Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 13 Issue 2

Happy Woman


Change your self-defeating thoughts into self-fulfilling ones: If you drop and break a dish you might say in your mind or out loud, “I’m so clumsy, I do things like this all the time”. Say, “Cancel” and replace that with “I’m becoming more and more agile every day”. Make these statements even if you feel like they aren’t true. You become what you believe you are, what you think about, and feel about the most. If you’re not already who or where you want to be “Act as if” you are already that person. Be who you really are meant to be.


Too much screen time causes behavioral problems in children & toddlers: A new study from the Univ. of Michigan showed that screen time can have serious negative impacts on the health and development of children. Turns out, a lot depends on the parents. Parents who spend a lot of time on their smartphones, laptop, or other technological devices, including TV, tend to have less meaningful and more interrupted relationships with their children. As a result, children may feel unimportant or frustrated. They may act out to get attention in some way. Spending too much time in front of the screen can have many other negative impacts besides ‘bad behavior.’ Some of these include: Vision and eye health problems; depression and other mental health problems; neck and back problems as a result of poor posture; Attention deficit and sleep problems; Obesity and overweight. We can’t completely ban technology and probably don’t want to. The question is how to use it safely and mindfully to protect our children and create a happy and healthy home and family. Tips: Limit screen time for everyone. This includes adults. Make rules and stick to them. Make sure to spend uninterrupted quality time with your children without technology. For more tips, go to:


Take your cue from dieters on the National Weight Control Registry who've lost 66 lbs. (average) and kept it off: 75% weigh themselves at least once a week. 78% are breakfast eaters. 62% limit TV to less than 10 hours a week.


In a study published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, researchers looked to see if a single chiropractic adjustment (which affects the Central Nervous System) could have a positive effect on the immune system. And they found that it did! Your immune system is responsible for killing the virus that causes the common cold and supporting it is the only way to speed the healing process and stay healthy. Good hygiene, proper diet and nutrition, and getting enough sleep, all play an essential role in supporting your immune system. If the master control system of the human body (the Central Nervous System) is being stressed, then those systems intimately involved with it (the immune system) will also be affected. If we support the nervous system through proper spinal function and alignment, then we will ultimately support and strengthen the immune system. Who do you know that could benefit from chiropractic care?


Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, and detoxification support. Remember all those legendary Russian centenarians? Beets, frequently consumed either pickled or in borscht (the traditional Russian soup) may be one reason behind their long and healthy lives. These colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer.


"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

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