How to REALLY Have a Healthy & Happy New Year!

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Greetings from Dr. T:
Mark your calendar — on Wednesday, January 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center will be hosting a free and informative talk, Better Health in the New Year.
What’s keeping you down — is it bad food and bad habits? Lack of sleep and exercise? Too many chemicals in your environment? Too much stress? Has your holiday overindulgence become a way of life?
January is the perfect time to review what you already know and to learn some new tricks for getting yourself back on the right track towards a healthy and happy year. You will learn several healthful tips for changing what goes in and on your body, and how simple changes can reap big rewards towards your overall well being.
To reserve your free seat, call us at 818-841-1313. Bring a friend!
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And a perfect way to get your New Year off to a great start is with one of our exciting new detox programs that will help you resolve health-robbing conditions!
Detoxing isn’t the same as fasting. During a detox, you replace unhealthy food and drink with nutritious ones that have a cleansing and healing effect on certain conditions. Through January 31, 2015, enjoy a healthy discount on all of our detox programs!
First is our Blood Sugar 10-Day Program, regularly $152, now only $122.
This is a very exciting program. Lab tests have proven participant’s blood sugar readings come down to normal levels on this program. This is a great start on your path to optimal vitality.
Second is our Female Vitality 10-Day Program, regularly $144 – $187, now only $112 – $150 (depending upon if you are pre or post menopause).
Having your hormones under control can make you feel more energetic, calm, alive and happy. Monthly hormonal fluctuations can lead to mood swings, hot flashes, cramps, fatigue, food cravings, poor sleep and irritability.
Third is our Inflammation 10-Day Program, regularly $146, now just $117.
Inflammation can be obvious because you have pain, or perhaps you have been told that you have an inflammatory condition. Inflammation can be the source of fatigue, skin problems, joint stiffness, dark circles under the eyes, sinus congestion, irregular bowel, bloating and water retention.
Our 21-Day Purification Program is also on sale through the end of January. The regular price is $222, now only $178.
This great general cleanse relieves the body of toxins, inflammation and pain while promoting better sleep and increased energy levels.
With all of these programs, you will be enjoying delicious, healthy foods, whole food shakes and taking whole food supplements. Ask us about any of these highly-effective programs to get you started towards a healthier New Year.
Yours in health,
Dr. T
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

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Chiropractic Treatment Can Activate Core Muscles

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Greetings from Dr. T:
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the core is “a central and often foundational part.”
When referring to the body’s core, we mean the muscle group that includes all of the muscles that are located in your torso that keep the body stable and balanced – some of the most important muscles of the body. Your core acts as a stabilizer and force transfer center for the entire body. Symptoms of a weak core include poor posture and lower back pain.
Several recent studies have documented that improved activation of core muscles occurs following chiropractic spinal manipulation. The adjustment of the spine activates spinal muscles which lead to improved core strength. Combining this with exercises stabilizes your core.
At Thorburn Chiropractic, we are skilled at identifying and manipulating the activation of core muscles. This combined with some simple exercises we will give you can greatly improve core strength and stabilization.
Stronger core muscles give support to the back and can lead to less pain and more overall body strength and vitality. Many of our everyday activities depend upon core muscles – from on-the-job tasks, housework and gardening to sports and other athletic pursuits.
Want to start 2015 with a stronger core? Schedule an appointment and we’ll get started!
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 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Who Says Santa Isn’t Alive and Well in Burbank?

