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October Dates to Remember

10/5 Mesa Murder Mystery 2pm at the Atrium

10/9-10/13 Caprock Fall Break

10/11 $25 Day

10/13-10/16 Doc out of the office

10/16 No School D51

10/18-20th Dr. Gochee out of the office

10/21 Mesa Murder Mystery at Garfields

10/24-10/25 No School D51

10/31 Halloween

11/5 Daylight Savings Ends

11/8 $25 Day

Hebrews 6:10 *For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.*

Monthly Special

Get 4 chiro and or acupuncture visits for $90 

No contract needed

  • On 10/13-10/16 Dr. McFarland will be out of the office. Dr. Gochee and Diana will be here for services on those days.

  • Start looking for the holiday sales happening in the next couple of months. 

  • Keep an eye out for upcoming Lifevantage seminars.

  • We are always looking for healthy recipes, or articles to add to our newsletter.

  • The Mesa Murder Mystery group will be performing at the Atrium on October 5th, and at Garfields on October 21st.

  • Wear your costume on 10/31 and get $5 off your regularly priced service.

  • If you guess what the office is dressing up as for Halloween, you will receive a FREE prize.

Psychiatric Drugs and our kids

Mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights is drawing attention to the concerning fact that more than a million kids younger than six in our nation are currently taking psychiatric drugs. While around half of these children are four to five years old, an incredible 274,804 of them are younger than a year old. That*s right: babies are being given psychiatric drugs. The number rises for toddlers aged two to three, with 370,778 kids in this category taking psychiatric drugs overall.

Data from IMS Health shows that the situation only gets worse as kids get older, with 4,130,340 kids aged 6 to 12 taking some type of psychiatric drug. You might be forgiven for assuming that most of these statistics are made up by kids taking ADHD drugs given how common that approach seems to be nowadays, but it really only accounts for a small portion of it, with 1,422 of those younger than a year old and just over 181,000 of those aged four to five taking ADHD drugs.

Antidepressants and antipsychotics put forth some surprising figures, but the biggest category of psychotic drugs given to children appears to be anti-anxiety drugs. Just over 227,132 babies under one and nearly 248,000 of those aged four to five take these medications. These numbers are even more shocking when you consider the fact that experts believe these estimates are far too low and the real numbers are actually much higher, due in part to the tendency for some doctors to hand out psychiatric medications for *off-label* uses. This risky practice entails giving out a drug to treat something that it is not indicated for, and the long-term effects of such an approach are completely unknown.

When adults choose to take psychiatric medication, it may be ill-advised in many cases, but it is still their choice to make. Children, on the other hand, lack the cognition to fully understand the lifelong impact of such a choice, and this essentially amounts to forced medication. We already know that many doctors have a financial incentive to get young people to start taking these drugs, but why are their parents so willing to get on board? Many of them are also taking psychiatric medications, of course. In fact, it has practically become a way of life in our nation and many people think of these meds as harmless. The side effects of these drugs are nothing to scoff at, however, with antianxiety, antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs linked to heart attacks, psychosis, suicidal ideation, diabetes, stroke, mania and sudden death. As if that weren*t bad enough, there*s also the fact that many of the high-profile public shootings in recent years were perpetrated by young people on such drugs, so not only do kids have the risk of dying when they take these meds, but they could also take out a whole classroom or movie theater with them.

Psychiatric medications affect a child*s brain chemistry and could impact their development in irreversible ways, so it*s important for doctors and parents alike to reserve them as an absolute last resort. Some degree of anxiety is normal in children as they start to understand the way the world works. Life is full of ups and downs, and children who learn coping strategies when they*re young will have a valuable skill that can serve them well throughout their lifetime. There are lots of good coping mechanisms that can help children with depression, anxiety, and those who have been labeled with ADHD, including yoga, art therapy, breathing exercises, and physical exercise, to name just a few.

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

6 slices bacon, cut 1/2-inch thick

2 medium heads cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets (3 to 4 pounds total)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups shredded Cheddar 

4 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Cook the bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown and crispy, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.  

Put the cauliflower florets in a 3-quart casserole dish. Toss with the reserved 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast until the florets are soft and begin to brown, about 30 minutes.  

Meanwhile, mix together the cream cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar in a medium bowl until well combined. Dollop over the cauliflower, then sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup Cheddar and bake until the cauliflower is tender when poked with a knife and the Cheddar is melted and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes more. 

Dollop the sour cream evenly over the casserole and sprinkle with the scallions and reserved bacon pieces.

Apple-Cheddar-Squash Soup

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

2 medium apples, thinly sliced

1 large white potato, diced

1 1/2 cups chopped peeled butternut squash, fresh or frozen

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/3 cup apple cider

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 cup milk

2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into bite-size pieces

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish

Chopped chives, for garnish (optional)

Crusty bread, for serving (optional)

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-low heat and add the onion, apples, potato and squash. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in the sage and flour. Add the cider and cook over high heat, stirring, until thickened. Add the broth and milk, cover and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the potato is soft, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the prosciutto and cook until crisp, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Add the cheese to the soup and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Puree in a blender in batches until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the prosciutto, more cheese and chives, if using. Serve with bread, if desired.

SOT is a very specific style of adjusting that balances the whole body.

SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique (or Technic). "Sacro" means "related to or associated with," the sacrum. The sacrum is the foundation for the spine. The sacrum is often called the tail bone though this is not exactly correct. "Occipital" means "related to or associated with the occiput. Occiput means "the back of the head". So, SOT is a method of normalizing the relationship between the foundation of the spine and the top of the spine. It is this relationship and how these two bones get along with one another that has been proven to be so important in the normal functioning of the brain and spinal cord.

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) was originally formulated by Major Bertrand DeJarnette (The Major) who was a Doctor (chiropractor and osteopath) and Engineer in the 1920*s. The Major was inspired to go beyond simple spinal adjusting and developed methods of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs. This study brought about a system of adjusting patterns in the body, not just single body parts. The most significant pattern was the relationship between the sacrum and occiput (which became the name of the technique).

An important distinction of SOT is the use of indicators. Each adjustment has a sign or signal that the we use to know when and where to adjust. For example, muscle tension at the knee may indicate the pelvis needs correction, and connective tissue fibers at the base of the skull (called occipital fibers) indicate different vertebra in the back or spine may be in need of an adjustment. This also tells us on the next visit if the correction has been completely or marginally effective. From these indicators, we design a different adjustment set on each visit, listening to the body each time. It takes study to master this method of care, but it makes for an effective, precise adjustment without relying exclusively on x-rays.

Adjusting the head through specific cranial adjustments can help with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, reading disorder, headaches, vision problems, snoring, sinus pressure and drainage.  It is a great addition to any chiropractic treatment. 

If you are looking for a SOT treatment,call and schedule with Dr. Gochee.

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Have a Blessed Day

Dr. Shalona McFarland

Abundant Health, LLC

970-256-7454

abundanthealth2day.com

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September Monthly Special

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Dates to Remember

9/4- Labor Day- Clinic closed, call for an emergency 

9/13- $25 Day

9/22- First Day of Autumn

9/23-Mesa Murder Mystery will have more information later

9/28-10/1 GVKC Dog Show at Mesa County Fair Grounds

9/30-Mesa Murder Mystery TBA

10/5 Mesa Murder Mystery at the Atrium 2pm. Tickets are $5

10/14 Mesa Murder Mystery TBA

10/11-$25 Day

10/21 Mesa Murder Mystery TBA

10/31- Halloween

Please be aware that starting September 1st, we have decided to increase the No Show Fee from $25 to $50. 

Are you interested in helping out with the GVKC Dog Show? Ask Shalona and she can give you all the details. It will be Sept. 27th-Oct 1

We are still offering our 4 for $90 special: with a 6 month contract get 4 chiropractic or acupuncture visits monthly for $90.

Try a complimentary cranial treatment, with Dr. Gochee with your next regularly scheduled visit at the clinic.

Genesis 1:14

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

Dr. Carolyn Gochee would like to introduce herself to you...she wrote this little tidbit of information to let you get to know her better:

My Chiropractic Story by Dr. Carolyn Gochee

I am a doctor of chiropractic because I believe that Chiropractic can heal just about everything.

I became a Chiropractic patient at the age of four or five.  My brother suffered from chronic ear infections and the medical doctors wanted to put tubes in his ears.  My mother had read that putting tubes in a child’s ears might result in hearing loss and that Doctors of Osteopathy could get rid of the ear infections without surgery.  Mom found the closest Osteopath to us in a town over an hour away.  She took my brother there for a few visits and realized that the Osteopath was just adjusting my brother in a similar fashion as my Dad’s chiropractor.  Mom figured she would ask the Chiropractor if he felt comfortable with adjusting my brother for his ear infections, and he did.

After my brother started seeing the chiropractor for his ear infections, my mom decided to get both my sister and myself checked out too.  We might as well all be getting adjusted if we are going to be there for my brother.  We didn’t have anything really wrong with us, but the Chiropractor encouraged prevention.

The Chiropractor took an X-ray and noticed that I was developing Scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine).  It wasn’t bad, but he started treating it then.  My scoliosis never got worse.  Today I have very little lateral curvature in my spine.

I learned at a young age that Chiropractic can help with non spinal problems.  My Dad started seeing the Chiropractor for sinus headaches.  My brother was treated for ear infections.  Later in life, I was treated for my dyslexia.  Chiropractic can help with any health condition.  The healing comes from within.

D.D. Palmer had it right when he stated that, *The power that makes the body, heals the body.*

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

*1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

*1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced 

*large onion, diced

*4 cloves garlic, minced

*2 tablespoons chili powder

*4 teaspoons ground cumin

** teaspoon ground chipotle chile 

** teaspoon salt

*2* cups water

*2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed

*1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes

*4 teaspoons lime juice

 * cup chopped fresh cilantro

*Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato and onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle and salt and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add water and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the sweet potato is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. 

*Add beans, tomatoes and lime juice; increase heat to high and return to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add cilantro.

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 2*- to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

1* cups red enchilada sauce, divided

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450degrees F.

Place chicken in a medium saucepan, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and gently simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish and add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400*F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)

Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into the large bowl. Place the shells on a broiler-safe pan. Stir 1 cup enchilada sauce, zucchini, * teaspoon pepper and * teaspoon salt into the squash and chicken. Divide the mixture between the shells; top with the remaining * cup enchilada sauce and cheese.

Bake on the lower rack for 10 minutes. Move to the upper rack, turn the broiler to high and broil, watching carefully, until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes. To serve, cut each shell in half.

Zinc deficiency and its Role in Mental Health 

Hopefully, by now you are familiar with a deficiency in B12, Vitamin D or low magnesium and how it can have an impact on mood and behavior such as its role in depression, anxiety and ADHD.  But you may not realize that over 2 billion people worldwide are deficient in zinc and this mineral deficiency also plays a role in your mental health.

It has been shown that a zinc deficiency leads to changes in the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex of the brain.  A zinc deficiency also leads to excessive amounts of glutamate activity in the brain.  This leads to brain inflammation and excessive free radicals and oxidative stress.

View the symptoms below to see if this sounds like you. With a zinc deficiency, you may not only exhibit anxiety or depression but there are other tell-tale signs such as lack of taste or a skin issue.

Zinc Deficiency Symptoms 

*Weak immune system                                       *Aggression issues

*Acne/adult acne                                               * Brittle Nails, white spots on nails

*Eczema, psoriasis                                             * Body Odor

*Hypothyroidism                                                * Hair Loss

*Depression                                                      * Fatigue

*Loss of appetite                                                * Slow wound healing

*Loss of taste/impaired sense of taste                  * Sensitive to strong smells/ odors

*ADHD                                                              * Anxiety

* Adrenal fatigue                                                * Psychiatric disorders

What Causes you to Lose Zinc:

*Those who sweat a lot                                         * Sugar

* Alcohol                                                               * Smoking

* Too much copper in the diet*** * Oral contraceptives

* Infections****                        * Puberty

* Nutrient deficient diets/ vegetarian or vegan diet

Bottom Line: If you are struggling with a mental health issue, hypothyroidism or a skin concern, look at your diet to see how much zinc you are getting from your foods. If you have digestive issues, take into consideration that this impacts the assimilation of your nutrients, including zinc.  In the end, zinc may help you but most likely your issue is multifaceted and zinc is playing a role but is not the only component of your health issue.  For instance, if you are a vegetarian, zinc may not be the only nutrient that you are deficient in.

Have a Blessed Autumn!!

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Have a Blessed Day

Dr. Shalona McFarland

Abundant Health, LLC

970-256-7454

abundanthealth2day.com

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Good morning. Here is August's newsletter, if you have any questions regarding what you read, please let us know...hope you enjoy it.

Monthly Special

School Exams $35 and $10 will go back to your child's music program

We would like to welcome Dr. Gochee to our practice. She will be starting August 7th.

Come down to Taste of Heaven on August 26th and watch Dr. McFarland in Mesa Murder Mystery's newest show. Tickets can be bought online at tasteofheaven.com.

We are always looking for health related articles to put in the newsletter.

You probably have seen a new face around the clinic? Her name is Victoria and she is externing, and will be with us until Aug 17th.

Dates to Remember

8/9 $25 Day

8/16 D51 School back in session

8/26 Mesa Murder Mystery at Taste of Heaven

9/4 Labor Day

9/13 $25 Day

"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants." Deuteronomy 32:2

What is Nutirgenomics?

The study of how nutrition and natually occuring compunds affect out genes.

Interested in learning more, talk with Dr. Mcfarland and go to her website:

docshalona.lifevantage.com

To watch a video about it go to abcyellowpill.com

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies.  When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.  They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.

However backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers.  Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints.  This can lead to severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.  Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely. When choosing the right backpack look for the following:

Wide, padded shoulder straps: narrow straps can dig into shoulders, this can cause pain and restrict circulation.

Two shoulder straps: backpacks with one shoulder that runs across the body cannot distribute weight evenly.

Waist strap: a waist strap can distribute the weight of a heavy load more evenly.

Lightweight backpack: The backpack itself should not add much weight to the load

rolling backpack: This type may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. 

To prevent injury when using a backpack, do the following:

Always use both shoulder straps: Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles. Wearing a strap on one shoulder may increase curvature of the spine.

Tighten the straps: so that the pack is close to the body. The straps should hold the pack 2 inches above the waist.

Pack light: The pack should never weigh more than 15% of the students body weight.

Organize the backpack: Utilize all the compartments in the pack, that is what they are there for, put heavier items closest to the center of the back.

Use your school locker: Do not carry everything at once, only put what you need to use at the time needed.

Bend using both knees: when bending down, never bend at the waist, when wearing or lifting a heavy pack.

Learn back-strengthening exercises: to build up the muscles used to carry a backpack.

As a parent there are a few things you can do to help your child, for instance encourage your child to tell you when they are hurting or feeling discomfort in their back...never ignore the back pain. Talk to your child's school about how you can lighten their loads.  You can also consider about getting a second set of textbooks for your child to keep at home. The most important thing as a parent you can do, is make sure your child gets a chiropractic adjustment regularly...if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Dr. McFarland.

Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer recipe

*5-10 drops lavender essential oil 

*30 drops tea tree essential oil 

*1 Tablespoon witch hazel extract 

*8 ounces 100% pure aloe vera gel 

** teaspoon Vitamin E oil 

Method

Add essential oils and Vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl or container and swirl to mix. Add witch hazel to the oils and swirl again. Combine this mixture with the aloe vera gel and mix well. Shake gently before each use. (Sanitizer should last several months)

Transfer hand sanitizer to small, clean squirt bottles. (Use colored bottles like this so the essential oils in the recipe are not exposed to light). Perfect for throwing into a purse or a backpack! You could also mix up a batch and keep in a container with a pump.

HOMEMADE DISINFECTANT WIPES

*1 cup water

** cup with vinegar

*8 drops tea tree oil

*8 drops eucalyptus essential oil

*8 drops lemon essential oil

1)Empty *wipe* container (baby wipe, for example)

2)15 * 20 squares of cloth (old t-shirts work well, as do old dish towels or similar material)

3)Fold and place the cloth squares into the empty wipe container and set aside. 

4)Combine in a mixing bowl the water, vinegar, and 3 essential oils, stirring until well mixed. 

5)Pour this mixture over the cloths in the container where they will soak in and be ready for you to pull out and use! 

6)Launder and repeat as often as the cloths hold up!

Enjoy your August!!!!

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Have a Blessed Day

Dr. Shalona McFarland

Abundant Health, LLC

970-256-7454

abundanthealth2day.com

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Happy July, we hope you are enjoying your summer.  If you have any questions on what you have read in this newsletter please contact Melanie

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We are happy to announce starting in August, we are welcoming Dr. Gochee, as a chiropractor in our office.

Don't forget you can sign up for 4 chiro/acupuncture or 2 massages for $90 per month, with a 6 month contract.

We are still looking for yummy healthy recipes to add to our newsletter.

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Dates to Remember

7/4 4th of July-clinic closed

7/7 Doc out of town, clinic open for massages

7/12 $25 Day

7/24 Caprock starts back

8/9 $25 Day

8/16 District 51 schools start

8/19 Doc will be performing in Mesa Murder Mystery Dinner theater at Taste of Heaven, tickets are at Taste of Heaven.com

Romans 6:22

But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

Summer Skin Safety with Sunscreen

With the beginning of the summer season, no doubt you have already seen the many advertisements on T.V for keeping your skin safe from the sun with sunscreen.  Have you really taken a look at your sunscreen bottle, and have you read what the ingredients are? Have you wondered like us, how our ancestors survived outdoors, working and living outdoors.  How is it, that now the sun is a deadly weapon against the human race?  Think about it, our bodies while being in the sun, produces vitamin D; sunscreen blocks up to 99.9% of our production of vitamin D. You ask what does vitamin D do for our bodies, well let’s take a look. It supports your cardiovascular health, promotes optimal cholesterol levels, enhances your muscle strength, optimizes blood pressure levels, helps with a healthy immune system, supports healthy kidney functions, promotes healthy teeth, and keeps your bones strong and healthy.  Just remember if you are looking for vitamin D in oral supplements, it can take 6 months or longer to normalize, so you need to get your blood tested to avoid over dosing.  We are not telling you to go out and play outside with no sun protection, but make sure you are being protected from sun burning, not sun exposure.  Studies have revealed that people, who spend time outdoors without getting sunburned, actually decrease their risk of developing melanoma. 

     

Now let’s discuss the toxicity of many of the sunscreen brands you have heard of. If your sunscreen has any of these chemicals, throw them out.  The main chemical for UVB protection is octyl methoxycinnamate or OMC for short, this is found to kill mouse cells, and it is in 90% of sunscreens, and has been shown to be toxic when exposed to the sun. Here is a list of commonly used chemicals in sunscreen which have been shown to be highly toxic, and very carcinogenic: para amino benzoic acid, octyl salicyclate, avobenzone, oxybenzone, cinoxate, padimat O, dioxybenzone, phenylbenzimidazole, homosalate, sulisobenzone, menthyl anthranilate, trolamine salicyclate, octocrylene.  Many of these chemicals are absorbed through the skin, and flow through the bloodstream.  So your best bet is to look for a natural sunscreen that has titanium diozide, and zinc oxide, which are minerals that come from clay and beach sand deposits, which means they are not harsh, man-made chemicals.  So before you go out, and have fun with the family, go over to Vitamin Cottage or Sprouts and take a look at their natural sunscreens, and make sure before you buy, please, please read the labels. Know what you are putting on your skin, and the skin of your family. It is the largest organ of the body, after all; so keep it healthy too.

Chili Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Juice of 1 fresh lime

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1 lg onion chopped into thick pieces

2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Sea Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast

Preparation

1. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and lime juice.  Season with chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pressed garlic.

2. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish with the sauce and stir to coat.

3. Preheat the grill medium high. Thread the chicken onto the skewers, alternating with chopped onion pieces

4. Line the grill with foil, grill skewers for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked.

Tangy Pumpkin Seed Salad

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup olive oil

freshly ground pepper

10 cups lettuce

1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Preparation

1. Rinse lettuce, and set aside in bowl

2. In a small bowl, add minced garlic and salt.

3. Whisk lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce into the garlic

4. Continue to whisk while pouring olive oil in, until smooth

5. Add pepper for taste

6. Add seeds to lettuce, then pour dressing over

7. Toss to coat with dressing and serve

Mosquito Safety

Those nasty mosquitos can drive any sane person insane. And it really is not a good idea to spray a bunch of chemicals on your skin to solve the problem.  If you use over the counter bug spray, you probably know the main ingredient is 

N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide or better known as DEET. DEET is a pesticide used  to kill insects, and you want that on your skin? Did you know, that DEET sprays, can melt plastic bags and fishing lines? There has been research that has found, DEET can impair cell functions in the brain. They have also found long exposure to DEET can cause eye and skin irritation, memory loss, headaches, weakness, fatigue, muscle/joint pain, nausea, tremors and shortness of breath. Symptoms can appear months or even years after use.  Children are more susceptible than adults to brain changes caused by DEET, because their skin more readily absorbs the chemical, and their still developing nervous systems are potentially more affected. 

Never, ever, ever use any DEET product on infants. 

Let’s look at some natural bug repellents:

Citronella-Oil of citronella has been used for over 50 years, it protects you and the bugs, citronella has been used since 1948 with no adverse reactions.

Lemongrass Oil- Lemongrass is an herb widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics, long appreciated to repel insects, and it has an amazing scent.(If you have sensitivity to lemongrass, DO NOT USE)

Peppermint Oil-It has been discovered that not only does peppermint repel adult mosquitos, it kills the larvae. And has a nice scent also.

Vanillin- Vanillin(the real deal, not imitation vanilla) is also used to repel bugs and mosquitos. 

So before you go buy just any bug spray read your labels, and look for something natural, with no chemicals.  Like Buzz Away Extreme & NEEM  Outdoor Spray 

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Have a Blessed Day

Dr. Shalona McFarland, Abundant Health, LLC

970-256-7454

abundanthealth2day.com

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Happy Spring!!! We hope you have an incredibly blessed April.  Just a few reminders starting April 28 thru May 6th Dr. McFarland and Melanie will be out of the office, and we will be returning on May 8th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message at the office.  The office will be open for massages, ionic foot detoxes, laser and ultrasound therapy. Schedule today for your massage and get 2 one hour massages for only $90. If you have an emergency please contact Dr. Wyatt at 970-242-1910.  And Dr. Wyatt will be in the office on May 3rd from 9-12 for patients. If you have questions please call us.

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April is busy for Dr. McFarland, on Friday 4/7 she will be here until 12pm.  On Friday 4/21 she will be out all day, and on Friday 4/28 she will be out all day.  The office will be open for massages, laser, ultrasound therapy and detoxes. 
While Melanie is out of the office, if you have billing questions, please leave a message and she will get back with you, when she gets back.
 Do not forget next month is Mother's Day. Would your mom like to get a massage for Mother's Day. Purchase our monthly special and give to mom.  We are still selling all of our jewelry for 20% off.
Dates to Remember
4/12 $25 Day
4/14 Good Friday
4/16 Easter
4/28-5/6 Doc and Melanie out of office
5/8 Doc and Melanie back in the office
5/10 $25 Day
5/14 Mother's Day
5/15 Lifevantage Seminar 6pm
5/23 Champions Workshop in Durango, buy tickets at klemmer.com
5/29 Memorial Day
Jesus said to her,"I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25
Autism: The Secret Epidemic
Excerpts from Vaccination Is Not Immunization by Tim O'Shea
The 1990's brought a new disease phenomenon- autism, which suddenly showed up in hundreds of thousands of normal 2 yr olds.  The normal child stopped developing, stopped responding, stopped learning and withdrew into a permanent condition of arrest.  Most of them never speak and 75% of them are unable to live independently. 
     The family is socially and financially devastated.  The overall cost from the epidemic is measured in the trillions.
     Since the early 1990's autism has certainly met every definition of an epidemic, although both medical and popular literature can never use the words "epidemic" and "autism" in the same sentence.  In 1978, there were less than 1 in 10,000 autistics.  Today the best estimate is between 2 and 4 million.  There is no cure.  Mainstream medicine refuses to acknowledge autism as an epidemic, and has steadfastly refused to look for the major causes.  
    The CDC admitted to over half a million autistics by April 2006. According to the US Dept of Education autism rose geometrically in all 50 states from 2003-2006.  By 2009  Health and Human Services was estimating 1 in 91 children with autism. By 2012 CDC was saying 1 in 88, but for boys 1 in 54.  In many areas of the US even higher incidence is reported: 1 in 67, and even 1 in 25!
Mercury and Autism:
What is Mercury? An elemental metal, liquid in its natural form, historically mercury was called quicksilver.  Mercury is the third most toxic substance know to man.  It is the most toxic nonradioactive metal.  Scientists have know for decades that mercury is a poison.  But most study has been on mercury contamination of fish and from toxic spills.  The mercury in vaccines is in the form of thimerosal which is 49.5% mercury.  This is ethylmercury, a manmade neurotoxin(nerve killer) that is far more toxic than inorganic mercury. 
    Shot into a newborn's bloodstream on the very first day of life as part of the Hep B vaccine, thimerosal is allowed to be in direct contact with brand new unformed tissues: intestine lining, liver, nervous system, and brain. The EPA is quoted at setting .1mcg/kg/day as the maximum "safe" level of exposure to mercury. 
  Day of birth: Hep B- 12mcg mercury- 30x EPA safe level
 At 4 months: DPT and HiB-50mcg- 60x EPA safe level
 At 6 months Hep B, Polio-62.5mcg- 78x EPA safe level
    Since 1997, the official mantra has been: there is no proof that thimerosal causes autism, or any other disease.  But change just one word and it all shifts: there is abundant scientific proof that thimerosal can cause autism, and virtually any other neurological disorder as well.
  Two manufacturers of thimerosal are Eli Lilly and EMD Chemicals.  Here are what their own Safety Data Sheets state:
  Eli Lilly: "Effects of Exposure...allergic dermatitis...mercury poisoning can occur...signs in adults are nervous system effects, including narrowing of the visual field and numbness in extremities.  Exposure in utero and in children can cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment."
EMD Chemicals: DANGER! POISON! MAY BE FATAL IF INHALED, ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN OR SWALLOWED.  EYE AND SKIN IRRITATION.  MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANS: KIDNEY, RESPIRATORY TRACT, SKIN,EYES, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, EYE LENS OR CORNEA.  HARMFUL TO ENVIRONMENT IF RELEASED IN LARGE AMOUNTS.  WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm."
 So then, thimerosal clearly can cause autism.  The carefully scripted studies and news releases always deftly sidestep this glaring admission by the manufacturers.
In her 2000 monograph-Autism: A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning- Sally Bernard traces the history of Mercury to it's origins.  Providing a riveting comparison of 2 conditions: mercury poisoning and autism, she notes that both diseases affect the same 6 systems:
 * gut         *muscle control
* brain      * immune system
* eyes       * speech
Bernard then shows a virtual one-to-one correspondence between the symptoms of autism and those of mercury poisoning.
Since 1930 there have been 4 separate government agencies that have set toxicity levels for mercury.  Amazingly, not one of them considered the 2 greatest exposures that children have to mercury: thimerosal in vaccines and dental amalgams.
A big question that has to be asked is: Why in 1992 the FDA found it necessary to take thimerosal out of dog vaccines but to leave it in children's.
 If you have any questions regarding this subject, and we know there is so much more information out there please go to the website Vaxxedthemovie.com, and you can download for your personal use, over 10,000 pieces of research done by the CDC on the topic of Autism and Vaccines.  And in this research you will see how the CDC covered up the correlation between the two.  And, Dr. McFarland is available to answer any questions also.  If you are interested we also have  Dr. TIm O'Shea's book "Vaccination is not Immunization," here at the office for sale.
Tie Dye Easter Eggs 
Ingredients: 
Hard Boiled Eggs                      water spray bottle
Food Coloring                         tiny elastic or twist ties
Paper Towel                              table fan
Instructions
Tear apart the paper towels into small rectangles. Place a cool, dry egg in the middle of the paper towel.
Wrap the paper towel up and around the egg so it's completely covered. Twist the top of the paper towel so it's tight against the egg and secure it with a tiny hair elastic or a twist tie.
Wearing rubber gloves, gently squeeze drops of food coloring directly onto the paper towel wrapped egg (3 or 4 drops at a time), leaving some white space between each color. Repeat until there are large food coloring dots around the whole egg.
Using a spray bottle, gently spray a small amount of water into the center of each food coloring dot. Keep spraying until the colors bleed and there is no more white space. The less water you spray, the brighter the colors on the egg will be.
Gently squeeze the wet paper towel wrapped egg over the sink to drain any excess water. Even if there's no extra water, gently squeeze the egg to make sure the color on the paper towel transfers to the egg.
Place the wet, paper towel wrapped eggs in a baking dish. Point a table fan at the eggs and allow them to dry for 3 to 4 hours. (Without a table fan, you'll have to wait overnight for them to dry).
When the paper towels are completely dry, remove the elastics and unwrap each egg.
Notes
It's best if you can make these the day you plan to serve them. If they MUST be refrigerated, place the eggs in an egg carton. Make sure you remove them from the fridge (and open the egg carton lid) at least 3 hours before you plan to serve them to give time for the condensation to dry.
Silk-Tie Easter Eggs
Small- to medium-size raw eggs                      twist ties
Glass or enamel pot                                         warm water
Silk ties, blouses, or boxers, cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg
Clean white cotton fabric, cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs
3 tablespoons of white vinegar                           Paper towels
Cut silk into a square (or a piece) large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
Wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Silk can still be used if it doesn't fit perfectly around egg.
Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a twist-tie.
Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add three tablespoons of white vinegar.
Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes (longer if you plan on eating the eggs).
Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon and let cool.
Remove silk from cooled egg.
Have a Blessed Easter
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Happy March!!!! We hope you have a great month, here is your March's Newsletter:

Monthly Special

2 Laser Sessions for $30 

Buy as many as you want.

Life Vantage Seminar March 28th at 6pm at Office.

docshalona.lifevantage.com

We are still fundraising for Grace's Washington DC trip, and for GJHS Band. Look and see what we have going on for fundraising.

Have you scheduled your first one hour massage for $45, yet? Well what are you waiting for? 970-256-7454

All jewelry is 20% off.

With Tax season in full swing, if you need a statement, please ask Melanie, and she can get them for you.

Please like us on Facebook.

Abundant Health, LLC

Come down and see us at the Alternative Health Expo March 25th at Two Rivers Convention Center.  Free to attend. If you have questions go to healersofthevalley.com/expo or facebook/alternativehealthexpo

Dates to Remember

3/8 $25 Day

3/12 Daylight Savings Start

3/17 St. Patricks Day

3/20 First Day of Spring

3/25 Alternative Health Expo

3/28 Life Vantage Seminar at the Clinic

4/12 $25 Day

4/14 Good Friday

4/16 Easter

4/28-5/6 Shalona and Melanie out of the office. Office will be open for Massage Therapy

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me."Psalm 51:10

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

How Cold Lasers Work

Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.

During this time, the non-thermal photons of light that are emitted from the laser pass through the skins layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin). This light has the ability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the skin at 90mw and 830 nm.

Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. This process can be compared to photosynthesis in plants - sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.

When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell that is theorized to eventually result in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.

Cold laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by cold laser therapy. Some conditions that may typically be treated by cold laser therapy include:

Arthritis pain

Back pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Fibromyalgia pain

Knee pain

Neck pain

Tendonitis

Alzheimers

Any type of inflammation

Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef

4 cups apple juice

 1/2 cup brown sugar

 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 

2 (3 pound) corned beef briskets with spice packets 

20 small red potatoes, scrubbed 

4 carrots, cut into chunks 

2 onions, cut into 8 wedges 

1 head cabbage, cored and cut into large chunks 

1.Pour the apple juice into a large slow cooker, and mix in the brown sugar and mustard, stirring until the brown sugar has dissolved. Mix in the contents of the spice packets, and lay the briskets into the apple juice mixture. Top with red potatoes, carrots, onions, and cabbage chunks. Push all ingredients into the liquid.

2.Cover and cook on High until corned beef is very tender, 4 to 5 hours; or cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Slice meat thinly across the grain, and serve with vegetables.

Old Irish Scalloped Potatoes

6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 

1/2 cup butter, cut into thin slices

salt and ground black pepper to taste 

1 pint half-and-half

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2.Arrange thinly sliced potatoes in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

3.Layer butter slices on top of potatoes. 

4.Season with salt and black pepper.

5.Pour half-and-half evenly over potato mixture.

6.Bake in preheated oven until sauce has thickened and potatoes are tender, 45 to 60 minutes

We hope you have a Marvelous March!!!!

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Happy February, we hope you had a great start to 2017.  If you have any questions about what you have read in this newsletter, please give us a call. We hope you have a splendid February.      

Sweet Hearts Special

2 One Hour Massages $90

Buy as many as you like

We are selling tickets for the GJHS Concert Series: Clark Gault & Swing City Express on 2/26/2017 at 6:45pm for $10. This is a fundraiser for GJHS Marching Band.

We are also selling Dominos Pizza BUY 1 GET 1 card for $10. This is a fundraiser for Grace's DC Trip

We would like to introduce you to our new massage therapist, Diana. We are offering to you, your first one hour massage with Diana for $45.

Please!! Like us on Facebook

Leave a review on Google, or Facebook

Are you looking for better health, the right type of nutritional supplement? Look no further, Shalona has started working with LifeVantage, ask her about it. Or Visit  docShalona.Lifevantage.com

Dates to Remember

2/2 Groundhogs day

2/8 $25 Day

2/14 Valentines Day

2/20 Presidents Day

3/8 $25 Day

3/12 Daylight Savings (Spring Forward)

3/17 St Patricks Day

3/20 First Day of Spring

3/25 Healers of the Valley Alternative Health Expo. We will be there!! Come stop by and see us.

"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.*"

DEUTERONOMY 31:6

Omega 3 and Children

(NaturalNews) If there is one area that keeps bombarding humanity with new and interesting discoveries, then it is the field of human health. The latest news is the discovery that fish oil has the capacity to cure brain damage. This is based on the case of a teenager who was knocked out by a hit-and-run car. He went into a coma, but thanks to fish oil, he was healed, and further tests showed that his brain injury was no more.

Essential components

This has prompted much scientific research into the health benefits that come with the use of fish oil. It also confirms earlier reports and study findings that have shown the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. The chemistry of fish oil shows that it is made up of important components which are closely associated with its magical healing power. These are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). These constituents can either be consumed directly by eating fatty fish or taken as fish oil supplements. When fish oil is used, it gives the body crucial support, thereby enabling the functioning of given body parts. That is why, when a kid's brain is damaged, the healing takes place within a very short period of time.

Fish oil is obtained from a number of fatty layers that come from various families of fish. Some of the types of fish are herring, tuna, mackerel, anchovy, salmon and sardines. The supplement is kept fresh and free of spoilage by important nutrients like calcium and vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Make sure it is Molecularly distilled.

