Month: June 2016

Red, White & Blue Salad and 4th of July Hours

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Getting ready for your 4th of July barbecue? Here’s a recipe for a patriotic, light and refreshing seasonal fresh fruit salad we hope you will love!

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Ingredients

4 cups sliced strawberries

2 cups blueberries

2 cups diced watermelon

1 cup diced jicama

1½ tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon minced mint (optional)

Instructions

Place strawberries in a large bowl with blueberries, watermelon, and jicama.

In a small bowl stir together lime juice, honey and mint.  Pour over fruit and toss to coat. Makes eight servings.  Enjoy!

Our Special 4th of July Holiday Hours….We will be closed on Monday, July 4 so that our staff can celebrate the holiday with their family and friends. For the week of July 4 only – we will be open Wednesday, July 6 and Friday, July 8 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed for lunch daily from 1:30 – 3:00 pm) and Saturday, July 9, 9:00 am – 12 noon.

July is Digestion Awareness Month…and we have specials! Do you know how important digestion is for your overall health?  During the month of July we will be featuring important information on digestion.  We will also have several digestive products on sale for 20% off from Standard Process, a wonderful line of nutritional supplements available only through doctors that I highly recommend.

Products on special include Multizyme (digestive enzyme), Betaine Hydrochloride (digestive enzyme), Lact-Enz (digestive enzyme, probiotic), ProSynbiotic (probiotic), Whole Food Fiber, Chlorophyll Complex (soothes an inflamed gut) and Cataplex A-C (Helps heal the lining of the gut).

Ask me which product is best for you!

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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Hidden Causes of Low Testosterone

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Testosterone is found in both men and women and it is vital for normal hormone function and libido. There are natural methods of helping the hormone system work normally so that the use of synthetic hormone therapy can often be avoided.

One cause of low testosterone (or Low T as it is sometimes called) is increased estrogen in our water supply. In 2004, researchers found male fish in the Boulder River who developed female sex organs due to too much estrogen in the water. Our water supply is full of medications such as antibiotics, pain relievers, heart drugs, epilepsy drugs, as well as hormones, because our water plants are not designed to remove them. Eighty percent of the streams in 30 states have shown to contain estrogens and chemicals that mimic estrogens.

Low testosterone can be caused by the body not eliminating circulating estrogen. Another cause is high levels of an enzyme which converts testosterone to estrogen.

What solutions are there for low testosterone?

  • Do a healthy, natural detoxification program. We have a dynamite 21-day program that leaves you squeaky clean and feeling great.
  • Eat lots of cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and kale. Or, take Cruciferous Complete from Standard Process which is available in our office.
  • Proanocyanidins such as grape seed extract and cranberries also help to keep troublesome hormones in check.

So…eat lots of these foods or get them in pill form so you can protect your testosterone levels.

Also, natural products for men only during the month of June, Men’s Health Month … I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for encouraging healthy prostate and testes function.

Throughout the month of June 2016, I’m offering men’s health products Prost-X, Prostate PMG and Symplex M all for 20% off!

Ask me about which one is best for you (or your loved one) when you are in the office.

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!

 

 

Men Have Hormones, Too!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

With all the constant fuss in the media about women’s hormones, it’s time men get their day because you guys have hormones, too!

In fact, men have some of the same hormones as we women. That’s right, men have estrogen and progesterone in their bodies, only in much smaller amounts than women do.

And then there is testosterone.

Testosterone is an androgen hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, the testes in men, and the ovaries in women. It is considered the primary male hormone. Testosterone stimulates the development of male characteristics such as body hair and muscle growth and is essential in the production of sperm. In women, testosterone plays a role in egg development and ovulation.

Healthy males who have gone through puberty have 20 times the levels of testosterone compared to a healthy female.  Low levels of testosterone in men can cause male infertility, while high testosterone levels in women are associated with female infertility.

Testosterone production may diminish with age, causing the loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, decreased cognitive ability, lethargy, osteoporosis, and loss of muscle mass and strength.

Before you give in and try that little blue pill, give a healthy change of diet a try. Good nutrition can be your best friend. Zinc, vitamin D, and a whole plethora of nutrients available in natural foods can help put the spring back in your step.

Testosterone-boosting foods include honey, cabbage, asparagus, garlic, eggs, bananas, watermelon, ginseng, almonds, oysters, oatmeal, citrus fruits, spinach, grapes, wild salmon, avocado, tuna, pomegranate and lean beef.

