Witch or Doctor?

October 28th, 2009

Friday and Saturday this week come experience a Halloween adjustment or massage. No different than a regular visit other than the costumes!

Treats for the kiddos in all of us as well. Happy Halloween!

Welcoming our New Receptionist

October 20th, 2009

Norris Family Chiropractic welcomed a new addition last week. Shelly is now running the front desk. She will be glad to assist you with making and changing appointments, inquiring about your insurance benefits, setting up talks for Dr. Norris to speak or attend, and all your general front desk work. Please welcome her the next time you call or visit.

October Massage Special

October 20th, 2009

Purchase a 30 minute massage with your adjustment for only $20. Offer good through October 31, 2009.

A-choo! Cold and flu season is around the corner again, let me share some simple and natural tips you can use to stay healthy this year.

Hand washing-30 seconds of hot water and soap before and after eating, on arrivals, before cooking, after the restroom and after contact with others. A 2007 study from the Mayo Clinic showed use of antibacterials increased bacteria resistance, making the bacteria more difficult to eliminate later.

Vitamins-it is ideal to get our nutrients from our food, but stress and illness cause our body to use nutrients quickly and we must replenish more often. At a minimum a high quality multi-vitamin and essential fatty acids are recommended. Sesame seed oil is a great immune booster. It builds platelet cells associated with functions of B (fighter) cells in our immune system.

Low Sugar Diet-Refined sugars, in high doses overwork your pancreas and liver which in turn stresses the immune system. The immune system is already struggling during illness so a high sugar diet further stresses the system. It is advisable to limit refined sugars and eliminate at the first sign of illness.

Sleep-Studies reported by Time Magazine in 2008 concluded that 6.5-8 hours of sleep each night is ideal. Health Magazine’s research from January 2009 revealed that people who lose sleep are more susceptible to getting a cold.

Fluids-keeping hydrated during illness loosens mucus and prevents dehydration, a potentially dangerous outcome of cold or flu. Additionally you can take Epsom salt baths to aid in hydration, ease muscle aches and calm yourself before sleep.

Fresh linens and towels-It is easy to ignore housework when sick, but a clean home can make all the difference in fighting off germs. Pick up extra sets of sheets and towels for the season. When sick, change the sheets more regularly and use a new towel everyday. Do the laundry once you feel better with hot water and white vinegar.

These are some easy first steps to keep those sneezes to a minimum, but you can always go further. Explore homeopathic remedies as an alternative to medicines. I’s always easy to reduce your chance of sickness and live naturally.

Office Closed Announcement

October 20th, 2009

Dr. Norris will be out of the office Friday October 23, 2009. She will return to work Monday October 26, 2009. If you have any problems or questions please contact Lisa or leave a message on the office phone and we will get back to you on Monday.

Chocolate Walk

October 19th, 2009

This is not a typical promotion from a chiropractor’s office but the idea is too fun and too pivotal to downtown Lakewood’s growth NOT to promote. Hope some of you can attend.

Lakewood Chocolate Walk Information

Office Closed Announcement

August 26th, 2009

Dr. Norris will be out of the office Friday Sept. 4th.  This is part of the labor day weekend.  The office will also be closed Monday Sept. 7th for labor day.

Dr. Norris will return to work Tuesday Sept. 8th.  Thank you for your understanding with this matter.  As usual, please call the voicemail for any emergencies or Lisa Zito, L.M.T. will be available to assist you with massage.

Nearing the End

August 26th, 2009

Hello anyone reading!  The last week has been really busy here at the office and at home so not much time for updating.  Sorry about that.

The Cleanse is going well.  5 more days until completed.  The last week was tougher than I thought it would be due to high stress in other aspects of life.  I was surprised to find that I actually handled the stress better but I did find myself turning to food to cope.  Does this sound familiar to anyone else?  I think coping with eating is a common theme for americans.  I am just amazed this time doing this cleanse how different my moods are in a great way!  I hope I can sustain some of these habits so as to keep up with the happy state and high energy.

Oh and we are very much enjoying lentils.  I made the spicy lentil tomato soup and then also made a Lentil salad with garlic, parsley, tomato, and cucumber.  Yum Yum!  You should give lentils a try if you have not ever.

2nd week menu of cleanse

August 16th, 2009

Ok, I am feeling a little behind and this week won’t be quite as busy as last so I will be able to “wing it” it a little more towards the end of the week.

Sunday: grilled chicken with homemade salsa (fresh tomato, corn, peppers, cilantro, onion) over bed of greens and small amount of guacamole

Monday: leftovers from end of last week

Tuesday: grilled chicken with broccoli and green beans

Wednesday: Lentil soup that I never made from last week

Thursday: roasted chicken and vegetables, maybe salad

Friday: ???? maybe take out salads

Monday:
Lunch ratatouille, salad
Dinner-Ratatouille

Tuesday:
Lunch-salad at home with chicken
Dinner-Mexican taco salad with ground turkey breast, lots of veggies on a bed of lettuce, homemade salsa

Wednesday:
Lunch-alli Mexican leftovers
Dinner-cauliflower spanish rice with pork

Thursday:
Lunch- leftovers
Dinner-pork and vegetables or chicken ginger kabobs with veggies and salad

Friday:
Lunch-leftovers
Dinner-spicy lentil and tomato soup with homemade hummus and vegetables for dipping

Saturday-seminar day, I am taking off in part due to the length of the day but will stick to it by having  a salad with lunch, skipping the carbs served with lunch, and eating some soup leftovers when I get home.
Sunday:
buy a rotisserie chicken and veggies and salad

In addition, each a.m. I will have a smoothie shake, an egg, and water with lemon

Each evening either before or after dinner depending on timing will have another smoothie shake.