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June 2009 Health Newsletter


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» 4 essentials for life
» Why chiropractic for Children?
» Chiropractor Cures Paralyzed K9
» Chiropractic Safety Check
» Chiropractic Care Not Bankruptcy
» Increase Sleep, Lower Blood Pressure

4 essentials for life

  

                                                               Drs. Baum and Braun speaks:

                                               The 4 essentials to Life:

 

There have been found to be four basic essentials to life, as we know it.  The difference in excellence of these four things gives way to a respective quality of life.  Of course, it is left up to you to choose this higher quality, leading you to live longer and happier, instead of just existing!

 

Food ~ the body can live approximately 30 days without food. The nutrients gained from food give the body energy, supplying fuel for movement as well as healing and self-sustaining actions, (ex. Breathing, blood flow, muscle contractions, etc).  It is the quality of this food that determines how much nutrition the body receives.  Also determined by this factor, are what toxins the body must "weed out" in order to gain nutrition.  Many processed foods today lack nutrition altogether, many vegetables and fruits are covered in pesticides or are genetically engineered.  This just presents the body with yet another obstacle, taking away valuable energy from the body to rid itself of such toxic junk.  Make a choice, choose organic unprocessed foods, the way nature makes them, and minimize the toxins in your lifestyle.

 

Water ~ the body can live approximately 4 days without water.

You body has an average of 60 to 70% total make up of water.  Your brain is 83%, muscles 75%, and bones 22%.  Infants are approximately 70 to 80% water.  So really we all just need to drink more, but what about the quality?  There are things lurking in our water supplies today.  In fact many cities send out alerts as to the local water contents.  It is best to start drinking filtered water, and because your skin is an absorptive organ, possibly filter the water in which you bathe!

 

Air ~ the body can only live for a matter of minutes without air (about 4min.).

Some people have trained hard to gain larger lung capacity.  However the world record for holding ones breath is still a matter of minutes.  It is the oxygen in our air that allows the body to thrive, a major part of the chemical cycle that produces energy for all the body's functions.  Do your part to help keep the air as clean as possible!

 

~ And Nerve Supply ~

 

The body can only live a fraction of a second without nerve supply!

 

The Nervous System has two main parts, the Central and the Peripheral systems.  The entire nervous system acts as a master system, it controls everything that you do, and don't think about doing.  That is to say, not a single thing happens without your nervous system first initiating an action.  In fact it is so important that it is the first thing that is created when a fetus is growing and it is entirely encased in bone for protection.  Every action, healing, hearing, seeing, breathing, blood flow, temperature maintenance, originates in the brain.  A message travels down the spinal column and out into the body.  Subluxations block and slow these messages, and the only way to remove the interference caused by subluxations is to get adjusted. 

 

It is about quality of life!   In order to be at 100%, your body must be functioning at 100%!  It all begins with your Nervous System!  Health comes from within!

Author: Dr. Baum and Dr. Braum
Source: Chiro planet
Copyright: DR. Baum and Dr. Braum 2008


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Why chiropractic for Children?

 

Why Chiropractic Care for Children?

Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?

More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children.Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress.

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away. As the infant grows, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle trauma throughout childhood will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.

One of the most common reason parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches (to name a few) because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care can help.

It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.

The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.

The doctor of chiropractic will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child's size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits. They also report that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.

To enhance your child’s ability to function in a greater state of health, we can help you find a doctor of chiropractic near you who is dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care. Once your family has experienced the many benefits of chiropractic care—please help us tell others!

 

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Author: Chiroplanet.com
Source: June 2008 ,nro2
Copyright: 2008 2008


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Chiropractor Cures Paralyzed K9
The following is a re-posting of a recent article discussing the incredible power of chiropractic care. While in this case the patient happened to be a paralyzed dog, the mechanism is not much different, if at all, in humans:

Mike Lean and dog
Mike and Tania Lean's cherished pet Lady was hit by a car last year and diagnosed "paralyzed" and worse by their vet.

