Month: March 2016

To Improve Your Health, Focus on Nutrition

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

If you are eating what you believe to be a healthy diet, exercising regularly, taking what supplements you think you need and still not seeing improvements in your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, energy, etc., don’t despair. A recent report in The FASEB (Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal suggests that inflammation induced by vitamin and mineral deficiencies may be the culprit. 1 In this report, researchers showed that in some people, when nutritional deficiencies are corrected, improvement results in many of the major markers of good health. Some even lost weight without a change in their diet or levels of activity.

So how do you find out what nutrients your body really needs? One of the best ways we believe is available at Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center. It’s called Nutrition Deficiency Testing. This non-invasive form of testing the body and seeing exactly what it may be lacking is quick and effective.

We also carry a line of dietary supplements that are head and shoulders above the rest and are only available through a doctor’s office. Each supplement is made from organic ingredients and formulated to address specific nutritional deficiencies.

Spring is a time for awakening and change. It’s a great time to take a look at your overall health and make some positive, forward movement. It’s never too late to take care of yourself. Start with today!

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1 August 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal, Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March-April special celebrating National Nutrition Month!… Do you have frequent headaches? PMS? Allergies? Rashes? Trouble sleeping? These and many other chronic issues are often alleviated with targeted nutrition. From now through the end of April, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment. The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through April 2016 it’s only $29! Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem! Today is the day to get healthy!
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!

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Want to Eat Less? Turn off the TV and Crank up the Sound of Food!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

OK, so no more blaring music or the din of the nightly news during mealtime.  If you want to eat less, according to researchers, hearing the sound of your food is just the sensory cue you may need.

Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating it can have a significant effect on how much food you eat.

The “Crunch Effect,” as they call it, suggests you’re likely to eat less if you’re more conscious of the sound your food makes while you’re eating.

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The effect comes from the sound of mastication: chewing, chomping, and crunching.  As it turns out, the sounds we are told from childhood to keep at bay when in proper company may be the key to one of the most common problems we Americans have in our diet — portion control.

So next time you eat, turn off all outside noise and tune in to the sweet sounds of your food.

The study was recently published in the academic journal Food Quality and Preference.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special celebrating National Nutrition Month!… Do you have frequent headaches?  PMS?  Allergies?  Rashes?  Trouble sleeping?  These and many other chronic issues are often alleviated with targeted nutrition.  For the month of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but during the months of March, 2016, it’s only $29!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem!

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!

 

 

 

Study Shows Drinking More Water Has Numerous Health Benefits

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of water by a mere one percent also reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.

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Water is truly essential to good health.  Not drinking enough water can cause the discomfort of constipation, urinary tract infections and lead to painful kidney and bladder stones.  Heat stroke, headaches, and stomach pain are all potential effects of a lack of fluids.  Chronic dehydration can cause inflammation, which leads to serious illness including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and more.

Watch how many caffeinated beverages you consume daily, as caffeine acts as a diuretic and depletes the system of electrolytes. Alcoholic beverages – even harmless little wine coolers – drain the system of important electrolytes.  Essential electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate, all necessary for the normal function of our organs.  Powdered electrolyte drinks are available for purchase at our office, but be sure to avoid common sugar and chemical-laden drinks like Gatorade.

Drinking plenty of fresh, filtered water can assist the digestive process, help lubricate arthritic joints, lower blood pressure, and give your skin good tone.  Fatigue, toxins in the system, and depression can all be washed away with a refreshing glass of water.

The human body is made up of 50 – 75% water, depending upon your age.  So how much water should you drink each day?  Recommendations vary, but perhaps the best way to judge your ideal consumption is by checking the color of your urine.  If your urine is dark yellow or orange, you’re not drinking enough water.

With so many options of enticing yet unhealthful drinks available to us today – from syrup-loaded coffees to super-sized sodas – it’s a good idea to go “old school” and stick with nature’s favorite thirst quencher – pure, unadulterated water.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special celebrating National Nutrition Month!… Do you have frequent headaches?  PMS?  Allergies?  Rashes?  Trouble sleeping?  These and many other chronic issues are often alleviated with targeted nutrition.  For the month of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but during the month of March 2016, it’s only $29!  Take advantage of this savings and get to the root of your chronic problem!

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit…. I recently introduced you to our 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 $78. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy, Hearty Bean Soup Recipe

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

With El Nino paying us a visit over the next few weeks, it would be nice to turn up the fire on a simmering pot of soup to take the chill off.  Here is a quick, delicious and easy soup you can serve alone or paired with corn bread for a gluten free comfort food meal.

 

Bean Soup

 

Bean Soup

Ingredients – serves 6

1 (15 oz) can of your favorite beans

8 cups water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and sliced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 lb of your favorite spicy lean sausage (like kielbasa), sliced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes

1/4 head of cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

2 teaspoons balsamic or red wine vinegar

Seasoning

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium heat.  Add the onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes until they start to soften and brown.  Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.  Add the sausage and cook until brown, about 5 minutes.  Add the tomato paste, stir well and cook for an additional 1 minute.  Add the beans along with 8 cups of water, the potatoes, cabbage, and the can of tomatoes.  Stir together well.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.  Add the vinegar and seasoning to taste and cook for an additional 1 minute.

Serve piping hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special!… Do you have frequent headaches?  PMS?  Allergies?  Rashes?  Trouble sleeping?  These and many other chronic issues are often alleviated with targeted nutrition.  For the month of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but during the month of March 2016, it’s only $79!  Take advantage of this savings and get to the root of your chronic problem!

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit…. I recently introduced you to our 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 $78. 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!

 

 

 

 

FREE Workshop Monday, March 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Six Ways to Get & Stay Healthy

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

So…is it possible to be well and feel great?   How does the body heal? What controls the body? Is there a way to prevent illness?

Join us next Monday, March 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for this free workshop at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center — Six Ways to Get & Stay Healthy.  Learn tips on how you can live a healthy and radiant life.  I will be presenting, and I will also be introducing you to our acupuncturist, Daphne Lim L.Ac.

You will discover how your body can be healthier even when you are already doing a lot of good things. You will learn how to support the control center of your body. Find out how to know exactly what vitamins to take and discover the six ways to stay healthy.

Acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac will share about the magic of acupuncture.  This form of Chinese medicine has been practiced for centuries and is based on the theory that energy flows through and around your body along pathways.  Acupuncture unblocks the pathways and helps balance energy.  In addition to assisting the body to heal, acupuncture is effective in increasing fertility as well as for facial rejuvenation.

Please call our office at 818-841-1313 to reserve your space at the workshop…and bring a friend!

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special!… Do you have frequent headaches?  PMS?  Allergies?  Rashes?  Trouble sleeping?  These and many other chronic issues are often alleviated with targeted nutrition.  For the month of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but during the month of March 2016, it’s only $79!  Take advantage of this savings and get to the root of your chronic problem!

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 $78. 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!