New Year New You

There are many paths to a new you.
All begin with the desire to honor ourselves with some simple steps to begin a journey towards better health.

cruz-team-photo-to-webWe have enjoyed the feasts of the holidays, gatherings with friends and families. During this time of year we reflect on the past year and set our sights on the new year.
The most common new years goal is a healthier version of ourselves.
But how do we get there?

Simple, supported steps.
A Chinese proverb says that even the longest journey starts with the first step. ---read more--->

The Truth About Your Child & ADHD

ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school age children. Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They understand what is expected of them but have trouble following through because they can’t sit still, pay attention, or attend to details. ADHD is broken down into 3 groups, and this article will expose the truth of ADHD.

 

Which Group Describes Your Child?

 

ADHD is broken down into 3 Groups:

1. Inattentive

2. Hyperactive-Impulsive

3. Impulsive 

 

Let’s begin with the Inattentive Type: 

  • Inability to pay attention
  • Tendency to make careless mistakes
  • Difficulty with sustained attention
  • Apparent listening problems
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Problems with organization
  • Avoidance of tasks that require mental effort
  • Tendency to loose things
  • Distractibility
  • Forgetfulness in daily activities

Hyperactivity-Impulsive Type:

 

  • Fidgeting or squirming
  • Difficulty remembering details
  • Difficulty engaging in leisure activities
  • Typically “on the go”
  • Often talks excessively

Impulsive Type:

  • Interrupts or intrudes on others
  • Blurts out answers before questions are complete
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn

The Typical Scenario & The Reality
Do any of the above scenarios describe your child? Perhaps you notice your child (or someone you know)  having trouble focusing. A trip to the doctor for a solution results in a “paper” test to determine if ADD or ADHD is a factor. the doctor then perscribes an ADD-ADHD medication that causes documented side effects:
  • Violence
  • Dependency
  • Possible Death

Drugs are not the answer! When dealing with ADHD, the effects it has on your child’s future must be considered. . .

  • ADHD leads to compulsive behavior & addiction
  • Individuals with ADHD have several characteristics that make them more vulnerable to substance abuse, addiction, and compulsive behaviors
  • These characteristics are
    • Impulsiveness
    • Sensation-Seeking
    • Risk-Taking
    • Thrill-seeking
    • Low levels of inhibition
 

  

The Good News

ADHD can be controlled and cured naturally! In our next article, we will explore the different ways you can help your child or someone you know with their ADHD.

 

For more information contact us today

Is Toxicity Causing Your Chronic Pain?

Medications for chronic pain, anti-inflammatory medications, massage, and a variety of vitamins were ineffective in relieving chronic pain Mary had throughout her body. An SEMG scan revealed pressure in her nervous system that was causing the chronic pain. Mary began chiropractic care for her nervous system and experienced progress. However, Mary reached a plateau.

 

An EIS scan revealed toxicity in Mary’s liver & pancreas.

Mary started Health Coaching and experienced great results.

The clarity and support with personalized Health Coaching made it easy for Mary to make lifestyle changes with her food and supplements. The result was sustainable improvement for her health.

 

 

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine & Medicine Be Thy Food”

– Hippocrates

Toxicity is linked to inflammation in the body. 

 

 

Inflammation is your body’s response to stress – whether from your diet, lifestyle or environment.
When inflammation causing substances are allowed to enter the body, your digestive tract  becomes inflamed.

 

Inflamed Digestive Tract Symptoms Include:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Gas and pain
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Pain

 Certain chemicals in the foods you eat trigger the release of neurotransmitters that heighten sensitivity such as:

 

 

  • White Flour
  • White Sugar
  • Processed Food
  • Bottled Water (contains PCB)
  • Alcohol
  • Non-Organic Meats
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup

 

How Health Coaching Helped Mary:

  • Personalized diet
  • Specific dosage of quality supplements for her individual needs
  • Emailing Support to make changes sustainable

 

 
Health Coaching & Chronic Pain
Begins with an EIS (Electro Interstitial Scan). If inflammation is present this scan will show where it is present in the body.

 

After EIS, your specific needs can be assessed and addressed.

 

With Lesia, you will explore concerns specific to you, your genetics, & your body.

 

What Does Health Coaching Include?

  • One-on one weekly Coaching sessions
  • Unlimited e-mail support
  • Motivational & Emotional Support
  • Vitamin Recommendation (based on your test results)
  • 10% OFF all products
  • EIS Scans to Monitor Your Success
  • Personalized Menu Specific to Your Needs

To Learn More Click Here!

The Good & Bad News About Your Health Insurance

Good News: The Chiropractic Approach to Better Health Is Safe & Natural

No drugs. No surgery.

Instead, we will locate & adjust areas of your spine that interfere with the workings of your nervous system. As your nervous system is able to control your body correctly, health can return.

True health is how well your body works, not how you feel.

Bad News: It will be tempting to stop your care when you feel better.

