|Greetings!|As we celebrate National Nutrition Month, I'd like you to ponder the phrase, "You are what you eat." We've all heard it before and thanks to scientific studies, we know today that there are proven connections between our diets and our physical, mental and emotional health. It's common knowledge that the average American diet is high in sugar, calories, and fat. Most of us eat way too many processed foods, white-flour based foods, salt, additives and preservatives. Yet even armed with this knowledge, why do so many of us make poor choices when it comes to our nutrition? And why do we often fail to connect our body's ailments with a unhealthy diet?
There are arguments for convenience and cost, but in reality, when we get out of balance, it becomes hard to make the right choice. So if your diet has made a wrong turn, I suggest that you start small. Small, continual good choices will lead back to health and balance. Once your new, healthier diet becomes routine, you'll find you don't want to pollute your system with unhealthy food and that it doesn't taste good anymore now that you have become accustomed to real nutrition. You'll also experience the blessing of happier moods and a healthier body.
I encourage all of you to make some small changes to your diet this month. Not only will you benefit, but you'll help to inspire those around you to adopt healthier choices in their own lives.
Until our next adjustment....
Yours in health,
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team
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Proper digestion is key good heath. Without it, everything else in your body fails to work as it should. The digestive tract is responsible for the absorption of nutrients and makes most of the neurotransmitters in your body. In fact, there are as many nerves in the digestive system as there is in the central nervous system.
The Ileocecal Valve (ICV) is located in the digestive tract in between the small intestine and the large intestine. The ICV opens and closes periodically to let food travel through the digestive tract. When the ICV is not functioning properly (either stuck closed or stuck open) an imbalance in the digestive system occurs creating many problems in the body such as malabsorption or toxicity.
ICV Syndrome symptoms include:
- Right shoulder or pelvic pain
- Low back pain
- Pain surrounding heart
- Flu-like symptoms
- Bad breath
- Dark circles under eyes
ICV dysfunction is treated with diet modifications, stress management, chiropractic adjustments and applied kinesiology techniques for overall nervous system balance.
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Recipe of the Month
Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electricity in the body, along with sodium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium. Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function.
Date with a Banana Smoothie (serves 2)
- 2 Bananas
- 5 pitted Medjool Dates
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 1/2 cups Coconut Water
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Cover & blend until smooth. (Adjust Coconut Water to achieved desired consistency.)
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
VITAMIN D drops
- Vitamin D is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous, critical for the maintenance of healthy bones.
- It is an immune system regulator.
- May have a key role in helping the brain function properly later in life
- Is linked to maintaining a healthy weight
- Has been shown to reduce the risk of development of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women
Bio-D-Mulsion ForteŽ (1 oz) supplies 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per drop
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HOW MASSAGE BENEFITS YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
- Massage increases the excretion of fluids (through the kidneys) and waste products
- Massage can facilitate elimination through the large intestines
- Can reduce cramping or spasm in the digestive tract.
- Promotes activity of parasympathetic nervous system, stimulating digestion
- Massage can be used as an aide in preventing constipation, gas, (and colic) by improving the peristaltic action of the small intestines and colon
- Stimulated activity of organs due to improved circulation and waste removal facilitates enzyme production for digestion
- Massage may relax abdominal and intestinal walls when tense or spastic
- Massage can reduce nausea
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|Thoughts to ponder...
"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician."
"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."
"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food."
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InnerMovement Wellness is proud to take part in sponsoring the Glendale Downtown Dash on March 11, 2012!
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team will have a booth onsite to offer Complimentary Spinal Screenings and Chair Massages.
About the Downtown Dash: the 5k run/walk through the heart of downtown Glendale, the Dash offers a fun, family atmosphere that takes participants down Brand Blvd, through the Americana and back up again. 100% of the proceeds from this event support GAMC Stroke Services for our community. For more information, click HERE