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What is the Benefit of Chiropractic for Kids?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Over the past few decades parents, clinicians, and researchers have noticed positive changes in the behavioral, physical, and emotional health of children under chiropractic care. Many different behavioral conditions have been observed to improve with chiropractic care including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and also focus, concentration, and grades in school.

Since the nerves collectively control and influence all bodily functions, removing nerve interference may result in improvement of many different health problems depending on the area of the spine and nervous system involved. Improvement is commonly seen in conditions such as colic, constipation, ear infections, allergies, asthma, sinus infections, persistent bed wetting, stomach aches, “growing pains” in the legs or arms, headaches, back and neck pain, scoliosis, and abnormal gait among others.

How can your child’s body lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? Subluxation means: sub: less than and luxation: misalignment. So the word means less than a dislocation or a minor dislocation. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body’s natural ability to heal itself and function at its optimum potential becomes impaired.

Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, trauma from the birthing process or procedures causes subluxation of the infant’s spine. Subluxation damage can be caused by a constricted uterus, a breech presentation or a difficult delivery, and in cases of vacuum extraction or excessive force, the spine is always traumatized. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been traced back to spinal and structural damage at birth in many cases.

Research is confirming chiropractors’ observations that infants may suffer from spinal subluxations. In one study, 1250 babies were examined five days after birth; 211 of them suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness. Subluxations were found in 95% of this group. Although the researchers in this study were MDs, they recognized the power of chiropractic care and these babies were given the care they needed.

Toddlerhood through childhood is a very physical time. Those first hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping, running, falls and accidents which are all part of a normal childhood. While most falls are minor, at times they can cause nerve-damaging subluxations with serious long-term consequences. For that reason, all children need periodic spinal check-ups.

Why Give Your Kids Regular Chiropractic Care?

The best reason to do any health related activity is for wellness and prevention. And it is easier to grow healthy children than to repair damaged adults. Life is so much better when your children never seem to get sick or have health problems than when you are routinely going from appointment to appointment treating the symptoms of ill health. It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently and less severely, have fewer ear infections, and take fewer antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates.

Good health is a priceless gift. Be sure to share it with your family and friends.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special! From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting 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!

 

 

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Eat More Fish for a Healthy Heart

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Here’s another National Heart Health Month challenge. Join me in pledging to eat more fish for a healthy heart!

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine offers good evidence that eating several servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week may reduce the risk of heart disease and death. The study was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, and it compared 94 men who died suddenly from heart disease with 184 healthy men.

They discovered that men without heart disease were 81 percent less likely to experience sudden death if they had high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood, regardless of other risk factors such as age or smoking habits.

Found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and trout, omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm and to reduce blood cholesterol and clotting.  More and more studies are finding there is a reverse association between fish intake and heart disease in women and men.

You also need to weigh the value of purchasing wild caught over farmed fish.

Farmed fish are typically raised in tight, dark quarters, hence the need to feed farmed salmon food coloring to give them the red color we expect. Read any farmed salmon package and you will see food coloring on the label. As if that isn’t bad enough, farmed fish are most often fed GMO-laden gruel that includes antibiotics to keep them from getting sick in these unnatural conditions.

Wild caught fish are natural and contain all the nutrients nature intended.

Fish oil supplements can be an effective option, but be sure to choose a reputable brand that promises fish oil from pristine waters that is tested for purity and strength.

Specials for the month of February 2017… During Heart Health Month, so we are featuring products that nourish the heart as well as another very important organ, the thyroid.  These products are all 20% off for the month of February only.

For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).

For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).

Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.

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!

 

 

 

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

February is National Heart Health Month. Join me in making one healthy change per week that can lead toward preventing heart disease. Here’s a healthy and delicious suggestion you might want to try.

Avocados. For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high-fat content.  According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels.

Researchers evaluated the effect avocados had on cardiovascular risk factors by replacing saturated fatty acids from an average American diet with unsaturated fatty acids from avocados. In other words, avocado fat is healthy fat, and the luscious green fruit is also one of the best natural sources of potassium.

Perhaps you are accustomed to eating avocados only in the form of guacamole, which pairs the fruit with chips that are usually fried and high in sodium.

A healthier way to enjoy an avocado is in a green salad, on a sandwich with low-fat protein and high fiber bread, with a vegetable dish, with lean protein foods like chicken or fish, or just sliced in half and scooped out with a spoon.

Specials for the month of February 2017… During Heart Health Month, so we are featuring products that nourish the heart as well as another very important organ, the thyroid.  These products are all 20% off for the month of February only.

For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).

For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).

Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.

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!

 

 

 

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK….

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

You think because you eat a healthy diet, you are OK. On any given day, you basically feel pretty good. You exercise a few times a week, drink a good amount of water each day, and limit sugar and alcohol consumption. And you even quit smoking a few years ago so…life is fine.

But think again. With today’s nutritionally-depleted food supply and a 1500-2500 calorie a day diet, there is no way you can get the nutrients you need, even if your food is 100 percent organic. And if you eat out in restaurants at all – and who doesn’t – the food might be yummy but you just don’t know what quality of nutrients you are getting.

And then there are GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms. GMOs are found in up to 80% of the food sold in American supermarkets. GMOs are the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The reason for these lab-created hybrids is to make it easier for farmers to control weeds and pests and to produce a larger yield in less time. As for their long-term effect on human health, no one is certain.

