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Healing Hands Newsletter – May 2014

Dear Patient,

Happy Memorial Day. I’m not sure if you’ll be in the office the week of, but I wanted to make sure that I wished you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day — in case I don’t see you. With that said, let’s get into this month’s newsletter.


URGENT!! This will be the last printed newsletter. We have upgraded our systems and will be sending out newsletters by e-mail. You can also read or down load them from our revised website at  We have also set up an events page, on the site, so you can get the latest policy changes, office news and any closings or special holiday schedules. It is important we have your best e-mail so that we can send you the newsletters and keep you informed of any health care or office information.

Can you do me a big favor? I just activated my new website and need you to help me make sure it looks right and there are no errors. We have gone over it a million times but there is always something missed. So if you could check it out and let me know what you think, I would appreciate it. Also, if you would like something added let me know. Just e-mail from the “contact the doctor” on the site and I will enter you in a contest to win a full hour massage for FREE!

Can you find out what is unique about this paragraph?

“How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for long, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Par is about half an hour.”

(answer below— if you cannot figure this out.)



Here are some interesting facts about Memorial Day—some you may know, some you may not!

 * This tradition, called “Flags In”, has been in place since 1948.

* In 2004, WashingtonD.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years. This coincided with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial.

* The red poppy is a traditional symbol of Memorial Day (many veterans wear them to commemorate the day).

* Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day.”

* Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of summer, while Labor Day traditionally marks the end.

* “Memorial Day” did not become the holiday’s official name until 1967, when federal law declared it.

* Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868.

* Memorial Day was originally created to honor Union soldiers who’d died while fighting in the Civil War. Because of this, southern states did not observe Memorial Day until after World War I, when the holiday was expanded to include soldiers from all wars.

* In 1968, Memorial Day was moved from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May in order to ensure a three-day weekend.

Happy Memorial Day to you…and I want to say thank you to all the troops and families that sacrifice so much for us.

>>May Joke of the MONTH<<

     “A duck goes into a furniture store and says ‘got any duck food?’ The guy at the counter says, ‘Sorry, we don’t sell duck food here’.  The little duck walks out. The next day, same duck, same guy. ‘Got any duck food?’ ‘Sorry little duck, I told you yesterday, no duck food here.’ The duck walks out. Next day, again, “got any duck food?” The guy says ‘No! we don’t sell duck food! and if you come in here again I’m gonna “nail” your feet to the floor!’ The duck walks out. Next day, duck walks in. ‘Got any nails? ‘ The guy says ‘What?… No’.  ‘…Duck says, “Got any duck food?”


Healing Takes Time

One of the first questions many patients ask is: How long is this going to take? This is a question they may not think to ask a medical doctor. Some drug treatments are prescribed for a lifetime.  As a chiropractor, we cannot be expected to UNDO years of dis-ease in a SINGLE visit. It just doesn’t work that way.

Herniated DiskDoes Your BACK HURT?

  Usually a patient first comes to my office because of pain. Then we talk to them, take some x-rays and send them home for the day. The x-rays taken with a low back disc lesion will most commonly be normal, but may reveal degenerative (decay like) changes. With spinal stenosis a patient will see a narrowing of their nerve canal.

In the lower spine ten millimeters or less equals stenosis; which is a TON of pressure on your spine.

On CT scan or MRI ‘disc lesions’ are represented by herniations of varying severity, but spinal stenosis is represented by a narrowing of the bony canal in your back. It’s like squeezing a hose hard.

If you have not had a recent x-ray of your lower back, schedule one as soon as you can, as a precautionary step. Don’t wait until it’s too late to do something about your back pain, and don’t always rely upon your symptoms to tell you something is wrong. Not all your nerves are pain sensitive, so you do not have to have pain to have the problems I just discussed. Schedule your re-exam today to I can make sure you’re healthy, and not only feeling good.

Feel Full Faster!                                                                     

In a recent study, people who started their day with BREAD made from barley grain felt less hungry for the next 10 hours.  I’ve found out that if you feed yourself a really high protein breakfast, like with a high protein powder and say some cinnamon and raw eggs (2 will do it) plus some almond milk, and some chia seeds, you’re not going to get hungry. I’ve tried this and it works. You only need a half a teaspoon of cinnamon though. Don’t overdo the cinnamon.


When you think of vitamin C-rich foods, you probably picture an orange. However, a ½ cup of guava contains more than TWICE that of an orange. And that’s key since folks who load up on vitamin C burn more FAT than those who rarely get vitamin C. Interesting huh?

Vitamin C’s Weight Reducing Secret!

Vitamin C helps your body make L-carnitine, an amino acid that ushers fatty acids into your body’s cells where they’re burned for energy, says lead study author Carol Johnston, Ph.D., R.D. Eat the fruit fresh (if it’s available.

Disclaimer: The information in this newsletter is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this newsletter, is for general information purposes only. Jay L Rugoff DC PLLC makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained in or made available through this newsletter and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this newsletter with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician.

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 Answer from Can you find out what is unique about this paragraph?

The letter `e`, which is the most used letter in the alphabet, is missing from this paragraph. You cannot find any ‘e’s’ in this paragraph.

Solutions available upon request. Enjoy!

Soduku May 1

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