How Today’s Pain Becomes Tomorrow’s….

Is it possible that pain can be your friend? That may sound a little crazy because pain obviously hurts. No one likes this uncomfortable feeling yet upon further examination, you will realize that pain can be your best friend, indicating that something is not right in your body and that you should do something about it before it becomes tomorrow’s deterioration, arthritis, ulcer, heart attack or cancer.

We have been trained to mask pain and keep on going. Over the counter sales of pain killing medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and many others run in the billions of dollars. Unfortunately, these temporary symptom relieving pills can make you feel better in the moment while setting the stage for more serious long term health problems down the road, especially if they keep you from addressing the cause of your pain.

Let’s start with a simple backache, hip pain or leg pain, for example. Many people who “feel” these symptoms for the first time may take one of these drugs to help them feel better in the moment, and then do this for years, never addressing the cause. Finally when the pain gets so severe that it causes a debilitating crisis, that individual may have accumulated deterioration and damage, to go along with their pain, which can affect their entire life.

Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville PainWhat was a simple problem has now become a more complicated condition that could have been prevented with early Chiropractic intervention. What is worse is that the accumulated intake of these medications can lead to secondary health problems that are even more severe than the underlying cause of the pain.

Long term aspirin use, for example, has been linked to ulcers and blood clotting problems later in life. NSAIDS have been linked to kidney failure, and long term acetaminophen use has been linked to liver failure especially when combined with alcohol. These side effects are well-documented scientifically but unfortunately not well publicized. Many people take these drugs like candy, as a part of their lifestyle, not realizing the consequences of their actions.

Your body was designed to be healthy and function normally throughout your lifetime without pain and without the need for painkilling medication. Your nervous system, the master control, communication and internet hub of your body, connects your brain to your skin, muscles, bones and every organ including your heart and lungs. At nearly three million messages per second your nervous system monitors your inner world and adapts you to your environment. It will send you signals when things are not right, many times in the form of pain. Covering up these warning signals confuses your body and can lead to more severe conditions as you age.

Chiropractic care is very effective for eliminating pain, while also helping your body regenerate and restore the function that can keep you healthy for a lifetime. Top athletes utilize chiropractic care as part of their training and their lifestyle. More importantly, they are proactive in their approach using imbalance as their reason to be checked instead of pain.

Next time you or a loved one experiences pain, don’t just cover it up. Get to the cause with a Chiropractic check up. Better yet, be proactive. Check your balance before you “feel” like you need it. Ask our staff for a simple self test to see if you and your loved ones can benefit from a chiropractic check up.

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19 Natural Selections Even MDs Prescribe

Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol

CoQ10

Statin drugs reduce blood levels of CoQ10; this depletion can cause muscle pain. CoQ10 is needed to be put back into the body to compensate. 100mg two to three times daily is recommended if you are statins.

Aged Garlic Extract

Garlic has many benefits including its ability to lower blood pressure. It has also shown an ability to reduce the “stickiness” of platelets, thus lowering risk of blood clots. 600mg twice daily is suggested.

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Red Yeast Rice is made by culturing rice with a strain of yeast. Chemically resembles statin drugs. Recommended for patients who have not had heart issues or an LDL of 190 mg/dl or higher. Dosing varies.

Arthritis

Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are anti-inflammatory which helps ease arthritis pain. Has helped in many rheumatoid arthritis patients as well. 4g daily is suggested.

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine/Chondroitin can help to ease arthritis pain in some patients. Most benefits are noticed within a month of daily use. 500mg taken three times per day is recommended.

Turmeric

This spice contains an anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Research shows it to be as effective as ibuprofen – without the damage to the kidneys! Olive oil and black pepper taken help to absorb curcumin/turmeric. 500mg capsules twice a day.

Headaches

Butterbur

Butterbur is a plant that contains the compound Petasin deemed to be anti-inflammatory. Research has shown that after three to four month of daily use, migraine sufferers has a decrease in the frequency of their migraines. Petadolex is a type of butterbur supplement.

