August 27, 2011
The great inventor, Thomas Edison, who produced such amazing patents and technologies including the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera, was also a health care visionary. Concerned about health care during his day, he made a declaration. In the 1903 publication of The Newark Advocate, in a piece called The Edison Wizard, Edison stated, “The doctor of the FUTURE will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Edison believed that it made much more sense to keep oneself healthy and be an educated consumer than to wait for a crisis and then take care of yourself. He understood the age-old saying, “If you wear out your body, where are you going to live?” And, of course, based on his quote, he realized the importance of fueling the body with good food and drink through healthy eating habits. This quote has become the foundation for drugless healing professions who believe in the innate healing capacity and health potential of the human body. Chiropractic has become the number one drugless health care profession in the world.
Edison also understood the importance of avoiding drugs whenever possible. If you have ever watched a drug ad on TV and closed your eyes while listening to the side effects, you certainly can understand why. For example, the manufacturer of one pain relieving drug indicates three times in a thirty-second commercial that the drug can cause death and makes additional cautionary statements while the people in the ad dance happily on a beach. Before you ever take a drug, become educated about it and explore drug-free options first.
“The care of the human frame” means keeping your spine and nervous system aligned, balanced and as healthy as possible beginning immediately after birth and through every phase of life. This will keep your posture straight and strong and keep your joints, muscles and ligaments young and flexible. Most importantly it will keep your nervous system communicating with every cell in an appropriate way to ensure that your body is functioning at its best.
It’s 108 years later and time to update Edison’s quote as follows: “The doctor of the PRESENT will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of dis-ease.” The future is now and, for the sake of prevention, a hyphen has been added to change disease to dis-ease. Why?
Dis-ease leads to disease. The human body, your body, is self-healing and self-regulating as long as there is no interference to its natural ability to function properly. Interference, called vertebral subluxation when it occurs in the spine, puts the body out of balance which can lead to disease, pain, deterioration and many other health problems. Eliminating dis-ease before it becomes disease, pain, deterioration or other health problems is what prevention, and chiropractic, is all about.
Isn’t it time for you and your loved ones to BE PRESENT in the way you take care of your health? When you apply this new quote to your personal and family health care philosophy, it means that you will no longer wait until your body breaks down then look to drugs or surgery as the solution. You will only utilize them as a last resort and instead, take an Edison-like approach, making the care of your frame, spine and nervous system your top priority.
Reprinted with permission from The Family Practice.
August 26, 2011
Top athletes and performers challenge their physical and mental limits everyday. They don’t wait until they get sick or injured to take care of themselves. They fine tune their bodies regularly with Chiropractic Lifestyle Care.
A recent study found that athletes who participated in regular chiropractic care enjoyed a 10% improvement in their overall performance time and results compared to athletes who were not under chiropractic care. World-class athletes like Lance Armstrong, Roger Craig, Emmitt Smith, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and others know that chiropractic care can give you the extra edge you need in your athletic performance and in life. In fact, many amateur and professional athletes would not even consider competing without first being adjusted by their chiropractor. Olympic gold medalist, Dan O’Brien said, “You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment. Chiropractic is essential for my training.”
A 10% improvement in athletic performance is a huge amount for an athlete or for anyone. Just think about it. 10% can mean the difference between running a 10 second hundred-meter dash or an 11 second hundred-meter dash. For a runner it could mean winning the race versus not even making the team.
What if your immune system functioned 10% better and you got 10 % better sleep? Chiropractic can help you heal quickly, maximize your athletic potential and make the most of your training. On the other side of the coin, what if your spine had a subluxation, spinal injury with nerve pressure, and your body functioned 10% worse?
With the right support team in place, pro-athletes, and young athletes alike, can increase their performance while they maximize their future health potential.
Research has shown that spinal nerves are much more susceptible to pressure than previously thought. A University of Colorado study concluded that only 5-10mm of mercury pressure (about the weight of a dime) can reduce nerve transmission while the stretching of a nerve by as little as 6% can decrease its strength by up to 70%. Unbalanced spines lead to increased incidence of sports injury and disc degeneration while also affecting the function of your entire body.
Coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain-killing drugs are not the answer to sports-related injuries. They merely cover up the symptoms, deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious.
Chiropractic Lifestyle Care can get you in the best health possible. These check ups will ensure that your spine is growing and developing in a healthy, balanced way without pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.
Too many amateur and professional athletes are sidelined with injuries that could be avoided. Others sit it out on the bench because their injuries are not responding to common treatments. Still others are playing, but at less than peak efficiency, simply because their spine is out of balance.
Make chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle today. If your body were functioning at a 10% higher level, the difference over time would be extraordinary!
Reprinted with permission from The Family Practice.
August 24, 2011
When did you begin receiving chiropractic care? Many people don’t begin until a major back or neck injury causes pain, but the truth is that chiropractic care can help everybody – even children!
Rozenhart Family Chiropractic’s own Dr. Stephanie is our specialist when it comes to children. After receiving chiropractic care as a child herself, she knows it is important and can actually help prevent a lot of common childhood illnesses like ear infections and colic.
We adjust children differently than we adjust adults here at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic. We use non-force, gentle techniques that can even be used on infants. In fact, the youngest child Dr. Stephanie has ever adjusted was just 9 hours old!
Do you have kids or grandkids that could use chiropractic care? Call us at (408) 979-9999 to find out more about our techniques!
August 19, 2011
August 18, 2011
The kids are heading back to school soon, which means they go back to a packed lunch. What can you give them that will give them the energy they need and that they will actually eat?
The key to great eating is UNprocessed food; try to include as many whole foods as possible. Here are 5 ideas:
- Instead of making a sandwich with lunch meat, use real, unprocessed meat like leftover turkey or chicken from dinner the night before.
- If your child likes peanut butter and jelly, use whole grain bread, all-natural peanut butter and natural fruit jelly (the kind without a lot of added sugar).
- Include fruits or veggies that are easy to eat like fresh strawberries or celery sticks.
- Add a few snacks like rice crakers, seaweed chips and dried fruit / fruit leather.
- Include water bottle or, if your child won’t drink it, whole fruit juices without added sugar.
Remember to avoid anything with a lot of sugar and chemicals like fruit snacks, soda and candy.
What additional tips do you suggest for packing your child’s lunch?
August 11, 2011
As summer is beginning to wind down, a lot of us are returning from vacation and jumping back into our busy lives. So how can you recover on-the-go?
Here are 4 tips:
- Re-establish good eating habits, even if you indulged a little bit while gone.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Schedule in your exercise time and stick to your calendar!
- Make time for your chiropractic appointments, even if everything is unusually busy as you catch up.
Although sometimes it doesn’t feel like there’s always time to make time for all four tips, in reality they’ll help your body work more effectively and recover even faster.
What additional ways do you recover from vacation?
August 11, 2011
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August 4, 2011
Do you have a child heading back to school soon? As important as school is, it isn’t always the ideal environment for our kids’ backs. Studies show that backpacks, musical instruments, sports and 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.
The good news is that, whether they’re 5 or 15, there are a few things your kids can do (or you can help them do) to protect their spine:
- Make sure their backpack weighs no more than 5% of their body weight.
- At least once per month, have your student completely empty their backpack and only put back in what’s absolutely needed.
- Encourage your little child to get up and move around every 50 minutes. You might not be able to control how long they sit at school, but reminding them to stand up and move around as a homework or video game break can help.
- Take your son(s) and/or daughter(s) in for a preventative chiropractic appointment. Just as dentists find cavities before you feel them, chiropractors can identify and correct spinal decay before the effects are felt.
What are additional ways you encourage your kids to keep their back on track?