The power to heal and prevent

Research shows that fish oil has the power to heal just about anything in a natural and trouble-free way. Other issues that can be solved by the oil include high blood pressure, problems with the menstrual cycle, asthma, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, psoriasis, dyslexia and kidney diseases. The oil also prevents the inflammation of any kind, therefore keeping the body in shape all the time. It is more of a preventive mechanism than a healer, although it performs both roles with distinguished exception.

Accelerates brain recovery

Its proven power to accelerate brain recovery in kids after serious accidents has made it many people's favorite. Most people are embracing its use with the hope that its properties can help overcome some of the health problems that have been facing them. The oil does more than just helping children recover from serious brain problems. Alzheimer's, psychosis, brain damage and many other health issues can be cured by the oil.

Conclusion

This discovery comes as good news to many who have been going through difficult times due to brain-related problems. This seems like a natural and affordable answer that can bail them out of their desperate situations without having to spend a fortune in the undertaking.

Paleo & Whole30 Cabbage Beef Soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp. extra light olive oil

2 lbs. ground beef

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 c. shredded carrots

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

2 14.5 oz. cans organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes

* tsp. salt, + more to taste

* tsp. pepper, + more to taste

4 c. chopped cabbage

4 c. beef broth

1.In a Dutch oven or large stock pot, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat.

2.Add the ground beef and cook approximately 5-7 minutes, or until meat is mostly browned.

3.Add onions and carrots and cook until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.

4.Add garlic, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper, and cook 1 minute until fragrant.

5.Stir in the tomatoes.

6.Add the cabbage and beef broth.

7.Bring everything to a boil.

8.Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

9.Add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Hamburger Veggie Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb Ground beef

1 Red pepper (chopped)

1 c Purple cabbage (sliced)

1/2 c Fresh oregano (chopped)

1/2 c Onions (diced)

3 tbsp garlic (minced)

1 tbsp olive oil

 Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper (to taste)

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 350.

2.In a medium saucepan, brown hamburger and strain off fat. Set aside.

3.While hamburger is browning, chop pepper, cabbage, onions, garlic, and oregano. Set aside in a bowl.

4.Drizzle olive oil in a 9 x13 baking dish (or a tin foil-lined pie plate).

5.In the baking dish, layer the veggies and hamburger until no ingredients remain.

6.Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until all veggies are warmed through but still a little crunchy.

7.There are tons of ways you could garnish this dish, depending on what kind of mood you*re in. For a stir-fry twist, try some Red Boat Fish Sauce and Paleo Sriracha! Or go Italian with some dried Italian herbs.

We hope you have a great February>>>

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We are still offering a couple of special offers:

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Dates to Remember

1/1 New Years Day

1/2 Caprock goes back to School

1/3 District 51 back in session

1/11 $25 Day

1/11 Champions Workshop in Durango, tickets at klemmer.com

1/27-29 Personal Mastery in Durango, tickets at klemmer.com

2/2 Groundhog Day

2/8 $25 Day

2/14 Valentines Day

Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Presenting the 7 most dangerous vaccines injected into humans without any proof of safety or efficacy

#1. Gardasil HPV * Forget for a moment the fact that many girls who get the HPV vaccine beginning at age 9 for a sexually transmitted disease (diseases they don*t have) go into immediate anaphylactic shock and some into comas and die, and let*s just talk about the insane boatload of chemicals the manufacturers put in this concoction that belong nowhere in medicine, ever, especially that which is injected directly into muscle tissue and that which can penetrate the blood/brain barrier. Plus, remember to triple the amounts of these carcinogenic, dangerous, ludicrous chemical ingredients of Gardasil, because there are 3 of these toxic jabs required.

First we have sodium borate at 35mcg. Also known as *borax,* this is the main poisonous ingredient in boric acid that*s used to kill cockroaches. Is your little girl a cockroach? Is it coincidence that the side effects listed and reported with the Gardasil vaccine match those of sodium borate poisoning? No, it*s not a coincidence. Did you know that anything imported into the European Union that contains borax must carry a warning label stating, *May damage fertility* and *May damage the unborn child.* This is what America *recommends* for preteen and teenage girls who are just reaching the age of fertility. Unbelievable!

Then, Gardasil HPV contains aluminum at 225mcg, which causes nerve cell death and helps the vaccine chemicals enter the brain. Let's not forget that Gardasil HPV contains polysorbate 80 at 50mcg. Polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier in foods, but when injected into animals (such as humans), causes rapid, unnatural growth of reproductive organs, causing sterility. This is population control through vaccines, just as Bill Gates once said at a TED conference would be ideal for reducing the world*s population by a few billion. Polysorbate 80 is what causes the anaphylactic shock and also causes cancer and birth defects, while we*re on that topic. Sorry, but there*s not enough time to talk about the sodium chloride at nearly 10mcg. And on a side note, why would you give this to a boy? They are now recommending it now.

#2. Anthrax vaccine (biothrax) * The dreaded anthrax jab contains aluminum hydroxide, formaldehyde (yes, embalming fluid for the dead), and benzethonium chloride. In 2009, a study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry stated that aluminum hydroxide could be the primary cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Aluminum hydroxide causes apostasis of motor neurons, leading to dementia. Go figure. Thousands of US soldiers given the mandatory anthrax jab are still sick or have died. It was never approved by the FDA, yet any soldier refusing it got dishonorably discharged, fines, and possible prison time. President Clinton*s executive order 13139 gave the DoD permission to experiment on the US military with the highly dangerous anthrax concoction.

#3. MMR II * Under Appendix B, listed on the CDC website, you can find the ingredients for the MMR (MMR-II), the combination vaccines that contain recombinant human albumin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin, chick (egg) embryo cell culture, human diploid lung fibroblasts, and fetal bovine serum, among other certain preservatives and chemical adjuvants. In the *ProQuad* version, or MMRV (w/vericella for chicken pox), they've added monosodium L-glutamate, neomycin, and MRC-5 cells. And although measles is a respiratory disease accompanied by an uncomfortable rash and fever illness that anyone with a normal immune system will likely survive, the media scares the public into getting jabbed with neurotoxins.

Sorbitol is a synthetic sweetener which metabolizes very slowly and aggravates IBS and gastrointestinal issues. Fetal bovine cow serum is extracted from cow skin and when injected causes connective tissue disorders, arthritis and lupus; also shortness of breath, low blood pressure, chest pain and skin reactions. Sodium chloride raises blood pressure and inhibits muscle contraction and growth. Human albumin is the protein portion of blood from pooled human venous plasma and when injected causes fever, chills, hives, rash, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty, and rapid heart rate. Injecting *pooled blood* can result in a loss of body cell mass and cause immunodeficiency virus infection, or contain SV40, AIDS, cancer or Hepatitis B from drug addicts. Still want that MMR vaccine? Didn*t think so.

#4. Swine Flu *  This loaded nightmare hoax vaccine contains inactivated H1N1 virus propagated in embryonated chicken eggs. The multi-dose vials contain over 24mcg of mercury per .5 ml dose! The jab also contains antibiotics polymycin and neomycin that annihilate good gut bacteria, making the immune system highly vulnerable to infection. Add in some fluid from chicken eggs and you have one of the most experimental jabs ever created and a hoax perpetuated by WHO, GSK and the CDC to profit in the billions.

#5. Polio * This psycho-jab contains inactivated monkey kidney cells, newborn calf serum, embalming fluid, antibiotics, and bovine albumin. Salk didn*t invent the cure for polio*he invented new strains of it by haphazardly combining several. Get the facts!

#6. Influenza vaccine (a.k.a. the flu shot) * Specifically, the *FluLaval* flu shot contains 25 mcg of mercury in one jab. The EPA safety limit for drinking water? Just 5 mcg. Do the math, then consider that shots bypass digestion, breathing, and skin filters. Common flu jabs also contain formaldehyde and polysorbate 80.

#7. RotaTeq for Rotavirus * Three oral doses of this Merck-made horror story cost about $200 and are mandated for about four million infants every year. Rotavirus vaccine contains 5 live strains, plus some fetal bovine serum and porcine circovirus*a volatile and dangerous virus that infects pigs. Side effects of RotaTeq? Difficulty breathing, vomiting and ear infection, followed by bloody stool. Then the intestines get blocked and twisted (known as intussusception) which can be deadly and requires surgery on infant*s intestines. Be sure and call your doctor right away if your child dies from RotaTeq.

Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

1 cup dried lentils 

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots 

1 cup chopped onion 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham 

1/2 teaspoon dried basil 

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 

1 bay leaf 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper 32 ounces chicken broth 

1 cup water 

8 teaspoons tomato sauce 

In a 3 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker combine the lentils, celery, carrots, onion, garlic and ham. Season with basil, thyme, oregano, the bay leaf and pepper. Stir in the chicken broth, water and tomato sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 11 hours. Discard the bay leaf before serving.

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage 

1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 large onion, diced 

1 tablespoon minced garlic 

5 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth 

6 potatoes, thinly sliced

1 cup heavy cream 

1/4 bunch fresh spinach, tough stems removed

1. Cook the Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crumbly, browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Cook the bacon in the same Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain, leaving a few tablespoons of drippings with the bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven. 

3. Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

4. Pour the chicken broth into the Dutch oven with the bacon and onion mixture; bring to a boil over high heat.

5.  Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy cream and the cooked sausage; heat through. 

6. Mix the spinach into the soup just before serving.

Have a Happy New Year!!

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Abundant Health, Grand Junction offers you a full year of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, or Massage care for $2,500!

Happy December everyone! Don't forget that we have gifts and jewelry 40% off, and we have gift certificates available for that last minute gift.   We hope that you and your family have had a year full of blessings, and joy.  We are so happy to have you and your family as a part of our family here at Abundant Health. We hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas, and a Blessed New Year. 

Monthly Special:

Get a Year’s worth of care for $2500. Included is 45 visits of your choice, and 4 re-exams

Dates to Remember

12/3 Christmas Parade of Lights

12/14 $25 Day

12/21 First day of Winter

12/24 Christmas Eve

12/25 Christmas Day

12/312 New Year's Eve

1/1 New Years Day

1/11 $25 Day

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.*And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:*Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!* Luke 2:11-14

We are giving away a gift basket to one lucky patient.  Everytime you come in for a treatment, put your name in for a drawing.  We will draw the lucky winner on December 21st. 

We are taking donations for Latimer House, we are accepting, clothes, toys, toiletries, and non perishable foods.

Come see us at the Parade of Lights on Dec. 3rd, at 5pm.

Do not forget we have gift certificates available, what could be a better gift?

If you can not find that special gift, come on into the office and see what wonderful gifts we have to purchase. All Jewerly is 40% off!

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Stress, Depression and the Holidays:10 tips for coping.

Acknowledge your feelings- If someone close to you has recently died, or you can not be with loved ones, it is ok to be sad.  It is ok to take time to cry or express your feelings.  You can not force yourself to be happy just because it is the holiday season.

Reach out- If you feel lonely or isolated seek out community, religious or other social events. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.

Be realistic- The holidays don't have to be perfect.  Families change and grow, traditions change...That is ok. Be open to change.

Set aside difference- Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they do not live up to all your expectations.  Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion.  And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry.  Chances are they are feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression too.

Stick to a budget- Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend.  Then stick to your budget.  Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.  Try some other ideas for example: donate to a charity is someone's name, give homemade gifts or start a family gift exchange. 

Plan ahead- Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities.  Plan your menus and then make your shopping list.  That'll help prevent  last minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients.  And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.

Learn to say no- Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed.  Friends and colleagues will understand if you can not participate in every project or activity.  If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for lost time.

Don't abandon healthy habits-  Don't let the holiday become a free- for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.  Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you  don't go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks.  Continue to get plenty of sleep and physical activity.

Take a breather- Make some time for yourself.  Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distraction, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do.  Another way to make time for yourself, take an hour and get a massage, to not only unwind your mind, but your muscles also. Soak in an aromatherapy bath, with lavender and Roman Chamomile.

Go see your Chiropractor- Getting an adjustment weekly during the holiday season, will keep your body running in the best shape it can.  Acupuncture is another good way to relieve your body of stress and depression.  An Ion cleanse helps your body fend off the holiday blues.  Be sure to take your vitamin C and vitamin D3.  And while you are out shopping look for aromatherapies that will help sooth the body and mind such as Lavender and Roman Chamomile.

Come in and order your Aromatherapy now.

 Lemon Pepper Green Beans

1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed

 2 tablespoons butter

 1/4 cup sliced almonds

 2 teaspoons lemon pepper

Directions

Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover, and cook until tender but still firm, about 10 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute almonds until lightly browned. Season with lemon pepper. Stir in green beans, and toss to coat.

Roasted Apples and Brussels Sprouts

1 (16 ounce) package frozen Brussels sprouts 2 apples - peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch chunks

 2 sweet onions, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed 

salt and ground black pepper to taste 

1 pinch garlic powder to taste 

zest from 1 lemon 

juice from 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Arrange frozen Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle apple and onion pieces evenly around the baking sheet. Drizzle the sprouts, apples, and onions with olive oil; sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Toss the mixture gently to coat.

Roast in the preheated oven until sprouts are hot and fragrant, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest, and squeeze juice from zested lemon over the sprouts to serve.

Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons butter, melted 

5 teaspoons honey

1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 

6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon(fresh caught)

salt and pepper to taste

6 lemon wedges

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, butter, and honey. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley.

Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with mustard-honey mixture. Cover the top of each fillet with bread crumb mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until salmon just flakes when tested with a fork. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Cold and flu season are right around the corner, and with it we can expect lots of advertisements for flu vaccines. Here are some natural and non-toxic ways to protect you and your family from the flu and common colds.

What Causes Colds and Influenzas?

Both colds and various influenzas are caused by a wide variety of viruses (not bacteria). 

While the two ailments typically  affect your respiratory tract, there are some differences between them. 

Common symptoms of a 'regular cold' include runny nose, congestion, cough, and sore throat. The symptoms of the flu tend to be far more severe, as the influenza viruses are capable of causing severe lung infection, pneumonia and even respiratory failure. They also tend to affect your joints, *hence that all over achy feeling. 

The most common way these viruses are spread is via hand-to-hand contact. For instance, someone with a cold blows their nose then shakes your hand or touches surfaces that you also touch. However, the key to remember is that just being exposed to a cold virus does not mean that you're destined to catch a cold. 

If your immune system is operating at its peak, it should actually be quite easy for you to fend off the virus without ever getting sick. Ditto for flu viruses. If your immune system is impaired, on the other hand, they can easily take hold in your body. So, it's important to understand that the reason you catch a cold or flu is because your immune system is impaired. It's not an inevitable event based on exposure alone. 

Lifestyle factors that can depress your immune system, alone or in combination, include: 

      **Vitamin D deficiency, as a result of insufficient sun exposure 

      **Not getting enough rest 

      **Insufficient exercise 

      **Using ineffective strategies to address emotional stressors

One reason for the widespread prevalence of colds and the flu may be that vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common in the United States, especially during the winter months when cold and flu viruses are at their peak. Research has confirmed that "catching" colds and flu may actually be a symptom of an underlying vitamin D deficiency. Less than optimal vitamin D levels will significantly impair your immune response and make you far more susceptible to contracting colds, influenza, and other respiratory infections.  You also have the chance of getting the flu, by receiving the flu vaccine, which injects the virus into your system.  Lets go over some of the ways  you can prevent you and your loved ones from getting the cold or flu:

* Get regular chiropractic adjustments                 * Wash, Wash, Wash your hands

* Get enough rest                                                    * Get enough exercise

* Make sure to eat right, get away from processed foods, gluten products, and refined sugars. 

If you have any questions, feel free to talk with Dr. McFarland on your next visit.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Good Afternoon everyone, we hope you are all doing well, and enjoying our cooler weather.  If you have any questions or ideas regarding our newsletter please call us.  We hope you enjoy this months newsletter
November Monthly Special
Buy 2 One Hour Massages for $90.
 Buy as many as you want, stock up for yourself, or purchase for gifts.
Dates to Remember
11/6 Daylight Savings ends, Fall Back 1 hour
11/9 $25 Day
11/10-11/18 Doc out of office, on vacation
11/23 Clinic Open 1/2 day
11/24 Thanksgiving, clinic closed
11/25 Clinic Open
12/3 Downtown Parade of Lights 5pm-7pm
12/14 $25 Day
12/25 Christmas Day
12/31 New Years Eve

"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,  for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Psalms 107:8-9

While the Doc is on vacation, we will be open for Massages. Call and schedule today.
Dr Wyatt will be in the office on November 16th, call and schedule to see him, while Dr. McFarland is on vacation

Be watching out for our Black Friday Sales.
With Christmas just around the corner, we again are accepting donations of food, clothes, and toys, for the local shelters here in the valley. Please bring in any time up until Christmas.
Come see us at the Downtown Parade of Lights on December 3rd at 5pm.
Looking for holiday gift ideas. We are selling all the jewelry for 20% off. Come in and get yours before they are all gone.

Cranberries and You
You probably think of cranberries as the zingy accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey, but cranberries are a powerhouse all their own and deserve our attention year round.  Cranberries are native to the United States and Canada. They were used extensively by Native Americans as food, medicine, in ceremony and even as a natural dye.  Early American settlers also quickly learned their value and used them not just as food but also to prevent scurvy and for a variety of conditions such as stomach ailments, fever, liver problems, swollen glands and mumps.   Today the United States still grows the majority of the cranberries in the world and modern research continues to validate their use as both food and medicine.
In addition to being a good source of vitamin C. cranberries, like their cousin the blueberry, are a rich source of antioxidants.  Cranberries are one of the highest fruit source of phenols ( a family of potent antioxidants),  and one study found they contain more antioxidant activity than broccoli.  Wide varieties of antioxidants are found in cranberries and these compounds are believed to be responsible for many of the health benefits attributed to these dark red berries.
Urinary Tract Benefits- Very early on, cranberry became known for its ability to support the health of the urinary tract.  The proanthyocyanidin compounds as well as the simple sugar d-mannose, which are abundant in cranberries, are believed to prevent pathogenic bacteria in the urinary tract from binding to the mucosal lining.  If these bacteria are able to get a foothold in the mucosa, they cannot cause infection.  Because of this, cranberry has been found to be effective at reducing the occurrence of urinary tract infections.  Other compounds found in cranberries may acidify the urine, which can prevent the formation of certain types of kidney stones( calcium phosphate and struvite stones), but due to cranberry*s high oxalate content, some types of kidney stones may actually be worsened by cranberry.
Cardiovascular Benefits- Cranberries contain many antioxidants that have shown to have a particular affinity for protecting the cardiovascular system, such as proanthyocyanidins, the often touted compounds in red wine.  The antioxidants in cranberries appear to help protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, help keep the blood flowing smoothly, modulate blood pressure and help to modulate inflammation.
Immune Support Benefits- Recent studies have found that compounds in cranberries interfere with the flu virus* ability to replicate and establish infection, in addition to reducing the symptoms of the flu.
 *Cranberries are incredibly rich in proanthyocyanidins, which exert a regulatory effect on human immune cells, priming them to fight off an infection,* Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD, whose doctoral work focused on nutritional immunology, explains.  Clinthorne says that these proanthyocyanidin seem to be especially beneficial to our immune barriers-the GI tract, the urinary tract, and the mouth.  *These are the places where infection can take hold, so if we strengthen these areas, we can prevent viruses and bacterial infections from taking hold in the first place.*
The results of one human study support this idea: the proliferation of a specific type of T-cell*an immune cell found in the immune barriers and a first line of defense against infection*was nearly five times higher after 10 weeks of daily consumption of a cranberry beverage.
Researchers have also discovered that cranberry juice can inhibit the norovirus( the dreaded stomach flu) from adhering to human cells, the essential first step in initiating an infection.  Cranberry has been shown to have similar anti-adhering effects on certain types of bacteria, including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus( staph).
Brain Health Benefits- Cranberries are incredibly rich in a number of  health-promoting polyphenols, including proanthyocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavonols, and terpenes.  One of these terpenes, ursolic acid was recently found to protect brain cells from excitoxicity-overactivity of excitatory brain cells receptors, which can damage brain cells and lead to cell death-by significantly reducing oxidatice damage to mitochondria.  Excitotoxicity is suspected to be involved in both Alzheimer*s and Parkinson*s disease.  Cranberries are one of only a few food sources of ursolic acid.  Other research has found that the flavonols and anthocyanins in cranberries reduced neuronal cell death caused by oxidative damage by nearly 50%, compared o the control.  Compounds in cranberries have also been found to exert a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
Other Benefits- Cranberry*s ability to prevent bacteria from adhering to the mucosa of the urinary tract has led researchers to speculate about its effects on other types of bacteria in other parts of the body.  One place where it appears to be effective is in the stomach from preventing the bacterium Helicobacter pylori from getting a foothold.  In several studies subjects drinking cranberry juice saw decreases in H. pylori populations while they where actively taking it.  In test tube studies, constituents and isolates from cranberries show promise even for inhibiting the growth and proliferation of some types of cancers.  Although much more research is needed to confirm this potential benefit, this preliminary research does support the notion that the compounds in cranberries are not only potent but have wide ranging effects throughout the body.
Use and Safety- The most effective way to use cranberry, for most concerns, is as preventative; i.e., start taking it before you get sick.  *Proanthocyanidins only stay in the body for about 6-12 hours, so it should be taken twice daily to maintain consistent levels,* Clinthorne says.
Cranberries can be found in pill, tincture, tea, juice, dried and, of course, fresh berry form.  Studies using juice generally used three or more ounces of pure cranberry juice or about 1.5 oz of fresh or frozen berries a day.  Beware that due to their tart taste, most cranberry juices are sweetened either with sugar or other juices, which may not be desirable for many people.  Cranberry pills offer a convenient non-powdered and encapsulated.  For cranberry pills and tinctures dosing information, follow the manufacturer*s directions given on the label.  Cranberry is sage for most individuals but in high doses may cause diarrhea or mild gastrointestinal upset.  Cranberries also contain oxalates which may be problematic to individuals who are oxalate sensitive.  As always, caution should be used when starting any new herb, nutrient, or medication, especially if you are already taking other supplements or medications or have a medical condition.

Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
 3 3/4 cups cubed white bread
 1 pound ground turkey sausage
 1 cup chopped onion
 3/4 cup chopped celery 
2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped 3/4 cup dried cranberries 
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley 
1 cooked turkey liver, finely chopped 
3/4 cup turkey stock
 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Spread the white and whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apple, dried cranberries, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Allow stuffing to cool completely before loosely stuffing a turkey.

Cranberry Sauce Chicken
6 chicken thighs
Chicken Thighs 
 1 (16 ounce) can cranberry sauce 
1 (8 ounce) bottle Russian-style salad dressing
 1 packet dry onion soup mix 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl combine the cranberry sauce, salad dressing and soup mix and mix well. Coat chicken pieces with this mixture.
Cover dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
 Remove cover for the last 15 minutes of baking time.
We hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving
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Good Morning everyone, we hope you are have a fantastic beginning of Autumn.  Just a couple of reminders...Dr. McFarland will be out of the office Sept 28-Oct 2nd, and will be back in the office on Oct 3rd.  She will be out at the fairgrounds for the Grand Valley Kennel Club Dog Show.  If you are needing an adjustment during these days, just give her a call, or you can call and get in with her dad Dr. Wyatt.  If you any questions just give the office a call, Melanie will be in and out, and will be checking messages.  We hope you all have a blessed October, and we hope to see you.  Well without further ado, here is your October newsletter, hope you enjoy it.
Dates to Remember
10/3-10/7 District 51 Fall Break
10/12 $25 Day
10/15 Loma Rodeo- Six Shooter Arena
10/31 Halloween
11/6 Daylight Savings Ends
11/9 $25 Day
11/11 Veterans Day
11/10-11/19 Doc out of the office.
11/23 Clinic opened 1/2 day
11/24 Thanksgiving- clinic closed.
"Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord*s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains." James 5:7

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Monthly Special
Adjustment and Massage for $85, purchase as many as you like.
Grand Valley Kennel Club 51st annual Dog Show will be Sept 29th-Oct 2nd at Mesa County Fair Grounds. Cost is $5 for parking, come out and watch all the excitement.
Protandim Health Seminar Oct 27th at 6pm here at the office. To sign up look for the sheet on the front desk.
The holiday season is fast approaching, so please keep an eye out for our holiday specials.
We are looking for your favorite recipe to add to our  newsletter. Please submit to Melanie.
Thermography: Safer more effective than Mammograms
Today, I want to talk about one of the most effective ways women can detect breast cancer, as well as other types of cancer, early and safely using thermography. As I mentioned last time, thermography is a safe and effective alternative to mammograms. Today I will explain why this is so and why you absolutely must know about thermography in your fight to protect yourself from cancer.
What Is Thermography?

Thermography is the name given to a diagnostic technique that employs thermal (heat) imaging to allow health practitioners to get a clearer idea about what is taking place inside their patients* bodies. Breast thermography is the name given to thermography when it is used to screen for signs of breast cancer, as well as for determining the overall health of the breast. Unlike mammograms, breast thermography is 100% safe, and is far more accurate in detecting signs of breast cancer than mammograms are. Breast thermography successfully detects breast cancer 90%, and has the added benefit of being able to do so up to 8 to 10 years earlier than mammography. Research published in the American Journal of Radiology confirms how important breast thermography is in the fight against cancer. In addition to confirming thermography*s 90% accuracy rate, the Journal reported that breast thermography has a 90% specificity rate and a 99% sensitivity rate. No other screening method for breast cancer comes close to these rates. For example, the sensitivity rate for physical breast exams is only 18%, while for mammograms and MRIs it is 70 and 71% respectively.  Moreover, since 1982 breast thermography has also been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here is some factual information:

 Cancer cells double every 90 days. That means it takes 90 days for a single cancer cell to turn into two cells, and approximately one full year before that single cancer cell grows to 16 cells. By the end of year two, if left unchecked, that single cancer cell will have grown to 256 cancer cells, forming a tumor that is .25 centimeters in size. Thermography can detect tumor cells that are even smaller than that*about the size of a single grain of rice. When tumors that small are detected, patients have nearly a 100 percent (99%) chance of long-term survival.  Now consider this: at best, mammography can only detect breast tumors that are 2.5 centimeters in size (about the size of a dime and 10 times the tumor size at the end of year two). This equates to tumors comprised of nearly 4.3 billion cancer cells, a number that will not occur until the end of the eight year after the first cancer cell took hold. Most times, however, mammograms fail to detect breast cancer tumors until they have grown to contain between 69 billion to over 1 trillion cancer cells! Meaning that it is not until the 9th or 10th year, or even later, that mammography will detect breast cancer. (The same is true if breast self-exams, too.) By then, the spread of cancer can often prove too much for conventional cancer treatments to reverse, and also more challenging for practitioners of alternative and integrative cancer care to treat.

How Thermography Works:

Perhaps you are familiar with night vision goggles used by the military and police agencies. These goggles enable their wearers to spot people in the darkness by the heat signature of their bodies. Thermography works in much the same way. It employs a special infrared sensitive camera to digitally record images of the surface temperature of the body.  (As a result, thermography is also highly useful for detecting a wide range of other disease conditions, including prostate and other cancers, inflammatory breast disease, Fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorder, thyroid issues, hiatal hernias, and even early warning signs of heart disease and stroke!)

Abnormal variations in surface body temperature are biomarkers, or fingerprints, indicating the sign of tumors or other potential health problems. These temperature variations can be very subtle, but where they occur, it is highly likely that they are signs of a pathology in the breast. 

This rise in surface body temperature is also due to the way that cancer cells nourish themselves. As cancer cells and tumors grow, they require an ever-increasing supply of nutrients. In order to obtain these nutrients, tumors increase circulation to their cells by diverting nutrients through existing blood vessels, as well as by opening dormant blood vessels and creating new ones (a process called angiogenesis), all of which raises surface body temperature in the areas of the breast wherever blood vessels have been taken over by tumors. These temperature variations are among the very earliest signs that breast tissue has entered into a pre-cancerous or cancerous state. In fact, studies have shown that an abnormal thermography reading is the single most important indication of high risk for developing breast cancer, ten times as significant as a family history of cancer. Currently, only thermography is capable of detecting these temperature variations at their earliest stages.

Another major advantage of thermography is that it is noninvasive and quick, and free of the discomfort associated with mammograms. There is no compression, no direct contact with the body, and no harmful substances to be exposed to, let alone the cancer-causing radiation emitted by mammograms. Instead, all you have to do is allow your body to reach a steady temperature state that is compatible with the special temperature conditions of the thermography room. This usually takes no more than 15 minutes. After that, you will be positioned in front of the thermography camera so that all surfaces of your breasts, upper chest and underarms can be imaged. The images are captured in real time and then transmitted to a sophisticated computer for analysis. The computer allows your doctor to isolate differences in surface body temperature and vascularity. . Depending on the results of your exam, further tests may be ordered should there be any indication of breast abnormalities. (It*s important to note that neither thermography nor mammograms can definitively determine whether or not breast cancer is present in patients. Subsequent testing is always necessary for confirmation.) If your reading is normal, then your doctor has a baseline reading of your breasts that she or he can compare to followup thermography readings as part of your annual health checkup.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini
4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the crisp and golden brown.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Pumpkin Cheesecake
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (9 inch)organic premade graham cracker pie crust.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg
whipped cream*
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2.In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
3.Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
4.Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.
*homemade whipped cream, mix 1 cup  heavy whipping cream and 1 tbsp confectioners sugar until peaks form, do not over mix, could cause lumpy or butter like.
We hope your October is Spooktacular!!

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Monthly Special
Sign up to get 4 chiropractic or acupuncture visits  for $90 per month. 
Dates to Remember
9/5 Labor Day
9/9-9/11 Personal Mastery tickets at klemmer.com
9/14*$25 Day
9/17 Animal Care Fair- Church of the Nativity 11:30-3pm
9/22 First Day of Fall
9/28-10/2 Clinic Closed
9/29-10/2 GVKC Dog Show at Fairgrounds
10/12 $25 Day
10/31 Halloween
Jeremiah 5:24 - Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
We are doing fundraisers to help get Grace to Washington DC for a school trip, please be on the look out for what we have going on.  
Sept 29th-Oct 2nd is the GVKC annual Dog Show out at the fairgrounds, stop by and see all the neat stuff going on.
Sept 28th-Oct 2nd, Dr. McFarland will be out of the office, and the clinic will be closed, so please be sure to schedule your appointments accordingly.
Like us on Facebook.

Protandim Nutrition Seminar with guest speaker 
Dr. Rebecca Glasser. Monday Sept 19th at 6pm here at the office

If you did not get a chance to see the movie Vaxxed, in the theater, you can live stream it from Amazon.com or Vaxxedthemovie.com

Needing a CDL Exam? Call and schedule and get one for $90, adjustment included.

Is your student looking for a sports exam? Call and schedule, and get it for $35, which $10 will be donated to your school's music dept.

A headache, one of the body's most powerful alarm signals, is often a sign of physical or psychological overload.  There are several types of headaches, and they differ according to how and where the pain occurs.  These include tension, cluster, simple and combination headaches and migraines.  The pain can be triggered by many things, a common cause is tense muscles in the head and neck.  Headaches can be a symptom of stress, caffeine withdrawal, allergies, certain infectious diseases or the result of to much alcohol(dehydration).  Constriction or expanded blood vessels, as well as altered pressure in the head(which may occur when the weather changes)can cause headaches. 

Simple Headache- Hammering, buzzing, pulsing in the head.  
Causes- stress, sensitivity to weather or changes in atmospheric pressure, high blood pressure, fever, and lack of oxygen.

Tension Headache- Dull, oppressive pain occurring in the temples.  Begins at the back of the head and neck or in the forehead and spreads throughout the head. 
Causes- Muscular tension or bad posture

Cluster Headache- Piercing, burning pain, which occurs on one side of the head and always in the same place.
Causes- unknown

Migraine- Pain is usually on one side of the head only. Often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and vision problems, light sensitivity.
Causes-Heredity factors or circulatory disturbances in the brain.

Combination Headache- Dull oppressive pain that usually begins in the morning and reoccurs between migraine attacks.
Causes- unknown

Natural methods-including chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture,  relaxation exercises, massage and homeopathic remedies, will be better than using medications to relieve your headache.  Headaches can be alleviated by cold compresses, baths, and acupressure . You should minimize your exposure to external stimuli, exercise in fresh air and abstain from smoking and alcohol.  Speak with Dr McFarland about any herbal supplements to prevent headaches.  Make sure you get your regular adjustments, that will help keep your headaches at bay.  And remember if headaches are common for you, acupuncture is a wonderful tool to take care of your headaches.  Massage therapy is another great way to get rid of headaches, and the stress that can cause headaches.  If you have any questions about your headaches, be sure to talk to Dr McFarland, and she can answer any questions you have.
Orange Roasted Salmon
2 oranges, sliced into rounds 
1 onion, thinly sliced 
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
5 (6 ounce) salmon fillets (fresh wild  caught)
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley 
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
In a small bowl or cup, stir together the lemon pepper, garlic powder, and dried parsley. Place the slices from one of the oranges in a single layer in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place a layer of onion slices over the orange. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with half of the herb mixture.
Place the dish in the preheated oven, and roast for about 25 minutes, or until the onions are browned and tender. Remove the dish from the oven, and increase the temperature to 450 degrees F
Push the onion and orange slices to the outer edge of the baking dish, and place the salmon fillets in the center. Season with the remaining half of the herb mixture. Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl. Pour evenly over the salmon.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the salmon is opaque in the center. Remove fillets to a serving dish, and discard the roasted orange. Garnish fillets with roasted onions and fresh orange slices.

Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
3 tablespoons honey 
3 tablespoons soy sauce 
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root 
1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste 
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets (fresh wild caught)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon coconut oil
In a shallow glass dish, stir together the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and olive oil.
Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the dish. If the fillets have skin on them, place them skin side down. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove fish from the dish, and reserve marinade. Fry fish for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning only once, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Remove fillets to a serving platter and keep warm.
Pour reserved marinade into the skillet, and heat over medium heat until the mixture reduces to a glaze consistently. Spoon glaze over fish, and serve immediately.
Did you know that you can use your Essential Oils to make your own body care products & gifts? 
Here are some interesting and easy-to-make recipes that come in handy at home and make inexpensive, healthy and fun gifts! 

