Meet the Twins!
Please welcome the two newest members of the Thrive Chiropractic Family. Viviana Grace and Josephine Rose were born on Tuesday, August 11. The girls and Dina are all doing great. What a blessing! Thanks to so many of you for your kindness and support at this special time.
Some of you have asked if I have checked the twins yet for any adjusting needs. I did check them both right away as we know that the birth process is a major stressor to the spine and nerve system. Interestingly, Viviana (first born) had a significant misalignment at her very top part of the neck. This is fairly common for even the best of births. After I adjusted her, within minutes her Apgar score improved dramatically and her physiology improved with better muscle tone, breathing, and color. Josephine (younger sister) checked out in much better shape, presumably as her older sister paved the way for her and made it an easier process.
Research shows that it is valuable to check babies for subluxations after birth to give infants the best start possible. Start Healthy! Stay Healthy!
- Kinematic Imbalances Due to Suboccipital Strain in Newborns
- Journal of Manual Medicine, June 1992, pages 151 -156.
- Heat rate changes in response to mild mechanical irritation of the high cervical spinal cord region in infants
- Forensic Science International, August 28, 2002, Pages 168-176
Space Available: BodyWorker or Health Practitioner
In October we will open the upstairs area. Look for more details in the next newsletter.
Schedule Change on Friday Sept. 4th and Labor Day
We will be opening at 11:00 am on Friday September 4 and will be closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.
Massage Therapist Kelly Nickel will schedule by appointment as always.
Intake of Saturated and Trans Unsaturated Fats and Risk of Mortality, Heart Disease and Type-2 Diabetes
McMaster University in Canada completed a review of several observational studies on the intake of saturated fats and trans fats and their association with all cause mortality, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. The results show that in these multiple studies there is no correlation between the intake of saturated fats and these diseases.
There is however a correlation between the intake of trans fats and mortality, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Saturated fats come from animal products such as milk, egg yolks and meats, along with some chocolate and coconut oil. Trans fats are created through industrial modifications and are found in processed foods.
This is further evidence to keep a strong intake of healthy fats like butter, coconut oil, ghee, and meat from pastured animals.
Work Less and Get More Done
New research shows that productivity decreases significantly after working 50 hours in a week. After 55 hours of work, productivity stops completely. Working 70 hours a week is no more productive than working 55 hours. Effectively disconnecting during the weekend is extremely important. This article from The Good Men Project gives 10 ways to unwind during the weekend that will lead to more productivity during the workweek.
The Link Between Gut Bacteria and Anxiety
A new study from Oxford University has shown a precursory connection between healthy gut bacteria and mental health. Healthy adults were given either a placebo or a prebiotic supplement that increases the "good" bacteria in the gut. Those given the prebiotics responded less to negative stimuli and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Both of these are similar to patients who are take depression or anti-anxiety medications.
Recipe of the Month:
This lemonade from my old classmate Dr. Jockers is filled with anti-oxidants and electrolytes and tastes sweet even without any sugar.
Roast Root Vegetables With Pancetta Bacon
This delicious recipe from Chris Kesser is filled with great root vegetables that are coming into season as autumn begins