Healthy for the Holidays – December Newsletter

Office News and Updates:

Our FREE Holiday Gift Certificates are Here!

present  Starting December 1st, each of our current patients is entitled to receive 1 FREE gift certificate for a FREE Initial Visit with Dr. Ting (valued at $80).  These certificates make great gifts for someone who has always wanted to try ProAdjuster chiropractic or simply have their spine checked. The certificates can be used anytime from January 1st to February 28, 2013

 Holiday Office Hours:

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Remember, it’s the last opportunity to use your benefits before the end of the year!   Please keep in mind that the massage therapists are very busy this time of year, so make sure to book your appointments early to avoid disappointment!

December 24th, 25th, 26th CLOSED
Thursday December 27th Open for Naturopathy ONLY
Friday December 28th Open for Massage ONLY
Saturday December 29th Open for Chiro ONLY
December 31st & January 1st CLOSED
Wednesday January 2nd Open regular hours

Need Orthotics?

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As the Holidays are fast approaching, this is the busiest time of the year for The Orthotic Group.  To ensure your expectations are met, and that orthotics are shipped by December 31st, 2012, please note that the cut-off date to put in your order for orthotics is Friday December 7th, 2012.

Please be aware that RUSH orders are not available after December 7th.

 Gift Ideas:

gift-ideas-for-everyone-2012-cover  The holiday season is here and Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has lots of great gift ideas for you!

Here are just some of the holiday gifts that you can pick out on your next visit:

  • Gift Certificates for Registered Massage Therapy – Who wouldn’t make time for a free massage!
  • Gift Certificates for Chiropractic Adjustments – Give the gift of relief!
  • Chiroflow Premium Waterbase Pillow – Great to ensure a good quality sleep.
  • Traumeel, Bio-Ice and Ice Packs – Much appreciated by all our patients to relieve muscle and joint pain at home.
  • We also have a special offer on our best-selling products to help fight cold and flus naturally:  10% OFF on Gripp-Heel and Engystol
    from December 1st to 31st.

Gripp-Heel

GRIPPHEELKIT_5659

May be used at the first signs of infection or after the onset of symptoms.   It stimulates the defense system and significantly reduces the duration and severity of symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat and muscle aches.

Engystol

ENGYSTOLKIT_5653A homeopathic preparation that stimulates the immune system and has been proven to significantly reduce the duration and severity of symptoms during an acute viral infection and help protect from subsequent infections.

Used together, Gripp-Heel and Engystol can boost your immune fighting cells by 41%!

Meet Our New RMT: Craig Curran

craig  Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is happy to welcome Craig Curran, Registered Massage Therapist to the team.

Craig is available:

Monday mornings from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Craig is a graduate of the Algonquin College in Ottawa, Massage Therapy class of 2007. He has experience with a range of modalities leading him to help with treating triathletes, motor vehicle accident victims, children, and prenatal cases. He worked in Ottawa with chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, energy workers, and chiropodists. Working alongside these other professionals has helped form a “whole picture” therapeutic philosophy, where the goal is not only to help fix a problem at any given time, but create an opportunity with the client to grow and create an understanding of the body and dysfunction to avoid future recurrences of the problem.

Craig is enrolled at Centennial College for practical nursing and when not working or studying, enjoys running, squash, golf and going to the gym.

Focus on Health: Healthy for the Holidays

Written by Dr. Trina Ting

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Let’s be honest: the holidays can be a stressful time for all of us.  It may be a “good” stress, as I like to say; we are grateful for the abundance of family, food, and festivities that occur this time of year.  It may remove us from our normal routine, and this itself can be a source of stress.  We may not be eating, sleeping, or sticking to our exercise routine as well as we would like to.  Here are some ways we can maintain a semblance of calm and focus during this joyous time.

Schedule down time: We schedule family events and holiday parties.  Why not schedule “me” time as well?  Even one hour to yourself, whether it be a yoga class or even just hiding out at your local coffee shop.  If it doesn’t get on the calendar, it won’t get done, so do yourself a favour and pencil it in.

Keep healthy snacks and food in the fridge: This will keep you on track and less likely to overindulge at holiday gatherings.  Having some homemade soup, fresh veggies, cheese, hummus, and whole grain crackers stocked will help you fill up before you hit the eggnog (which can have over 300 calories and 19 g of fat in 1 cup!!!).

Lose the booze:  Ok, being realistic, let’s stick to one to two drinks for the evening.  Alcohol literally is empty calories and can actually slow down your metabolism.  Some better choices are to pick cocktails that cut out the high calorie juices and pops (such as vodka sodas), wine spritzers, and light beers.  Less is more, and cut every drink you have with a glass of water. And of course, always arrange for a designated driver.

Stop procrastinating:  Procrastination actually creates stress.  So get yourself organized and do it now.  Christmas comes up every year at the same time, it’s no surprise.

The best thing we can do for ourselves is try to keep our normal eating and sleeping routines in between the holiday festivities.  Keep it simple, and don’t go to extremes.  Indulge a bit, but not too much.  If you have a day of overeating and overdrinking, just eat a little less the next day.  I usually stick to protein shakes for breakfast and lunch the day after a holiday party, and eating a light dinner (protein and veggies) to give my digestive system a break.  There is always New Year’s to start a new routine!  Happy holidays from all of us at Advanced Chiropractic and we look forward to seeing you all in good health in 2013!

Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Recipe from marthastewart.com

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for surface if needed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing

Directions:

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Turn out dough, and divide in half. Flatten each half into a disk, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Let one disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface to just under 1/4-inch thick, adding more flour as needed to keep dough from sticking. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes. Cut out cookies using desired cutters or templates. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets as you work. Roll out scraps, and repeat once. Repeat with remaining disk of dough. Chill cookies in freezer until very firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Bake cookies, switching positions of sheets and rotating halfway through, until edges turn golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Decorate with Royal Icing.

Recipe: Royal Icing

Recipe from marthastewart.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar, plus more if needed
  • 2/3 cup water, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Gel-paste food coloring

Directions:

  1. Mix sugar, water, and meringue powder with a mixer on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes. Icing should be the consistency of glue. (If icing is too thick, mix in a little more water. If icing is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar.) Add food coloring, 1 drop at a time, until desired color is achieved; if making more than 1 color, divide icing and work in batches. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 week. Stir before using.

Did You Know?

snowcrystals_largeThe largest snowflake recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records fell at Fort Keogh, Montana and was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick!

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1 Response to Healthy for the Holidays – December Newsletter

  1. Thanks for this huge Information posted by you about healthier Life…. thanks a lots..

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