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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!

 

 

 

 

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Tips for Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

I hope you had a great holiday season and that you had plenty of opportunities to spend time with special friends and family.  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to abolish unhealthy habits and get back to basics!  Here are some simple tips to help you get started.

  1. Reduce Stress… Returning to a daily schedule can be the first step towards getting back on track.  Make sure to go to bed on time.  Avoid alcohol. Get back to the hobbies that you enjoy.  Add one more daily routine to your life – support your stress glands (called adrenals) so you can better tolerate stress.  Find out which supplement will perfectly nourish and support your stress glands.  The next time you are in our office, ask us about Nutritional Response Therapy (NRT) and how it can benefit you.
  2. Cut Out Overeating…Over the holidays we tend to skip meals, overindulge with others and add things to our diet that we would normally avoid.  Like a shot of whipped cream in your morning coffee or several cookies with lunch.  Now is a good time to look at what you’re eating and when, and get back to a healthy balance of lean protein, vegetables and a minimal amount of carbohydrates.  And plenty of fresh water daily.  Take a look at your portion sizes and reel in excess.
  3. Be Active Daily…A daily activity can start out as simple as a walk around your neighborhood or the local mall.  Every journey has its start, so don’t hesitate and get going!  And when you get warmed up from daily walks, explore options for fitness classes in your community, from the local Y to senior centers.  Daily activity will make a huge difference in your overall health and well-being.

Detox for a Healthy New Year – our January special… Now is a great time to commit to a healthier you for 2016!  For the month of January, we are offering our 21 Day Purification Program for a big savings – the regular price is $210 but in January, pay only $165!  Feeling sluggish after way too much holiday indulgence?  Have sugar and carbs become the norm?  Are you hungry for good health?  Experience the benefits of helping your body cleanse with our 21 Day Purification Program. The purification program combines a generous menu of whole foods with supplements and a daily protein shake that support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins.

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit…. In my last email, I introduced you to the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.  Daphne is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She uses acupuncture as a tool to help areas that need healing. She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture, trigger point therapy, individualized herbal formulas and more to support health goals. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

I’d like to start off the New Year by introducing you to the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.

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Daphne is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She uses acupuncture as a tool to help areas that need healing. She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture, trigger point therapy, individualized herbal formulas and more to support health goals. 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.

Ms. Lim grew up in the Los Angeles area.  Following high school graduation, she ventured to New York City where she attended Fordham University.  She developed a painful knee injury, and friends recommended that she try acupuncture as a remedy.   She had such a profoundly positive experience with her first treatment that it led her to changing her area of study to Oriental Medicine.  “I actually limped into the acupuncturist’s office,” said Daphne, “and I walked out healed and on my way!”

Daphne studied acupuncture at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the largest school of Oriental Medicine in the United States.  Simultaneously, she worked at the renowned herbal apothecary Kamwo Meridian Herbs in New York City. Here Daphne received practical experience healing with Oriental herbs at this family-owned business steeped in hundreds of years of knowledge.

Before returning to Los Angeles and going into private practice, Ms. Lim provided acupuncture services at a noted fertility clinic in New York City.

Daphne is currently working towards her Doctorate of Oriental Medicine which she hopes to have completed by summer of 2016.

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit….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.

Detox for a Healthy New Year – our January special… For the month of January 2016, we are offering our 21 Day Purification Program for a big savings – the regular price is $210 but in January, pay only $165!  Feeling sluggish after way too much holiday indulgence?  Have sugar and carbs become the norm?  Having a hard time getting back on track? Are you hungry for good health? Experience the benefits of helping your body cleanse with our 21 Day Purification Program. The purification program combines a generous menu of whole foods with supplements and a daily protein shake that support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins.  This is a great time to commit to a healthier you for 2016!

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!

 

 

 

Avoiding Colds and Flu during the Holidays

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We’re in the middle of cold and flu season, so here are some tips for staying healthy as we sail through the holidays:

  • Wash your hands more often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Germs and viruses gain access to our bodies through our eyes, nasal passages, mouth and ears.
  • Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and fresh salads, focusing on consuming chemical-free, whole foods.
  • Maintain stable blood sugar by eliminating sugar and sugary products from your diet.  (Easier said than done during the holidays!)  Sugar has been proven to weaken the cells of our immune system.
  • Vitamin C and Echinacea (herb or tea) have been proven as immune boosters when taken at the beginning of the cold and flu season.
  • Get good sleep.  Consistent, adequate sleep is vitally important to overall health and a well-functioning immune system.
  • Don’t forget water.  Make sure to maintain your usual hydration, especially if you choose to consume alcoholic beverages.  Alcohol dehydrates the system and leaves it vulnerable to illness.
  • Most of all, enjoy the season!

Our monthly special for December is $10 off a half hour massage for a gift…or for you!  The regular price for our half hour massage is $45, but for the month of December, mention the secret password “heavenly” and pay only $35 for a massage for you or a holiday gift certificate. Call the office at 818-841-1313 to redeem this special offer!

