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Do an Easy Cleanse

Christian ReichardtComment

When was the last time you thought about your liver? 
The organ plays a role in 500 vital processes, from digestion to balancing hormones to ridding the body of toxins.  Not one of us is immune to environmental toxins and a simple detox program is one of the best ways to remain healthy in today’s world.
 
Here is a cleanse that will boost energy, brighten your mood, and improve your complexion: 
On rising:  Squeeze a lemon into an eight-ounce glass of water and drink.  Add tablets of the Pure Body Colon Cleanse pills- herbal extracts that aid digestion.
Breakfast:  One eight-ounce glass of vegetable juice; or mix a Biogenesis Greens Superfood powder with water or vegetable juice.
Lunch:  One eight-ounce glass of carrot juice or organic apple juice.
Mid afternoon:  One cup of peppermint or dandelion-root tea.
Dinner:  A cup of cooked brown rice; a cup of steamed, organic veggies; and a glass of mixed vegetable juice or carrot juice.
Before Bed:  Another glass of lemon juice in water plus 2 Pure Body Colon Program pills.
 
I recommend to my patients to do this program once a week for a month for best results. Some patients even opt to do this routine for 3 days in a row and schedule themselves this program for a Friday, Saturday, Sunday as to be able to adjust their activity level accordingly to the effectiveness of the program. 
 

Pain Management

Christian ReichardtComment

As part of my ongoing education I just finished a course called "Pain Management through Improving Function" and I wanted to share some very interesting statistics with you:

According to a national survey published in the South Medical Journal from 2010 by Breuer et al, more people with back pain consulted a complementary doctor than a conventional medical provider, with chiropractic being the most commonly used provider!
Notably 67% of the patients rated chiropractic as "very helpful" whereas 27% rated their conventional provider as "very helpful".    The word is getting out!

Another positive note was some research published noted the unbelievable cancer fighting properties of Garlic:
Nonsmokers who ate a diet rich in garlic were 33 % less likely to develop lung cancer than those who ate none. Consuming garlic releases sulfuric compounds that may prevent cell mutations and tumor growth. Even people who ate as few as 3 cloves a week saw a reduction in risk. And a spanish study shower that purple garlic has more of the sulfur compounds than other garlic varieties. Try tossing some raw garlic into fresh salads or even toss a clove into your smoothie with Kale- it is delicious!! 
 

Fats

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For decades, doctors have told us that saturated fat raises heart disease risk.  But according to a new analysis of 76 past studies, people who ate lots of meat, cheese, and other saturated-fat-packed foods had no more cardiovascular troubles than those who did not. 

This backs a shift in thinking about fats—namely that meat, butter, and cheese won’t harm your heart when consumed in moderation.  More doctors are naming sugar, salt, and carbs as the bigger concern for heart health. 

“The best ways to reduce heart disease risk through diet are to restrict calories and to follow a Mediterranean diet that’s rich in vegetables, fruit, and olive oil,” says Dr. Paul Thompson, chief of cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
 
The Mediterranean diet, which has been proven to be one of the best for a healthy heart, is low in sugar and carbs but relatively high in fat compared with the average American diet. 

Mindful Breathing

Christian ReichardtComment

Did you know that 5 minutes of meditation and mindful breathing can change your life? A new book by Dan Harris, the award-winning ABC News correspondent describes how doing just that has helped him to write the book:

"10% Happier: how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge and found self-help that actually worked!"

It is a book well worth reading and it will help you on your quest to find some peace in this fast paced world.

In the office I use the Heartmath software to help patients getting to a breathing and relaxation practice that is do-able and effective.
i started practicing these type of techniques 25 years ago and i continue to apply them on a daily basis today.