Diabetes

Magnesium

Magnesium is a key player in bodily functions ranging from protein synthesis to blood pressure regulation. It has shown to improve sensitivity to insulin thus lowering blood sugar in type II diabetes. Patients with advanced kidney disease should not use magnesium supplementation. 200mg to 250mg twice daily is suggested.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

ALA is an antioxidant shown to improve numbness and nerve pain (neuropathy). In addition, it lowers blood sugar and helps control insulin. It is suggested to start with 300mg twice a day and progress up to 600mg over time.

Fish Oil

As stated before, this supplement has anti-inflammatory effects. It does this by increasing certain white blood cells that help to decrease inflammatory substances. This helps overall inflammation of a diabetic patient who is predisposed to what is called metabolic syndrome. 4g daily is suggested.

Depression & Anxiety

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an Indian root that has proven to reduce anxiety and mood swings. It helps to lower cortisol levels, which elevate in our body naturally in stressful situations. It can also help to unwind at bedtime. 3g to 6g per day is recommended.

Rhodiola

This herb grows naturally in Siberia and the Arctic and has shown to lower cortisol and relieve stress-induced fatigue. Rhodiola increases the permeability of the blood-brain barrier to the “happy” chemicals, dopamine and serotonin, which cause an antidepressant-like effect. 100mg to 400mg per day can be used with fatigue from stress.

SAM-e

SAM-e is an amino acid used mainstream in Europe as an antidepressant. It is produced in the body naturally. Not safe for patients diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder. Suggested to start at a lower dose and gradually increase to 800mg twice daily.

Sleep Issues

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in the body when it gets dark to make you feel tired. Shown to improve sleep quality and morning alertness. Used for jet lag, insomnia, cluster headaches and even pre-surgical anxiety. One to three mg at bedtime is recommended.

Lavela

Lavela is a special formulation of lavender oil found to inhibit neurons that send signals to the part of our brain the triggers anxiety, the hippocampus. Suggested to take 80mg an hour before bedtime.

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Fish Oil

Typically patients with IBS are deficient in long-chain fatty acids, which is found in fish oil. One capsule with 500mg of EPA and 200mg taken daily is recommended.

Probiotics

GI health can be increased with probiotics. It can help to ease pain, bloating and flatulence. One capsule containing 50 billion live cultures is suggested daily.

Menopause

Black Cohosh

This herb has been proven to ease hot flashes. It affects opioid receptors in the brain and acts as an antioxidant. The extract called Remifemin is suggested.

iCool

Typically used in addition to the above-mentioned black cohosh. iCool is a supplement made with the soy phytoestrogen genistein.

Colds and Flu

Echinacea

Echinacea has been used to prevent and treat upper respiratory infections like colds and flus. One dropperful of exract for adults up to four times per day is recommended.

Honey

Honey has been proven to be as effective as over-the-counter medications for reducing coughing. Adding the herb thyme to the honey can speed recovery. Mix a half-cup honey and a half-ounce thyme tincture. Adults can take one to two teaspoons of the mix and a half to one teaspoon for children over two.

October 2014. Prevention Magazine. 19 Natural Selections Even MDs Prescribe. www.prevention.com

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10 Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies in Children


  1. Depression/Anxiety

Depression and anxiety begins in the brain but can be brought on by nutritional deficiencies. Proteins are made up of amino acids. These amino acids can be found in plant and animal foods.
Amino acids are important because the brain uses them to create neurotransmitters such as serotonin, endorphins, catecholemines and GABA. These neurotransmitters keep us feeling happy and calm instead of depressed and anxious.
A diet complete with high quality protein can help to correct this nutritional balance. You can count protein intake or eat whole meat cuts that include fat and even make broth out of the bones. In severe cases supplementation with specific amino acids may be needed to help support the body.

  1. Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is related to how the brain processes information and how the body can remain calm at the same time. Children with hyperactivity typically have poor bacterial flora and digestion. This makes it hard for the body to absorb nutrients. It is recommended to avoid processed foods and foods made with food colorings. It is also suggested to enhance natural broths to aid in digestion and to follow a good gut healing protocol that includes a natural probiotic.

  1. Delayed speech

Delayed Speech can be related to a deficiency in B12. Children should not be given a B12 supplement until tested for the specific deficiency, but increased intake of foods rich in B12 are a great alternative. These foods include organ meats, beef, chicken, fish, shellfish, pork, dairy and eggs.paleo diet

  1. Dry Skin/Hair

Dry skin and hair can be related to a deficiency in fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K2. This can be accomplished but supplementing with fermented cod liver oil at half a teaspoon per day. 

