I often get asked about Sleep. What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Sleep

Young man in pose#Sleep is good for us we all know that. Many of us struggle making sleep a priority and this may be livable for a few days, but over time when your body doesn’t get enough sleep it increase the likelihood of type two #diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, heart disease, #memory problems (short and long Term), concentration difficulties, and increased #stress.

Spine Health has a great article if you want more information.

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/what-happens-your-body-when-you-dont-sleep

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How to Get to #Sleep and Stay Asleep: 11 tip video

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meditation and stress reduction

Watch this short video from spine health on sleep. It highlights many of the suggestions I give to my patients about sleeping and sleeping with low back and neck pain. Sleep is one of the most important activities and is not just to rest the body but also to rejuvenate the mind. he suggestion about keeping cool is a good one and also finding 15 min. a day to relax and deal with your stress.

Go to Spine-Health.com to view the video

This weeks Spine Health Chiropractic Posts: Chiropractic and #Pregnancy, Cervical #Herniation, Low Level #Laser,Aerobic #Exercise, and #Sacroiliac Joint Problems

dreamstime_xl_56550976This weeks Topics Are: Chiropractic and #Pregnancy, Cervical #Herniation, Low Level #Laser,Aerobic #Exercise, and #Sacroiliac Joint Problems

Post 1)

Chiropractic treatments for pregnant women suffering from lower back pain has a very high success rate and can be combined with other treatments that do not include adding medications into the system.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/pregnancy-and-back-pain/treatments-low-back-pain-during-pregnancy

Post 2)

When a cervical herniated disc is treated, the first methods are often to use physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, activity modification, and possibly anti-inflammatory medications.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/herniated-disc/conservative-treatment-a-cervical-herniated-disc

Post 3)

The light from low level lasers can penetrate the skin and tissues between 2-5 cm and those photons are absorbed by the tissue cells to generate more energy, which is believed to help those tissues heal faster.

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/cold-laser-therapy-pain-management-treatment

Post 4)

Aerobic exercise increases the blood flow in the body, which helps speed up healing, but high-impact exercises may cause additional stress or trauma to the structures of the spine.

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/low-impact-aerobic-exercise

Post 5)

Sacroiliac joint problems can cause lower back pain and/or leg pain and is often treated first with chiropractic care.

http://www.spine-health.com/video/chiropractic-adjustment-sacroiliac-joint-video

Sources of #Calcium in #Food

Sources of Calcium in Food

 

Any dietary source of calcium will count toward the child’s daily intake, but low-fat milk is clearly the most efficient and readily available. Lactose-free milk, soy and rice drinks have recently become more easily obtainable and less expensive.

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In addition to milk, there are a variety of foods that contain calcium and can help children get sufficient levels of calcium in their daily diet. Some examples include:

Dairy foods Milk, yogurt, cheese

Leafy green vegetables Broccoli, kale, spinach

Fruits Oranges

Beans and peas Tofu, peanuts, peas, black beans, baked beans

Fish Salmon, sardines

Miscellaneous Sesame seeds, blackstrap molasses, corn tortillas, almonds, brown sugar

via Sources of Calcium in Food.

 

#HeartSmart and fight #infection with homemade Sriracha Sauce!

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

What a great way to get both capsaicin and garlic into your diet. Capsaicin is great for the heart and anti inflammation and garlic helps to fight infection. The best part is no preservatives or xantham gum Share this and pass it on.

 

The World’s Hottest Pepper: Brings Pleasure and Pain Relief

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/capsaicin-ingredient-hot-peppers-offers-medical-benefits/story?id=15727011

Adapted from Serious Eats
Yields about 1 cup

3/4 pound Fresno peppers, stems snipped off with green caps intact, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/3 cup distilled white vinegar

FRESH version:

1 – In a medium saucepan over high heat, add peppers, garlic, brown sugar, salt, vinegar and 1/4 cup of water.

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2 – Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a medium low. Let simmer uncovered for about 5-7 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool.

3 – Transfer the pepper mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Add a little more water if you find the mixture too thick.

puree the pepper mixture

4 – Place a strainer over a large measuring cup or a medium-sized bowl. Pour the pepper puree into the strainer. With a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon, press the mixture into the strainer. You will be left with some of the larger pepper pieces and seeds.

strain the pepper mixture

5 – Transfer the sauce to a clean airtight jar or container. Keep the sauce refrigerated and it should keep up to a month if you don’t finish it before then!

FERMENTED version:

1 – Place the peppers, garlic, brown sugar, and salt into a blender or food processor. Pulse until the peppers are finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a clean container with a lid and let sit at room temperature for about 5-7 days to let it ferment.

Ferment the pepper mixture

2 – Check the jar everyday and give it a stir. Bubbles will be forming and the mixture will slightly increase in volume.

3 – Pour the mixture into a blender and add the vinegar. Puree until smooth. Place a strainer over a medium-sized saucepan. Pour the puree into the strainer and strain the mixture into the saucepan using a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon. You will be left with some of the larger pepper pieces and seeds.