BATH SALTS
3 parts Epsom Salt
2 parts Baking Soda
1 part Sea Salt
Mix together and add:
Essential Oils as desired (Approx. 10 drops per 1 cup of Epsom Salt)
Coloring as desired (Powdered food grade coloring works well)
LIP BALM
1/4 cup of herb infused oil (almond, sesame, jojoba, etc.)
1/4 oz. of BeesWax
Melt the above using a double-boiler or very low heat. 
When beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and allow to cool a little.
Then add 10-20 drops of essential oil as desired and coloring if desired. 
Beet powder and other herbs can be used for coloring.
(Increase the amount of beeswax to approx. oz. if you like your lip balm more solid)

ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM
2 oz. Jojoba oil
25 drops of essential oils of your choice
The essential oils of lavender, geranium, neroli, rosemary, rose, and frankincense are historic "antiaging" ingredients for mature skin. Jasmine, myrrh, carrot seed, and helichrysum also rejuvenate the skin, encouraging new cell growth. Example: Lavender has its own attributes as does helichrysum have its own. However, when they are mixed, instead of 1 and 1 making 2, they magnify each other to the tune of perhaps 5 or 6 or more. This oil may be used day or night or both for a truly enhancing and youthful appearance. 
We hope you have a September full of Blessings!
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Since Melanie has been out of the office, and will be gone for a couple of weeks, if you have any billing questions or issues, please leave a message and as soon as she comes back, she will get them all answered.  Thank you for all patience while she is out.
Coming Soon: VAXXED; From Cover up to Catastrophe!!!! This is the movie the CDC and our government do not want you to see. The showing is August 8th at 7:30pm at Regal Theaters. Purchase your tickets at https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/16113. If you need assistance purchasing tickets please call the office
Does your child need a sports physical for school? Do not forget we offer them for $35 and $10 goes back to your child's school's music department.
Be watching for the upcoming Grand Valley Kennel Club Dog Show on Sept 29th-Oct 2nd.
Monthly Special
Bring the whole family in on the same day  and get each adjustment for $25. 
Have you gotten your first massage for $45 from Tina and/or Don? If not call and schedule, you do not want to miss out!
Needing a quick bug repellent?
4 drops terashield essential oil
4 drops purify essential oil
2 drop lemongrass essential oil 
Mix with 16 oz of water, shake before spraying on ever time.
Dates to Remember
8/9 Champions Workshop
tickets at Klemmer.com
8/10 $25 Day 
8/10 District 51 Schools First Day of School
9/5 Labor Day
9/9-9/11 Personal Mastery Workshop. Tickets at Klemmer.com
9/14 $25 Day
Proverbs 2:6 - For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
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Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies.  When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.  They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.
However backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers.  Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints.  This can lead to severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.  Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely.
When choosing the right backpack look for the following:
Wide, padded shoulder straps: narrow straps can dig into shoulders, this can cause pain and restrict circulation.
Two shoulder straps: backpacks with one shoulder that runs across the body cannot distribute weight evenly.
Waist strap: a waist strap can distribute the weight of a heavy load more evenly.
Lightweight backpack: The backpack itself should not add much weight to the load
rolling backpack: This type may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. 
To prevent injury when using a backpack, do the following:
Always use both shoulder straps: Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles. Wearing a strap on one shoulder may increase curvature of the spine.
Tighten the straps: so that the pack is close to the body. The straps should hold the pack 2 inches above the waist.
Pack light: The pack should never weigh more than 15% of the students body weight.
Organize the backpack: Utilize all the compartments in the pack, that is what they are there for, put heavier items closest to the center of the back.
Use your school locker: Do not carry everything at once, only put what you need to use at the time needed.
Bend using both knees: when bending down, never bend at the waist, when wearing or lifting a heavy pack.
Learn back-strengthening exercises: to build up the muscles used to carry a backpack.
As a parent there are a few things you can do to help your child, for instance encourage your child to tell you when they are hurting or feeling discomfort in their back...never ignore the back pain. Talk to your child's school about how you can lighten their loads.  You can also consider  getting a second set of textbooks for your child to keep at home. The most important thing as a parent you can do, is make sure your child gets a chiropractic adjustment regularly...if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Dr. McFarland.
Crab and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Ingredients:
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
4 mini sweet bell peppers, thinly diagonally sliced
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 jalape*o pepper, thinly diagonally sliced
12 ounces jumbo lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves
Preparation
1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise, rind, and juice in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add mayonnaise mixture to crab mixture; toss gently to coat. Arrange tomatoes on a serving platter; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper. Mound crab mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil leaves.
GRILLED EGGPLANT QUINOA AVOCADO SALAD
Ingredients:
1 medium eggplant
1 Vidalia onion 
Non-stick cooking spray 
Pinch of Kosher salt, to taste 
2-3 Tbsp. lemon juice (or juice from one lemon) 
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. dried oregano
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
2 cups quinoa, cooked 
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high temperature
2. Slice the eggplant and onion into 1/2 inch thick slices. 3. Spray both sides with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with a little kosher  salt
4. Grill the eggplant and onion about 4-5 minutes per side so they soften and get nice dark grill marks
5. While the eggplant and onion are cooking whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey, oregano, salt and pepper (to taste) in a large bowl to make the dressing
6. Remove the eggplant and onion from the gill and set aside to cool slightly. While they are cooling, cut the avocado into cubes
7. Cut the eggplant and Vidalia onion into bite size pieces and place in the bowl with the dressing and toss to coat everything. Add the avocado and quinoa and toss again
8. Enjoy at room temperature! 
How to achieve optimal Health
Your environment is one of the greatest factors in shaping the health of your hormones and thus your overall health. Sadly, our environment is loaded with synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and PBA, which can wreak havoc on your hormones. Some of these toxins can actually mimic the role of estrogen in our bodies, leading to an array of unwanted complications, such as hormone related cancers and infertility.
There are simple changes that we can make to our diet and lifestyle to reduce our environmental load and which will help us achieve optimal health.
Here are just a few easy ways to detoxify your environment:
1. Invest in a good quality, plumbed-in water filter. I suggest Source H2O
2. Use a stainless steel water bottle rather than a plastic bottle.
3. Buy organic whenever possible. When that's not possible, always wash or peel fruit and veggies to remove pesticides.
4. Instead of deep-frying, opt for steaming or grilling.
5. Buy drinks in glass rather than plastic containers or cartons. (And recycle them!)
6. Rearrange your daily schedule to minimize time spent in traffic.
7. Drink alcohol infrequently.
8. Avoid medical drugs whenever possible unless they're the only option for treating illness. Instead, try to source the underlying cause with the help of a nutritionist or holistic doctor.
9. Switch to natural detergents for household cleaning.
10. Reduce your intake of meat, dairy and fatty foods*when eating meat*always choose organic grass fed meat, or wild game meat.
11. Do not heat foods in plastic, or use a microwave
12. Minimize your exposure to foods in plastic*use paper bags to store your cut up fruit and veggies
13. Avoid canned fruit and veggies.
14. Use an aluminum-free natural deodorant, and cook aluminum free
15. Cut back on your use of perfume. When you do spritz, spray on your clothes rather than on your skin, or use natural aromatherapy
16. Don't fake tan!
17. Choose natural skin products where you can, such as Lemon Grass Spa, ask for info.
18. Come in for regular chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and massages, they both help maintain your body's natural defense system.
We hope you all have a blessed August

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Happy July 1st...we hope you are all doing well. As you have noticed this month we are not using our video.  We have experienced technical difficulties. 
We are hoping to have it up and running for next month. Well here is our monthly newsletter, we hope you enjoy it .
 
We would like to apologize for the excess noise from the construction site next door.
We would like to introduce you to Tina our new Massage Therapist. Schedule your first hour massage and get it for $45.
Get your school physical over the summer, and get $10 for our school's music program.
Monthly Special
Get Your CDL Physical
$95 
Included is your choice of adjustment, acupuncture or 30 minute massage.
Family Special
When the whole family comes in together, all members get their adjustments for $25 each.
Dr McFarland is looking for donations. She has volunteered to be locked up for the MDA. 
Dates to Remember
7/4 Clinic Closed for 4th of July
7/13 $25 Day
7/15-7/16 NightVision in Olathe
8/10 $25 Day
Galatians 5:1 - Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
A Little About Chiropractic
Did you know the word chiropractic means "with hands only?"
Chiropractic has been around for thousands of years.  However, here in the United States, Dr. D.D. Palmer established Chiropractic care as a way of life in 1896.  He opened Palmer School of Chiropractic under a different name at that point in time.  His son B.J. Palmer would later take over the school in 1906. The Chiropractic philosophy is based on the fact that our bodies are innately intelligent.  We were all born with the innate knowledge of how to heal our bodies.  However, with the daily stresses we are currently placing upon our bodies, through poor diets, lack of exercise, poor water supply, polluted atmosphere and unlimited use of toxins placed in our bodies along with the lack of proper nutrients, our bodies really don't even have a chance at being healthy.
This is why the Top 4 leading causes of death in this country are Heart Disease, Cancer, Properly prescribed drugs and Diabetes.  All of which are preventable if we allow our bodies the chance to function properly. Sixty percent of all the nerves in the body that communicate with the brain are located within the spinal column.  When that same spinal column stops functioning properly, due to what is known as a subluxation (the bones get stuck), the brain is no longer able to properly interpret the messages it is getting from the body and therefore "dis-ease" is allowed to take over.  The definition of darkness is the lack of light.  In turn, the definition of disease is the lack of health. Disease cannot possibly exist in the presence of Health!
In a recent study done by the Wall Street Journal, U.S adults reported pain over a three month span. 28.1% reported feeling pain in their lower back, 19.5% knee pain, 16.1% severe headaches or Migraine, 15.1% Neck pain, 9.0% shoulder pain, 7.6% finger pain and 7.1% hip pain.  The one thing all these pains have in common is the fact they can be alleviated by regular chiropractic care.  Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is costing the U.S up to $635 billion in treatment and lost productivity.  Chronic pain even increases the risk of depression and suicide. Most MDs prescribe opioids to help with chronic pain, which can be highly addictive.  According to the CDC deaths from unintentional drug overdoses in the USA, primarily driven by opioids, are the second leading cause of accidental death.
If you would like to find a healthy, natural body, you MUST keep your spine functioning to the best of its ability by keeping it subluxation free (via chiropractic care), giving it clean, pure water to drink, eating organic foods, giving the body proper nutrition and eliminating as many toxins from your diet as possible.  By following these simple rules, you will have a healthier, happier body.
Garlic-Parmesan Hasselback Zucchini
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
4 small zucchini (about 1 pound total)
1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese, large pieces broken in half
PREPARATION
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Combine oil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Make crosswise cuts every * inch along each zucchini, slicing almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Gently fan the zucchini to open the cuts wider and place a small piece of Parmesan into each cut. Brush the oil mixture over the top.
Place the zucchini on a double layer of foil and grill, without turning, until browned and tender, 16 to 18 minutes.
Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad
INGREDIENTS
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat Chicken Breasts Split
8 ounces whole-wheat fusilli or radiatore
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
PREPARATION
Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size strips.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Place in a large bowl.
Meanwhile, place oil and shallot in a small skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Add broth, feta and lime juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the feta begins to melt, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the chicken to the bowl with the pasta. Add the dressing, blueberries, thyme, lime zest and salt and toss until combined.
We hope you and your family have a blessed 4th of July, and the month full of blessings.
     

June Newsletter

Come out on June 4, 2016 at 6pm,  to A Taste of Heaven for the Shimy Mob's Mediterranean fundraiser dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 children. Proceeds go to benefit Latimer House. Dr. McFarland will be performing with the group.*
We are going to be having a Lemongrass Spa party on Thursday June 16, 2016 at 6pm here at the office. If you are interested in finding a non hazardous line of beauty & skin products for men and women, stop on by.
Don't forget the farmers market starts back up on Thursday June 23rd.
Monthly Special
Lets show Dad WE LOVE HIM!!!
Get an hour massage, adjus
tment and laser for $110
Our Father's Day Package
Have you scheduled your appointment with CALM Therapy yet? Your first hour massage is $45.
Call Source H2O for healthy filtered drinking water.
Dates to Remember
6/8 $25 Day
6/19 Father's Day
6/20 First day of Summer
7/4 4th of July-Clinic Closed
7/13 $25 Day
7/15-7/16 Night Vision in Olathe
" Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. *Honor your father and mother**which is the first commandment with a promise *so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.*  Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. " Eph 6:1-4
Here are 8 signs of gluten intolerance:
1. Brain Fog-One of the more surprising symptoms of gluten intolerance, brain fog, can also be subtle in nature. Brain fog can be one of the more enigmatic symptoms, simply due to the fact that a number of things can cause it. However, it is a commonly-cited symptom of people suffering from gluten intolerance and/or Celiac Disease.In an article titled Gluten sensitivity as a neurological illness, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry,researchers discovered abnormal reactivity to gluten in a class of antibodies known as immunoglobulin (IgG). It is believed that this reaction contributes to diminished cognitive performance.
2. Unexpected Weight Gain-The sudden, unexplainable adding of pounds is perplexing to many gluten-intolerant people. Generally, weight gain from gluten intolerance results from two things: (1) malabsorption and gut permeability * two side-effects of gluten intolerance, and (2) systemic inflammation, which is triggered by gluten. Gluten-intolerant individuals that eliminate gluten from their diet are often able to revert back to a healthy weight level.
3. Abnormal Immune Function-IgA antibodies, when one is sensitive or intolerant to gluten, have a counteracting effect on the immune system. Found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and saliva, IgA antibodies are the body*s primary defense against colds, flus and other illnesses. Obviously, when these same antibodies counteract our immune system, we*re much more likely to contract such illnesses.
4. Dental Problems-In a study published in BMS Gastroenterology, a link was discovered between gluten sensitivity and *aphthous stomatitis* * a condition often associated with recurrent mouth ulcers and canker sores. Furthermore, due to malabsorption, gluten sensitive individuals frequently have very low levels of calcium * a very important substance for healthy teeth.
5. Headaches and/or Migraines-Migraines are often excruciatingly-painful headaches that can even be debilitative. Strangely, migraines are far more common in gluten-intolerant people that in the general population. In one study of a gluten sensitive group: 56 percent had chronic headaches or migraines. By comparison, just 14 percent of the control group reported chronic headaches or migraines.
6. Skin Problems-The malabsorption properties of gluten intolerance affects a number of different areas of the body, including our largest organ.Gluten has been linked to acne, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Skin symptoms deriving from gluten intolerance often includes burning, redness, rashes, itchiness and even blistering. DH is a particularly damaging condition,defined by the Gluten Intolerance Group as: *a chronic disease of the skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters that may resemble pimples or blisters.
7. Joint and Muscle Aches-The inflammatory effects spurred on by gluten intolerance is the underlying reason for joint and muscle pain. According to WebMD: *Joint pain and inflammation are common symptoms of gluten sensitivity. And research does show links between the two diseases. The Arthritis Foundation has also published findings that link arthritis and joint pain with gluten sensitivity.
8. Fatigue and Exhaustion-This sign is similar to brain fog in that the exact mechanisms are a mystery. Little scientific research has been conducted examining the purported correlation between fatigue/exhaustion and gluten intolerance. However, medical professionals believe that gluten intolerance parallels fatigue through inflammation and the de-allocation of the body*s energy reserves.
Grilled Chicken Ratatouille
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
 Olive oil cooking spray
1 red bell pepper, halved lengthwise, stemmed and seeded
1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
 PREPARATION
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Combine oil, basil, marjoram and salt in a small bowl and reserve 1 tablespoon of the mixture in another small bowl; set aside.
Coat both sides of bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomato and onion pieces with cooking spray. Grill the vegetables, turning once, until soft and charred in spots, about 5 minutes per side for the pepper, 4 minutes per side for the eggplant and zucchini and 3 minutes per side for the tomatoes and onion.
Rub the tablespoon of reserved herb mixture on both sides of chicken and sprinkle with pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, transfer the grilled vegetables to a cutting board and chop into 1-inch pieces. Return to the bowl and toss with vinegar and the remaining herb mixture. Serve the grilled chicken with the ratatouille.
Greek Zoodle Salad
Ingredients:
2 zucchini 
1/4 English cucumber, chopped 
10 cherry tomatoes, halved, or more to taste 
10 pitted kalamata olives, halved, or more to taste 
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 
2 ounces crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1 teaspoon dried oregano
 salt and ground black pepper to taste
Preparation:
Cut zucchini into noodle-shaped strands using a spiralizing tool. Place "zoodles" in a large bowl and top with cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and feta cheese.
Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; pour over "zoodle" mixture and toss to coat. Marinate salad in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
We hope all you Fathers and Father stand-ins have a Happy Father's Day

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May 2016 newsletter
Dates to Remember:
May 11 - $25 day (Adjustments and Acupuncture are $25. 1 hour massage is $45)
May 14 - Dr. McFarland joins Shimmy Mob at Mesa Mall and Sergios
May 20 - Abundant Health is closed
June 4 - Dr. McFalrand performs with her Shimmy Mob groups at Taste of Heaven for a 2 hour performance. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for children.
Happy Mother's Day. Blessings!
Doc Shalona
[email protected]

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April 2016 newsletter

We are still running our new massage special. Get your 1st hour massage with Don for $45, or enjoy a reflexology treatment for $40.

We have tickets here at the office for Shimmy for the Shelter. A fundraiser for Latimer House. It is Saturday June 4th at 6pm at A Taste of Heaven. Included is a Mediterranean Dinner, and live Entertainment of Belly Dancing, which Dr. McFarland witll be performing.

On April 14th at 6pm we are having a Lemongrass Spa party at the clinic, please stop by and
see what great products we have for sale. Just for stopping by you will be entered into a drawing
for the Mystery Hostess gift, 

We have partnered with Source H20. If you are looking for a superior water filtering system for your home or office, Source H20 is who you are looking for. 


Monthly Special
If you are a construction worker, get $20 off your first regularly priced chiropractic/acupuncture visit.
Are you a police officer? Do you know a police officer?
Come in and get your adjustment/acupuncture for $25 or get an hour massage for $45.

Show mom you love her by getting her a gift certificate for Mother's Day, not to mention the beautiful jewelry and gifts we have at the office.

April Calendar 2016
4/1 April Fools Day
4/8-4/10 Personal Masterytickets at klemmer.com
4/13 $25 Day
4/22 Earth Day
4/23 Passover
5/8 Mother's Day
5/1 1 $25 Day
5/ 14 Shimmy Mob
5/21 Armed Force's Day
5/30 Memorial Day


"But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior
toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but according to His mercy He
saved us, through the washing of regeneration and
renewing of the Holy spirit."
Titus 34-5.

Five ingredients that poison your brain
(Natura INews) There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there are some
things that could do it in a shorter amount of time. These gut disturbing, liver compromising, and brain
damaging ingredients have come from the "infinite genius" of man, and have clearly ruined our ability to
think clearly.
Avoid these 5 ingredients scrupulously, and watch your brain function improve:
Gluten
Gluten is a common protein molecule found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut, and spell. This sticky protein
binds to the small intestinal wall where it can cause di gestive and immune system di sorders. Celiac
disease is the most common condition associated with gluten sensitivity. However, there is also a
condition termed non-celiac, gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and it is a major factor in the inflammatory
disorders of the brain and nervous system.
Studies have shown many associations between gluten sensiti vity and di sorders in every part of the
neurological system including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Gluten has been shown to be
a big trigger in psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairment, dementia, and virtually every other
neurological disorder.

Artificial Sweeteners
Whether it is aspartame (or AminoSweet), sucralose (Splenda), or saccharin (Equal, Sweet 'N LOw),
artificial sweeteners so popular due to their zero calorie marketing, have been poisoning brains for
decades. Aspartame is a combination of chemicals, namely aspartic acid (an amino acid with excitatory
effects on brain cell s), methanol, and phenylalanine, and when broken down produces a compound that powerful brain-tumor-causing chemical. Aspartame toxicity mimics many diseases for example: MS,
Lupus, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia. ADD, Lyme, and many more, and if you have any of these diseases
already, it can exacerbate your symptoms.
Aspartame consumption causes a variety of symptoms including anxiety attacks, slurred speech,
depression, and migraines. It and other artificial sweeteners can be found in sodas, yogurt, chewing gum, cooking sauces, tabletop sweeteners, flavored water, cereal, and sugar free products.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
MSG is a form of concentrated salt added to foods to enhance flavor. It tricks the taste buds and the brain into thinking food tastes delicious, but as an excitotoxin, it triggers the brain to produce excess quantities of the feel-good drug, dopamine. Unfortunately, the good feelings don't last, but the side effects do.
Excitotoxins have been linked to brain damage and other neurological diseases including Parkinson's,
Alzheimer's, dementia, MS, lupus, and more.
Be on the look out for MSG in any processed products, including "healthy" snacks, salad dressing,
barbecue sauce, bouillon cubes, and canned soups and vegetables. Here is a few names MSG goes by:
*glutamic acid *glutamate *monosodium glutamate *yeast extract
*monopotassium glutamate *gelatin *calcium caseinate *anything hydrolyzed or protein
MSG can be found in:
'bouillon or broth or stock 'citric acid 'soy sauce ' seasonings
Very important to read your labels, and become aware of what is in your foods. You can not
pronounce it and/or don't know what it is, DO NOT EAT IT!!


Refined Sugar
Refined sugar has become one of the most prolific ingredients in our food, and one of the most
dangerous. Its constant consumption has been linked to many different health problems, all which have a negative effect on the brain.
Refined sugar consumption suppresses brain derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a very important
growth hormone for the brain. This factor triggers new connections between neurons in the brain that are
vital for memory function. Studies have shown low BDNF levels in patients with depression and
schizophrenia, and the consumption of sugar could exacerbate those conditions by further contributing to those low levels.
Refined sugar also increases inflammation, which can disrupt the digestive and immune systems. [this
inflammation is chronic, it can lead to a higher ri sk of depression and schizophrenia. Dr. Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at University of Kansas, encourages depressed patients to remove refined sugar from their diets, and those who were willing to comply reported significant improvements in mental clarity and mood.

Fluoride
The decision to add fluoride to public drinking water has had perhaps one of the most dangerous and
widespread effects on our overall health, most notably the brain.
The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) reported a study that found fluoride was linked to lower lQ, even at
ranges added to U.S. water supplies. One study sponsored by UNICEF found that IQ was reduced at just 0.88 mgll of fluoride, a level that is added to U.S. drinking water systems and considered within the
optimal range.
FAN also stated that 34 studies now link fluoride to lower IQ levels in humans, while other studies link to learning and memory impairment;-fetal brain damage, and altered neurobehavioral function .

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Here is the March 2016 newsletter

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Dates to Remember

3/9 $25 Day

3/13 Daylight Savings- Turn clocks ahead an hour

3/15 Champions Workshop, tickets at klemmer.com

3/17 St Patricks Day

3/21-4/1 School Out- Spring Break

3/27 Easter

4/8-4/10 Personal Mastery- tickets at klemmer.com

4/13 $25 Day

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26

Spring Into Health with our Monthly Special

Schedule the whole family on the same day for adjustments, get all for $25 each

Do you have a health related article, or recipes  you would like to see in our newsletter, please submit to Melanie and she will put it in upcoming issues. 

We are looking for a female massage therapist, if you know of anyone, or you are a massage therapist, please let us know. Thank You.

Spring break is the perfect time to get your kiddos in for their treatments, and any spring sports physicals they are going need. Schedule today.
We would like to introduce you to Don our new Contract Massage Therapist/ Reflexologist. If you are wanting to schedule with him, your first hour massage will be $45. You can also receive a 45 minute reflexology treatment for $40. Call and schedule now.
If you are in need of any statements for taxes, please contact Melanie, and she will get them printed up for you.
Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb
2 racks of lamb, trimmed 
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2/3 cup chopped pistachio nuts
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste 
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Generously season each rack of lamb with herbes de Provence, salt, and black pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Place lamb in skillet and cook, browning on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer lamb to a foil-lined baking sheet; set aside.
Stir pistachios, bread crumbs, butter, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and black pepper in a bowl.
Spread mustard on the fat-side of each rack of lamb.
Pat pistachio mixture on top of mustard.
Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden and lamb is pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Glazed Carrots and Parsnips with Chives
1/4 cup butter
4 large carrots, cut into 3-inch x 1/2-inch pieces
4 large parsnips, cut into 3-inch x 1/2-inch pieces 
3/4 cup orange juice 
3/4 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
salt and ground black pepper to taste 
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Cook and stir carrots and parsnips in melted butter until lightly browned on edges, 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir orange juice, chicken stock, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper into carrots and parsnips.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer until liquid reduces to a syrup, about 10 minutes. Stir often.
Season with more salt and black pepper if needed; sprinkle with chives.
Since we decided to add the updated 2016 CDC approved list and schedule for vaccines, we decided to inform you what is in these vaccines.
Also as a Colorado citizen you need to be aware of what the government is trying to pass in Denver Bill HB16-1110 and HB16-1164, which states that if you choose not to vaccinate your child for any vaccine , your name and your child's name will automatically go to the health department, and you and your child will be put on a government list.
If you are wanting more information on this please contact Dr. McFarland and she can give you more information on it.
So here is the list of some of the ingredients in the  CDC approved vaccines(list is on CDC website) Common substances found in vaccines include:
Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants to help the vaccine stimulate a better response. Adjuvants help promote an earlier, more potent response, and more persistent immune response to the vaccine.
Antibiotics which are added to some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine. No vaccine produced in the United States contains penicillin.
Egg protein is found in influenza and yellow fever vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. Ordinarily, persons who are able to eat eggs or egg products safely can receive these vaccines.
Formaldehyde (cancer agent) is used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines, (these are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin to produce immunity.) It is also used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production. Most formaldehyde is removed from the vaccine before it is packaged.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)(cancer agent) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol which are used as stabilizers in a few vaccines to help the vaccine remain unchanged when the vaccine is exposed to heat, light, acidity, or humidity.
Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria.
For children with a prior history of allergic reactions to any of these substances in vaccines, parents should consult their child*s healthcare provider before vaccination.
It makes us wonder when we read this list...if our child ingested any of these ingredients we would need to go straight to the hospital, but it is ok to inject these ingredients..what is the difference?
We hope you have a blessed and safe month of March

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2016 Feb. newsletter
Monthly Special
Get 2 one hour massages for $100
Dates to Remember
2/2 Groundhogs day
2/10 $25 day
2/14 Valentines Day
2/15 No school District 51, Presidents Day
2/19 Doc out of the office
3/9 $25 Day
3/13 Daylight Savings..Spring ahead
3/17 St Patricks Day
3/27 Easter
Champions workshop TBA
"Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the lord."
Col 3:19-20
On February 19th, the doc will be out of the office, we will be open still for massages and other treatments.
Are you needing any statements for your taxes? If you are, please call Melanie, and she will get them ready for you.
With spring coming up, get your child in for their spring sports physicals. You can get them done for $35 and $10 goes back to your child's schools music program.
We are still looking for a massage therapist for the office. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please let us know.
We are also looking to rent out a room here at the clinic for a massage therapist. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know.
We are looking for ideas and articles to add to our newsletters. If you have an idea, article or recipe please let Melanie know..and thank you for the submissions so far. Or you can submit to
15 Ways to Better Health With Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Solve an upset stomach-It happens from time to time when we eat something that simply does not agree with us. When this happens, a stomach ache ensues and causes pain and possibly gas. This is usually the cause of bacteria building up where it shouldn*t, which causes pain in the stomach region. If you are experiencing acute stomach pain and feel that it is not severe enough to visit a healthcare provider, then consider having some apple cider vinegar to ease the pain. The pectin contained in apple cider vinegar is known to soothe intestinal aches, spasms, and pain. The best mixture should include up to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with some water, juice, or apple juice.
2. Eliminate pesky hiccups-Hiccups occur at some of the worst times and when they hit, it seems like they never go away. They are usually the cause of excess air in the digestive system, which your body is attempting to eliminate through muscular spasms. Fortunately, a full teaspoon of apple cider vinegar is great for alleviating this problem. It is possible that the strong acidic nature of apple cider vinegar helps to prevent the spasms that cause hiccups, which will help reduce the risk of getting these unwanted spasms. Consider this for a household remedy for unwanted hiccups.
3. Sore throat cure-The colder months of the year are responsible for increasing the risk of a sore throat. While there are many reasons a sore throat comes about, the truth is a sore throat is not very pleasant. Some individuals drink hot tea, honey, and eat lozenges to cure a sore throat, but an effective way to help eliminate a sore throat is to gargle with apple cider vinegar. The bacteria in the throat causing pain do not like the strong acid content of apple cider vinegar, which means they will die off in a hurry when you gargle with this. Use about two ounces of apple cider vinegar and two ounces of warm water and gargle once per hour for throat pain relief.
4. Reduce your cholesterol with apple cider vinegar- There has been quite a bit of research and studies on how to reduce cholesterol that is a tad high. One common remedy you can use is something you have in your pantry. There have been a few studies that have shown apple cider vinegar to be beneficial for cholesterol levels. In as little as one tablespoon, it is possible to lower cholesterol levels when taken every day. The acetic acid contained in the vinegar is what is believed to help fight off the cholesterol in the body.
5. Stop indigestion from getting to you-If you are a victim of frequent indigestion after a meal, the good news is you have a home remedy that can help ease this. If you are known to have this problem and your doctor or healthcare provider is aware of your condition, then consider discussing the use of apple cider vinegar prior to a feeding to help prevent indigestion. The recipe for this includes one teaspoon each of honey and apple cider vinegar and a tall glass of warm water prior to your feeding. This is known to help ease the uneasy feeling that comes with indigestion.
6. Clear your nose from congestion and stuffiness-Cold medicine is a costly purchase year after year and they tend to have many side effects that can cause ill health. Rather than using cold medication to help relieve a stuffy nose, consider having some apple cider vinegar. The potassium in apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient to thin your mucus and the acid content in the vinegar helps reduce the total amount of bacteria trying to inhabit your nasal cavities. Only one teaspoon is needed and you can mix it with a glass of water to gain these benefits.
7. Lose weight with apple cider vinegar-We know that eating a salad every day instead of fries can help you lose weight efficiently. What is now better understood is that having some apple cider vinegar with your salad can help you to lose weight even more effectively. The acid content in the apple cider vinegar is known to suppress appetite in humans, which means that you are not as likely to overeat. In addition, apple cider vinegar can increase your metabolism, which will cause you to burn more calories throughout the day. Lastly, consuming apple cider vinegar can help your body eliminate harmful water retention, which actually has heart health benefits as well (more on that later). Consuming some apple cider vinegar regularly can help promote efficient weight loss in those who are on a weight loss program.  
8. Avoid blemishes on your face-Acne affects many younger adults, but the truth is acne can affect anyone at any time. There are a handful of products that are great for zapping acne off your face, but the most effective way to eliminate acne is to kill the bacteria on your skin and prevent it from growing. Using a little apple cider vinegar on your face can be a great way to kill the bacteria on your face to help prevent acne from growing. Use it like you normally would with any toner and watch the benefits just naturally improve your complexion.
9. Prevent harsh leg cramps at night-Leg cramps that come on at night are some of the worst aches around. Sometimes caused from a hard day at the gym (where you over did it) or from dehydration, leg cramps can be one of the most painful feelings you experience. If you wake up in the middle of the night with achy legs due to cramping, consider having some apple cider vinegar. It contains ample potassium, which is good for cramping symptoms. Blend one ounce of apple cider vinegar with a little honey and some warm water to cut those cramps out of your night.
10. Stop chronic bad breath-Yes, you have morning breath and so does virtually everybody else in this world. However, if your bad breath continues to persist and your dentist or doctor does not indicate a tooth problem, then you might want to try some apple cider vinegar. Start out gargling with apple cider vinegar to help eliminate the bacteria in your mouth and dilute the vinegar if you desire. The high acid content of apple cider vinegar is just what is needed to kill any germs in your mouth if your usual mouthwash is not getting the job done.
11. A natural teeth whitener-There are many products that promote teeth whitening, but some of them can be bad for your tooth enamel. Using apple cider vinegar; however, may be a safe and natural way to eliminate staining teeth. Using apple cider vinegar, it is helpful to swish and gargle every day to fight stained teeth. In addition, gargling with this can help to whiten your teeth and stop any bacteria from growing in your mouth. This is a win-win combination for the health of your mouth.
12. Stop bruising on your skin-Bruises can show up on your skin for various reasons, but when they show up, they can be unsightly to the eyes. Often caused from broken or inflamed arteries and veins in the vasculature, bruises can be prevented with apple cider vinegar due to the anti-inflammatory properties in it. The best way to prevent bruises is to apply apple cider directly to the bruise itself. It will initially cause the bruise to change its color, but over time it will help eliminate it and heal the area.
13. Improve blood sugar-Diabetics have a plethora of products they cannot consume, which makes healthy options more difficult when the time comes. Fortunately, apple cider vinegar can help control blood sugar in a way similar to certain medications. Researchers at Arizona State University have followed the effects of apple cider vinegar and have found that it prevents and slows the breakdown of starches in the digestion process. When this happens, blood sugar benefits and is not elevated as high as it normally would.
14. Protective for the heart-Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of adults and medicine is in high demands to attempt to lower the prevalence of mortality from heart disease in any way possible. One way to reduce heart disease risk among adults is to consume apple cider vinegar. The regular consumption of apple cider vinegar can help to reduce blood pressure, which is a major marker of those with heart disease.
15. Prevent cancer-Cancer is the number one killer worldwide and is caused from many factors that are still unknown. Foods that contain high amounts of natural antioxidants are known to help prevent the risk of developing cancer. This is why apple cider vinegar is beneficial for reducing the risk of cancer.
Apple cider vinegar contains high amounts of polyphenols, which are also found in wine, and can help to reduce your risk and fight free-radicals in your body.
Crisp Asian Salmon With Bok Choy And Rice Noodles
*4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
*2 c. water
** c. mirin
** c. low-sodium non gmo soy sauce
** c. rice wine vinegar
*2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
*2 clove garlic
*1 tsp. sugar
*8 oz. rice vermicelli
*2 tbsp. coconut oil
*6 center-cut wild caught Alaskian
 salmon fillets with skin
*salt
*1 lb. baby bok choy
*2 scallions
1.In a medium saucepan, bring the broth, water, mirin, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and sugar to a boil.
2.Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. In a bowl, soak the rice noodles in very hot water until pliable, about 10 minutes. Drain the noodles and add them to the boiling water. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to 6 shallow bowls.
3.In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Season the salmon fillets with salt, add them to the skillet skin side down, and cook over high heat until browned, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook until medium-rare, about 4 minutes longer. Set the fillets on the noodles.
4.Add the bok choy to the boiling broth and cook until bright green, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, divide the greens among the bowls and spoon in the broth. Garnish with the scallions and serve.
Cheater Pho (Asian Noodle Soup)
   8 ounces dried rice noodles
   2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
   1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
   Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
   3 cloves garlic, minced
   1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
   6 cups chicken stock
   2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
   1 tablespoons fish sauce
For the garnishes
   1 onion, thinly sliced
   2 cups bean sprouts
   1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
   1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
   1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
   2 limes, halved
*In a large pot of water, cook rice noodles according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.
*Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
*Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
*Whisk in chicken stock, hoisin sauce and fish sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
*Serve immediately with rice noodles and chicken, garnished with onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, jalapeno and limes, if desired.
We hope you have a wonderful month of February.
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January 2016 newsletter

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Am I vitamin D deficient?

The best way to discover vitamin D deficiency is to take a blood test that will measure the level of the vitamin in your blood. You can either ask your doctor to administer the test or buy a home test kit which to do the test yourself. We have test kits available here at the clinic.  However, you are certainly vitamin D deficient if you have any of the following ailments:

1.)The flu- In a study published in the Cambridge Journals, it was discovered that vitamin D deficiency predisposes children to respiratory diseases. An intervention study conducted showed that vitamin D reduces the incidence of respiratory infections in children.

2.)Muscle weakness- According to Michael F. Holick, a leading vitamin D expert, muscle weakness is usually caused by vitamin D deficiency because for skeletal muscles to function properly, their vitamin D receptors must be sustained by vitamin D.