  1. Crowding of teeth

The relationship between crowded teeth and nutritional deficiencies is well-recorded. Dr. Weston Price’s research on this subject found that those children who ate modern, processed foods or whose mother ate poorly during pregnancy, had children who developed poor dental structure and spacing. Those children who ate a traditional diet full of rich fats, complete animal proteins and properly prepared carbohydrates across the board developed even spacing of teeth and even had enough room for wisdom teeth.

  1. Cavities

Cavities are often thought to be a result of too much sugar or candy in the diet. Though this doesn’t help, cavities are found in children deficient in proper mineral and fat soluble vitamins. Purchasing grass-fed meats and dairy versus corn-fed and avoiding highly processed grains is a start.

  1. Frequent colds and flus

A good diet is a great way to prevent sickness. Eating real food and not avoiding germs can build a child’s immune system. Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to keep the immune system working at one hundred percent, naturally.

  1. Cranky or sporadic emotions

It has been researched that fats (mainly Omega 3s found in wild salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies and mackerel) are vital for good mood stabilization. Good saturated fats from butter and coconut oil help keep these fats in our brain.

Hormones are also a player. Unbalanced hormones can cause us to feel irritable and moody. Carrots help to absorb extra estrogen in the body!

  1. Poor cranial structure or “flat-head” syndrome

Research around the world has found that the development of the cranial bones (just like the development of the palate or teeth crowding) greatly improves when the mother ate a diet high in good fats (including rich saturated fats from animal products), whole proteins from seafood/animal meat and properly prepared grains. Vegetables and fruits were also included in these diets depending on the available season. Those who avoided processed food (including seed and vegetable oils, canned and packaged food) were immune to this problem.

  1. Obesity

When we eat foods that are not nutrient dense, our bodies are hungry. They become starved for good nutrition and that is why we do not feel satisfied. Our bodies are meant to feel satisfied with a balance of all real foods. When we stray away from these foods and start to eat processed food or restrict any macronutrient like fat, carbohydrates or protein that is when we become malnourished.

Sources:

http://www.moodcure.com/good_mood_foods.html
http://www.westonaprice.org/thumbs-up-reviews/gut-and-psychology-syndrome
http://realfoodforager.com/the-meat-of-b12-deficiency-interview-with-sally-m-pacholok-r-n-b-s-n/

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5 Powerful Antibiotics that Don’t Require a Prescription

Get rid of infections without the digestive destruction with these:

 Garlic:

  • Was used in the 1700’s to ward off plague
  • Possesses antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties which removes unfriendly bacteria
  • Contains antioxidants which supports a strong immune system
  • Active ingredient: Allicin – kills and wards off harmful bacteria
  • Crush the garlic to activate and eat raw, in warm tea, or in lightly cooked foodhoney,garlic and lemon

 Colloidal silver:

  • Rapidly kills microbes without toxic effect on rest of the body
  • Recent research says that it can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes such as MRSA, the bird flu and SARS

Oil of Oregano:

  • Takes care of bad bacteria without disrupting the good bacteria
  • Has antiviral and antifungal properties
  • Active ingredient is Carvacrol
  • Check the item: needs to be at least 70% Carvacrol content to be effective

Echinacea:

  • Traditionally used to treat open wounds, diphtheria, and other bacteria related illnesses
  • Today used for colds and flu
  • Ability to destroy bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus (causes MRSA)

Manuka Honey:

  • Applied topically
  • Kills MRSA and flesh eating bacteria

Natural News. Henry, Derek. 5 Powerful Antibiotics That Don’t Require a Prescription. Wednesday April 20, 2014. http://www.naturalnews.com/044931_natural_antibiotics_manuka_honey_anti-virals.html

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Four Most Dangerous Toxins to the Brain

