The liver is an essential organ that works to cleanse and dexoify the body meaning it processes all of the “junk” in our bodies.  This “junk” can range from environmental pollution to byproducts from medications.  Additionally, a person produces “junk” just by living, breathing, and eating.  Free radicals, for example, are created as a result of oxidation which can damage cells throughout the body and putting more strain on the liver.

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Additional jobs of the liver include transforming different nutrients into forms the body can utilize, aiding in a healthy immune system, and storing glucose and releasing it when energy is necessary.  If the liver is overloaded with toxins, it is unable to perform its functions as efficiently and effectively as needed.   It also cannot perform its detoxification duties.  And the cycle begins… toxins stress the liver, it is unable to detoxify the body as well… more toxins build up slowing detoxification and other processes… the liver can’t detoxify as well… and so on.

What can we do to help?  Reduce as much exposure to “junk” as possible!  Some of this can be controlled by making healthy food choices and using less toxic products in your home.  However, some of our exposure like the air we breathe and external stresses can be very difficult to control.  There is supplemental support that can be used: Livaplex by Standard Process.

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  • Supports healthy liver and gallbladder function
  • Supports the body’s normal toxin-elimination function
  • Encourages healthy digestion of fats
  • Enhances bowel function
  • Encourages healthy bile production

 

Stop by the office to discuss if Livaplex would be a good fit for you!  

Support Your Liver, Support Your Health

The liver is an essential organ that works to cleanse and dexoify the body meaning it processes all of the “junk” in our bodies.  This “junk” can range from environmental pollution to byproducts from medications.  Additionally, a person produces “junk” … Read More

Fast food restaurants use yellow, red, and orange because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.

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Carrots were first grown as medicine. 

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Broccoli contains twice the Vitamin C of an orange.

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Broccoli also has almost as much calcium as whole milk– and the calcium is better absorbed!

Cilantro leaves and seeds aid digestion, and can also be used to treat nausea, soothe inflammation, headaches, and coughs.

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Nutrition Fun Facts

Fast food restaurants use yellow, red, and orange because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.

 

Carrots were first grown as medicine. 

Broccoli contains twice the Vitamin C of an orange.

Broccoli also has almost as much calcium as whole … Read More

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
1/2 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add salt and spinach; sauté 3 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Place spinach mixture in a colander, pressing until mixture is barely moist.
 
Place spinach mixture, basil, cream cheese, and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon spinach mixture into a medium bowl. Add yogurt and Parmesan; stir to combine. Chill.
 
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Courtesy of: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-parmesan-dip

Spinach- Parmesan Dip

Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach 1/2 cup basil leaves, loosely packed 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup plain fat-free… Read More

By Dr. Scott Kuper

March is Nutrition Awareness Month, brought to you annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the intent of educating the population about the importance of making informed food choices and creating good eating and exercise habits.  The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to focus on consuming fewer calories, make informed food choices, and get daily exercise in order to reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health1.

We all know we should eat right and exercise, but what does this really mean?  And how do we actually do it?

We all have good intentions about taking care of ourselves, but real life often gets in the way.  With how busy life can be, we often sacrifice nutrition for convenience.  Let’s face it- it’s way too easy to pull into a fast food chain on your way to drop the kids off at soccer practice, or on your way to the next business meeting.  And that may fill your belly up quickly, but is that really the best thing for your health?

When you go to the grocery store, there are countless products of so-called “health foods” making all sorts of claims on how they are good for you.  But those are so darn expensive!  And what’s really in them anyways?  Are they worth it?

And then there is the media, constantly giving us breaking news on the next “super food.”  Friends and family are always telling you what worked for them.  And of course there is the ubiquitous “they” telling you to eat this because it’s good for your heart, or eat that because it helps lower cholesterol.  But who are “they” and what do “they” know, anyways?

Turns out eating right is more complicated than it sounds.

But there is good news: Body Logic can help you find answers to these questions and navigate your way to a healthier lifestyle!

Our approach is as unique as you are as a person.  There are foods you love to eat, and foods you won’t touch no matter how good they are for you.  We understand that, and can work with you to develop an individualized plan that will meet your personal health goals, still tastes good, and won’t break the bank!  We can provide information and advice, give you moral support, provide sample meal plans, and recommend whole-food supplements that reinforce your efforts to be healthy.

If you have any questions as to how you can improve your nutrition, or even just to double check that you’re on the right path already, please talk with us!  In addition to the nutritional component of the chiropractic curriculum, Dr. Amanda has a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and both she and Dr. Scott attend several continuing education conferences each year that focus on nutrition and how it relates to health.  So come speak with the doctors at Body Logic and get moving towards a better, healthier life!

1. www.nationalnutritionmonth.org/nnm

What Does “Good Nutrition” Really Mean?

By Dr. Scott Kuper

March is Nutrition Awareness Month, brought to you annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the intent of educating the population about the importance of making informed food choices and creating good eating and … Read More

Do you have the luck of the Irish??

Rely on your luck and be bold,images

Guess the number of coins that are gold…

Get it right…

You just might…

WIN A FREE MASSAGE!

Stop by the office between March 1st-17th and guess the number of gold coins to enter for a chance to win a FREE massage!

One guess per person.

St. Patrick’s Day Game

Do you have the luck of the Irish??

Rely on your luck and be bold,

Guess the number of coins that are gold…

Get it right…

You just might…

WIN A FREE MASSAGE!

Stop by the office between March 1st-17th … Read More