Focus on Health:
Heart Health: Weight Loss and Lifestyle Program
Did you know that current research is showing that weight loss is the most important factor for heart health and avoiding cardiovascular accidents? Weight loss is now being seen as an even more important factor than blood pressure and cholesterol levels. We believe that a lifestyle-based program that focuses on long-term sustainable results is the best way to lose weight. Our program is broken down into 3 phases to help you understand the process and allow you to monitor your progress. The phases relate to the fundamental health needs of your body and build a solid base for wellbeing. So don’t just think about weight loss, think about a total health lifestyle program and find your path to health and wellbeing.
Dr. Steyr will be doing FREE mini weight-loss consults throughout the month of February. Call to book your today! Monday 11 am – 7 pm or Thursday 11 am – 7 pm.
Chiropractic and Your Heart
February is national heart month, with many organisations trying to raise awareness in preventing heart disease. Taking simple measures can improve heart function and help prevent heart disease: 1. Remember your heart is a muscle, so use it or lose it! Even if you start walking just 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, you will have strengthened your heart. 2. Poor diet stress out our body, asking it to digest and process complex foods. Keep food simple and keep it fresh as much as possible, and your body will more easily break it down into nutrients. 3. Getting enough sleep is extremely important in controlling stress levels and allow your body to heal and regenerate. Don’t wait for your heart to show you it’s unhealthy – take action now!
How can Chiropractic care help my heart?
Although chiropractic care is mainly associated with alleviating soft tissue discomfort, the benefits of chiropractic have been proven to extend beyond manipulations of the spine. Studies have shown that chiropractic manipulations can help to prevent heart attacks, reduce heart rate, relieve chest pain, and lower blood pressure, which is all good news for your heart!
According to chirojournal.com, a lesser known factor affecting heart function is the nerve system. “Nerves from the upper back (sympathetic) stimulate the heart to beat faster and more forcefully. The vagus nerve (parasympathetic) passes through the skull and down to the heart to slow the pulse and decrease the power of each contraction. Normal function is the result of a balance between these two systems. Spinal misalignments, which interfere with these nerves (vertebral subluxations), can negatively affect heart function.”
Chiropractic treatments provide a considerable impact on blood pressure levels, as well as anxiety levels – all key elements in keeping your heart healthy. In addition to manipulations that promote healthier heart function, your chiropractor is able to advise you about diet and fitness changes that you can incorporate into your life – all bringing about healthy, heart happy changes. High blood pressure can lead to damage to muscle tissue, diabetes, infertility, and slower healing from disease and injury.
Chiropractic care does not attempt to treat or cure heart disease, but it certainly can help! Adjustments can correct vertebral subluxations, which interfere with normal nerve and body function. Thus, restoring ‘normal’ nerve function and allow the heart and the cardiovascular system to function at their full potential. Chiropractic care can increase vitality, boost immunity, relieve a variety of musculoskeletal ailments and strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system.
Remember to speak to Dr Ting if you have any questions or concerns about your heart.
Product of the Month
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Please ask our Naturopath, Dr. Steyr, if you have any questions about Mito-Matrix or any other supplements.
***Get Mito-Matrix for 20% OFF in the month of February**
Recipe of the Month
Balsamic Salmon with Pears and Pecans
- 4 (6 ounce) fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1” thick
- 1 can (15.25 ounce) Sliced Pears
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange zest
- Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves on the side
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted for garnish
- Thaw salmon, if frozen. Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
- Preheat broiler. Drain canned pears, reserving syrup. Set pears aside. Combine reserved syrup and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Set aside.
- Place salmon on a greased broiler pan. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 4 minutes. Turn, brush generously with the balsamic and syrup mixture. Broil for 2 minutes. Turn again and brush with balsamic and syrup mixture, leaving about 2 tablespoon of the mixture in the saucepan. Broil for 2 more minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork.
- Meanwhile, add orange juice to the saucepan with the remaining balsamic and syrup. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced by half, remove from heat. Stir in orange zest and pears. To serve, divide lettuce among 4 serving plates. Top with salmon, pear mixture and toasted pecans.
Did you know…..?
Instead of chest pains, heart attacks in women often come with nausea, indigestion, and should