December 2016 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • Upper Neck Alignment and Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program
  • Lighthouse Youth Services Holiday Drive
  • Office Closing at 12:30 PM on 12/23 through end of 2016
  • The Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom
  • Essential Oil Classes: 12/3 and 12/10
  • Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy


Upper Neck Alignment Effects Neurodegenerative Processes in the Body

The Study “The Role of the Cranio-cervical Junction in Cranio-spinal Hydrodynamics and Neurodegenerative Conditions” study published in Neurology Research International shows that misalignment in the upper neck can play a role in many neurodegenerative diseases.

From the abstract: “Faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics may also play a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and motor neuron diseases, as well as other neurological condition’s including migrates, silent-strokes, seizures, psychosis, schizophrenia, depression, and mania.  Manual and surgical methods for correcting obstructions as well as manipulation of blood and CSF flow, may help to restore or improve faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics in certain cases and decrease the prevalence, progression and severity of neurodegenerative and other neurological conditions.”

Standard Process 21-day Purification Program

Are you looking for a great way to ‘reset’ your health? Maybe you would like to:

  • improve your health, energy, sleep and nutrition
  • lose weight
  • drop dependence on sugar or caffeine
  • improve blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure
  • join a group of people also making a 21-day commitment to better health habits.

Join us for the Standard Process 21-day Purification Program in January!

The purification program is designed to give your digestive system the nutrients and rest that it needs to heal and improve function. You will eat healthy meals throughout program (it’s not a fast) and also take several Standard Process supplements to help your digestive system.View my video for more details.

I will be participating again this year as I like to give my body a healthy reset to start the year. Last year around 35 people participated in the January program last year with great results.  Click here to read some of the experiences people shared with me.

We will have a kickoff class at Thrive on Thursday, January 5th at 7:00 PM. At this class we will go over the details to insure your success.

We are taking orders now for the purification kits. The total cost for the program is $209 + tax. We will need your order by Dec. 19th in order to have the kit ready for you on January 5th. Email or call us to sign up and get started or to ask any questions.

You are also welcome to attend the class to learn more and we can order kits to ship to the office or directly to your house within a couple days should you decide to join us. If you are unable to attend the class, you may still participate. We have tips and advice we can email you so you can start on your own.

Lighthouse Youth Services Holiday Gift Drive

Again this year, Thrive Chiropractic will be participating in a Holiday Gift Drive benefiting Lighthouse Youth Services.  Lighthouse offers many social services benefiting children in Southwest Ohio. They offer the only 24/7 sanctuary for homeless, abused and abandoned youth in the area and they service 550 youth and families in their residential facility. Lighthouse Youth Services is the largest provider of foster care in Hamilton County and offers 19 different programs benefiting youth and young adults.

Above is a list of items Lighthouse needs.  We will be collecting items now through Monday December 12.  The agency has requested the gifts be unwrapped

Dates Office will be Closed in December

The chiropractic office will be closing at 12:30 PM on December 23rd and will remain closed December 26th-30th for chiropractic appointments. We will open Monday, January 2nd at 8:30 AM.

Please inquire with Allyson, Chrisanthi and Kelly for individual massage or acupuncture appointments upstairs as they will have varying availability.

Use Your Insurance Benefits by Year End

Have you met your deductible for 2016? If so, you may have little or no out-of-pocket cost for chiropractic for the rest of the year depending on the details of your plan. Contact us if you would like us to check your plan and let you know your costs.

Similarly, you may have funds in a medical savings account that you must use prior to the end of the calendar year. You may purchase a package of adjustments to use in the future so you do not lose this money!

Please don’t forget you can always use HSA funds or FSA funds for chiropractic care at any point during the year.

The Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) such as Prilosec and Prevacid, used to treat reflux and stomach ulcers, are one of the most commonly prescribed medications. Recent studies show that PPI’s may be more harmful than helpful. In this article, Chris Kresser discusses the various side effects of PPI’s such as altering the microbes in your gut, limiting your ability to absorb important nutrients, increasing the risk of cardiovascular events, and more.

Instead of using PPI’s, Kresser suggests alternatives to combat reflux, including diet change to treat low stomach acid and bacterial overgrowth.

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom – H.B. 564

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom (OAMF) is a non partisan group advocating for your right to choose or refuse any medical treatment and/or medical procedure.

Ohio House Bill 564 proposes the elimination of parental philosophical objections for certain vaccines. It is my position that we must have personal choice over medical interventions, especially for those that have inherent risks.

This link offers a form to keep you updated on any proposals or changes in the state legislature that may effect your personal health care choices.

Essential Oil Classes

December 3rd at 11:00 AM – Holiday Party

Spice up your holiday season this year with doTerra essential oils! We will share what oils to use to stay healthy through this busy time of year, how to infuse oils into your favorite holiday recipes and create holiday room sprays and blends sure to evoke the magic of the season. We will be serving Peppermint Hot Cocoa and Warm Cinnamon Apples while sampling all that doTerra has to offer. DoTerra.

RSVP to Kristin Worley at 513-739-5977 or [email protected].

December 10th at 10:00 AM – Golden Teardrops

Frankincense resin described by some as golden teardrops has been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes for more than 5,000 years. We will delve into the history as well as the emotional and spiritual aspect of this amazing oil.

Join us for hot tea and something baked using Einkorn flour and essential oils.  What’s Einkorn flour? Come and find out! Prefer coffee? Head over to Deeper Roots Coffee and get a cup to go.

I will also bring my latest aromatherapy books for people to browse through. Hope to see you at our last class of the year.

Please  RSVP to [email protected], call or text at 513-720-0682. Class is free.

Recipe of the Month: Slower Cooker Chicken and Gravy

December is an incredibly busy month for many people and it can be hard to squeeze in a healthy, home-cooked meal. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy recipe from Nom Nom Paleo helps solve that problem. It is a quick, hearty winter meal with a delicious Paleo gravy that tastes great over everything.