June 2022 Newsletter
One Room Available on 2nd Floor of Office in September
We are both happy and sad to announce that a room will be available soon on our second floor. Happy to welcome a new person here, but sad to see the fantastic Lauren Wales go. Actually, we are very happy for Lauren, also, as she will be moving to Florida to embark on an exciting new chapter. She will be missed greatly as an exceptional massage therapist, doula and friend.
We look forward to welcoming one more new practitioner to join us. Massage therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, etc. - any great service in the health field will be considered.
Check out this linkfor more info and please pass on to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you!
Special June & July Offer For Thrive Clients
A note and special offer from my wife, Dina:
For a limited time I’ll be offering complimentary 25-minute consultations which include assessment & plan (which you receive). This first meeting is the perfect opportunity to learn more about my approach, get an assessment, learn how coaching could help your life and any goals/desires you may have, and feel out if we are a right fit for one another - plus, you can ask any questions you might have!
To schedule your complimentary consultation in-person Wednesday afternoons at the Thrive Office see this link!
To schedule your complimentary consultation virtually (a Zoom chat from the comforts of your home/office) see this link!
I specialize in helping women find their flow, and integrate the many parts of their lives with more intuition, less restriction - mind, body, nutrition, and lifestyle. There’s no obligation to sign up for coaching with this meeting, it’s simply a chance for us to learn more about one another and see "what if" ..what if now, what if in the fall, what would that be like - which is a great energy in summer with so much life and possibility happening around us. I look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions Contact me and ask away.
Meet our new puppy, River!
We welcomed an 8-week old Weimaraner puppy to our house a couple weeks ago. I look forward to bringing him to the office once he is trained to greet all of you dog lovers out there.
New Paint and Awning at the Building
A few people have told us they drove by the office building and forgot to stop because they did not see our old yellow awning. Be on the lookout for the new colors on the front of the office!
Chris Kresser on Aspirin and Acupuncture
Acupuncturist Chris Kresser had several great points in his recent email:
- Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended for prevention of cardiovascular disease
As you may know, current U.S. guidelines suggest that people who are middle-aged or older take low-dose aspirin daily to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is revising that recommendation because the risks of daily aspirin use (which include potentially fatal bleeding events) outweigh the potential benefits in people with no pre-existing heart disease.
- Ibuprofen use may worsen chronic back pain
A study out of McGill University in Canada found that taking ibuprofen for acute pain conditions may increase the risk of developing chronic pain. While the mechanism is not yet clear, researchers believe that the inflammation that occurs shortly after an injury has a protective effect long term, and that overly suppressing that inflammation with ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs may interfere with the healing process.
Some natural alternatives to Aspirin can be found here.
Homemade Baby Formula Recipe
Commercial baby formula is in short supply right now. Here is a homemade version that Dina and I used for awhile to help supplement the twins' breastmilk. It is designed to mirror as many of the nutrients and fats of breastmilk as closely as possible.
Recipe of the Month: Grilled Taco Burgers