December 2019 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • Video: New Cleanse and Purification Program Options
  • Office Hours for December and January
  • Welcome Peter Dorsa, PT
  • Room Available on Second Floor
  • Lighthouse Donation Collection
  • Grip Strength Correlates with Long Life
  • Extra Parking Available
  • Recipe: Winter Crunch Salad

Video: New Option for Cleanse Program this Year!

Are you looking for a great way to boost your health as we approach 2020? 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 us for the Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program  or the new Standard Process 10 -Day Detox Program in January!

In this video, Dr. Pete gives a brief explanation of the programs.

The purification programs are designed to give your digestive system nutrients and rest  to heal and improve function. You will eat healthy meals throughout program (it’s not a fast).

I will be participating again this year as I like to give my body a healthy reset to start the year. 

We will have a kickoff class at Thrive on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 6:15 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 21-day program is $229 + tax. Chocolate and vanilla flavors are now available in addition to plain (unflavored). The 10-day program is $84.50 + tax and comes in chai or unflavored options.

Email or call us to sign up and get started. If you wish to pick up your kit on Jan 2nd at the event, please have your order to us by December 19th. You can also get your kit sooner and start on your own without attending the class.

To learn more before committing come to the class and we can order kits to ship to the office or directly to your house within a couple days if you decide to join us. 

December/January Office Hours 

The chiropractic office will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday December 26th. The office will also be closed on Wednesday January 1st. 

Peter Dorsa, PT: Welcome to the second floor!

Physical therapist Peter Dorsa has moved into one of the second floor rooms above the chiropractic office. I have known Peter for years and I’m delighted that he brings his expertise in PT, myofascial release and visceral manipulation to offer clients.

You can read more about Peter on his website and contact him directly to schedule appointments.

One Room Available on Second Floor of Office

We are very pleased that Chrisanthi Fekkos and Lauren Wales remain with us to serve people on the second floor of our office. Both women are very skilled and you often need to book weeks in advance to get on their schedules!

As we just mentioned, this month we welcomed Peter Dorsa as well.

We are looking forward to welcoming one more new practitioner to join us!

Massage therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, health coach – any great complementary service in the health field would be considered.

Check out this link for more info and please pass on the info to anyone you know who might be interested. 

Lighthouse Youth Services Gift Drive

Again this year, Thrive Chiropractic will be participating in a Holiday Gift Drive benefiting Lighthouse Youth Services.  Lighthouse offers 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. The top 10 types of items most needed are: 

  1. Personal care products
  2. Coats, hats, gloves, boots (all sizes)
  3. Underwear, all types and sizes, and socks
  4. Hoodies, sweatshirts, and clothing (all sizes)
  5. Baby items, including diapers and wipes
  6. Earbuds, tablets, books
  7. Dishes, cups, eating utensils
  8. Bed and bath linens
  9. Book bags and duffel bags
  10. Developmental toys

You can also check out their Amazon Wish List. 

We will be collecting items now through 12/16/19 for the program this year.  The agency has requested the gifts be unwrapped. 

If you are unable to get the items to us by 12/16, we will continue collecting through 12/27 and get the additional items to Lighthouse for use in other programs or for next year.

A Strong Grip Predicts Longer Life Expectancy 

A UK study found that grip strength may be a better predictor of future health than other tests some doctors currently use. 

Although grip strength has long been a good indicator of frailty or health in older people, it could help doctors understand adults’ risk profile at all ages, including the odds of heart and lung disease, cancer and overall mortality, the study team writes in The BMJ.

“Grip strength is easy to measure and may be useful in helping to predict future disease,” said senior study author Stuart Gray of the University of Glasgow.

“Grip strength showed a stronger association with cardiovascular disease than blood pressure and physical activity, which was a bit of a surprise,” Gray told Reuters Health by email. “It highlights nicely just how strong the association is.”

Overflow Parking Lot Available (for now) 

Our neighbors next door, David A. Millet Fine Furniture, recently vacated their building and moved to a new space. You are welcome to use the parking lot pictured above when you come to the office as the building is not occupied right now.

For the few weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day we do experience a fuller parking lot across the street from our office. If the parking lot is full, perhaps this extra lot will be useful.

Recipe of the Month: Winter Crunch Salad

This salad with kale and Brussels sprouts is perfect to add to your holiday menus.