November 24, 2010
This is an easy thing to forget in the morning, or, rather to not make time for in the morning. I am usually really great about breakfast but I do have those mornings when time gets the better of me. This is what I do instead of Starbucks!
November 24, 2010
Are you planning to take advantage of all of the Black Friday deals on the 26th? We have five tips for keeping yourself hydrated and properly aligned during a day filled with shopping:
- Wear comfortable shoes. You’re going to be on your feet all day, so make sure you consider comfort in addition to style. Approach your choice as is if you’re walking a marathon. What shoes would you wear?
- Bring a water bottle. Staying hydrated is always important – and easily forgotten. Even though it’s generally not hot in November, remember to drink liquids throughout the day. Remember, our bodies are 70% water. Not only does it make sense to ingest enough for proper bodily functions but it also keeps soft tissue more pliable and less prone to injury.
- Avoid a heavy purse. Take out everything you won’t need for this specific trip and alternate shoulders throughout your shopping trip. Remember that your purse should weigh no more than 5% of your body weight, and less is better when you’ll be carrying it around all day. Read more about it here.
- Keep the weight down. Think about how heavy your purchases are. Distribute them evenly between your hands or drop items off in the car in between stores if possible. The less you carry around for hours, the better for your alignment!
- Plan to eat. Make sure you take breaks for food or pack snacks in your purse so the hungry crankies don’t set in. This will keep your body comfortable and everyone you interact with much happier!
Are you going shopping on Black Friday? What additional suggestions do you have?
Photo Credit: tinou bao
November 23, 2010
Come in for your pre-turkey day adjustment tomorrow!
November 22, 2010
We would love to have you join us on Thursday! Register for the Turkey Trot here!
November 18, 2010
If you’ve called our office over the past year and half, chances are you talked to Cate, our fabulous Practice Member Coordinator. Born and raised in Kansas, Cate moved out to California with a B.A. from Kansas State University after living in New York City and Denver, Colorado. With a background in sales, marketing and account management – in addition to a caring nature and Midwestern values – Cate is a perfect fit at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic. She absolutely loves getting to know our practice members and seeing the life-changing experiences in which chiropractic plays center stage.
Cate’s own life changed dramatically as she experienced the healing effects of chiropractic care and living a 100 Year Lifestyle. She’s since become passionate about living a healthy lifestyle through regular chiropractic adjustments, eating health food and working out regularly. Ever since beginning with us in March 2009, she’s been a part of the family and an important piece to our practice.
On her days off you’ll likely see Cate at the beach, out for a run, practicing yoga, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, curled up with a good book or on the phone with family in Kansas and Colorado. With a strong belief in living life to the fullest, Cate is almost always up for trying new things. She’s also involved with various non-profit organizations, including the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, OneBrick.org, Spirit & Truth Young Adult Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church and as a parishioner at Saint Christopher’s.
November 11, 2010
As wonderful as they are, the holidays can disrupt our routines just enough to throw us off-track thanks to the hours spent traveling and the large (and numerous) helpings of food. Here are 5 ways to keep on track during the holiday season:
- Watch what you eat. When it comes to holiday eating, portion sizes are important in addition to getting enough veggies. To help control how much you eat, drink a big glass of water before beginning the celebrations. When you look at your plate, half should be vegetables, one quarter protein and one quarter carbohydrate (if at all). Limit your helpings to no more than two, too.
- Get up and MOVE. Whether you are on the plane, train or in a car, it is vital that you get up and move your body frequently. There is no perfect posture, pillow or chair to be in for hours at a time. As a general rule of thumb, practice the 50/10 rule – 10 minutes of stretching or activity for each 50 minutes at rest.
- Drink lots of water! This will get you up and moving around for sure, and staying hydrated while on the go will help your body stay comfortable. Since our bodies are 70% water, not only does it make sense to ingest enough for proper bodily functions but it also keeps soft tissue more pliable and less prone to injury.
