Thanksgiving is just a couple days away and for many of us it’s an opportunity to eat twice as much as any other day. Sure, this one meal isn’t going to make you fat, but don’t let this start a trend of overeating through the holiday season. After all, who needs those extra pounds and all the stress they put on our bodies.
Here’s a couple of tips from Dr. Tom to get you through Turkey Day without the extra weight:
Have a good healthy breakfast. Studies show that people who eat breakfast actually eat less throughout the day. Protein is a good choice as it will stay with you throughout the day.
Get moving. Enjoy a workout or walk. Why not burn a few calories before the big meal? And by all means, take a walk after dinner.
Drink lots of water. It will fill you up and prevent nibbling all those extra chips and dip. Add some lemon or lime for extra flavor.
Portion, portion, portion ~ Enjoy a little bit of everything but keep the portion small. A serving of meat is the size of a deck of cards. Enjoy a smaller portion and a lot less guilt. And, have some dessert. You’ve waited all year for pumpkin pie…enjoy!
Savor each bite and chew food slowly and thoroughly. Taste your food. Put down your fork and enjoy some conversation. Allow your food to digest (around 20 minutes) allowing your stomach to signal your brain that it’s filling up!
Go easy on the alcohol.
Enjoy that delicious Thanksgiving meal and feel good too!
Wishing you a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!
Dr. Tom Wachtmann
Need A Hand Chiropractic, Breinigsville, PA
Link Chiropractic Clinic, Fleetwood, PA
ADHD written on a chalkboard, Learning and having ADHD
Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over- all have received a medical diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates reflect a marked rise over the last decade and could fuel growing concern among many doctors that the ADHD diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children. The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) is a proven modality with no side effects that can help with these children.
The LENS is a specific kind of Neurofeedback that operates very rapidly and has qualities that make it much easier to use with people who can’t sit still.
Why It Is Easy:
- The child doesn’t need to “do” anything
- There is nothing to learn
- It works well for children who either cannot or will not pay attention to a computer screen for a longer time periods. The typical session with the LENS lasts 3-4 minutes
- It works much faster than traditional Neurofeedback with the number of sessions ranging from as few as 1 to an overall average number of sessions of 20
The LENS helps with any of the Central Nervous System dysfunctions such as ADD and ADHD, which result in the body’s difficulty regulating itself. This is a perfect example where the LENS is valuable.
Dr. Len Ochs, the inventor of the LENS, has discovered that one does not need to tell the brain what to do. He has found that by feeding back the very same brain waves that various areas of the brain are emitting and adding the slightest amount of change, called an offset, the brain:
- Minimizes its dysfunction
It does so with an extremely small radio-frequency input that is so tiny (far less than a cell phone and as short as a fraction of a second) as to be unperceivable.
The LENS process is not a treatment for any specific condition or directed toward a specific diagnosis. It is a general process that optimizes brain function. However, as self-regulation occurs, many symptoms that have their basis in central nervous system dysfunction begin to improve.
- Energy during the day
- Sleeping at night
- Sense of humor
- Motivation to get things done
- Ease of getting things done
- Concentration and focus
- Easier for students to initiate and complete homework tasks and to optimize their potential, abilities and performance in the educational setting
- Brings about significant improvements in a relatively brief process of therapy in physical and emotional rehabilitation (shown in clinical use)
The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) has been used since 1998 with enough success to warrant respect from former and current patients, as well as from some of the top scientific institutions in the U.S.
To understand and experience the amazing benefits to the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), CALL 610-395-3355 to make an appointment with Maggie Narducci, MS, LBS.
Are you working hard? Your spine is working even harder!
Most of us—80% of Americans—experience back or neck pain at some time in our life.
More than half of sufferers say that sitting in the same position for long periods at a time has the most negative impact on their back health and thousands of workers admit that they spend virtually the whole day in the same position.
Sitting causes up to twice as much pressure on the spine as standing, so your back is always hard at work even when you think it’s resting.
Research suggests that one half of all working Americans have back pain symptoms each year.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Sit up straight: Have your bottom against the seat back and shoulder blades touching the back of the chair. Keep arms relaxed and close to the body and placed on the desk when typing.
- Drive well: Drivers’ seats should be set slightly backwards, and elbows should be at a comfortable and relaxed angle.
- Be computer compatible: The top of the screen should be level with your eyebrows and the chair titled slightly forward – knees should be lower than hips and feet flat on the floor.
- Take regular breaks: Don’t sit for more than 30 minutes without standing to stretch or taking a little walk. Use your feet instead of the internal phone or have meetings standing up.
- Drink Up: Try drinking water instead of tea or coffee.
Most times we don’t realize how hard we are working our spines – actually abusing our spines! Our spine and pelvis may be out of alignment, keeping us from sitting straight, and we don’t realize it until we experience PAIN. Since the health of our entire body may depend on being in alignment, it is wise to have regular Chiropractic adjustments to insure that we live a healthy life. Your chiropractor can also advise you on simple daily exercise regimes to combat the stress of sitting.
We take our cars for routine check-ups! Do you do that for your spine?
We take our cars to the garage if it is running poorly! Do you see a Chiropractor if your back is working poorly?
Chiropractic Care is available at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, 628 Twin Ponds Rd., Breinigsville, PA, West Lehigh Valley
Be smart…if you are experiencing pain or if you want to prevent pain,
Call 610-841-3395 today for an appointment.