Ready for Day 17? We are moving on to Hip Mobility! Accumulate 8 minutes each side throughout the day. Check out this video from Dr. Karo. He has a movement that great for you hip and you can even do while sitting at work!Read More
For Day 3 it’s time for everyone’s favorite…. Spinal Mobility! Accumulate at least 6 minutes throughout the day.
Does that sound like a lot to you? Check out this video for some inspiration. Try out each of these movements for 2 minutes each and you’ll have completed the challenge. Easy Peasy!
How to Win:
To qualify to win the raffles, post evidence of you and/or your family and friends completing the Challenge of the Day on social media.
This could be a photo or text on facebook, instagram, or twitter, sharing the original Challenge of the Day post, or commenting on the blog post. Don't have Social Media? Talk to Kristen about how to qualify.
Be sure to include the #platinumhealthchallenge so we can find you!
To qualify for the weekly raffle drawing, complete 5/7 challenges for the week (Sun - Sat). To qualify for the Grand Prize Raffle complete 13/21 challenges throughout the month.
**Weekly Raffles will be drawn on Sundays. To win you must be able to come by the practice to pickup your prize. We will not be mailing items.**
February’s Worksop is on Nutrition: What to Eat and Why.
We know you are all full of burning questions when it comes nutrition does and dont’s. Come to our workshop on Tuesday Feb 12 at 6:30 pm and bring your questions!
Learn the why behind what we should eat and what to avoid for lasting health
Discuss tips for better nutrition decision making
Learn the most common misconceptions that mess up your progress.
PLUS… Patient Appreciation Month Kickoff!
Come learn the details of our Health Challenge running Feb 17 - March 8, how you and your family can participate, win some awesome prizes, and learn healthy habits while you are at it!
RSVP via the form below because space is limited!
Your Questions Answered
Patients often ask us about thyroid problems and if chiropractic can help. Since January is Thyroid Awareness Month we thought we would talk about your thyroid’s roll in your body, what happens when it isn’t working correctly, and what you can do to support your thyroid’s function.
As you may already know, your thyroid is an endocrine (hormone) gland located in your neck right under your voice box. This gland influences every cell in your body. It regulates your metabolism, controls fat burning, and influences the growth and development of nearly every process in your body. Pretty important right? Additionally, its nerve supply and connection to your brain comes from the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve, which is a branch of the Vagus nerve, located at the C4-T1 levels of the cervical (neck) spine.
Many people in the United States have problems with their thyroid function. It is estimated that 40% of the Adult population has Hypothyroidism. (N Eng J Med, 315:1486; 1986) And “women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.” (American Thyroid Association)
So, now that we know what our thyroid glands are and what they do, we can talk about what happens whey they are not functioning correctly. An unhealthy thyroid can lead to many health issues such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, acne, eczema, gum disease, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.
Some of the symptoms of thyroid inadequacy (hypoactive) are:
Cold hands / feet or cold sensitivity
Increased serum cholesterol
Dry, rough skin/ dry hair and brittle nails
Difficulty losing weight
Swollen hands / feet or puffy face, or abdominal bloating
Hyperactive thyroid has similar symptoms, but also some opposite effects like:
Feeling restless, nervous, emotional, irritable, and as if you're always on the go
Frequent bowel movements
Irregular menstrual periods in women
Weight loss (or weight gain, in rare cases)
Rapid, forceful, or irregular heartbeat
Lack of menstrual periods in women
Protruding eyes or exophthalmos
The best way to diagnose a thyroid issue is through blood tests and a full thyroid panel. A lot of times a standard blood test isn’t complete enough to get a full picture and will often times under diagnose a thyroid problem.
Some of the most common factors contributing to the development of a thyroid problem are:
Halogens in the environment like Chlorine, Flouride, Bromine
Poor gut health
Lack of nutrients like Zinc, Copper, B vitamins, Vitamin C, Iodine, and Selenium
Structural shifts in the cervical and thoracic spine
Treatments for thyroid related problems vary from standard medical hormone replacement to more natural ways with nutrition and lifestyle changes. Regardless of which course of treatment is chosen, changes to your lifestyle are imperative because a thyroid issue is typically a symptom of a larger problem. If you are only treating the symptoms, the underlying root cause will not be addresses and will manifest differently later in life.
Some of these lifestyle changes and supplementation are:
Essential fatty acids (omega 3’s available in the office)
Healing your gut (probiotics, soon tone available in the office)
Vitamins and mineral like B’s, C, Iodine, Selenium, Zinc (soon to be available in the office)
Avoid toxins like Chlorine and Flourine
Avoid plastic containers
Avoid processed food
Get enough rest
At Platinum Chiropractic our goal is Neuro-Structural Correction of the spine and nervous system. In this way we improve and normalize the function and connection of the nerve supply from the brain to the body, allowing glands such as your thyroid and other bodily systems to work properly. We have many patients who have seen incredible improvements in their thyroid function as a result of specific chiropractic adjustments.
Have more questions? Schedule a Complimentary Consultation to speak with a doctor.
Thank your for making 2018 an unforgettable year. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you in 2019.
Let's start the new year off in the right direction with a movement workshop. The Head to Toe Spinal Show will feature exercises and movements to help you heal faster, need less care, and see better results in both the short and long term. Come learn how to reinforce your Neuro-Structural care with corrective exercises that rehabilitate your body, keep your joints healthy and improve mobility.
Tuesday Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm.
Friends and family are welcome.
RSVP via the form below.
It’s December… the last month of 2018. Let’s finish this year strong and set ourselves up for the new year hitting the ground running!
The best way to make sure you are successful with your New Years resolutions is to start them NOW. Want to start working out? Eating less crap? Reading more? Start with small steps this month, and you’ll find that when everyone else is just beginning to be more healthful, you’ll be one step ahead.
Those that plan for success tend to be more successful than people who wait for things to happen to them. Get started today!
Below are three tips to keep in mind through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
1) Make sure you get in for your adjustments.This will ensure you’re feeling great and your electrical system is functioning at its best so that you can adapt to all the stress through the holiday month.
2) Take your recommended supplements: Omega 3’s and Vitamin D. These will help balance your hormones, giving you essential nutrients, and help reduce your inflammation.
3) Make sure you get as much sleep as possible between all the holiday celebrations. This will allow you to recover your brain and body, improve adaptability, and keep you from developing a cold or illness.
Can you believe this Friday marks 1 year since our Grand Opening/Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new location? Neither can we.
Stop in Sept 24 through Oct 5 for your very own Platinum Chiropractic T-shirt, as well as other cool gifts we have for you.
Follow along on our social media channels for photographs recapping the last year…. you might find yourself in one!
Thank you to our Platinum Chiropractic Family making this an unforgettable year!