December 3, 2013
Professor Lan Zhou and colleagues at the Neuroinflammation Research Centre at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio discovered inflamed cells produce a high level of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) which significantly increases the rate of muscle regeneration. This suggests muscle inflammation after acute injury is essential to repair. Icing slows down the healing as it prevents the release of this hormone. This changes the idea that swelling must be controlled in order to encourage healing and prevent pain.
Additionally this could change how much patient monitoring is required when potent anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed over a long period. It’s been known for a long time that excess anti-inflammatory medication, such as cortisone, slows wound healing.Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Oct 2010.
** Thanks to Marcus Strutz, DC of www.backtochiropractic.net for this terrific study!
November 20, 2013
November 4, 2013
A great video about HOW stress affects your health and can KILL you! The Japanese have a special name for “worked to death” that they give young people who drop dead. Scary.
Wellness Chiropractic care is the best way to help your nervous system adapt to stress by balancing cortisol release.
Tell me what you think!
October 31, 2013
November 11 at 6:30pm!
Join us to learn how you can Eat Your Way Through the Holidays and uncover the secrets to fueling your immune system and decreasing your risk of “seasonal” illness.
Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart will explain the proper methods of combining the appropriate food groups for optimum digestion and maximum energy, which will help you to breeze through the holiday season.
Enjoy and evening out with a delicious dinner provided by Simply Delicious. They are even preparing a treat to take home with you that evening!
September 26, 2013
I recently had the joyous experience of having a physical to determine the rate of my new life insurance policy. The good news came in today that I have ranked 2 LEVELS BETTER than I did 3 years ago! Who says getting older means deteriorating? It does NOT.
My agent said she never quotes the ELITE PREFERRED rate because no one qualifies for it.
What is TIME anyway….NOTHING. Time is what you DO with your time, It doesn’t make us unhealthy, it doesn’t heal relationships, heal grief…time is a figment. It is how you spend your minutes, hours, and days that makes a difference.
Do something TODAY, something that will improve your life and your health. Procrastination is the THIEF of health!
August 19, 2013
We had the privilege of taking care of these professional athletes in the sand this weekend at the National Volleyball League Professional Tournament this weekend at Hermosa Beach!
Most of the athletes came in between every game to make sure their bodies could operate at peak performance!
You too can have the excellent performance of your body by doing what the pros do! Check them out in action!
June 1, 2013
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 17,2013. Deadline to register is June 10, 2013. You must attend a pre-detox meeting at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic prior to participation in the program on June 14 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 14th 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 Gina at 408-979-9999 to get registered!
May 1, 2013
My name is Gina Staffiery and I have had the honor to be hired into the Rozenhart Family Chiropractic family. So, what is my story? After graduating from San Jose State with a BA in Advertising and Marketing, I began my career life in the family travel business. After thirteen years managing the business, I finally decided to jump out of the family nest and became the Director of Marketing for an adventure/travel company, from there I went on to be the Director of Sales for Australia’s leading tour operator.
I went back to school and earned my MBA. It was about this time I decided to follow my passion and became a professional photographer. Photography was always a love and as they say if you love what you do, you never go to work. I photograph everything, people, events, weddings, families and more. I was very lucky and got a wonderful contract as a newborn baby photographer, which came to an end last year. This is when I found Rozenhart Family Chiropractic. I have always believed and participated in Chiropractic care and I love working with people, so I felt it was a good fit and here I am. I love it here and plan on being here for a very long time.
As for the colorful part of me: My favorite color is color, I love them all! I love to travel. I have had the great opportunity to travel all around the world. My favorite places, so far are Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Italy and Australia. My favorite cities are Boston, London, and Venice. I have yet to go to the Galapagos Islands or Brazil, but will get there soon. I believe in love. I have a warm heart and am very welcoming. I am trustworthy and funny (at least this is what my husband tells me.) I am very partial to Asian food and can never go to an Italian restaurant. None, with the exception to some in Italy, compare to mom and nanas cooking. I love to cook, paint and crochet. The beach or the mountains are my drug of choice. I love to hike, mountain bike and troll the beach for sea shells. There is so much more to me and I guess you will just have to come in for an adjustment to learn more.
I am so happy to be part of this wonderful family! I look forward to meeting you!!!
March 22, 2013
Have you ever heard a preschooler ask for more asparagus? Offer enthusiastic thanks for fresh or frozen peas as a snack? Or do you know a family that fights over the last Brussels sprout or serving of beets or kale? And no, I don’t mean kale chips.
If this sounds like what happens in your home, you’ve done a great job introducing your family to eating wholesome foods as a natural part of life! (By the way, the above have all happened in ours). If this isn’t so familiar, perhaps you’ve wondered about the long-term effects of your family’s current eating habits. Maybe your toddler used to eat well, but now pitches a fit at dinner, or maybe you’re new to eating a lot of these less-popular veggies yourself. Whatever the history, you might now be contemplating what to do about the current situation or perhaps you’ve simply given up.