Cue Sylvia Arts, a doctor chiropractor, who when asked if she would treat the eight-year-old mongrel could not refuse.

"Mike rang me terribly upset," says Ms Arts. "He told me Lady was paralyzed and would have to be put down. He just said 'will you try?'

"At first I said I had never dealt with anything of this capacity. Mike said to me, 'a back is a back, a bone is bone, would you please check her?' If you can potentially help, how can you say no?"

Mr and Mrs Lean travelled from their home at Kaiwaka, north of Wellsford, to visit Ms Arts in Howick, a trip they've been doing for some years as her regular clients.

Giving it a go, Ms Arts says the first time she saw Lady, the little dog couldn't move her two hind legs and was in "terrible pain".

"I'd been told she was paralyzed, but I knew she could feel what I was doing," she says.

"Then her tail started wagging – we all nearly started crying. I was as astounded as Mike and Tania were."

Lady's mum Mrs Lean told the Times the dog now runs around as if the accident never happened, the opposite to her diagnosis.

Although Ms Arts enjoys working with Lady, it's an unusual case and she prefers to keep her practice for humans. "Obviously if someone came to me [with their animal] and had no other option I wouldn't say no," says Ms Arts.

"People should always go to their vet first and there are professional veterinary chiropractors out there."

Whether it's a human or canine, Ms Arts has used her same healing principals on Lady.

Initially she treated Lady daily, then every three to four days and had her bounding around in two weeks.

"Looking at Lady now, you'd never know what she went through last year," says Mrs Lean.

"Seeing Sylvia really worked for us and it still works for Lady."

Ms Arts does not want to take any credit for the dog's rehabilitation. She says she works on a principal of "getting the body to heal itself".

"Her tail started wagging – we all nearly started crying." – Sylvia Arts
"I clear the subluxations [when spinal joints misalign] to the vertebra, then the central nervous system, which is like the super highway of information from brain to body, can communicate better and then go on to heal itself."

Lady still visits Ms Arts "every few months" for minor readjustments.

Her owners say that "it's easy because Lady gets treated the same time as we do".

"She still gets a bit nervous but mostly excited when she comes in," says Ms Arts. "It's as if she knows what I'm doing is good for her."

Author: Jo Tuapawa
Source: Howick and Pakuranga Times
Copyright: Times Newspapers 2009


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Chiropractic Safety Check

Chiropractic is not only one of the most effective forms of care for a number of different health conditions, it's also extremely safe. Numerous studies have been conducted showing this to be true. Chiropractic's natural, non-invasive approach helps to minimize adverse effects and helps ensure a safe, successful outcome to care. In fact, according to a recent study published in the new issue of Spine, the leading international medical journal focusing on the spine and spinal region, "There is no robust data concerning the incidence or prevalence of adverse reactions after chiropractic." Chiropractic is and continues to be safe, natural and effective health care for all ages.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. May 15, 2009. Volume 34. Issue 11.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Chiropractic Care Not Bankruptcy

While we're not claiming chiropractic care will prevent bankruptcy, we do want consumers to be aware that chiropractic care has been shown to be a very cost-effective solution for back pain as well as other conditions. With more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies stemming from excessive medical bills and the economy struggling to get back on track, now more than ever is the time to make not only wise financial decisions but also wise health care decisions. If you're suffering from back pain, musculoskeletal pain and other ailments, or you just wish to become healthier and "well" again, consider the safe, natural, cost-effective approach of chiropractic care.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The American Journal of Medicine. Volume 122. No. 6.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Increase Sleep, Lower Blood Pressure

New research indicates adults who get inadequate amounts of sleep experience an increased incidence of high blood pressure. In middle-aged adults, missing on average of just one hour of sleep per night over five years raises the risk of developing high blood pressure by 37 percent. This is concerning as high blood pressure significantly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, and is the first and third leading cause of death in Americans. Other complications include heart failure, kidney disease and blindness. So if you're looking for a valid excuse to get your beauty sleep, you've now got it!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. June 8, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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