Tennille has been a faithful patient since 2015! She always has such a gorgeous smile on her face, and is a joy to be around. She always calls if she needs to reschedule, and makes it a priority for her and her children to get adjusted!
Cameron & Daylah Therrien have been commited patients in our office since coming in around 2015. They’re always excited about coming in to get adjusted to maintain their active lifestyles! We’re excited to watch them grow into adults.
Acute and Chronic Inflammation can be burden for many of the patients we treat at Family First Health Center. Our doctors and team have helped thousands of patients get out of pain naturally and for many of our patients helping them find resources at home through their diet is essential. Today we discuss our top 10 anti-inflammatory foods and spices that we have seen amazing results with!
To start, numerous spices and herbs contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your meals. Every time you flavor your meals with herbs or spices you are literally “upgrading” your food without adding a single calorie. Many studies have also shown that most herbs and some spices tend to have unique medicinal qualities.
Three Spices that Pack a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Punch
Top 7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods
1. Animal Based Omega-3 Fats
2. Leafy Greens
5. Fermented Vegetables
6. Shiitake Mushrooms
The running thread linking a wide variety of common health problems—from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer—is chronic inflammation. The key to reducing chronic inflammation in your body starts with your diet, and being liberal in your use of high-quality herbs and spices is one simple way to boost the quality of your food. They’re an inexpensive “secret weapon” that just about everyone can take advantage of. Spicing up your meals is not enough, however, if processed foods comprise the bulk of your diet.
It’s important to realize that dietary components can either prevent ortrigger inflammation from taking root in your body, and processed foods do the latter, courtesy of pro-inflammatory ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, soy, processed vegetable oils (trans fats), and other chemical additives.
There are several ways to lower the risks of heart attack, cardiovascular disease, blood vessel diseases, and stroke. Although it is important to watch the kind of food that goes into the body, many studies have shown that it may be equally as important to pay attention to the timing of meals. Here are four ways to boost cardiovascular health:
1. Meal Planning.
According to a statement released by the American Heart Association, planning the meals and snacks that you have throughout the day can help lower the risks of cardiovascular disease. This is due to the metabolic rates of the body throughout the day.
2. Eating Breakfast Daily.
Several studies have found correlations between increased cardiovascular health and people who consume breakfast regularly. There is a much lower risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure associated with those who consume breakfast daily.
3. Lowering Food Consumption in the Evening.
At night it is harder for the body to digest and process various foods. Many studies have shown that this may be due to a decreased metabolic rate in the evening. For this reason, lowering the amount of food eaten in the evening can lead to better cardiovascular health.
4. Visiting your Chiropractor Regularly
As many of you know, chiropractic can help other things besides neck and back pain. It helps the body function at its highest potential and if a part of your spinal cord is “blocking the flow” to your heart you can suffer from many different heart issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and much more. Talk to one of our doctor’s today about how chiropractic can help with your cardiovascular health and start living to your full potential!
Using these methods to carefully plan meals and snacks for each day can help reduce the many risk factors surrounding cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and insulin complications such as insulin resistance.
Isael & Maurico Pineda
They have been patients for over 10 years at the office and love coming to get adjusted and playing in the kids room. Their mom, Maria, is not only passionate about her work at Family First, but believes her kids health is important as well!
She has been a faithful patient for over four years. She loves getting adjusted and always brings a positive loving attitude to the office! She dances, sings, and loves living life at 100%!
We have all seen the articles that pop up this time of year all themed around “New Year Resolutions” or “How to be healthier in 2018.” We will save you all the fluff and really get down to the bulleted version of how to make the most impact! These three steps will make sure you are informed and empowered to create that person you see yourself being in 2018 and beyond.
1. Eat Clean
Notice we didn’t say eat “better” or “Paleo” or “never have sugar” or anything like that. The truth is, it takes time and repetition to learn and get better at everything in life. The way we eat is no different. Start with the good and eventually we stop craving the bad. Don’t beat yourself up if you get off track and focus on how you feel when you nourish your body with good food. Focus on being healthy, strong and having energy to be the best version of yourself versus what a scale says back to you.
