In this month’s newsletter:
This month’s E-Newsletter contains information on office upcoming office closure dates, improving your brain-body connection, changing the way we sit, and a great new nutrition and wellness coach in the area. Please take a moment to share the newsletter with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn using the links at the bottom of the page.
Office Closures Next Week
Dr. Pete will be on his honeymoon from Monday, June 3rd through Monday, June 10th. We will have limited special morning hours on Tuesday June 11th before Pete goes to adjust the Amish community in Adams County. Normal office hours will resume beginning on Wednesday, June 12th.
Join us for a Cleanse in June
The Standard Process Purification Process was designed to help remove toxins from the body and to maintain a healthy weight. This 21-day cleanse stimulates specific detoxification organs in the body—the liver, kidneys, and intestines. With help from these organs, your toxic load will decrease, and your body will concentrate its energy on purification and weight reduction, if necessary. During this time, you will eat whole, organic, and unprocessed foods; take whole food supplements; and drink plenty of water. You will eat vegetables and fruit for the first 10 days, with select proteins added on day 11. By participating in this program, you may notice:
- Weight loss, if necessary
- Increased energy/vitality
- Better digestion
- Less bloating
- Clearer skin
- Shinier hair
- Improved sleep
- Clearer thinking
- Disappearance or lessening of past conditions
If you’d like to join us in this endeavor, the cost for the supplements is $209. For ordering purposes, please let us know by the end of the day on Thursday, June 13th if you plan on participating. There will be an informational meeting held at our office inside Revolution Fitness on Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00pm where you can pick up your supplements and all questions will be answered.
Improve Your Brain-Body Connection
The brain is the master control system for the entire body. It relays message messages back to all regions of the body to adapt and respond to the environment. This process of sharing information from brain to body is called the neurological feedback loop. When the loop is working at its optimal level it allows us the highest level of functionality for survival and performance enhancement. People who get adjusted on a regular basis are much like a cell phone with maximum reception. They are functioning at their best potential.
Traumatic injuries, poor posture, biomechanics, and chronic inflammation all interfere with the brain-body connection. When there is interference (think two bars of reception on your cell phone versus five bars of reception), it alters the environment the brain perceives; this changes the adaptation process the brain orchestrates throughout the body. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to enhance the integration of the brain with the body.
This Lovely Life: Health Coaching
Have you been wanting to improve your eating habits and understand your body better? As a Certified Health Coach, Zarleen Watts has been studying holistic health and cooking for more than 20 years. She is currently receiving her training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and is mid-certified to work with clients at a discounted rate. Zarleen leads workshops on health and offers one-on-one health and food coaching. Beginning June 13th, she will be hosting free Silent Sittings on the last 3 Thursdays of each month from 7:30 to 8:15pm, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, CCAC, on Clifton Ave. You can contact Zarleen at or (513) 394-6478, and be sure to check out her website at This-LovelyLife.com.
Learning How to Sit Again
For many office workers in the United States, sitting at a desk all day goes hand in hand with back, neck and shoulder discomfort. Stress and poor positioning can bring on aches or exacerbate injuries among workers faced with heavy computing, constant travel and long meetings. Regardless of occupation or lifestyle, back pain affects most Americans.
Esther Gokhale, a posture guru in Silicon Valley, suggests that changing posture is key to a healthy spine. She is reintroducing her clients to what she calls “primal posture” — a way of holding themselves that is shared by older babies and toddlers, and that she says was common among our ancestors before slouching became a way of life. Ms. Gokhale says that most Americans tend to be relaxed and slumped (think of a C-shaped spine), or arched up and tense (an S shape), the stand-up-straight style of posture that some parents demand of their children. She helps her students return their bodies to the stance that she says nature intended: upright and relaxed (a tall J spine).
In Ms. Gokhale’s courses, offered in her Palo Alto, CA studio and in cities across the country students relearn how to sit, stand, sleep and walk. She helps her students return their bodies to the stance that she says nature intended: upright and relaxed. The result is an elongated and well-stacked spine that many students say they can maintain comfortably because their muscles are not strained.
Recipe of the Month: Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Pops
Ice pops are a fantastic, nostalgic treat, but what’s available in stores is an array of overly sweet treats – often made with high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. These frozen treats are easy to modify by adding any type of fruit or berries you like, but still taste great as is. This recipe can be found in the 21-Day Sugar Detox cookbook (due out this fall) but can also be found here: BalancedBites.com.
1 15 oz. can of full fat coconut milk + water to fill popsicle molds
1 vanilla bean pod
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Pour the coconut milk into a mixing bowl (preferably one with an easy-pour spout) or into your blender.
2. To calculate how much water you’ll need to add: Test how much liquid your ice pop molds will hold by filling one to capacity, then measuring the liquid in a measuring cup. Multiply that amount by the number of pops you have, then add water to your coconut milk to add up to the total number of ounces you’ll need to make your pops. For example, if you have 6 pop holders and each one hold 3oz of liquid, you will need to have 18 total ounces of liquid. In this case, you will want to add 3oz of water to the 15oz of coconut milk you have to add up to the total of 18oz.
3. Slice the vanilla bean pod in half lengthwise, then scrape the back of your knife down the inside of the pod to remove the seeds.
4. Place the vanilla bean seeds into the coconut milk, then add the vanilla extract and either whisk together or blend.
5. Pour evenly into your molds and freeze overnight. To remove pops, run the container under warm water until the sides release.
Have a great month. Remember the office will be closed June 3rd-10th so plan to get in for your adjustment accordingly! Please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.