So, what is your body lacking?  What supplements should you take?  And how much? What can you do to make sure you stay healthy and feeling great well into your senior years?

We have two simple ways to test your body and find out exactly what you are missing.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) is a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues. When these are corrected through safe nutritional means, the body often can repair and rebuild itself.

We are now also offering Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs. Combining this with NDT gives you the best chance to heal and save money by taking only the supplements you really need.

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we have a full line of whole food supplements that we highly recommend.  Call our office to make your first appointment for NDT and Science Based Nutrition lab work and get started on a healthier you!

Through January 31, 2017, enjoy a healthy discount on some of our premier detox programs! 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. With all of these programs, you will be enjoying delicious, healthy foods, whole food shakes, and taking whole food supplements.

First is our Blood Sugar 10-Day Program, regularly $152, now only $122.  Lab tests have proven participant’s blood sugar readings come down to normal levels on this program.

Second is our Female Vitality 10-Day Program, regularly $144 – $187, now only $112 – $150 (depending upon if you are pre or post menopause).  Getting 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.

The third is our Inflammation 10-Day Program, regularly $146, now just $117. Inflammation can be obvious when 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.

Ask us about any of these and other highly-effective programs to get you on the road towards a healthier New Year!

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 an

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

The New Year is upon us, a time when many people are motivated by the sense of new beginnings to launch their long-desired quest towards better health.  Whatever your personal health goals may be, adding one or more high-quality whole food supplements that your body truly needs to your daily regime can make a huge difference in your overall well-being.

Certain whole food supplements also have a healing effect. Do you have frequent headaches?  Stomach problems? PMS?  Allergies?  Rashes?  Trouble sleeping?  These and many other chronic issues are often alleviated with targeted nutrition.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) is a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues. When these are corrected through safe nutritional means, the body often can repair and rebuild itself.

We are now also offering Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs. Combining this with NDT gives you the best chance to heal and save money by taking only the supplements you really need.

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we have a full line of whole food supplements that we highly recommend.  Call our office to make your first appointment for NDT and Science Based Nutrition lab work and get started on a healthier you!

Through January 31, 2017, enjoy a healthy discount on all of our premier detox programs! 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. With all of these programs, you will be enjoying delicious, healthy foods, whole food shakes, and taking whole food supplements.

First is our Blood Sugar 10-Day Program, regularly $152, now only $122.  Lab tests have proven participant’s blood sugar readings come down to normal levels on this program. Second is our Female Vitality 10-Day Program, regularly $144 – $187, now only $112 – $150 (depending upon if you are pre or post menopause).  Getting 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.  The third is our Inflammation 10-Day Program, regularly $146, now just $117. Inflammation can be obvious when 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.

Ask us about any of these highly-effective programs to get you on the road towards a healthier New Year!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Year, New You!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Happy New Year to you and yours.

The beginning of a New Year brings opportunity for change and personal growth. What a perfect time to start taking action on your quest for better health.

And an ideal way to get your New Year off to a great start is with one of our exciting detox programs that can help you resolve many health-robbing conditions. After the excesses of the holiday season, you can take a positive action that that will increase your energy and overall wellbeing. Feeling great can be just the impetus you need to empower you for the New Year, New You!

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. With all of these programs, you will be enjoying delicious, healthy foods, whole food shakes, and taking whole food supplements.

Through January 31, 2017, enjoy a healthy discount on all of our premier 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 optimum health.

Second is our Female Vitality 10-Day Program, regularly $144 – $187, now only $112 – $150 (depending upon if you are pre or post menopause).

Getting 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.

The third is our Inflammation 10-Day Program, regularly $146, now just $117.

Inflammation can be obvious when 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.

Ask us about any of these highly-effective programs to get you on the road towards a healthier New Year!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can Supplements Help Autism Spectrum Disorder?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

As we discussed last week, autism is a disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. People with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Boys are affected by ASD more often than girls.

More and more studies are focusing on nutritional supplements and their affect on ASD. Here are a few key nutrients that have shown to be helpful:

  • Curcumin: Oxidation and inflammation play major roles in ASD. Curcumin is the component in turmeric with remarkable anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also helpful in relieving gastrointestinal issues that often accompany ASD.
  • Glutathione: This master antioxidant is found in every cell in our bodies. Recent studies show that children with ASD suffer from glutathione deficiencies and a reduced ability to convert oxidized glutathione back into its active form. Researchers in Arkansas found glutathione levels in the brains of children with ASD to be up to 52% lower than normal levels.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are concentrated in the brain and play a major role in its development. Researchers have found that children with ASD often have low omega-3 levels. A recent study in California indicated that after 12 weeks, children with ASD in the omega-3 given group had improved hyperactivity scores.
  • Probiotics:  Researchers frequently connect gut health with brain function. Clinical research published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders examined how gastrointestinal disorders affect children with ASD.  These children showed more anxiety, irritability and social withdrawal than children with ASD and no gastrointestinal issues.

Perhaps the biggest issues with any kind of supplementation are not just what supplements to take, but in what form, what brand, how much to take and how often to take it. Also, how long will you have to take the supplement before seeing some kind of results?

We have a non-invasive testing method, Vitamin Deficiency Testing, where we can quickly see which nutrients you or a loved one require for optimum health as well as how much is required. Call our office 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

 

 

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