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Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center

July 2014 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, and Kim Silsby, L.Ac.


How Much Vitamin D do I need?
sunny-beach-girl.jpgVitamin D has been in the news a lot lately. While much of the research is preliminary and does not show causal relationships, Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a number of health problems. Sun exposure is the best way to get Vitamin D, but that carries risks of sun burns and skin cancer. Since Summer is here, let's talk about just how much sun exposure is necessary for proper Vitamin D levels.
First off, the body makes vitamin D when skin is directly exposed to the sun outdoors. It can also be found in some foods. Vitamin D plays an important role in building strong bones by helping the body absorb calcium from food and supplements. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body and is vital for many other health functions, as well. It participates in the nerve and muscle function, as well as in the function of the immune system and in the reduction of inflammation.  

So how much sun exposure is enough?  [continue reading]

Hypoglycemia?  PMS? or Low Blood Sugar?
children-smiling-sm.jpg For a lot of young women, headaches or migraines start to become a problem in adolescence. Many of them are given various pain killers that are largely ineffective. The reason is because that medication doesn't address the cause of the problem, it merely attempts to cover the symptom.

Do you or your daughter get headaches in the morning that get better after you eat? Headaches almost daily that don't respond to medication? Cranky, irritable mood in the afternoon? Large mood swings throughout the day? Exhausted after trying physical exertion? A lot of this sounds like hypoglycemia, right? Or maybe PMS? Well, not quite. Testing their blood sugar levels will usually return a negative result. The lab tests say they are fine, so there is no medical solution for their problem. So many doctors rule that out and turn to traditional migraine medication and pain control. It isn't hypoglycemia... yet. 


The body does an amazing job at balancing blood sugar. It will break down your fat reserves to provide energy for your body and brain. If your body has to, it will 

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"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." - John Steinbeck

From our Kitchen 
Image Attribution: İFlickr CC - "Watermelon, Arugula and Feta salad" 2014 by Bryan Maleszyk
Watermelon Salad
Here's our version of the popular summer savory watermelon salad: 

  • 5-6 C watermelon cubes

  • 5+ chopped mint leaves 

  • 1/2 C feta cheese (we prefer goat or sheep)
Mix and enjoy.

OR, if you're looking for a little more... 

Whisk the following ingredients into a dressing and pour evenly over the (drained) watermelon

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper 

Keep refrigerated.


From the kitchen of Dr. Jessie Young


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.