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December 2009 Health Newsletter


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» Overweight Children At Risk For Spinal Disease
» The ACA Offers "12 Days of Health and Wellness" for Healthy, Happy Season
» Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Improves Golf Swing Performance
» Infant Colic and Chiropractic
» NMT
» How do you know what you need?
» Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies

Overweight Children At Risk For Spinal Disease

Most tend to believe spinal related disease such as disc herniation and degenerative disc disease are diseases reserved for adults and the elderly. However, a new research study now finds these diseases are also present in young children, especially those with weight/obesity issues. "Back pain and degenerative disc disease are yet another problem associated with obesity in children, along with type 2 diabetes," Dr. Judah G. Burns, of The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York City reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2009). "Disc herniation and spinal disease are generally thought of as a problem of older people, but we’re seeing it in obese youngsters, too. This is the first study to show an association between increased body mass index and disc abnormalities in children," Burns noted.

If you have a child, overweight or not, and he or she is suffering from back and/or neck discomfort, don’t assume it’s a minor sprain/strain. Contact our office today!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. December 3, 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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The ACA Offers "12 Days of Health and Wellness" for Healthy, Happy Season

The upcoming holiday season is full of reasons for good cheer, but the added demands of the season can also stress the capacities of our bodies. Research shows that stress and unhealthy behaviors contribute to some of our country's biggest health problems such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. This stress can also build up inside the body and manifest as back pain, neck pain or headaches...making matters even worse. Doctors of chiropractic are experts in spinal adjustment and other manual therapies that can relieve the aches and pains caused by holiday stress. They also provide nutrition counseling, exercise recommendations, ergonomic tips and other advice to promote good health year-round. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in an effort to promote health and wellness this holiday season, offers "12 Days of Health and Wellness," a campaign designed to give consumers tips on ways to manage the holidays more healthfully.  Each day focuses on a different topic such as choosing nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and stretching after tree-trimming or gift wrapping to help ease back pain. "The holidays are synonymous with frenzied activities, parties, shopping and stress, so it is imperative that people take steps to address these issues in healthier ways," said ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. "It's the perfect time to use ACA's tips to take control of your health and to discover chiropractic's natural approach to wellness. A doctor of chiropractic can customize a wellness program that's right for you."

Look for fact sheets, audio public service announcements and additional links to helpful information at www.acatoday.org/12days.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: American Chiropractic Association. November 20, 2009.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2009


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Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Improves Golf Swing Performance

If you've ever golfed, you'll likely know the importance of a full golf swing. What if something as safe, natural and beneficial as a chiropractic care could improve that golf swing? Well, it appears findings from a new study show just that. For a growing number of athletes, chiropractic care has been the tool they’ve used to increase their overall performance in their particular sport, including golfers. In this most recent study, 43 golfers were assigned to one of two groups - either a program of stretching or a program of stretching combined with chiropractic spinal manipulation.  Average age, handicap and initial swing were comparable between the two groups and various golf maneuvers were evaluated pre and post treatment once per week for 4 weeks. No improvement of full-swing performance was observed with the stretch only group. However, researchers did find improvement in the stretching plus chiropractic spinal manipulation group. While the number of golfers evaluated was limited, the findings are exciting and indicate like so many athletes are claiming that chiropractic care allows them to achieve optimal performance in additional to optimal health.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 8, Issue 4; December 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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Infant Colic and Chiropractic

Results obtained from a recent study indicate chiropractic care may have a positive effect on the long-term sequelae of infantile colic. In the study, researchers evaluated the behavioral and sleep disturbances experienced by two groups of post-colicky toddlers - those who were previously treated with chiropractic care for their infantile colic (117 total) and those who had not received chiropractic as an infant while suffering from infantile colic (111 total). Those toddlers who were treated with chiropractic care for colic were twice as likely to not experience long-term sequelae of infant colic, such as temper tantrums and frequent nocturnal waking than those who were not treated with chiropractic care as colicky infants. In other words, parents of the infants treated with chiropractic care for excessive crying did not report as many difficult behavioral and sleep patterns of their toddlers.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Vol. 32, Issue 8; October 2009.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2009


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NMT

Hi. We have an amazing group of massage therapists available 6 days a week at the clinic. My opinion is that you need massage to feel and stay your best! Personally, I would not be able to do what I do without it. Chiropractic, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Diet and Exercise are the main components to giving you a life you love and a body you don't mind living in!

Gift yourself the gift of health.

Call today to make an appointment.

Dont you deserve it?

Yes you do!!

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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How do you know what you need?


How do you know what supplements you need? Due to the over rotation of crops and the demineralization of the soil, foods no longer contain the nutrients we need!

Our Advanced Body Chemistry Test checks 11 key Bio-markers to help you achieve Biochemical balance and wellness.

These include  Acid-Alkaline Balance, Adrenal Stress, Cellular Respiration and Oxidative stress levels and Free Radical production.

The test determines exactly what nutritional support is needed to get these Bio Markers in range for optimal health. It has changed peoples lives!

If you would like more information, please contact the office at 404 252 0014.

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Saul

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies
This month, we will discuss Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies. This topic has become so important that I am going to resume the ABC testing explanation next month! Many patients have come to the clinic this year with side effects due to drugs. The most prevalent and obvious cases are those suffering with neuromuscular aches and pains due to Cholesterol Lowering Drugs. (Statins) One unfortunate consequence of statin drugs is the inhibition of CoQ10 synthesis. Thus, in the long run, statin drugs could predispose the patients to heart disease by lowering their CoQ10 status, the very condition that these drugs are intended to prevent! Therefore, it would be wise if you are on this kind of medication to add 60 mg of CoQ10 to your diet on a daily basis. This will help with the neuromuscular symptoms as well as the exercise intolerance that often accompanies this medication. Are you aware that you need to take Acidophilus following the use of antibiotics? Antibiotics don’t pick and choose between friendly and unfriendly bacteria. Antibiotics will wipe out the good bacterial leaving you susceptible to further infection, digestive disorders and yeast infections! Are you aware that SSRI’s (antidepressants) lower Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, B12, Vitamin D and increase the need for essential fatty acids? Pain relievers such as Aspirin and Nsaids increase the need for Folic Acid, Iron, Vitamin C and glutathione. There are specifics for what is needed after the use of Antibiotics, Antacids, Anti-Hypertensives, Corticosteroids, Diuretics, Gout medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Laxatives, Contraceptives, Sleep Aids and more! Please let us know if you need a review of your medications to see what supplements you may need to make up for the strain put on your body by the medications you are currently taking. WE ARE THE BEST PLACE TO GET SUPPLEMENTS! WHY? Because we carry the top lines of nutritional supplements and we guarantee our supplements with a 100 percent money back policy if you are not satisfied. We will also meet or beat any price you can find on the Internet that includes shipping and handling. We can also get anything you need and many things that you wont be able to find online because they are only sold to Doctors. Any questions. Call us…we will be glad to help! HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND NEW YEARS!!! Dr. Steven Saul and Staff

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul,
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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