The best natural liver detoxifier now on sale…For over two thousand years, milk thistle has been used as a treatment for liver disorders, including cirrhosis, jaundice and hepatitis.  But most of all, milk thistle is known to optimize the function and maximize the detoxifying and cleansing potential of the liver. During the month of June, we have  Wellness Ninja Milk Thistle for a special sale price. Regularly $27.99, now through the end of June, 120 175 mg. capsules are only $17.99.

Also, natural products for men only during the month of June, Men’s Health Month … I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for encouraging healthy prostate and testes function.

Throughout the month of June 2016, I’m offering men’s health products Prost-X, Prostate PMG and Symplex M all for 20% off!

Ask me about which one is best for you (or your loved one) when you are in the office.

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!

 

Do You Know What Your Liver Does?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We have all heard a lot about the liver. We know that we must have a well-functioning one for us to live. And most of us know that the liver can be adversely affected by unhealthy habits such as excessive alcohol consumption and eating a diet high in red meat fats.

But what, exactly, is the liver and what does it do?

The liver is the largest gland in the body. It is a spongy mass of wedge-shaped lobes that has many functions. The liver secretes bile, a digestive fluid and it metabolizes proteins, carbohydrates and fats. It stores glycogen, a form of glucose the body uses for energy, as well as vitamins and other substances. The liver synthesizes blood clotting factors and it removes waste and toxic substances from the blood. It regulates blood volume and destroys old red blood cells.

There are a number of lifestyle activities that can cause permanent damage to the liver and consequently, damage to your overall health.  Cirrhosis, a serious disease of the liver, occurs when the liver cells are damaged and replaced by scar tissue because of chronic inflammation. Inflammation can develop because of chronic viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, excessive consumption of alcohol, some drugs and other harmful substances.

According to the American Liver Foundation, here are a few simple things you can do to keep your liver healthy for life:

  • Eat a healthy diet and engage in moderate exercise on a regular basis. Eat foods from all of the food groups each day. Focus on fresh, high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
  • Manage your medications. When medications are taken incorrectly or the wrong ones are combined, liver damage may result. Follow dosing instructions correctly. Discuss all of the medications and supplements you take with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Avoid breathing or touching toxins. Limit direct contact with chemical cleaning products and insecticides. And don’t smoke.

The best natural liver detoxifier now on sale…For over two thousand years, milk thistle has been used as a treatment for liver disorders, including cirrhosis, jaundice and hepatitis.  But most of all, milk thistle is known to optimize the function and maximize the detoxifying and cleansing potential of the liver.  During the month of June, we have  Wellness Ninja Milk Thistle for a special sale price. Regularly $27.99, now through the end of June, 120 175 mg. capsules are only $17.99.

Also, natural products for men only during the month of June, Men’s Health Month … I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for encouraging healthy prostate and testes function.

Throughout the month of June 2016, I’m offering men’s health products Prost-X, Prostate PMG and Symplex M all for 20% off!

Ask me about which one is best for you (or your loved one) when you are in the office.

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!

 

June is Men’s Health Month… so can we talk?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s time for men to learn more about their bodies and how to keep them healthy for life!

Let’s start off the month by talking about….the prostate gland.

The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut. It’s located just below the bladder and it surrounds the urethra, a tube that carries urine and semen out of the body. As part of the male reproductive system, the prostate gland’s main purpose is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid that forms part of the seminal fluid, a fluid that carries sperm.

According to the nonprofit Men’s Health Network, more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life.

What can you do to have a healthy prostate?

Eating healthy is a great start. Foods that nourish the prostate include wild salmon, walnuts, sesame seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, avocados, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bell peppers, cabbage, onions and garlic.  Be sure to eat five servings of vegetables a day.

Maintaining a healthy weight and enjoying moderate exercise is good for the prostate and your overall health.

Get to know your body. Do you know what a baseline is? A baseline is what is normal for you. When you establish a baseline, you have something to compare changes to, and it’s easier to share that information with a doctor to determine if you are having an issue. Self-awareness can go a long way when it comes to health maintenance.

Natural products for men only during the month of June, Men’s Health Month … I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for encouraging healthy prostate and testes function.

Throughout the month of June 2016, I’m offering men’s health products Prost-X, Prostate PMG and Symplex M all for 20% off!

Ask me about which one is best for you (or your loved one) when you are in the office.

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!