Dear Patients and Friends,
Here’s a little history on the month of November.
November is one of four months with the length of 30 days.
I know this may not mean much to you right now, but most likely you’re going to know more about November than most of the U.S. population, so pat yourself on the back for reading this newsletter. November starts on the same day of the week as February in common years, and March every year.
November ends on the same day of the week as August every year. I like to share things most people don’t.
Oh yeah, it’s also Thanksgiving so make sure you remember to be with family, and have a good time. We’ll be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day as well as the following day, Friday, so check with us before the THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY… so you are adjusted before the big day. Rox, Judy and I wish you the best on Thanksgiving.
• The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.
• They sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of ‘Mayflower’.
• They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
• The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.
• The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to the feast.
• The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
• Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving’s feast table.
• Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
• The pilgrims didn’t use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.
Elbert HubbardI would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Erma Bombeck, No One Diets on Thanksgiving
What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Jim Davis Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.
>>>JOKE of the MONTH<<<
Attending a convention, 3 psychiatrists take a walk. “People are always coming to us with their guilt and fears,” one says, “but we have no one to go to with our problems. Since we’re all professionals, why don’t we hear each other out right-now?”
They agree that this is a good idea. The first psychiatrist confesses, “I’m a compulsive shopper and deeply in debt, so I overbill patients as often as I can.”
The second admits, “I have a drug problem that’s out of control, and I frequently pressure my patients into buying illegal drugs for me.”
The third psychiatrist says, “I know it’s wrong, but no matter how hard I try, I just can’t keep a secret.”
We want you to know we are thankful for you. We want you to have a great holiday, so we share a few general and chiropractic health tips to do exactly that.
We know the joy of the holidays can, ironically, be stressful. Families gather. Memories pop up. Too many chefs are in the kitchen. Try taking 6 deep, slow breaths as you stir the potatoes or carve the turkey. It really helps calm you! Plus your digestive system gets a boost.
Laughter is good for the vascular system, the heart, and the healthy function of blood vessels. It’s also contagious, so when things get a little tense, laugh! See how many others join you.
Exercise is great for the heart, and digestion too. Take a walk after dinner. Breathe in the fresh air. Settle the food.
Enjoy the cranberries. They may help keep away urinary tract infections. Enjoy the potatoes. They can lower blood pressure and have vitamins for cells, nervous system and even heart plus some great fiber. A chiropractic adjustment does wonders for your whole system, too! Be sure to make an appointment soon!) Enjoy some pumpkin pie or seeds or soup. Pumpkins offer you vitamins and fiber and even “bad” cholesterol potential reduction as well as a better mood. And don’t forget the turkey! It’s full of protein, vitamins and tryptophan, great for serotonin production for immune system strengthening.
5) Don’t worry – too much!
One day of super eating like one day of super dieting isn’t going to miraculously change you. So eat, nap, talk, laugh, play, take a walk, watch a game or parade, cook, bake and enjoy! You and I have lots to be thankful for.
“Your HEALTH –VS- Your BUDGET?”
Help for PAINFUL CHOICES
You know what it’s like to be sick. And you have no health insurance, AND a tight money situation. What you do not know is the RISK involved in not managing your health problems.
“53% of Americans said in a February poll that someone in their family cut back on health care in the past 12 months because of Costs!”
Skipping medical care cost more in the end, we understand the logic of this, but emotionally, we find it hard to accept this fact. More pain, More disability, More social distress and more money spent for ER visits. This is not going to allow you to have the health or strength to continue.
“Who is going to help these patients at risk?
We now provide flexible patient payment plans to help you afford healthcare treatments and procedures for you and your family.
“The care you need on your terms for as little as $25 per week!”*
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- No interest payment plans as long as you need (small fee only)
- Automatic payments from checking acct or credit cards Revolving lines of credit, No down payment needed
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Do You Know How to Sit?
Your posture when seated can have a significant impact on your overall health.
We have become a society of “sitters.” We sit in front of our computers, in front of our televisions, at our desks, in cars and planes, in chairs reading… we sit and sit some more, day in and day out. Believe it or not, the way you sit can have a great impact on your health and well-being.
There’s even a condition called “Economy Class Syndrome” so named because it affects people who sit for long periods on aircraft. People sitting in tight, cramped seats may experience swollen ankles and Deep Vein Thrombosis, a condition that causes the formation of blood clots deep in the veins of the leg. If the clot breaks away and travels to the lung, well, you’ll be greeted at the gate by paramedics!
What can you do as a sitter? How can you avoid some of the health issues linked with sitting? Adjust your chair and computer monitor, so that you are sitting as straight as you can. Ergonomic chairs are available to help maintain better posture.
Make sure your back, neck, head and eyes are all facing forward in a straight line
Sitting in the same position for any length of time causes fatigue; shift your body weight from time to time and monitor your posture; make sure your chair is adjusted to the proper height.
Use a footrest to relieve pressure on your legs and thighs.
Get up periodically to walk, stretch your legs, and give yourself a break!
Many jobs require long periods of sitting. If you have one, and you experience frequent back pain, be sure to mention it the next time you’re in our practice.
Getting up and moving around every so often, even for two minutes, or doing some “desk” exercises may help alleviate the strain on your neck and back. And most importantly make sure you’re checked at the office on a regular basis!
Enjoy! Solutions available upon request.