November 25, 2011
Have you had a chance to enjoy a massage by our wonderful massage therapist Dionne? If not, what are you waiting for? As our holiday gift to you were are offering 30-40% off of 1 hour massages. You can’t beat that!
This offer expires December 23rd, so don’t wait. Purchase yours now!
You will receive 30% off for an hour of massage. That is $45.50 each for up to 4 massages. When you purchase 5 or more you receive 40% off!!! That makes each massage only $39!!!
These are transferable and make great gifts for the holidays! Let us know if you want us to mail you the certificates or if you would prefer to pick them up at the office.
The fine print:
Certificates expire June 23rd, 2012
Must be used at 4620-B Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA, 95124
May purchase a maximum of 10 certificates
November 23, 2011
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
- Eileen Caddy
Thanksgiving is a natural time to reflect on all we’re thankful for. But it’s good for you to embrace gratitude the other 364 days of the year, too. Recent studies have shown that people who feel grateful are healthier than others, sleep better, and suffer less from anxiety and depression. They are more likely to take care of themselves by eating right and getting regular exercise. People who adopt gratitude as a permanent mindset are better able to manage stress, and low stress levels mean better overall health. Here are a few ways to cultivate a grateful mindset:
Keep a “gratitude journal” to help focus on the good things in your life. Try to write at least one thing you are grateful for in the journal each day.
Share your feelings – tell the people in your life when you appreciate something they’ve done. A heartfelt “thank you” can mean a lot. Before you know it, everyone in your house will be expressing gratitude!
Take a second look at the things in your life that you might be taking for granted. Your health, home and family are all things to be cherished and appreciated.
Try to turn negative thoughts around. If you are feeling stressed at work, flip the situation and think about the things you like about your job.
Make gratitude a family tradition. Create a “gratitude book” for each family member to write in each year at Thanksgiving. You’ll have fun reading through it over the years.
For more ideas on making gratitude part of your daily life, here are 40 more suggestions.
November 22, 2011
My name is Deirdre Imagire and I’m a Holistic Health Counselor. In my practice, I help people find the foods that are right for their individual bodies, guiding them in making gradual dietary and lifestyle changes for improved health and wellbeing. I also provide support for individuals wanting to enjoy healthy foods to live better with allergies/food sensitivities and who wish to lose weight.
Clients who’ve worked with me report:
- reduced stressed
- increased energy
- feeling good about the foods they’re eating
- feeling good about the food they’re serving to their families
- experiencing increased family harmony
How, you ask, can a nutritionist help you feel less stressed and have a more harmonious family? That’s where the “Holistic” part comes in. I work with people to address, not only what they’re eating, but also aspects of their lives that could be affecting food choices. Sometimes finding peace and balance in our interpersonal relationships is the key to improving our relationship with food.
Our lives can get so busy that we barely recognize that we’re hungry or notice that when we’re full. My favorite way to improve health and wellbeing is learning to slow down to enjoy the present moment – something that my 2 year-old son helps teach me every day!
Are you curious about how holistic health counseling can help you? Let’s talk. Click here to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with me today. Want to read a bit more first? Peruse my website, find a new recipe, glance at one of my newsletters, and check out what people are saying about working with me.
I’m not big on all the craziness of Black Friday, but it seemed like a good time to offer a special deal and I didn’t think any one would object. So, here it is: I’m offering 1 FREE month of counseling for all those who sign up for a 6-month wellness plan between now and November 30th. (That means you can start getting my support now and have my help through the holiday season and not have to pay a dime until sometime after the New Year.) Click here and book your complimentary consultation now to make sure to take advantage of this special offer. Just mention Rozenhart Family Chiropractic in the comments when you schedule your session.
November 17, 2011
Snack food has gotten a bad reputation over the years – often for good reason. Most of the items sold as “snacks” are processed foods loaded with sugar and chemicals, guaranteed to lead to an energy crash. But there are plenty of healthy options out there to help you get through your day with steady energy and in top shape. Here are a few we like:
• Fresh fruit – and veggies too! Nature couldn’t make it simpler – grab an apple or a few carrots and you’ve got a portable, nutritious snack. The fiber will keep you feeling full and you’ll get sustained energy, not just a quick spike.
