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A BODY’S HEALING ABILITIES

Did you know that the body’s cells regenerate every 7 to 10 years? But one cannot assume that they regenerate for the better unless one ensures that what one is doing for one’s body is in the direction of healing not harming it.

 

Eating more natural organic foods, exercising, drinking healthy water and most of all, giving your body the best opportunity to heal with chiropractic care will definitely provide you the best opportunity to reset your body.

 

 SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED?

 

Many of our patients have the common complaint that they constantly feel sluggish, in pain, tired and generally not in the best form. They wish they could feel like they did when they were kids or teenagers.

 

Nowadays our lifestyles have set us up for a disaster. We get up in the mornings almost as tired as when we went to bed the night before. Our breakfasts leave a lot to be desired nutritionally. We rush to work or school without the nutrition our bodies really require. We work or study mostly sitting down and then grab a fast food lunch that again has no nutrition. And so our day continues…

 

The strain on our bodies, the poor nutrition, financial stresses, and then the occasional accident or fall add up to a recipe for disaster. Regular chiropractic adjustments give the body a boost in energy by resetting the nerve flow. Add some of the nutritional advice that Dr Bryan offers you and give yourself the opportunity to rejuvenate.

THE MORINGA TREE PRODUCES FANTASTIC NUTRITIONAL RESULTS

Native to the Himalayan Mountains, Moringa oleifera is nature’s “miracle tree.” It’s packed with 90+ vitamins, minerals, vital proteins, antioxidants, omega oils, and other benefits.

 

To ensure the highest quality possible, all of Zija’s Moringa trees are grown on proprietary farms in hot, dry climates. They are raised without chemicals, harvested carefully by hand, and then shade dried, ensuring that essential nutrients remain intact. We use all of the most beneficial parts of the tree – the leaves, the seeds and the fruit – in our unique line of products.


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THE MANY USES OF THE MIGHTY MORINGA TREE

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing tree native to South Asia and now found throughout the tropics. Its leaves have been used as part of traditional medicine for centuries, and the Ayurvedic system of medicine associates it with the cure or prevention of about 300 diseases.

Moringa, sometimes described as the “miracle tree,” “drumstick tree,” or “horseradish tree,” has small, rounded leaves that are packed with an incredible amount of nutrition: protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium. You name it, moringa’s got it. No wonder it’s been used medicinally (and as a food source) for at least 4,000 years.

The fact that moringa grows rapidly and easily makes it especially appealing for impoverished areas, and it’s been used successfully for boosting nutritional intake in Malawi, Senegal, and India. In these areas, moringa may be the most nutritious food locally available, and it can be harvested year-round.

A person once grew a moringa tree for two years and they attested to the fact that it grows like a weed. For those living in third-world countries, it may very well prove to be a valuable source of nutrition.

However, it is not recommended planting one in your backyard for health purposes as the leaves are very small and it is a time-consuming and exceedingly tedious task to harvest the leaves from the stem to eat them.

The leaves are tiny and difficult to harvest and use, so you’ll likely find that growing one is more trouble than it’s worth. That being said, there is no denying that moringa offers an impressive nutritional profile that makes it appealing once it is harvested.

Find out more about the moringa tree and how to order a nutritional package when you come to visit our office next time!

THE POWER OF THE NUTRI-BULLET

 

Dr. Lawrence also advises to use a Nutri-Bullet to prepare your foods. Here are some reasons to understand why:

 

Nutrient Extraction is the mechanism the NutriBullet uses to break down fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other plant foods to their most absorbable state. Unlike juicers and blenders, NutriBullet nutrient extractors break down the cell walls of fibrous plant foods, releasing important vitamins and minerals contained within.

 

At the same time, they reduce beneficial fiber, pulp, seeds, and skins into a smooth-as-silk texture, delivering food to your body in an easily digestible, easily absorbable form. More than juicing, more than blending, and more than chewing – nutrient extraction.

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SUGAR’S NOT SO SWEET EFFECT ON HEALTH

Sticky, sweet and nutritionally bankrupt, sugar is making people sick, tired and fat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume an astounding 156 pounds of sugar each year! Global sugar consumption is approximately 173 million tons.

While the obvious sugary culprits are sweet snacks, soda and ice cream, sugar also sneakily lurks in pasta sauces, salad dressings and other foods.

Why Sugar Is Making Us Sick

According to a study by JAMA Internal Medicine, “Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors.” The conclusion of the study revealed, “Most US adults consume more added sugar than is recommended for a healthy diet. We observed a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk of CVD mortality.”

Another study led Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, found that high sugar levels represent a crucial mechanism that connects obesity and diabetes with cancer. According to this study, the high sugar levels increase the activity of a gene widely implicated in the progression of cancer.

Eating too much sugar can also lower your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness. It can also contribute to increased arthritis and joint pain.

Cutting Back on the Sweet Stuff

Being a scrupulous label reader is a good way to know how much sugar is in the foods you buy. Choose foods that have little to no added sugar, limit fruit consumption and opt for more vegetables. Berries are your best bet when it comes to fruit. Do you like to sweeten your coffee or cereal? Consider using Stevia, a natural, plant-based sweetener.

We’d be happy to help you break the sugar habit and show you how chiropractic care may help boost your immune system and overall health!

ARE YOU A COFFEE DRINKER?

If you drink coffee, here are some thoughts to keep in mind:

  1. If you drink coffee made with the “drip method,” use only unbleached filters. Bright-white coffee filters are almost always bleached, and can leak chlorine and other chemicals into your coffee as it’s brewed.
  2. Avoid drinking your coffee in styrofoam cups or mugs and thermoses that are lined with any form of plastic. Hot liquids can leech chemicals from styrofoam and plastic, and years of ingesting these chemicals will increase your risk of virtually all chronic disease. Ceramic mugs are your safest choice, followed by glass and stainless steel.
  3. Avoid sweeteners that invariably stress your blood sugar and insulin-regulating mechanisms and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Stevia and Xylitol are the most healthy.
  4. Try to limit your intake to no more than two cups per day. Even organic coffee contains acrylamide, which is classified by multiple health agencies as a probable human carcinogen.
  5. Drink only organic coffee. Non-organic coffee beans are heavily sprayed with pesticides.
  6. If you prefer your coffee lightened, use a non-dairy milk like almond or coconut milk. Organic cow or goat milk is fine only if you know with certainty that your body can tolerate it.

In good health,
Dr Bryan Lawrence, DC