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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

Office Hours

Dr. Helia Dashtkian

Mon.Wed.Fri
7:30am-12:00pm
2:00pm-6:00pm


Massage Therapist - Christine Weber, LMT
Every Day By Appointment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIROPRACTIC!
Join us in celebrating the 119th birthday of Chiropractic! In recognition of our wonderful patients, we will be holding a Patient Appreciation Day on Friday, September 19th! Get your adjustment, enjoy a treat, and bring a guest because all new patients will receive a FREE adjustment with a discounted $40 X-Ray. Call the office for details and to schedule your guest's first visit.

Upcoming Workshop

In preparation for Breast Cancer Prevention Month, there will be a presentation about Medical Thermography by Ashley Ageloff, Certified Thermographic Technician, at Jupiter Family Chiropractic on Wednesday, October 8 at 6PM. Medical Thermography is a state-of-the art screening tool that captures heat images of the breast to aid in the early detection of breast cancer, in some cases up to 10 years earlier than a mammogram, with absolutely NO RADIATION. Whole body screenings are also available as a form of prevention with the use of thermal cameras that can detect heat on the skin surface showing underlying pathologies.

It's Cholesterol
Awareness Month at
Jupiter Family Chiropractic!

CHOLESTEROL MYTH BUSTERS
 

1. Eating dietary cholesterol (such as eggs and shellfish) raises your cholesterol and chances of getting heart disease. FALSE!
There is no evidence that eating foods with cholesterol in them adversely affects your body’s cholesterol levels. In fact, eggs contain a substance called lecithin, which decreases the effects of cholesterol on the body. And eggs are a good source of protein. Shrimp are a delightful treat, full of omega-3 fatty acids. So eat up!
 
2. High cholesterol can be hereditary and may not even be a valid indicator of health. This is TRUE!
You can inherit naturally occurring cholesterol values that are higher than the 200 maximum value recommended by medical groups. In fact, studies have shown that there is no correlation between cholesterol values and longevity, and there is even little valid evidence that high cholesterol levels lead to heart disease.

3. The best way to protect against heart disease is to follow a very low fat, low calorie diet. FALSE!
Low calorie and low fat diets are typically high in refined carbohydrates, the opposite of what you need for good health. People who eat vegetables, fiber, and moderate amounts of nuts, hormone-free meats, seafood, and healthy fats have far fewer incidents of heart disease deaths than those who eat extremely low fat, high carbohydrate diets. 

Reference: https://drrobinsmusings.wordpress.com/category/healthy-fats/

So what does cholesterol have to do with Chiropractic Care?

Well... Chiropractic care can actually help reduce cholesterol and improve quality of life!

A case study in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research illustrated changes in cholesterol levels and quality of life in a patient following chiropractic care. 

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  Among the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia is cited as a major risk factor. Dyslipidemia is a combination of ill-favored cholesterol levels in the circulating blood, namely Low Density Lipoprotien (LDL).

 In this case study, a 49-year-old female presented with neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, dyslipidemia and vertebral subluxations.  Lipid lowering statins were prescribed by her medical physician, but using her own judgment, she elected not to take them.

Statins are the number one prescribed drug for the treatment of dyslipidemia.  Statins decrease the body’s ability to produced LDL and have been shown to moderately increase HDL leading to better overall cholesterol levels.  Indeed, recent trials have emphasized the use of statins in the fight against cardiovascular disease, however overall mortality is not reduced even though reductions of cardiovascular deaths were seen.  This was due to a rise in deaths from other causes.  It is also important to realize that cholesterol itself is not the enemy; cholesterol is made by the body and is essential for human life.

 The patient was treated with chiropractic spinal adjustments over a six-month time span.  During initial care, her total cholesterol improved from 221 to 170 mg/dL.  Her LDL went from 153 to 109 mg/dL and HDL went from 33 to 38 mg/dL.  Triglycerides improved from 241 to 199 mg/DL and quality of life scores were increased in eight categories.  No other interventions were used. 

In 1992, a retrospective study was conducted, and cholesterol lab values were taken on ten randomly selected subjects over a three-year period.  Results showed that LDL and total cholesterol decreased in 70 percent of the subjects, bringing 80 percent of the subjects originally classified as borderline high to high-risk down to desirable levels following chiropractic care.

This suggested relationship between regular chiropractic care for improved function, which can allow the body to improve homeostasis, including improvement of blood lipid levels.  The clinical process documented in this report suggests that chiropractic care reduces subluxations and stress on the spinal column and nervous system, and as a result of this reduced stress, there is a reduction of dysponesis, which is evidenced by improved quality of life and blood serum cholesterol levels. Dysponesis refers to errors in physical reactions to various stimuli, which as a result, produce functional disorders in the body.
 

This Month's Testimonial!
Hip Joint Discomfort and Improved Balance

“When I came to see Dr. Helia my right hip felt like it had been out of the joint for a couple of months. I felt immediate relief after my first visit. Within a couple of visits my hip felt normal and like it was back in place. As I continued to be adjusted during the first month, I felt less bloated and lighter even though my weight stayed the same. I felt physically more balanced and my posture improved. Additionally, I released some unexpected emotions which I has been beneficial to my overall health. I would definitely recommend Dr. Helia for your adjustments as she is knowledgeable and takes the times to explain what she is doing and the expected outcome.”
-Alicia

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