May 31, 2012
There’s no better way to get a jump start on healthy eating habits than with a gentle 10-day detox. You asked for it…so it’s back!! You’ll cleanse your body, remove toxins and engage in better eating habits, while shedding extra pounds. This is a healthy, fully supported program that includes:
A guided meal plan for 10 days, plus dietary suggestions for post-detox meals.
A complete shopping list.
Metagenics Ultra Clear Medical Food.
Metagenics Adva Clear Capsules.
Group meetings in advance to get all your questions answered.
Group support and communication throughout the 10-Day Detox.
The next 10-Day Detox session starts on June 18th, 2012. Deadline to register is June 11th. You must attend a pre-detox meeting at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic prior to participation in the program on June 15th at 6:30pm.You do not have to be a practice member to join us, so feel free to invite your family and friends! If you are not a practice member, your fee includes your first spinal exam, nerve scan and any necessary X-rays!
$197, which includes all your supplements and materials. You MUST attend a pre-detox meeting on Friday, June 15th at 6:30pm at RFC
Repeat Participants, $177
Non-Practice Members , $227 which includes a spinal exam, nerve scan and any necessary X-rays!
We look forward to your success! Call Erika at 408-979-9999 to get registered!
May 30, 2012
Last week we introduced the multitude of benefits that are associated with the practice of yoga Included in this list of benefits was stress reduction. Life is stressful and this is no secret, but with an open mind and a little practice yoga can become your go-to DE-stressor
The daily grind of life can add tension and stress to anyone’s life and body, but if there was a way to actively prevent the effects of stress from taking over your life would you take advantage? Great news- yoga is the solution and in only minutes a day you too can be working and living stress free.
As we have discussed the past few weeks yoga benefits three things; our mind, our body and our breathing. These three parts of our well-being can be synced through this form of exercise and can in turn battle life’s stresses.
Yoga helps with relaxation which is the natural enemy and opposite of stress itself. The focus that yoga places on breathing and meditation allows for the total awareness of your own mind and body. This will allow your mind to be completely cleared and will result in a positive state of mind.
Mental Imagery is beneficial in yoga and will also make a positive difference for your mind and body. During the endorphin creating stretches and salutations you can control your own body’s method of staying in that moment which will not only allow your problem to momentarily disappear but will also allow for a positive outlook on life’s problems when you are not actively practicing yoga throughout the day.
Yoga can be done for as little as ten minutes or as long as you desire, but any time spent in this art will benefit you and your life’s stressors for the entire day. The many poses of yoga will remove muscle tension and help you feel physically rejuvenated while the meditation and breathing techniques will give you the ability to calmly focus and balance as that life throws at you thus reducing the amount of stress you let into you daily life. For a class near you, seek out a local gym or check out national yoga studios that may have a location near you. Remember this final thought: Actively pursuing ways to reduce your stress will benefit your mind and body in the long run. Happy stretching and Namaste.
May 23, 2012
Last week we introduced the history of yoga and what the 5,000 year old practice entailed (read part one here). This week we expand on the topic to let you in on all the secret benefits that yoga can bring into your life. The exercise art of yoga differs from standard cardio or stretching programs because of the meditation based history that makes yoga such a unique practice. The benefits can be both mental and physical, which truly proves to be a total body workout.
The mental benefits of yoga are endless; some active yoga instructors have said that their moods have been increased, their compassion for others has grown and their relationships have benefitted as well.
Mental Calmness: The art of yoga requires a high amount of focus. The result of concentrating so intently often brings a feeling of euphoric mental calmness.
Stress Reduction: By taking the time to participate in yoga, one is also taking the time to center their mind and concentrate on something other than their growing to-do list. By spending even an hour in meditation-based exercise you can reduce your stress and noticeably improve your outlook on the day.
Body Awareness: While practicing the art of yoga you are spending an hour of quality time with yourself. In this time of meditation and concentration you will likely begin to connect your mind and body. This connection will create a heightened sense of comfort and confidence in your own skin.
