May 2024 Newsletter

What’s Wrong With Me vs. What’s Right With Me?

While at any time we may experience pain, injury, or discomfort; we also know that because we are alive we have a powerful life force, an energy, an innate ability in our body to heal, to recover, to grow.

This life energy automatically heals our cuts- without our conscious focus- it digests our food to create and replace cells, it directs our immune system to specifically target threats to our body. 

For me, the best part of my job as a chiropractor is that I get to work with this awesome life force that animates all of us. I use my hands to bring more balance and more ease to the spine and nerve system. Why? Because this innate life energy travels along the nerve system. When I help release areas of stress, congestion, and restriction – it helps the body self regulate and be at its best.

So, no matter what is going on with you, and your body, my goal is the same!

Whether you are challenged with headaches or sciatic pain, or whether you feel wonderful and simply want to optimize your health, your athletic performance or prepare to give birth, I’m finding ways to help your body express its full capacity and vitality. 

Office Closed Dates for May and June

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Upcoming Closed Chiropractic Dates:

  • Thursday, May 16th
  • Friday, May 17th 
  • Monday, May 27th
  • The week of Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th

Health Podcasts: Some Recent and Old Favorites

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For those of you who enjoy health podcasts, here are some recommendations:

Andrew Huberman:

Peter Attia: 

Videos: Stuart McGill’s Big Three Exercises

Many of you remarked that you liked the previous newsletter with info about Stuart McGill’s book about back pain. 

The first video image above contains an excerpt of McGill and Peter Attia talking about his ‘big three’ movements.

The second video image above is a demo of the moves.

Research: Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil) for Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis

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From the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research. May 24th 2023; Vol. 18; No. 1; Article 381

  • Nine randomized clinical trials (RCTs) with 2,070 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) contributed to the meta-analysis. The follow-up durations  were 1 to 63 months. 
  • Due to the adverse events associated with the long term use of OA drugs patients have been seeking alternative and complementary agents for relieving symptoms and improving function.
  • “Omega-3 polysaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), mainly including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), have been suggested to be effective for patients with OA because of their efficacy for attenuation the systemic inflammatory response and the catabolic environment that accelerates cartilage degradation.”
  • “Supplementation could significantly relieve the arthritis pain as compared to placebo.”
  • “Compared to placebo or no additional treatment, supplementation of n-3 PUFA could significantly relieve arthritis pain and improve joint function in patients with OA.”
  • “The optimal dose, components (ratio of EPA to DHA), and treatment duration of n-3 PUFA supplementation for OA remains to be determined.”

Recipe of the Month: Asian Chopped Salad

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chopped salad with a healthy dressing and Asian flavors. Most salad dressings are unfortunately made with suspect oils. Check out this info on healthy fats and oils.

Thank You for the Online Reviews!

We greatly appreciate the positive feedback and recommendations from all of you.

If you have not already reviewed Dr. Pete at Thrive Chiropractic online, we would be grateful for you to do so now.

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