December 2017 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • New Afternoon Office Hours
  • Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Use Insurance Benefits before End of Year
  • Lighthouse Youth Services Gift Drive
  • Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse
  • Recipe of the Month: Pomegranate, Pear and Avocado Salad.


New Chiropractic Hours

Beginning December 1st, the afternoon hours for chiropractic visits will change. Our morning hours will stay the same. Please see new schedule:

MON: 8:30am–12:30pm & 2:30pm–6:00pm
TUE: Closed
WED: 8:30am–12:30pm & 2:30pm–6:00pm
THU: 2:30pm–6:00pm
FRI: 8:30am–12:30pm & 2:30pm–5:30pm

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!

In this video Dr. Pete gives a brief explanation of the program as well as introduces new shake flavor options.

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.

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 with great results.

We will have a kickoff class at Thrive on January 3, 2018 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.Chocolate and Vanilla flavors are now available! 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. 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.

Holiday Schedule

The chiropractic office will be closed Monday December 25th and Monday, January 1st. 

Use your Insurance Benefits by the End of the Year

Have you met your deductible for 2017?  Depending on your plan you may have little or no out-of-pocket costs for chiropractic care for the rest of the year. Similarly, you may have funds in a medical saving account that must be used before 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.

Remember, you can always use HSA or FSA funds for chiropractic care at any point in the year.

Lighthouse Youth Services 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 have the only 24/7 sanctuary for homeless, abused and abandoned youth in the area. 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. However the top 10 types of items most needed are: baby items, developmental toys/games, bed and bath linens, book bags and duffel bags, winter outerwear (all sizes), Dishes, cups and eating utensils, Headphones and Tablets, personal care products, socks and underwear (teens), Sweatshirt hoodies (all sizes).

We will be collecting items now through Monday, December 11th.  The agency has requested the gifts be unwrapped.

Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse 

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine from September 2017 estimated the prevalence of opioid use.

In the United States, fatal prescription opiod deaths quadrupled between 1999 and 2015.  In 2015 91.8 million adults used prescription opioids and 12.5% of users reported they misused prescription opioids. 

The study says: “The most commonly reported motivation for misuse was to relieve physical pain (63.4%).”  

It is estimated that half of the adult population suffers from chronic pain.  Interestingly, chiropractic adjustments affect the same part of the brain that opioid medications affect. Adjustments however, come without the withdraw side effects and addiction. 

This article review discusses how adjustments affect the same parts of the brain as prescription opioids.

Give the Gift of Chiropractic and Massage

Give the gift of massage this holiday season with gift cards to one of our upstairs massage therapist. See their websites for purchasing information.

Kelly Nickel
Rebecca Baumann
Chrisanthi Fekkos
Suzanne Singh

The Chiropractic office also offers gift cards for chiropractic care.  

Recipe of the Month: Pomegranate, Pear and Avocado Salad

Gimme Some Oven shares this gorgeous Pomegranate, Pear and Avocado Salad that is perfect for a holiday party! Pomegranates are at their peak in the winter and they are the star ingredient in this recipe. This salad can be easily made Paleo by simply leaving out the goat cheese!