Bedford Chiropractic Clinic Newsletter Nov 14

 

Halloween themed day

This year on Friday 31st October any patient who came into the clinic in a Halloween themed hat got their treatment for £10. Our choosen charity was the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital.


Patient Thank you day Tuesday 28th October PM which coincide with Diwali
With traditional Indian food provided and a 5 minute massage for all attending.                      All Diwalitreatments £10 money going to Great Ormand Street.
Complimentary consultation for all new customers booked in that day.


October Superfoods

Pumpkin
Pumpkin is good for a lot more than carving jack-o’-lanterns on Halloween — it’s loaded with nutrients that will help your heart, bones, eyes, and skin. Beta-carotene is an pumpkinantioxidant that helps rejuvenate skin, protect your vision,and may even reduce risk of arthritis.
Potassium is a mineral involved in lowering blood pressure and maintaining healthy bones. Use fresh or canned (no-sugar-added) pumpkin in stews, soups, pies, or pureed as a side dish — or add a scoop to some nonfat vanilla yogurt for a yummy snack.

Oats
You’ve probably heard that it’s good to eat oats if you have high cholesterol. That’s because whole grain oats are one of the best sources of soluble fiber, which, in addition oatsto lowering cholesterol, helps keep blood sugar levels under control. Trade in your bowl of wheat or sugary breakfast cereal for a bowl of wholesome oats topped with berries and chopped nuts for extra nutrition!

Dark Chocolate
Believe it or not, chocolate is a healthy treat, as long as you choose wisely. Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants that have been shown to lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, and boost overall heart health. Choose chocolate that is at least 70 percent cacao or cocoa to optimise the antioxidant power and health benefits. Dark dark chocchocolate may even boost your mood. While there’s no scientific explanation for why, the rich taste and sensuous mouth-feel of a decadent piece of dark chocolate may be to thank. Just be sure to keep your portions in check — one ounce of dark chocolate has about 150 calories.

Chiropractic- helping people with arthritis

Arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals suffering from this disease. On 12th October 2014, World Arthritis Day the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits ArthirtisChiropractic care can have for those suffering from this condition.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (i) reported that 63% of patients who visited a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia conditions also sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Of these individuals 31% (almost half) chose Chiropractic care, making Chiropractic the most popular alternative used by this group of people. Importantly, 73% of these patients determined that Chiropractic care was helpful in controlling their chronic pain.

An additional aspect of this study was to determine why these arthritic patients chose CAM and the reasons they gave are somewhat typical; (1) because their prescribed medication wasn’t working to control pain (2) because they heard it would help; (3) because it is safe; (4) because it helped someone they know.

Reducing the use of prescription medicines or over-the-counter medications such as NSAIDs for pain relief means fewer harmful side effects and addiction from long term use. The lifestyle changes associated with chiropractic recommendations will also positively influence diet, exercise and overall health.

The ability to control some symptoms through Chiropractic care not only reduces the financial burden on the NHS (arthritis cases are set to double by 2030!) but more importantly it improves the quality of life of those suffering from the disease and may in some cases delay the necessity to take early retirement.


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