3755 E. Main St., Suite 185, St. Charles
Issue No. 34                                                                       July 2015

In This Issue

Don't forget - we'll be in our new office at
302 S. 14th St. in St. Charles  

on Monday, July 20th 

We invite you stop by - whether or not you have an appointment! -
to enjoy light refreshments and let us show you around! 
St. Charles Pain & Wellness Center will be closed Thursday afternoon, July 16 until we reopen Monday at our new location.

Our "official" grand opening will be
Thursday, August 13 - watch for details! 


Meet our new receptionist, Abbi Koko

Another change at St. Charles Pain & Wellness Center welcomes a new staff member, receptionist Abbi Koko.

Abbi, a recent graduate from Judson University in Elgin, has a passion for healthy living. She knows the importance of taking care of the body from the inside, which is what first drew her to chiropractic care. Abbi is an Elgin native with a thirst for adventure and a desire to see positive change in the world. 


"Superfoods" - Science or Marketing?
There is no medical definition for a "superfood". Food manufacturers are eager to use the word to promote sales of their products that contain traces of supposed superfoods such as blueberries, pomegranates and chocolate. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a superfood as "a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being."

There are no set criteria about what makes a food nutrient-rich. Most superfoods are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients relative to other foods. However, if you were to eat only one of these superfoods to the exclusion of all else, you would be seriously deficient in many of the nutrients your body needs in order to stay healthy. So what exactly is the science behind the idea of superfoods?

While we would like to believe that if we eat certain foods we can stave off illness and keep aging at bay, the truth is that it's not so easy. Although there is no doubt that a diet consisting primarily of fruits and vegetables is one of the keys to healthy longevity, it is also what you don't eat and do that is important....

Read the rest of the article here.

What Does a Chiropractic Pediatrician (DICCP) Do?   

A chiropractic pediatrician (DICCP) performs chiropractic care on children. Because of the rapidly changing bodies of children, a DICCP (Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics) chiropractor is given special training for appropriate treatment at each stage of a child's development.


The core of chiropractic work involves manual adjustment of the spine to properly align the vertebrae and to allow the body to heal itself naturally. However, because an infant's spine is different from that of a school-age child, which is different from that of an adolescent, a chiropractic adjustment at each stage of a child's development is different. Understanding the distinctions helps to ensure that chiropractic care is safe and effective for children of any age and that young people have access to proven healthcare options that don't involve drugs or surgery.

Effective Low-Impact Cardio Exercises

Why low-impact cardio exercises? Imagine reaching your "golden years" with a buff beach body only to be told that you can't jog or run anymore because your knee cartilage has been worn thin or you have damaged vertebrae. The last thing you want to do is ruin your body while trying to stay in shape.
Here are some low-impact cardio exercises that can help you maintain a healthy cardiovascular system without causing damage to your musculoskeletal system.

Walking - This simple exercise places far less stress on the knees than jogging or climbing stairs. Take it to the next level and include hiking on trails or through the woods. Add extra energy to your routine by swinging or rotating your arms to the sides; involving your upper body as you walk can get your heart beating more vigorously.
Speed Walking - Keep your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and be sure they remain close to your body as you walk. Be sure to stick to flat, smooth surfaces to reduce the chances of injury.
Cycling- For even less impact, take your bicycle out for a spin. You can cover far more territory, do more sightseeing and get lots of cardiovascular benefit.
Stairs - Walking up stairs is a powerful way to work your body, but don't jog up tjhe sdtairs or it becomes high-impact. Softly plant each foot in turn on the next step and use the strength in your legs to push you upward.
Swimming - If you're just starting or returning to an exercise program, swimming is an excellent low-impact option. It can build up reservoirs of cardiovascular health because swimming can work the entire body, depending on the strokes you use.
Dancing - Take a dance class! Whether you're into ballroom, tap, ballet or modern dance, you can get a low-impact workout while having fun with others.
These low-impact exercises can work wonders for your long-term cardiovascular health!
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Dr. Jacob Hertz
is a Cum Laude graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Following graduation, Dr. Hertz practiced as an Associate Chiropractor in Peoria and for four years successfully treated over 5,000 patients and their families with many different health conditions. He moved to St. Charles in 2010 to open his own practice. 


He has been involved with chiropractic almost since he was born -- he was adjusted as an infant by his uncle, a chiropractor in Wisconsin where Dr. Hertz grew up.


Dr. Hertz uses a number of gentle and safe chiropractic techniques for adjusting the spine including Diversified, Activator, and Drop Table. He is also Nationally Board Certified in Physiotherapy and uses exercise and rehabilitation to help patients heal faster and reach optimum health.  


St. Charles Pain & Wellness Center also offers nutritional aids for those who seek to supplement their diet and improve their health, which have proved successful in preventing unnecessary surgeries for many patients.   

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