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Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center

February 2013 Newsletter

Our newsletters and website are written to provide you with tools and information you need to pursue better health. We invite you to contact our office with any further questions (408) 891-8222.


-Dr. Kate Fox & Dr. Jessie Young

 

What's New?
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Heart Health

 

February is 'Heart Health' Month.  Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.

 

The American Heart Association has created a website, Go Red for Women, that will give you the facts about heart disease and dispel some myths, tell you what symptoms to look out for, offer tips on how to cope with the disease and provide the latest news and research to beat and treat heart disease. 

 

Because knowledge is power, and the more you know, the easier it is for you to win. Please visit www.goredforwomen.org to learn MORE.  

 

What says "I love you" more than the gift of health?

  

Do Cholesterol Numbers Really Assess Cardiovascular Risk?  Advanced technology testing of the Lipoprotein Particle (LPP) numbers tell the story here: http://www.spectracell.com/lpp/.  We do this type of cholesterol testing in our office! 

 

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How are You Sleeping?

 

Sleep Ergonomics

Just like ergonomics at work, your position all night matters. Sleeping positions can cause neck and back pain, hip pain, hand numbness or tingling and shoulder pain. Since you'll be in these positions for 7-9 hours, make sure you are in the right position for your body. Pillow and mattress selection is also important and there is no one right choice. Selections should be made based on sleeping position, body weight and physical attributes in the shoulders, hips and waist. Your mattress and pillow should support your body in its natural position, allowing you to rest and recover from the day's activities and proper positioning can aid this process.

 

What type of mattresses are best?

The best mattresses are designed to conform to the spine's natural curves. Read the full article here.

 

What kind of pillow best fits me?

Pillow selection is also very important and depends on the position you sleep best in. The right pillow to match your body and sleep position can help reduce neck pain, headaches, fatigue, jaw pain and snoring.  Read the full article here.

 

We have additional comprehensive centered tips in a featured article on our website: "Don't Let Sleep Issues Keep You Up at Night

Fitness + Sports

 

We provide in-depth treatment and rehabilitation for sports injuries and targeted exercise and fitness routines to prevent injury. Our doctors are trained in many advanced techniques used on elite athletes because we believe everyone deserves the same quality care the pros get.  

  • Exercising and Conditioning
  • Similar to exercise for recovery after an injury, we also give exercises tailored to condition you for specific sports and activities.   This requires [...]   read the rest

     

  • Biofeedback
  • It involves measuring bodily processes such as blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, sweating and [...] ➩ read the rest

     

  • Kinesiotaping
  • It is very popular with athletes and uses a colored functional tape to support the muscle, reduce the inflammation from the injury, and retrain [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Myofascial Release
  • In addition to adjustments, techniques such as myofascial release allow chiropractors to relax trigger points/tight muscles and stretch areas of [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Individualized Detoxification and Weight Loss Program
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  • Body Composition Analysis, including Lean Mass and Body Fat Percentages
  • Body composition analysis is the clinical assessment of tissue and fluid distribution in the human body. A normal distribution of [...] ➩ read the rest

From our Kitchen
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Noni's  Chicken and Sweet Potato Tagine

(Gluten, dairy, egg, and nut free) 

 
Ingredients
  • 1 onion
  • 2 TB oil
  • 1 lb. chicken
  • 1 lb. yams or sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • C honey
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 C pitted prunes, figs, dates, or raisins (whatever you have on hand)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Cut onion, chicken and yams into 1 inch chunks. 
 
In an oven safe pan (with lid) or dutch oven, heat the oil and cook the onions, stirring occasionally until tender 6-8 minutes.  Add chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Add potatoes, broth, honey, cinnamon, prunes, salt and pepper. Stir and cover with tight fitting oven safe lid. 

Bake until potatoes are tender about 45-50 minutes.  Serve over quinoa, rice, couscous...

 

From the kitchen of Dr. Young

 

Disclaimer

Material in this newsletter is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any condition. It is not a substitute for medical care and is not intended to address individual situations and needs.