August 27, 2009
Pick up a copy of Bay Area Parent this month! Our San Jose chapter of Holistic Moms Network is featured on page 23! Our chapter meets once a month for regular chapter meetings where we either have discussion meetings about all things holistic, or we have a featured speaker. We would love to meet other like-minded moms to offer support and a great community! Please join us for our next discussion meeting where we will discuss our identities as moms. Check our online calendar for future events!
August 27, 2009
You read that right! A new study in the journal Human Brain Mapping found that obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than their healthy weight counterparts and that their brains looked 16 years older! People classified just as overweight had 4 percent less brain tissue and looked 8 years older. Carrying extra weight has many negative health effects including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and now you can add sever brain degeneration to the list. This lack of brain tissue can put you at higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The good news is that this is within your control! Eating well, and staying active are the top ways to keeping your brain tissue intact and working well! There are more then 300 million obese people worldwide and the primary causes are inactivity and dependence on highly processed foods. Please help yourself and make just one healhtier decision today- it will affect the rest of your life!
August 24, 2009
When searching for a chiropractor how do you know you are calling a great one? Usually, asking a friend or family member who is happy with their chiropractor is a great way to start. However, what if you are new to the area or you don’t know anyone who sees a chiropractor? Start on the internet and then call those offices that are close to you. The best indicator that you have called a caring, competent office is a well trained, happy person answering the phone.
You will want to find a chiropractor who stays on the cutting edge of research and technology. Do they have a website? Do they use any technology to assess you? Do they use X-rays to get a look inside? Does the Doctor perform an evaluation before any care is rendered? Does the Chiropractor tell you what’s wrong, how they can help and what a care plan is before care is rendered? When you meet with the Doctor, are you listened to? Do you feel cared about?
Many people are concerned about finances when they call offices and call around to price compare or to see who will be covered by their insurance. A word of caution here, the old saying of “you get what you pay for” is even true in health care. What we have found to be true is that doctors who don’t participate in insurance plans are able to give you the care you truly need without being severely limited by insurance regulators.
To find out if we can help you and how we can be your chiropractor please call 408-979-9999 and ask Cate some questions!
August 13, 2009
The instrument we use to adjust the spine is called an Activator. Activator technique is one of the most researched techniques in chiropractic today and both Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Jennifer are both proficiency rated.
We use the activator for infants, some children and adults who prefer instrument adjusting over manual adjusting. Many practice members wonder how does that work? Is it the same as a manual adjustment? The answer is yes, it has the same effect as a manual adjustment and it works in a similar way. There are hundreds of techniques in chiropractic and it is all about finding the one that works best for YOUR body. Since we are all different, it is important for us as chiropractors to be well versed in many techniques so we are able to help many different people.
If you have a specific technique that you are looking for, please call Cate, our practice member coordinator at 408-979-9999 and she will help you find out if we practice the technique you are looking for!
August 10, 2009
We often associate disc breakdown with aging, but studies like this are giving us valuable clues to figuring out how this process begins. Why does this degeneration occur in children? Backpacks, musical instruments, sports,
excessive sitting can all cause micro-injuries to the spine that if left uncorrected cause degenerative change that may not be felt for YEARS to come.
Have you ever been to the dentist and she says, “You have a cavity that has been there for some time” even though you haven’t felt a thing? Just like cavities, spinal decay can start early and progress without you feeling anything!
A healthy spine is NECESSARY for your kids to be successful in school, which is why, for the month of August you can bring in your child for a spinal exam to check for signs of spinal stress and spinal curvature for only $30. Get your kids “back” on track!
Call Cate today at 408-979-9999 to schedule your child for this evaluation before school starts!
August 3, 2009
In our office chiropractic care begins with a thorough evaluation to determine the type, length and frequency of your care. We use the Insight Subluxation Station to assess the stability of your nervous system and check for any interference to optimal functioning. If necessary, we will take X-rays to look for any degenerative change in the spine.
Once the assessment is complete, we will design a care plan for you based on your goals for your care and the results from your assessment. Once you have decided how you want to participate in chiropractic care, your care can begin that day! You will be adjusted over a period of time and then re-assessed to measure your improvement. Your visits consist of a specific, powerful chiropractic adjustments to release old patterns in your nervous system and restore proper joint function. You will love your adjustments and your body will begin to absorb and assimilate the changes immediately. Once you’re on the road to a happier healthier you, why would you get off??