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Chiropractic: The drugless solution to headaches

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Broccoli

Throw a cup of this veggie into your salad and fight lung, breast and bladder cancer. Broccoli contains a cancer-fighting chemical compound called sulforaphane, also found in cauliflower, watercress and brussels sprouts.

Kiwi

This fun fruit is vitamin C, also an antioxidant, protecting your DNA from cancer-causing mutations. Also enjoy papaya and peppers, other colorful sources of C.

Avocado

This fruit is packed with folate which, studies show, has a preventive effect against colon, breast and cervical cancers. Spinach and asparagus are also great sources of folate.

Chickpeas

Like some other legumes, chickpeas are among the leading sources of phytoestrogens. These are plant-based compounds that disrupt estrogen's role in promoting breast, endometrial and lung cancers. Throw some chickpeas in your salad or have a scoop of hummus, Or try tofu, prepared any way, for a phytoestrogen boost.

Source: "Foods that fight cancer" Shape November 2006;26(3):100.

Headaches are an unfortunate and painful part of life for many Americans. In fact, an estimated five percent of adults in this country suffer from chronic migraines or severe headache pain.

We spend billions of dollars each year on over-the-counter and prescription pain medication for relief from those nagging headaches. But these drugs have the potential to cause even more pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a type of medication including OTC brands such as Advil, Motrin, and Excedrin, have been associated with side effects like stomach bleeding and ulcers, and even liver failure. In fact, one possible side effect of many NSAIDs is a headache!

And if you manage to avoid the side effects, these medications really only mask or diminish symptoms. But it's the cause that counts and that's where chiropractic comes in. Here's how: The nervous system is the "master system" in the body, controlling and coordinating all other systems - respiratory, immune, circulatory, etc. Sometimes, there are areas in the spine where one or more of the vertebrae may have experienced a loss of function, creating pressure on, or otherwise irritating, spinal nerves. This irritation interferes with the signals, or "communication," traveling over those nerves, which can compromise the health and proper function of every system in the body. Regular adjustments by your chiropractor can positively affect the nervous system, aid nerve transmission and thus, the body's ability to heal itself.

Still a skeptic? Scientific research indicates chiropractic is an effective, natural answer to headache pain. During a major 1995 study comparing several weeks of drug therapy to several weeks of chiropractic care, 82 percent of patients given drug therapy reported side effects including drowsiness, weight gain and dry mouth. Heart-related problems and glaucoma also were associated with the drug therapy. On the other hand, chiropractic patients reported no side effects. And after four weeks of treatment, patients who used drugs began having headaches again, while members of the chiropractic group continued to express headache relief, as well as higher levels of energy as compared to the drug therapy group.

So put down the pain-relief medications, talk to your chiropractor about your chronic headaches, and experience a natural, drug-free approach to headache relief, today!

 

Dear Practice member,
With the New Year off to a brand new beginning, it's a great time to start over. Set new goals. Break bad habits. Resolve to become healthier.
That's why I'm writing today.
If you're thinking about starting a physical fitness program, losing some weight, eating a better diet or improving some other health behavior, remember your spine! A healthy spine and nervous system should be the starting point of any New Year's resolution for better health.
To start the New Year off on a healthy note, we're offering chiropractic checkups at a special low fee. We'll perform a quick check of your flexibility, posture, and other aspects of a brief examination. The fee for our brief exam, record update and necessary chiropractic adjustments is just. That's a savings of more than.
Resolve to begin the year on a healthy note - and save money too!
Our offer lasts only until the end of January, so call now to set your appointment for this popular annual event.
Happy New Year!
Sincerely,
Dr. Myers