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Friday, March 22, 2013

Here's Another Great Weight Loss Alternative


A friend of mine recently had super success with a program called Medifast. When I saw his before and after pictures, and saw his “numbers”- both weight loss and blood panels, I was blown away. In only three months, he made significant progress in not only improving his looks, but his health.
Medifast allows you to eat 6 times a day. They provide 5 of the meals, and you fill in with a sixth “lean and green,” consisting of protein and vegetables. It is a healthy, sensible way to manage your weight and your nutrition. Plus, they provide you a strong support system along the way.
If you are interested, I have information in my office, and I would be more than happy to share it. I have photos of my friend that you can look at too. I think you will be more than impressed, like I was. Losing weight is a real challenge for most people, so I am always looking for ways to help. Different programs help different people. This one may be the right one for you -- check it out.

Until next time,

Dr. Sarah
 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pregnant? You need Chiropractic Care!

You are probably thinking, “my aching back could use a break,” and you are right, between 50 and 75 percent of women do complain of low back pain during pregnancy, and chiropractic does significantly reduce their suffering. But that is not the only benefit of chiropractic care that pregnant women can experience.
Subluxations (which are misalignments that can occur with any one of the vertebrae of the spine or any of the bones of the pelvis, affecting the proper functioning of the nervous system) can wreak havoc on both mother and baby. Adjustments to properly align the spine affect many pregnancy related health issues. Take a look at how chiropractic positively impacts pregnancy:

  • Less need for medication, which can harm mother and baby
  • Reduced nausea
  • Shortened labor
  • Less need for caesarean section
  • Reduced premature contractions
  • Controlled premature delivery
  • Reversed breach presentations
  • Overall greater sense of well being

Chiropractic is safe for both mother and baby during pregnancy. I highly recommend you come in for a consultation – if you are in month 1 or month 9. I can make a difference in your pregnancy and delivery, and I want to help!

Until next time,

Dr. Sarah

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Pop Quiz: Is Your Work Space Ergonomically Up-to-Snuff?

I. YOUR EQUIPMENT May Need Adjusting If You Answer “NO” to the Following Questions:
• Can you avoid bending you neck and/or hunching shoulders to hold your phone?
• Is your eye level aligned with the top edge of the computer screen?
• Are your wrists aligned in a neutral posture as you work?
• When you work, is your elbow at about 90 degrees?
• Are you able to view your screen without tipping your head either forward or backward?
• Can you easily view you computer screen or documents without leaning forward?
• Are your shoulders relaxed and your arms down by your side as you use your keyboard/mouse?
• Can you sit all the way back in your chair without pressure against the back of your knees?
• Are the screen contrast and brightness set correctly your visual comfort?
• If you wear bifocals, do you have special glasses for computer work?
• Are you feet supported by the floor or a footrest?
• Does you chair provide good lumbar support?
• Is the copyholder right next to your screen and at the same height and distance from your eyes?

II. YOUR WORK HABITS May Need Modifications If You Answer “NO” to Any of These Questions:
• Are you able to intersperse non-computer work) filing, copying, etc. with our computer work?
• Do your take “micro-breaks” to stand up, stretch, and focus your eyes on something far away?

III. YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT May Need Adjustments If You Answer “NO” to Any of These Questions:
• Is your work are free of any sharp edges against your forearm or wrist?
• Can you reach frequently used items (mouse, files, coffee mug, etc) without stretching?
• Is the screen free of any glare (reflections, white spots) from your work environment?

Working in a perfectly ergonomic environment is seldom possible, but it is wise to be aware of the things that you can change. For those things that still cause stress on your body, chiropractic can help! I see people everyday with issues related to a poor ergonomic environment. Chiropractic care makes a huge difference in their quality of life at work, and of course, in their overall health. Call me today if you feel like work is a “pain in your neck.” I can help!

Until next time,

Dr, Sarah
 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Chiropractic and Fibromyalgia

If you don’t know what “fibro” is, it is a condition characterized by some nasty, chronic symptoms that include fatigue and continuous radiating or shooting pain or burning muscle, tendon and joint pain. Sufferers also endure tender points on the neck, shoulders, chest, rib cage, lower back, thighs, knees, elbows and buttocks, along with increased sensitivity to pain, heat, cold, tough and bright lights. Fibro also brings sleeplessness, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and “brain fog,” depression and anxiety. Pretty rotten line up, wouldn’t you say? And doctors don’t have a cure. They treat mainly with medication to mask the symptoms.
Now for the good news! I can help! Chiropractic has been show to significantly enhance the wellbeing of individuals with fibromyalgia. One study of 15 women who started chiropractic care showed that nine women had a 50% reduction in their pain symptoms, less fatigue and improved sleep quality, and the improvement continued one month afterward. I have multiple patients who have benefited greatly from adjustments and traction. One patient said, “I had so much pain, I could barely sit at my desk during the day. Now I can do my work without pain, and there is a dramatic drop in my neck pain.”
If you, or someone you know, is suffering from fibromyalgia, come and see me, or recommend a visit. You may find that chiropractic will make a tremendous difference in your quality of life.

Until next time,

Dr. Sarah

Data cited from Tedd Koren DC, korenpublications.com

 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Have You Ever Considered Nutraceuticals?

You are probably thinking, nutraWHAT?
Like pharmaceuticals, (drugs) nutraceuticals are, according to Merriam Webster, a foodstuff (as a fortified food or dietary supplement) that provides health benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value. Nutraceuticals have been shown to provide a variety of health benefits including combating free radicals, providing anti-inflammatory activity, helping maintain cholesterol levels and circulation, lessening menstrual cramping, easing joint pain and more.
At Pace Family Chiropractic, our services include one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutritional supplementation in addition to food sensitivity testing and lab testing for various gastrointestinal or metabolic conditions. We work with our patients to ensure that they are eating the right foods and that they are getting optimum nutrition. In addition, we offer a superior line of nutraceuticals by nutraMetrix, for those who need additional nutritional support, or natural alternatives to drug therapy for various health conditions.
I will be writing on some specific nutraceuticals that offer great health benefits in future blogs. Watch for them.

Until next time,

Dr. Sarah
 

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Don't Forget Baby!

Most people never think about infants and chiropractic, but listen to this: spinal adjustments frequently result in “immediate quieting, muscular relaxation and sleepiness!” Now, as a relatively new mom myself, I know THAT sounds like heaven to parents of infants. But wait, there’s more!

I adjust my own children regularly because I know the facts - the birth process alone is a traumatic event which can result in subluxations. In one study of 1,093 newborns, 298 had upper neck stress and early signs of scoliosis. These things can affect a child for the rest of their lives if left untreated. Many of my patients wouldn’t even be my patients if they had chiropractic care when they we infants and children. There are a myriad of conditions that can respond to chiropractic care: difficulty breast feeding; unbalanced face and skull development; foot inversion; nervousness; ear, nose and throat infections; allergies and sleep disorders; and projectile vomiting are just a few.

One doctor of chiropractor recommends six critical exams times in a child’s first year of life:
• After the birth process
• When the baby starts to hold up his or her head
• When the baby sits up
• When the baby starts to crawl
• When the baby starts to stand
• When the baby starts to walk

I want your children to have the best possible start at good health. Bring them in today for a consultation. A simple chiropractic check up now could make a huge difference in the quality of life for your child for years to come.

Until next time,

Dr. Sarah
 

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