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Could Shopping be Hazardous to Your Health?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Receipts from cash registers, gas pumps and ATMs are coated with the chemical BPA and it can be readily introduced into the bloodstream through the skin. Unlike BPA in plastic bottles and other products, BPA on thermal cash register paper isn’t chemically bound in any way: it’s a powdery film on the surface of receipts that easily transfers to skin and other things it touches. Hand lotions, oils and sanitizers can speed up the absorption process.

Thomas Zoeller Ph.D., co-chair of the Endocrine Society’s Global Task Force on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, states that handling receipts can be harmful to your health. Endocrine disruptors such as BPA are chemicals that act like hormones in the body and may affect fertility and cause developmental defects.

According to a study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), some major chains including Target, Starbucks, and Bank of America ATM’s issue receipts that are BPA-free or only contain trace amounts. Major retailers using BPA-containing receipts in at least some outlets include McDonalds, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and the U.S. Postal Service.

Here are some tips from the EWG on the safe handling of receipts:

  • Minimize receipt collection by declining receipts at gas pumps, ATMs and other machines when possible.
  • Store receipts separately in an envelope in a wallet or purse.
  • Never give a child a receipt to hold or play with.
  • After handling a receipt, wash hands before preparing and eating food (a universally recommended practice even for those who have not handled receipts).
  • Do not use alcohol-based hand cleaners after handling receipts. A recent study showed that these products can increase the skin’s BPA absorption (Biedermann 2010).
  • Take advantage of store services that email or archive paperless purchase records.
  • Do not recycle receipts and other thermal paper. BPA residues from receipts will contaminate recycled paper.
  • If you are unsure, check whether paper is thermally treated by rubbing it with a coin. Thermal paper discolors with the friction; conventional paper does not.
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

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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

 

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You Need to See Bought

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

If you’ve either been a friend or patient of mine for any amount of time, you know that I rarely recommend a movie. But this one is different. It’s not entertainment, but rather a very revealing look at how the future is being engineered for our children and grandchildren.

The name of the film is Bought, and complete information, a free movie trailer and free worldwide screening info can be found at http://www.boughtmovie.com/.

Bought is not a radical film but rather a mainstream documentary that exposes the ugly truth behind vaccines, GMOs and big pharmaceutical companies. Featuring exclusive interviews with the world’s most acclaimed experts in research, medicine, holistic care and natural health… Bought exposes the hidden story behind it all.

I urge you take the time to see this film and consider the facts. Share it with your friends. Discuss it with your family. You can view Bought for free through April 28 by visiting http://www.boughtmovie.com/.

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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!

 

Celebrate Earth Month with Us!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, and on this day over a billion people in 192 countries are expected to take action to protect our shared environment.

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But why wait for just one day?  Why not celebrate and care for our precious environment all month long?  The changes you make today have a greater likelihood to become a part of your lifestyle if you repeat them over time.

Here are a few great suggestions from the official Earth Day website with a few of our own thrown in for good measure:

  • Stop using disposable plastic bags. We all have a collection of cloth bags gathering dust in the trunk of our cars. Use them instead. Remember to bring them in to the store. And if you do forget, ask for a paper bag.
  • Start composting. If you live where you have a yard or garden, you can compost. More than a billion pounds of food are thrown away each year. Help make a difference by turning your food waste into soil.
  • Buy local produce. Eat fresher and healthier by buying local produce. Look for the closest Farmer’s Market to where you live and become a regular shopper.
  • Reduce junk mail. Instead of just recycling the endless pile of paper waste in your mailbox each week (I don’t mean your bills – ads and circulars are what I’m talking about!) you can call the companies who are sending them and tell them that you just don’t want it.
  • Recycle your e-waste. Every year, thousands of old electronic devices — we’re talking big old TV’s, computer printers, etc. — are tossed into landfills, polluting the environment when they can be recycled. Go on line and find out where you can take your old electronics for recycling.
  • Use less water.  The city of Los Angeles just announced that we are reaching our water conservation goals. This is no time to get lazy! Turn the water off when you brush your teeth. Take shorter showers. Run the clothes and dishwasher with full loads only. The drought isn’t over yet.

Happy Earth Month!

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!

 

 

To Improve Your Health, Focus on Nutrition

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

If you are eating what you believe to be a healthy diet, exercising regularly, taking what supplements you think you need and still not seeing improvements in your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, energy, etc., don’t despair. A recent report in The FASEB (Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal suggests that inflammation induced by vitamin and mineral deficiencies may be the culprit. 1 In this report, researchers showed that in some people, when nutritional deficiencies are corrected, improvement results in many of the major markers of good health. Some even lost weight without a change in their diet or levels of activity.

So how do you find out what nutrients your body really needs? One of the best ways we believe is available at Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center. It’s called Nutrition Deficiency Testing. This non-invasive form of testing the body and seeing exactly what it may be lacking is quick and effective.

We also carry a line of dietary supplements that are head and shoulders above the rest and are only available through a doctor’s office. Each supplement is made from organic ingredients and formulated to address specific nutritional deficiencies.

Spring is a time for awakening and change. It’s a great time to take a look at your overall health and make some positive, forward movement. It’s never too late to take care of yourself. Start with today!

Reference
1 August 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal, Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

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!

Want to Eat Less? Turn off the TV and Crank up the Sound of Food!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

OK, so no more blaring music or the din of the nightly news during mealtime.  If you want to eat less, according to researchers, hearing the sound of your food is just the sensory cue you may need.

Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating it can have a significant effect on how much food you eat.

The “Crunch Effect,” as they call it, suggests you’re likely to eat less if you’re more conscious of the sound your food makes while you’re eating.

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The effect comes from the sound of mastication: chewing, chomping, and crunching.  As it turns out, the sounds we are told from childhood to keep at bay when in proper company may be the key to one of the most common problems we Americans have in our diet — portion control.

So next time you eat, turn off all outside noise and tune in to the sweet sounds of your food.

The study was recently published in the academic journal Food Quality and Preference.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March 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.  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 months of March, 2016, it’s only $29!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem!

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!

 

 

 

Study Shows Drinking More Water Has Numerous Health Benefits

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of water by a mere one percent also reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.

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Water is truly essential to good health.  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 common 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.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March 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.  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 $29!  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 our 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!