Month: March 2017

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the very important organs in the body. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body and they keep levels of electrolytes stable, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate. They make hormones that help regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells, and help bones stay strong. Diet and nutrition can play a major role in making sure you have healthy kidneys.

Fresh foods are best, so nix foods that are prepared or packaged. A kidney-friendly diet is one in which protein, phosphorus, and sodium levels are limited. While the body needs protein for muscle growth and tissue repair, people with kidney problems often cannot rid their bodies of the waste created when the body uses protein.

Here are some foods to include in your diet that will contribute to good kidney health: red bell pepper, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, onions, apples, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, red grapes, egg whites, fish high in omega-3’s (wild salmon, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout), and extra virgin olive oil.

Does this list of foods sound familiar?  Yes, they are all heart-healthy foods as well. The heart and the kidneys work closely together so it’s no surprise that the same super foods will help keep them both in tip-top condition.

Having issues with your kidneys?  In addition to making good dietary choices, whole food supplements can assist your body in the healing process and many times speed up the process.

We have a full line of whole food supplements that I’ve been successfully using with my patients for many years. In order to assess what nutrients your body is lacking, we will need to do a non-invasive form of testing, Nutrition Deficiency Testing, which is on sale now through the end of March. See complete information below and give us a call and come in so we can assess your condition and get you started on the road to wellness.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special! From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59! Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting 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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What is the Benefit of Chiropractic for Kids?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Over the past few decades parents, clinicians, and researchers have noticed positive changes in the behavioral, physical, and emotional health of children under chiropractic care. Many different behavioral conditions have been observed to improve with chiropractic care including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and also focus, concentration, and grades in school.

Since the nerves collectively control and influence all bodily functions, removing nerve interference may result in improvement of many different health problems depending on the area of the spine and nervous system involved. Improvement is commonly seen in conditions such as colic, constipation, ear infections, allergies, asthma, sinus infections, persistent bed wetting, stomach aches, “growing pains” in the legs or arms, headaches, back and neck pain, scoliosis, and abnormal gait among others.

How can your child’s body lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? Subluxation means: sub: less than and luxation: misalignment. So the word means less than a dislocation or a minor dislocation. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body’s natural ability to heal itself and function at its optimum potential becomes impaired.

Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, trauma from the birthing process or procedures causes subluxation of the infant’s spine. Subluxation damage can be caused by a constricted uterus, a breech presentation or a difficult delivery, and in cases of vacuum extraction or excessive force, the spine is always traumatized. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been traced back to spinal and structural damage at birth in many cases.

Research is confirming chiropractors’ observations that infants may suffer from spinal subluxations. In one study, 1250 babies were examined five days after birth; 211 of them suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness. Subluxations were found in 95% of this group. Although the researchers in this study were MDs, they recognized the power of chiropractic care and these babies were given the care they needed.

Toddlerhood through childhood is a very physical time. Those first hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping, running, falls and accidents which are all part of a normal childhood. While most falls are minor, at times they can cause nerve-damaging subluxations with serious long-term consequences. For that reason, all children need periodic spinal check-ups.

Why Give Your Kids Regular Chiropractic Care?

The best reason to do any health related activity is for wellness and prevention. And it is easier to grow healthy children than to repair damaged adults. Life is so much better when your children never seem to get sick or have health problems than when you are routinely going from appointment to appointment treating the symptoms of ill health. It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently and less severely, have fewer ear infections, and take fewer antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates.

Good health is a priceless gift. Be sure to share it with your family and friends.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special! From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting 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!

 

 

Is My Thyroid Normal?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Let’s talk about the thyroid and see if we can determine if your thyroid is normal.

The thyroid is a small gland located in the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple. It produces hormones that regulate how fast we burn food (metabolism). It also helps to regulate body temperature, body energy, use of other hormones, and growth and development of body tissues.

What can go wrong with the thyroid?  The gland can produce too much or too little hormone, an issue that is more common in women than in men.

Symptoms of thyroid overproduction include:

  • Weight loss even if eating more
  • Increased heart rate
  • More frequent bowel movements
  • Muscle weakness, trembling hands
  • Goiter (enlarged gland)
  • Change in menstrual cycles

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:

  • Tiredness, mental slowness, depression
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Tingling or numbness in hands
  • Goiter
  • Constipation, heavy menstrual periods
  • Dry skin
  • Dry, thinning hair; loss of outer eyebrows
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Decreased circulation to the skin resulting in dry, coarse skin on extremities
  • Redness over front of necklines in front of neck prominent

Children can also experience thyroid problems. Symptoms include being tired, poor growth, delayed tooth development, decreased sexual development, poor school performance, behavioral problems, anxiety and being too active. Infants can be overly tired and constipated.

Lab tests which can tell us which type of thyroid problem you may have include CBC, CMP, TSH total and free T4, T3, Reverse T3, T3 uptake, TPO antibody, and TGB antibody.

But often times thyroid tests come up normal even though you may have many symptoms of thyroid issues.

At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we utilize Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis. These natural means of testing can often identify issues that traditional testing ignores.

Once we identify the problem then I can recommend the best course of treatment to get you feeling wonderful again!

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special! From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting 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!