Sunday, January 1, 2017
| Category: Total Health Events
The Total "Health" Weekly Update:
Your one-stop spot for the latest in health, spine, nutrition, and
THSN news over the last week.
In case you missed it...
- The holidays have come and gone so now it's time to get down to business...
A few days ago I posted an great "exercise" to get your mind ready for the New Year. You can check it out here.
- Patient Spotlight: Adam Holcomb
Adam has been an amazing patient since he stepped into our old Lansing office... and continued into our new Lansing office! He had a myriad of health issues and with a very physical job, he could not afford his body to tear him down. Read more...
- Our new office Open House is scheduled for Saturday January 28 from 9am to 2pm.
We're having special events, giveaways, free treatments, food, and THIS JUST IN....
***We booked a SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER who is an expert in the CANCER TREATMENT FIELD!***
His name is Daniel Phend and he practices in Goshen, Indiana. He gets the toughest-of-the-toughest cancer cases so he's going to share his expertise in avoiding, managing, and elimnating cancer cells in your body.
If you have or had cancer... if you have a family member who has or had cancer...
This is MANDATORY.
Well... it's not "mandatory" because I can't make you do anything you don't want to.
But, this is something you and your family WILL want to be at.
Make sure to Like Us on Facebook for up-to-date information about upcoming details for the Open House.
Spinal Health (i.e. Function)
A study in the scientific journal, Chiropractic and Osteopathy, used biochemistry to show that chiropractic care enhances the body's immune response.
This study was designed to see if certain blood cells would produce more of a substance called Interleukin-2 (IL-2) after chiropractic adjustments, which the study authors referred to as Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT). Interleukin-2 or just IL-2, is a signaling molecule, that is produced by certain blood cells and is instrumental in the body's natural response to microbial infection and in discriminating between foreign (non-self) and self. In essence, if the blood cells produce enough IL-2 the body can fight infections more readily. This IL-2 molecule is also important in helping the body to know what is a foreign threat of infection, and what is naturally inside the body.
In this study a group of 76 individuals were used and blood samples were taken. These blood samples were then tested in a culture dish to see if they produced IL-2 when exposed to a bacteria. The subjects of this study were separated into 3 groups. One group was used as the control and received no adjustments. The other two groups received adjustments with one group getting an adjustment that made the familiar popping sound and the other group receiving adjustments that made no sound at all.
Blood samples were taken from the group just prior to the adjustments, immediately after the adjustment, and then again at 20 minutes and at 2 hours after the adjustment. Cells from the blood samples were then again placed into culture and infected to see the level of IL-2 that would be produced in response to the introduced infection.
The results documented that both groups that had some form of adjustment showed an increase of IL-2 at both the 20 minute and 2 hour times. Basically, if the blood cells produce enough IL-2 the body can fight infections more readily.
The group that was tested at those same time intervals but had NOT received a chiropractic adjustment did not have a rise in IL-2 levels and, therefore would not have been as receptive to fighting an infection.
In addition to a healthy spine, here are vitamins, supplements, and other secret weapons I use to boost my immune system...
====> Download The Essential Cold and Flu Season Toolkit
Nutrition (i.e. Food)
Weight loss seems to be the resolution of choice for the New Year.
And, we just happen to have an amazing weight loss program in our office.
It's called Ideal Protein and it's helped 100's and 100's of our clients lose 2-7 pounds of FAT per WEEK!
We have a special Ideal Protein Weight Loss Workshop on Tuesday January 3 (tomorrow!!) AND January 10 at 6:15pm in our Lansing office.
Plus, we also offer our weight loss program in our Westphalia office.
You can call 517-321-8568 to register for the next workshop.
If you have any suggestions for topics or if you have any specific questions you want answered about your Function, Fitness, Food, or Focus...
Simply comment below or email me directly.
Have a healthy week,
- Dr. Ryan