Join us in giving to those less fortunate this holiday season … The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of families in need through the support of donors.  Thorburn Chiropractic has angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents available to their patients. Contributors take one or more tags and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.  Stop by and pick up yours!

Come visit our new acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac and receive a special discount now through December 12!  We’re very excited about adding quality wellness services to our office, and to celebrate we’re offering a special introductory discount for your first acupuncture treatment.  The first visit is regularly $120, but through December 12, your first visit is only $78!  Call today to book your appointment, 818-841-1313. Here’s a photo of our beautiful new Acupuncture Treatment Center!

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Daphne Lim L.Ac. is a board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for several years. She uses acupuncture as a tool and guide to bring ease and attention to the places that need healing. She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture, trigger point therapy, individualized herbal formulas, and more to support your health goals. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility and for facial rejuvenation.

Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient beauty secret used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin.   Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

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!

 

 

Who Knew? There are Health Benefits to Being Generous!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Forget about Black Friday and Cyber Monday…I choose to celebrate Giving Tuesday! Studies have shown that being a generous person can lead to better health.

It may lower blood pressure. Helping out friends and family could be one way to boost your cardiovascular health this holiday season. One study found that people who supported others had lower blood pressure. Why not bring a homemade meal to a friend who’s caring for someone else this holiday season? Help a charity or someone you know.

It can help reduce stress. A recent study found that stingy behavior increases stress. Researchers asked 156 volunteers to play a bargaining game and decide how to divide a sum of money. Using heart rate monitors, they found players who made low offers (below 40% of the total) experienced increased heart rate and stress levels compared to those who made high offers. The moral? Give some away.

It could help you live longer. Lending a hand for small tasks may end up boosting your longevity. In a 2013 study of 846 people who helped others by running errands or doing chores seemed to be protected from the negative impact of stress. People who didn’t help others had a 30% higher risk of dying during the study if they reported having a stressful life event. If a member of your family always cooks the holiday dinner, it might not be a bad idea to pitch in this year with the meal.

It can boost your mood. Research shows that giving money away can feel just as good as receiving it. For a 2007 study in Science, researchers used brain imaging technology on 19 women to see how certain regions were activated when they either kept $100 or gave it to a local food bank. Turns out the same pleasure-related centers in the brain that lit up in those who took the money also went off in those who donated the money—even more so when the decision was voluntary and not required by researchers. Whether you drop some change into a charity bucket or send a larger sum to your favorite nonprofit, you can’t go wrong this holiday season with a little giving.

And here’s some more news you can use…

• Our monthly special for December is $10 off a half hour massage for a gift…or for you! The regular price for a half hour massage is $45, but for the month of December, mention the secret password “heavenly” and pay only $35 for a massage for you or a holiday gift certificate. Call the office at 818-841-1313 to redeem this special offer!

• On Saturday, December 12, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon, it’s Kid’s Day at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center featuring free Chiropractic exams for children from infant up to the age of 12! Parents accompanying their children to Kid’s Day are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Marine’s annual Toys for Tots campaign. Please call the office at 818-841-1313 to make your free appointment and tell your friends!

• Come visit our new acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac and receive a special discount now through December 12! We’re very excited about adding quality wellness services to our office, and to celebrate we’re offering a special introductory discount for your first acupuncture treatment. The first visit is regularly $120, but through December 12, your first visit is only $79! Call today to book your appointment, 818-841-1313.  Below is an image of our beautiful new Acupuncture Treatment Center.

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Daphne Lim L.Ac. is a board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for several years. She uses acupuncture as a tool and guide to bring ease and attention to the places that need healing. She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture, trigger point therapy, individualized herbal formulas, and more to support your health goals. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility and for facial rejuvenation.

Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient beauty secret used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin. Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

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!

 

 

You Asked for It and Now It’s Here!

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Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center Adds Acupuncture Services With First Visit Discount

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Beginning, Monday, November 30, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac. will be treating patients at Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

Acupuncture involves gently inserting very fine needles in various places on the body to alleviate pain and to treat various conditions.   This form of Chinese medicine has been practiced for centuries.  It’s based on the theory that energy flows through and around your body along pathways.  Acupuncture unblocks the pathways and helps balance energy.

Daphne Lim L.Ac. is a board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for several years. She uses acupuncture as a tool and guide to bring ease and attention to the places that need healing. She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture, trigger point therapy, individualized herbal formulas, and more to support your health goals. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility and for facial rejuvenation.

Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient beauty secret used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin.   Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

We’re very excited about adding quality wellness services to our office, and to celebrate we’re offering a special introductory discount for your first acupuncture treatment.  The first visit is regularly $120, but through December 12, your first visit is only $79!  Call today to book your appointment, 818-841-1313.

And a reminder about Thanksgiving week hours…  We are open today (Monday, November 23) and Wednesday, November 25 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, closed for lunch from 1:30 – 3:00 pm both days.  We will be closed Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 so that our staff can spend the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with their friends and family.

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!