• Nuts and seeds. Nuts are a great source of protein, vitamin E and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They can be high in fat and calories, however, so eat nuts in moderation.
• Granola bars. Not all bars are created equal – it’s easy to sneak in a ton of added sugar, so be sure to read labels carefully. Look for bars that are created with whole (and wholesome) ingredients, like Kind’s Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew.
• Crackers. Sometimes you just want that salty crunch. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips or a box of crackers that’s loaded with trans-fats, try a healthier option, like Kashi’s TLC Original 7-Grain crackers.
• Sparkling juice. Instead of drinking soda pop (even diet), do your body a favor and make your own sparkling juice instead. Cut 100% fruit juice with club soda for a tasty, refreshing drink. You’ll get the benefits of fruit juice with fewer calories.
November 10, 2011
It’s the time of year when viruses are making the rounds through offices and schools, but coming down with the cold that’s going around isn’t inevitable! Making healthy choices a habit leads to a strong immune system that can fight off even the nastiest germs. Why suffer and resort to treating symptoms with medication when you can stay healthy the first place? Here are a few tips to help you feel your best this winter – and all year round!
- Schedule regular adjustments. Regular chiropractic care contributes to your overall wellness and removes spinal interference that can impair your immune response.
- Eat well. You know it’s important to include whole grains and a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, and that’s especially true during cold and flu season. Look for citrus fruits loaded with vitamin C, and keep eating your greens!
- Avoid stress. Easier said than done, right? But stress is known to weaken immunity, so do what you can to eliminate unnecessary stressors from your life.
- Get adequate rest. Sleep is essential to your body’s well-being, especially when you are trying to stay healthy. Make a habit of going to bed and waking at the same time each day.
- Exercise daily. Go outside and get some fresh air if possible. Research consistently shows that moderate exercise boosts immunity, so be sure to get out for a brisk walk or a bike ride regularly.
- Get a massage. Even just a single massage session has been found to boost immunity, so imagine how healthy you would be if you incorporated massage into your regular healthcare routine!
Take care of yourself this winter so you’re not dragged down by lingering colds and viruses. Schedule an appointment at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic today by calling Kristina at 408-979-9999 or schedule online now!
November 9, 2011
Isn’t it time you stopped chasing symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems as you age.
When you get sick, for example, and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection. Bacteria thrive in a climate that is 98.6 degrees so your body’s Innate Intelligence raises your temperature to help fight off the infection on its own. The symptoms of this elevated temperature can be muscle aches, fatigue, weakness and general malaise. At the first sign or symptom of a fever, many people will immediately panic and try to bring the temperature down with medication, treating the symptoms rather than letting the body do its job and heal itself.
The medications that are used to treat these symptoms can lead to side effects and even weaken the body’s natural immunity. In recent years, the overuse of antibiotics has created an epidemic of superbugs within individuals that are untreatable and pose a serious threat to our long term health.
The CDC states, “If antibiotics are used too often for things they can’t treat—like colds or other viral infections—they can stop working effectively. Antibiotic resistance has been a concern for years and is considered one of the world’s most critical public health threats. Widespread overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics is fueling an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
In the U.S., antibiotic-resistant infections are responsible for $20 billion in excess healthcare costs, $35 billion in societal costs and $8 million in additional hospital days.”(1)
A report commissioned by the Canadian Coordinating Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance estimated that infections caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms increased direct hospital costs in Canada by $15-25 million annually(2).
Many experts say that it is better to give the body a chance to heal itself with rest and fluids along with chiropractic adjustments that remove pressure from the nervous system. Unless there is an extreme elevation in body temperature, and depending on other symptoms, allowing your body to heal itself naturally helps your immune system build the resistance it needs to keep you healthy and fight infections more effectively.
Consider the case for “referred pain.” This means you can feel a symptom in one part of your body while the cause or the origin of that pain is somewhere else. For example, very often the cause of arm, hand or finger pain is in the neck. Leg and foot pain will often originate from a problem in the back. Problems with the gallbladder will often refer pain to the spinal nerve roots in the middle part of the spine and vice versa.
Because chiropractic works to restore health and vitality to the nervous system, we are always amazed at how the entire body often becomes free of symptoms through our work with the spine. Since nerves control every cell, tissue and organ of your body, problems in the nervous system can cause or mimic nearly any and every symptom imaginable.
