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Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center

March 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, & Dr. Jeffrey Chan

 

What's New?
Dr. Jeffrey Chan

 

Welcome Dr. Jeffrey Chan

 

We'd like to take a moment to introduce our newest Dr. to LGCWC.  He has already hit the ground running and has started treating patients.  Please call to make your appointment today! 

 

Dr. Jeffrey Chan was born and raised nearby in Palo Alto.  Along with common neck and back pain, he specializes in treating sports injuries. 

 

Dr. Chan focuses on rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance using the most current evidence-based guidelines. His goal is to promote physical activity in the community for the benefit of cardiovascular and mental health along with general strengthening. 

  

You can read his full bio here: http://losgatoswellness.com/about-us/dr-jeffrey-chan.

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Seasonal Allergies

 

Throughout the year many of us suffer from seasonal allergies. Our bodies can react to the trees, grass, weeds and pollen triggering symptoms including:

  • itchy eyes
  • sneezing
  • runny/stuffy nose
  • cough
  • fatigue
  • sore throat 

These symptoms can make us miserable for weeks and lead to complications like sinus infections and asthma.

 

Our office can provide natural ways to help relieve your seasonal allergies symptoms. Studies have found that herbal and dietary supplements such as nettle, quercetin and Vitamin C are able to effectively control seasonal allergy symptoms without the side effects that can occur with many antihistamine drugs. Talk with us before starting any new supplements to make sure it's appropriate for your symptoms and to get proper dosages.

 

Simple lifestyle changes can also ease seasonal allergy symptoms. Increasing laundry water temperatures to destroy allergens and dehumidifiers to soften the mucus membranes have been shown to provide relief.

 

Identifying and avoiding foods you may be sensitive to can help by lowering inflammation and boosting your immune system. Knowing exactly what you are allergic to can help you lessen or prevent exposure and help us effectively treat your reactions. (How do I know if it's an allergy or a sensitivity?) Let us know if you experience any of the symptoms of seasonal allergies and we will be able to tailor a plan specific to your needs.

 

*Resource National Center for Biotechnology Information

General Health & Family
Family Group

 

We offer health care for the entire family, whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or someone to provide natural treatment options for a specific condition. 

 

Our doctors can evaluate and treat the symptoms of many common conditions such as colds, flu, ear infections. We are trained as portal-of-entry providers which means you do not need a referral, and we can evaluate you and ensure that you get the right care for your illness, including referrals to specialists and imaging if necessary.  

 

Below is a list of treatments that we use a part of our comprehensive care:  

  • Botanical Medicine
  • The organic nature of botanicals (plant substances) makes them compatible with the body's own chemistry and they can therefore be gently effective with few side effects. Unlike chemically-derived drugs that can only [...]   read the rest

     

  • Homeopathy
  • Homeopathy is based on the theory of "like cures like." It's an alternative to the conventional use of medicine. It works on a subtle yet powerful [...] ➩ read the rest

     

  • Parasite and Functional Digestive Testing and Comprehensive Stool Analysis
  • Cornerstones of good health include proper digestion of food, assimilation of nutrients; good gut flora and [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Hormone Testing
  • At Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center we can test stress hormones, female and male hormones, metabolic hormones, thyroid hormones, blood sugar regulating hormones and even [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Neurotransmitter Testing
  • Neurotransmitters are a complex part of our nervous system. They help regulate thousands of processes, from muscle contraction to [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Complete Intracellular Vitamin Analysis
  • Each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique, the nutrient requirements for one person may be different than the requirements for someone else. If you want to know more about your individual need [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Heavy Metal and Other Environmental Toxicity Testing
  • Every day we are exposed chemicals and toxic metals. Most of us will never be aware we are even being exposed. Our soil, water supply and food may contain toxic metals and chemicals, such as [...] ➩ read the rest

     
  • Blood Chemistry and Other Laboratory Testing
  • Just like your regular family doctor can order blood tests for a variety of conditions, so can we. We order and interpret a wide range of blood tests to look for [...] ➩ read the rest

From our Kitchen
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photo credit: Soup Loving Nicole @allercipes.com

 

Lettuce Wraps 

(Gluten, dairy, egg, and nut free) 

 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. turkey (or chicken) sausage
  • 1 TB oil
In a large skillet, cook the sausage in oil. Add,  
  • 2-3 tsp. Szechwan seasoning

OR 

  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (season to your liking)
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely grated (on a microplane)
Continue cooking the sausage until it is well browned, stirring to break the meat into small pieces.  Add,
  • 8 oz. sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 C shredded carrots
  •  C sliced green onions
  • C chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1-2 TB gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 head of butter lettuce (or similar), leaves separated, rinsed and drained

Cook and stir for a few minutes until heated through.

 

Serve with lettuce leaves and steamed rice or rice noodles. 

 

 

Based on a McCormick recipe 2001

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.