3.)Psoriasis- In a study published by the UK PubMed central, it was discovered that synthetic vitamin D analogies were found useful in the treatment of psoriasis.

4.)Chronic kidney disease- According to Holick, patients with advanced chronic kidney diseases (especially those requiring dialysis) are unable to make the active form of vitamin D. These individuals need to take 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 or one of its calcemic analogues to support calcium metabolism, decrease the risk of renal bone disease and regulate parathyroid hormone levels.

5.)Diabetes- A study conducted in Finland was featured in Lancet.com  in  which 10,366 children were given 2000 international units (IU)/day of vitamin D3  during their first year  of life. The children were monitored for 31 years and in all of them, the risk of type 1 diabetes was reduced by 80 percent.

6.)Asthma-Vitamin D may reduce the severity of asthma attacks. Research conducted in Japan revealed that asthma attacks in school children were significantly lowered in those subjects taking a daily vitamin D supplement of 1200 IU a day.

7.)Periodontal disease- Those suffering from this chronic gum disease that causes swelling and bleeding gums should consider raising their vitamin D levels to produce defensins and cathelicidin, compounds that contain microbial properties and lower the number of bacteria in the mouth.

8.)Cardiovascular disease- Congestive heart failure is associated with vitamin D deficiency. Research conducted at Harvard University among nurses found that women with low vitamin D levels (17 ng/m [42 nmol/L]) had a 67 percent increased risk of developing hypertension.

9.)Schizophrenia and Depression- These disorders have been linked to vitamin D deficiency. In a study, it was discovered that maintaining sufficient vitamin D among pregnant women and during childhood was necessary to satisfy the vitamin D receptor in the brain integral for brain development and mental function maintenance in later life.

10.)Cancer- Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC discovered a connection between high vitamin D intake and reduced risk of breast cancer. These findings, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research, revealed that increased doses of the sunshine vitamin were linked to a 75 percent reduction in overall cancer growth and 50 percent reduction in tumor cases among those already having the disease. Of interest was the capacity of vitamin supplementation to help control the development and growth of breast cancer specially estrogen-sensitive breast cancer.

Talk to Dr. McFarland and get any questions answered you have, and to get the correct dosage to be taking, and where to get the best possible D3 available.

Sherried Green Beans and Mushrooms

1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

3 tablespoons butter, divided

1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots

3/4 pound exotic mushroom blend, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup dry sherry

3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Steam green beans 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; remove from heat.

2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots to pan; saut* 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; saut* 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in sherry; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid almost evaporates (about 2 minutes). Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and green beans; cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated, tossing to coat. Remove from heat. Add parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper; toss to combine.

Grilled Orange Sesame Chicken and Vegetables

3 oranges

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half

2 pounds (2 bunches) asparagus, trimmed

6 small (1 3/4 to 2 pound) zucchini, cut on the diagonal 1/4-inch thick

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Cut 1 orange into wedges (peel intact); set aside. Of the remaining 2 oranges, remove zest of 1 and juice of both; place zest and juice in a glass bowl. Add lemon juice, vinegar, pepper, and mustard; whisk. Slowly whisk in sesame oil; set aside.

Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap; pound with a meat tenderizer to 1/2 inch thick. Place chicken in a glass bowl; pour half reserved vinaigrette over chicken. Coat thoroughly, cover with plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 2 hours.

Heat a grill or grill pan until very hot. Coat asparagus and zucchini with olive oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Grill vegetables and reserved orange wedges until tender. Remove chicken from marinade; season with remaining teaspoon salt; discard marinade. Grill until browned on both sides and cooked through. Arrange chicken and vegetables on platter; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with remaining reserved vinaigrette.

With the start of the New Year, most people are looking to release weight for a New Years Resolution. There is simple ways to release your weight and keep it off.  Exercise and eating small meals everyday.  Eating 6 small meals a day is a healthier choice than gorging yourself on 1 or 2 big meals.   Eat something raw with each meal, and preferable before the main dish, such as a salad or a piece of fresh fruit. Here are some general eating habits you should stick with:

1. Stay away from artificial sweetners. They are neurotoxins and they effect the nervous system directly.

2. Stay away from white foods. This includes breads, potatoes, rice and pasta. Limit cheeses, for the most part, and cow's milk.  If you feel you need to drink milk, try coconut milk or almond milk.

3. Eat as much raw food as possible, this means fruits and veggies in their original form.

4. Have a big salad before every meal.  You can use nuts for protein if you really don't like meat.

5. Eat only 6 oz of meat at any given meal, and try to keep it at only 1 meal per day.  Free range meat is the best, has not been processed with hormones.

6. And most important, drinks LOTS OF WATER.  Stay away from soda pop, limit coffee to 1/2 cup-1 cup per day. Don't forget to drink water before and after your coffee. And stay away from energy drinks.

Remember LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER.Always, always read your labels...If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. And always remember here at the clinic Dr McFarland always offers nutritional training for you and your whole family.  What better way to start off the New Year.

We hope you and your family have a Blessed and prosperous New Year!

Doc Shalona
[email protected]
http://docshalona.iwowwe.com

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December 2015 newsletter
Monthly Special
For every $100 worth of gift certificates bought, you get your regularly priced adjustment or acupuncture for $25, or get an hour massage for $45.
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Get a years worth of care for $2500. That is 45 visits. Up to $500 savings.
Sign up for our monthly plan, 4 visits per month for $90, with a 6 month contract.
Family monthly plan: 16 visits per month, for $250, with a 6 month contract. 
We are taking donations this holiday season for a few local charities. We are looking for travel toiletries, paper goods, gift certificates from local grocery stores, or whatever you would like to bring in.
We will be having weekly drawings for gifts this year. Every time you have a visit with us, you get your name entered in. On each Friday and on the 23rd we will pull a name for a gift.
When you are finishing up your Christmas shopping, stop by, we have jewelry, gift certificates, lotions, spa kits, and much more.
Is your child still needing a sports physical? We are offering them for $35, and $10 of that will go back to your child's school's music program.
Dates to Remember
12/5 Christmas Parade
12/9 $25 Day
12/15 Champions Workshop, tickets here at the office
12/21 School Out for Winter Break
12/25 Christmas-Clinic closed
1/1 Clinic opened
1/5 School back in Session
1/13 $25 Day
"And the angel said unto them, fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11
Stress, Depression and the Holidays:10 tips for coping.
Acknowledge your feelings- If someone close to you has recently died, or you can not be with loved ones, it is ok to be sad.  It is ok to take time to cry or express your feelings.  You can not force yourself to be happy just because it is the holiday season.
Reach out- If you feel lonely or isolated seek out community, religious or other social events. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.
Be realistic- The holidays don't have to be perfect.  Families change and grow, traditions change...That is ok. Be open to change.
Set aside difference- Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they do not live up to all your expectations.  Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion.  And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry.  Chances are they are feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression too.
Stick to a budget- Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend.  Then stick to your budget.  Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.  Try some other ideas for example: donate to a charity is someone's name, give homemade gifts or start a family gift exchange. 
Plan ahead- Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities.  Plan your menus and then make your shopping list.  That'll help prevent  last minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients.  And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.
Learn to say no- Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed.  Friends and colleagues will understand if you can not participate in every project or activity.  If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for lost time.
Don't abandon healthy habits-  Don't let the holiday become a free- for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.  Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you  don't go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks.  Continue to get plenty of sleep and physical activity.
Take a breather- Make some time for yourself.  Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distraction, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do.  Another way to make time for yourself, take an hour and get a massage, to not only unwind your mind, but your muscles also. Soak in an aromatherapy bath, with lavender and Roman Chamomile.
Go see your Chiropractor- Getting an adjustment weekly during the holiday season, will keep your body running in the best shape it can.  Acupuncture is another good way to relieve your body of stress and depression.  An Ion cleanse helps your body fend off the holiday blues.  Be sure to take your vitamin C and vitamin D3.  And while you are out shopping look for aromatherapies that will help sooth the body and mind such as Lavender and Roman Chamomile. Come in and order your Aromatherapy now.
Roast Goose with Sweet Glaze
Ingredients
1 domestic goose (10 to 12 pounds)
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
2 small navel oranges, quartered
1 small onion, quartered
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup orange marmalade
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium 
soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Directions
Sprinkle goose and inside cavity with salt. Prick skin well with a fork. Place the oranges, onion and garlic in cavity. Tuck wings under goose; tie drumsticks together. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
Bake, uncovered, at 350* for 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 180*. Cover loosely with foil if goose browns too quickly. If necessary, drain fat from pan as it accumulates.
In a small saucepan, combine the marmalade, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, baste some of the glaze over goose.
Place goose on a serving platter; cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Just before serving, brush with remaining glaze. Yield: 10 servings.
Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Ingredients
2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
1 pound fresh cauliflowerets (about 7 cups), thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/3 to 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
Directions
Preheat oven to 375*. In a very large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with oil, pepper and salt. Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
Roast 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Transfer to a serving bowl. Just before serving, add bacon and drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.
From the Doc
With the holidays in full swing, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed, overly  tired, and just not your best, one of the best ways to jumpstart you feeling better is aromatherapy.  Aromatherapy can be used in a self-help way within the home to help you aid deeper sleep and generally lower your stress levels. Stress relief can be induced when you apply or inhale the same blend of oils over a period of time. To a certain extent this is due to the creation of a conditioned response. Repetitively using the same aroma for a particular complaint (like stress) will, over a period of time generate the response needed. This is known as a *conditioned reflex* and is practiced worldwide by health professionals. Parents use this technique everyday by having routines, for example carrying out the same routine for bedtime; bath, story, drink then sleep.
Find a mixture of oils that you like then a way of applying them that suits you and you can stick to. You use the same blend of oils at the same time of day to train you to relax. Useful oils for de-stressing could be:
Lavender * This has traditionally been used for many ailments but it is also very powerful in promoting sleep at night and relieving stress in the day. You just need to put two drops on your pillow before going to bed and ensure that you are using genuine lavender oil as the synthetic type will not be sleep inducing.
Frankincense * For thousands of years this was used to help with grief and sorrow. It is wonderfully light oil with aromas of incense and lemon. You can use two or three drops on a piece of tissue or vaporiser and you can add six drops to a warm bath for a very relaxing soak.
Eucalyptus staigeriana * This oil has a beautiful aroma of lemon drops similar to the smell of opal fruits! It is hormone balancing so is perfect for new mothers to promote balance and harmony in their bodies. It has anti-depressive and uplifting properties and has been extensively utilized by professionals. If you live a non-stop lifestyle then you can inhale this oil to help relieve some stress. Apply two or three drops onto a tissue and then leave it in your top pocket or in your bra. The aromas will easily reach your nose for you to inhale. In a bath, put up to six drops to release the aroma and create the deep relaxation you need to feel.
Remember, more is not always better.  Follow all the instructions with the oil, or talk to Dr. McFarland. 
The link between the psyche and olfactory system (the sensory system used for olfaction, or the sense of smell) cannot be underestimated. Pleasant smells uplift you and cheer your soul. Essential oils are a natural and perfect way to uplift and relax you which can be so helpful in your busy and hectic schedule.
If you have any questions or concerns about which aromatherapy is for you, please talk to Dr. McFarland, she will explain the ins and outs of aromatherapy.  We as parents must not forget the ME time in our lives, remember another way  to relax,and destress is a massage.What better way to spend ME time then a full hour of massaging.  Other ways to destress is acupuncture, and regular adjustments.  If your stress level is really high regular appointments with acupuncture will help get your stress level and anxiety level under control.  Regular adjustments, also help your body destress, and when your body is feeling better your mood can be better.  
The aromatherapy we use here in the office  Doterra and  Alma Del Sol which is a  locally owned, grown, and operated here in the Grand Valley.
Have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas, and have a Prosperous New Year

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Dates to Remember
11/1 Daylight Savings
11/11 $25 Day
11/25 Clinic opened 1/2 day
11/26 Thanksgiving
11/27 Clinic Closed
12/5 Christmas Parade
12/9 $25 Day
12/22 First Day of Winter
12/25 Christmas Clinic closed
 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. Psalm 95:2-3
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Statin scam exposed: Cholesterol drugs cause rapid aging, brain damage and diabetes
(NaturalNews) Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower "bad" cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, has recently come under fire after a study revealed that they destroy human health more than they work to improve it.
Sadly, many people take statin drugs, which are commonly known by brand names including Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. 
Prescription drug spending in the U.S. shot up to about $374 billion in 2014, representing the highest level of spending since 2001. Statins undoubtedly made up a significant portion of this spending, and now consumers who take such drugs have much more to worry about than the dent it's making in their wallets.
The study, which was published in the American Journal of Physiology, states that statins' "...impact on other biologic properties of stem cells provides a novel explanation for their adverse clinical side effects." Specifically, the study states that such adverse effects include advancing the "process of aging" and also notes that "...long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy, neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes." Myopathy refers to skeletal muscle weakness. Statins make cells unable to repair properly, create nerve problems and destroy memory.  The lower the cholesterol, the higher the dementia. So if you take statins, you will have the "healthiest" heart in the Alzheimers ward.
Experts involved in the study suggest that the health problems associated with statins have likely been downplayed through the years. In reality, those taking such cholesterol-lowering drugs have been experiencing cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain and memory loss. Simply put, the drugs have been found to tamper with cells in such a way that their primary purpose of reproducing and helping the body repair is thwarted. With that comes the onset of terrible health issues or the worsening of existing ones. Statins stimulate atherosclerosis(hardening of the arteries) and heart failure, #1 cause of atherosclerosis is statin drugs.                               
Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the published study, says, "Our study shows statins may speed up the ageing process. People who use statins as a preventative medicine for [health] should think again as our research shows they may have general unwanted effects on the body which could include muscle pain, nerve problems and joint problems." Despite health problems linked to statin drugs, FDA says people shouldn't be scared of them.
     While the FDA notes on its web site that "Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users" and that "People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes," they also maintain its safety and effectiveness. The site directs people's attention to the advice of Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., who is the deputy director for safety in the FDA's Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP). She says, "This new information should not scare people off statins. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects."
     Indisputable? Especially after this latest study, we beg to differ. What's beneficial about accelerated aging, cells that don't properly function, muscle weakness and memory loss?
There needs to be a process that continually assess prescription drugs and older studies that tout their benefits. By the way, the perfect cholesterol level is 240. If you drop your cholesterol below 180, it increases all disease processes.
     This finding demonstrates the importance of revisiting the so-called benefits of prescription drugs, something that hopefully continues so consumers can be fully informed and kept in the best health possible. We hope you are starting to realize the FDA does not have your best interest in mind. There is NO drug that does NO harm. Check out the book "Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease," for the truth.
Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
11/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
2 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
4 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1" cubes
1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk (carrageenan free)
Juice of * lime
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped, to garnish
1/3 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, (or your choice of nuts)
chopped to garnish
DIRECTIONS
Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add in the garlic and onion, and saute until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in the ginger and curry paste and stir to combine with the onion and garlic. Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring often.
Add in the raw butternut squash cubes and slowly pour in the broth, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Pour the soup into a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Pour the blended soup back into the soup pot over medium heat and warm through, stirring occasionally.
Before serving, remove from heat and mix in the coconut milk (saving a few tablespoons to garnish), lime juice, salt, pepper, and Sriracha (if using). Mix well. Pour into bowls and drizzle the remaining coconut milk on top. Swirl the coconut milk with your spoon or a toothpick. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and chopped peanuts. Serve warm with Naan bread.
Have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving

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October Newsletter - see this link: http://videoemail.iwowwe.com/VMail.aspx?T=E&L=41577240&D=C8ECD47C-FF1D-44FE-A552-1DA5AE1FAF95

~~Dates to Remember
10/5-10/9 District 51 Fall Break
10/9-10/11 Personal Mastery, buy tickets at klemmer.com.
10/10-10/11 Grand Junction Air Show
10/14 $25 Day
10/16-10/19 Doc Out of the office,for her half marathon!We will be open for massages
10/31 Halloween

11/1 Daylight Savings ends, turn clocks back 1 hour
11/11 $25 Day
11/11 Veterans Day
11/25 Clinic opened half day
11/26-11/27 clinic closed for Thanksgiving
11/30 Cyber Monday, look for our specials.

Esther 5:2
And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight:and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Ester drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

5 PROVEN WAYS TO RELIEVE SCIATICA PAIN FAST
As a chiropractor, one of the most common conditions that I see in my office is sciatica. Lower back pain with radiation into the leg is very common in North America. What exactly causes Sciatica and how can we get rid of it? We must begin by understanding the meaning of the word sciatica.
What Sciatica Really Means- Sciatica is a term that describes symptoms of pain that begin in the lower back and extend down through the buttock, thigh, and into the lower leg and foot. These symptoms can occur when a nerve or nerve root is compressed or pinched in the lower back leading to the sensation of pain, numbness, and weakness into the leg. There are multiple locations where the nerve or nerve root can be pinched. The most common cause of sciatica is lumbar disc herniation. Repeated mechanical stress to a spinal disc can cause the outer layers of the disc to tear and allows the inner substance to herniate, or push its way out of its enclosed space. Lumbar disc herniations occur most commonly at the weakest point of the disc, which is the area where the nerve root exits from the spinal canal. When a disc herniates in this location, it often directly contacts the nerve root which is exiting through the space, thus activating the nerve and causing the feeling of numbness and pain radiating into the leg.
So how can we treat Sciatica?
All health care professionals agree that conservative care should be performed first and that surgery is a last resort for this issue. This is where health care professionals like chiropractors, acupuncturists and physiotherapists come in.
1. Heat/Ice Therapy-In the early stages of sciatica, using heat packs or ice packs may help to reduce pain and inflammation at the source of the problem. Heat helps to loosen muscles while ice helps to reduce inflammation and swelling.
2. Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy-Both chiropractors and physiotherapists use a range of treatments to help relieve pain and promote proper motion. These can include electrotherapy, ultrasound and other modalities, soft tissue therapy, exercises, joint mobilization, and manipulation. Speak to your health care provider about what treatment is right for you.
3. McKenzie Exercises-These are exercises prescribed by chiropractors and physiotherapists that are effective in decreasing leg pain and centralizing the pain (bringing it into the lower back). Speak to your physiotherapist before starting this therapy.
4. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine-I have successfully used acupuncture to significantly reduce the symptoms of sciatica for many of my patients. Acupuncture relies on the use of small needles inserted through the skin and into muscles at specific points along our meridian channels. These needles cause micro-trauma to the muscles leading to the release of hormones called endorphins. Endorphins help to calm nerve and muscle pain and reduce symptoms of pain. Acupuncture decreases inflammation and improves circulation, which decreases pain and numbness
5. Lumbar Spine Traction and Decompression Therapy-Some therapists use manual and instrument assisted traction therapy to help spread the lumbar vertebrae and allow disc material to become re-absorbed into the outer disc material. This is a good option to consider if your pain is not improving with other treatment types


Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup
INGREDIENTS
4 pounds pie pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks (see Tip)
4 large sweet-tart apples, such as Empire, Cameo or Braeburn, unpeeled, cored and cut into eighths
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted (see Tip)
2 tablespoons hazelnut oil

PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 450*F.
Toss pumpkin (or squash), apples, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, for 30 minutes. Stir in sage and continue roasting until very tender and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
Transfer about one-third of the pumpkin (or squash) and apples to a blender along with 2 cups broth. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a Dutch oven and repeat for two more batches. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and heat through over medium-low heat, stirring constantly to prevent splattering, for about 6 minutes. Serve each portion topped with hazelnuts and a drizzle of hazelnut oil.

TIPS & NOTES
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave on High, covered, stirring frequently, or on the stove top over medium heat.
Tips: Make it easier to cut a pumpkin, acorn squash or other winter squash: pierce in several places with a fork; microwave on High for 45 to 60 seconds. Use a large sharp knife to cut in half. Remove the seeds and stringy fibers with a spoon.
To toast chopped nuts, small nuts and seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

8 natural remedies for cold and flu season
Garlic-This natural antifungal and antibacterial can help kick almost any illness to the curb. Garlic loses its potency when cooked, so it*s best taken raw during times of sickness. Try a garlic shot: 1-2 cloves of very finely minced garlic in a very small glass of water and drink it quickly in one sip.
Coconut Oil-Its naturally high levels of lauric acid, which the body converts into a compound that has potent antimicrobial properties, can help boost the immune system and ward off illness. It can be taken with food, melted into hot tea or eaten straight out of the jar.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil-High levels of omega-3s make this ideal for reducing inflammation, while the naturally occurring levels of vitamins A and D help boost immune health. During times of sickness, you can double the recommended daily dose for extra immune support.
Apple Cider Vinegar-Adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice, to a glass of water helps to alkalinize the body. Creating an alkaline environment helps kill bacteria and viruses. Start drinking it at the first sign of illness and repeat several times a day until the symptoms subside.
Liquid Chlorophyll-Chlorophyll is also alkalinizing, making it difficult for viruses to survive, and is also a great blood purifier that is high in nutrients. Simply add a teaspoon to your regular drinking water throughout the day.
Nasal Wash-When you have sinus congestion, excess mucous is unable to drain, which can lead to a bacteria buildup, swelling and stuffiness. Rinsing your nasal passages with filtered water helps to clear out excess phlegm, pollutants and bacteria, so your normal nasal mucosa can better fight infections and allergies.
Warm Liquids-Homemade bone broth, hot lemon water, and herbal teas all help boost the immune system and soothe you when feeling sick. Ginger is good for sinus trouble and congestion. Chamomile helps reduce inflammation and calms nerves, which can result in better sleep. Homemade cinnamon tea made with one tablespoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of honey helps reduce coughing and congestion.
Elderberry Syrup-Elderberries, also known as sambucus, have been used in traditional folk medicine to help prevent and treat the symptoms of both colds and flus. The berries are rich in the anti-inflammatory anthocyanin, as well as antioxidant flavonoids, which help combat illness. When choosing a brand, make sure to avoid any containing preservatives, natural flavorings or high-fructose corn syrup.

We hope you have a Wonderful October, and see you soon!!

Doc Shalona
[email protected]
http://docshalona.iwowwe.com

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September Monthly Special:

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DATES to Remember:

9/7 Labor Day

9/9 $25 Day

9/10 Champions Workshop

10/10-10/11 GJ Air Show

10/14 $25 Day

10/16 Doc out of office

10/19 Doc out of office

10/31 Halloween

See our September hard copy newsletter for a Yummy Chicken Avocado Lime Soup and information on concussions!

We welcome our new Massage Therapist!

My name is Erin W. and I am the new Massage Therapist at Abundant Health. My specialties include: athletic injuries, chronic pain and stress reduction. In addition to massage I also practice aromatherapy, Tok Sen (specialty Thai Massage), and hot rock treatments. I hold a Bachelors of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health and my area of study has been rehabilitation, pain management and resiliency.  

Call for an appointment and experience how massage can make a difference in your life. 970-256-7454

Thank you,

Erin W. 

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Dates to Remember
7/4 4th of July
7/8 $25 Day
7/14 Clinic Closed
7/22 $25 Day
7/27 Caprock Starts

8/3 District 51 School Starts
8/12 $25 Day

Due to lack of attendance we will be moving our $25 days to once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. This change will take place starting in August.

We are going to start a new program called the Family Bundle. When you schedule appointments  for the whole family, everyone gets seen for $25 each, excluding any exams that need to be performed.

We are still looking for a Massage Therapist. If you know of a massage therapist who would be a great fit with us, please let us know.

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Summer is a wonderful time to get those school physicals in before school starts. ONLY $35!!  This year Dr. McFarland is going an extra step...for every school physical she does, we will be donating $10 to that child's schools music program

Luke 4:18-19
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.

Olive Oil and Your Bones
(NaturalNews) Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen levels that menopause brings with it - a drop which can lead to loss of calcium from the bones. It is this loss which, in turn, leads to brittle bones. These brittle bones can put women at a risk of serious fractures, including fractures of the hip which can lead to a permanent loss of mobility and independence. However, it was noticed that women in Mediterranean countries, which have a high consumption of olive oil, have a reduced risk of weakened bones. And there is some evidence that there is a link between bone strength and olive oil consumption.  Women in the Mediterranean countries typically consume a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and also one rich in olive oil, typically at least 2-4 tablespoons daily.

The kind of olive oil consumed is the very richest in nutrients, which is extra virgin and first-pressed. It is believed that this consumption is good for general health and for bone strength. The reason for these health benefits is due to the presence of antioxidant phenolic compounds. These compounds are able to reduce inflammation throughout the body, lower cholesterol levels, prevent oxidative stress to the cells and reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes. It is also believed that regular consumption of olive oil can help lower the risk of certain cancers, such as cancer of the colon. The study of olive oil consumption in relation to bone health is relatively new. It is believed that olive oil's contribution to bone health is partly due to the fact that it is rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and water soluble components. It is rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, and linoleic acid as well.

Research, dating as far back as the 1980s, showed a link between bone health and high intake of monounsaturated fat and low intake of polyunsaturated fats - the kind of balance found in olive oil. The first clinical study of this, back in 2008, was done on laboratory animals. It was found that rats who were given a diet enriched in olive oil showed increased bone formation. It is believed that the phenolic compounds in olive oil help to support the mineralization and development of bone tissue.

In 2013, another study, this time on humans, showed that increased olive oil consumption over two years was linked to increased levels of calcium in the bones. This is another good argument, if any is needed, that the Mediterranean diet truly is a good choice for anyone interested in long-term health. Not only does it help to reduce inflammation throughout the body and decrease the risk of many chronic diseases, it can also lead to strong and healthy bones that can reduce the risk of fractures and lead to better quality of life.

OLIVE OIL*POACHED SHRIMP WITH SOBA NOODLES

12 jumbo (11*15) shrimp count
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sriracha
1 pound asparagus, tough ends trimmed
1/3 cup plus 5 teaspoons olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms
8 ounces soba noodles
1/4 cup non gmo soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 green onions, whites and greens thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Rub the shrimp with half of the garlic and ginger, and the sriracha. Cover and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400*F.

Spread the asparagus out on a baking sheet and brush it with 2 1/2 teaspoons of the extra-virgin olive oil. Roast just until the asparagus is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove, season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300*F. Toss the shiitakes with another 2 * teaspoons of oil, spread them out on a baking sheet, and transfer to the oven. Roast just until the mushrooms begin to shrivel, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.

Put the shrimp in a small baking dish or ovenproof saut* pan, cover with the remaining 1/3 cup oil and season lightly with salt. Cover the dish with foil and poach the shrimp in the oven just until the exteriors are bright orange and if you slice into one, the interior is still opaque, about 15 minutes (don*t worry that it doesn*t look completely done as it will carry-over cook a bit). Remove the shrimp from the oil and reserve the oil, allowing it to cool.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Rinse with cold water and set aside to cool.

Cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces and the shiitakes into thin strips. Toss the vegetables with the cooled noodles.


Whisk together the remaining ginger and garlic with the soy sauce, honey, and mustard. Slowly whisk in the reserved poaching oil. Pour the dressing over the noodles and toss well to combine. Top with the shrimp, green onions, and sesame seeds before serving.


 

The Health Benefits of Lemons

(NaturalNews) Lemons have always been cherished for their significant medicinal qualities. The ancient people of India, China and Mesopotamia regularly used lemons to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, while the ancient Egyptians took advantage of the fruit's antiseptic qualities and embalmed their mummies in its juices. Later, in 15th century Europe, lemons were recognized as the perfect cure for scurvy.
Despite their healthfulness, however, most people today have no desire to eat whole lemons due to their extreme sourness. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to incorporate lemons into our diet without having to tolerate the entire fruit's overbearing taste. One of the easiest and most popular ways to do this is to drink a glass of warm, purified water containing a few teaspoons of lemon juice, ideally first thing in the morning. As this article will show, the benefits of such a simple and inexpensive tonic will considerably exceed most people's expectations.


Cleanses and detoxifies the system
Lemon water is packed with an antioxidant called d-Limonene, which is known to have a cleansing and detoxifying effect on the body. For example, research published in the journal of  Alternative Medicine Review noted that d-Limonene could help "dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones" and, due to its gastric acid neutralizing effect, could be "used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)". Moreover, d-Limonene is known to activate enzymes in the liver that can accelerate the organ's detoxification process.


Aids digestion
Lemon juice shares a similar atomic composition to our digestive juices, making lemon water a fantastic aid to our digestive system. Aside from encouraging the liver to create more bile, the bitter-tasting fluid that aids the digestion of lipids in the small intestine, lemon water can also relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as bloating and heartburn. The American Cancer Society even recommends lemon water for patients suffering from constipation.


Boosts immunity
Lemons are famous for their rich concentrations of vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that plays an important role in maintaining immunity. According to a German study entitled "Vitamin C and immune function," certain cells of the immune system, such as phagocytes and T cells, need vitamin C to perform their tasks. The study author also noted that "a vitamin C deficiency results in a reduced resistance against certain pathogens whilst a higher supply enhances several immune system parameters." For this reason, drinking lemon water is a fantastic way to decrease our susceptibility to illness.


Clears Skin
The vitamin C in lemon water also plays an important role in the production of collagen, the main structural protein of our connective tissues. This fact makes lemon water an excellent natural tonic for our skin. It can help improve skin tightness and decrease wrinkles, clear skin blemishes from the inside out and, due to its alkaline nature (after it enters our body), also helps kill some of the bacteria responsible for acne. Other benefits attributed to the long-term consumption of lemon water include improved mood and energy levels, fresher breath, balanced pH levels and superior hydration. Lemon water is also high in a soluble dietary fiber called pectin, which can help tackle hunger cravings and contribute to weight loss.

Have a fantastic month of July!!!


Here is the July newsletter for 2015

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Doc Shalona
[email protected]
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~~Dates to Remember

6/10 $25 Day
6/21 Father's Day
6/24 $25 Day

7/4 Independence Day
7/8 $25 Day
7/22 $25 Day

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Monthly Special for Dad
1 Hour Massage
1 Adjustment
1 Foot Detox
$120
Gift Certificates available

We are very excited to announce CDL Exams are now available in the office. If you are needing one, please schedule your appointment now.  If you are interested in getting your company enrolled in our CDL Exam program, just give us a call, and we can get all the billing information together.

Melanie will be out of the office from June 1st until June 15th, if you have billing questions, or any other questions, she will get back with you as soon as she is back in the office.

With summer upon us, it is a great time to get those school physicals done only $35 per child.

How to Deal with Mosquitos Naturally!!
(NaturalNews) It's mosquito season again here in North America. This is the time of year when people rely on pesticides for their yards or they use synthetic insect repellants. Many of us are under the false impression that this is the heavy-duty approach and everything else is "not hardcore enough." There are numerous downsides to outdoor pesticide treatments and synthetic insect repellants. Pesticides create insecticide resistant bugs, and the active ingredient in most commercial bug repellants is DEET. Unfortunately, they're many known health risks associated with DEET, which has been linked to neurological damage, cancer, and environmental damage. Chemicals are less effective than natural methods, which are cheaper and pose little to no health risk.

There are many  natural methods for mosquito control. You can grow the right kind of plants in your yard, and mosquitoes will leave you alone. You can make some changes to your diet to make yourself far less appealing to mosquitoes. Another tried and proven tactic is to create bird, bat, or frog habitats, which work well to keep mosquitoes and other bug populations down. Finally, you can use essential oils, the ultimate non-toxic, all- natural mosquito repellant to keep the dastardly bloodsuckers away.

You also don't want to make it easy for mosquitoes to reproduce. Remove anything that collects and pools stagnant water- that's where they lay their eggs. Tires, buckets, pet bowls, birdbaths, gutters, and the like are potential breeding pools for mosquitoes. Eliminating these breeding spots is an essential step if you wish to be taken off the menu.

The easiest solution, and my favorite, is to use your green thumb against mosquitoes. All you need to do is grow the right plants. There are several dozen tested and proven plants that repel mosquitoes, and many are beautiful and easy to grow. You can use flowers such as marigolds, and ageratums (also known as floss flowers). Or you could use plants such as catnip, lavender, mint, or citronella. There are so many plants that repel mosquitoes they are too numerous to list here.

There are many essential oils that repel mosquitoes and other biting insects. To avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and other pests including ticks, biting flies, and midges, you'll need a combination of essential oils for complete protection. The following essential oils repel mosquitoes:

*Basil    *Bergamot    *Citronella    *Eucalyptus    *Lavender    *Lemongrass    *Pine    *Peppermint
*Rose Geranium    *Rosemary    *Thyme      *Terra Shield (a Doterra Blend)   *Vetiver
Remember to try a little essential oil on your skin to test for an allergic reaction before you apply the oil all over. Don't use essential oils straight out of the bottle. You can mix a few drops of essential oils with coconut oil as a carrier oil, which also doubles as a sunblock. Coconut oil is also good for the skin.

Predators and parasites both prefer their prey to be in less than optimal health. When we are in optimal health, our bodies are teeming with beneficial bacteria, killer white T-cells, and all of our other natural defenses.
Diet plays a huge role in both health and micro-bio diversity. Artificial preservatives dramatically change our micro ecologies in harmful ways, some of which we don't yet fully understand. If mosquitoes seem to like you, you might find it surprising how much less they'll like you if you're eating a truly healthy diet. It's helpful to know mosquitoes don't like garlic, onions, leeks and vinegar. If you eat enough of these foods, mosquitoes will like you a lot less.


Thai Chicken and Watermelon Salad
2 stalks of fresh lemongrass, pale inner core only, minced
1/4 cup coconut  oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, butterflied
2 Thai chiles, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
2 tablespoons water

2 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into balls
1/4 cup each of chopped cilantro and mint

In a bowl, combine the lemongrass, oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Light a grill and oil the grates. Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, turning once, until cooked through and lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut into 1/2-inch dice.
In a mini food processor, combine the chiles, garlic, brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and water and pulse until the chiles and garlic are finely chopped. Pour the dressing over the chicken. Stir in the watermelon, cilantro and mint.
Spoon the salad into Chinese soup spoons and serve.

Tomato Salsa with Cucumber "Chips"
1  1/4 pounds tomatoes, finely chopped
 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
 1 small jalapeño, seeded and minced
 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
 salt and freshly ground pepper
 1 large seedless cucumber, sliced 1/4 inch thick
In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with the onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Serve the salsa with the cucumber chips for dipping.


Green Mango Salad
2 very large green (unripe) mangoes, peeled and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch batons
1/2 large sweet onion, sliced lengthwise
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
 Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a bowl, toss the mangoes, onion and jalapeño with the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve right away.


Guide to Preventing Cancer
This is a general guide to make better decisions.
1)*Exercise.  Even a small amount of exercise can offer substantial protection.  Men who exercise just once a week lower prostate cancer risk by 30%.  Other studies suggest that the more active you are the lower your risk of colon and breast cancers (the biggest killers after lung cancer).  One study showed regular physical activity reduced risk of colon cancer by 25-40% while another showed even a few hours of vigorous activity per week compared to none reduced breast cancers by 30-40%!  Keep walking!

2)*Don*t Smoke!  And avoid secondhand smoke as well.  Smoking causes more than one in four cancers.  Nonsmokers who worked in a smoking workplace had three times the amount of carcinogens in their urine compared to those working in a smoke-free workplace.

