March 31, 2011
Happy April Fool’s Day Eve! Tomorrow is the day known for tricking each other into believing something that isn’t true…but are you sure you’re not doing that to yourself already?
A lot of us are fooled when it comes to our health; we think the way we feel is the best judge of how our bodies are doing. But did you know that our sensory system – the system that makes us physically feel – only makes up 10% of our nervous system? This means we actually don’t feel 90% of what’s going on in our bodies, such as food digestion, blood gases, cholesterol level, liver functionality, etc.
Yes, pain is a good indicator of a problem, but the lack of pain or symptoms doesn’t mean everything is in good shape. Have you ever gone to the dentist and found out that you had a cavity when you didn’t feel it? What about heart disease? The first sign of heart disease in 95% of cases is a fatal heart attack – one without any pain or symptoms before the incident.
Feeling good does not mean that you are functioning at 100% or that everything is working well; don’t be fooled into not taking action! We can remove subluxation you might not even feel yet so your body can help itself stay in tip-top shape. Call us at (408) 979-9999 to make an appointment or find out more.
March 29, 2011
Since we first wrote about the about the EFX Bracelets, many of our practice members have seen incredible results in balance, strength and flexibility. Do you want to see how they work? Do you have a story about the bracelets?
March 24, 2011
Kathy got such great results by being consistent and we love serving her! How can we help YOU?
March 24, 2011
Water. We talk about it fairly regularly because it is so important – and so useful! Water is an all-purpose wonder-substance. It’s great for your skin, your digestive system, and circulatory system, and aids in weight loss and cellulite reduction. If you feel fatigued during the day, it’s usually because you aren’t hydrated properly.
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. Forget the sugary beverages like soda and even juice – our bodies love water best. A good guideline is to take your body weight and divide in half. That’s how many ounces you should drink every day.
Here are five tips to help you drink more water:
- Bring a water bottle to work with you, or keep one in your car so you remember to keep drinking water throughout the day. If you’re keeping yourself hydrated your bladder will help you remember to get up frequently, keeping you from excessive sitting, too!
- Set an alarm to go off every 50 minutes. Every time it goes off, stand up, finish your glass of water, and refill it for the next 50 minutes.
- If you don’t like the “taste” of water, keep a supply of lemons or limes so that you can add a slice to your water – it cuts any bitterness, adds a bit of vitamin C and makes it taste more festive!
- Ask for water when you go out to eat. Not only will it help you stay healthier, but it will cut down on the total bill!
- Eat foods that contain a lot of water, like watermelon and tomatoes.
What do you think? How do you get yourself to drink more water?
March 23, 2011
What is your minimum life expectancy? Your maximum? How about for your children? What will your quality of life be like along the way? These quick calculations and facts can be a real wake up call for you and your loved ones.
Calculate Your M-PYR™ (Pronounced “empire”)
M-PYR stands for Minimum Potential Years Remaining. It takes into account what you know about your personal family history and compares this to your current age to determine the minimum number of years that you have left.
Calculate Your M-PYR NOW:
1. What’s the age of your oldest grandparent ever (living or deceased): ______
2. Your current age: ______
3. Your M-PYR (2 – 1): ______
So what’s your M-PYR? If your oldest grandparent ever was 90, and you are currently 45, then you have an M-PYR of 45. This is your MINIMUM potential years remaining. If your oldest grandparent ever was 82 and you are 77, then your M-PYR is 5. If your oldest grandparent ever was 102 and you are 32, then you have an M-PYR of 70.
If your M-PYR is longer than you thought, look at your choices and evaluate their long term benefit to you. If you don’t do this, you may be setting yourself up for a sick and deteriorating future, even though you may feel fine today. If you are a procrastinator who is already suffering from an unhealthy lifestyle, a long M-PYR can be very motivating. After all, there’s only one thing worse than suffering, and that’s suffering for another 25, 50, or 75 years.
Committing to healthier lifestyle choices, including taking care of your spine and nervous system with chiropractic care, can ensure that your remaining years are good ones and not years of sickness, poverty and loneliness. Healthy choices now will improve your life now, and as you age.
If your M-PYR is short, than you will surely feel a sense of urgency to get your act together.
