Month: February 2016

Moderate Exercise IS Beneficial!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

As American Heart Health month comes to a close, I thought I would address the ever-popular topic of exercise.

As Americans, we tend to have an “all or nothing” mentality – as in “go big or go home!”  But according to a study released by the American Heart Association, with exercise, that isn’t necessarily so.

Middle-aged women who are physically active just a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Surprisingly, more frequent physical activity didn’t result in further reductions in risk, researchers said.

Physical activities associated with reduced risk included walking, gardening, and cycling.

In the study, women who performed strenuous physical activity — enough to cause sweating or a faster heart beat — two to three times per week were about 20 percent less likely to develop heart disease, strokes or blood clots compared to participants who reported little or no activity.  Among active women, there was little evidence of further risk reductions with more frequent activity.

Participants included 1.1 million women in the United Kingdom with no history of cancer, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, or diabetes who joined the Million Women study in 1996-2001. Their average age when they joined the study was 56.

So, as it turns out, a little exercise can go a long way towards good health!

Nutrients for your heart – our February special!… For the month of February, we are offering 20% off all of our heart-healthy nutrients – including Cataplex E, Cataplex B, Cataplex G and Cod Liver Oil.  Take good care of yourself – for you and your Valentine! Ask about our heart-healthy supplements next time you are in the office.

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit…. I recently introduced you to the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.  Daphne is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility as well as for facial rejuvenation.  Cosmetic acupuncture, an ancient beauty secret, is used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin.  Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

Our regular price for the first acupuncture visit is $120, but for a limited time we are offering a special discounted first visit price of $98. Call our office at 818-841-1313 to schedule an appointment.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

 

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An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

For years, this delicious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high fat content.  According to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight and obese individuals.

Researchers evaluated the effect avocados had on cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated fatty acids from avocados.  In other words, avocado fat is healthy fat, and the luscious green fruit is also one of the best natural sources for potassium.

Many people are accustomed to eating avocados only in the form of guacamole, which pairs the fruit with chips that are usually fried and high in sodium.

A healthier way to enjoy an avocado is in a green salad, on a sandwich with low fat protein and high fiber bread, with a vegetable dish, with lean protein foods like chicken or fish, or just sliced in half, scooped out with a spoon.

Avocados can also be used to replace other less healthy fats in baking, and surprisingly, they don’t flavor the cookies or muffins at all.  They just add a rich, creamy texture.

So here’s one easy dietary change that can help you towards your 2016 good health goals!

Nutrients for your heart – our February special!… For the month of February, we are offering 20% off all of our heart-healthy nutrients – including Cataplex E, Cataplex B, Cataplex G and Cod Liver Oil.  Take good care of yourself – for you and your Valentine! Ask about our heart-healthy supplements next time you are in the office.

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit…. I recently introduced you to the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.  Daphne is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility as well as for facial rejuvenation.  Cosmetic acupuncture, an ancient beauty secret, is used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin.  Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

Our regular price for the first acupuncture visit is $120, but for a limited time we are offering a special discounted first visit price of $98. Call our office at 818-841-1313 to schedule an appointment.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

 

 

 

Preventing Heart Disease Through Your Gut

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We’ve all heard the expression, “I feel it in my gut.”

Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated — for the first time — that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products.

This novel approach centers around the research team’s previous discovery that TMAO — trimethylamine N-oxide, a byproduct formed in the gut during digestion of animal fats — is linked to atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Now they have identified a naturally occurring inhibitor called DMB — 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol, found in some cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils and grape seed oils — that reduced levels of TMAO and reduced atherosclerosis in mice.

This discovery may represent a potential new therapeutic approach for the prevention of heart disease, the number one killer in the United States, as well as other metabolic diseases linked to gut microbes, such as diabetes.

These findings were published both online and in the Dec. 17, 2015 print edition of Cell.  I first read about it the in the December 15 edition of Science Daily.  This research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Dietary Supplements and the American Heart Association.

Nutrients for your heart – our February special!… For the month of February, we are offering 20% off all of our heart-healthy nutrients – including Cataplex E, Cataplex B, Cataplex G and Cod Liver Oil.  Take good care of yourself – for you and your Valentine! Ask about our heart-healthy supplements next time you are in the office.

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit…. I recently introduced you to the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.  Daphne is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility as well as for facial rejuvenation.  Cosmetic acupuncture, an ancient beauty secret, is used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin.  Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

Our regular price for the first acupuncture visit is $120, but for a limited time we are offering a special discounted first visit price of $98. Call our office at 818-841-1313 to schedule an appointment.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!