August 2014 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • Make note the chiropractic office is closed on Monday August 4th
  • Holistic Health Fair on August 16 at Flourish Massage in Ft. Mitchell
  • Essential Oils Class on September 6 at Thrive.
  • Learn proper sleeping position and save $10 off Pillo-Pedic Pillows
  • Assemble a delicious Asparagus Arugula salad
  • Learn not to fear Cholesterol

Office Closed on Monday, August 4

If you’re looking to get adjusted soon, come to the office today as Dr. Pete will not be in the office on Monday August 4th. Kelly Nickel and Zach Franke will still be available at the office for massage and health coaching, respectively.

Holistic Health Fair Sat. 8/16 in Northern Kentucky

Flourish Massage is hosting a holistic health fair from 10-5 on Saturday 8/16. We are excited to attend (we’ll be there in the morning). There are great opportunities to meet local vendors, see demos, products and classes. Here is a summary from Flourish owner Kristin Worley:

Bring your children and families to the 1st Annual Learn to Flourish Holistic Health Fair, as Ms. Worley is proud to present over 30 Eco- friendly, Earth Inspired, Community minded Wellness professionals in an open-air market, to be held rain or shine onsite at Flourish Massage & Bodywork.

Come experience free workshops, classes and demos throughout the day while sampling a multitude of diverse types of bodywork, holistic coaching, yoga, personal training, chiropractic, aromatherapy & essential oil consulting, weight loss alternatives, organic cooking, and so much more! Enjoy fresh, healthy local foods and artisan products while exploring opportunities to meet leaders in the Tri-State holistic health community. The Learn to Flourish Fair is open to the public and admission is free!

August Sale on Pillo-Pedic Pillows at the Office

People typically underestimate how important it is to maintain proper spinal alignment while sleeping. Fitful nights and stiff, sore necks upon waking often are often brought about due to a pillow or pillows that cradle the head in an awkward position for several hours.

Your pillow should keep your spine in a neutral position from the upper back through the neck if you are lying on your side. If you are sleeping on your back, the pillow should support a healthy curve in your neck. Most pillows unfortunately force the upper neck and skull to be pushed forward and up, which exacerbates the poor health consequences of forward head position.

If you think you may need a new pillow, take advantage of $10 off our Pillo-Pedic Pillows this month. They are now available for $50 rather than $60. There are two styles of pilllows and various sizes that we can help you select so that whether you are a side sleeper, back sleeper, or a combination… we can find the right pillow for you.

Cholesterol: How important is this number?

Most of us are bombarded with suggestions from pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, and doctors  to get our cholesterol checked. “What’s your number?” If it only was this simple!

Unfortunately cholesterol has been vilified in recent years. Cholesterol is a vital nutrient and important for our bodies to work optimally. This brief article from a MD in Oklahoma reveals his frustrations with the epic, mythical importance of the cholesterol ‘number’.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about cholesterol, thanks to Dr. Mercola.

Essential Oils: What’s All the Excitement About?

Are you curious how Essential Oils work? You are invited to a free introduction and demonstration of essential oils on Saturday morning, September 6th at 10:30 AM at Thrive. Margaret Morris will be teaching the class. You will learn:

  • What are essential oils?
  • What are their medicinal properties?
  • How are they used?
  • Is Quality Important?

Bring your tea or coffee! Together we will explore the amazing world of essential oils. This is also your chance to get your aromatherapy questions answered!
Please RSVP to Margaret Morris at 513-720-0682 or [email protected].

Recipe of the Month: Asparagus Arugula Salad

This salad is satisfying and multiplies easily, thanks to Primal Palate for sharing this easy recipe. Let us know if you like it!


1/2 cup asparagus, sliced
2 cups arugula
2 tsp avocado oil
2 tsp Balsamic vinegar


Toss arugula with asparagus.
Drizzle with avocado oil and balsamic vinegar.