March 2016 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2016

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March is GREEN Month

Our favourite way to add a little GREEN to each day is chlorella—a unicellular, microscopic green algae that is 2.5 billion years old! It is power-packed with nutrition containing rich store of complete protein, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fibre and its own unique chlorella growth factor (CGF). CGF is the most potent natural source of nucleic acids—our celluar building blocks. 



  • Chlorella works directly to nourish and rejuvenate each of the 60 trillion cells in our bodies.
  • A rich source of chlorophyll, Chlorella can help cleanse, detoxify and purify the body. It provides critical nutrients to normalize body function (especially elimination), support and strengthen the immune system, and promote healthy cellular grown and repair.
  • Chlorella contains all the components essential to life, making it the most nutrituinally potent whole food available. It is so complete, we culd survice on it alone for and extended period of time.

After adding Chlorella to your routine, it take about 3 months of consistent use to achieve the full benefits. Ask us how to put Chlorella to work for the whole family. 

Author: Power Health
Source: March 2016 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2016

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Intestinal health Essential for Optimal Health

Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn and reflux are just a few of the digestive issues patients often discuss with Dr. Chelsea. In fact, they are so common that 2 of the top 5 selling drugs are for digestive problems. It is important to note that digestive dis-ease are also triggering other health challenges such as allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, rashes, acne, fatigue and mood disorders—issues that are often though of as unrelated to intestinal health. 

The state of your intestinal wellness is central to your health. It is "connected to EVERYTHING that happens in your body". The health of your gut determines what nutrients are being absorbed by your body, and what toxins and pathogens are kept out—this health is determined by the function of three main components:

  1. Your gut microbiome contains 500 species and over 3 pounds of bacteria that provide a "chemical factory" helping to digest food, regulate hormones, excrete toxins, and produce vitamins. The populations of the beneficial species must be supported to help keep any harmful microbes in check.
  2. Mucosal lining. Your body is protected from harmful pathogens in the gut by a protective layer that is one cell layer thick. Damage from food allergies, overactive immune responses and inflamation can compromise this lining.
  3. Entric nervous system—your second brain located within the gut actually contains more neurotransmitters than your brain. It is in constant communication with your brain to coordinate and maintain your body's functions.

These three components can be damaged by a Western diet high in processed foods, overuse of medication like acid blockers, anti-inflammatories, anti-biotics, steroids and hormones, toxins like mercury and mold, stress and lack of digestive enzyme function.


You can support your intestinal health by eating whole, unprocessed foods, removing foods from your diet that cause digestive stress, reducing sugar to minimize overgrowth of harmful microbes, replenish digestive enzymes, encourage healthy gut flora with with qualtiy probiotics, decrease inflammation with quality fish oil, and provide healing amino acids with bone broth. And because your nervous system coordinates and executes all healing make sure to get checked regularly by Dr. Chelsea! Your health is in your hands, no need to find a Leprechaun's gold. 


infomation adapted from "How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health" by Mark Hyman, MD on February 11, 2013




Author: Power Health
Source: March 2016 Newsletter
Copyright: Power Health 2016

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Nighttime Needs To Be Nighttime

Artificial nighttime light may be a significant contributor to obesity, according to new research. In the study, researchers found that nighttime light along with lack of exercise and poor diet accounted for approximately 73 percent of the variation in rates of obesity and excess weight among women and 68 percent among men. Another very recent study found those using tablets for 30 minutes prior to attempting sleep were not only less tired, but their electrical brain activity was also modified. Researchers believe artificial light later in the evening contributes to both unhealthy weight gain and lack of tiredness by suppressing melatonin – a hormone essential in regulating sleep cycles as it anticipates the daily onset of darkness. Using artificial light later in the day when your body begins preparing for sleep confuses the body and as shown by new research, is associated with negative consequences including both unhealthy weight gain and difficulty in getting to sleep. If you’re experiencing unwelcomed weight gain and difficulty in getting and staying asleep, try cutting out all computer work and exposure to bright lights at least 1-2 hours prior to bedtime.

Source: International Journal of Obesity, online 2/23/16. Sleep Medicine, online 3/1/16.
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Lowering Stress In Childhood Improves Heart Health In Adulthood

Want to lower your child’s risk for heart disease later in life? Provide them with a happy, low stress environment and you will have done so, according to a new study. In the study, adults who stated to experiencing less stress in their childhood years were 15 percent less likely to have calcium deposits in their arteries - calcium deposits contribute to narrowing of blood vessels and increase the risk for heart attacks. While researchers have a few theories as to why stress in childhood appears to lead to increased cardiovascular disease later in life, the important thing is to provide your child with a low stress environment. After all, there’s plenty of time for stress later in life, as many of us know!

Source: JAMA Pediatrics, online March 14, 2016.
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Choose Chiropractic First For Chronic Pain

According to new proposed guidelines for opioids and chronic pain set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC is recommending conservative forms of pain management for those suffering from chronic pain as an initial treatment option, such as chiropractic care. The side effects associated with opioid usage for chronic pain can be severe and at times even deadly. Thus, the CDC is now advising physicians to first recommend conservative care in the treatment of chronic pain. Fortunately, chronic pain associated with the back, neck, spine and extremities can often times can be managed very successfully through safe, natural chiropractic care when delivered by a licensed doctor of chiropractic. If you are suffering from chronic pain, we urge you to call your local doctor of chiropractic today and schedule a no-obligation consultation to see if chiropractic care may be able to help, without all the negative side effects associated with drugs and surgery.

Source: Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, online 12/9/15
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