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November 2018 Health Newsletter

Current Articles

» Thanks-Giving an Extra-Ordinary Holiday
» Manuka Honey
» Asthma Sufferers
» Ice or Heat for Pain?
» Gratitude
» Salt Redux
» Thank You! We WON!
» Stay Healthy
» Your Feet
» New Testing

Thanks-Giving an Extra-Ordinary Holiday

Happy November!

We are pleased to say that our new office manager Emily is doing a marvelous job at the clinic. We have high standards and Emily is exceeding them! Emily is a wonderful person to work with. She is service oriented, warm and efficient. Its a hard combination to find and we are lucky to have her. She handles everything that is needed to free up the practitioners to focus on you, our amazing patients.

Personally, I feel like one of the most fortunate Chiropractors in Atlanta. We have an amazing base of patients that I am proud to take care of. I know Josh and Georgia feel the same way. We have received so much love and appreciation for our efforts to take care of you. We thank you for choosing us and will continue to do everything in our power to improve the quality of your lives. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family members.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful Holiday. For me, it is a time to take stock of all that is good and how blessed we are. Its a time to get with friends and family and remember what is most important. The most often overlooked aspect of optimal health is the social aspect. Yes, optimal health requires physical, mental and SOCIAL well being according to the medical dictionary.

I hope you are able to be with friends and family. Give love and be willing to receive love. (PS...for some the receiving part is harder.......)


Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,


Dr. Saul and Staff

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2018

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Manuka Honey

Happy October. Halloween is coming and we like that Holiday!

I have recently found out about all the health benefits of Mauka Honey. It took months of research to sort thru all the FAKE or mislabled Manuka to find the REAL authentic stuff. Here is a link to all the benefits of having this honey. I recommend having some in your home for when you need it. Honey will NEVER go bad on its own. We now stock this..


Here is another link for you to look at.


We are looking out for you. As always, We thank you for allowing us to help you with your health care needs.


All the best,

Dr. Steven Saul and Staff

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2018

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Asthma Sufferers

HI. This is a shout out to anyone who suffers form Asthma. I have a patient who has had Asthma for a long time. He had elevated liver enzymes so we started a protocol of liquid Alpha Lipoic Acid, Milk Thistle and Selenium. This is what he reported.


1) My asthma symptoms reduced significantly on a daily basis
2) I reduced my cortico-steroids by HALF
3) I reduced the frequency of my "emergency" albuterol inhaler by 75%!!

4) after 3 weeks I have not used my nebulizer since.
In addition to being in AWE, I am most grateful.


Perhaps this may work for you or any family members as well and certainly worth trying.

Please let me know if we can be of service.

Enjoy this HOT summer!


Dr. Saul



Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: DR. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2018

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Ice or Heat for Pain?

Low Back Pain: An Ice Pack or the Hot Tub?

Many patients perform some self-care when they first hurt their lower back, hoping this will keep them out of a doctor’s office. While home remedies can sometimes make the pain go away, sometimes they don’t. It just depends on what you try. When the back is first hurt, it’s often a sprain/strain type of injury with accompanying muscle spasm.

When a nerve in the low back becomes pinched or irritated, the body will protect the delicate nerves by keeping you from moving and risking further nerve injury. The easiest way for the body to do this is to cause the back muscles to spasm in the injured area.

Muscle pain can be quite severe and heat can sometimes soothe the pain. For this reason, many patients take to the heating pad or to the hot tub to try and get some relief. This should be avoided in an acute injury because inflammation is present. With inflammation, there is increased heat and the additional heat you provide is like adding gasoline to a fire. The results are usually not good.

A better choice with an acute injury is to ice the area, but this also needs to be done with some caution. The simplest ice pack is ice cubes placed in a plastic bag. While effective, you can cause a frostbite injury if you leave the pack on for too long. When you first ice the area, you will go through several phases before some pain relief is achieved. At first, the pack will feel cold. The next phase is a burning sensation and the ice will almost feel hot. This is followed by an aching or throbbing sensation. Just before the area is numbed, a very sharp pain will be experienced followed by the relief you desire. It can take between five to ten minutes to go through all of the phases.