So we’ve found by far the most effective, health-enhancing starting point for our patients in this toxic,
chemical-laced, American diet is to just clean it up! If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. If its list of
ingredients goes beyond more than a few things items, don’t eat it…! If it can sit on the shelf for 4 years and still be “edible” then it’s not really edible. Make clean choices!
2. Move Often
Movement is life, our bodies and nervous systems need motion to thrive! You need to find the physical activity that you love. If you are not a runner at heart, don’t run. If you despise going to hot-yoga, don’t do hot-yoga. You need to find what is best for yourself so you stay motivated to continue moving. When you figure out what you love to do it becomes a part of your everyday routine, without having to talk yourself into getting to the gym. Get inspired with your exercise routines and do them often!
3. Minimize Stress and Be Happy
We live in a more stressful, busy, toxic world and our bodies and nervous systems undergo a lot of stress. This aspect can be the one that is the hardest to release or change and typically is the aspect that needs the most focus and attention to combat! Being able to limit your stressors and adapt to them more efficiently is going to be the single most impactful change for 2018.
Regular chiropractic care optimizes your body’s ability to function, and keeps your nervous system humming along at a high level. Patients under regular chiropractic care tend to get sick less often, and get over it a lot quicker when they do. Plus they regularly report improved energy levels and mood, more flexibility, and a better ability to adapt to stress. Just like your diet, cut out the “toxicity” and clean it up. If your workplace is toxic, change jobs… if your friends are toxic, change friends… If your schedule is toxic, change it. You are in charge, make it happen!
If we can convey any message to you this year, make it about yourself. Empower yourself to be in control of 2018! Take these first couple days to truly look inside and see where your heart lies. If you find the things you love, you will have no trouble implementing them and therefore will have your best year yet!
She has been coming consistently for 2 years and has attended EVERY single stretch class on Thursday night since we started them. She’s feeling better and better each day. She always has a positive attitude when she comes in for her adjustment and participates in her health and garden club!
Henry has been a patient since July 2017 and is 12 years old. He comes in with his dad who understands the importance of chiropractic care for Henry to be able to competitively participate in MMA fighting and wrestling. He originally came in for low back pain that was affecting his ability to exercise and practice. Since starting care, Henry is feeling the benefits of regular chiropractic care and staying active like a healthy child should!
The Cervical Denneroll Orthotic Device is a simple, yet complex, pillow-like device engineered with curves, angles, and ridges extrapolated from the CBP evidence based cervical spinal model. With simple training and education, you can instruct your patients to properly position the Cervical Denneroll device for low-stress, comfortable mirror-image traction (spinal remodeling) treatments at home.
If you suffer from forward head posture, a straightened neck, or headaches, ask one of the doctor’s in the office if the Cervical Denneroll could help you!
The Black Friday deals are done, Cyber Monday is behind us, and we are beginning to dust off grandmother’s classic cookie recipes to bake as gifts to friends, co-workers and loved ones. Store fronts display quaint Christmas scenes and “White Christmas” is playing everywhere we go. One thing is for sure: it’s officially the holiday season!
It is easy to get whipped up into a holiday frenzy as you chase the cheapest sales and fight the crowds at the most popular stores determined to check everyone off your list. Before you know it, you’re packing your trunk full of holiday gifts and goodies and over the mountain and through the woods you go to visit your family. By the time you leave, you may find yourself exhausted and silently thinking “Thank goodness this is over!” We all know that the holiday season holds much greater value than tasty cookies and chasing discounts, so how do we capture the holiday season for all that it is designed to be? The answer is simple and doesn’t cost a penny: giving your time.
We are surrounded by people and organizations in our communities that are truly in need this holiday season. By donating even just an hour of your time, you can make an incredible, meaningful and direct impact on the life of another person. It doesn’t take much, just a heart that desires to give. Do some research and find a cause that is meaningful to you. Carve out a slice of your personal time to give and you’ll be amazed just how much it really begins to feel like the holiday season.
BUT, the BEST gift of all is referring a friend to our office here at Family First and showing them what a life of full potential can look like when they start getting their adjustments. Do you know someone that has habitual headaches, or is constantly complaining of neck or back pain? Sure, you do! They are the perfect candidate to come see us!
Let this year be the year that you begin to give back to the needy in your community and by showing your friends/family what it’s truly like to live in total health freedom.