This will predispose you to a relapse because supporting muscles and ligaments won’t be fully healed. That happens gradually, with continued care, after symptoms go away.

But your policy won’t cover the necessary care. ---read more--->

Are You Suffering With Depression?

Hope With Chiropractic Care!  
 

Vicki came into our office and received a free consultation. She began Chiropractic Care and experienced great results. Vicki’s headaches went away and she no longer needed medication to deal with her anxiety and depression.
How is this possible? 
Vicki was suffering from chronic and constant headaches, as well as depression and anxiety. For years Vicki had been seeing a mental health counselor and taking depression and anxiety medication. However, Vicki’s condition continued to stay the same.

 

How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?
 

The top bone in the neck is the control switch for the brain. This bone is called the atlas.
When the atlas is out of alignment with the spine it can result in:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches

The spine and the nervous system are the master controller for the brain:

  • Adjustments can provide an opiate endorphin release to provide calm and happy effects in your brain and body.
  • In contrast to harmful medications, Chiropractic adjustments are natural and safe with no side effects.

 When Vicki’s atlas stayed in place after several months of care she was able to  stop all medication due to the calming effect the adjustments had on her brain and body.

Asian Mango Salad

Asian Mango Salad Asian Mango Salad

Asian Mango Salad

Ingredients:

Salad:

 

1 red and yellow bell pepper, stem, seeds, veins removed
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2 head of green cabbage
1/2 head of purple cabbage
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, packed
2- 3 green onions, green parts sliced thin for garnish
1/2 mango peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons slivered almonds for garnish

Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette:

1 small orange
1 lime
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
1 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon of red-pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt ---read more--->

Laser Therapy for Elbow Injuries

What Do These Athletes Have In Common?

  

Soft tissue injury and joint disorder rehabilitation with

 

Bioflex

LASER THERAPY

 

 

 

FAQ:

Low-Intensity Laser Therapy is non-invasive, non-toxic, easily applied, highly effective, with a 95% cure rate.

 

Laser Therapy can be used immediately after injury, over pins, plates, & bony prominences.

 

Biostimulation of damaged tissue with Laser Therapy will cause tissues to heal much faster by stimulating the regeneration of tissue, and reducing inflammation and pain.  ---read more--->

New Laser Therapy Equipment at Cruz Chiropractic

We recently made two new additions to our Laser Therapy, including a

1) New Red Laser Probe, and

Red laser probe

2) Small Laser Pads that work great for around the eyes or mouth and are a better fit for children

Small Pad Red light

Both new additions are from from Meditech, creator of the Bioflex Laser Therapy System, where we have purchased all of our Laser Therapy equipment and training.

Red Laser Probe

The Red LD-R 100 Laser Probe adds another dimension particularly in the treatment of superficial conditions. In numerous scientific publications, red light has been shown to be highly effective for treatments at the more superficial levels. Research has found that it accelerates healing in many conditions including wounds, dermatological problems, epicondylitis, rotator cuff injuries, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, etc. Additionally, the application of the Red Laser Probe is beneficial in patients that have plateaued or when healing is slower than anticipated. ---read more--->

How do your vitamins rate?

HOW DO YOUR VITAMINS RATE?

Do you have clean drinking water?

Do you know where your drinking water comes from or how its quality compares to other water sources around the country?

10 Ways to Stop Cravings

10 Ways to Stop Cravings

Skin Conditions and Laser Therapy

Month Year Cruz Chiropractic Newsletter Laser Therapy Can Help with Scarring, Acne, Shingles & Age Spots In This Issue Skin Conditions and Laser Therapy Our Patients Speak “I am 17 years old and I had sunburn scarring on my face from a severe sunburn from the previous summer. After 8 treatments the scarring was healed and my self esteem restored.” Regan, NC

“I have been a chiropractor for over 15 years, after one laser treatment my shoulder pain was 90% gone.  My range of motion has returned and my over all well being is much better. ” Dr. Yonce SC ---read more--->

Our recommended videos

Watch Food Inc., a documentary with an inside look at our industrial food system in the US, and make more informed decisions about what changes to make in your diet.

Check out the Non-GMO Shopping Guide

What is a GMO?

Nutrition and Breast Health

Nutrition & Breast Health

Breast Cancer is the leading cancer in women.

Estrogen and Breast Cancer: The Connection

Estrogen & Breast Cancer

Better Than the Flu Shot

Attention Allergy Sufferers

Tired of sneezing and itchy, watery eyes?

The End of Headaches Part 1

Coupons and Specials

Potential Harmful Effects of Splenda

New Study of Splenda Reveals Shocking Information About Potential Harmful Effects

Posted By Dr. Mercola |

James Turner, the chairman of the national consumer education group Citizens for Health, has expressed shock and outrage after reading a new report from scientists outlining the dangers of the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose).   

Disease Prevention

DISEASE PREVENTION
With the prevalence of cancer in today’s society, I was motivated to learn ways to protect myself and my family from this devasting disease.  With cancer, it seems the old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is very appropriate.  After studying research from the American Cancer Institute, we are providing you with resources for prevention and a list of key risk factors causally linked to cancer.    