Once numbness is achieved, the pack should be removed. You should most definitely not fall asleep while the pack is on.

If this simple procedure does not solve the problem, it’s best to get your spine checked by a doctor of chiropractic.

Author: Chiro-Trust
Source: Chiro-Trust
Copyright: Chiro-Trust 2017

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Hi! Have you ever noticed how much better life feels when you are in the gratitide zone? Complaining can be perfectly appropriate at times, but can easily get out of control. You see, we are not hard-wired for gratititude. It is not the default setting for our mental conditioning. It must be cultivated.

According to  Dr. Robert Emmons there are 3 stages. 1. Recognize what you are grateful for. 2. Acknoledge what you are grateful for and 3, Appreciate it.


Gratitude makes us happier. It helps put situations into perspective. It helps us realize what we have. For example, recently, there has been much debate over NFL players kneeling durng the national anthem. There is a lot of upset on both sides of this issue. So what is there to be grateful for? Lots! We can ALL be extremely grateful that we live in a country where we can actually even have a debate!!

And yes, this realization helps put this all in perspective.


Ways to cultivate gratitude


Pay attention to the goodness around you. Amplify these moments.

Keep a gratitude journal. Write down the good you see. Savor the observations.

If you find yourself caught up in negativity, take a few deep breaths. Remember this too shall pass.

Compliment others and yourself on a daily basis. At least once a day. EX: "The sky looks beautiful today", "I am so happy to know you", Thanks for being you", "Isn't it great to be alive"?

(Its awesome to think that we ive better than Kings and Queens of the not too distant past. Did they have air conditioning, bathrooms with hot showers, refrigeration, grocery stores? We are living in an amazing time that we can easily take for granted.)

If you find yourself in a difficult situation, ask yourself, "What am I supposed to learn from this"? There is always a lesson. Life is for continuous learning.

Give up watching the news for a week. Its ok, you can pick up where you left off. Its ok to take a NEWS vacation.

Remember to be happy when people call you. They are showing that they value you. Dont feel like you have to answer the phone if you know you dont want to talk right then.


Wishing you a beautiful Autumnal season!




Dr. Saul and Staff





Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul, Dr. Robert Emmons
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul, Dr. Robert Emmons 2017

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Salt Redux

Hi. Why is Celtic Sea Salt is good and regular salt is not. I wrote this awhile ago, but thought it was worth repeating.....

When I found out that salt was actually good for you, I was really confused. All those years spent not salting, eating bland foods, trying to do what was right!


Here is the problem. Most of us grew up eating something that said "SALT" on the box. However, it was not really salt at all!!

It was merely Sodium Chloride, the combination of just 2 minerals. It turns out that Sodium Chloride or NaCL is toxic and your body will retain water in an effort to dilute it on a cellular level. Excess NaCl can lead to increased risks of Osteoporosis, Hypertension and Stomach cancer and Adrenal exhaustion.

But here is the good news... SALT...real salt has over 80..yes...84 trace minerals which are essential for the survival of all living creatures, including humans. Lack of these minerals can result in Liver , Kidney and Adrenal problems, lack of electrolytes, early cellular degeneration, and heart problems.

Celtic Sea Salt is naturally moist and harvested right from the sea. It contains magnesium as the second ingredient as well as iodine, iron, calcium, manganese, potassium and zinc. The appropriate magnesium content makes sure that the unused sodium is quickly and completely eliminated by the body through the kidneys to prevent harm.

Celtic Sea Salt helps with�Digestion,�Sinus and Bronchial congestion. It regulates blood pressure, aids healing, prevents over-acidity in the body, balances sugar in diabetics, prevents muscle cramps and is a strong alkalinizer.

Generally you use 2/3 of the amount of Salt that you would normally use. Of course, EVERYTHING must be done in moderation. When cooking, use it at the end so that the heat will not destroy the nutrients. As always, make sure you get adequate amounts of water.

Now you can enjoy your meals...salt to taste....dont overdo it......have fun....


Cheers to you,

Dr. Saul

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2017

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Thank You! We WON!


