Spinal Wellness Center Newsletter
We have some great stories to share with you about some of the amazing transformations happening in the office! We also have interesting articles about preventing osteoporosis, the importance of chiropractic care for kids, and the latest research about running barefoot. Check it out!
In This Issue
- Our Featured Practice Member: Lisa Lofgren
- Office Success Stories
- Use Nature’s “Glue” for Stronger Bones
- New ABC™ website!
- Kids and Chiropractic
- Barefoot Running
- Welcome New Practice Members!
|Office Success Stories
Chiropractic is the largest drugless health profession in the world. It is used by the large majority of professional athletes and celebrities.
It works by removing interference from the communication lines between the brain and the body (the Nervous System). We get to see miraculous changes in people every day we practice. In addition to Lisa’s story above, here are SOME success stories of the past few weeks:
There are many more, but you get the picture!
This type of thing is happening in certified ABC™ offices around the English-speaking world. The science of effectively analyzing and correcting bodies is now available, but it might take another generation to become common knowledge.(see new ABC™ website given below.)
We are right here in Ithaca. Be a hero to someone you know and forward this newsletter on to him or her. Both of you will be glad you took the time to do so!
| Use Nature’s “Glue” for Stronger Bones
Dr. Al Sears, Jan 1, 2010
In spite of what you hear on TV, calcium supplements have little to do with the strength of your bones. Taking calcium supplements will give you a short-term boost in bone density, but that’s it. Over time, your hormones will work against the extra calcium and actually leave your bones more brittle than before.
Consider this: The U.S. has the highest intake of calcium, yet our rates of osteoporosis are the highest in the world. Countries with lower intakes of calcium have lower rates of hip fracture and osteoporosis.1
Most doctors and the media still insist you pop calcium pills and drink plenty of milk.
Fortunately, the solution is simple. I’m talking about vitamin K2. Vitamin K naturally comes in two forms. The first is vitamin K1. This is the type normally found in green, leafy vegetables and helps mainly with blood clotting. Vitamin K2, on the other hand, is responsible for regulating calcium.
Chances Are You’re Not Getting Enough
The end result? It can’t glue itself to the bone and create new bone tissue. Over time, the bone becomes porous and weak, making it prone to fracture. The scary part is that it’s all too easy to be K2-deficient. That’s because it occurs in very small quantities in the diet compared to K1. Because of this, most people get 10 times more K1 in their diets than K2. The good news is, there are a few K2-rich sources of food that are accessible and cheap. I’ll share those with you in just a moment. But first, you should know that frail bones aren’t the only reason you want to make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of K2…
Osteoporosis Means Bad News for Your Heart
This Overlooked Nutrient Could Save Your Life
to Get More of Nature’s “Glue”
You don’t need much vitamin K2 to reap the benefits. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re getting enough to keep your bones strong and your heart healthy:
1. Egg Yolks – I’ve been telling my patients for years to eat them. Eggs are not the enemy. So eat them without fear. Not only will you get a good dose of K2, but you’ll also get plenty of vitamins and nutrients. Whenever possible, choose cage-free, vegetarian-fed eggs.
2. Organ Meats – If you’ve got a taste for it, liver is an excellent choice. Personally, I love liver and onions. Make sure you get your organ meats from grass-fed, free-range cattle.
3. Natto – This ancient Japanese dish contains, by far, the highest concentrations of K2. Natto is made of soybeans that have been fermented with the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. In Japan, it’s a popular breakfast food. Some grocery stores usually carry it. But you can also check local Asian markets in your area. I must warn you though, Natto is an acquired taste.
4. Organic or Raw Whole Milk – Make sure you go organic. And if it’s possible, I would even recommend raw milk. Many states have co-ops that will sell it to you. Make sure you check your city and state laws though, as some states have made it illegal to purchase raw milk.
5. Traditionally Fermented Cheese – Two cheeses in particular have moderately high amounts of K2. Swiss Emmental and Norwegian Jarlsberg.
6. Menaquinone (MK-7) – Supplementing is always a good option. Make sure it’s the MK-7 form of vitamin K2. This is usually made out of a Natto extract. Be sure to choose a supplement that’s been extracted from non-genetically modified (non-GMO) soybeans. You can find MK-7 at your local health-food store. I recommend 45 to 90 mcg per day.
Willett W. Calcium: too much of a good thing? Report from the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Roundtable.
Check out the New Official ABC™web site!
The official ABC™ site has been completely redone! It is set up mostly for doctors interested in learning the basis of this work, but can also work for interested practice members.
Have you ever wondered what other ABC doctors around the world are like? You get to meet 6 of them on the front page. You’ll soon see we’re not the only ones having fun changing lives!
And don’t forget ABCmiracles.com
Kids and Chiropractic
Your chiropractor’s goal is to assist your body to regain optimal functioning by removing blockages and deep stress so that balance and harmony among your body’s systems can be restored. That is especially important for children.Throughout your children’s lifetimes – from infancy into adulthood – chiropractic care can help ensure your child’s physical and emotional health. Over a century of success in helping children regain and retain their health has made chiropractic the healthcare of choice for millions of parents and their children throughout the world.
Chiropractors are specially trained to locate and release blockages commonly caused by tiny misalignments of the structural system. These blockages (called subluxations) create dis-ease (disharmony) which can lead to lowered resistance to disease, organ malfunction, poor posture, pain, and physical and emotional illness.(1)
Chiropractors have helped babies suffering from nearly every condition imaginable: colic, vomiting, sleeping problems, tonsillitis, vision and hearing problems and many, many others. (2-4)
It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently, less severely, have less or no ear infections and take less (or no) antibiotics and other drugs. (5-7) Many conditions such as asthma and allergies have responded to chiropractic care as well. (8-9)
In addition there are reports of chiropractic care helping children suffering from autism. Some of these children have been reevaluated and later re-diagnosed as normal after chiropractic care. (10-11)
Academic PerformanceBoth clinical reports and research have reported chiropractic’s success with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), lack of energy or “low mental stamina”, anxiety and behavioral problems. (12-13)
Improvements in coordination and athletic ability have also been noted as a result of chiropractic care. (14-18) Chiropractors are “team doctors” for athletes in all kind of sports from tennis, swimming, golf and track-and-field to football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, handball, rugby, soccer and Olympic and professional teams. Chiropractic care helps athletes function at their peak to maintain their “competitive edge.” (19)
Chiropractors can help prevent injury by keeping your child balanced and functioning free of spine and structural stress. Chiropractic care can prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones, without the use of drugs or surgery. (20)
If your child is suffering from any of the following, it is essential to get his/her body checked for subluxations:
Chiropractic care for children makes a big difference no matter what their age. Keep your children healthy, ensure their natural self-healing ability functions at its peak and help them grow into their physical and emotional potential with chiropractic.
How humans ran comfortably and safely before the invention of shoes. A nice article from Harvard U.
Welcome to our New Practice Members from February and March!
– Referred by Alana M.
John P.- Ithaca, NY
Nycki R. – Venice Center, NY
Didi H.- Ithaca, NY
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– Referred by Roy H.
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Todd C. – Painted Post, NY
Paul T. – Trumansburg, NY
– Referred by Alex P.
Francine D. – Alpine, NY
Yvonne P. –
Referred by Anna P.
Dana H. –
Referred by Francine D.
Luke M. – Brooktondale, NY
Referred by Marty K.
Samantha F. – Ithaca, NY
Referred by Mike L.
– Referred by Alana M.
– Referred by Abby A.
We reach the public through referrals from great practice members like YOU!
|Sincerely, Pierre Gremaud, DC
Spinal Wellness Center
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