Newsletter – November 2019

Welcome to the following New Patients!

Sharlene M. Spencer S.

Noah W. Alicia B.

Jennifer P. Scott L.

Kimberly W. Joseph M.

Andrew F. Andrew M.

Matt P.

Welcome Back!

Patrick E.

Thank you for your referrals!

Jamie W. Tom W.

Ally S. Emma G.

Renee M. Jenny W.

 

OUT OF THE OFFICE:

The office will be CLOSED Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving. We will be OPEN that week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday November 25th – 27th.

 

Patient Appreciation Day

Thank you to everyone who participated this year in patient appreciation day. We had a strong turnout and were thrilled to be able to celebrate the day with so many of you!

We asked our youngest patients to decorate a poster with words that describe how chiropractic helps them feel, and got responses of Better, Happy and Healthy! We have some smart pretty smart chiropractic patients growing up, if you ask me!

With your generosity we collected over 80 grocery bags of food and household goods as well as $954.00 in monetary donations!

THANK YOU!

 

CONDITION OF THE MONTH

Nutrition

Have you noticed how infrequently Dr. Borski and Dr Baker are ill? They each do several things to make sure they stay well so they can care for their patients without interruption. They actively work at it! Here are their “secrets” for mostly good health:

Get adjusted regularly to keep the nervous system working at peak performance to help other systems and immune function stay at optimal levels.

Eat organic as much as possible. If you really want to feel better, get rid of unexplained aches and pains, reduce your chances of getting arthritis, cancer, diabetes, MS, ALS, heart disease/cholesterol issues, unexplained headaches, fatigue, syndrome x, and or high blood pressure you have to change what you eat!

One thing that has been made clear is that you can take great

supplements of all kinds but if you continue to eat a typical American diet it won’t make a big enough difference. Here’s a few GOOD CHOICES to keep in mind:

Almonds (raw nuts)

Fish

Lean protein

Fruits and veggies

Garlic, ginger, turmeric (spices)

Dark chocolate

Red wine (  preservatives)

Get enough rest. This is so important and often corners are cut here. If you have irregular hours this will greatly affect your health negatively over time. Doubly important when it comes to children!

Take supplements. Our food supply is very poor nutritionally compared to decades ago, full of toxins and most of us don’t consistently make wise choices- we eat a heavy western diet

Size, lifestyle, age and health history will affect the supplements and amounts different people need. With that in mind here is a list of supplements we find beneficial to consider as a good starting point:

A good multi-vitamin (QUALITY is everything!)

Calcium-Magnesium

EPA/DHA; fish/cod liver oil

CoQ10

Vitamin D

Remember the Dynamic Health Drink can supply some of these nutrients as well as digestive and proteolytic enzymes, which we need more as we age.

Exercise – do a little something everyday for even 30 minutes. Do something you enjoy!

Each day is a new opportunity to regain your health!

 

Seasonal Back Pain and Injury

Fall and winter activities, specifically leaf raking and snow shoveling, can place great strain and stress on the spine.

Snow shoveling accounts for 11,500 hospital visits per year

Leaf raking caused 38,000 injuries in 2018

GOOD NEWS! Raking and shoveling burns calories. A 180-pound person burns 180 calories in 30 minutes while shoveling!

There are many factors that lead to injury, including:

  • Over-exertion
  • Poor posture
  • Falls/slips
  • Ignoring warning signs
  • Improper footwear
  • Using wrong equipment
  • Unstable foundation

Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington received 1,224.5 inches of snow fall in a year (Feb, 1971 through Feb. 1972). That’s as high as a 10-story building.

YES, 10 STORIES!

 

PREVENTING SEASONAL INJURIES

  • Stretch- pay attention to neck, back, and shoulder muscles
  • Maintain an upright position and avoid twisting
  • Bend from the knees, not the back
  • Choose an appropriate sized shovel/rake
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Push the snow, do not lift it
  • Don’t overload to shovel
  • Don’t over-reach when raking, use small strokes
  • Don’t lift heavy bags

And of course, support with Foot Levelers custom orthotics.

  • Create a stable and balanced foundation
  • Add more comfort to normally uncomfortable boots
  • Help relieve strain on joints and soft tissue

https://www.footlevelers.com/

 

Happy Thanksgiving

 

Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 pkg 3.4 oz instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup poppyseed (or less)
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel

Directions:

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Rest of ingredients fold together until well moistened. Pour into greased 9x5x3” loaf pan.

Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (I bake mine for 1 hour and 10 minutes).

Press the top of load to make sure it is not soft or jello-like because than its not baked enough

Thank you Darlene O.