September 2018 Health Newsletter

 



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» Inside Healing - Smarter Than a Bandage
» Fall Back Into Health & Giving Thanks
» Stuffed Butternut Squash
» September 2018 Calendar and Monthly Affirmation
» Back Pain Sufferers Reduce Disability with Chiropractic Care
» Regular Exercise Is Great for Mental Health – But Watch Out for Too Much

Inside Healing - Smarter Than a Bandage  

"Great health is your body’s natural state. You are pre-programmed to function optimally. You came out of the box this way. It’s your birth right! Sickness primarily occurs when there is interference to the body’s innate ability to heal itself."

 

Does healing come from the outside, or the inside?  Learn more about the interaction between diet, rest, exercise, alignment of the spine and mental attitude.  Download your free copy of Inside Healing

Author:Scott E. Rosenthal
Source:ICPA
Copyright:ICPA 2017


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Fall Back Into Health & Giving Thanks  

Fall Back Into Health… In so many ways September like January, marks a new beginning.  Routines are restarting, seasons are changing, goals are being reaffirmed.  We would like to welcome you!  Whether you are returning to your care after a busy summer, visiting our office for the first time, or coming to get checked as part of your regular care plan… welcome!

We are thankful that you have chosen Power Health to care for yourself and your family.  We would like to show our appreciation by announcing our annual turkey draw!

September 24 - October 3, 2018

When you are in office September 24 - October 3 2018, share something you are thankful for and be entered to win an all -  natural, organic turkey and $50 giftcard to Save-On Foods.  Draw will be made on October 3, just in time to share Thanksgiving with those special to you! 

Some facts about gratitude:

 

Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.

Gratitude improves physical health.

Gratitude improves psychological health.

Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.

Grateful people sleep better.

Gratitude improves self-esteem.

Gratitude fosters mental resilience.

 

Author:Power Health
Source:September 2018 Newsletter
Copyright:Power Health 2018


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Stuffed Butternut Squash  

A warm and satisfying way to enjoy the seasonal squashes. 

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Adapted from spoonuniversity.com

 2 butternut squashes

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup quinoa

2 cup water

3 cups kale

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Zest & juice of 1/2 orange

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Sea salt and pepper to taste

 

  1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Halve eac squash, remove seeds and place face up on baking sheet.  Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.
  2.  Meanwhile, boil 2 cups of water.  Add quinoa and reduce heat to medium.  Cover and let cook for 12-15 minutes, or until most of the water is absorbed.  Remove from heat.  Let sit, covered.
  3.  In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Add kale and cook for 4 minutes, until wilted.  Add garlic and season.  Cook for 30 seconds, then add juice, zest, and cranberries.  Stir and remove from heat.
  4.  Scoop out the squash, leaving enough to form a bowl.  Combine the squash, quinoa and kale mixture.  Stuff back into the squash “bowls”.  Return to the oven to bake for another 5-10 minutes.

 

 

Author:Grace Becker
Source:September 2018 Newsletter
Copyright:spoonuniversity.com 2017


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September 2018 Calendar and Monthly Affirmation  

Calendar of Events

September 3—Office closed

September 14—Office closed

October 3—Patient Appreciation draw for Turkey

October 8—Office closed, Thanksgiving

October 14—Bare Bones Run... join us!  Register here

 

Monthly Affirmation 

I am calm, and in control of my day.  My purpose is clear.  I take action.

 

Author:Power Health
Source:September 2018 Newsletter
Copyright:Power Health 2018


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Back Pain Sufferers Reduce Disability with Chiropractic Care  

Chiropractic care for back pain has been proven to provide pain relief while improving mobility and function. Now, a recent study provides evidence that chiropractic care can not only reduce back pain but also lessen disability in patients. The study focused on 750 United States military service members still on active duty. All were being treated for lower back pain. Traditional measures such as physical therapy as well as drugs were used.  Then, half of the group were treated by a chiropractor. The chiropractic methods used included spinal manipulation as well as special exercises. In just six weeks, the military service members who received the chiropractic treatments had less back pain and less disability. The research was led by Dr. Christine Goertz of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She told Reuters that the treatments may help muscles heal while improving mobility in the body. They may also help manage pain by changing how pain is perceived. Back pain in the lumbar spine (lower back) affects one in five adult Americans. With painkillers such as opioids leading to increasing addictions, safe, natural treatments like chiropractic care are increasingly sought after. If you're suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint related pain, contact your local doctor of chiropractic today!

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:JAMA Network Open, online May 18, 2018.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018


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Regular Exercise Is Great for Mental Health – But Watch Out for Too Much  

According to a study of 1.2 million adults across the U.S., people who engage in regular exercise report an overall healthier mental state than non-active or sedentary people. However, more exercise is not necessarily better for mental health. According to this research, daily exercisers actually report less mental wellbeing. This means, just like anything else, moderation is key to reap the health benefits of physical activity. And, according to the study, all kinds of exercise counts, including housework, mowing the lawn, caring for children, fishing, gym sessions, running, walking, and more. Researchers have continually proven that exercise can have major positive health effects, including lowered risks for stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. However, the link between good mental health and exercise is less certain. While the researchers in this particular study were able to positively link exercise to healthy mindsets, they weren’t able to demonstrate cause and effect. The study asked adults across the U.S. to give a ballpark estimate of how often during the previous month they would say their mental health was "not good" due to emotional issues, including those related to stress and depression. In addition, these adults reported their exercise habits during the previous month, including how long each session lasted. One major takeaway from the study: People who exercised regularly reported experiencing less mental health issues. In total, the exercisers reported 43% fewer days with mental health issues than non-exercisers.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:The Lancet Psychiatry. Volume 5, Issue 9, P692-693, September 01, 2018.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018


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