Waiting for a heart attack to eat healthy and exercise is a bad idea.
Waiting for a diagnosis of cancer to eat healthy, exercise and strengthen your immune system is not a good idea.
Just because society is crisis motivated, doesn’t mean that this is the way that you should be. I love seeing people who embrace chiropractic care and their ideal 100 Year Lifestyle, and regardless of their age, they feel younger and healthier than ever. But why wait for a crisis.
Look at family photos of your parents and grandparents. Do you like the way they have aged? Do you think that if they knew they were going to live as long as they are, or did, that they would have made different choices? You are getting the advance notice that they never received. What will you do with this information?
Your M-PYR is not your MAX-PYR™
Your M-PYR is not your MAX-PYR, or maximum potential years remaining. Who knows what your number could be? If you ate healthy, exercised, took care of your spine and nervous system, had good relationships and a sense of purpose, what would be the limits of your longevity?
New research in the Lancet found that more than 50% of babies can expect to live to 100. Some scientists even say that we can live to 1,000. I don’t know about that, but I do know that if you make healthy choices you are much more likely to enjoy a quality life for your entire lifetime.
Recently there was a gentleman whose M-PYR was -1. He had already outlived the oldest relative in his family, and he was really happy about it. He was healthy and functioning at a very high level. He had a great perspective on his life and he was very glad to be here.
Your M-PYR is not your MAX-PYR. Make healthy choices. Embrace Chiropractic Lifestyle Care, and you and your loved ones will enjoy the quality of life you deserve.
Reprinted with permission from The Family Practice.
March 22, 2011
Research by Dr. Videman out of Helsinki, Finland found that even minor traumas to the spine can cause scar tissue formation within two weeks. How many two weeks is okay with you?
The birth process can be very traumatic to a newborn’s spine and cause pressure on the nerves that affect breathing, digestion, heart rate as well as the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Because additional research has found that nerve compression can exist without pain, this spinal trauma can be asymptomatic for decades. That is a lot of two weeks! How many two weeks is acceptable for you? How about your children?
If you have ever watched a child learning to walk, how many times a day do you think they fall on their bottom? This repetitive bouncing on their bum can cause their spine to become misaligned with pressure on the nerve, subluxations, which can affect their growth and development and lie dormant for decades. This is also a lot of two weeks especially if they live to be 80, 90 or 100 years old. How do you think this will affect their quality of life as they age?
As the famous poet William Wordsworth said, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” This is absolutely true for the spine. Both major and minor traumas that accumulate over time will affect the way your child’s spine grows.
Seriously, how many two weeks is acceptable for your children? Even more important than the structure of the spine, which is really important, is the impact that these traumas have on the function of the nervous system.
Research shows that the weight of a dime, not a lot of pressure, can reduce transmission. Stretching a nerve as little as six degrees can reduce nerve function up to 70% according to Journal of Spine and Joint Surgery.
These traumas that affect the structure also affect the function because of the relationship between the spine and nervous system.
Your nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every cell, tissue and organ of your body. This includes your sinuses, heart, lungs, liver, kidney, stomach, intestines and every other organ as well as your arms, legs, hormonal balance and literally every function that is both conscious and unconscious that your body performs.
As the two weeks accumulate from these traumas, both the function of the spine and the nervous system are compromised. These compromises can be disguised as a myriad of symptoms ranging from allergies, digestive disturbances and attention deficits to headaches, neck pain or backaches.
Unfortunately, however, most of these traumas lie asymptomatic for decades of two weeks until the body can no longer adapt and breaks down with more severe health problems, pain and even contribute to sickness and disease. Dr. Henry Windsor conducted research that found a nearly 100% correlation between the compromised nerve connections in an injured spine and diseases of the internal organs. (The Windsor Autopsies, The Medical Times)
More than 15 million people each year become diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a condition that results from decades of two weeks that influence the joints of the body.
Since deterioration can occur within 2 weeks, many individuals and families make weekly and bi-weekly adjustments a central piece of their healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle Care keeps your spine in balance with no pressure on the nervous system so your body can function at higher levels. Don’t wait until you “feel” it. You may have waited lots of two weeks too long.