Well, I want to share with you some food for thought (I couldn’t resist the reference) –- okay, more like questions for thought:
Will a child who is bribed, forced, or manipulated with food-hiding into eating veggies and other things that are “good for you” freely choose to eat these foods as a teen or young adult?
Will a toddler who learns to eat until Mommy and Daddy are satisfied with the quantity, learn how to listen to its own body’s signs of fullness?
Do meal-time battles carry over into challenges with your preschooler in getting ready for school or resistance to bedtime routines?
If so, what should a parent do?
First, you’ll need to address any food aversions or difficulties that you and/or your spouse might have that either effect what’s being prepared or what the two of you are/are not eating in front of your children. It’s probably built-in biology for our survival that our youngest offspring do not want to eat foods different from what Mom and Dad are eating. (This can also hold true for older children if there is no “kid food” being prepared and the other members of the clan genuinely enjoy the family meal).
A second tip is to include children as much as possible in food selection and preparation. For example, take children to the Farmer’s Market and have them choose a new vegetable to learn about and prepare for a family meal. Younger children can be given a more limited choice, such as, “Should we have chard or kale tonight?” or, “Do you want the purple kale or the dinosaur kale?” (Didn’t know there was dinosaur kale? Ask your local farmer if they have any.) Even better than shopping at the Farmer’s Market, start a garden and involve your children in seed selection, planting, care/weeding/watering, and harvesting!
For more practical ideas and in-depth discussion on various strategies to encourage healthy eating as a family lifestyle, please register for my upcoming workshop, “Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves,” at the Los Altos Whole Foods Culinary Center, Saturday, March 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. The cost is $25/person or $40/couple. This includes complimentary on-site child-watch for pre-registered children.
Please register here: www.HealthyHappyTummy.com/events/2013/03/FOCFO
In the workshop, I’ll cover the long-term risks of some of the above mentioned meal-time parenting practices, as well as touch on guidelines for healthy food selection and how to get to the root of dinner-table challenges. Note: Registration ends this Monday, 3/25.
Hope to see you there!
(If you can’t make it, feel free to shoot me an email. I’m always happy to do some virtual trouble-shooting for a family in need).
Happy eating and warm regards,
Holistic Health Counselor
February 26, 2013
Big thanks to Dr. Lisa Owen in Plantation Florida for a great guest blog post!
Chiropractic Care and the Immune System
Your nervous system is a critical part to your immune system. The nervous system is what controls and communicates with your body, by sending and receiving messages, and controlling your thoughts and movements.
Your spinal cord is a key connection to your nervous system. Chiropractic care benefits your immune system with treatment that keeps your spine and nervous system on the right track. Chiropractors are also able to provide manual manipulation of the spine and individual vertebrae, as well as help improve back pain, neck pain, car accident injuries, headaches and migraines.
Abnormal changes in the body can lead to a poor immune system. Your immune system is what helps you fight off infections, cancer, the flu, and other common illnesses. Antibiotics have been the solution for most of the illness that can take a toll on the immune system; however they’re not always the best solution for every case.
There are many ways you can strengthen your immune system, and some of them work better than others. A healthy diet can always improve your overall health, along with daily exercise. Vitamin D and C, and sleep help maintain the immune system substantially. Vitamin C and D are important to help you fight off diseases. Chiropractic treatment is also known to be beneficial for your immune system and overall health.
Chiropractic adjustments relieve stress from the nerve system, and many chiropractors recommend regular chiropractic care for everyone because of its benefits. Nowadays, a lot of insurances are starting to cover chiropractic care, so it isn’t an out of pocket expense.
Your spine has spinal lesions that are associated with the spine activity. If your spinal lesions are misaligned, your immune system’s regulatory cells that are released into the blood circulation are altered. White blood cells, the cells that destroy the bad cells, have been shown to be enhanced through chiropractic care. When your spine isn’t aligned, the stress response of the nervous system sends a reaction to your brain, which can cause insulin resistance. With insulin resistance, you are more susceptible to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression and other illnesses.
Chiropractic care has many benefits. It can be one of the most promising benefits for the immune system. Many people see chiropractors to keep their immune system in balance and to sustain a healthy and rewarding lifestyle. Your chiropractor will be able to create a balanced chiropractic treatment plan specifically for you and what you’re looking to get out of the care.
About the Author:
Westside Chiropractic Dr. Lisa Owen, a chiropractor in Plantation, FL is happy to bring you this article about chiropractic care and the immune system. If you are interested in Plantation chiropractic care, please be sure to check out her website today.