September Is Subluxation Awareness Month!

The first chiropractic adjustment for a subluxation was demonstrated on September 18th 1985. It was then that Chiropractic care started to develop into a legitimate and successful form of treatment for individuals with health ailments.

Subluxations are one of the most common reasons why people turn to chiropractic care.

When the motion or position of the spinal bones are compromised this can create absolute chaos within the body, not only affecting the spine but also causing stress, pain and discomfort to other areas of the body. Subluxations inhibit the body from operating properly in almost every way.

Incorrect positioning of the spine can and most likely, will irritate, compress or stretch nerve tissue, which is already extremely delicate. As the immune system weakens, strength and coordination are negatively affected and organs may cease to function normally.

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However, getting adjusted by a licensed chiropractor can increase your body’s white blood cell count by thirty percent! A raise in white blood cells means that your body can defend itself against the common cold, the flu and other contagious illnesses. Getting adjusted is not just for adults, children can also benefit from chiropractic care especially during that time of year when the common cold is most prominent. Having your child adjusted can help raise their immune systems to help fight against those nasty viruses.

Subluxations cause an increase in pain levels, pain consistency, as well as stiffness and fatigue. As if the physical symptoms weren’t enough, there could also be major affects to stress and our state of mind. It’s important to realize that subluxations are not just a tight wound, sore muscles in your back. They are silent killers which over time decreases the body’s immunity to disease. Think about subluxation this way, if you tie a piece of string around the tip of your finger very tightly and held it there, would you simply put hot water on it to decrease the tightness in your finger? No. Would you try and rub the tip of your finger to ease the tension of the string? Maybe, but the string is still tightly wound against the finger tip. The only way to ease the tension is to release the string from the finger. In essence, the only way to relive and treat subluxation is to release that damaging tension from the spine. This is accomplished through chiropractic adjustments.

So don’t wait! If you are looking for a Longmont Chiropractor, contact our office for a free consultation with Dr. John and find out how chiropractic can help benefit you and your family today.

Guest author credit: Kaitlin Lamarre

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Super Star Tuna Salad : Recipe of the Week

Super Star Tuna Salad!

 

Here is my super brain food breakfast. I like it for breakfast, but its good for any meal of the day. The tuna and avocado are loaded with omegas, vital oils your brain and eyes need to function.  Top it with your favorite anti inflammatory herbs, sprouts, and greens.  This is my favorite way to make it, currently.

 

Ingredients:

1 package Line Caught Tuna

1 Avocado

½ cup chopped Greens or Sprouts

1 diced Green Onion

1 Tablespoon of fresh diced Cilantro

1 Clove diced Garlic

1 Tablespoon of favorite oil

Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar

Dash of Salt or Tamari

Dash of Cayenne

 

Preparation:

Drain tuna and add to bowl.  Add avocado, greens, and green onion.  Add herbs, spices, oil, apple cider vinegar and mix. Do a taste test, to feel if there is anything you want to add.  Enjoy!

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Sciatica

Sciatica

The sciatic nerves are the largest and longest nerves of the body, and they run down the back of each leg. It is when the nerves are irritated or are affected by inflammation of soft tissue that doctors refer to this as sciatica. This most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone spur on the spine compresses part of the nerve.

With Sciatica, pain is caused when the sciatic nerve roots are irritated, scraped, twisted, stretched or pinched as they exit the spine. As with all pain, causes can be chemical, physical or emotional. Symptoms of a flare up can result in lower back pain, burning, cramping or numbness that could radiate into the thigh, legs, ankles and even the feet and toes.  Pain could also be limited to various points along the nerve, such as the buttocks, knee and calf.

Research shows that when treated with chiropractic, sciatic has an 8-9% greater rate of recovery than if patients use therapy or standard medical care.  We can also help with exercises to do at home to decrease the  pain, and align yourself for best functionality.

As a health problem that relates to the spine, chiropractic care can cause this issue to improve dramatically. Restoration in the spine can improve nerve function throughout the body, including decreased pain.

