Dr. Rugoff’s August Patient Newsletter
Dear Patients and Friends,
August is upon us and dare I say it, Fall is just around the corner. While you are still enjoying the hot weather and sunshine, what are you doing to prepare yourself for the rigors of the colder weather? As you start thinking about servicing your furnace, your car, and getting the snow blower ready, what about your body? It’s time to get in for your “tune up” before the leaves start falling and you hurt your back raking.
A lot can be said about chiropractic and the miracles of chiropractic. Here’s what a chiropractic patient had to say about his case and how it helped him.
“About thirty years ago, I had a football injury. Over the next several years, I began to have pain in my left knee, a constant dull ache in the lower back on the right side and sinus trouble. I went to my medical doctors for help and they said I would have to live with this the rest of my life. The diagnosis was a permanently damaged nerve. The physicians suggested corrective surgery.
I became very depressed. I couldn’t sleep at night and I was very difficult to live with. I was going through hell and so was my family. It was then that I was convinced to try chiropractic. After my first few visits to my chiropractor, I felt a great deal of relief. Now I feel like a new person.
My back is greatly improved, without surgery, and it seems as if I never even had knee problems or sinus trouble. It changed my life. When you feel good, you look good and you develop a healthy attitude. I wasn’t very long before everyone noticed the great improvement in me. My only regret is that I waited so long.”
— Andrew Sanderson
August 2nd is a day you don’t want to necessarily remember. It was the first day for Income Tax. Congress enacted the first income tax way back in 1861. The first Lincoln Penny was issued in 1909.
• A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out.
• A shrimp’s heart is in their head.
• People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you’re heart stops for a mili-second.
• A duck’s quack doesn’t echo anywhere, and no one knows why.
• 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
• In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
• Barbie’s full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts.
• In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).
>>>JOKE of the MONTH<<<
1. If you have reached the point where you really understand your computer, it’s probably obsolete.
2. When you are computing, if someone is watching, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.
3. When the going gets tough, upgrade your computer.
4. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you’d least expect to find it.
5. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
6. To err is human … to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it’s downright natural.
7. He who laughs last, probably has a back-up.
8. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions. Try Windows 8…
9. A complex system that doesn’t work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.
10. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.
How Do You Keep Avocados From Turning Brown?
Avocados are one of the best flab-fighting fats, but it’s unlikely that you’ll eat an entire avocado in one sitting. So how do you keep that leftover avocado from turning brown?
Well, first let’s talk about why avocados turn brown. Like apples or potatoes, they oxidize when exposed to air. Once you cut into an avocado, you’ll never be able to completely stop the oxidation process, but you can dramatically slow it with a few quick tips and tricks:
1. Cut the avocado with a ceramic or plastic knife. Metal actually accelerates the oxidation process. This is good if you are eating them quickly.
2. Try lemon or lime juice. Citric acid is a powerful antioxidant; rub a little juice around the exposed flesh and you’ll significantly delay the browning effect. Works, but not completely and for only a day or so.
3. No lemon or lime? Use oil. Oil is another great buffer to oxygen. Use in place of lemon or lime juice when you don’t have any handy. Olive is best but it will make your guac a bit more oily.
4. Water. Huh? That’s right! This one works exceptionally well for guacamole. Place your leftover “guac” in a plastic container and press down to remove any air pockets. Add a half inch of water on top and seal with an air-tight lid. The water creates a barrier between the avocado and the air, keeping your guacamole fresh and 100% green for 24 hours or more! When ready to eat some more, just drain the excess water and enjoy. Works like a charm!
What’s Wrong With Egg Whites Only?
Go to a health bar in most Gyms and they have all kinds of healthful vegetable juices and smoothies. One problem though; They only offer egg whites, no whole eggs.
You see, most people are totally confused and brainwashed into thinking that whole eggs are “bad” for you and that egg whites are somehow the epitome of health. And while there is nothing necessarily “wrong” with egg whites (they’re a quality protein source), the YOLKS are where the majority of an egg’s nutrition lies.
-The yolk contains more than 90% of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants contained in an egg
-The yolk contains ALL the fat, and it’s super healthy, hormone-balancing fat (fat is not bad for you)
-The yolk contains HALF the protein, and is actually needed to balance out the amino acid profile found in egg whites
Why in the world would anyone throw out all that nutrition? Just another case of misinformation to blame!
Bottom line, whole eggs are premium, quality nutrition, and even better, they’re one of the most inexpensive forms of fat-burning, health-boosting nutrition around. Even organic, free range eggs come in at less than 50 cents for 10 grams of protein and more vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants than you can count.
But won’t eating whole eggs increase your cholesterol levels? No. Your body is smarter than you think, and if you eat more cholesterol your body will just internally produce less. If you avoid cholesterol in your diet, your body will just make more. In the end, cholesterol levels will remain pretty constant over a wide range of dietary intakes. Besides, there are plenty of studies showing that whole eggs actually increase the HDL “good” cholesterol for a more optimal, healthful cholesterol ratio.
Scrambled, hard-boiled, over easy, sunny side up, in a salad, as part of an omelet…there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy an egg!
Solutions Available Upon Request To Patients only!!!(Only kidding) ENJOY!