allergies

Delicious Simple Recipe for Your Memorial Day Barby

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Making plans for a Memorial Day Weekend barbecue?  Here is a simple, easy recipe that can be paired with just about anything on the grill – or served to your vegetarian friends as well.

Here’s wishing you a relaxing, safe and sane holiday weekend!

Quinoa and Snap Pea Salad (yields six one cup servings)

Ingredients:

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

2 cups fresh snap peas, trimmed and cut diagonally into quarters

1 1/2 cups button mushrooms, cut into quarters or more if they are large

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, cut into ½ inch lengths

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool completely. Chill if a cold salad is desired.

Combine peas, mushrooms, onion and dill in a medium bowl. Whisk vinegar, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup in a small bowl. Stir the dressing into the cooled quinoa. Add the quinoa to the vegetable mixture, toss and serve. Enjoy!

Memorial Day hours… We are open regular hours for the rest of this week — Wednesday, May 25 (today) 9:00 am – 6:00 pm closed for lunch 1:30 – 3:00 pm, and the same hours on Friday, May 27. On Saturday, May 28, we are open 9:00 am – 12 noon.

We will be closed on Memorial Day – Monday, May 30 so our staff can celebrate the holiday with their family and friends. We will return to our regular hours on Wednesday, June 1.

Natural allergy solutions on sale during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month … Are you suffering with season allergies?  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 the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering allergy relief and respiratory products Allerplex, Antronex, Cal-Amo, Drenamin, Emphaplex, Fen-Gre and Pneumotrophin PMG all for 20% off!

Which of these is best for you?  The next time you are in the office, tell me about your allergy issues and I’ll get you on the natural road to allergy freedom!

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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Could it be What’s on Your Fork?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

When is an allergy not an allergy at all?  When it is a food sensitivity.

Food sensitivities can result in symptoms such as headaches, dark circles under the eyes, nasal congestion not associated with pollens, sore throats, aches and pains, fatigue and even a “fuzzy” brain.

While it’s not an allergy in the usual sense, it is a chemical change in the body that affects you.   Allergies and food sensitivities are both immune systems issues.

Food sensitivities can be difficult to determine and diagnose, mostly because we Americans eat such a wide variety of foods each day.  Dairy products, eggs, peanuts, shellfish, gluten, corn, soy, sugar, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, beef, pork, lamb and coffee are common foods that cause food sensitivities.  But we humans are all very individual, so we can be sensitive to just about any food group.

Through a non-invasive screening process called Nutrition Deficiency Testing, we can determine what it is that is stressing your system so you can eliminate that particular food from your diet and relieve your chronic symptoms.

Call our office today to find out about our special offer for your first test to see if you have food sensitivities.

Natural allergy solutions on sale during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month … Are you suffering with season allergies?  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 the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering allergy relief and respiratory products Allerplex, Antronex, Cal-Amo, Drenamin, Emphaplex, Fen-Gre and Pneumotrophin PMG all for 20% off!

Which of these is best for you?  The next time you are in the office, tell me about your allergy issues and I’ll get you on the natural road to allergy freedom!

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!

 

What Are Allergies, Anyway?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

What are allergies, anyway, and why are they aggravating me and so many of my loved ones this year?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases. An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. Chronic allergy sufferers can certainly relate to that statement!

Pollen is one of the most common triggers of seasonal allergies. Many people know pollen allergy as “hay fever.” Doctors usually refer to pollen allergy as “seasonal allergic rhinitis.”

Grasses are the most common cause of allergy, and ragweed is a main cause of weed allergies. Other common sources of weed pollen include sagebrush, pigweed, lamb’s quarters and tumbleweed. Certain species of trees, including birch, cedar and oak, also produce highly allergenic pollen.

The frequent high winds we have been experiencing over the past few weeks have certainly compounded allergy problems this year, whipping up a frenzy of blowing pollen and dust.

Here are some allergy facts courtesy of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:

  • Researchers indicate that nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States.
  • Allergies are increasing. They affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children.
  • In 2012, 11.1 million people were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis.

It is interesting to note that plants fertilized by insects, such as roses, and some flowering trees such as cherry and pear trees, usually do not cause allergic rhinitis.

Natural allergy solutions on sale during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month … Are you suffering with season allergies?  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 the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering allergy relief and respiratory products Allerplex, Antronex, Cal-Amo, Drenamin, Emphaplex, Fen-Gre and Pneumotrophin PMG all for 20% off!

Which of these is best for you?  The next time you are in the office, tell me about your allergy issues and I’ll get you on the natural road to feeling so much better!