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Biodynamic!

Biodynamic farming is a subset of permaculture, both which offer solutions to the problems of modern agriculture. A short list of these issues includes; monoculture, deforestation, biodiversity desecration, toxic chemical use, soil depletion, job loss, habitat pollution and loss of culture. All of these problems are fundamental issues that have a chain of ramifications, like deteriorating health and lowered function in society.

Permaculture is based on the idea of creating a “permanent culture.”  This implies farming, building and lifestyle practices that can be sustained throughout generations of human life.  This is contrary to the way that society is currently functioning, but it is completely essential for our future.

Biodynamic practices live within permaculture.  The word bio comes from latin and means life, dynamic can be defined as a force that stimulates change or progress within a system.  In this way, Biodynamic farming practices are sustainable resource management, and resource growth that benefits all systems.  There are a lot of vineyards that operate within biodynamic principles, because using this system feeds better grapes, making better wines. It is sensible for a farmer to look to the long term effects of their practices to sustain their land as long as possible.  To do this a farmer must nourish the soil, the land surrounding their farm, and the people that support the farm.  The first developer of biodynamic farming believed that supporting ourselves in this ethical way allowed our spiritual connection to grow.

 

So what does that equate to?

 

Biodynamic permaculture is the process of building a sustainable and evolving culture that is supportive to all life.

 

Why do I care?

 

We are all interconnected in this life.  Everything we do affects another being.  If I eat well, take care of my body and choose to be happy those around me will be positively affected.  When you smile at another person, or talk with a stranger instead of being on your smartphone, you are positively affecting your world.  Choosing food from farmers in your neighborhood is more ethically sustainable because you are supporting a person in the community, making a connection, and providing better quality food for yourself.   Biodynamic living is a way to improve your connection to food, improve your connection to community, and ultimately take better care of yourself and our future.

 

We here at Life Chiropractic are passionate about sharing and developing this kind of community within our world.  We want to support you to reach out and make healthy connections, and develop a lifestyle that supports all of our well beings!

Call 303.678.1979 to schedule an appointment today or sign up for one of our free community events to see us in action.

Clarity

Clarity!

    We recently spoke about the word ‘Light’.  When we focus on lighting up our lives through health, wellness, truth and love, the life changing results are CLARITY!

When you have clarity, you possess a clearness of mind, free from obscurity and easy to understand. It means clearness, like water fresh from the mountain spring.  Adding light to your inner mixture, allowed you to identify where you were cloudy, and where darkness was lurking.  Through the light, we can foster clarity by being centered and grounded in the present moment, knowing what our goals are, and having open and honest communication with ourselves, primarily, in addition to our families and community.

    Use journaling to discover what drives you, and where you are going.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself to discover and create clarity:

 

    What are my biggest accomplishments?

    What are my biggest stumbling blocks?

 

        These questions will give you a sense of what your values are.  When you have a clear idea of what values most to you, you can align your habits to those values, and from there, develop goals.

 

Make a list of your values.

    List 3 goals that you consider to be vital

        You have now done some wonderful inner searching, and just from this can get connected with yourself, which always helps you feel good.  Take it to the next level:

 

MAKE A GAME PLAN!

 

        Underneath each goal, make a list of how you can get there with as much detail as you can muster.  Some people find this easier by working backwards and imagining what it would take to get to where you are going.  Do you need to start a savings account, get a gym membership, get nutrition counseling?  In your game plan list 3 people for each goal that you can call on. One to ask for help, another keep you accountable, and another to be your cheerleader.

    At Life Wellness we want to help you achieve these goals, whatever they are!  Chiropractic alignment, NET and QN Light Therapy will help with gaining clarity.  We can also check beliefs and clear the negative beliefs that are preventing you from achieving your goals. We can help align your body, mind and spirit for success!

For a free consultation call us at 303.678.1979 or register for one of our free community events.