Thanks to your efforts, we WON the award for the category of "Best Doctor or Place for Back, Spine or Joint Care in MySandySprings Magazine. It feels good to be appreciated for all our hard work and dedication to serving our patients. My sincerest thanks to all who voted. The issue will be out soon. :-)




Dr. Saul


Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2018

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Stay Healthy

Hi. I was thinking about what to say this month and frankly speaking there has been a lot going on in the world of healthcare. Debates about who should be covered. Who should pay? Is health care a right?


I dont pretend to have all the answers. I only have my opinion. The system is broken. Malpractice suits cause Doctors to charge more to then be able to pay the insurance premiums. Insurance companies are profit minded, not health minded. They want profits for their shareholders. The government is divided and uses the issue for its own political agenda. Its a mess and I am sure this is not news to you and merely a recap.


We need to consider and adopt strategies to stay healthy so you only need to use your health insurance in an emergency. What to do? Get Adjusted. Get Acupuncture. Get massages. Eat properly. Get some exercise. Drink plenty of water. Avoid artifiical stuff.


Please share with me how you plan to stay healthy and I will share your ideas in the next newsletter.


Happy Summer,


Dr. Steven Saul and Staff

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2017

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Your Feet


How are your feet? If you want to stay in optimal alignment, you should always consider your feet first!  Each foot has 26 bones and 19 muscles. If that foundation is not solid and balanced, your entire body is affected.As soon as your feet hit the ground, signals are sent to your brain asking for coordination of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, fascia nd all the connections in between.

If you feet do not follow the proper path, it will put more pressure on your knees and then your hips sockets get involved which lead to spinal problems.

As summer approaches, more and more people wear shoes with little or no support for their arches. Traditionally, flip flops have been enemy number one. Till now!

 I recently found and have a display of great flip flops and slides that really suport normal foot/gait path! Finally a flip flop I can recommend!! Call Lily if you have questions. These really are the most supportive and comfortable flip flops and slides I have ever worn.

If you have foot trouble, let me know and I can evaluate you for pronation/supination and of course if you need to see a Podiatrist, we can recommend that as well.




All the best,


Dr. Saul

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2017

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New Testing

We have 2 new tests that we are very excited about! One is SPECTRACELL micronutrient  analysis.

What is Micronutrient Testing?

SpectraCell's Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells.  Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body's deficiencies.


Are You in Control of Your Health, or Is It Controlling You?

Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

  • Do you find yourself feeling stressed, tired and maybe a little depressed?
  • Do you take prescription medicines to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions, but wonder why the condition exists at all?
  • Do you want to boost your immune system now, to possibly prevent chronic disease later? 

SpectraCell's Micronutrient testing offers the most accurate, scientifically proven method of assessing nutritional deficiencies.

Be Proactive, NOT Reactive

Traditionally, a person waited to go to the doctor at the first signs of a symptom.  Today, individuals are looking for way to not only manage illness with personalized treatment plans, but they are also seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness.

Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is simply not enough.  Each person's body is unique in its own way.  Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized healthcare approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results.

What is Micronutrient Testing?

SpectraCell's Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells.  Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body's deficiencies.

What results will I see?

SpectraCell's Micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.

sample results - mnt graphs

SpectraCell's Micronutrient test includes:


  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenate
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K


  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper

Amino Acids

  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine
  • Serine

Fatty Acids

  • Oleic Acid


  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Chromium
  • Fructose Sensitivity
  • Glucose-Insulin Metabolism


  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine


The other analysis is Genetic testing. Genetic testing is also called DNA testing. This test will show  vulnerabilities in your bloodline and your  tendency toward inherited diseases. This test can shore up you inherited weaknesses and help capitalize on your strengths. If you have already done the "23 and me" test we can have it analyzed to see what specific nutrients are needed for you to perform at your best. I consider this the most amazing breakthrough in the last  25 years of studying nutrition.


Call us to discuss timing and options. These tests offer the best value in healthcare today.


Yours in Health,


Dr. Saul and Staff

Author: Dr. Steven Saul, Wikipedia
Source: Dr. Steven Saul, Wikipedia
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2017

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