Dr. Charlene Thorburn

What You Need to Know About Vaccinations

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

As any parent in the state of California can tell you, since the passage of SB 277 in 2015, all children must have their vaccinations current in order to be enrolled in school.  Whether you are for vaccinations or against them, they are a mandatory fact of life. But besides what is mandated by the state, there is a lot more you (and I) need to know about vaccinations. And you can learn more by viewing a free web documentary series that airs beginning next Wednesday, April 12.

Vaccinations are not only given to children — there are many that are recommended that you take throughout your life and well into your senior years. This controversial topic often sets off a string of heated conversations that hinge more on ideology and “groupthink” than actual truth and scientific fact.

You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision about any healthcare you and members of your family receive. And this free documentary series will give you plenty of information from 60 of the world’s foremost health experts. This new cutting-edge series explores both sides of the vaccine debate and gives you the full story so that you can make your own decision about what’s best for you and your family.

Topics to be addressed include the history of vaccines and what diseases they have successfully eradicated over the years, vaccine risks and safety concerns, and options and alternatives. The series is hosted by New York Times best-selling author, Ty Bollinger. The episodes will be released one per day over seven days.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 12, this seven-episode series, “The Truth About Vaccines,” will be available free online.  I will be watching it, and I recommend that you do, too. Sign up at this secure link:  https://go.thetruthaboutvaccines.com

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 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

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come See Us During Beach Week for a Hula of a Good Time!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we appreciate our patients, and we’ve got an end of summer celebration just for you – Beach Week 2016!

In the past we’ve celebrate Beach Day at the end of August, but this year we thought we would celebrate all  week long – from Monday, August 29 through Saturday, September 3rd!

Come “Hang Ten” with us and enjoy fun, free snacks and drinks, beach music, and more…

Tell your friends and family about our New Patient Special. Only during Beach Week, new patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.)

Every time you refer a new person to us during Beach Week, you will enter our drawing for a one-hour massage and a month supply of our organic multivitamin. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and enter! Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 3 and you don’t need to be present to win.

And just a reminder, our August monthly specials are just for women.  We have several products on 20% off sale in celebration of Women’s Health Month. They are Osteoben™ (osteoporosis), Symplex F (supports the healthy function of the ovaries and the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands), Adrenal Support (emotional balance) and Thyroid Support (thyroid). Ask about them at the front desk next time you are in.

See you during Beach Week!

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Irritable Bowel and Chiropractic

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Do you bloat after eating? Do you have constipation and/or diarrhea? Do you have a lot of gas? Are you uncomfortable in your bowels?  If so, you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from digestive issues. Many just ignore the problem, but the remedy may be easier than you think.

Dr. Robert Maigne, a French physician and manipulative practitioner, wrote a book entitled Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain of Vertebral Origin. He refers to misalignments in the lower midback causing low back pain, hip pain, groin pain and pelvic complaints including irritable bowel syndrome or disorder, urinary symptoms and intestinal problems.

He studied irritable bowel syndrome and found that issues with the spine in the lower midback region can cause irritable bowel syndrome and other problems in the lower abdomen such as urinary problems. When treated medically, the results were not successful.

When the nerves of the spine are pinched as a result of spinal dysfunction, the nerves go from working at 100% to working at 40% or less. As a result, the brain, which uses the nerves to communicate to all parts of the body, cannot communicate properly because the nerve is no longer doing its job of carrying messages. The brain, therefore, cannot control the body part supplied by that nerve and that body part cannot work correctly or coordinate with the rest of the body. A disease process can now occur.

Back pain may not be present, so you may not think that your spine has anything to do with your organ (bowel, bladder and such) problem. But as it turns out, what was always present was spinal dysfunction in the lower part of the midback.

Traditional medical treatment of bowel problems is usually medication and, if severe, part of the bowel is surgically removed. As a non-drug practitioner, we look for solutions to heal the bowel so the problem is resolved, not covered up or cut up.

Through standard chiropractic care as well as our nutritional program, called Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT), we can find what will heal your bowel so you will have a healthy digestive system. When your digestive system works well, you feel and look better.

Ask about our NDT program for irritable bowel and start feeling good again!

July is Digestion Awareness Month…and we have specials! Do you know how important digestion is for your overall health?  During the month of July, we will also have several digestive products on sale for 20% off from Standard Process, a wonderful line of nutritional supplements available only through doctors that I highly recommend.

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.

 

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!

 

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!