Are Cortisone Shots Worth the Gamble?

Cortisone is used to treat inflammation, not to act as a pain reliever.  The reason for pain relief when an area injected with cortisone is because the inflammation is diminished.  This shot usually begins to work within a few days and the effects could last up to several weeks.  With so many doctors recommending cortisone injections, we examined the effects and risks of this treatment. 

Back Surgery Success Rates, Risks, and Costs

 
Back Surgery “Success” Rates, Risks, and More
Are you one the many people suffering from back pain?  Has your pain ever gotten so bad that you have considered surgery?  Read on to learn about the success rate of surgery and treatment options.       
 

Avoiding Pesticides Clean 15

AVOID PESTICIDES WITH THIS HANDY LIST
Do you want to eat healthy on a budget?  Does the cost of eating healthy organic foods overwhelm you?  Do you want the most bang for your money?  Read below to see which foods are the most polluted by pesticides and should always be eaten organic and which foods it does not really matter if they are organic or not.   

How to Help Allergies

WAYS TO HELP ALLERGY SUFFERERS
35,000 Americans suffer each year from allergies.  Are you one of them?  Here are some simple things you can do to relieve symptoms and feel better. 

Dangers of Coffee

DANGERS OF COFFEE ADDICTION

Coffee is a very popular drink in our society, but it might not be as harmless as you might think.  Read below to find out 8 Dangers of Coffee Addiction

 

How Much Water?

THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER FOR YOUR HEALTH
  As warmer weather is upon us, we often spend more time under the sun and engaged in physical activities.  It’s vital that you keep your body well hydrated.  Why is water so important for your health?  Just look at how many body systems are structured with water as a key component…

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Live Your Best Life Now 

 

 

 
A Simple Product for Bipolar & Depression
As I refected on the life of a friend who had battled depression, I knew I had to spread the word about a simple product that can improve brain function, even to the point of correcting the imbalance that causes mania and depression.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.  Read on to see the testimony from one of our patients about how fish oil helped her friend. 

Jan v2

WHY YOU SHOULD DETOX
 Feel tired?  Sluggish? Bloated?  Then you may be harboring toxins in your intestines, kidneys, liver, skin, and lungs that need to be cleansed.  Learn more about the value of detoxing plus a salad dressing recipe to help.
 

Jan v4

 
Is Your Lymph System Causing Your Weight Gain?
  A clogged lymphatic system can cause all sorts of problems for your liver, your weight, and energy level,and more.  But many people do not what their lymphatic system is, let alone how to help it.  Read for signs and symptoms of a clogged or sluggish lymph system and how to make improvements if it is clogged.

Feb v3

Your Feet Might Be Hurting Your Back
 

Do you have a job that requires standing or walking?

Do your feet or legs ache after a long day of work?
Do you have frequent back pain?  If so, read on for ways to help. 

Feb v2

HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Simple ways to love yourself for Valentine’s or anytime.  You are worth it.  Plus, learn a delicious recipe for chocolate sauce. 

Feb v1

MEET THE WINNER
Donna Thomas is the winner of our “Biggest Loser Contest.”  She has lost a total of 17 pounds and has also lost the need for  diabetes medication and blood pressure medication!  Her blood pressure and blood sugar has dropped back to healthy ranges.  Her skin has improved.  Now she looks and feels great!  Read on for a recipe for a tasty sweet snack. 

Chiro

Dr. Cruz Answers Your Chiropractic Questions
Have you had a question about chiropractic but were afraid to ask?  In this issue, Dr. Cruz responds to five of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic that he is often asked.  Perhaps you will find the answer to your question here!

weight

Prevent and Treat Weight Issues
Warmer weather is refreshing after so much snow, but if you are life many, you have packed on some extra pounds during all the snow.  Does the thought of wearing a bathing suit this summer make you feel sick?  Have you been wanting to get out and be more active?  Is joint pain slowing you down?  Read about ways we can help you reach your weight goals and get out of pain. 

Health Coaching in CBS News

Nov. 5, 2009

    Health Reform and Integrative Care

Dr. Jon LaPook Looks at Preventative Medicine’s Place in Health Care Reform

CBS) As health care reform heads into the next phase, Congress will miss the boat if it ends up perpetuating a system that reacts to illness rather than preventing it. Chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes wreck our quality of life and cost a fortune. For obesity alone, according to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the annual medical price tag in the United States is $147 billion. ---read more--->

Chiropractors Offer Tips to Keep Your Young Athlete Healthy and Fit

We look into the cause of a problem rather than only the symptom with the most up-2-date computer technology. This information will tell us if you have misalignment in your spine and how it is affecting your nervous system, muscles, organs and overall energy. Our unique whole body approach offers hands on adjusting, gentle instrument adjusting (without the cracks and pops) and low level laser to provide you with the best care possible. Chiropractic feels great!