Immune System

Belching, Bloating & Gas: Six Simple Tips for Avoiding Them

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

In some countries, belching after dinner is considered the polite way of thanking your host for a great meal. But here in the USA, belching and cousins bloating and gas are considered digestive issues that cause discomfort we can all live without. Plus, over 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract, which makes healthy digestion a key element in your overall wellness.

Here are six simple steps you can take to insure better digestion.

Chew your food.  Chewing your food well allows your saliva to start breaking down the food for smoother digestion.  Eat slowly and deliberately.

Handle stress.  When you’re stressed, the fight-or-flight reaction begins and digestion slows.  Your body shuts down blood flow, which affects digestive muscles.  Take time to relax, breathe deeply, and let go of the stresses in your life.

Get regular exercise.  When you exercise, you support the muscles of your intestines, which maintain regularity.  Exercise also helps to reduce stress, supporting healthy digestion.

Take supplements.  I can recommend supplements targeted to your personal needs.  From enzymes to probiotics, we have a full range of food-based nutritional products to support your digestive health.  See our July digestive specials below.

Stay hydrated.  Drinking pure, fresh water supports regularity and the health of the digestive system. Avoid sodas as they contain unhealthy sugars such as high fructose corn syrup or artificial sugar substitutes.  And, the carbonation can cause gas. Limit caffeinated beverages and eliminate alcohol.

Eat more fiber.  Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid processed foods, sugars and highly refined carbohydrates.  Fiber-rich foods are excellent for digestion. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and limit grains and high-fat meats.

July is Digestion Awareness Month…and we have specials!  During the month of July, we have several digestive products on sale for 20% off from Standard Process, a wonderful line of nutritional supplements available only through doctors.

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.

 

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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!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

The Secret to Happy Holidays – Good Digestion!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Digestion is the process of converting the food we eat into substances we can use on a cellular level.  Did you know that over 70 percent of your immune system is in your digestive track?   This makes healthy digestion a key element in your overall wellness.

While the tendency is to overindulge during the upcoming holiday season, here are six simple steps you can take for better digestive health:

  1. Chew your food.  Chewing your food well allows your saliva to start breaking down the food for smoother digestion.
  2. Handle stress.  When you’re stressed, the fight-or-flight reaction begins and digestion slows.  Your body shuts down blood flow, which affects digestive muscles.  Take time to relax, breathe deeply, and let go of the stresses in your life.
  3. Get regular exercise.  When you exercise, you support the muscles of your intestines, which maintain regularity.  Exercise helps to reduce stress, supporting healthy digestion.
  4. Take supplements.  I can recommend supplements targeted to your personal needs.  From enzymes to probiotics, we have a full range of food-based nutritional products to support your digestive health.
  5. Stay hydrated.  Drinking pure, fresh water supports regularity and the health of the digestive systems.
  6. Eat more fiber.  Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid processed foods, sugars and highly refined carbohydrates.  Fiber-rich foods are excellent for digestion.

Our November monthly special is 20% off our complete line of digestive products, including Enzycore, Multizyme and Zypan.   Since digestive challenges can center around enzyme imbalances, adding additional enzymes through whole food supplements can assist the body’s digestion and contribute to overall good health.  Stay healthy and feel great throughout the holiday season with a well-balanced digestive tract!

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!

Six Steps for Better Digestive Health

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Greetings from Dr. T:

Did you know that over 70 percent of your immune system is in your digestive track?  This makes healthy digestion a key element in your overall wellness.  Here are six steps you can take for better digestive health:

  1. Chew your food.  Chewing your food well allows your saliva to start breaking down the food for smoother digestion.
  2. Handle stress.  When you’re stressed, the fight-or-flight reaction begins and digestion slows.  Your body shuts down blood flow, which affects digestive muscles.  Take time to relax, breathe deeply, and let go of the stresses in your life.
  3. Get regular exercise.  When you exercise, you support the muscles of your intestines, which maintain regularity.  Exercise helps to reduce stress, supporting healthy digestion.
  4. Take supplements.  I can recommend supplements targeted to your personal needs.  From enzymes to probiotics, we have a full range of food-based nutritional products to support your digestive health.
  5. Stay hydrated.  Drinking pure, fresh water supports regularity and the health of the digestive systems.
  6. Eat more fiber.  Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid processed foods, sugars and highly refined carbohydrates.  Fiber-rich foods are excellent for digestion.

Next time you are in the office, check out our July specials – 20% off all of our digestive products including Multizyme, Zypan and Cataplex AC.

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 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.