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!

 

Relieve Your Allergies the Natural Way

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We are in the height of allergy season, so much so that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

It seems that everywhere you turn, people are coughing and sneezing, suffering from one of the most intense allergy seasons we’ve seen in California in many years. I’m hearing from patients and friends who have never had a problem with seasonal allergies, asking me, “What can I do?”  From a constant cough and post-nasal drip to sticky eyes and sneezing, these symptoms just don’t seem to let up.

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So what can you do about your allergies?

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 the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering the allergy relief and respiratory products below for 20% off!

Allerplex:  Supports the body’s response to seasonal, environmental and dietary stressors. Supports healthy liver function, manage mucous movement and healthy lung and respiratory function.

Antronex:  Supports detoxification via the liver and allows the liver to produce more natural antihistamines.

Cal-Amo:  Maintains proper ph balance.

Drenamin: Helps the body fight everyday stressors that can overload the immune system. Improves energy, mood, sleep and well-being.

Emphaplex: Combines vitamins, minerals and glandular nutrients to support respiratory system health.

Fen-Gre:  Fenugreek is the main ingredient and it is used to maintain the body’s natural respiratory function. Maintains healthy mucous and phlegm in the lungs and bronchial tubes.

Pneumotrophin PMG: Supports healthy lung function.

Which of these is best for you?  The next time you are in the office, tell me about your allergy issues and I’ll get you on the natural road to feeling so much better!

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!

 

How Did You Celebrate Earth Day?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Earth Day events were held in 192 nations last Friday, April 22, to encourage people to take a serious look at their personal practice of being kind to the earth and to always recycle, reuse and reduce. Does the annual celebration of Earth Day encourage you to be more mindful of how you consume, and to keep the planet clean as you do?

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I know that for me, every day is Earth Day. At the office, we recycle and reuse everything we can. We are conservative with water usage and turn on lights and air conditioning in rooms as needed.  I happily drive a Prius that gets amazing mileage with very little carbon footprint.

According to a story on CNN, this year’s Earth Day found the planet on a much cleaner path than the previous year. Solar energy is becoming more affordable, twice as much money worldwide was invested in clean energy last year as in coal and gas, and the popularity of electric cars is steadily increasing.

The official Earth Day website is gearing us up for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day coming up in 2020. Trees for the Earth is the theme, with the ambitious goal of planting 7.8 billion trees worldwide. Trees absorb excess CO2 from our atmosphere, help keep the air we breathe cleaner and create communities.

How can you keep the celebration of Earth Day alive in your home and community?  It’s never too late to get started!  Start separating and bagging your recyclables. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only with a full load. Take a deep breath. Doesn’t that feel better?

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!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays from Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Are you or is someone you love gluten intolerant?  Here’s a festive pasta salad recipe from Rachael Ray and the Food Network that I adapted to gluten free and made for our holiday office party.  Everyone loved it!

Gluten Free Holiday Pasta Salad  CM33

Ingredients

Sea Salt
One package of brown rice or brown rice/quinoa pasta (or if no one has a gluten problem, you can use one package fresh mushroom or chicken prosciutto or spinach filled tortellini available on dairy aisle in most markets)
Two handfuls fresh baby spinach
One (15-ounce) can baby artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
¾ of a red roasted bell pepper, drained and chopped (if you don’t want to roast a fresh pepper use ones in jars)
1/2 small red onion, chopped
One clove garlic, cracked from skin
One lemon, zested
Two teaspoons lemon juice, the juice of one wedge
Two tablespoons red wine vinegar, a couple of splashes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
One tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried leaves, eyeball it
Black pepper
One handful of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, coarsely chopped

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well.

Coarsely chop baby spinach. Combine with artichoke pieces, roasted red pepper and red onion. Chop garlic, then add sea salt to it and mash it into a paste with the flat of your knife. Transfer garlic paste to a small bowl and add lemon zest, lemon juice and vinegar to it. Whisk in oil, thyme and pepper. Add pasta and sun-dried tomatoes to the salad. Dress salad and gently toss. Serve or refrigerate.

Our holiday hours… Have a healthy holiday by making your appointments early as this Friday is Christmas!  We were open on Monday, December 21 and will be open on Wednesday, December 23, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 – 3:00 pm for lunch) and closed Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26 so that our staff can celebrate with family and friends.  New Year’s week we will be open Monday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 30, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 – 3:00 pm for lunch) and closed on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2.

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!

Everyone at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center wishes you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season.

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!