3)*Sleep 7 hours a night.  A large 2002 study showed that those who sleep about 7 hours a night were less likely to die of cancer and other causes than those who slept either substantially more or less than that.  The reasons are unknown but the statistics seem clear enough.

4)*Foods to eat:  Add broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage to your diet.  This family of veggies contains chemicals that help cells repair DNA, which may help prevent them from becoming cancerous.  Eat blueberries as they help protect against colon cancers.  Drink pomegranate juice as studies show it may inhibit the growth of lung cancer and it reduces risk of prostate cancer by 83%!  Seaweed sheets, used to wrap sushi, may protect against skin cancers so try some sushi. 

5)*Avoid fat and red meat:  A major study of half a million Europeans, focused on 13,000 women and found those who ate the diet highest in saturated fat (over 3.2 ounces a day) were twice as likely to develop breast cancer as those who ate the least (less than 1.4 ounces/day).  Saturated fats include full fat dairy products and fatty meats, especially sausage, bacon, and most processed meats.  The same study found bowel cancer risk a third higher for those who ate more than two small servings (2.86 ounces each) of red meat or processed meats a day compared to those who ate less than one serving a week.  Red meat included beef, pork, lamb, or veal.  This study did not include wild game of any sort, they are fair game.

6)*Take supplements:  Men who took a daily selenium supplement (200 mcg) for 4.5 years cut their prostate cancer risk by 49% and if their initial levels were abnormally low the protection was even greater.  Women who took 1000 IU of vitamin D3 daily lowered risks of all cancers by 42% compared to those taking a placebo over a four year study.  Vitamin D3 causes early death of cancer cells.  The body makes Vit. D3 in the sunlight but low light in winter, dark skin, or sunscreen use prevents most people from getting enough so we suggest at least 1000 IU a day in supplements.

7)  Only consume Stevia or Xylotol for artificial sweeteners if you must go that route.  If you are diabetic, Xylotol and Sorbitol are out because they are alcohol based.  However, Stevia is just fine.  Local honey is always a good choice as well.  Now, here is the list to avoid at all costs.  The following artificial sweeteners are neurotoxins ( toxic to the nervous system), they are highly addictive, make you crave more food and are carcinogens to boot.  They mimic diabetes, MS and Lupus and if you have a systemic disease, it will make it worse.  Splenda, Aspartame, Neotame, Sucralose, Acesulfame-K (Sunette, Sweet & Safe, Sweet One, Sweet & Low), Cyclamates, Saccharin, Refined Sugar #, High Fructose Sweeteners, Agave Nectar.  There are probably a few I missed also.

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This is your last chance to get into the Quickening, the Christian based leadership weekend seminar. Price is $595. It will be $995 at the door on May 1st.  Call Klemmer and Associates at 1-800-577-5447, to reserve your spot today. If you have questions please contact Shalona at 970-260-0819, or 970-256-7454.

May 2015
5/1-5/3 Quickening-tickets at klemmer.com
5/10 Mother's Day
5/13 $25 Day
5/25 Memorial Day- Clinic closed
5/27 $25 Day

6/10 $25 Day
6/21 Father's Day
6/24 $25 Day

Monthly Special
Mothers Day Package:
1 Hour Massage
1 Adjustment
 1 Foot Detox
$120
gift certificates available

What could be a better gift, then the gift of better health. Remember mom this Mother's Day with a gift certificate.

The Truth on Autism:

Depending on who you talk to the causes of Autism raises lots and lots of questions.  Many specialists are finding a correlation between vaccinations and autism. Some specialists say it is genetics.  But it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus neuro-typical children.  In many families, there appears to be a pattern of autism or related disabilities supporting a genetic basis to the disorder.  They are also showing children with autism, have a higher level of mercury in their system, which shows, heavy metals may change the structure of the brain..  Autism tends to occur among individuals who have certain medical conditions, including FragileX syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, congenital rubella syndrome, and untreated phenylketonuria(PKU).  Some harmful substances ingested during pregnancy also have been associated with an increased risk of autism. Studies have shown mothers who are given the flu vaccine have a higher rate of their child having autism. Here are some symptoms listed of characteristic behavior of infants with autism:
*does not  babble or coo by 12 months
*does not gesture(point, wave, grasp)by 12 months
*does not say single words by 16 months
*does not say 2-word phrases by 24 months
*has any loss of any language or social skill at any age.
Having any of these does not mean your child has autism.  But because the characteristics of the disorder vary so much, a child showing these behaviors should have further evaluations by your pediatrician, and they will advise you on what to do next. It is important to distinguish autism from other conditions, since accurate diagnosis and early identification can provide the basis for building an appropriate and effective educational and treatment program. A brief observation in a single setting cannot present a true picture of an individual's abilities and behaviors. Parental(and caregiver) and/or teachers' input and developmental history are important components of making an accurate diagnosis. A medical diagnosis is made by a physician based on an assessment of symptoms, and diagnostic test. A medical diagnosis of autism is most frequently made by a physician. If you have any questions regarding your child, talk with Dr. McFarland, and get the ball rolling. And don't forget to get adjusted, that is one of the best things to do.

Sesame Candy
1 cup sesame seeds(about 6 oz)
3 tbsp packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp honey
Instructions
1. Generously coat two large sheets of waxed paper with cooking spray. In a medium skillet, toast the sesame seeds over medium heat, stirring often, until they are golden, 5 to 7 minutes
2. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and honey.  Cook over low heat, stirring often, until the sugar is melted and the mixture is  thick, about 5 minutes. Add the sesame seeds to the sugar and stir well with a wooden spoon.
3. Place one sheet of the waxed paper on a work surface, greased-side up. Scrape the mixture onto the paper and top it with the remaining sheet of waxed paper, greased-side down.  Using a rolling pin, roll the mixture into a square about 1/4 inch thick.
4. Remove the top sheet of paper and cut the candy into 1-inch squares with a sharp knife. Let candy completely cool.


Lemon & Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
3 good -sized sweet potatoes, scrubbed and trimmed
1 1/2 cup apple juice
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice of half a lemon
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Prepare a large baking dish with a touch of olive oil
3. Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer until just tender, do not over cook-you want them a bit firm. They will finish cooking in the oven.
4. Drain sweet potatoes and set aside to cool. Peel if desired. Cut into rounds 1/4 in thick and lay them in the baking dish. Don't overlap the pieces of potato.
5. In a heavy saucepan place apple juice, agave nectar, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon zest and salt.  Simmer over low heat for several minutes. Add olive oil and lemon juice, stir well.Pour over potatoes.
6. Bake for 20 min or until hot. Serve hot

Stroke 101 for Stroke Prevention Month
     A stroke is a "brain attack" cutting off vital blood and oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do-from speaking, to walking, to breathing.  Most stokes occur when arteries are blocked by blood clots or by the  gradual build up of plaque and other fatty deposits.  Some stokes can be caused by arteries rupturing when weak spots on the blood vessel wall break. Every year, strokes strike nearly 795,000 Americans, and killing 144,000 every year.  A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex, or age. Approximately 55,000 more women, then men have a stroke each year.  African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stokes compared with whites. There are 2 types of strokes, they are:
Ischemic stroke-occurs when arteries are blocked by blood clots or by the gradual build-up of plaque and other fatty deposits, about 87% of strokes are ischemic.
Hemorrhagic stroke-occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks leaking blood into the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes make up 13% of stokes, yet responsible for over 40% of all stroke deaths.
When near someone who you think is having a stroke remember:

 FAST. F=face, ask the person to smile, does one side droop. A=arms, ask the person to raise both arms, does one drift downward. S=speech, ask the person to speak, is the speech slurred, T=time, if any of these occur call 911 or get the the nearest hospital. There are many ways to lower your chances of a stroke, here are some:routine chiropractic care, keep an eye on your blood pressure, stop smoking, drink in moderation(which means under 7 alcholic drinks), keep an eye on your cholesterol number, control your diabetes, lower your sodium and fat intake, include exercise about 30 minutes a day or more. If you have a circulatory problem talk to you doctor about your options. If you think you or a loved one has had or is having a stroke, get medical attention immediately.  And also talk to your doctor about your risks for a stroke...Remember take care of your body, and your body will take care of you.

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Happy Spring April!
We are still looking for a massage therapist for the office. If you know someone, please let us know!
DATES to REMEMBER:
4/2 Quickening Preview - tickets are $20
4/5/ Easter
4/8 $25 Day
4/22 $25 Day
5/1 - 5/3 Quickening. Tickets are $395 before April 2, then $695.
5/10 Mother's Day
5/13 $25 Day
5/25 Memorial Day - clinic closed
5/27 $25 Day
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26
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Hello all....Happy March to you all, here is another edition of our newsletter. If you have any qustions on anything in this newsletter, just give us a phone call, hope you enjoy. 970-256-7454
Dates to Remember
3/8 Daylight Savings Begins
3/11 $25 Day
3/17 St Patrick's Day
3/20 Spring Begins
3/25 $25 Day
4/1 April Fools Day
4/2 Quickening Preview-tickets available at the office
4/5 Easter
4/8 $25 Day
4/22 $25 Day
The Quickening is coming, are you prepared, and ready for it? Designed specifically to meet the needs of the Christian community, The Quickening is a two and one-half day experience which explores the Biblical principles of leadership and Christian growth. Experiential and interactive in format, The Quickening allows you to explore your own personal belief systems around faith, commitment, leadership, and contribution.Through a series of games and exercises, you'll discover how your thinking affects your feelings, behaviors, and your relationship with God. Each concept is grounded and documented in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible. The Quickening provides an opportunity to promote leadership, growth, and abundance within your church, your business, your community, and your home. The objective is to experience more of God's fullness in your everyday life and to truly make a difference in the lives of others. The Quickening is open to all who wish to attend and explore Biblical leadership principles. Whether you are just beginning your Christian walk, are seeking to renew your passion for God, or have been a devoted Christian your entire life, God will bless you through this incredible event.
Monthly Special
Purchase a Quickening ticket for $395 before the preview and get a FREE ticket for the preview. 
Tickets for the Quickening will be $695 after the Preview
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Up until April 2nd, you will be able to receive a FREE Preview ticket with every 5 tickets purchased
The Measle Outbreak, according to Dr Erich.
The media insists that it's raining measles and everyone should get the MMR vaccine, made by
Merck, to protect themselves.
This is a big reason you need to keep the nightly news turned off, so you don't hear this rubbish.
A friend of mine told me he's sitting at home on Saturday and his phone rings.
It's a pre recorded message from Kaiser, an insurance company.
They are telling him that he has a child between the ages of 2-17 years old and their records show that the child has NOT been vaccinated against measles.
Luckily he understands the dangers and just more or less hangs up - once he knows what they're trying to do with the call.
Even Obama has publicly stated, 'those who don't get their shots can pose a risk to infants and
other people who can't get vaccinated.'
He assures (like all politicians do) parents that vaccine science is indisputable.
What science is he looking at, because it's not the research that I look at for sure?
First of all, as a non-vaccinated person, you're more likely to die from an ant bite than you are
from measles.
Are you afraid of ants?  I don't think so.  Then you shouldn't be afraid of measles or the
unvaccinated people.
Still though, millions of parents are frothing at the mouth, enraged at parents and people who choose not to follow the crowd and vaccinate, supposedly risking herd immunity.
The media puts it in their heads that if you're NOT vaccinated, you're a menace to their kids and
them.
The bigots among them want to sue the family who refuses to accept pharmaceutical propaganda and questions vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Well, you can try and sue me.  I have two unvaccinated kids.  Unlike working with the media, at least I'd be able to show all the facts in a courtroom.
 Here's a plan of attack for anyone.
I'd start by proving that herd immunity is a failed hypothesis and should never be used to
divide parents or rationalize the blind use of vaccines.  Fortunately, herd immunity is very easy to test:
Find a vaccinated herd and monitor them for infection.  ----- Repeat. ----- That's science: The observation of reproducible results!  Observing the MMR vaccinated herd, we find that they get sick, often. How often?
The New England Journal of Medicine published that, 'An outbreak of measles occurred among adolescents in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the spring of 1985, even though vaccination requirements for school attendance had been thoroughly enforced.'  This same scenario has happened worldwide, numerous times.  Even naturally acquired immunity fails to protect the herd!  This failure of herd immunity was also stressed by the medical journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases.                                                    
Herd immunity can't protect you.
Only your immune system can. Keep it up to snuff and your chances of getting measles or anything else are very low.  Unfortunately, the MMR vaccine won't bolster your immune system. It's a complete failure.  That science is indisputable and proven both in the lab and the courtroom.
In 2012, a class action lawsuit "United States v. Merck & Co. and Chatom Primary Care v. Merck & Co." two virologists from Merck proved that the drug giant falsified testing of the efficacy of the drug and misstated the drug's efficacy to the government as having a 95 percent efficacy rate. In the court trial, it was discovered that, Merck incorporated the use of animal antibodies to artificially inflate the results, but it too failed to achieve Merck's fabricated efficacy rate. Confronted with two failed methodologies, Merck then falsified the test data to guarantee the results IT desired.  Having reached the desired, albeit falsified, efficacy threshold, Merck submitted these fraudulent results to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA).
The CDC, along with Obama and the media need to check their facts better.
After all, it's a child's life we're talking about here!  It gets worse.
Following the trail of the government science leads you to CDC researcher Poul Thorsen.  If you haven't heard about him, Google him.  He was indicted by the Department of Justice for vaccine research fraud and money laundering.  He is currently on the Office of the Inspector General's most wanted list. There's very little to debate when you have the real facts.
The unvaccinated parents have justifiable concerns to avoid shots. But, the vaccinated, even more so.
One brave father stepped forward to show pictures of his 15 month old son playing with his tool box and scrambling through the house to use them on furniture and toys.
Days later he received his MMR shot. 18 years later, he's still in diapers and still learning to speak.
I'll risk measles any day over Merck's crappy science and medicines vaccines.
When herd immunity and vaccines are proven failures, you can't use them as evidence to
encourage vaccination or to sue a family who refuses to accept the flawed status-quo
perpetuated by the pharmaceutically compliant politicians and the media.
Make sure people know about vaccines. They all believe you have to have them to put your children in school. 
Well if that's the case, then home school them. That way there's NO PROBLEMS or ISSUES.
Dr. Erich
Also back by Dr. McFarland.

Irish Lamb Stew
Ingredients
2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 
1 3/4 pounds white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 
3 large leeks, white part only, halved, washed (see Tip) and thinly sliced 
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced 
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth 
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Preparation
Combine lamb, potatoes, leeks, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Put the lid on and cook on low until the lamb is fork-tender, about 8 hours. Stir in parsley before serving.
Tips & Notes
*Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. | Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker
*Tip: To clean leeks, trim and discard green tops and white roots. Split leeks lengthwise and place in plenty of water. Swish the leeks in the water to release any sand or soil. Drain. Repeat until no grit remains
Lamb Chops with Beer and Mustard Sauce
Ingredients
**8 lamb rib chops, about 3 ounces each, trimmed 
**2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half 
**1 teaspoon coconut oil 
**Salt & freshly ground pepper 
**1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth 
**1 12-ounce bottle beer, divided 
**1 tablespoon molasses 
**1 1/2 tablespoons grainy mustard 
**1 teaspoon cornstarch
Preparation
Preheat oven to 400*F.
Rub lamb chops with one of the garlic halves, then brush the chops lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb chops and brown well on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to a small oven proof dish and roast until desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium-rare.
Meanwhile, pour beef broth and 1 cup of the beer into the pan; stir in molasses and the remaining garlic. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid has reduced by half, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove garlic and stir in mustard.
Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons beer (the rest of the beer is for the cook) in a small bowl. Add to the sauce in the pan and whisk until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
We hope you have a fantastic March.
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Happy February, hope you are all doing well, and the New Year is starting off wonderful for you. Well it is that time of month again, our newsletter is here for you to enjoy. If you have any questions about anything in this newsletter please contact Melanie at 256-7454.

Dates to Remember
2/2 Ground Hogs Day
2/11 $25 Day
2/14 Valentines Day
2/16-2/20 Doc out of the Office
2/17 Champions Workshop, tickets here at the office, or online at klemmer.com
2/25 $25 Day
3/8 Daylight Savings Starts
3/11 $25 Day
3/17 St. Patricks Day
3/25 $25 Day
Dr. McFarland will be out of the office from Feb 16th-20th, she will be returning to the office on Feb 23rd. Melanie and our fantastic Massage staff will be here to help with your health needs while the Doc is gone.
It is official the Doc is a Certified Medical Examiner, and it able to do DOT Physicals. We are doing the exams for $95 and that includes either a chiropractic treatment, acupuncture treatment, or a 30 minute massage...so call and schedule if you need one.
Dr McFarland is hosting a Quickening- a personal growth seminar based on the teachings of the Bible. It will be May 1,2,3. You will be able to preview the seminar on April 2nd. If you would like to see a preview before April, come down and for $20 you can join the Champions Workshop and we have the tickets here.
With tax time in full bloom, if you are needing yearly statements, please contact Melanie and she can get them to you.
Week Special
February 16-20th
2 for $90 Massages
2 for $50 Foot Detoxes
2 for $15 Laser, or Ultrasound Therapy
Monthly Special
Buy $100 in gift certificates for you or your loved ones you get a FREE foot detox
 Helpful Hints for Around the House
* Here is a little tip that will save you lot's of money and it's "green" too! If your kitchen drain gets clogged, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and then 3/4 cup of white vinegar, then put a stopper in the drain hole. What sounds like popcorn popping starts. After about 5 minutes, the noise stops and you can remove the stopper and turn on the water. The drain will be clear! This works great on any sink, and it's environmentally friendly and a very easy fix! 

* A lot of people are weekend "warriors" and spend their time cleaning, doing lawn work, repairs and painting. If you have ever spent time painting, you know that the paint can stick with you for days. Gasoline and turpentine have always been the old standbys for cleaning, however, all you really need is a little bit of Noxzema cream. It removes all the paint AND your hands smell great too! 

* All-Purpose Cleaner: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda (or 2 teaspoons borax) into 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water. Store and keep. Use for removal of water deposit stains on shower stall panels, bathroom chrome fixtures, windows, bathroom mirrors, etc.

* Bathroom mold: Mold in bathroom tile grout is a common problem and can be a health concern. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with two parts water in a spray bottle and spray on areas with mold. Wait at least one hour before rinsing or using shower.

* Carpet stains: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray directly on stain, let sit for several minutes, and clean with a brush or sponge using warm soapy water. For fresh grease spots, sprinkle corn starch onto spot and wait 15 - 30 minutes before vacuuming. For a heavy duty carpet cleaner, mix 1/4 cup each of salt, borax and vinegar. Rub paste into carpet and leave for a few hours. Vacuum. 

* Chopping block cleaner: Rub a slice of lemon across a chopping block to disinfect the surface. For tougher stains, squeeze some of the lemon juice onto the spot and let sit for 10 minutes, then wipe.

* Coffee and tea stains: Stains in cups can be removed by applying vinegar to a sponge and wiping. To clean a teakettle or coffee maker, add 2 cups water and 1/4 cup vinegar; bring to a boil. Let cool, wipe with a clean cloth and rinse thoroughly with water.

* Lime Deposits: You can reduce lime deposits in your teakettle by putting in 1/2 cup (125ml) white vinegar and 2 cups water, and gently boiling for a few minutes. Rinse well with fresh water while kettle is still warm.  To remove lime scale on bathroom fixtures, squeeze lemon juice onto affected areas and let sit for several minutes before wiping clean with a wet cloth.

* Mothballs: The common mothball is made of paradichlorobenzene, which is harmful to liver and kidneys. Cedar chips in a cheesecloth square, or cedar oil in an absorbent cloth will repel moths. The cedar should be 'aromatic cedar', also referred to as juniper in some areas. Cedar chips are available at many craft supply stores, or make your own using a plane and a block of cedar from the lumberyard.

Homemade moth-repelling sachets can also be made with lavender, rosemary, vetiver and rose petals.
Dried lemon peels are also a natural moth deterrent - simply toss into clothes chest, or tie in cheesecloth and hang in the closet.
Braised Balsamic Chicken
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon garlic salt
ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cu p balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Season both sides of chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper.
 Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook seasoned chicken breasts until chicken is browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
 Pour diced tomatoes and balsamic vinegar over chicken; season with basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
 Coconut Cream Pie
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 cups coconut milk
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup  coconut  sugar
1/4  cup coconut  flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch)pie shell, baked
1 cup fresh made whipped cream

   (Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
 Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. 
In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.

 Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours. Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.

1 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp confectioners sugar...mix all together, until peaks form.)
From the Doc...Ways to make Recipes Healthier

* Unsweetened applesauce for sugar: Using applesauce in place of sugar can give the necessary sweetness without the extra calories and, well, sugar. While one cup of unsweetened applesauce contains only about 100 calories, a cup of sugar can pack in more than 770 calories! This swap is perfect for oatmeal raisin cookies. Pro tip: You can sub sugar for apple sauce in a 1:1 ratio, but for every cup of applesauce you use, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup.

* Coconut flour for flour: High in fiber and low in carbohydrates, coconut flour is a great partial substitute for wheat flour in baking recipes. Be careful, though*using more than half a cup at a time could allow the flour*s bitterness to take over. Substitutes can be tricky in baking, so when using coconut flour, be sure to add an equal amount of extra liquid! In baked goods, you generally want to substitute only 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut flour for 1 cup of wheat flour. 

* Quinoa for couscous, or rice:  While couscous is made from processed wheat flour, quinoa is a whole-grain superfood packed with protein and nutrients. Bonus points: They have almost the exact same texture.

* Zucchini ribbons for pasta: Thin strips or ribbons of zucchini are a great stand in for carb-packed pastas. Plus, it*s one excuse to skip the boiling*simply sautee for a few minutes until soft.

* Spaghetti squash for pasta: Roasted and pulled apart with a fork, spaghetti squash is a great low-carb and lower-calorie substitute for pasta. One squash will make between two and three servings.

* Lettuce leaves for tortilla wraps: It's  a perfect swap, forgoing the carbs for fresh lettuce is a fun (and easy) switch that can lighten up any wrap or taco dish.

* Quinoa for oatmeal: Cooked with almond milk or coconut milk and some cinnamon, quinoa makes a perfect protein-packed hot breakfast.

* Arugula, romaine, spinach, and/or kale for iceberg lettuce: All greens are not created equal. Darker greens usually mean more nutrients like iron, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Sorry, iceberg's just not cutting it anymore. Go out and get some grown-up greens.

* Coconut milk for cream: Coconut milk is a great substitute for heavy cream in soups and stews. And don't be turned off by the word *coconut* it doesn't taste like the sweetened shredded kind!

* Olive oil, or coconut oil for butter: When cooking eggs, this simple switch is a great way to cut down on saturated fats while getting a healthy dose of essential omega-3 fatty acids.

* Steaming for boiling:  While both are great options for meats and veggies, steaming is king because it removes fewer nutrients from vegetables. While boiling can leech out some of the better nutrients, steaming keeps all that green goodness inside the veggies.
We hope you have a fantastic February, and we hope to see you in the clinic

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Here is what is going on this November at the clinic.

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DATES:

November 4 - Voting Day, bring your "I VOTED" sticker and get $5.00 off your visit.

November 11 - Veteran's Day - we honor our Veteran's and offer them $25 Adjustments, $25 Acupuncture and $45 one-hour massages.

November 11 - Champions Workshop, see Klemmer.com for the "Champions" in Grand Junction!

November 12 - $25 Day

November 19 - $25 Day (yes, one week apart!)

We are OPEN the day after Thanksgiving, November 28, look for our Black Friday special on Facebook, email, Twitter, Blog and word of mouth announcement!

Traditional Shepherds Pie

Ingredients
1 lb elk burger
1 1/2 lbs potatoes
large onion
2 oz mushrooms
bay leaf
2 carrots
1 oz coconut flour
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 oz coconut oil
4 tbsp coconut milk
1/2 pint beef stock
2 oz cheese

Dry fry the elk with the chopped onion, bay leaf, sliced mushrooms and diced carrots for 8-10 minutes. Add the flour and stir in the  mixture. Slowly blend in the stock and tomato puree. Cook, stirring until the mixture thickens and boils. Cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and place in a 3 pint oven proof serving dish.

At the same time, cook the potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes until tender. Drain well, mash with the oil and milk and mix well. Spread on top of the mince mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese.(if desired)

Bake for 15-20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at  400 degrees. Serve hot with green vegetables

Sauted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed 
4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 
1 large onion, diced 
4 sprigs thyme  plus 2 teaspoons leaves, divided 
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt 
Freshly ground pepper to taste 
2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)


Preparation
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. If sprouts are very small, cut in half; otherwise cut into quarters. Cook the sprouts until barely tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until brown but not crisp, 3 to 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel. Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan.
Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned, reducing the heat if necessary, about 4 minutes. Stir in thyme (or savory) sprigs, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high, add the Brussels sprouts, and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until tender and warmed through, about 3 minutes. Remove the herb sprigs. Add the bacon, thyme leaves and lemon juice, if using, and toss.

Here are the top 10 toxins that our children are exposed to regularly:
1.*Mercury Fillings. The mercury in these fillings is slowly leached into your kid*s body everyday which causes long term neurological damage. This mercury exposure is made even worse by the other sources your child is exposed to from vaccines and other drugs.

2.*Toxins in Vaccines. Vaccines are not as safe as you may have been led to believe. I do not intend to discuss the validity of vaccines in this post. I would refer you to NVIC and Vactruth.com for a full discussion of this important issue. However, please do educate yourself fully before deciding which vaccines and how many vaccines to give to your child. Regardless of your vaccine decision, they are filled with toxic chemicals that damage your child*s health and cause disease. Here are just some of the common vaccine ingredients posted on the CDC website(6) * that may shock you:

**Formaldehyde- also used to preserve dead things                   *Acerttone
**Mercury (thimerosal), especially in flu vaccines                     * Antifreeze
**Aluminum- highly associated with alzheimer*s disease          * Ammonium sulfate    
**GMO yeast                                                                                  * Soy Protein extracts
**Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)                                              * Egg Protein extracts
**Antibiotics (neomycin, streptomycin)                                      * Chicken embryo cells
**Human cells from aborted fetal tissue                                      * Calf serum  protein                                
**Cells from pig and horse blood                                                 * Monkey kidney cells

3.*Prescription Drugs. I discussed the problem with antibiotics that my child experienced. That was only scratching the surface. Prescription drugs are all toxic and inherently dangerous. ADHD drugs are especially dangerous and toxic. They belong to a class of drugs called amphetamines and are similar to street drugs like meth and speed. No parent would even consider handing their child meth. However, when a doctor gives you a prescription for a legal version of the same thing, unfortunately, most parents don*t even think twice about giving it to their kids every day. Even worse, more and more kids are being prescribed antidepressant drugs as well with devastating effects, such as suicide.

4.*MSG in foods and personal care products. MSG is everywhere. It is very toxic and results in many health problems. Read How to Avoid Being Secretly Poisoned by MSG to learn more about this important issue.

5.*Toxins in processed foods and fast foods. Have you thought about the amount of synthetic chemicals, preservatives, nitrates and artificial colors and flavors in the hot dog that you give your child for lunch? These chemicals are used in all processed and fast foods and are a constant source of toxicity.

6.*Toxins in Laundry products. These products may smell nice, however, the chemicals that create that fragrance are cancer-causing toxins. They are absorbed by your clothing and then absorbed through your skin and into your body.

7.*Toxins in shampoo and personal care products (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc). Have you read the back of your shampoo or body wash bottle lately? Chances are that you will not recognize 99% of the ingredients. Neither will your body when they are absorbed through your skin.

8.*Toxins in household cleaning products. Window cleaners state on the bottle that they are harmful or fatal if swallowed. Bleach will certainly cause grave danger if ingested. Though we don*t drink them, these chemicals are absorbed into our bodies by inhalation or through our skin.

9.*Pesticides in the home, food, and environment. We use pesticides in the home that get into our bodies by inhalation or accidental skin exposure. We consume produce and meat that contain ridiculous levels of pesticides.

10.*Soda pop. Both depending on where you live soda (and) pop contain high amounts of phosphoric acid which literally dissolves your child's teeth and leads to softening of the bones as well. Not to mention the high fructose corn syrup causing toxicity, obesity and diabetes.

We hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, and upcoming Holiday Season.

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October Newsletter 2014

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Hello everyone, welcome to October.  In the video above is our dates to remember, so for those please enjoy our little video. Here is the following in our newsletter:

10/3 No School

10/3-10/5 Personal Mastery

10/6-10/10 No School - District 51

10/8 $25 Day

10/13 Clinic open for Massage only

10/22 $25 Day!

10/31 Halloween

11/2 Daylight Savings

11/4 Election Day

11/12 $25 Day

11/19 $25 Day

11/26 Open 9-12 first come, first serve

11/27 Thanksgiving - Clinic closed

Sodium Intake and AutoImmune Diseases
(NaturalNews) Processed foods and the loads of nutrient-stripped salt that they typically contain could be a leading cause of autoimmune disease, according to new research. Scientists from Yale University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany found that excess consumption of refined and processed salt increases one's risk of developing conditions like asthma, eczema, alopecia and multiple sclerosis (MS).

An international team of researchers sampled 2,124 fast food items from places like Domino's Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Subway, testing them for salt content. They found that most of the products sold at these establishments contain excessively high amounts of processed salt -- and in the U.S., at levels up to twice that of other countries. Even when some of the products tested were branded as being "low-fat" or "low-calorie," researchers found that they contained unseemly high amounts of salt to compensate for their lack of flavor. The result of this, they say, is that certain cells in the body become hyperactive in the presence of this salt, potentially triggering an inflammatory process that can lead to autoimmune disease. "This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases," stated the authors.


Refined salt associated with autoimmune-promoting inflammation
In order to fend off harmful pathogens, the body relies upon T cells, which help activate the immune cells responsible for targeting bacteria or viruses. Included in the T cells category is a subset of cells known as Th17, which adaptively develop, as needed, to address incoming threats. When exposed to refined table salt, however, these Th17 cells tend to malfunction, becoming more aggressive than usual.

It is in this aggressive state, Th17 cells promote inflammation rather than mitigate it, a phenomenon that a growing number of scientists believes is a trigger for autoimmune disorders. In the lab, tests revealed that exposure to refined salt causes Th17 cells to release up to 10 times more cytokines than normal. This so-called cytokine "storm" can damage the immune system by overextending it, which in some cases results in the body attacking itself rather than appropriate foreign invaders.


Mineral-rich sea and earth salts have opposite effect 
Salt is an important part of life, of course, but the type of salt consumed makes all the difference. Unlike refined table salt, sea and earth salts that contain dozens of unique trace minerals are highly beneficial and have not been shown to cause the type of immune damage that can result from consuming too much processed salt.

A unique transformation occurs when the trace minerals in sea and earth salts are exposed to water, which separates them into mineral ions that the body uses to perform a multitude of important functions. These minerals carry an electrical charge, hence their designation as electrolytes, that protects against disease. They are also critical in the normal function of cells and organs. These trace minerals and their resultant electrolytes simply don't exist in processed sodium chloride, the most common type of salt used in processed foods. Both processed salt and the processed foods to which it is added contain minimal nutrition, hence the dysfunction that results from consuming them.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the crisp and golden brown.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (9 inch)organic premade graham cracker pie crust.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg
whipped cream*


1.*Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2.*In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
3.*Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
4.*Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.
*homemade whipped cream, mix 1 cup  heavy whipping cream and 1 tbsp confectioners sugar until peaks form, do not over mix, could cause lumpy or butter like

Part 3- Uses of Coconut Oil
1.*Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally
2.*A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
3.*To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
4.*Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth-gargling with it like mouthwash
5.*Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
6.*By itself as a natural deodorant
7.*By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
8.*For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally and internally
9.*Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism
10.*As a safe cooking oil for deep frying
11.*A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion
12.*Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
13.*As a completely natural baby lotion
14.*On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
15.*Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent
16.*Can be used on mom*s nipple and baby*s mouth to help treat thrush
17.*Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
18.*Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack
19.*Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
20.*When taken regularly, it can help fight candida
21.*When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
22.*Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
23.*Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
24.*On cuticles to help nails grow
25.*Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
26.*Add to smoothies to give them a nutritional boost
27.*Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
28.*In any recipes where vegetable oils are used
29.*Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
30.*One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it /and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
31.  Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms
32.*Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness

Happy Halloween

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ANTIDEPRESSANT?? Another Great Comedian, Robin Williams, Lost to Suicide or Murder?

In 1998 the world lost comedian Phil Hartman in a tragic murder/suicide. We also came too close to losing Jim Carey and Roseanne Barr to the same medications that took Phil from us * antidepressants. But just how similar was Robin William*s situation to that of singer Del Shannon who was lost to antidepressants in 1990?
Del Shannon (Charles Westover) died February 8, 1990. February 26, 1990 People ran a ridiculous article titled *Singer Del Shoots Himself, Leaving Others to Wonder Why He Ran Away* It went on to say, *For now, Shannon*s family and friends, like the character in the singer*s most famous song, can only wonder why.*

In September of 1991 I met Del*s wife, Lee Anne, after she had learned why she lost Del. We became fast friends when we both testified before the FDA Advisory Committee on Prozac induced suicide. We were to later learn that the members of that committee had major vested interests in the millions but were allowed to sign wavers stating that those funds would not influence their vote that day. And so the committee reassured the world that Prozac was not causing suicides as they ran home to count their money coming in from the drug makers.

From the beginning Del*s wife believed her husband*s death must have been an accident. *Del was too loving, too considerate a person to do something like this,* she says. *He would never do it, knowing it would hurt those who loved him.*

By the time we met a year and a half later she had learned his death was murder, pre-meditated murder via Prozac with the culpable parties being Eli Lilly and his family physician. Del*s career was beginning to really take off again and he was quickly reaching burn out. So he had gone to his family doctor who suggested Prozac. After going very holistic to beat a previous alcohol addiction Del refused the prescription because he did not want to use chemicals of any kind any longer. So the doctor told him that Prozac was not a chemical, but a mineral he was missing! Three weeks later he shot himself after kissing his wife as she left for the grocery store.

The People magazine article addressed his previous drinking problem: *When I was 20, I was drinking,* Shannon told the Los Angeles Times last year. *When I was 30, I was drinking more, and at 40, way too much.*
The one major issue that caught my attention in 1990 with this first SSRI antidepressant, Prozac, the mother of all SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, was the compulsion to drink alcohol. Living in Salt Lake City at the time I watched Mormons raised without any alcohol become staggering alcoholics almost overnight when given Prozac.

Then as Zoloft was introduced we found it to be doing the same and such has been the case with all of these serotonergic medications since then. Someone who has a problem with alcohol should NEVER be given an antidepressant because of the potential of these drugs to produce these overwhelming cravings for alcohol!

Did Del*s use of Prozac bring those cravings for alcohol back making him think he could never overcome his addiction that he was so sure he had beaten leading him to lose all hope? The possibility is a strong one with more recent studies showing that almost half of those who take SSRIs after a problem with alcohol will INCREASE their drinking.

