Newsletter – February 2020

Welcome to the following New Patients!

Alyssa A. Connie B.

John J. Kylie H.

Barb S. Anthony B. Rhoda F. Adam S.

Welcome Back!

Laurelie G. Mary S.

Marjorie E. Darryl G.

Delbert W. Jaden R.

Thank you for your referrals!

Seth B. Kurt S. x2

Miranda H. Alyse N.

Rachelle N. Ivan H.

Sunny SC. Jamie S.

OUT OF THE OFFICE:

Dr. Borski will be out of the office all day Thursday, February 6th

Dr. Baker will be out of the office all day Friday, February 7th

Condition of the Month

Colds and Flu

Can a chiropractic adjustment cure the common cold?

Recent research suggests that a single chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) to a particular area of the spine may actually help the immune system in combating a cold.

We’ve all heard the expression “the key to a good defense is a good offense”. When it comes to conquering the common cold, the key to a good defense IS a good defense, or, more specifically; a good defense system.

The internal defense system of the human body is our own immune system. The immune system is responsible for fending off all sorts of nasty things, including; bacteria, viruses and a whole host of other creepy crawlies. Every day we encounter millions of these things, yet we manage to get along without much of an issue. It is only when our immune system is compromised or overcome by these viruses, bacteria, etc. that we start to experience the symptoms commonly associated with a cold or flu.

Since your immune system is responsible for killing the virus that causes the common cold, supporting it is the only way to speed the healing process and stay healthy. Good hygiene, proper diet and nutrition and getting enough sleep all play an essential role in supporting your immune system. But there is more…

It is well understood that there is a direct relationship between the immune system and the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The central nervous system receives special protection from the immune system and likewise the integrity of the central nervous system can affect the strength and function of the immune system. A “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” relationship.

In a recent study published in “Chiropractic and Manual Therapies”, researchers looked to see if a single chiropractic adjustment (which does affect the central nervous system) could have a positive affect on the immune system. What they found was that IT DID!

If the master control system of the human body is being stressed it makes sense that the systems intimately involved with it will also be affected. If we support the nervous system through proper spinal function and alignment, then we will ultimately support and strengthen the immune system.

New Recipe:

Comforting Beef Barley Soup

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. 

YIELD: 8 servings (3 quarts).

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 medium carrot, chopped

  • 1 celery rib, chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 4 cups beef broth

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups chopped cooked roast beef

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

Directions

  • 1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat; sauté carrot, celery and onion until tender, 4-5 minutes.

  • 2. Add broth, water, beef, tomatoes, barley and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peas; heat through, about 5 minutes.