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Greetings from Dr. T:
At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we’re celebrating Christmas by supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program. You can feel great by helping others this holiday season!
The spirit of giving is the very essence of the season and there are always people in need who will appreciate the kindness of receiving. I encourage everyone to think of others during this special time.
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.
Unwrapped toys for children are also being collected by Thorburn Chiropractic for a Christmas party for over 200 children of farm workers through the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program.
This is the 15th year that Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center has supported charitable holiday giving.
Please decide which program you will be supporting as the deadline for dropping off toys for the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program is Tuesday, December 16. The deadline for turning in Angel Tree gifts is Friday, December 19.
Thank you, and from everyone at Thorburn Chiropractic, have a very happy 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 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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Dr. T’s Health Tip – Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Greetings from Dr. T:
According to a recent survey by NBC’s Today Show, 46% of adults over 18 say they don’t get enough sleep. Experts offer advice like avoiding electronic devices hours before bedtime, watching caffeine intake, practicing relaxation techniques and going to bed and rising at the same times daily. What else can you do to loll yourself into restful sleep?
Do you wake up with neck pain, back pain or headaches? I have found that these all can be due to poor sleeping habits, a mattress that is past its prime, or a pillow that doesn’t fit your body.
If you sleep on your stomach at all, this can be a major strain on your neck. You need to be turned to one side to breathe properly. I recommend sleeping on your back or side. When sleeping on your back, use a neck pillow or neck roll for the best support.
When sleeping on your side, a long body pillow is a great help. The pillow is almost as long as one’s body and it allows you to put your arm or leg over it while sleeping, supporting your spine. You can also use the body pillow propped behind you so that you can rest against it.
To find a good mattress, go to a mattress store and test the various levels of quality and firmness. See which level of firmness you prefer. Get the most expensive mattress you can afford, as it’s an investment that will pay big dividends in your wellbeing. Pillow toppers aren’t the best as they tend to indent and are not usually covered under warranty. I personally use a Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress, but buy it only if you love it.
Here’s to your well-supported and comfortable sleep!

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 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Avoiding Colds & Flu

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Greetings from Dr. T:
The cold and flu season is upon us, so here are some tips for staying healthy as we head into the holidays:
1. 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.
2. Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and fresh salads, focusing on consuming chemical-free, whole foods.
3. 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.
4. Vitamin C and Echinacea (herb or tea) have been proven as immune boosters when taken at the beginning of the cold and flu season.
5. Get good sleep. Consistent, adequate sleep is vitally important to overall health and a well-functioning immune system.
6. 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.
7. Most of all, enjoy the season!

Dr. T
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313 Fax: 818-841-3340

Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels, Dementia Confirmed

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Greetings from Dr. T,

Just when we thought we’d heard the latest news on the nutritional relevance of vitamin D, an interesting study was just published by University of Exeter in the U.K.  This robust international study associated vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. An international team found that study participants who were severely vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the study, dementia is one of the greatest challenges of our time, with 44 million cases worldwide — a number expected to triple by 2050 as a result of rapid population aging. A billion people worldwide are thought to have low vitamin D levels and many older adults may experience poorer health as a result.

The study found evidence that there is a threshold level of Vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream below which the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease increases. They discovered that adults in the study who were moderately deficient in vitamin D had a 53 per cent increased risk of developing dementia of any kind, and the risk increased to 125 per cent in those who were severely deficient.

Vitamin D comes from three main sources — exposure of skin to sunlight, foods such as oily fish, and supplements. In California, we have the opportunity for sun exposure practically year round.  While using sunblock for prolonged sun exposure is advised, fifteen minutes of sun a day without sunblock is enough for most people to build healthy vitamin D reserves.

Yet another reason to take a walk in the park and eat wild caught salmon twice a week!

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 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Dr. T’s Health Tip – How Much Water Should We Drink?

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Greetings from Dr. T,

During the sizzling summer months, everywhere we look we see Californians toting water bottles – in the car, at the beach, in the store, at the gym – we’re all taking water.  Yet so many people suffer from health issues that begin with dehydration.

Not drinking enough water can cause the discomfort of constipation, urinary tract infections and lead to painful kidney and bladder stones.  Heat stroke, headaches, and stomach pain are all potential effects of a lack of fluids. Chronic dehydration can cause inflammation, which leads to serious illness including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and more.

Watch how many caffeinated beverages you consume daily, as caffeine acts as a diuretic and depletes the system of electrolytes. Alcoholic beverages – even harmless little wine coolers – drain the system of important electrolytes.  Essential electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate, all necessary for the normal function of our organs.  Powdered electrolyte drinks are available for purchase at our office, but be sure to avoid sugar and chemical laden drinks like Gatorade.

Drinking plenty of fresh, filtered water can assist the digestive process, help lubricate arthritic joints, lower blood pressure, and give your skin good tone.  Fatigue, toxins in the system, and depression can all be washed away with a refreshing glass of water.

The human body is made up of 50 – 75% water, depending upon your age.  So how much water should you drink each day?  Recommendations vary, but perhaps the best way to judge your ideal consumption is by checking the color of your urine.  If your urine is dark yellow or orange, you’re not drinking enough water.

With so many options of enticing yet unhealthful drinks available to us today – from syrup-loaded coffees to super-sized sodas – it’s a good idea to go “old school” and stick with nature’s favorite thirst quencher – pure, unadulterated water.

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 29 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340