According to reports Robin Williams had recently been dealing with alcohol problems and went into rehab. Rehabs are notorious for prescribing antidepressants! I would hope his family would persue this and look for what really happened to Robin. If an antidepressant had been consumed this was not a suicide, but a premeditated murder! Warnings should be given for those who have had problems with alcohol or drugs in the past.-t.

Part 2 of Uses for Coconut
1.There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
2.With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works
3.In natural Homemade Sunscreen
4.In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters
5.In a filling and energy boosting Brain Powder Smoothie
6.Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
7.Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
8.There is some evidence that coconut oil helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites or yeast
9.Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
10.Can help improve insulin levels
11.Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
12.Can help improve cholesterol ratios
13.Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
14.In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars
15.As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe
16.Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
17.Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
18.After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
19.Is an immediate source of energy when eaten and isn*t stored as fat
20.As a natural personal lubricant that won*t disturb vaginal flora
21.As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
22.In natural homemade diaper cream
23.As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
24.When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
25.To season cast iron skillets
26.It*s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
27.Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
28.Can help resolve acne when used regularly
29.Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
30.I*ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
31.On split ends to de-frizz
32.By itself as a great tanning oil
33.Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet

Happy September to you all!!

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$25 Acupuncture
$25 Detoxes
$45 Hour Massages
Exams regular price
Regular Price List
$50 Adjustment
$50 Acupuncture
$40 Detoxes
$65 Hour Massage
$70 New Patient Exam
$35-$50 Re exam Fee

Child/Student/Senior Prices
$25 Adjustments
$25 Acupuncture
$25 Detoxes
$45 Hour Massages
Exams regular price

Monthly Special
Get your child's school physical done, and get $5 off your next regularly priced visit

Detox Special
Buy 1 regular price get 2nd 1/2 off. Total of $60 Savings of $20
If you have been swimming in chlorinated pools, or have been dealing with summertime chemicals, think about your body, and come get a detox.

Come join us at the Western Colorado Classic Auto Event August 30th-31st, Canyon View Park.
All proceeds benefit Hilltop

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies.  When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.  They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.
However backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers.  Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints.  This can lead to severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.  Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely. When choosing the right backpack look for the following:


Wide, padded shoulder straps: narrow straps can dig into shoulders, this can cause pain and restrict circulation.
Two shoulder straps: backpacks with one shoulder that runs across the body cannot distribute weight evenly.
Waist strap: a waist strap can distribute the weight of a heavy load more evenly.
Lightweight backpack: The backpack itself should not add much weight to the load
rolling backpack: This type may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. 


To prevent injury when using a backpack, do the following:
Always use both shoulder straps: Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles. Wearing a strap on one shoulder may increase curvature of the spine.
Tighten the straps: so that the pack is close to the body. The straps should hold the pack 2 inches above the waist.


Pack light: The pack should never weigh more than 15% of the students body weight.
Organize the backpack: Utilize all the compartments in the pack, that is what they are there for, put heavier items closest to the center of the back.


Use your school locker: Do not carry everything at once, only put what you need to use at the time needed.
Bend using both knees: when bending down, never bend at the waist, when wearing or lifting a heavy pack.
Learn back-strengthening exercises: to build up the muscles used to carry a backpack.


As a parent there are a few things you can do to help your child, for instance encourage your child to tell you when they are hurting or feeling discomfort in their back...never ignore the back pain. Talk to your child's school about how you can lighten their loads.  You can also consider about getting a second set of textbooks for your child to keep at home. The most important thing as a parent you can do, is make sure your child gets a chiropractic adjustment regularly...if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Dr. McFarland.

Tangy Ginger Lime Salad Dressing
1 cup reduced sodium non MSG soy sauce
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili oil
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 tsp onion powder

Combine all ingredients evenly, chill before serving

Green Goddess Chive Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
1 chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp chopped tarragon
1 tsp organic sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

In a blender or food processor, mix all ingredients until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste, cover and chill before serving, will keep for up to 3 days.

Honey Citrus Dressing
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp orange juice from fresh oranges
2 tsp green onion, chopped
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey

In a blender, mix ingredients for about 2 minutes, add salt and pepper for taste

Super Summer Kale Salad
1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
1 lb shelled snap peas
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
1 cup carrot, shredded
2/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup cashew pieces
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds

Toss ingredients together in a bowl, and either chill or serve.

Summer Pasta Salad
1 lb gluten free penne pasta
1 cucumber chopped
4 oz sliced olives
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped baby carrots
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp celery salt

Boil pasta in pot for 8-10 minutes until done.

In a bowl mix all ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste, refrigerate until serving.

From the Doc- 3 part series on Why Coconut Oil

Part 1-
1.*In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
2.*Taken supplementally for daily energy
3.*As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I*ll drink coffee)
4.*On the skin as a basic lotion
5.*In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
6.*In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
7.*As an eye-makeup remover
8.*As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby*s bottom)
9.*In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste
10.*To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
11.*To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
12.*To support healthy thyroid function
13.*In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
14.*To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
15.*As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
16.*In homemade lotion recipes
17.*To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
18.*Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
19.*As a delicious tropical massage oil
20.*It*s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism
21.*A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
22.*As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
23.*Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
24.*Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
25.*Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
26.*Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
27.*As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
28.     On feet to fight athlete*s foot or fungus
29.*In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
30.*Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema

We hope you have a fantastic school year

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July 2014 Newsletter

Price list for $25 Day
$25 Adjustment
$25 Acupuncture
$25 Detoxes
$45 Hour Massages
Exams regular price


Regular Price List
$50 Adjustment
$50 Acupuncture
$40 Detoxes
$65 Hour Massage
$70 New Patient Exam
$35-$50 Re exam Fee

Child/Student/Senior Prices
$25 Adjustments
$25 Acupuncture
$25 Detoxes
$45 Hour Massages
Exams regular price

Monthly Special
Get your child's school physical done, and get $5 off your next regularly priced visit

Detox Special


Buy 1 regular price get 2nd 1/2 off. Total of $60 Savings of $20


If you have been swimming in chlorinated pools, or have been dealing with summertime chemicals, think about your body, and come get a detox.

Come join us at the Western Colorado Classic Auto Event August 30th-31st, Canyon View Park.
All proceeds benefit Hilltop

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies.  When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.  They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.


However backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers.  Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints.  This can lead to severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.  Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely. When choosing the right backpack look for the following:


Wide, padded shoulder straps: narrow straps can dig into shoulders, this can cause pain and restrict circulation.


Two shoulder straps: backpacks with one shoulder that runs across the body cannot distribute weight evenly.


Waist strap: a waist strap can distribute the weight of a heavy load more evenly.
Lightweight backpack: The backpack itself should not add much weight to the load
rolling backpack: This type may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. 
To prevent injury when using a backpack, do the following:


Always use both shoulder straps: Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles. Wearing a strap on one shoulder may increase curvature of the spine.


Tighten the straps: so that the pack is close to the body. The straps should hold the pack 2 inches above the waist.


Pack light: The pack should never weigh more than 15% of the students body weight.
Organize the backpack: Utilize all the compartments in the pack, that is what they are there for, put heavier items closest to the center of the back.
Use your school locker: Do not carry everything at once, only put what you need to use at the time needed.
Bend using both knees: when bending down, never bend at the waist, when wearing or lifting a heavy pack.


Learn back-strengthening exercises: to build up the muscles used to carry a backpack.


As a parent there are a few things you can do to help your child, for instance encourage your child to tell you when they are hurting or feeling discomfort in their back...never ignore the back pain. Talk to your child's school about how you can lighten their loads.  You can also consider about getting a second set of textbooks for your child to keep at home. The most important thing as a parent you can do, is make sure your child gets a chiropractic adjustment regularly...if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Dr. McFarland.

Tangy Ginger Lime Salad Dressing
1 cup reduced sodium non MSG soy sauce
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili oil
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 tsp onion powder

Combine all ingredients evenly, chill before serving

Green Goddess Chive Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
1 chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp chopped tarragon
1 tsp organic sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

In a blender or food processor, mix all ingredients until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste, cover and chill before serving, will keep for up to 3 days.

Honey Citrus Dressing
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp orange juice from fresh oranges
2 tsp green onion, chopped
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey

In a blender, mix ingredients for about 2 minutes, add salt and pepper for taste

Super Summer Kale Salad
1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
1 lb shelled snap peas
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
1 cup carrot, shredded
2/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup cashew pieces
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds

Toss ingredients together in a bowl, and either chill or serve.

Summer Pasta Salad
1 lb gluten free penne pasta
1 cucumber chopped
4 oz sliced olives
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped baby carrots
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp celery salt

Boil pasta in pot for 8-10 minutes until done.

In a bowl mix all ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste, refrigerate until serving.

3 part series on Why Coconut Oil Part 1-
1.*In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
2.*Taken supplementally for daily energy
3.*As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I*ll drink coffee)
4.*On the skin as a basic lotion
5.*In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
6.*In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
7.*As an eye-makeup remover
8.*As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby*s bottom)
9.*In making your own Remineralizing Toothpaste
10.*To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
11.*To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
12.*To support healthy thyroid function
13.*In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
14.*To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
15.*As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
16.*In homemade lotion recipes
17.*To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
18.*Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
19.*As a delicious tropical massage oil
20.*It*s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism
21.*A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
22.*As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
23.*Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
24.*Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
25.*Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
26.*Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
27.*As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
28.On feet to fight athlete*s foot or fungus
29.*In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
30.*Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema

We hope you have a fantastic school year

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June 2014 Newsletter:

~~Happy June everyone, hope you are all doing well. Here is this months newsletter, if you have any questions on anything you read, please give us a call at the clinic.

Well it looks like Dr. McFarland will be coming home the week of June 9th...as we get more information we will let you know.

We would like to send a huge thank you to Dr. Wyatt for helping us out in the clinic while Dr. McFarland was away.

We would like to also send a big thank you to all of you, we know this has been a long process, but with the loyalty you have given us; Dr. McFarland will be coming home to a clinic full of patients.


Monthly Specials
Buy Dad a $50 or more gift certificate and get $5 off your next regularly priced treatment.

We also still have any 2 procedures $90, until the doc gets back.

Dates to Remember
6/3 Champions workshop, tickets at klemmer.com
6/11 $25 Day- If  Doc is back
6/15 Fathers Day
6/21 1st day of Summer
6/25 $25 Day
6/27-6/29 Personal Mastery tickets at klemmer.com

7/4 4th of July
7/9 $25 Day
7/23 $25 Day

African Curry
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 bay leaf
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled  tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, bones and skin removed, cut into pieces
1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 lemon, juiced

Directions
Heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and bay leaf, and saute until onion is lightly browned. Mix tomatoes, curry powder, and salt into the skillet, and continue cooking about 5 minutes. Mix in the chicken, and cook 15 to 20 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear.
 Reduce skillet heat to low. Stirring constantly, gradually blend in the coconut milk over a period of about 10 minutes. Mix in lemon juice just before serving.


Ugandan Kabobs
1 cup plain coconut milk yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced*
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley*
3 slices gluten free whole wheat bread*
3 eggs, beaten*
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce*
1 1/2 cups gluten free dried bread crumbs
1 cup French-fried onions
3 cloves garlic, minced*
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarsely crushed coriander seed
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 pounds ground beef
3 cups coconut oil for frying

In a mixing bowl, mix together yogurt, salt, small jalapeno pepper, and 3 tablespoons chopped parsley.    Set dipping sauce aside.
Soak bread slices in water for 3 minutes. Remove from water, and squeeze out excess moisture. Crumble into a large bowl. Mix in eggs and Worcestershire sauce. Mix in dried bread crumbs, fried onions, garlic, ginger, ground cumin, crushed coriander seed, 4 tablespoons parsley, and large jalapeno pepper. Add ground beef, and work in with your hands until well mixed.
  Roll mixture into balls the size of walnuts.
Heat 3 cups of oil in a large, deep, heavy bottomed frying pan until piping hot, about 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cook meatballs a few at a time in hot oil until brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes. To check for doneness, cut one in half to see if cooked through; it should be cooked in the center. Remove from oil using a slotted spoon, and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Insert a toothpick into each meatball for serving and dipping. Serve hot or cold with dipping sauce.

(NaturalNews) There are usually four choices of drink sweeteners at every convenient store, restaurant and coffee shop, and you're lucky if they are carrying a package that's brown and comes from Hawaii. Otherwise, if you're ripping the top off some "no calorie sweetener" whose name starts with an "S," an "N" or an "E," you are in for a long-term, rude awakening. Yes, those colorful packets of chemical sweetener will mix in cold drinks, but there is no such thing as sweet cancer! Sugar in the raw is the choice you should be making, if it's available. The little brown packet is molasses in crystal form. If you choose a honey packet, you're probably getting processed junk from China (might not even be honey). If you choose the white packet, you are choosing sugar that's been irradiated and bleached, like white pasta and white flour. You don't want to be eating bleach regularly, now do you? You should be bringing non-chemicalized sweetener (organic) with you if you have this daily habit.
 Colorful little cancer packets
Sweet'n Low comes in a pretty little pink packet. Many years ago, in fact, decades ago, science warned us about saccharin causing cancer in rats, but people forgot. This synthetic stuff dissolves in just seconds with a weird little fizz, and then the horrible aftertaste is the warning sign most people try to ignore so they can "cut calories," but what's really going on in their body?
 Equal, the little baby-blue packet of ultra-sweetness with "0" calories, is quite original. This one contains aspartame and acesulfame potassium. They have to publish their little warning about phenylketonurics because it contains phenylalanine. Most people can't even pronounce these. The latter "P" word/ingredient is known to produce seizures and act as a neurotoxin at high levels in the brain. Even scarier, you won't see methanol listed on the back, but aspartame contains methanol. Too much methanol can make you go blind. What's happening to our "legal" food and why is the FDA ignoring the dangers of this? There is a practical and unethical reason for that.
 Splenda comes in a bright and sun-shiny, happy little yellow packet. This contains maltodextrin and sucralose. That means a "daughter" of MSG is contained with synthetics in a nifty little chemical combination that magically turns 12 to 16 ounces of anything instantly sweet. This is called "clean labeling," and it's a trick that Big Food uses to con you. There is nothing clean or "essential" about swallowing chemicals that cause health detriment, period. What happens when you mix neurotoxins with stuff that gives rats tumors? Are you mixing MSG with aspartame? Humans are starting to be their own "judge" and use common sense! Use brown sugar, sugar in the raw, organic honey, organic maple syrup, xylitol or stevia.
 The "sweet" devil wears a cloak
You see, sucralose sounds like sucrose. Aspartame sounds like aspartic acid. Saccharine sounds like saccharide. Nutra sounds like nutrition. Equal means "equivalent." These are the ultimate tricks to have you believe that these ingredients are just harmless sugar substitutes. These "clean labeling" swindles are made to sound natural and harmless, when quite the opposite is true.
 The LA Times reported, "A large American study, conducted by the National Cancer Institute and published in the journal Epidemiology in 1994, found a 30% higher risk of bladder cancer in people who consumed more than 1.6 grams of artificial sweetener a day."
 Are you cutting some calories by drinking chemicals that cause cancer? Cancer victims on chemotherapy lose a lot of weight, because they have no appetite. Is that where this is heading? One in three people get cancer, or more. Only half survive. Convenience, when it comes to non-organic food and synthetic food, has an ultimate price -- bad health. Why would you ever eat or drink anything that is not natural and that is made in a laboratory? Don't do it. Don't be a statistic; you are smarter than that, and you deserve an organic life.

Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful Dads out there...

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May 2014 Newsletter:
Happy May everyone, we hope you are all doing well, and enjoying the mostly warm weather, not quite sure about the snow we got yesterday. We finally have good news from Uganda, the court date has happened, now just waiting for the written judgement, and the rest of the US Embassy paperwork, then Shalona and Grace will be home; hopefully in a couple of weeks. Here are the goings on here in the clinic this month, hope you enjoy them:
Well as of the time of this newsletter we still are unsure of when Dr. McFarland will be getting back with Grace. We thank you for sticking with us during this topsy turvy time. Dr Wyatt is still here on Wednesdays for adjustments, and Ashley is here most of the other days for your massages. If you have any questions, please call us at the office. It is such a blessing to have such wonderful patients, as we have with all of you.
Dates to Remember
5/11- Mother's Day
5/14- $25 Day
5/26- Memorial Day
5/28- Possible $25 Day, call for info.
6/3 Champions workshop, tickets
klemmer.com
6/11- $25 Day
6/15- Father's Day
6/21- 1st day of summer
6/25- $25 Day
6/27-29- Personal Mastery tickets at klemmer.com
On May 14th, we are doing a $25 day. It is 1st come, 1st serve.
Slots are very limited so call and get yours today.
With Mother's Day fast approaching, we have decided our monthly special will revolve around MOM. Buy mom a gift certificate valued at $50 or more, and get $5 off your regularly priced service. Buy mom a regularly priced hour massage and for an extra $15 give mom the gift of an extra foot treatment, which includes a hot aromatherapy towel, and aromatherapy lotion. Until Dr. McFarland returns we are still running the 2 for $90 special, so come in and get yours while they are still here. Once the doc gets back, they are gone.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
(NaturalNews) With thousands of toxins circulating in the world it can be very easy to become overwhelmed. Formerly nutritious foods have been denatured to the point that they have very little benefit, and air and water have become dangerously polluted. These are 5 toxins to be especially concerned about.

Heavy metals: are not something that people should normally concern themselves about with regards to food, air, water, and personal care products. Unfortunately, that is not the current situation. Common exposure points to heavy metals include seafood, dental amalgams, vaccinations, personal care products, pots and pans, baking powder, smoke, paint, water, work sites, and chem trails. These deadly toxins can immediately wreak havoc, causing chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog, gastrointestinal problems, allergies, headaches, depression, skin problems, insomnia, paralysis, and more.

GMOs Genetically modified organisms (GMOs): are foods that have been created by gene-splicing vegetable seedlings with poisonous pesticides, herbicides, and bacteria so plants are inherently protected from pests that may try to damage them. With 85 percent of all corn, soy, and canola oil being GMO and the fact that they are some of the most heavily consumed food products on the planet, people find themselves with a major problem. Add in sugar beets, cotton, and other popular grains which may be contaminated or are on the agenda to become GMO (wheat, rice), and there is a nutritional apocalypse in the making. As a result of this engineered process, consumers are essentially consuming toxic seeds laced with chemicals that are known to mutate cells of the body, resulting in tumors and other forms of cancer.

Radiation: There are a few forms of radiation, but the most deadly that are currently polluting the planet are cesium-137 and electromagnetic radiation. With recent radiation tests done by county officials on the shores of California showing a 500 percent increase in radiation, it is now widely believed by experts that cesium-137 has entered the food chain so any seafood caught in the Pacific ocean is very suspect of significant contamination. However, that is not as widespread a concern as electromagnetic radiation. With the omnipresence of wifi signals, cell phones, TVs, computers, and microwaves this type of radiation is nearly impossible to avoid. On May 31, 2013, the World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer issued a report admitting that cell phones might indeed cause cancer, classifying EMFs as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (Class 2B).

Xenoestrogens: or man made estrogen mimicking molecules, are a very common toxin found intertwined in day-to-day life. The most common places they can be found include plastic containers, lining of canned food, Styrofoam cups and containers, cosmetics and toiletries, and agricultural chemicals. These hormone disrupters can cause all kinds of hormone related issues including poor sleep, energy, and libido, as well as hormonal related cancers such as breast, ovary, and prostate cancer.

Artificial sweeteners: The drum has been beaten for quite some time on the dangers of artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose (Splenda), but that hasn't stopped many people from consuming the products that contain it. It is found in diet sodas, yogurt, chewing gum, cooking sauces, tabletop sweeteners, flavored water, cereals, and sugar free products. Aspartame is combination of chemicals, namely aspartic acid (an amino acid with excitatory effects on brain cells), methanol and phenylalanine and scientists are placing it at the higher end of the range of what is considered toxic. Ninety different symptoms have been documented as a result of aspartame consumption, including anxiety attacks, slurred speech, fatigue, depression, migraines, tinnitus, vertigo, heart palpitations, nausea, and muscle spasms.
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Ingredients:
*Kosher salt
3 pounds green beans, trimmed of stem end
*1/2 cup skin on sliced almonds
*3 tablespoons coconut oil
*5 tablespoons extra virgin oil
*2 large onions, sliced thin
*2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
*Freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
Fill a large high sided skillet with some water, adding enough to be just shy of the rim of the pan by about 1 inch. Place over high heat and bring up to boil; add a big pinch of salt and the green beans. Cook for about 5 minutes, the beans should still be crisp. Drain the beans and then run them under some cold water to stop them from cooking. Reserve the beans while you start the onions.
Return the skillet you cooked the beans in to the cook top over medium heat. Add the almonds and toast stirring every now and then until golden, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the almonds from the skillet and reserve. Return the skillet to the heat and add the coconut oil and olive oil and heat until the butter has melted. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook stirring frequently until the onions caramelize, 20 to 25 minutes. Add the thyme, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the cooked cooled green beans and almonds, and stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Apricot Chicken w/ Balsamic Vinegar
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins, cut into bite-size pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 large onion, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste
20 dried apricots
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
Directions
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the hot oil until golden brown around the edges, but still pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, and cook for about 3 minutes more. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, bring it to a simmer, and allow it to reduce for a few minutes.
Cut half of the apricots in half, leaving the others whole. Place the apricots into the skillet, and pour in the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the apricot preserves and thyme. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the apricots have softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.
NaturalNews) Tough time falling asleep? According to the American Psychiatric Association, most people are unable to obtain proper levels of sleep, which impacts mental and physical health. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation says that insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, one that affects almost 60 percent of people in the U.S. Lack of sleep can take its toll on health by increasing the chances of work place and drowsing-driving accidents, and it can even lead to conditions such as depression and obesity. In some cases, ongoing lack of sleep can make these health issues chronic problems. At the core of this is the hormone serotonin. Associated with calm and sleepy feelings, serotonin is essential for achieving a good night's rest, and lack of it is often a key reason behind people's inability to sleep well, if at all.
The importance of tryptophane
To sleep better, it's important to eat foods that contain high levels of tryptophane. This amino acid can't be made by the body, so consumption of tryptophane-rich foods is essential. Once in the body and with easy access to the brain, it helps to make that vital hormone, serotonin.
The bottom line is that serotonin regulates mood and sleep cycles, and to do so, tryptophane is a must-have part of the process. So, too, is melatonin, which also helps regulate the body's sleep cycle.
Top sleep-promoting foods

Here are some of the top foods to eat to ensure a more restful sleep
1. Nuts: Most notably, nuts like hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews and almonds are good choices.
2. Organic Legumes: Black beans, kidney beans and split peas help promote better rest.
3. Bananas: What's important about bananas is that they digest slowly in the body, which means that serotonin is released in the sleep cycle later. For that reason, bananas can help foster deeper sleep for a longer duration.
It is very important to remember to find natural sleep remedies..NEVER USE over the counter sleep aids, due to the toxic, habit forming ingredients in them, not to mention the destruction of your kidneys, and liver.
Sleep is one of the most important thing your body does, not only does it rejuvienate you, this is the time your body heals itself, it needs a rest also. If you have any questions regarding sleep issues please contact Dr. McFarland and we get you in the right track for a better nights sleep
We hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day.
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March Newsletter 2014

Hello all, we hope you all are doing well...we have lots going on in the clinic. We are still waiting for a court date for Shalona going to Uganda. Here is what is going on here in the clinic. Hope you enjoy the information in the newsletter, and have a wonderful March.
While the doc is away the patients will play!! During the month of March & April, you can get chiropractic or massages 2 for $90, get your detoxes 2 for $50, and get your EMS, ultrasound, laser therapy 2 for $30.
Dates to Remember
3/5 $25 Day
3/9-Daylight Savings begins, turn clocks ahead 1 hour
3/11- Champions workshop. Tickets at klemmer.com, or here at the office, talk with Dr. McFarland or Melanie
3/17- St Patrick's Day
3/20 First Day Of Spring
"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;" Psalm 63:1
As of print time of this newsletter we are still waiting to hear when the doc is leaving, once we know for sure, and have everything locked in, we will send you an email to let you know, if you have questions please call. 970-256-7454.
Remember when Dr. McFarland is gone to Africa her dad Dr. Wyatt will be here on Wednesdays for adjustments. If you want to schedule for massages, please call and schedule them, don't miss out on our specials all month long.

Looking for tupperware go to www.my.tupperware.com/stephaniej
then look for Shalona's party, a fundraiser to Bring Grace Home
Flower Power
We are fundraising to Bring Grace Home. What is a better way of helping bring Grace home, then to plant some beautiful flowers, and wonderful fruit and veggies. Go to flowerpowerfundraising.com
go to the buy tab, and then look up Bring Grace Home, then shop your heart out, and we get 50% of the proceeds to help with the final cost of Bringing Grace Home
Orders due by April 25th
How to achieve optimal Health
Your environment is one of the greatest factors in shaping the health of your hormones and thus your overall health. Sadly, our environment is loaded with synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and PBA, which can wreak havoc on your hormones.Some of these toxins can actually mimic the role of estrogen in our bodies, leading to an array of unwanted complications, such as hormone related cancers and infertility.
There are simple changes that we can make to our diet and lifestyle to reduce our environmental load and which will help us achieve optimal health.

Here are just a few easy ways to detoxify your environment:
1. Invest in a good quality, plumbed-in water filter.
2. Use a stainless steel water bottle rather than a plastic bottle.
3. Buy organic whenever possible. When that's not possible, always wash or peel fruit and veggies to remove pesticides.
4. Instead of deep-frying, opt for steaming or grilling.
5. Buy drinks in glass rather than plastic containers or cartons. (And recycle them!)
6. Rearrange your daily schedule to minimize time spent in traffic.
7. Drink alcohol infrequently.
8. Avoid medical drugs whenever possible unless they're the only option for treating illness. Instead, try to source the underlying cause with the help of a nutritionist or holistic doctor.
9. Switch to natural detergents for household cleaning.
10. Reduce your intake of meat, dairy and fatty foods*when eating meat*always choose organic grass fed meat, or wild game meat.
11. Do not heat foods in plastic.
12. Minimize your exposure to foods in plastic*use paper bags to store your cut up fruit and veggies
13. Avoid canned fruit and veggies.
14. Use an aluminum-free natural deodorant.
15. Cut back on your use of perfume. When you do spritz, spray on your clothes rather than on your skin, or use natural aromatherapy
16. Don't fake tan!
17. Choose natural skin products where you can.
18. Come in for regular chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and massages, they both help maintain your body's natural defense system.
Warm Snow Pea and Chicken Salad
 
Ingredients
**1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
**1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
**3 tablespoons rice vinegar
**3 tablespoons reduced-sodium, MSG free soy sauce
**3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
**2 tablespoons tahini, or cashew butter
**1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
**2 cloves garlic, minced
**1 pound snow peas, trimmed and thinly slivered lengthwise
**2 tablespoons chopped cashews
 
Preparation
Place chicken in a medium skillet or saucepan and add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size pieces. (Cool and refrigerate the broth, reserving it for another use.)
Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil and tahini (or cashew butter) in a large bowl until smooth.
Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in slivered peas and cook, stirring, until bright green, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the dressing.
Add the chicken to the bowl with the peas; toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with cashews.
Irish Lamb Stew
 
Ingredients
**2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
**1 3/4 pounds white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
**3 large leeks, white part only, halved, washed (see Tip) and thinly sliced
**3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
**3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
**1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
**2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
**1 teaspoon salt
**1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
**1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Preparation
Combine lamb, potatoes, leeks, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Put the lid on and cook on low until the lamb is fork-tender, about 8 hours. Stir in parsley before serving.

Tips & Notes
**Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. | Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker
**Tip: To clean leeks, trim and discard green tops and white roots. Split leeks lengthwise and place in plenty of water. Swish the leeks in the water to release any sand or soil. Drain. Repeat until no grit remains.
(NaturalNews) The standard practice of dentistry is dangerous to American health. The American Dental Association continues to maintain that mercury fillings and root canals are safe dental procedures, in spite of the overwhelming evidence against these practices. Routine high speed drilling saves dentists time, but also unwittingly destroys teeth, requiring root canals to save them.The fluoride treatments and fluoridated toothpaste recommended to "protect" teeth, actually harm teeth and health. The fact that a nutrient dense, high fat soluble vitamin diet can prevent cavities and avoid the need for orthodontia is unknown for most individuals.The majority of Americans have no idea how dangerous modern dentistry really is. Dentists aren't bad people, but their training, similar to that received by allopathic physicians, is largely incorrect and health damaging to patients.
 
What the ADA has to say
The ADA states the following: "Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth of more than 100 million Americans. It contains a mixture of metals such as silver, copper and tin, in addition to mercury, which binds these components into a hard, stable and safe substance. Dental amalgam has been studied and reviewed extensively, and has established a record of safety and effectiveness." Regarding root canals, the ADA reports that "Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed and diseased."
 
Why root canals and mercury fillings are dangerous to health
When root canal surgery is performed, the seal made is not complete, allowing anaerobic bacteria to grow and spread throughout the body. Specific cancers have been linked along meridian points leading directly to the site of a diseased root canal. There are reported cases of cancers resolving when the corresponding diseased root canal is removed. When root canals have been removed by holistic dentists, 100 percent are found to be infected. If one's immune system is strong, the body can fight the infectious root canal, but if one's immune system weakens, this continuous source of infection can be the tipping scale towards serious illness. Removal of diseased teeth and use of a bridge is a safer procedure.Mercury vapors from amalgam filings release dangerous toxic mercury into the body on a daily basis accumulating dangerous mercury levels.
Mercury toxicity is linked to the following symptoms: headaches, ringing in ears, dizziness, anxiety, depression, weight and bone loss, colitis, fatigue, asthma, memory loss and renal failure.
Several diseases are associated with mercury toxicity including: Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, diabetes, kidney and liver disease. Dentists are the only medical profession allowed to leave dead tissue in the body, when a root canal is performed. Studies show that in 90%of breast cancer cases, the cancer was on the same side as the root canal

Dentists routinely use high speed drilling to remove cavities, allowing space for fillings. This practice saves time, allowing for quicker procedures. Unfortunately, this routine practice is unsafe and often leads to the eventual destruction of the tooth's pulp, resulting in the need for a root canal. Holistic trained dentists utilize a slower, safer speed drill.

Fluoride is a toxic waste bi-product from the military routinely recommended to prevent tooth decay. It is dangerous to health if swallowed and can cause damage to the tooth enamel. Fluoride toothpaste labels warn that ingestion of the toothpaste can result in poisoning. Diet can prevent cavities and crooked teeth. Brilliant dentist Weston Price discovered in his remarkable 10-year research of endemic cultures, in the 1930s, that diets rich in fat soluble vitamins prevented tooth decay and also produced adequate palates for straight teeth.
We hope you have an awesome spring, and if you have any questions about anything you read in this newsletter please give us a call at the office.

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Here is the February newsletter update.

Click here to play video.

It is official, Dr McFarland will be gone the month of March to go get Grace!!!! We are still waiting to see what days Dr. Wyatt will be in the clinic to do adjustments.

While Dr McFarland is away we will be skipping $25 days during March, and possibly April.

While the docs away the patients will play, during the month of March we will be doing 2 for $90 massages, and 2 for $50 detoxes. Schedule now. 970-256-7454.

Dr. McFarland is so grateful for everyone's help to bring Grace Home, we need a little more help! Dr McFarland is needing assistance to get her bags over to Uganda, the charge is $150 per extra bag, and she is bringing extra clothes, toys, shoes, and goodies for the kids in Uganda, if you can help in anyway that is greatly appreciated.

Join Dr. McFarland on Tues and Thurs 7:40-8:30, and Thurs and Sat at 9am for yoga at Yoga Junction in the Cottonwood Mall

Monthly Special
Buy a $50 or more gift certificate and receive a card and flowers to give your loved one.

Spa Specials
Adjustment, Massage, Detox $120

Acupuncture, Massage, Adjustment $150

Acupuncture, Massage, Detox $120
Sponsor a suitcase to/ or a day in Uganda for $150 and get a FREE 30 MIN MASSAGE OR DETOX
value of $40-$45

Dates to Remember
2/2 Groundhogs Day
2/12 $25 Day
2/14 Valentines Day
2/26 $25 Day

3/9 Daylight Savings begins
3/11 Champions Workshop at the DoubleTree Hotel. Tickets at klemmer.com
3/17 St Patrick's Day. Wear your Green
3/20 First Day of Spring

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Young woman's ovaries destroyed by Gardasil: Merck 'forgot to research' effects of vaccine on female reproduction.

(NaturalNews) A newly-published study has revealed that Merck & Co., the corporate mastermind behind the infamous Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), conveniently forgot to research the effects of this deadly vaccine on women's reproductive systems. And at least one young woman, in this case from Australia, bore the brunt of this inexcusable failure after discovering that her own ovaries had been completely destroyed as a result of getting the vaccine. Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal (BMJ), the harrowing recount of this young 16-year-old girl's experience should give pause to all parents currently being pressured by their doctors into having their young daughters jabbed with Gardasil. Robbed of her natural ability to experience full womanhood, this young woman experienced early menopause, in which her ovaries completely shut down before they were even able to fully develop.


Entitled Premature ovarian failure 3 years after menarche in a 16-year-old girl following human papillomavirus vaccination, this latest case study provides solid evidence that Gardasil is, at the very least, a serious threat to normal ovarian function. Not only was the damaged girl examined and verified to have had healthy ovaries prior to the shots, but there were no other identified factors besides Gardasil that could have possibly been involved in her sudden ill-fate.


Worse is the fact that information later obtained from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the case -- TGA is Australia's equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. -- revealed that Merck had never even conducted safety testing on Gardasil in relation to its effects on women's ovaries. According to the report, Merck had only tested Gardasil's effects on male testes.
"Although the TGA's Australian Public Assessment Report for Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent Vaccine, February 2011, does report on the histology of vaccinated rat testes and epididymides, no histological report has been available for vaccinated rat ovaries," explains the report. "[A] histological report of the ovaries of vaccinated rats remained unavailable beyond a numbering of the corpora lutea present at postweaning euthanasia following the first litter."


In other words, Merck either intentionally or accidentally -- either option is completely unacceptable, by the way -- failed to check whether or not Gardasil has the potential to damage young women's reproductive systems, even though young women have always been the primary target market for the vaccine. Only recently have young boys been pulled into the Gardasil fray, despite the fact that the long-term side effects of the vaccine in males is still largely unknown.


Gardasil loaded with additives known to damage female reproduction
As reported by investigative journalist Heidi Stevenson, there are at least two additive ingredients in Gardasil that may be responsible for damaging women's ovaries. These ingredients are polysorbate 80, an emulsifying preservative, and L-histidine, a natural amino acid. Both of these ingredients are, of course, used in processed foods, which millions of people consume every day. But injecting them into the body has a much different biological effect than simply consuming them.


As it turns out, polysorbate 80, which also goes by the names Tween 80, Alkest, and Canarcel, has been shown in studies to damage female reproduction. Not only does this chemical additive greatly accelerate sexual maturation in women, but it also tends to reduce the weight and function of both the ovaries and the uterus. Similarly, L-histidine, when injected into muscle tissue, can cause the body to develop an autoimmune response to the natural substance, which can lead to many of the serious side effects being observed in many young girls who have been jabbed with Gardasil.

