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And thank you for helping us go green in 2009!
Legs "work" from the hips and provide our main means of locomotion. They permit
us to participate actively in work, sports, leisure time activities, etc. Hips
and legs help us bend and stretch; they support our weight.
We depend upon our hips and legs throughout our daily routine -
throughout life - more than most of us realize. Millions of individuals must
depend upon their hips and legs for many miles of walking each day. Mail
carriers; police officers; office, store, and factory employees; housewives; and
students are but a few. The value of these important limbs functioning properly
and pain-free is even more pronounced for such people.
If the long winter months ahead have you thinking of booking a cruise, consider the following money-saving advice:
· Don't pay list. Travel agents often specialize in cruises and get discounts, group rates (even if you're not part of a group) and room selection priority. Because come certified travel agents (so called master cruise counselors) have relationships with only select cruise line, you should check with several different travel agencies to compare prices and get the best deal.
· Do you research before you book. Several Web sites run by cruise devotees offer critiques of the various ships and cruise lines. Investigate by surfing the Web or go to Cruisemates.com. Also, figure out exactly what is included in the package. Many cruise fares don't include gratuities, port charges and land excursions; and most packages don't include other extras like alcoholic beverages, baby-sitting services and airfare.
· Some lines, like Royal Caribbean and Silverseas, have offered deep discounts for passengers booking six months in advance, up to 20 percent off the regular price. So plan ahead if you can because you can save money and get the best berth.
· Alternatively, some lines slash prices right before departure. So spontaneity could be your ticket to an inexpensive vacation.
· Look for "repositioning cruises," those that set from winter ports, like the Caribbean, Mexico and the South Pacific to summer ports, like those in northern Europe and Alaska. These cruises tend to be less expensive because they take longer and stop in fewer ports.
· If you live within driving distance of a smaller, regional port, like Baltimore, Charleston, S.C., or Galveston, Texas, don't automatically buy a cruise package that leaves from a traditional "fly to" port, like San Juan or Hawaii. You probably won't save money on the cruise itself by departing out of a regional port but you'll reap big savings on the total vacation package by not having to pay additional airfare.
· Finally, don't forget to buy comprehensive travel insurance in case you never set sail. Some insurance won't cover you if the cruise line goes bankrupt so read the fine print of the policy. [TOP]
¾adapted from Money
Achieving a healthy weight isn't so much of a matter of eating less as much as it is eating smarter. True, the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. But you don't have to go and starve yourselves either!
1. FILL UP ON FIBER. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals and bran makes you feel fuller faster on fewer calories. Plus, they also tend to be loaded with disease-fighting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and other helpful phytochemicals.
2. LOAD UP ON CALCIUM. Researchers believe this important nutrient may suppress hormones that help retain stored fat. In one new study, high-calcium, low-calorie diets helped obese mice lose weight at rates double those of mice given low levels of calcium. Good Sources: calcium-fortified orange juice, leafy green vegetables and tofu. If you take a supplement, make sure it's Calcium Citrate!
3. DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST. You'll help prevent binge eating later in the day. Try starting out with high-fiber cereal, whole-grain bread or fresh fruit.
4. MAKE EATING ENJOYABLE. French people consume more fat than Americans, yet have much lower rates of obesity. Recent studies on the "French Paradox" reveal one possible reason: The French savor eating, while Americans are more likely to rush through meals. Why not try playing soothing music during dinner tonight to slow down the pace? Enjoy your food!
5. HANG OUT IN THE KITCHEN MORE. Cooking at home is the most efficient cost-wise and also the most effective way to make sure your food is the healthiest. That's right, you control the portion size as well as the fat and salt content.
6. TREAT YOURSELF! Cutting out favorite treats can backfire, many
dieticians would say. Try simply eating less of what you love.
Examples: go out for ice cream once and a while - but have one scoop, not
two - or have one piece of fancy chocolate - not three or four. you won't
be depriving yourself and you'll still be working toward your goal of a healthy
It’s that time of year when the less humid air and cold temperatures dry and irritate the skin.
Here are some tips to keep the winter itch at bay:
Þ Take shorter showers and baths, using lukewarm water.
Þ Pat yourself dry instead of wiping off water.
Þ Leave a little water on your skin and apply moisturizers to help trap the moisture on your skin.
Þ Use a softer soap that includes a moisturizer.
Þ Use soap only in the places you really need it, like your face, hands, armpits, groin, and feet.
Þ Limit the number of baths you take.
Try bathing every other day. [TOP]
Your fingernails help you pick things up and support the tissues of your fingers...that you knew. But did you know all this stuff?
1. Fingernails grow faster than toenails
2. Nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter
3. Fingernails on a person's dominant side grow faster than on the opposite hand
4. Men's nails generally grow more quickly than women's (ironic, right?)
5. Nail-polish removers contain acetone that actually dries nails. It's better to use removers containing acetate, and sparingly.
6. Filing fingernails to a point makes them weaker.
7. For maximum strength, nails should be cut straight across and rounded slightly at the tip.
8. Finally, your fingernails say a lot about your health - that's why many
doctors examine them closely during physical examinations. Common
conditions and their effects on fingernails include:
From January 15th to February 16th, 2009
Shiloh Chiropractic will be holding a book drive to benefit the O'Fallon Public Library!
Bring in your new or slightly used books to donate and receive:
For Established Patients
Why I am a Doctor of Chiropractic
Because I honor the inborn potential of everyone to be truly healthy. Because I desire to help the newborn, the aged and those without hope. Because I choose to care for the patient with the disease, not the disease. Because I wish to assist rather than intrude, to free rather to control.
Because I seek to correct the cause, not its effect. Because I know doctors do not heal, only the body can heal itself. Because I have been called to serve others. Because I want to make a difference. Because every day I get to witness miracles.
I KNOW IT IS RIGHT!
Welcome to 2009!
Have you not been in the office in a while? We have some Exciting New Changes!
We have updated our office, added new technology and re-arranged the office to a much nicer layout.
CONGRATS SUZANNE ON YOUR PROMOTION TO OFFICE MANAGER!
Suzanne Murley, previous Front Desk Assistant, has been promoted to Office Manager.
We would also like to welcome Dorothy Timmons, our new
Practice Representative and also Dawn Dew, our Medical Assistant Intern!
Posture is the window to your spine and nervous system.
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Each new day, about 10,000 Americans try chiropractic care for the first time. Some have only minor complaints. Some suffer from the pain and misery of serious health problems, injuries and other maladies. Some turn to chiropractic as a last resort. Still, despite this groundswell-demand for modern chiropractic, many people in need of chiropractic care more than anything else in the world, put off trying this safe, painless, drug-free health care method because they aren't sure what chiropractic is, how it works or what to expect.
How regrettable! It's bad enough to be ill or in pain, but to also be unfamiliar with the very method that might help...
That's quite tragic, especially when chiropractic is so close at hand.
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Shiloh Chiropractic is now open the following hours:
Mon, Wed & Fri:
Tues & Thurs:
Many of our patients asked us to be available during the lunch hours ... now we are on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Thanks for your suggestions!
NEW PRICES ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Shiloh Chiropractic has lowered its prices on its products and also on Detox Services. Dr. Rice and his staff recommend certain products to improve your care. Lowering these prices will hopefully increase patient compliance and thus the quality of your care!
Some examples are:
Detox w/ Laser
AND MUCH MORE!
Also, ask us about our Custom Foot Orthotics and Pelvic Stabilizers by
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