December 2018 Newsletter
Natural health news published monthly by West Hills Chiropractic Clinic | December 2018 Issue
Insider's Guide to Free Radicals
Imagine a huge ballroom dance in which couples are whirling and twirling to the music
Until a single, unpaired dancer enters the ballroom. He cuts in on another dancing couple. This leaves one of the original couples without a partner
This new lone dancer disrupts another couple by cutting in. This odd-man-out scenario creates chaos. A chain reaction of changing partners disrupts the dance again and again.
When molecules in our body do this it’s called oxidative stress.
Free radicals are molecules with a missing electron. They seek out sources from which they can steal an electron.
After they get an electron, the donor molecule is often damaged. When this electron shuffling is widespread it can…
Common Factors That Affect Healing
Fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly can help you heal faster
Most of our patients begin care because they have an ache, pain or some other health issue. Naturally, they want it resolved as quickly as possible
Ingest a pain reliever and within minutes the drug disperses throughout your body, numbing the symptom. Many of us have grown accustomed to this almost instantaneous result.
Granted, it’s produced by fooling the body so it can’t feel the symptom. The cause is still there. But the annoying symptom is gone.
Chiropractic care works differently.
Instead of suppressing the symptom, chiropractic care looks to reduce nerve interference. Your body is then better able to…
November 2018 Newsletter
Natural health news published monthly by West Hills Chiropractic Clinic | November 2018 Issue
All About Salt
When it comes to watching your salt intake, most people focus on limiting certain foods–but some beverages, like sports drinks, are often high in sodium
Salt is the primary seasoning used to flavor food and an essential ingredient of the diets of both animals and humans alike.
The human body contains about four ounces of salt. If you don’t have enough of it, your heart won’t beat, you can’t digest your food, your blood won’t circulate throughout your body and your muscles won’t work properly.
While salt may contribute to high blood pressure in some people, for others it may be a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.
A Salty History
In ancient times, salt was a valuable commodity, often used as currency. In fact, the word “salary” is derived from the Latin word…
What Makes Chiropractic Different?
By adjusting your spine, our practice is focused on balancing your nervous system
By now you know that chiropractic care is different from medical treatment. This difference goes beyond the importance of repeated visits
At our practice, the focus remains on the integrity of your nervous system. How do we do it? By seeing YOU.
Seeing the Person
While medicine is interested in the problem in the person, chiropractic is interested in the person with the problem.
Another difference? Chiropractic doesn’t treat your symptoms.
Sure, patients with symptoms happily report that their symptoms often lessen or disappear with chiropractic care, but that’s not the intent of chiropractic care.
Instead, our objective is to reduce the underlying…