Reprinted with permission from The Family Practice.
March 17, 2011
This is the time of year where college basketball shines: it’s March Madness. We’ve talked about how chiropractic care helps football and baseball players before, but given the time of year we wanted to remind you that it helps basketball players, too.
Every year there are over 1.6 million basketball-related injuries treated by professional doctors (and those are just the ones that come in for treatment). Although some injuries require a lot of rest before getting back on the court, some don’t. Many basketball players – from amateur to professional – play with hip and back pain, sprains, jammed fingers and more.
Whether you’re simply watching March Madness or making it out to the court with a few buddies, we want you to keep your body in tip-top shape! In addition to seeing a chiropractor regularly, here are a few things to keep in mind:
For those watching the games –
- Remember the 50/10 rule. Every 50 minutes stand up, walk around and stretch. This could include a quick trip to the restroom or simply staying in front of the TV.
- Drink plenty of water. Water is the best beverage for you to drink, plus if you’re keeping yourself hydrated your bladder help you remember to get up frequently, too!
- Watch what you eat. It’s easy to grab convenient snacks like chips and cookies, so plan ahead and find a few healthier munchies like mixed nuts, fruits and veggies. Try to manage your portion control so you don’t eat too much, too!
For those on the court –
- Warm up and stretch. Taking a little bit of extra time to loosen your muscles will help prevent injuries.
- Don’t push yourself too hard. If you haven’t played consistently over the past few years, remember your muscles aren’t used to moving the same ways it did when you were younger.
- Bring a water bottle. This is really something everyone needs. Staying hydrated is always important – and easily forgotten. Take a breaks to drink a few slugs of water before getting back to the game. 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.
March 10, 2011
Are you trying to have a baby? Or do you know someone who is? According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 6 million women in the United States are infertile, and over 9 million use some kind of infertility service. There is some good news, though: Chiropractic care can help!
According to an article on Natural Fertility:
A series of research papers published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research found that chiropractic care had positive results treating infertility regardless of the woman’s age, number of years infertile, previous medical intervention or health history including miscarriages, blocked fallopian tubes, amenorrhea, colitis or trauma.
If you think about it, this makes sense. As subluxation builds up in your spine, it affects the way your body performs. Once a chiropractor begins removing subluxation through regular adjustments, your body can work the way it’s designed to – which can include conceiving a child.
Here at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic we’ve seen this happen first-hand over and over again. Numerous women have started to come in after years of unsuccessful attempts and, after just a couple of months, announced their pregnancies. We’re not the only ones that have seen these success stories, though. Women previously thought as infertile throughout the country have ended up pregnant after just a few months of starting to see a chiropractor.
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March 3, 2011
An integral part of Rozenhart Family Chiropractic is Dr. Stephanie Rozenhart. With 10 years of practice under her belt, Dr. Stephanie is certified to provide chiropractic care to infants, children and expectant mothers in addition to adult men and women. She and her sister, Dr. Jennifer, opened Rozenhart Family Chiropractic, a Certified Bay Area Green business, in 2008 to provide a place where families can get well and live the best lives possible.
Always up for a challenge, a big focus for Dr. Stephanie is professional and personal development, which shows in her numerous accomplishments. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta, she went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Since then, Dr. Stephanie has also become certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics, as a Wellness Coach and as a 100 Year Lifestyle Provider.
Dr. Stephanie also donates services to multiple charities. In the past year she’s also done volunteer work for California Community Partners for Youth, Habitat for Humanity and a Fundraiser for Aaron Tanner Event. She really likes to help other business owners succeed and grow their business too, which is one reason she’s involved with so many professional organizations including the California Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, The Family Practice, eWomen Network, Bay Area Business Referral Group, SASSY networking, Campbell Leads Group and Women’s Networking Alliance, from which she received the Member of the Year Award in 2010 and the Excellence Award in 2009.
In her free time, Dr. Stephanie enjoys gardening, cooking, running, reading, downhill skiing, yoga and travel, in addition to spending time with her significant other, Darren, Head Coach, General Manager and part owner of the San Jose SaberCats (Arena Football Team). They have a grey cat named Hecky and look forward to getting a dog (and maybe some chickens) in the future.