What Does Freedom Mean to You?

This month we celebrate our freedom as a nation and all that it stands for which is wonderful. Freedom is defined as the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

That leads to the question, “What does freedom mean to you regarding your health – financially, physically, spiritually, or mentally?”

Does that mean for you and your family:

  • Debts paid off
  • A new weight loss journey
  • Boosting your immune system through chiropractic care
  • Getting toxins out of your home
  • Having a time of daily meditation or prayer
  • Saving money for a new home, car, or vacation
  • Being more thankful in your daily life

That leads to the next questions, “How will you get that freedom you desire? How will you live life differently once you reach that freedom?”

Here’s some tips to help you get there:

  1. Make a vision board with your goals in mind
  2. Have small goals to complete first
  3. Target one area at a time
  4. Once that goal is completed, celebrate your freedom in that area by doing something meaningful to you

Do you have any other tips you would like to share with us or what areas you are seeking freedom in? We would love to hear from you and support you in any way that we can!

Juicing Recipes

Have you ever tried juicing? Some health benefits of incorporating juicing into your life are:

  1. Enjoy your daily dose of veggie and fruits – and try new ones!
  2. Your body can easily absorb the nutrients
  3. It can help you detox your body

Anti-Inflammatory Juice

  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • ½ Green Apple
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 knob Ginger

Beet and Berry Liver Cleanse Juice

  • 2 medium beets
  • 2 c. blueberries
  • 1 apple
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 c. raw broccoli
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 2″ knob ginger, skin removed
  • 1/2-1 c. pure coconut water

Cleansing Green Juice

  • 3 cucumbers, peeled
  • 3 organic hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 2 organic gala apples, cored
  • 1 organic celery heart
  • ½ lemon

June Chiropatients of the Month

Betty and Fran are dear sisters that have been patients at Family First for years! They bring such a spark into the office when they come in: always positive, ready for their adjustment and therapies, and also they enjoy coming to our classes that we offer monthly. They are always ready to better their health and in any way that they can. We are thankful for you two sweet ladies and so glad you cherish your weekly chiropractic adjustments!

 

We are so glad that Kyra is a patient at our office. As a growing teen, her body is making many changes from growth spurts to mental developments and her adjustments are very important to her body. We are thankful that her parents are also patients and see the value in getting their daughter adjusted regularly.

SP Complete Chocolate or Vanilla

SP Complete Chocolate and Vanilla, offers essential whole food nutrition in a convenient powder. During the summer, we sometimes forget to eat because we are on the run, but this is great to have on hand to make sure you keep your nutrition up!
  • Provides amino acids
  • Supports the body’s toxin elimination function
  • Adds vital nutrients to any diet
  • Supports the maintenance of a healthy weight when combined with a healthy lifestyle
For more information on this product, make sure to talk to the doctor’s in the office!

It’s Hot Out – Drink More Water!

Why do we need to drink more water? Because water is healthy for you. 

You might not feel that this is a good enough reason to drink water. Maybe this will seem like a better reason for you.

Water makes up about two thirds of our body. Without water we would not be able to survive.

Every day our body loses water in normal processing, in chemical reactions, when we go to the bathroom (both urination and defecation), sweating, and small amounts each time we exhale.

Water is important for temperature regulation, lubricating your joints, protecting our SPINAL CORD and other sensitive tissue, and as stated earlier, removing waste from the body.

It is important for us to drink water or eat foods that our bodies can convert to water, every day.

When the weather is extremely hot our bodies lose water faster than it normally does. When we are exercising we lose water faster too.

If you’re exercising when the weather is hot, it is even more important to make sure water is part of your daily routine. This means drinking water even when you don’t feel thirsty.

Hydration comes from drinking water or something that adds water content to your body.

Fluids that contain caffeine can act as a diuretic and cause your body to lose water content instead of gain water, especially if you are drinking more than 40 ounces per day.

Sodas (regular or diet), coffee or teas that have caffeine should not be considered hydrating, especially during the hot weather.

According to the Institute of Medicine women need about nine cups of fluid and for men it is about 13 cups of fluid daily.

During the summer months enjoy the weather and stay hydrated by drinking water every day, thirsty or not.

May Chiropatients of the Month

The Bulak’s have been patients of Family First’s for many many years and are a joy to have come in for their weekly adjustments. They know the power of an adjustment and make sure to come in weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle and Nicole have very physically active lives so they know getting adjusted keeps their bodies functioning at top notch to continue their sports and hard work. Their parents have instilled in them the importance of chiropractic care and we are so thankful for them!

 

Spring Cleaning with Thieves Cleaner

Spring cleaning and chores will become so much easier with Thieves Household Cleaner!
  • Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. It includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma.
  • This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets.
For more information on this product and how to purchase, make sure to talk to Dr. Moe, Dr. Mac, or Dr. Kate!

 

Mental Health and Chiropractic

Most often people associate chiropractic care with aches and pains of daily life or a chronic nagging pain that they need relief from. Chiropractic care is so much more than that. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to show you how chiropractic plays a large role in keeping our mind sharp and as healthy as possible. 

Decreases Mind-Clouding Pain

One reason that chiropractic care can help mental health is by decreasing any physical pain that may be clouding the mind. As anyone with chronic pain can attest to, this discomfort can have a serious impact on mood and mental health. As the spine becomes aligned and pain decreases, anxiety and depression sprouting from pain are proven to lessen throughout treatment.

Decreases Chronic Pain, a Common Cause of Depression

When chronic pain is a part of your daily life, not only is it hard to focus but suddenly you are no longer feeling well enough to be social and take part in activities you once loved. Studies have proven that depression occurs at a rate of three to four times higher in those with chronic pain when compared to their healthier peers. The cycle of chronic pain and depression can continue on and on unless it is broken. Regular chiropractic adjustments have proven to decrease pain, depression and anxiety and allow for a healthier (mentally and physically) existence.

Changes Misalignments Which Impact the Nervous System

Our moods are regulated by our body’s chemistry. This chemistry in your organs as well as your brain is all regulated by the nervous system. Misalignment of the spine (specifically the first, second or third vertebrae) can cause pressure in the area of the brain steam which can cause interference neurologically and chemically.  Often people turn to medications that are used to alter their brain chemistry but those looking for a non-medication therapy often find that re-aligning these vertebrae can do wonders for their mental state.