  • Fluoride:
    • Adding fluoride to public drinking water as a way to fight tooth decay has had the most widespread effect on the brains of people across North America.
    • The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has reported on a study which found that fluoride is linked to lower IQ, even at the ranges added to U.S. water supplies. In all, FAN said that 34 studies now link fluoride to lower IQ levels in humans, while many other studies link fluoride to learning and memory impairment, fetal brain damage and altered neurobehavioral function.
    • One study sponsored by UNICEF found that IQ was reduced at just 0.88 mg/l of fluoride, a level that is considered within optimal range and is added to U. S. drinking water systems that serve over 200 million Americans every day.
    • Removing fluoride from your water supply is often as simple as installing a high-quality water filter.
  • Heavy MetalsPentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Brain image
    • Heavy metals are common in the bodies and brains of millions thanks to vaccines, dental procedures, agricultural chemicals, industrial pollution, fish, chicken and more.
    • Those most susceptible to brain damage due to mercury are newborn babies who do not have a properly developed blood-brain barrier and are generally subjected to an intense vaccination schedule that injects mercury directly into their body.
    • Robert Nash, M.D. also suggests the toxic effects of mercury can cause brain-related diseases including Autism, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease.
    • To ensure that you don’t endure any future heavy metal poisoning, avoid the flu shot, mercury fillings and chemicals, and take safety precautions when consuming seafood.
  • Artificial Sweeteners
    • The advent of artificial sweeteners and the negative effects on the brain have been well-documented. They are found in sodas, yogurt, gum, sauces, sweeteners, flavored water, cereal and sugar-free items.
    • Aspartame is a combination of chemicals, namely aspartic acid (an amino acid with excitatory effects on brain cells), methanol and phenylalanine, and scientists are placing it at the higher end of the range of what is considered toxic. When aspartame breaks down, it produces a compound that is a powerful brain-tumor-causing chemical.
    • Ninety different symptoms have been documented as a result of aspartame consumption, including anxiety attacks, slurred speech, depression and migraines.
    • Avoid artificial sweeteners by reading ingredients and avoiding the products above. The FDA also recently approved of calling aspartame AminoSweet, so beware of that ingredient as well.
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
    • MSG is a form of concentrated salt added to foods to enhance flavor. It was first used in military rations to give them a better taste, but it was soon adopted by the entire food industry.
    • Blaylock, a noted neurosurgeon and authority on excitotoxins such as MSG, discovered that there was silent damage to the brain, and over time he saw destruction of major portions of the brain that could cause Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and other brain ailments.
    • The best way to avoid it is to stop eating processed food, or look for it in the ingredients, mainly as monosodium glutamate or yeast extract.
Henry, D. Four most dangerous toxins to the brain. Natural News. June 10 2014. www.naturalnews.com
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Migraines Helped By Chiropractic

Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville migraine   A feel-good story appeared in the October 7, 2005 issue of the Edmonton Sun about a woman whose life was changed by Chiropractic. Forty seven year old Miaen Khullar had suffered severe migraine headaches for over a decade.  She reported that she hadn’t had a pain-free day since 1990, when she was in a car accident.

   Her migraine symptoms have included vomiting, pain on one side of the head, difficulty breathing, sensitivities to light and sound, and seeing “auras” or vision disturbances like flashing lights or blind spots. She reported, “I don’t handle pain killers well; that’s why I tried a Chiropractor.” Miaen continued, “You wouldn’t believe I’m the same person today. I am getting a lot better and stronger.” Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville migraine1

   Dr. Kyu Seung, her Edmonton Chiropractor stated, “Migraines are caused by restricted blood flow to the brain and the brain cries out.” He continued, “Medication will treat the pain but you need to deal with the underlying causes.” The article reports that Dr. Seung, noted that 90% of migraine sufferers report a stiff and sore neck, due to spinal misalignmentand resulting pressure on nerves, commonly known as subluxations.

The article also noted that according to a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2000, one in five migraine sufferers given Chiropractic adjustments reported a 90% reduction in migraines and half said they’d experienced a significant improvement in the severity of their migraines.

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What Pro-Athletes Know That We Don’t?

Top athletes and performers challenge their physical and mental limits everyday. They don’t wait until they get sick or injured to take care of themselves. They fine tune their bodies regularly with Chiropractic lifestyle care.

