Saturday, January 5, 2008

Equip U Workshop on February 16th

Optimizing Your Health Potential for 2008

When: Saturday, February 16, 2008
Where: Best Western - Hudson
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $49 individual, $79 couple
(lunch included)

Pre-Registration Required!!!
Registration Lines:
(651)730-1660 or 386-7690
(you can sign up at Fresh and Natural Foods and McCabe Family Chiropractic)
Lunch: choose between turkey, ham, and veggie sandwich box at time of registration.

Zach McCabe DC
Dr. McCabe, chiropractor and wellness counselor, will discuss chronic diseases such as chronic pain, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression and fatigue and how these conditions are often caused by lifestyle choices. He will also discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy a healthy spine and offer advice on these topics.

Mark Norman LCN
Mark Norman, licensed certified nutritionist with over 14 years experience in Wisconsin and Minnesota, will be discussing making healthy choices in diet and nutrition , detoxification, and using foods as medicine.

Sharon Olson HBC Hudson, Personal Trainer
Sharon Olson, certified personal trainer, will discuss effective exercise techniques including aerobic and weight training, as well as time management/ prioritizing workouts in your busy schedule.

Sponsored by:
McCabe Chiropractic
Fresh and Natural Foods
Anytime Fitness

Included in Workshop:
· Free Lunch Provided by Fresh and Natural Foods
· Workbook, Lecture Notes
· Door Prizes/ Coupons

Chances to Win:
· Free Consultations with Mark Norman, LCN
· Free Training Sessions With Sharon Olson
· Free New Patient Consult and Exam with Dr. McCabe

Pre-Registration Required!!!
Registration Lines:
(651)730-1660 or 386-7690
(you can sign up at Fresh and Natural Foods and McCabe Family Chiropractic)

Lunch: choose between turkey, ham, and veggie sandwich box at time of registration.

Oversized Purses a Huge Pain in the Neck

Women might want to start adding aspirin bottles to the enormous bags and purses fashionable this year. Karen Erickson, a chiropractor in New York and a spokeswoman for the American Chiropractic Association, estimates that the number of purse-related injuries and sprains she treats has risen 30% in the past year. "When people come into my office complaining of neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches, I go over and pick up their handbag and give it a weigh test," she says. "It is amazing how heavy they get."
Research on kids who carry backpacks suggests they should lug amounts that are no heavier than 10% of body weight. Doctors say the recommended total weight for handbags is far less because of the pressure the bags can cause on one shoulder. Dr. Erickson tells her patients that their fully loaded handbags should weigh no more than 1 or 2 pounds -- although she sees many women who regularly carry 10 to 15 pounds.
"The issue with some of the largest purses is their capacity," says Leon Benson, an orthopedic surgeon in Evanston, Ill., who is also a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Benson says he sees lots of women come in with a particular type of tendonitis that causes pain in their shoulders. The remedy typically is labor-intensive physical therapy to rebalance the muscles and reduce inflammation of the tendons, "but the patients don't like it," he says.

Dr. Zach's Comments:
-Whenever your spine loses its normal alignment or function, it compromises your ability to regulate appropriate nerve system tension, and the result is a partial loss of CONNECTION between your brain and your body. We call this loss of connection and decrease in the expression of your life energy “subluxation”.
-Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy of restoring and maintaining the neurological connections between your brain and your body with the purpose of maximizing the expression of your life energy in your body and thus allowing you to move toward health and eventually wholeness.
-The Purpose of Chiropractic Care is to RESTORE normal alignment and function in the spine in order to RE-ESTABLISH an appropriate brain-body connection so that you may RESUME the healing process and move toward Health, Wellness and Wholeness.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Fish Oils Shown to Prevent Alzheimer's

UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil is indeed a deterrent against Alzheimer's, and they have identified the reasons why.
The Omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oil increases the production a protein that is found at reduced levels in Alzheimer's patients and which is known to destroy the protein that forms the "plaques" associated with the disease.

"We found that even low doses of DHA increased the levels of LR11 in rat neurons, while dietary DHA increased LR11 in brains of rats or older mice that had been genetically altered to develop Alzheimer's disease," said Cole, who is also associate director of the Geriatric Research Center at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
To show that the benefits of DHA were not limited to nonhuman animal cells, the researchers also confirmed a direct impact of DHA on human neuronal cells in culture as well. Thus, high levels of DHA leading to abundant LR11 seem to protect against Alzheimer's, Cole said, while low LR11 levels lead to formation of the amyloid plaques.

University of California - Los Angeles (2008, January 2). Anti-Alzheimer's Mechanism In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 3, 2008, from­ /releases/2007/12/071226003611.htm

Dr. Zach's Comments:

  • DHA, the Omega 3 fatty acid found in fish oil, should be an essential part of your diet, as this study show. Not only can it prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but DHA plays a role in the normal function of every day activity of your brain as well.

  • Remember, Omega 3 fatty acids are "Essential Fats". That means your body was designed in such a way that it absolutely needs them on a regular basis for normal function, and you must get them in your diet (because you body cannot create them on its own like other non-essential fats). If you do not get them in your diet, then your body absolutely will malfunction (Alzheimer's, ADD, ADHD, Post-Partum Depression, etc).

  • Is a lack of DHA the only cause of these diseases? I doubt it, but research continually shows that Omega 3s in fish oils prevent or correct these and other diseases.

  • I'm often asked, "Will flax seed oil do the same thing?" The answer to that is an absolute NO. Flax oil contains no DHA whatsoever, and although your body will convert the Omega 3 fatty acid in flax oil (ALA) to DHA, the conversion rate is terribly inefficient. Most sources cite a conversion rate from ALA to DHA of less than 1%. These sources also cite a recommended daily intake of at minimum 1g (1000mg) of Omega 3 daily with at least half of that being DHA. So, if we need 500mg of DHA as a daily minimum, we would need to consume 50g (50,000mg) of ALA to get the desired amount. Not Practical.

  • You can find a vegan source of DHA in the form of Omega 3 oils derived from plankton, but the cost is significantly more than fish oil.