- In your new location, be sure to pencil in exercise – whether it’s walking around town, finding the gym at the hotel or doing some stretches in your room. Just 15-20 minutes of exercise a day can make a real difference in keeping you fit during your travels.
- Mind your feet. Yes, you want to be festive and look nice for any pictures, but make sure you think about what shoes you wear – especially if you’re going to be standing for long periods of time. This applies to those that plan to hit the stores for hours on end for Black Friday.
November 9, 2010
This is a continuation of the last post “What is Homeopathy?” contributed by local Homeopath, Mary Jo Aloi of Artemis Healing Center in Los Gatos.
“Remedies are generally made from plants, minerals or animals, and go through a special process so that they contain a very minute amount of the substance or even just the energetic pattern or information from the substance.
Homeopathy is particularly useful for chronic complaints, such as allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, hormonal disorders, skin conditions, infertility, etc. It is also very much indicated in cases where mental and emotional difficulties are most at the surface, such as depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, behavior disorders, ADD, autism, etc.
Homeopathy is also useful in acute circumstances. It can be used effectively at home for acute injuries and illnesses. It is low cost and effective, and has a very wide range of use, from simple colds and coughs to severe acute conditions. It can also be used both acutely and preventatively in outbreaks of contagious disease.
Any time someone is feeling stuck or limited on any level, homeopathy can be explored as a gentle yet powerful stimulus to promote self-healing and wellness.”
We resonate so much with this healing method because of it’s energetic ties to healing and that homeopathy also recognizes that it is the healing power of the body that heals- nothing else!
Have you ever tried homeopathy? What were your results?
November 4, 2010
How can you help others and yourself this year?
For the month of November, we will be collecting food for the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose. The most needed foods are :
You are also entitled to receive a complimentary evaluation, including any necessary X-rays, a report of our findings at no charge*! Please call our office at 408-979-9999 to schedule your evaluation!
*Please note, this offer not valid for Medicare/Medical subscribers.
November 4, 2010
It’s that time of year when the air gets crisp and fall food begins to immerge. Here’s a deliciously healthy recipe for those days when you want to bundle up inside, courtesy of AllRecipes:
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 5 whole black peppercorns
- Heat stock, salt, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.
- Puree the soup in small batches (1 cup at a time) using a food processor or blender.
- Return to pan, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir in heavy cream. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.
November 2, 2010
Many of our practice members do not like to use drugs for symptoms, but would still like to feel better from whatever is ailing them! We have found homeopathy to be extremely effective and a terrific adjunct to chiropractic care! This post is from our Homeopath, Mary Jo Aloi, DHom(UK), PCH
“Homeopathy is a unique system of healing. Its basis is energetic. A well selected homeopathic remedy provides the body’s innate healing mechanism information about where it is stuck. The individual then has what is needed to bring about healing herself. Both health and disease are processes, and homeopathy is a stimulus to the organism to move the process toward health and wholeness.
It’s foundational principles are the law of similars, the minimum dose and the totality of symptoms.
A substance that can create a group of symptoms in a healthy individual is also capable of healing that group of symptoms in illness when appropriately taken. This is called the law of similars or “like cures like”. Many conventional medications actually work in opposition to what the body’s natural wisdom is trying to do. For example, fever reducers act in opposition to the immune system’s natural response. Under moderate fever conditions, a person may feel better temporarily when the symptom is removed, however, the body must still deal with whatever is out of balance, and this can take longer when the body’s natural response is interfered with. Homeopathy works with the natural response, enhances the body’s immune system and brings resolution more gently, rapidly and permanently.
In classical homeopathy, the remedy is chosen based on the whole picture of the person and their way of expressing disease as indicated by the symptoms they experience. For example two people with a sore throat in the same outbreak of a virus may each need a different remedy based on how they express the disease. One may have a sore throat with pain on swallowing, pain shooting into the ear and feeling chilly, while the other may have a raw throat that feels better when swallowing, be hot and sweaty and not want any constrictive clothing around the neck. These two individuals require different remedies.”
Have you tried homeopathy? What were your results?
Stay tuned for part two!