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A homemade recipe for baby wipes using all-natural ingredients, including virgin coconut oil, castille soap, water, and tea tree oil.
Ingredients
**2 cups water; either use distilled water or boiled water that has been cooled
**1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
**1 squirt Dr. Bronners Castille Baby Soap
**1 drop of tea tree oil, and any other oil scent you like
**cloth wipes; about 25 - 30
Instructions
1.*Combine the water, coconut oil, and squirt of soap in a glass measuring cup. If your water is cold the coconut oil will not melt, so you'll either need to warm the water before adding the coconut oil or melt the coconut oil before adding it to the water.
2.*Stir to combine.
3.*Put the wipes in a container large enough to hold them and the water. Pour the water over the wipes. Press the wipes down into the water and then squeeze any excess out. If the wipes in the center of the stack aren't saturated, flip them down into the water and repeat the process until all wipes are saturated.
4.*Roll the wipes if desired and store in an appropriate container.

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Homemade Laundry Soap
1 cup Vinegar (white)
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Washing Soda
1/4 cup liquid castille soap
**Mix well and store in sealed container.
**I find it easiest to pour the liquid soap into the bowl first, stir in the washing soda, then baking soda, then add the vinegar in small batches at a time (the recipe foams up at first). The mixture is a thick paste at first that will break down into a heavy powdered detergent, just keep stirring. There may be some hard lumps, try to break them down when stirring (it really helps to make sure the baking soda isn*t clumpy when first adding). I used 1/2 cup per full load with great results.
* Add a favorite essential oil to add some fragrance to your soap.

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(NaturalNews) Would you knowingly inject dangerous heavy metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic into your body? How about carcinogens and endocrine disrupters such as phthalates and hydrocarbons? Chances are that is exactly what you have done if you have a tattoo, because those substances are commonly found in the inks used for tattoos.


Dangerous Heavy Metals Found in Tattoo Ink


Many tattoo inks contain heavy metals that have been linked to a large number of health problems, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Among the most concerning metals found in tattoos are mercury, lead, antimony, beryllium, cadmium and arsenic.
Mercury is a neurotoxin, meaning it has detrimental effects on the nervous system. It can damage the brain and lead to physical and emotional disorders.
Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many of the body's organs and tissues, including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, nervous and reproductive systems. In severe cases, lead poisoning symptoms can include seizures, coma and death. Other symptoms commonly associated with lead exposure include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia and irritability.
Beryllium is listed as a Class A EPA carcinogen. Exposure can cause Chronic Beryllium Disease, an often fatal lung disease.


Cadmium is a heavy metal that poses severe risks to human health, including kidney, bone, and pulmonary damage.
Arsenic is a known carcinogen, and new studies have also found that exposure to higher levels of arsenic leads to genetic damage.
Antimony exposure can cause irritation of the eyes, skin and lungs. As the exposure continues, more serious problems may occur, such as lung diseases, heart problems, diarrhea, severe vomiting and stomach ulcers.


Phthalates, Hydrocarbons and Other Dangerous Compounds in Tattoo Ink
Many tattoo inks also contain dangerous phthalates and hydrocarbons. Phthalates, also contained in many cosmetic products deemed unsafe by the Environmental Working Group, have been shown to damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems in animal studies.
Black tattoo inks are often made from soot-containing products of combustion called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Among the PAHs in the inks is benzo(a)pyrene, a compound identified in an Environmental Protection Agency toxicity report as "among the most potent and well-documented skin carcinogens."


Tattoo Removal Can Send a Cascade of Dangerous Chemicals Throughout the Body
As time goes by, many people who originally opted for tattoos decide they would like to have them removed. According to a 2006 survey in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 17 percent of 18 to 50-year-olds with tattoos have considered tattoo removal. However, tattoo removal may be even more dangerous than getting a tattoo in the first place.


By far the most common method of removing tattoos today is laser tattoo removal - a technique where a laser is used in repeated sessions to dissolve the tattoo. Once the tattoo inks are dissolved, their components - including any dangerous ones such as those outlined above - are absorbed into the body and bloodstream. Many may never be fully eliminated from the body, and even those components which do get eliminated may cause damage before they are eliminated.


An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. have at least one tattoo, including at least 36 percent of adults in their late 30s. For those who already have tattoos, the best advice may be to keep them - unless you want to use outdated tattoo removal techniques such as surgery which leave scars in place of the tattoos. If you don't already have a tattoo, the best advice is to not get one.

Have a fantastic February...

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January Newsletter:

Dates to Remember
1/1 New Years Day-clinic open 1/2 day
1/7 School back in session
1/8 $25 Day
1/10-1/12 Personal Mastery, tickets at Klemmer.com
1/22 $25 Day

2/12 $25 Day
2/14 Valentines Day
2/26 $25

" I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end." says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelations 1:8

Monthly Special
Get your years worth of treatment for $2500, a $4000 value.

Refer a new patient and get $5 off your next visit. Referred new patients $95, saving of $30.

Sign up for 3 week challenge at Yoga Junction for $33, get $5 off your visit, or $10 off an hour massage.
Remember all discounts are on regular priced visit only.

We are still working on getting Grace home. You can go to gofundme.com, or kidsinspire.com to donate to help Bring Grace Home. We are looking at between February and March. We want to thank all of you who have made this possible for us.

Foot Bath Detoxes: Effective way of removing excess toxins including heavy metals, uric and lactic acid build up, plaque, oxidized fats, and may others. Toxins generally create an internal acidic environment in the body. Many common diseases are associated with a highly acidic environment. Detoxing allows for a relaxing experience with no pain while toxins leave the body. $40

Man's heart health changed by chiropractic
According to the case study, a 54-year-old man undergoing chiropractic care experienced normalization of his lipid panel following six months of chiropractic adjustments. Fascinatingly, no other interventions (i.e., diet or exercise modifications) were implemented within this time period.
 

The patient first came into the chiropractor's office with a chief complaint of high cholesterol and was taking more than 10 medications to manage his condition. With a past history of heart attack and angioplasty, he was considered "high risk." One month prior to initiating chiropractic care, he had a lipid panel drawn indicating abnormal levels of cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides. According to an interview with the patient on YouTube, he heard that chiropractic could help lower cholesterol and gave it a try, because he wanted to get off of his prescription meds.

Natural health experts speak out


According to Dr. Nate Blume, the attending chiropractor, "Research is revealing that minor disturbances to spinal alignment and function may be a factor in a number of disorders. These spinal disturbances lead to nerve interference and can result in a host of disorders because the body's homeostatic mechanism is thrown off."
 

"It makes a lot of sense when you think about it," stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study. "If you damage or compress or otherwise interfere with the neurological structures in the spine this can have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body. Through research reports like this we are finding that correcting the misalignments or abnormal motion associated with these spinal problems reduces the nerve interference and people experience improvement. In this study it was a man who had risk factors for cardiovascular disease."
 

"Finding the cause of the cardiovascular disease and reducing those risks is a much better strategy," according to the study. One such risk is thought to be spinal misalignments and/or abnormal motion of the spine, termed "vertebral subluxations" by chiropractors, which result in structural and neurological interference to the spine and nervous system. It is this interference that may cause a cascade of neuroendocrine events that lead to abnormal cholesterol metabolism. The theory is that, once those spinal distortions are corrected, the body is better able to balance its physiology.
 

The chiropractor diagnosed the patient with vertebral subluxations in his neck, pelvis and sacrum. Follow-up laboratory work revealed that his cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides had all improved, and he reported an improvement in his mental and physical health, and his musculoskeletal complaints had resolved. The authors call for further study in a controlled environment.


Not surprisingly, other researchers have found similar results in regard to heart disease risk factors being managed by chiropractic adjustments, and this case is one of several emerging studies describing this phenomena. The most notable was published in theJournal of Human Hypertension. The 100-person pilot study made national headlines and was even aired on Good Morning America, because the results, proving that one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment has the same effect as two pills designed to normalize blood pressure, were groundbreaking.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 pounds cooked shrimp

PREPARATION
Place garlic and oil in a small skillet and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss with shrimp in a large bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

Tips and Notes
Make sure your shrimp is wild caught.
Make sure your shrimp is BPA free

Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS
8 cups 1-inch-thick slices cauliflower florets, (about 1 large head; see Tip)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 450*F.
Toss cauliflower, oil, marjoram, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until starting to soften and brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Toss the cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes more.
 

TIPS & NOTES
Tip: To prepare florets from a whole head of cauliflower, remove outer leaves. Slice off the thick stem. With the head upside down and holding a knife at a 45* angle, slice into the smaller stems with a circular motion*removing a *plug* from the center of the head. Break or cut florets into the desired size.
 

Tip: To prepare florets from a whole head of cauliflower, remove outer leaves. Slice off the thick stem. With the head upside down and holding a knife at a 45* angle, slice into the smaller stems with a circular motion*removing a *plug* from the center of the head. Break or cut florets into the desired size.

With the start of the New Year, most people are looking to release weight for a New Years Resolution.

There are simple ways to release your weight and keep it off.  Exercise and eating small meals everyday.  Eating 6 small meals a day is a healthier choice than gorging yourself on 1 or 2 big meals.   Eat something raw with each meal, and preferably before the main dish, such as a salad or a piece of fresh fruit. Here are some general eating habits you should stick with:
 

1. Stay away from artificial sweetners. They are neurotoxins and they effect the nervous system directly.
 

2. Stay away from white foods. This includes breads, potatoes, rice and pasta. Limit cheeses, for the most part, and cow's milk.  If you feel you need to drink milk, try Coconut or rice milk.
 

3. Eat as much raw food as possible, this means fruits and veggies in their original form.
 

4. Have a big salad before every meal.  You can use nuts for protein if you really don't like meat. But know you do not get the same protein or nutrients from nuts.


5. Eat only 6 oz of meat at any given meal, and try to keep it at only 1 meal per day.  Free range meat that, has not been processed with hormones, and grass fed or grass finished is best.
 

6. Start eating the Paleo diet: meats, nuts: no peanuts(they are legumes), fruits and veggies.
 

7. Most  important, drinks LOTS OF WATER.  Stay away from soda pop, limit coffee to 1/2 cup-1 cup per day. Don't forget to drink water before and after your coffee. And stay away from energy drinks. Remember LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER.Always, always read your labels...If you can't pronounce it, or don't know what it is; don't eat it. And always remember here at the clinic Dr McFarland always offers nutritional training for you and your whole family.  What better way to start off the New Year.
 

8. And for some more information look for the following books: The Paleo Diet, Wheat Belly, Cereal Killers, and Sugar Nation. For more information ask the Doc, she has all these books and more.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe New Year!!

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Dates to Remember

12/7-Christmas Parade 5pm

12/11-$25 Day

12/18- $25 Day

12/24- Christmas Eve open 1/2 day

12/25- Christmas Day-clinic closed

12/31-New Years Eve-clinic open

1/1-New Years Day- open 1/2

1/8- $25 Day

1/22-$25 Day

"And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of  great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

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Get your Years worth of treatment for $2000 before January 1st. After the 1st it will be $2500.

Buy $100 or more in Gift Certificates and get a 30 minute Massage for FREE, upgrades available.

Give a testimony on our website and get $5 off a regular visit.
We're  saddened to announce that Dr McFarland's radio show has ended, if you would like a copy of any of her shows, please talk to us about it. 970-256-7454.
We are still trying to Bring Grace Home, she won't be home for Christmas, so we are now hoping for the 1st of the year.  If you have any fundraising idea's please let us know.  We are still about $10,000 away from Grace Coming Home.
We are accepting donations for Latimer house again this year.  We have not been given a list, so bring what you like .  Remember there are children and women who need help. Thank you for all your support.
Don't forget Dr McFarland is teaching Yoga on Tuesday and Thursday 7:40-8:30 at Yoga Junction in the Cottonwood Mall.

Stress, Depression and the Holidays:10 tips for coping.

Acknowledge your feelings- If someone close to you has recently died, or you can not be with loved ones, it is ok to be sad.  It is ok to take time to cry or express your feelings.  You can not force yourself to be happy just because it is the holiday season.
Reach out- If you feel lonely or isolated seek out community, religious or other social events. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.
Be realistic- The holidays don't have to be perfect.  Families change and grow, traditions change...That is ok. Be open to change.
Set aside difference- Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they do not live up to all your expectations.  Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion.  And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry.  Chances are they are feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression too.
Stick to a budget- Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend.  Then stick to your budget.  Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.  Try some other ideas for example: donate to a charity is someone's name, give homemade gifts or start a family gift exchange.
Plan ahead- Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities.  Plan your menus and then make your shopping list.  That'll help prevent  last minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients.  And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.
Learn to say no- Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed.  Friends and colleagues will understand if you can not participate in every project or activity.  If it's not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for lost time.
Don't abandon healthy habits-  Don't let the holiday become a free- for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.  Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you  don't go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks.  Continue to get plenty of sleep and physical activity.
Take a breather- Make some time for yourself.  Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distraction, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do.  Another way to make time for yourself, take an hour and get a massage, to not only unwind your mind, but your muscles also. Soak in an aromatherapy bath, with lavender and Roman Chamomile.
Go see your Chiropractor- Getting an adjustment weekly during the holiday season, will keep your body running in the best shape it can.  Acupuncture is another good way to relieve your body of stress and depression.  An Ion cleanse helps your body fend off the holiday blues.  Be sure to take your vitamin C and vitamin D3.  And while you are out shopping look for aromatherapies that will help sooth the body and mind such as Lavender and Roman Chamomile. Come in and order your Aromatherapy now.
Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Balsamic-Fig-Basil Sauce
1/2 cup coarsely chopped prunes
 1/4 cup currants
 2 tablespoons creme de cassis liqueur
 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 1 (4 pound) boneless leg of lamb, rolled and tied
 1/2 cup chopped roasted and salted almonds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
 3 cloves garlic, cut into thirds
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
 5 tablespoons butter
 3 tablespoons honey
 1/3 cup thinly sliced, stemmed Calimyrna figs
 5 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
 6 leaves mint
 6 leaves basil
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Combine the chopped prunes and currants with the creme de cassis in a small bowl, and set aside.
3. In another small bowl, combine the rosemary, thyme, coriander, salt, and pepper; set aside.
Untie and unroll the lamb, lay it out flat on the work surface. Trim off excess fat, and cut any thick parts open so that it is evenly thick and somewhat rectangular in shape. Sprinkle half of the herb mixture over the lamb. Mix the almonds and chopped mint into the prune mixture; spread evenly over the lamb. Roll up starting at one of the short sides, and tie with kitchen twine in 1-inch intervals. Cut 9 slits about 1-inch deep into the top of the lamb, and insert a slice of garlic in each. Rub with olive oil, and sprinkle with the remaining herb mixture.
4. Place lamb seam-side up on a rack set in a roasting pan. Roast in the preheated oven to desired doneness. For medium-rare, a thermometer inserted into the center will read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Remove lamb from the oven and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 15 minutes while proceeding with the recipe.
5. While the lamb is resting, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Boil until the vinegar has reduced by half, 4 to 5 minutes. Once reduced, stir in the butter, honey, and sliced figs. Stir until the butter has melted, then remove from the heat, stir in the chopped basil and set aside.
6. To serve, remove the twine from the lamb and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Arrange on a warm serving platter and drizzle with the fig sauce, garnish with mint and basil leaves.
(NaturalNews) In an effort to get more children to drink processed milk, the conventional dairy industry is pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the very definition of milk to allow for the discreet addition of toxic artificial sweeteners like aspartame. According to a petition filed in the Federal Register earlier this year, the dairy industry's goal is to change the "standard of identity" for milk so that it can be further modified and sweetened to attract more young consumers.
Whether it is due to increasing allergies or a simple distaste for its processed flavor, conventional milk sales have dropped some 25 percent in the U.S. since 1975, and consumption patterns are continuing to dwindle all across the country. So the National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association is petitioning to simply redefine the word "milk" to include other things like artificially flavored and sweetened chocolate and strawberry milk beverages.
If the industry gets its way, then not only would these and other processed foods suddenly be lumped into the "milk" category, but the chemical ingredients contained in these products would not have to be clearly delineated on the front of the packages. Gone are the days, in other words, of "low-calorie" drinks being clearly labeled -- "milk" products sold to children would be permitted to contain all sorts of hidden ingredients that could cause them harm.
"The front of the label is really what helps consumers make decisions quickly," says Sonya Angelone, a registered dietitian who spoke on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as quoted byCBS San Francisco. "People don't want to go to the grocery store and spend a lot of time trying to decipher the labels and figure out what's in there or what might not be in there."
Artificial sweeteners like aspartame are not safe and have no place in children's 'milk'
Besides the fact that the proposal is unbelievably deceptive at its core, there is still a lack of substantial evidence to prove that the chemical additives the industry is hoping to hide in milk are even safe in the first place. Aspartame, which is perhaps the most well-known artificial sweetener in the world, has been repeatedly shown to cause chronic headaches, neurological damage, cancer and, yes, even weight gain and obesity, the very things it is marketed as supposedly combating.
"Aspartame is a dangerous chemical food additive, and its use during pregnancy and by children is one of the greatest modern tragedies of all," says Dr. Janet Starr Hull, author of the book Sweet Poison: How the World's Most Popular Artificial Sweetener is Killing Us. "The research and history of aspartame is conclusive as a cause of illness and toxic reactions in the human body."
Even the Academy seems to agree, having acknowledged in a letter to the FDA that the long-term safety of many non-nutritive sweeteners like aspartame, even when consumed at very low levels, has never been scientifically confirmed in young, developing children. Like many others, the Academy opposes the dairy industry's proposal to redefine milk, and the group is urging the FDA to act in the public interest by rejecting it.

Doc Shalona
[email protected]
http://docshalona.iwowwe.com
 

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Happy November to you all, hope you are all doing well, and looking forward to the upcoming holidays..Well here is the happenings at the clinic this month, with the rest of our newsletter for you

Dates to Remember
11/3-Daylight Savings ends
11/9 Dinner and Silent Auction-tickets here at the clinic.
11/13 $25 day
11/18 Jewerly Party here at the clinic 6pm
11/27 $25 day
11/28 Thanksgiving clinic closed
11/29 Remember Black Friday Special
12/11 $25 day
12/18 $25 day-since clinic closed on 12/25
12/25 Christmas Day clinic closed
12/31 New Years Eve
Have you purchased your tickets for the Prime Rib dinner and Silent Auction for November 9th? If not you better hurry tickets are on sale until Nov 7th. All proceeds go to Bring Grace Home Adoption Fund. The silent auction has tickets for shows, gift baskets, paintings, jewelry, and lots lots more. Come support Bringing Grace Home. Get your tickets here at the clinic, now $25
Monthly Special
Buy a pie and get $5 off your visit.
Look for our Black Friday Specials on facebook,www.abundanthealth2day.com and via email on Thursday November 28th.
Come join Dr. McFarland on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Yoga at 7:40 am, at Cottonwood Mall, specials available.
Remember to listen to Dr. McFarland every Saturday at 11am on 1230am radio.
"For I am the perfect father" Matthew 5:48
NaturalNews) If you take statin drugs for high cholesterol and suffer from frequent forgetfulness or amnesia, you could be a victim of statin-induced memory impairment. New research published in the open-access journal PLOS One reveals that pravastatin (Pravachol), a common statin drug used to reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, impairs cognitive ability and memory recognition.
Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK tested the effects of both pravastatin and atorvastatin (Lipitor) on mice over the course of 18 days, evaluating their collective ability to learn simple tasks and remember how to find food rewards. At the end of 18 days, the mice were allowed a one week withdrawal period to come down off the drugs, followed by testing designed to quantify their ability to recognize previously encountered objects.
When they evaluated the final data, the research team noted that pravastatin impaired the mice's overall learning capacity during the final days of treatment, a symptom that was fully reversed after the mice were taken off the drug. But as far as object recognition memory was concerned, mice taking pravastatin experienced lasting negative impairment.
"The results suggest that chronic treatment with pravastatin impairs working and recognition memory in rodents," explains a University of Bristol announcement about the study. "The reversibility of the effects on stopping treatment is similar to what has been observed in patients, but the lack of effect of atorvastatin suggests that some types of statin may be more likely to cause cognitive impairment than others."
Since as many as seven million people in the UK, and another 15-or-so million people in the U.S., now take statin drugs, the findings have strong public health implications. Not only do they affirm the countless thousands of anecdotal reports from statin users about how the drugs cause memory loss and impairment, but they also reinforce suggestions put forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year that statin manufacturers clearly label side effects related to cognitive function on drug packaging.
"This finding is novel and likely reflects both the anecdotal reports and FDA advice," says Neil Marrion, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Bristol's School of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences and lead author of the study. "[I]n order to better understand the relationship between statin treatment and cognitive function, further studies are needed."
Besides their complete uselessness, statins can lead to diabetes, liver disease and muscle damage, studies show.
Other common side effects of statin drugs include an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, liver damage and muscle deterioration. Numerous studies have also called into question the ability of statin drugs to provide meaningful protection against heart disease, including a recent review of the published literature on statins which found that they are one of the most flagarant medical frauds of all time.
"Statin use was correlated with a greater incidence of severe coronary artery stenosis as well as increase in the numbers of coronary vessels developing obstructive coronary artery disease," wrote the authors of this recent review, entitled "The Ugly Side of Statins. Systemic Appraisal of the Contemporary Un-Known Unknowns" and published in the Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases.
"Furthermore, statin use was linked to an increase in the prevalence and extent of mixed calcific plaque. Five prospective studies have borne witness to the fact that statin therapy does not induce any coronary calcium regression and evolution of coronary calcium continues regardless of statin treatment."
Cranberry Sauce with Apricots, Raisins, and Oranges
1 cup orange juice
 1 cup water
 4 cups fresh cranberries
 3/4 cup sugar
 1 cup chopped dried apricots
 1 cup golden raisins
 1 tablespoon grated orange zest.
Directions
In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix the orange juice, water, cranberries, sugar, apricots, raisins, and orange zest. Stir constantly until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes, or until cranberries have burst. Remove from heat, and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight, before serving cold.
Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
1 tbsp stevia- add more to taste
 1/2 cup lemon juice
 2 teaspoons diced onion
 1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 2/3 cup coconut oil
 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
 1 cup cashews
 1/4 cup dried cranberries
 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced
 1 pear - peeled, cored and sliced
In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard, and salt. Process until well blended. With machine still running, add oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture is thick and smooth. Add poppy seeds, and process just a few seconds more to mix.
In a large serving bowl, toss together the romaine lettuce, shredded Swiss cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, apple, and pear. Pour dressing over salad just before serving, and toss to coat.
As a follow-up to an investigation it conducted earlier in the year on arsenic levels in popular fruit juices,  the consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports has released a new report about arsenic levels in rice and rice products, the findings of which may come as a surprise to many. It turns out that virtually every rice product on the market today contains detectable levels of toxic arsenic, including many "all-natural" and organic rice products. After conducting tests on more than 200 samples of rice products, which included dry rice, infant cereals, hot cereals, ready-to-eat cereals, rice cakes and crackers, rice flour, rice drinks, rice syrup, and rice vinegar, Consumer Reports investigators found that every single sample had detectable levels of both organic and inorganic arsenic, the latter of which has been shown to cause cancer. In most cases, the worst offenders were rice products made from rice grown in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas.
"In virtually every product tested, we found measurable amounts of total arsenic in its two forms," says Consumer Reports. "We found significant levels of inorganic arsenic, which is a carcinogen, in almost every product category, along with organic arsenic, which is less toxic but still of concern."
Brown rice was typically found to have higher arsenic levels than white rice, and people who eat rice were determined to have arsenic levels that were about 44 percent higher compared to people who do not eat rice. Sadly, some of the worst arsenic offenders in the Consumer Reports investigation include Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Long Grain Brown Rice, Barbara's Brown Rice Crisps, Trader Joe's Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli, and DeBoles Rice Spirals. Other surprising rice products on the arsenic list include several varieties of Lundberg Family Farms brand rice, Earth's Best Organic Whole Grain Rice Infant Cereal, several varieties of Bob's Red Mill rice products, Arrowhead Mills Organic Sweetened Rice Flakes, and Organic Rice Dream Classic Original Rice Drink, as well as many of the usual suspects in the conventional and mainstream rice market. Following the release of the report, Lundberg Family Farms CEO Grant Lundberg indicated that his company will begin testing more than 200 samples of its own rice products, and voluntarily share the results with FDA scientists.
FDA refuses to set guidelines for arsenic levels in food
Unlike with water, arsenic levels in food are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which claims there is inadequate science proving a need for arsenic regulation. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has already declared that there is no "safe" level of exposure to inorganic arsenic, based on the science, and that the jury is still out on whether organic arsenic forms such as dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) are safe.
"We already know that high concentrations of arsenic in drinking water result in the highest known toxic substance disease risks from any environmental exposure," says Dr. Allan Smith, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. "So we should not be arguing to wait for years until we have results of epidemiologic studies at lower arsenic intake, such as from rice consumption, to take action."
We here at Abundant Health, hope you and your family have a joyous, and memorable Thanksgiving.
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Happy September to you all, we want to thank you for all your support in Bringing Grace Home.  We want to let you know that we are running a new fundraiser to Bring Grace Home...it is flowerpower.com, the information is at the end of this email...Well here is the goings on here at the clinic:

Dates to Remember
9/2- Labor Day, clinic open
9/6-9/7 Yard Sale: Bring Grace Home  Fundraiser
9/11- $25 Day
9/20-9/22 Personal Mastery at Courtyard  Marriott, get your tickets at klemmer.com
9/21- River Run for Orphans- Durango, sign up here at the clinic.
9/25- $25 Day
October
10/9 $25 Day
10/23 $25 Day
"One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes and will take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth," Revelation 2:3-4
Monthly Special
Schedule you and your pet for an adjustment and get $5 off your visits.
Bring Grace Home a Mile at at Time. Sponsor a mile for $25
Don't forget to look for our Bring Grace Home Yard Sale on Sept 6th, and 7th at 2416 H Rd. Also if you have anything to donate please bring on by.
On Sept. 21st the River Run for Orphans will be in Durango, stop by the office and sign up, lets Bring Grace Home.
Keep an eye on our Silent Auction and Dinner, what a wonderful way to enjoy the evening. As more information becomes available we will get it to you.
 Thank you for all your help and support to Bring Grace Home.
Chilies: The pain, the pleasure and the health benefits
When you think of vitamin C, do you think of oranges or chilies? The surprising fact of the matter is that chilies have more vitamin C and beta carotene than oranges. Surprising fact number two: Red hot chili peppers are actually fruit from plants that are members of the nightshade family. This quirky product of nature has healing properties you wouldn*t normally associate with a hot bite that causes a distinct pain and burning sensation in your mouth, or for that matter, with something as ordinary as a chili. Exotic though it may be in some parts of the world, chilies have now become commonplace as a medicine. Fact is they are packed with nutritional and medicinal properties and it is said that including chili regularly in your diet can effectively control many an illness.
Let*s start at the very beginning. Chili is loaded with Vitamin A and C with a good measure of bioflavinoids. These nutrients enable blood vessels to cope with variations in blood pressure by increasing their elasticity. According to studies chilies have pain relieving abilities and their consumption could potentially relieve migraine and sinus headaches. It has been recorded that chilies can control the transmission of pain to the brain by virtue of a chemical substance in it called capsaicin. This chemical substance helps combat upper respiratory congestion and helps clear mucus from the throat. Chili is endowed with anti-bacterial properties and can prove itself in the treatment of sinus infections. The heat of chili is meant to prevent the spreading of cancer cells, more specifically to do with prostrate cancer.
According to current scientific thinking, capsaicin could be useful in the treatment of painful bone and joint conditions such as arthritis due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. And what with its ability to prevent or manage nervous debility, it may be a blessing for those suffering from diabetic neuropathy and has even been suggested for the treatment of herpes. Skin conditions such as psoriasis are also meant to be relieved by chili.
Chili for better digestion, increased metabolism and weight control
According to a study conducted by Duke University in North Carolina, USA, the chili pepper could be handy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It acts against H. Pylori bacteria and could be the best preventive therefore for stomach ulcers. There is also evidence to show the effectiveness of chili in weight control. Capsaicin can increase the body*s metabolism and the heat it generates can burn fat (this process is called thermogenisis), while the vitamin C and the beta carotene make it essential for maintaining the health of the mucus membrane in the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tracts and urinary tracts. They are unique in their ability to build the body*s defenses against pathogens. New research has identified that chilies in your meal can reduce the amount of insulin your body needs to convert sugar to energy.
Of course, as always, it is good to exercise caution in the consumption of chilies. You don*t want to eat too much of it. And chili therapy may or may not be a good enough substitute for proper medical advice. That said, chilies are great for cooking with, adding a touch of flavor, healthfulness and even color to your meal. And an unexpected gift of the chili is that is stimulates the release of endorphins, the pleasure hormone.
Baked Dijon Salmon
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted *
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard *
1 1/2 tablespoons honey *
1/4 cup gluten free drybread crumbs*
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans *
4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley *
4 (4 ounce) fillets wild caught Alaskan salmon
salt and pepper to taste *
1 lemon, for garnish
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
In a small bowl, stir together coconut oil, mustard, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley.
Brush each salmon fillet lightly with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.
Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with a wedge of lemon.
Caprese Balsamic Reduction
Ingredients:
1 cup balsamic vinegar *
1/4 cup honey *
3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices *
1 (16 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices *
1/4 teaspoon salt *
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper *
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves *
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Directions:
Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.
Arrange alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese decoratively on a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, spread fresh basil leaves over the salad, and drizzle with olive oil and the balsamic reduction.
Sandalwood Essential Oil invokes Deep Relaxation, Meditation and More!
 Sandalwood Essential Oil has been used in cultural and spiritual ceremonies for centuries.
Did you know that Sandalwood has Anti-Cancer Properties?
Yes, in studies conducted by Brigham Young University Sandalwood was highly effective against breast, prostate, cervical and skin cancer in small concentrations!
Did you know that Sandalwood Essential Oil is high in sesquiterpenes the chemical component that stimulates the pineal gland in the brain?
This creates deep relaxation of the nervous system and that is why it has been used for centuries to enhance meditation.
The pineal gland produces melatonin and releases into the blood stream. Science has revealed that melatonin is responsible for regulating the sleep cycle, is a powerful antioxidant and has powerful immune system benefits.
This is why many people use Sandalwood Essential Oil as a natural sleep remedy,natural sleep remedy,and in lieu of using a melatonin supplement!
What are the Plant Properties?Antidepressant, antiviral, antitumoral, immune stimulant, calming, astringent,antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative, tonic, bronchial dilator.
What are the Documented Uses for Sandalwood?Sleep, impotence, hemorrhoids, bronchitis, cartilage re-builder, diarrhea, laryngitis,skin conditions and skin regeneration (acne, hair, scars, wrinkles), sciatica, viral (herpes simples, cold sores), cancer, urinary tract infections.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind?Encourages deep relaxation. Sweet aromatic scent of wood.
What is the Spiritual Influence?Awakens sensuality, invokes calmness and deep relaxation. This state allows for greater intuition and sense of awareness, particularly when opening up to and learning unconditional love. Opens cellular memory of past life experiences.
Can this Oil be used for Pets?Yes, use it for calming and relaxing.
Note about Animal Use:Certain oils can be very toxic to cats.Citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions?First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Sandalwood essential oil has no known contraindications. It is approved by the FDA for use as a Flavoring Agent (FL) and Food Additive (FA).
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Sandalwood was recorded in 78 AD by Dioscorides in De Materia Medica, a book filled with descriptions of hundreds of healing plants? This book was used as the standard reference until sometime in the seventeenth century.
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Happy August to all of you! How many are you very excited school is starting back up in a week or so? We hope you all have enjoyed your summer. With school starting up, we wanted to remind you if your student needs a sports physical, or an activities physical call us and get the physical scheduled; quick, simple, and hassle free. Keep your eyes open for all of happenings here at the clinic, if you have any questions on anything here at the clinic, please call us at 970-256-7454. We here at Abundant Health, hope you all have a wonderful month of August. Hope you enjoy the information for August.