4 -Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low and let simmer for about 7-10 minutes or until the sauce clings to a wooden spoon. Take the pan off the heat and let the sauce cool.

5 – Pour the sauce into a clean airtight jar or container. Keep the sauce refrigerated and it should keep for more than a month to six months.

Why McDonald’s doesn’t want us to sleep! How sleep affects our Junk-food intake?

Can lack of sleep affect #weight-loss?

Sleep deprivation can affect your weight and so much more. Researchers in the journal obesity studied just this phenomenon. they found that not only does lack of sleep affect the frontal lobe and higher level thinking but it affects our food choices. The researchers studied food choices by individuals in the grocery store and found that men bought nine percent calories and eighteen percent more food then when well rested.

Add a chiropractor to your health team today they are an important member and read the rest of the study on Chironexus. Many chiropractor spend time with their patients helping them make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions. Chiropractic care can also reduce stress and improve the quality and quantity of you sleep to help avoid these issues. In my Wilkes Barre and Kingston Practice I discus many of these issues with my patients.

Call us today for a no risk consultation (570) 283-1610.

Written By: Paul R. Mahler DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center
1144 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, Pa 18704

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Stop joint and headache pain with cherries: Twenty common pain killers found in your home!

Cherries2Newest studies illustrate that at least one in four women are trying to cope with arthritis, gout or chronic headaches. If you’re one of these people, a daily bowl of cherries may soothe your pains, without the stomach upset many times caused by today’s painkillers, say scientists at East Lansing ’s Michigan State University . Their studies reveals that anthocyanins, the compounds that give cherries their incredible red color, are anti-inflammatories ten times better than ibuprofen and aspirin. “Anthocyanins help shut down the powerful enzymes that begin tissue inflammation, so they can prevent, as well as treat, many different kinds of pain,” explains Muraleedharan Nair, Ph.D., professor of food science at Michigan State University . Sugestions: Indulge In 20 cherries (fresh, frozen or dried) daily, then continue until your pain goes away.

 

Paul R. Mahler Jr.
Mahler Family Chiropractic Center, Forty Fort PA
Serving the greater Wilkes Barre and Kingston Area

Eliminate earaches with garlic: Twenty common pain killers found in your home!

Garlic2Painful ear infections drive countless of people in america to doctors’ clinics every single yr. To cure an earache quickly, simply place a couple of drops of warm garlic oil directly into your painful ear two times daily for 5 days. This easy treatment can clear out ear infections even faster than prescription drugs, say experts at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Scientists say garlic’s active ingredients (germanium, selenium, and sulfur compounds) are naturally toxic to a great deal of different pain-causing germs. To prepare your very own garlic oil gradually simmer three cloves of crushed garlic in one half a cup of extra virgin olive oil for 2 minutes, strain, then refrigerate for up to two weeks, recommends Teresa Graedon, PhD., co-author of the book, Best Choices From The People’s Pharmacy. For the best experience, warm the garlic oil a little before utilizing so the liquid will feel comforting in your ear canal.

Paul R. Mahler Jr.
Mahler Family Chiropractic Center, Forty Fort PA
Serving the greater Wilkes Barre and Kingston Area

Heal reflux signs and symptoms with cider vinegar: twenty everyday house-hold pain medications number three

Every day you should consume one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar treatment blended with eight oz . of normal water just before each and every main meal , and health authorities claimyou can effortlessly stop uncomfortable attacks of acid reflux disease inside 1 day . “Cider vinegar is rich in malic and also tartaric acids , powerful digestive supplements thatquicken the break down of fatty acids together with proteins therefore the stomach is going to vacate rapidly , before food rinses up into the esophagus , leading to heartburn symptoms discomfort ,” points out Joseph Brasco , M .D . , a gastroenterologist at the Center for Colon and Digestive Diseases in Huntsville , AL .

Paul R. Mahler Jr. DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center Kingston PA

Serving the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area

Chiropractic Care Improves Immunity According to Studies

immunity and your spine.

immunity and your spine.

Most folks are informed that chiropractic is a great method to reduce many pain disorders , but yet an escalating body of scientific studies would suggest it may also boost immunity .

Earlier research shows that spinal adjustments could affect distinctive immune system responses in both well individuals as well as back-pain sufferers . At the same time there are no significant literature reviews of the over-all benefit of chiropractic on immunity . In a current speech at the 9th Chiropractic , Osteopathy , and Physiotherapy Yearly Seminar in England , Jack Neil of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic examined the available materials on spinal manipulative therapy ( SMT ) and immune responses .

After investigating the medical research until January 2012 , Neil established that spinal adjustments are linked to an essential anti-inflammatory response . Findings imply that SMT can result in a down regulating of pro-inflammatory cytokines together with a boost in antibodies associated with the immune system reaction . Additionally, SMT might help to increase the generation of small cells labeled as leukocytes which assistance the white blood-cells in battling a threat . SMT may additionally have an affect on Natural Killer cells , interleukin-2 activity , TNF-a levels , cortisol , and b-endorphin levels .