In addition to the ever-present mental benefits of yoga, the physical benefits are also numerous:
Pain Prevention: Yoga works nearly every muscle in your body. This workout increases lubrication within joints, ligaments and tendons helping fight against chronic pain. Additionally, practicing yoga poses naturally massages internal organs and promotes overall health.
Increased Flexibility: This form of exercise builds core strength through unique stretching and poses. You may start out with beginner poses, but will surely work towards advancement and will have a visible increase in your natural flexibility.
Strength Building: Yoga differs from other toning exercises in the fact that you are supporting your own weight and thus building strength and resistance that is equal to the weight you carry every day. Any form of exercise builds strength within the human body, but yoga increases your total strength while toning long and lean muscle.
Yoga is known worldwide as a therapeutic muscle toning form of exercise meditation. Classes are often available at local gyms and specialty centers, or videos can be found online for purchase or on YouTubefor at-home workouts. Be sure to check back next week for even more tips on how to use yoga as a stress reliever in everyday life!
May 15, 2012
These days yoga is all the rage, but before jumping on the bandwagon and purchasing a mat and yoga pants, what exactly is it? No need to worry, all your questions of who, what, why, when and where will be answered here.
Simply put, the art of yoga is a Hindu discipline that throughout history became a form of exercise. The practice of yoga dates back over 5,000 years with no true known date of conception. The purpose of yoga is to teach physical, spiritual and mental cohesiveness and tranquility through meditative practice and mental discipline.
The concept of Yoga is thought to have originated in ancientIndiaand has been passed down from teacher to student for generations. In fact, the term “yoga” translates directly into the Sanskrit word “yoke” and literally means to “join, unite or attach.” It is appropriately named because yoga practice is meant to bring the body and the mind together through the core principals of individual schools and methods.
There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of schools of yoga discipline originating in every corner in the world but there are two concepts that have been popularly adopted by western culture and will be easily accessible in westernized and commercialized forms.
Hatha Yoga: This is the use of specialized breathing techniques paired with physical movements. This is what most people inAmerica associate with Yoga practice and is the format commonly found in group fitness classes at your gym.
Raja Yoga: This is also a common form of exercise and breathing practice with meditation and study, producing a well-rounded individual. It is very likely that Raja Yoga, or “royal road” yoga as some call it, will be the discipline used in specialty yoga courses or specific yoga centers.
Historically speaking, yoga was built on the principals of exercise, breathing and meditation, and westernized and popular versions of Yoga in theUnited Statesstill stay true to these principals when teaching the art to new students. The art of Yoga has been proven to be beneficial is improving total body health and promotes mental wellness but that is barely skimming the surface. Check back because next week we will reveal the multitude of benefits that come with the practice of yoga – everything from fighting cancer to detoxification and more! Until then, Namaste.
May 10, 2012
Last week as part of women’s wellness month in May, we talked about the disease that is affecting millions of Americans; osteoporosis. (Read part one here) We discussed the causes and likelihood of being diagnosed with this bone disease, but what can you do about it? Here are tips and tricks for preventing the disease that so commonly affects women.
What Can a Woman do to Prevent Osteoporosis?
Just because this condition is common in women does not mean that we shouldn’t combat it in the healthiest way possible. Here are 3 simple tips that can help keep our bones dense:
*Exercise- It has been recommended that adults need at least 30 minutes of activity every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Taking the activity a bit further and performing weight-bearing exercises like aerobics, dancing, walking or yoga will help your body resist gravity and stimulate new bone growth. Simple activities like lifting cans of food or using ankle weights when walking can also increase bone strength and overall wellness for women.