Dates to Remember
8/10 Silent Auction on Facebook ends
8/12 School starts
8/14 $25 Day
8/24 Silent Auction at Traders Coffee 9-12
8/27 Self Defense Class
8/28 $25 Day
9/2 Labor Day
9/11 $25 Day
9/21 River Run Durango
9/25 $25 Day
Don't forget to bid on the exciting items on our Silent Auction Facebook page...Auction ends August 11th at 5pm.
Don't forget to stop by Traders Coffee on Sat. August 24th for our Silent Auction from 9-12
For all you runners out there, here is your chance to run a 5K/ 1 mile to Bring Grace Home, River Run for Orphans is sponsoring a River Run in Durango on Sept 21st.
Christmas in August
For the first 20 people in the month of August to take advantage of our special you get a year worth of chiropractic/ and or acupuncture, 4 massages, and 4 exams for $2000
Does your child need a school/sports physical schedule today.?
Are you still listening to Dr. McFarland on KEXO 1230am on Saturdays at 11am.
Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.
However backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and teenagers. Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints. This can lead to severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems. Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely. When choosing the right backpack look for the following:
Wide, padded shoulder straps: narrow straps can dig into shoulders, this can cause pain and restrict circulation.
Two shoulder straps: backpacks with one shoulder that runs across the body cannot distribute weight evenly.
Waist strap: a waist strap can distribute the weight of a heavy load more evenly.
Lightweight backpack: The backpack itself should not add much weight to the load
rolling backpack: This type may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load.
To prevent injury when using a backpack, do the following:
Always use both shoulder straps: Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles. Wearing a strap on one shoulder may increase curvature of the spine.
Tighten the straps: so that the pack is close to the body. The straps should hold the pack 2 inches above the waist.
Pack light: The pack should never weigh more than 15% of the students body weight.
Organize the backpack: Utilize all the compartments in the pack, that is what they are there for, put heavier items closest to the center of the back.
Use your school locker: Do not carry everything at once, only put what you need to use at the time needed.
Bend using both knees: when bending down, never bend at the waist, when wearing or lifting a heavy pack.
Learn back-strengthening exercises: to build up the muscles used to carry a backpack.
As a parent there are a few things you can do to help your child, for instance encourage your child to tell you when they are hurting or feeling discomfort in their back...never ignore the back pain. Talk to your child's school about how you can lighten their loads. You can also consider about getting a second set of textbooks for your child to keep at home. The most important thing as a parent you can do, is make sure your child gets a chiropractic adjustment regularly...if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Dr. McFarland.
Taco Seasoning:
1/2 cup chilipowder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sea salt
Put ingredients into a jar and shake.
Dry Onion Soup Mix:
2/3 cup dried, minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. I*d recommend shaking the jar to mix the ingredients well before each use.
Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store this in a dry, cool place.
Ranch:
5 tablespoons dried minced onions
7 teaspoons parsley flakes
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix together and store in an air tight container.
For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream.
For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream or Greek Yogurt.
Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend.
Yoga supports a healthy metabolism, strengthens the immune system and enhances brain
function
Stress management techniques like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can enhance the body's ability to handle and recover from stressors like chronic disease, work stress, or relationship stress. These practices bring the body in to a state of relaxation, dominated by the parasympathetic nervous system. New research is providing some insight into why yoga and these techniques are beneficial to our health.
Researches at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Mass. General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center uncovered one of the reasons why these stress reduction techniques have such great benefits. They found that eliciting the relaxation response induced by yoga and meditation produces changes in the expression of genes that regulate the immune system, energy levels, and blood sugar levels.
Changes in the expression of many important groups of genes demonstrate one mechanism why these techniques have such benefits to those with chronic diseases. For example, pathways involved with energy metabolism, specifically mitochondrial function, were unregulated in the test subjects once they reached a state of relaxation.
Also, pathways activated by an inflammatory messenger molecule, NF-kB known to play a role in inflammation, stress, and even cancer were suppressed after the participants had a stress-reduction session.
What else can stress management techniques like yoga do to support your health?
Yoga can also enhance brain function. Researches at the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champagne demonstrated that after just 20 minutes of Hatha Yoga, participants showed significant improvements in speed and accuracy tests. In fact, participants performed significantly better after the yoga practice than after 20 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise!
The lead researcher of this study stated that, "following a yoga practice, participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately, and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout."
Yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises are known to reduce anxiety and stress, support the immune system, boost brain function, and do so much more to revitalize your body! Research also shows that it might even be more beneficial than traditional aerobic exercise (on a treadmill or stationary bike) due to its emphasis on breathing, balance, stretching, and tranquility.
Have a blessed month of August
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Here's the contents of the July Newsletter:

Look for our many fundraisers at the clinic to help Bring Grace Home. We have 4 gift baskets valued at over $300 each. You can win these baskets by purchasing tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5.
We are still accepting donations for our yard sale on July 27th.
On August 10th, and 24th we will be sponsoring silent auctions. Time and venue will be announced. If you would like to donate any items for these, it will be greatly appreciated.
Come down to Hot Yoga and join Dr McFarland on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7:45-8:30, for some yoga fun.
Monthly Special
Military past and present get adjustments/acupuncture $25 each, 1 hour massage $45
Spa Special
1 adjustment, 1 hour massage, foot detox $120
Are you still listening to Dr. McFarland on the radio. Tune in every Saturday at 11am on 1230am KEXO. And remember for all our new patients mention what you heard and get $20 off your initial visit.
July happenings
7/4- 4th of July
7/10- Pay What You Can Day
7/24- $25 Day
7/27- Yard Sale at the Clinic
7/30 Self Defense Class at the clinic
August Happenings
8/10- Silent Auction
8/14- $25 Day
8/24- Silent Auction
8/27 Self Defense Class
8/28- $25 Day
"Standfast therefore in the liberty where with Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage," Galations 5:1
(NaturalNews) In a world where digestive problems run amok, it's little wonder that people are desperately looking for remedies that will help fix their gut issues. Although it is not simple, these four superfoods can help clean up the 'internal trash', balance your bacteria, and heal any damage that has been done, so you can get your gut back to normal.
Garlic
Garlic is an amazing superfood that can dramatically alter your inner ecology with its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Quite simply, it helps safely remove all those little critters that are destroying your digestive system. In fact, Washington State University has confirmed that garlic is far more effective than pharmaceutical antibiotics in fighting a common bacteria known as campylobacter bacterium, which currently infects 2.4 million Americans per year. Keeping your gut clear of these harmful bacteria will go a long ways to healing your digestive system.
Coconut kefir
Coconut kefir is somewhat of a lesser-known superfood, but is powerful nonetheless. Coconut kefir is the simple process of using young coconut water and fermenting it to a state that leaves it teeming with billions of beneficial microorganisms. These friendly bacteria help balance your inner ecosystem, which in turn facilitates digestion, nutrient absorption, and toxin removal. Bottom line, if you want to clean up your gut, repopulating it with beneficial bacteria is a requirement. Taking an ounce of kefir in the morning, at meals, and before bed is a great way to start.
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is essentially fermented cabbage, which contains a vast array of nutrients and a hardy strain of probiotics, and does an exceptional job of cleaning and 'furnishing' your gut with beneficial bacteria so that it can heal and work efficiently again. Add it as a side to any meal, or get creative and incorporate it into dishes where you would normally add vegetables.
Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a highly medicinal plant, and most of the benefits seem to come from the gel. Aloe gel contains active compounds that help temper inflammation and block bacteria from infecting various areas of our body, including our digestive tract. They are also believed to help regenerate cells for faster healing times, which is vitally important in healing your gut after significant damage has occurred. Aloe gel has also showed promise in healing gastric ulcers. According to a study in the World Journal of Gastroenterology in April 2006, when given internally, aloe gel reduced gastric inflammation and generated ulcer healing in mice..
Eighty percent of our immunity, and conversely, where 80 percent of things go wrong, starts in the gut. It is perhaps the most important factor to consider when deciding to clean up your health.
Start with these four superfoods, and continue to add to your arsenal in order to keep your gut free of damaging pathogens, and full of beneficial bacteria.
My gut says go for it.
And remember a healthy gut means a healthier you!
Cucumber Feta Rolls
2 cucumbers
6 ounces crumbled feta
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 tablespoons finely diced sundried tomatoes or red bell pepper
8 - 12 pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon roughly chopped dill or oregano
2 teaspoons lemon juice
pinch of pepper, or to taste
Directions:
Thinly slice the cucumbers longways on a mandoline at a 2mm thick setting. Alternatively, you can use a vegetable peeler if you do not have a mandoline. Lay the cucumbers on top of a paper towel lined cutting board while you prepare the filling.
Add the feta and yogurt to a medium bowl. Mash to combine using a fork. Add the bell pepper or sun dried tomatoes, olives, dill, lemon, and pepper to the bowl. Stir well to combine. In a bowl, mash the feta using a fork.
Place 1 - 2 teaspoons of mixture at one end of a cucumber strip and roll up. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining strips. If not serving immediately, chill until ready to serve.
Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa
Ingredients
**1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coconut oil, divided
**1 tablespoon ground cumin
**1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
**3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
**1 16- to 18-ounce tube prepared plain polenta
**1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast trimmed
**2 nectarines, halved and pitted
**1 pint blackberries, coarsely chopped
**2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
**1 tablespoon lime juice
**Hot sauce, to taste
**Preparation
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Combine 1 tablespoon oil, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub 1 teaspoon of the mixture all over polenta. Rub the rest into both sides of chicken. Cut the polenta crosswise into 8 slices. Rub the cut sides of nectarine halves with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil.
Oil the grill rack. Place the chicken, polenta slices and nectarines on the grill. Grill the polenta until hot and slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean plate; tent with foil to keep warm. Grill the nectarines, turning occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes total. Grill the chicken, until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken and nectarines to a cutting board. Coarsely chop the nectarines. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice.
While the chicken rests, combine the chopped nectarines, blackberries, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Layer the polenta, chicken and fruit salsa on 4 plates and serve.
Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips.
FIREWORKS SAFETY
**Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime.
**Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders.
**Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home.
BUG SAFETY
**Don*t use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child.
**Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom.
**Avoid dressing your child in clothing with bright colors or flowery prints.
**To remove a visible stinger from skin, gently back it out by scraping it with a credit card or your fingernail.
**Make sure you are using natural bug repellent, you want to stay away from DEET, which is a known cancer causer.
How to Make Homemade Bug Spray:
**Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water
**Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
**Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using
**Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, lemongrass, cintranella, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus it works great and smells good too, play with the scents and find one you like.
PLAYGROUND SAFETY
**The playground should have safety-tested mats or loose-fill materials (shredded rubber, sand, wood chips, or bark) maintained to a depth of at least 9 inches (6 inches for shredded rubber). The protective surface should be installed at least 6 feet (more for swings and slides)in all directions from the equipment.
**Equipment should be carefully maintained. Open *S* hooks or protruding bolt ends can be hazardous.
**Swing seats should be made of soft materials such as rubber, plastic or canvas.
**Make sure children cannot reach any moving parts that might pinch or trap any body part.
**Never attach*or allow children to attach*ropes, jump ropes, leashes, or similar items to play equipment; children can strangle on these. If you see something tied to the playground, remove it or call the playground operator to remove it.
**Make sure your children remove helmets and anything looped around their necks.
**Metal, rubber and plastic products can get very hot in the summer, especially under direct sun.
**Make sure slides are cool to prevent children*s legs from getting burned.
**Do not allow children to play barefoot on the playground.
**Parents should supervise children on play equipment to make sure they are safe.
**Parents should never purchase a home trampoline or allow children to use a home trampoline because of the risk of injury even when supervised.
Always remember when you are in the heat drink lots and lots of water, and when you are looking for sunscreen, look for the non toxic ingredients, if you need assistance always call Dr. McFarland, she will let you know which ones are best for you. And always remember, NEVER, NEVER leave your children or you pets in cars. We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer.

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Here is the contents of the June Newsletter:

Hello all, and happy June to you and your family.  We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, I know we are....well here is the goings on here at the clinic.
For starters if you already do not know, Dr. McFarland is adopting a little girl named Grace from Africa, we will be doing numerous fundraising.. through the summer months you can order products through Damsel in Defense at mydamselpro.net/melaniesmith, if you have any questions on any of the Damsel in Defense product, call Melanie here at the clinic, or her cell phone at 970-589-7962,  and the proceeds will go to the Bring Grace Home Fund.  Also you can order your favorite sports team cups, and all the proceeds go to Bring Grace Home. You can call and place your cup order, or come to the office and fill out an order form.  Also be looking for other opportunities to help out.
We are planning a yard sale here at the clinic, and we are looking for donations to sell.  If you have any old junk you want to get rid of, need to declutter your house, before you throw the stuff out, drop it by the clinic, so we can sell it. We know the yard sale will be in July with the date TBA.  The proceeds of the yard sale will be going to the Bring Grace Home Fund.
We will be having our self defense class on June 25, 2013 at 6:30pm, and there will be a $5 fee. If you have questions please call the office.
June Happenings
6/11 Dr Jeff will be here doing Thermography's at the clinic
6/12 Pay What You Can Day
6/14 Doc out of office
6/16 Father's Day
6/25 Self Defense class. $5 fee
6/26 $25 Day
7/4 4th of July
7/10 Pay What You Can Day
7/24 $25 Day
7/30 Self Defense Class
"Let your light so shine before men,"that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven."Matthew 5:16

Monthly Special

Buy 2 adjustments get 3rd 1/2 off
Spa Special- Get an adjustment, 1 hour massage, and foot detox bath all for $120, schedule now, so you do not miss out.
On $25 day, you can get a 30 min massage for $25
On June 11th, Dr Jeff will be at the clinic doing Thermography, schedule now to get either your whole body scanned, or scan for breast cancer. Prices are as follow: full body is $450,upper body/ breast is $225. Get a scan before cancer gets you.
NaturalNews) Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she had both of her breasts surgically removed even though she had no breast cancer. She carries the BRCA1 gene, and she has been tricked into believing that genetic code is some sort of absolute blueprint to disease expression -- which it most certainly is not. Countless millions of women carry the BRCA1 gene and never express breast cancer because they lead healthy, anti-cancer lifestyles based on smart nutrition, exercise, sensible sunlight exposure and avoidance of cancer-causing chemicals.  Jolie, like many other women who have been deluded by cancer quackery, decided the best way to prevent the risk of breast cancer was not to lead a healthy, anti-cancer lifestyle, but rather to surgically remove her breasts in what she describes as "three months of medical procedures.* Let me set the record straight: Your breasts are not your enemy! The cancer industry is far more likely to kill you than your breasts.
Women's liberation crusade: Off with your breasts!  Worse than merely maiming herself in an act of outright medical quackery, Angelina Jolie has positioned her decision as some sort of women's liberation crusade, acting and talking as if her "choice" to remove her breasts somehow blazes a new path of female power for all women. Oh, what a mess Jolie has made of herself. She has maimed her own body with no medical justification whatsoever, then celebrated this horrible disfiguration through some sort of twisted perception of what womanhood really is.
Being an empowered woman doesn't mean cutting off your breasts. -- even though both of these things are often celebrated by delusional women's groups. Being an empowered woman means protecting your health, your body and your womanhood by honoring and respecting your body, not maiming it. A vivacious, confident, healthy woman who protects her fertility and nourishes her unborn child is far more heroic and empowering than someone who maims her own body as some sort of sick sacrifice to the cancer industry. Angelina Jolie, as much as she is often viewed as a symbol of female power, seems to have completely lost touch with the core truths of honoring the "temple" of your own female body. Cancer is never limited to just the breast; Cancer, by the way, is a systemic problem when it emerges, not a local problem limited to just the breasts or other organs. It may be diagnosed in breast tissues, but that's not the only place it's growing. The idea that someone can prevent cancer by just removing their breasts is absurd. If the conditions of cancer are present in the body -- due to nutritional deficiencies, exposure to chemicals, radiation, etc. -- cancer will develop in many different places, not just breast tissues. Removing an organ that might possibly someday be one of the many locations in which cancer is diagnosed is completely irrational and medically abhorrent.
Logically, it's a lot like arguing that you can avoid flat tires on your car by removing all the tires!  Women everywhere need to hear truly empowering, honoring, holistic information about cancer and stop listening to the insanity of the cancer industry and its delusional, victimized spokes people like Angelina Jolie.Celebrating the medical abuse of women The mainstream  media is heralding Jolie's decision to cut off both her perfectly healthy breasts, announcing Jolie is "admired for bravery." In a NYT op-ed, Jolie wrote, "I hope that other women can benefit from my experience." (No, I'm not making this up. She literally wants other healthy women to cut off their breasts, too...)The medical industry, never known to back down from an opportunity to physically abuse women for profit, is jumping on the double mastectomy bandwagon. With this logic, abortions are cancer prevention, too, because those babies might one day grow up and develop tumors. Better to kill them early and "prevent cancer," right? The irrationality of Jolie's decision is truly sickening. Even worse is that idea that she may inspire other women to have their healthy bodies maimed, too. If Jolie cut off both legs and called it a "choice" to prevent leg cancer, I have little doubt many women would follow her lead and cut off their legs, too. Jolie herself says she may have her ovaries cut out in the future because they, too, might someday get cancer. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see where this medical insanity ultimately leads. Got a risk of kidney cancer? Remove your kidneys. Risk of colon cancer? Take out your colon. Lung cancer, perhaps? Remove your lungs, just in case! That's the logic of Angelina Jolie who has been completely deceived by the cancer industry into maiming her own body based on nothing for medical fear mongering and cancer quackery. Never doubt the fact that fear can be an effective marketing tool when it comes to breast cancer, by the way. The cancer industry rakes in billions of dollars a year based on irrational fears spread by misinformed women.T here's nothing quite as exciting and heroic as having your body parts chopped off by surgeons and then declaring yourself to be a "pre-vivor" of cancer. Yep, that's the new term. You're not really a "survivor" of cancer, since you never had it. You're a "pre-vivor" because you preempted the cancer. Or, just as likely, you got suckered into the most delusional decision of your life and had a bunch of quacks slice off pieces of your body that were perfectly healthy to begin with.
This is medical insanity at its worst... especially given that a woman's risk of breast cancer can be reduced by 78% using nothing but vitamin D. Yeah, take some vitamin D and keep your breasts! What a deal, eh?Why aren't male cancer doctors cutting off their own testicles?You'll note, by the way, that men never have their testicles removed to lower the risk of testicular cancer. Not even the male cancer doctors, oncologists and surgeons who are slicing off women's breasts all day long. Sure, they think cutting off breasts is a great idea, but ask one of them to part with their own testicles to "prevent" cancer, and they'll look at you like you've gone, well, nuts. Because cutting off your testicles to prevent testicular cancer that you don't even have would be stupid, of course. Pure quackery. Suggest it to a man you know and you'll either be laughed at or punched in the mouth. No ethical doctor would ever remove a perfectly healthy set of testicles from a man who has no symptoms of testicular cancer. The very idea is absurd and possibly even risking a medical malpractice lawsuit.
So why is it somehow acceptable to cut off the breasts of "empowered women" who think they are making some sort of social statement by maiming their own perfectly healthy bodies?
Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole
Ingredients
**2 1/4 pounds summer squash, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise (about 10 cups)
**2/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
**1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
**1 4-1/2-ounce can chopped jalapenos, (about 1/2 cup), drained
**1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
**2 1/4 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, (about 7 ounces), divided
**1/3 cup coconut  flour
**3/4 cup mild salsa
**4 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish
**1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, for garnish
Preparation
Preheat oven to 400*F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Combine squash, onion, chiles, jalapenos, salt and 3/4 cup cheese in a large bowl. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish and cover with foil.
Bake the casserole until it is bubbling and the squash is tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Spoon salsa over the casserole and sprinkle with the remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese. Bake, uncovered, until golden and heated through, 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions and red onion.
Tips & Notes
**Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat, covered, at 350*F for about 40 minutes. Garnish just before serving.
Seven Layer Salad
Ingredients
**8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
**1 cup fresh peas, shucked
**1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
**1 cup halved grape tomatoes , or quartered cherry tomatoes
**1 cup sliced celery
**1/2 cup sliced scallions
**3/4 cup almond or coconut yogurt
**3/4 cup  mayonnaise
**2 teaspoons cider vinegar
**1-2 teaspoons sugar
**1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
**1/4 teaspoon salt
**1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
**1/2 cup shredded  Cheddar cheese
**1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
**3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
Preparation
Place lettuce in a large bowl. Layer peas, bell pepper, tomatoes, celery and scallions on top.
Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar to taste, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread the dressing evenly over the top of the salad (an offset spatula is handy for this, if you have one). Sprinkle with cheese, basil and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Tips & Notes
**Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Sprinkle with basil just before serving
To all my friends and loved ones.
I am writing to you because I have embarked upon an amazing adventure that I would very much be honored if you choose to be a part of it. Rob and I have decided to adopt a girl from Africa. Her name is Grace and she is 12 years old. I met her 7 years ago when I visited Africa. I fell in love with her then, but because of circumstances beyond my control, I could not adopt her at that time. Now, I have the man of my dreams in my life supporting me and I finally feel like we can adopt my daughter. Grace was basically a throw away baby, so her biological parents did not want her. Unfortunately, the adoption process is very expensive. We have started the process and I am doing everything in my power to generate the amount of funds needed to make this happen, but I need your help.
I know many of you know the story of the starfish, but I feel compelled to tell it to you again.
There once was an old man who was walking along the shore one morning and he noticed a little boy running along the shore and he would stop every few feet and pick something up and throw it into the ocean. The old man watched for a long time before he finally got curious enough to investigate. As he got closer he noticed the tide had washed in thousands of starfish. He finally realized the boy was trying to throw all the starfish  back into the ocean. The old man walked up to the little boy and said, "son, what do you think you are doing?" The boy replied, "I'm saving the starfish!" The old man said, "Son, there is no way you can possibly help all the starfish. How do you think this is making any difference?" The boy picked up a starfish and threw it into the ocean and replied, "I just made a difference to that one."  Will you make a difference to Grace? Help us bring her home.
This is the approximate cost we are looking at:
US fees: $5000 We*re doing what we can to get this part paid as we go.
Ugandan Lawyer: $4500                                                          Court Fees Uganda: $1000
Airfare: $8000                                                                         Visa:$300
School fees: $550 I have already paid this fee                            Pass Ports: $500
Housing for a month: $1800                                                     Airfare for Grace:$2000
Misc. costs: $1200                                                                 Total thus far: $25,000
At this point, I am planning for at least $30,000.00 and this does not take into account that fact that Rob and I will not be working for a full month while we are in Africa. If 300 compassionate samurai donate $100 each, we will have $30,000. If you are feeling compelled to help Grace come home, we have a few options for you to consider.
There are several ways you can contribute to Grace's adoption.
The first way is you can go onto www.mydamselpro.net/melaniesmith and purchase a self defense weapon through my party that we will be having for the next couple of months and all proceeds will go toward Grace*s adoption.
Second, if you would like a tax deduction for your contribution, you can send money to
Kids Inspiring Kids
3601 Fowler Drive
Austin, TX 78738
Or you can donate directly to www.kidsinspire.com and be sure to make a note on anything that goes through KIK that it is for Grace*s adoption.
Third, you can purchase some really great 3D sports cups at Abundant Health, LLC and all the proceeds will go toward Grace*s adoption or you can call us and get the info on that at 970-256-7454.
And fourth, you can donate directly to me at
Abundant Health, LLC
Attention Grace's adoption
731 Bookcliff Avenue
Grand Junction, Co. 81501
970-256-7454
970-260-0819 This is my cell number and please feel free to contact me at this number.
Thank you so much for your consideration in this matter. I pray that you choose to make a difference to this starfish*s life. Grace deserves a better life full of hope, promise and faith. If you have any other suggestions, I am open to any suggestion. I will be having a yard sale to raise funds, and probably bake sales and anything I can think of. If you are so moved, please help with this process in any way you deem fit.
God Bless,
Shalona
We hope you enjoy this months newsletter, if you have questions on anything you read, please call us at 970-256-7454.
We hope you have a wonderful and safe June, and Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there
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For now, until we get all the kinks out, this is our May 2013 Newsletter.

Abundant Health LLC, 731 Bookcliff Ave, Grand Junction CO   970-256-7454.

Hello all, and guess what, May is upon us...what has happened to this year already?  Before I get into this months news letter, here are  some friendly reminders regarding the clinic.  On April 30th at 6:30 pm at the clinic we are putting on a self-defense class.  It is free, so come on down, and learn self defense moves, learn how to shoot pepper spray, how to use a stun gun....and so much more.  Remember bring any family members you would like, or friends....if you have any questions please call Melanie at the clinic.  Another exciting thing is Dr. McFarland's son Blake has been signed up for a science trip to Florida next year, and if you would like to help get Blake to Florida that would be greatly appreciated....

Dr. McFarland's radio show is drawing a great crowd, if you have any suggestions for her show, call us at the clinic, and let us know....maybe one of your ideas will be the subject of her next show.
Monthly Specials
Buy Mom a 1 hr Massage for $65 and get one for you for $45
Buy 10 Ultrasounds get 2 free
May 2013 Happenings
5/8 Pay What You Can Day
5/12 Mother's Day
5/22 $25 Day
5/22 Last Day of School
5/27 Memorial Day
5/28 Self Defense Class here at the clinic 6:30
6/12 Pay What You Can Day
6/16 Father's Day
6/26 $25 Day
For the month of May, for every referral of a new patient you give us, you will be able to receive a gift.
  • Don't forget yoga with Dr. McFarland at 7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hot Yoga Studio in the Cottonwood Mall, drop in fee is $17.
  • Mark your calendars on May 28th, we again are having our Self Defense class at 6:30 here at the clinic, if you have questions talk with Dr. McFarland or Melanie
30 is the new 45: Today's adults getting diseases 15 years faster than their grandparents.
(NaturalNews) As vaccines pump the population full of mercury and thimerosal, as genetically modified crops alter human DNA, as bisphenol-A in plastics and can linings alter the hormonal structure of the human body, as pesticides pollute the land and water, more people are experiencing disease sooner in the United States. According to new findings, people today are being diagnosed with disease 33 percent faster than their grandparents. Age 30 has become the new 45 in reference to on-setting disease. The abundance of disease being diagnosed at an early age only means the modern era of pharmaceutical drugs and chemicals is not working and is tearing down the quality of life for countless people, perpetuating the root of the problem.
What does this trend suggest? If this generation continues to pretend that everything's okay, teaching their kin that the current path is working, then the next generation will grow dependent upon symptom-suppressing drugs and welcoming diseases as early as age 20. For a thriving, clear-minded generation to rise up, the root problems need to be addressed and actions need to be taken.
Time for small organic farming practices..Small organic farming practices are the future. Practices like cutting out pesticides and eliminating hormones and steroids in meat production are essential to future vitality. Corporate genetically modified seed must be discarded as well, for it alters the DNA of humans. The human body desires food that is unmodified, real, and raw. At this critical juncture, organic farming must rise up and be the future. Even worse, many food products leave consumers completely in the dark. It's time to label genetically modified foods. Corporations like Monsanto need to be clearer about their deadly practice of altering seed. Genetically modified foods need to be labeled so consumers can make a more informed decision. Likewise, companies like Bayer and Dow need to be up front about the effects bisphenol-A (BPA) have on the hormones of people.
Better education on antibiotics and vaccinations..Now and in the future, friends and neighbors must rely on one another to learn about the benefits of proper nutrition. Neighbors will need to bind together and grow community gardens, start farmers markets and trade nutrition and herbal secrets. They will need to abandon antibiotics and vaccinations, since these are over-abused medical establishment crutches that are highly counterproductive in the long run. Antibiotics kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut. This good flora in the gut promotes healthy digestion, absorption of nutrients, and immune function. Once on antibiotics, one may feel the need to take them every flu season since their own body now lacks the ability to defend itself against pathogens. Eating superfoods like spirulina and berries like schisandra and goji will serve one better over the long run. Likewise, the importance of vaccinations needs to be questioned. The idea of forced vaccinations must be destroyed altogether. Not only is this idea tyrannical but it is an ignorant philosophy considering what toxic ingredients are contained in them, like mercury and thimerosal. Giving people a choice and then educating them about alternative prevention will be the key in moving forward. Drinking green tea or consuming the immune-system boosting Siberian ginseng root are better long term options.
Detoxification must become everyone's new self discipline...To purify disease from the population, there needs to be a great detoxification movement. Cleansing the body with blood and liver purifying herbs like dandelion, turmeric, and burdock root is a good way to keep the organs pure. Getting regular massages and chiropractic care, will also detoxify the body, and of course do not forget the Ion Cleanse, it detoxifies while you enjoy a nice warm foot bath.
Zucchini Boats
2 lg zucchini
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 lb organic free range ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, diced
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise.  Using a spoon, scoop out the insides of the zucchini, leaving a hollowed shell. The walls should be about 1/4 inch thick.  Reserve the hollowed out flesh.
In a skillet, add coconut oil and cook meat, onions, garlic, and zucchini flesh and cook until meat is lightly browned and the onions are crisp tender.  Remove from heat, stir in the salt and pepper, and bread crumbs.  Mix, allowing the bread to absorb all the juices in the skillet. Stir in beaten egg, salsa, and 1/2 cup of cheese.  Spoon the mixture in to the cavity of each zucchini half, filling them as full as possible. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Place zucchini boats in a baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, before serving.
RECIPE: Mushroom and Onion Pancakes
1 cup finely chopped onion
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 cups chopped mushrooms
2 eggs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp water
1/2 cup CGF flour mix*
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup shredded fresh Asiago or parmesan cheese
Saute onion with 3 tbsp coconut oil for about 2 min.  Add mushrooms and continue cooking until vegetables are soft. Remove from heat and let cool. In a bowl, blend together egg, salt, onion powder, and water.  Combine CGF flour with the baking powder, and whisk into wet ingredients until smooth, Stir in cheese and cooked veggies, including juices.  Spoon batter onto a hot skillet, making about 8 4 inch pancakes.
*Coconut gluten free flour mix:
3 1/2 parts brown rice flour
2 parts coconut oil
2 parts millet flour
1 1/2 parts tapioca flour
Combine all the flours together, and you make how much you want, we recommend using cups, and then you will have left over for other recipes.
Nine Foods to reduce Blood Pressure Naturally
(NaturalNews) High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is considered a high risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as well as kidney failure. Many have high BP, but most don't know as it doesn't usually have its own symptoms. Blood pressure readings are in two sets of numbers. The top number, systolic pressure, indicates pressure on the artery walls when the heart beats. The lower number, diastolic pressure, shows the pressure on artery walls between heart beats. A normal reading is 120/80. Above those numbers up to 140/90 is considered pre-hypertension while above 140/90 is hypertension.  Pharmaceutical medications with decongestants, NSAIDs (non-steroid ant-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen, steroids, birth control pills, and antidepressants are likely to raise blood pressure. Mainstream medicine considers salt/sodium consumption as a main factor of high BP. But processed and fast foods account for over 80 percent of the sodium intake using toxic processed salt, mixed with other health damaging additives such as HFCS and trans-fatty acid oils, which are more responsible for causing high blood pressure than pure, unprocessed sea salt.
Foods that Reduce High Blood Pressure
(1) Cayenne is in chili peppers. Using those with food is good for reducing blood pressure, even though it may not feel that way.Herbal masters Dr. Christopher and Dr. Schulz recommend taking a teaspoon of at least 40,000 heat units of cayenne pepper powder mixed in water two times daily to support
(2) Hibiscus or Jamaica (hu-my-ca) tea on ice is well known as a refreshing beverage in the Caribbean islands, South America, and Mexico. It has been clinically proven to lower high BP. You can dowse the flame out of your mouth from cayenne with a Jamaica iced tea and double the benefits. Dried hibiscus flower petals are used to make the tea. Some health food stores may have them. Stores specializing in Hispanic foods most likely will. Or you can order them online. To prepare: Simply cover the bottom of a large pan thickly with the petals, then pour hot (not boiling) water over them. Cover and let it steep for a half hour. Strain while pouring into a glass container then refrigerate and use when desired.
(3) A Louisville medical center study found that snacking on raisins three times daily could reduce BP among those in a prehypertension group. Amazingly, they even used processed food snacks containing raisins.
(4) The American Heart Association has discovered through research that eating three kiwis a day reduces BP.
(5) The American Chemical Society claims purple root vegetables, such as purple potatoes, have chemical properties that reduce BP.
(6) A Florida State University study found that watermelon lowers BP. In addition to watermelon's potassium contribution, they found a specific amino acid that contributes to lowering BP.
(7) Speaking of potassium, don't forget to eat bananas. The Harvard Medical School reported a UK study that determined foods containing potassium nitrate were even better than supplements using potassium chloride for lowering BP.
(8) Hawthorne berries have both herbalists and mainstream medicos agreeing on its blood pressure lowering ability. Its tea has been a Chinese household heart tonic for centuries. If you can't find a Chinese food specialty store, go online or use Hawthorne extract supplements
(9) We can't forget chocolate, can we? It should be organic and dark or bittersweet without milk and with very little     sugar. Yes, it has been researched; there are compounds in cacao that dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
We hope you all enjoy this months newsletter, we made it with all of you and your mothers out there....remember to have a wonderful Mother's Day, and if you are lucky enough to be able to celebrate with your mom, make it extra special....we hope your May is blessed for each one of you.

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For now, until we get all the kinks out, this is what the contents of our newsletter for April 2013 are.  I hope you enjoy.  I know it isn't as pretty as our actual newsletter, but it will get the point accross for you.

April 2013 Newsletter                  Abundant Health, LLC

                         731 Bookcliff Avenue Grand Junction, Co. 81501 970-256-7454

Are you looking to learn to protect yourself?  Well you are in luck!  ON Tuesday April 30, 2013, Dr. McFarland and Melanie will be holding a self defense class at 6:30pm at the office!  Everyone is welcome and the class is absolutely free!

Don't forget to listen to Dr. McFarland's radio show every Saturday at 11am on KEXO 1230 am radio.

Monthly special:  Buy 1 Detox, Get 1 Free! ALSO  Any 2 procedures for $90.  That includes Chiropractic, Acupuncture and One hour Massage Therapy.

Come join Dr. McFarland on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:40am-8:30am at Yoga Junction in the Cottonwood Mall for a wonderful hot yoga class!  You will love it.  Its fun, envigorating and a wonderful way to start your day.  Call us for more information.

Dates to Remember

  • 4/10 = Pay What You Can Day ($45 One Hour Massages)                                                            
  • 4/17 = Referral Day (refer a friend and get a prize)
  • 4/24 = $25 day!  $25 adjustments, $25 acupuncture and $45 one hour massages.
  • 4/25 = The movie "Doctored" will be showing at the Avalon Theater.  Tickets are only $5 and we have them available right here at the clinic.
  • 4/30 = Our first Self Defense class at 6:30pm at 731 Bookcliff Avenue ( held outside if weather permits)
  • 5/8 = Pay What You Can Day ($45 One Hour Massages)
  • 5/12 = Mother's Day
  • 5/22 = $25 day

We will be doing something new in May.  If you would like to refer a friend to us any day of the week, we will give you a prize from such places as, Horn O Plenty, Doterra Therapeutic Essential Oils, Abundant Health, LLC ( Massages), gift certificates from Hot Yoga Junction, local restaraunts also.  It is well worth taking a moment of your time to refer someone to us who has never been to the clinic before.  You won't regret it.

"You may not know me, but I know everything about you," Psalm 139:1

This is for all you chocolate lovers:

(Natural News) A growing body of research is emerging to show that eating chocolate really can lower your blood pressure.  Rewearchers have suspected for many years that chocolate may have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, ever since discovering that the indigenous Kuna people of Central American island San Blas have normal blood pressure well into old age.  One of the magor lifestyle differences between the traditional Kuna and their urban relatives, scientists found, is that the traditional Kuna drink enormous quantities of essentially unprocessed cocoa.  Laboratory studies later confirmed that a group of naturally occurring chocolate chemicals called flavanols cause nitric oxide to form in the body, which in turn relaxes and opens the blood vessels.  But until recently, there has been little experimental evidence to suggest that benefit can be gained simply from eating the processed chocolate sold in the US.

Then in August 2012m researchers from the National Institute fo Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia and the University of Adelaide published a research review in the Cochrane Library finding that people who consumed more chocolate or cocoa really do have lower blood pressure.  The researchers reviewed the results of 20 separate studies involving a total of 856 people who were fed between three and 100 grams of chocolate or cocoa powder each day, containing between 30 and 1080mg of total flavanols.  All the studies lasted between two and eight weeks, except for one that lasted 18 weeks.  On average, participants who consumed the chocolate lowered their blood pressure by two to three mmHg compared with participants given placebos.  In trials where the placebo group consisted of people fed flavanol-free chocolate, the relative blood pressure decrease in the experimental group was even greater (3-4mmHg).

"Although we don't yet have evidence for any sustained decrease in blood pressure, the small reduction we saw over the short term might complement other treatment options and might contribute to reduceing the risk of cardiovascular disease," lead researcher Karin Ried said.

Large Ovservational study:  Further evidence comes from a large longitudinal study conducted by researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition who published in the European Heart Hournal in March 2010.  Researchers collected dietary information on 19,357 people, all of whom were between the ages of 35 and 65, had no history of heart attack or stroke and were not taking blood pressure drugs.  They found that patients who consumed the most chocolate ( an average of 7.5 g per day) had blood pressure about one mmHg lower than participants who ate the least ( an average of 1.7 g per day).

In the eight years following the study, the researchers found that participants who had the most chocolate were significanty less likely to suffer from heart attacks or strokes, and that differences in blood pressure accounted for 12% of this risk.

I'll have recipes and such on future posts, hopefully.  Thank you for bearing with us until we figure out how to get the newsletter in its entirety on the webpage.  If you would like a copy in it's entirety, please email us with a request and we will email it or send it to you via regular mail, if you prefer.  We are happy to do whatever it takes to help you live and feel healthier.

God bless.  Dr. McFarland

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