The mechanisms behind most of these processes remain unclear at this time having said that . There is certainly inadequate research still to understand whether or not these types of inflammatory changes associate with a marked improvement in symptoms and signs .”Most medical research to date has targeted on asymptomatic men and women with short term benefits . The hurdle at present will be to clinically study ongoing physical health benefits in symptomatic individuals ,” Neil determined .

However additional research is necessary , more recent research implies that chiropractic adjustments can create favorable differences in the immune mechanism . These particular immunological improvements might reveal exactly why chiropractic is able to reduce inflammation as well as pain while helping over-all health and well being .

Treat a tooth pain with cloves and save your heart: twenty everyday house-hold pain medications number two.

Cloves for heart health and tooth aches: pain recomendations from a Wilkes Barre chiropractor, a Kingston chiropractor

If you would like to reduce or prevent using drugs read the next few paragraphs.!!!!
20 everyday house-hold pain killers.

Have a tooth ache and thus can’t visit the dentist? Delicately chewing on a clove can minimize tooth problems also gum inflammation for around 2 hrs straight, state UCLA scientists. Health specialists talk about a herbal substance in cloves named eugenol, an efficient, one hundred percent all-natural anaesthetic. Good point: dropping a ¼ teaspoon of grounded cloves on food on a daily basis can preserve ones heart. Health specialists say this uncomplicated practice helps stabilize blood sugar level, in addition reduced creation of artery obstructing cholesterol after as little as 3 weeks.

Paul R. Mahler Jr DC

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Make muscle discomfort a memory with ginger root: twenty everyday house-hold pain medications number one.

ImageOver the next several weeks we will investigate and report on twenty standard pain killers found in ones own homestead.

If you want to decrease and completely eliminate using meds go through the next few paragraphs.!!!!

As soon as Danish professionals encouraged sore individuals to enhance their diets with ginger, it eased muscle and joint pain, inflammation as well as tightness for about 63 percent of them within 2 months. Health professionals credit ginger’s powerful healthy elements named gingerols, which avoid the development of pain activating human hormones. The study recommended serving: Add at least one single teaspoonful of dried up ginger or a couple of tsps of sliced ginger root to meals daily.

Paul R. Mahler Jr. DC

Quick Tip – Dr Weil’s Anti Inflammatories – Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger and Turmeric added to your diet may drastically decrease inflammation in your body. The Research is still ongoing but these appear to be powerful anti-inflammatory with very low side effects if any. Systemic inflammation is one of the major causes of modern heath problems from arthritis to diabetes to heart disease. Make your meals taste great and your body heal well with just slight changes to your seasonings.

Three Reasons to Eat Turmeric: by Dr. Weil a must read.

Dr. Paul R. Mahler

Mahler family Chiropractic Center Kingston and Wilkes Barre PA.

Health Benefits of Spinach

Health Benefits of Spinach Kingston chiropractic Wilkes Barre chiropractic

Spinach is packed with powerful nutrients and is an excellent source of folate, vitamin A, iron, and vitamin K. Like other leafy greens, spinach also provides fiber, magnesium and calcium

Water not Sports Drinks for Student Athletes!

ImageAccording to the Harvard health publication Harvard School of Medicine “Nicely timed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) haspublished several articles revealing the “truth about sports drinks.” That truth is this: drink when you are thirsty and don’t waste your money or calories on sports drinks—choose water instead.” (http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/trade-sports-drinks-for-water-201207305079)

I have been preaching this for yeas a small amount of sports drinks early or several hours before a competition may be OK but let water and thirst dictate how you drink and hydrate. The body has know when and how to drink since we entered the earth. On top of that the drink of choice for thousands of years has been water. The real question is are sports drinks even safe. From that same article:

“There is no evidence that dehydration has ever killed a marathoner, Dr. Arthur Siegel, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a medical advisor to the Boston Marathon, told the BMJ. But the drumbeat that athletes must stay fully hydrated and drink before they become thirsty has spawned a new problem—overhydration. That’s what killed a healthy, 28-year-old woman during the 2002 Boston Marathon. She collapsed a few miles short of the finish line and died a day later. The cause of death was hyponatremia—too little sodium in her blood caused by drinking too much fluid before and during the marathon. According to the BMJ, 16 marathoners have died and more than 1,600 have become critically ill due to overhydration and hyponatremia.

Sports drinks don’t appear to prevent hyponatremia. A study of marathoners by Harvard-based researchers found that 13% had some degree of hyponatremia, and that it was just as likely to happen among those who guzzled sports drinks during the marathon as it was among those who stuck with water.”

So Drink water for enhanced performance and avoid the sports drinks as your main source of energy and hydration. If you need energy eat a piece of fruit and drink a glass of water to stay hydrated. This should provide all of the sugar and electrolytes you need along with fluids.

Are their exceptions sure. If you you are running the Boston or New York marathon and need both energy and fluids but the majority of you fluids should still be pure clean water augmented with sports drinks.

Paul R. Mahler DC

Mahler Family Chiropractic Center

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