   A recent study found that athletes who participated in regular Chiropractic care enjoyed a 10% improvement in their overall performance time and results compared to athletes who were not under chiropractic care. World-class athletes like Lance Armstrong, Roger Craig, Emmitt Smith, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and others know that Chiropractic care can give you the extra edge you need in your athletic performance and in life.  In fact, many amateur and professional athletes would not even consider competing without first being adjusted by their Chiropractor. Olympic gold medalist, Dan O’Brien said, “You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment.  Chiropractic is essential for my training.Pentz Family Chiropractic Usain Bolt Gets Adjusted

   A 10% improvement in athletic performance is a huge amount for an athlete or for anyone. Just think about it. 10% can mean the difference between running a 10 second hundred-meter dash or an 11 second hundred-meter dash. For a runner it could mean winning the race versus not even making the team.

   What if your immune system functioned 10% better and you got 10 % better sleep? Chiropractic can help you heal quickly, maximize your athletic potential and make the most of your training. On the other side of the coin, what if your spine had a subluxation, spinal injury with nerve pressure, and your body functioned 10% worse?

   With the right support team in place, pro-athletes, and young athletes alike, can increase their performance while they maximize their future health potential.

   Research has shown that spinal nerves are much more susceptible to pressure than previously thought.  A University of Colorado study concluded that only 5-10mm of mercury pressure (about the weight of a dime) can reduce nerve transmission while the stretching of a nerve by as little as 6% can decrease its strength by up to 70%. Unbalanced spines lead to increased incidence of sports injury and disc degeneration while also affecting the function of your entire body.

Coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain-killing drugs are not the answer to sports-related injuries. They merely cover up the symptoms, deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious.

   Chiropractic lifestyle care can get you in the best health possible.  These check ups will ensure that your spine is growing and developing in a healthy, balanced way without pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.

   Too many amateur and professional athletes are sidelined with injuries that could be avoided. Others sit it out on the bench because their injuries are not responding to common treatments. Still others are playing, but at less than peak efficiency, simply because their spine is out of balance.

Make Chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle today. If your body were functioning at a 10% higher level, the difference over time would be extraordinary!!

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Enjoy a Healthy, Pain Free Pregnancy

 Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural process.  From the moment of conception and throughout pregnancy, your body’s Innate Intelligence is busy coordinating the physical and hormonal changes that are necessary for creating the perfect environment for your developing baby while also preparing the mom’s body for a healthy delivery.

   Some of these changes such as gaining weight, bulging abdomen, increased back curve, pelvic ligament laxity, and postural changes can result in subluxations to the spine and pressure on the nervous system that make pregnancy a painful experience, rather than a joyful one.Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Wellness Blog Enjoy a Healthy Pain-Free Pregnancy

   Your nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system.  Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively and adapt to these changes with ease. Imbalances in the pelvis and lower back can put pressure on these nerves causing mom to experience pain or other health problems that may be “blamed” on pregnancy, when they are really caused by pressure on the nerves.

   Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is vital during pregnancy for the baby as well.  When the mother’s pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby.  This restriction is called intrauterine constraint.  A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery.

   Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide the following benefits:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery (by nearly 25% reduction in the average labor times in those receiving chiropractic care versus the generally accepted average labor time in women who had given birth in the past, there was a 33% reduction in average labor time (Fallon J. International Chiropractic Association, 1994 – Virginia)
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain (Researchers found 7/10 women were helped by spinal manipulation in this study: Bery G, Hammar M,Moller-Nielsen J et al. Obstet and Gynecol 72:71-75, 1988)
  • Preventing a potential cesarean section

   Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy. With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations can be avoided altogether.  Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby.

   Many obstetricians and midwives work closely with chiropractors, as a team, to ensure the healthiest pregnancy for mom, and the safest delivery for baby.

   Chiropractic care can also help mom even after the baby is born. In the eight weeks after delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten again. Aligning the spine and pelvis as these ligaments return to their normal state can speed the healing from deliver and ensure a healthy future. And don’t forget to make sure your new baby’s spine and nervous system is healthy with a simple chiropractic checkup immediately after they are born.

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Cardiovascular Disease: Taking a Dive with Chiropractic Care?

Cardiovascular disease is believed to be controlled through diet, exercise, controlling blood cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as getting sleep and banning cigarettes.  Yet, studies have revealed Chiropractic care may have a more dominant impact on lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease!