*Calcium Intake- Make sure you are supplementing your body with everything it needs to prevent it from using your own bones to fill its calcium needs. Eating foods like sardines with bones, vegetables, and calcium supplements can drastically improve the calcium absorption in your body. Vitamin D is a natural vitamin that is also known to help aid in the absorption of calcium – when vitamin D levels are low, calcium levels seem to decrease at a rapid rate at well. This can be prevented by taking a vitamin E supplement or spending 10 minutes in the sun on a nice day, but don’t forget to protect your skin with a quality sunscreen. Need a good one? Look here.
* Avoid Road Blocks- Everyone has a guilty pleasure but staying away from these bad habits can save you the aches and pains of this degenerative disease. Excess alcohol consumption is directly linked to loss of bone density. Limiting your intake to one glass a day could decrease your chances of getting osteoporosis. Smoking cigarettes is a habit known to many as a cancer-causing habit, but in addition to the damage that can be done in your lungs, smoking can also reduce the effectiveness of estrogen in the body. Lastly, avoid cola drinks. It has been proven that the extra amounts of phosphorous in cola drinks can prevent proper calcium absorption.
Osteoporosis is a degenerative and sometimes debilitating disease, but by keeping an eye on your lifestyle and staying active throughout the years it can be prevented. Remember these tips throughout the rest of women’s wellness month in addition to year-round. Be sure to let us know if you’d like more lifestyle tips to incorporate into your day-to-day routine!
May 3, 2012
Aging is an intimidating time in any woman’s life; once again your body is changing and you often have no clear cut idea as to why. The month of May is dedicated to promoting wellness among women and conditions that affect millions in the US; conditions like osteoporosis. This disease in particular has had famous faces attached to it, but besides knowing that celebs like Sally Fields and Blythe Danner are affected by the disease and advocate in medication commercials, what do you really know about bone density? All of your questions are answered here:
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a disease found commonly in elderly and aging individuals. It is a bone weakening condition due to a loss of bone mass density. The loss of mass and tissue in the bone increases likelihood of fracture dramatically and can cause chronic pain. A bone affected by osteoporosis will be at risk of breaks with the slightest bump, nudge or fall.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis?
Obviously we cannot feel our bones deteriorating. As mentioned, a fracture can occur in something as simple as a bump or even a sneeze, and often it isn’t until that fracture occurs that the disease is detected and diagnosed. Back pain may be a subtle sign of vertebral fracture and could spark interest in getting chiropractic care that in turn could lead to the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
How common is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a common diagnosis found among older women. Due to the already thick nature of most men’s bones, a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with osteoporosis in her lifetime. In females, the lifetime risk of hip fracture is 1 in 6, compared with a 1 in 9 risk of a diagnosis of breast cancer. In males, the estimated lifetime risk of experiencing an osteoporosis fracture over 50 years is 30%, similar to the lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer. Women in particular can lose a large amount of bone density (20%+) during the first five years following menopause, which automatically makes them more likely to develop the bone disease.
Stay Tuned- Next week we will uncover a few stress free changes that can drastically decrease any woman’s chances of being diagnosed with osteoporosis in their lifetime.
May 1, 2012
Join us for 2 great events this month!
May 18th, 7-9pm : 2nd Annual What Women Really Want
- Join us for Food, Wine and Fun
- Bone Density Testing with Five Star One Site Testing- RESERVATIONS are necessary, $20 fee for this service
- Make-up demos by Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals
- Massage with Roman Paradigm Massage Therapy
- Color Consultations with Pat Gray in Color
- Body Fat Testing With Becky Williamson from Lifesport Fitness
- Spinal Screenings with Drs. Rozenhart
- Tastings from The Savory Kitchen
- Red Carpet photos by Diana Nicole Photography and more!!
May 30th, 7 pm: Women’s Wellness Workshop
- Find out the most up to date research on women’s health.
- Learn how to improve your longevity
- Learn natural ways to avoid hip fractures and osteoporosis, and
- All natural anti-aging remedies to use in your daily routine.
- Our gift at this information session will be techniques to help you look and feel younger!
- RSVP required and a light dinner will be served!