It is very common to hear our practice members say things like “I know I came because my neck hurt, and my allergies and headaches are gone too.” or “I didn’t even tell you about my menstrual cramping but since I’ve been getting adjusted, my cramps have been reduced dramatically.” or “I sleep so much better since beginning my care.”
The list goes on and on. Isn’t it time you stop chasing symptoms and get to the cause? You will enjoy a much healthier life when you do.
1 Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmartGet Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work: Dangers of Antibiotic Resistance
2 Birnbaum D, Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance. Antimicrobial resistance: A deadly burden no country can afford to ignore. Can Commun Dis Rep. 2003 Sep 15;29(18):157-64.
Reprinted with permission from The Family Practice.
November 9, 2011
Many of the top athletes and performers in the world think, train, and use chiropractic care differently. Let’s begin with their thinking.
Top athletes and performers believe that they are capable of accomplishing higher levels of success in business or athletic endeavors and they organize their life around these thoughts. They make eating decisions, training decisions and health care decisions around performing at very high levels rather than around mediocrity. Because they are committed to higher levels of performance, it is easier for them to draw a line in the sand and say no to things that reduce their potential while also saying yes to the things that help them reach their goals. They make these thoughts their lifestyle.
High achievers and performers also train differently than most people. They train for personal bests and record setting performances. They do not study to pass or get a C grade on a test. They get A+ ready through training, study, and whatever else is necessary for them to achieve higher levels.
This high performance training, which is built upon high performance thinking, is what separates high achievers from the pack. Average performers consider the sacrifice that top performers make too much to bear. High performers look at things differently. They believe that performing at less than your best is the unfortunate sacrifice.
When it comes to chiropractic care, the top athletes and performers take their Lifestyle Care to another level with Performance Based Care.
If you look at the Lifestyle Care Continuum, you will notice that, to the right under Lifestyle Care, the dots representing the frequency of visits get closer together. This is Performance Based Care. The goal is to never allow nerve interference to settle into your body for even a day. This type of care fine tunes your nervous system to fire at optimum efficiency at all times, to optimize the fluidity of muscle contractions and joint movements and to improve recovery time during extensive training.
In The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout book, there are numerous stories of professional, Olympic and youth sports champions who, through Performance Based Care, outperformed and outlasted the competition to win their medals and reach their goals.
NFL Super Bowl Champion, Roger Craig, credits regular chiropractic care for his professional athletic success. He believes the principle of Getting his ESS in Shape, Endurance, Strength and Structure, enabled him to reach the level of achievement he desired when he played for the San Francisco ‘49ers and it still keeps him active and performing at high levels today.
One of the top youth soccer coaches in the nation, David Eristavi, understands that the emphasis on the principles of the ESS, including chiropractic care, plays a key role in the health and recovery time of his players. As a former professional player whose team focused on endurance and strength training along with chiropractic care, he knows the importance of these principles to optimize the performance and longevity of his players.
You, too, are capable of higher levels of health and performance. Talk to your 100 Year Lifestyle Licensed Affiliate chiropractor and take your Lifestyle Care to the next level with Performance Based Care.
Reprinted with permission from The Family Practice.
November 3, 2011
Rozenhart Family Chiropractic welcomes Dionne Wilson, Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner to our family! Dionne graduated with honors from National Holistic Institute’s massage therapy program and is a second degree Reiki practitioner. She brings a passion for helping people get their lives back by using a variety of gentle techniques customized to each individual’s needs. Dionne employs traditional myofascial and trigger point therapies and Swedish techniques as well as weaving in positional release, acupressure, energy healing (Reiki) and reflexology.
We are excited to be able to offer massage therapy to our clients, as it is beneficial for a broad spectrum of physical and emotional ailments and an important facet of holistic care. And while a massage can be deeply soothing, the benefits go beyond relaxation. Research shows that in addition to relieving tension and anxiety, massage can:
- Reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure
- Improve circulation
- Improve range of motion and stimulate muscles
- Increase endorphins
- Relieve tension and migraine headaches
- Speed healing
- Ease chronic pain
- Strengthen the immune system
Find out for yourself how adding massage therapy to your care can improve your overall well-being. Schedule an appointment with Dionne today by calling Kristina at 408-979-9999 or schedule online now!