Focus on Health:
When to Change Your Air Filters
The short answer is when they are dirty. Figuring out how often to change your air filters relies upon several factors:
- Type of filter your A/C system requires
- The entire air quality of your Canada area home
- Pets – Dogs, cats, etc.
- Occupancy of the home
- The level of air pollution and construction around the home
For your standard 1″-3″ air filters, the manufacturers basically tell you to change them bi-monthly, which is really a great rule of thumb. Still, generalities may not be suitable for your specific needs. If you have to tolerate light to moderate allergies, you might need to upgrade your air filter or change them even more frequently than OEM specifications. On the other hand, if you’re in a remote area, own an infrequently occupied home (like a vacation home) or an area with few automobiles and trucks, replacing your air filters each year may be quite sufficient. Why should you factor in your pets? They have a tendency to shed, which can clog your air filter quick. Of course, the air filter is just doing its job by containing pet hair and dander, but extremely dirty filters can cause weak HVAC performance.
- Vacation home or single occupant homes without pets or allergies: Change 6-12 months
- Typical suburban home without pets: Change every 90 days
- House with a pet: Change every 60 days
- Multiple pets or have allergies: Change every 30-45 days
Chiropractic Treatments for Asthma Can Realign Your Body and Remove Stress
The lungs, which are the main organs of the respiratory system control breathing and the nervous system control how they function. If any part of the nervous system is blocked, the lungs will not function correctly.
Done accurately, chiropractic adjustments can release the pressure that is constricting the nervous system. Once it is released, the lungs are able to function properly and asthma symptoms may decrease.
Chiropractic Treatments for Asthma as a New Solution
Chiropractic care seeks to treat illnesses by improving musculoskeletal misalignments. By supporting a healthy nervous and respiratory system, chiropractic treatments can help asthmatics. By adjusting muscles and joints, the goal is to realign the spine, relax certain muscles, and decrease overall tension. And this in turn will lead to easier breathing.
If you suffer from wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath, you can try this form of touch therapy. Besides improved breathing, a chiropractor can relieve any other form of pain or stress that you may have.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your posture please don’t hesitate to call the office or speak to Dr. Ting or Dr. Cheung at your next visit.
Product of the Month
Cal Mag Liquid +
Cal-Mag Liquid Plus supports bone health with a combination of calcium & magnesium, plus boron and vitamins A, D and K. Calcium citrate is an organic form of calcium that is significantly better absorbed in postmenopausal women than inorganic calcium oxide. Magnesium citrate is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium that helps maintain bone mineral density. In vitro osteoblast studies indicate that boron stimulates production of several proteins involved in maintaining bone structure, including type 1 collagen, osteocalcin and osteopontin. In human participants with osteroporosis, supplementation with the plant-based boron compound calcium fructoborate was found to improve bone density. Vitamin K supplementation has been shown to reduce bone turnover and improve bone strength.
Recipe of the Month: Eggplant Slices, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggplants, sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- 4 tomatoes, sliced
- 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 anchovy fillets, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge the eggplant slices in flour; tap off excess. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant slices in batches until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- On each slice of eggplant, place a slice of tomato and a thin slice of mozzarella cheese. Place the next slice of eggplant halfway over the previous slice and continue layering with tomato and cheese until the bottom of the dish is covered. Arrange the eggplant so that half of the previous slice is covered by the next slice. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.
- In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped anchovies, garlic, basil, vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to mash and dissolve the anchovies; remove from heat.
- Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and immediately pour the sauce over the eggplant. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Did you know…..?
The word “eggplant” that we use in North America comes from British-colonized India, where at the time, a small, white, egg-like variety of the vegetable was all the rage. People in the U.K. called them aubergines. The word “aubergine” goes all the way back to the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. The eggplant is believed to have originated in India, where it is considered to be the King of Vegetables