Dysfunctions in spinal alignment may be a significant factor in a number of disorders according to researchers.  Such imbalances can aggravate a person’s nervous system and lead to a variety of different dysfunctions!

The first study found that adjustments to patients helped lower heart rates for those with higher heart rates.  Chiropractic care is therapeutic for the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, which can directly affect heart rate variability.
Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Wellness blog Researchers have proposed that back pain and heightened stress can cause a raise in heart rates.  Thus, researchers have suggested that Chiropractic intervention went right to the cause of the problem.

Another study investigated the connection between blood pressure and anxiety levels and the changes after subjects received chiropractic care.  Results showed a lowering in not only blood pressure, but also anxiety, again boosting hope that cardiovascular disease may lower with Chiropractic care.

Finally, a man at age 54 pursued chiropractic care and his lipid panel normalized.  Only Chiropractic care – not traditional care – was applied in his treatment.  The man went to the chiropractic office seeking care for abnormal lipid levels with a history of heart attack and angioplasty.  His lipid panel showed abnormal levels of cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides.  Additional complaints included emotional instability, constipation and stiff muscles in his neck.  He was also suffering from depression.

The Chiropractor evaluated him and found vertebral subluxations.  As a result of ongoing Chiropractic care, the man’s cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides had all improved and he reported an improvement in emotional and cognitive function.  Dr. Matthew McCoy published and conducted the above case study.  he both a Chiropractor and health researcher.  He stated that, ” All of these findings make sense because lowering nerve interference is the key to reducing problems related to cardiovascular disease, which is what the man in the case study experienced.”

Regular procedures for patients with heart disease include prescriptions for statin drugs.  This medication can cause harmful side effects and they DO NOT extend a person’s life span.

Instead of limiting Chiropractic care to pain and injury therapy, it is important everyone learns how Chiropractic can benefit their entire nervous system!

Reference: Cheney, Danelle.  Nov. 24, 2013 http://guardianlv.com/2013/11/cardiovascular-disease-may-take-a-dive-with-chiropractic-care/

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This Is Your Year to Make’em. Keep ’em.

Happy New Year!  Whether you made your New Year’s Resolutions as a formal written plan or you just have some thoughts wandering in your head about how you would like your life to change, these tips will help you.  We are here to help you, your family and friends make their lives better in 2015.

Draw a line in the sand.  Research shows that more than fifty percent of the people who make New Year’s Resolutions do not keep them.
Pentz Family Chiropractic Summerville Dr. April Leary New Year Pic
If not now, when?  How many years in a row have you made similar resolutions?  Whether it is to lose weight, take care of your spine, improve your relationships, start that new venture or give up abusive habits, these goals will not be reached until you commit to making the changes that YOU know YOU need to make.

Write down the things you know you want to change.  List the immediate and log term changes and make a note as to why those changes matter to you.  Make your reasons compelling so that you have the lasting motivation to stick with it and draw a line in the sand.  Stay conscious about that changes by keeping this list with you to remind you of your commitments and draw a line for yourself by not tolerating going back.

Think about what you are gaining.  Too many people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions because they think about what they are depriving themselves of and not about what they are gaining.  As an example, when you lose weight you are also gaining energy and a feeling of youthfulness.

There are so many “gains” that will improve your life with your commitment to your New Year’s Resolutions.  Shifting the way you think will result in a more positive attitude towards life, people. you work and your skills.  You will begin to feel a sense of control over your situation and circumstances.  You will begin to have more fun.  By thinking this way you will discover an innate sense of energy that will fuel your new habits and new life during this New Year.

Make your health your top priority.  When you lose your health, everything stops.  Many people list different ways they can improve their health.  Chiropractic Lifestyle Care belongs at the top of the list.  Pain relief is on thing and having your body function at a very high level is another.  Maybe this will be your year to get off the pain and sickness roller coaster ride and take your health to the next level.  if you or your loved ones have been crisis motivated, then consider it a crisis that you have made the same resolution over and over again and not kept them.  It’s a crisis if you life revolves around pain relief and symptom masking drugs, feeling tired and sluggish and are not expressing your innate, genetic capabilities to the fullest.  Don’t wait for a heart attack, herniated disc or serious illness!  Make this your year that you turn your power on.

Adjust your lifestyle today and every day in 2015 and this will be your best year ever!

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