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Body Logic’s 3rd Annual Fun in the Sun for K9’s- As a way of giving back to the community, Body Logic is holding a fundraiser for K9 Justice League. There will be music, food, games, raffles, local vendors and crafters, animal communicator Chris Stakes along with adoptable dogs from several local rescues. 100% of the money raised will go directly to help our dogs! Please join us on Sunday, September 20th from 12PM-4PM at Tractor Supply, 200 Fisher Arch Virginia Beach,VA 23456.

We will also be collecting donations for the K9 Justice League at the Body Logic office. Below is a list of desired donations:

Towels, blankets, rags etc…

Exercise pens (found at any large pet store)

Leashes and Collars of any size (nylon material preferred)

Dog Crates of any size

Puppy milk replacement formula

Heating pads (ones that will not turn off automatically after an amout of time)

Doorway Gates

Dog toys of any kind

Treats of any kind (to be used for training)

Crib Matresses (which make excellent dog beds =)

You can drop off any donations during our regular business hours!

August Upcoming Events

Body Logic’s 3rd Annual Fun in the Sun for K9’s- As a way of giving back to the community, Body Logic is holding a fundraiser for K9 Justice League. There will be music, food, games, raffles, local vendors and crafters, … Read More

Food for thought…

Soil is a Living Substance- from Going Back To The Basics Of Human Health, By Mary Frost.

“Soil is the basis of all life.  The plants that grow in soil are at the lowest end of the food chain and they in turn become food for animals at the next level of the food chain.  These animals are then the food supply for humans at the highest end of the chain. 

William Albrecht, PhD, Professor of Soils at the University of Missouri found that he could cure the disease undulant fever in livestock and humans simply by adding trace minerals to the soil in which their food was grown (Henry Ford’s only son Edsel died from undulant fever).  ‘When we see a symptom in the plant, it will always correlate to a poison or deficiency in the soil: when we see disease in the human, it will relate to a poison or deficiency in the food.’

Dr. Albrecht’s studies in the 1950s proved beyond a doubt that plants can appear healthy but have low quantities of nutrients.  He also proved that the health of a plant is its own protection against insects.  When a plant is healthy it has no need for pesticides whatsoever.  

The early nutritionists and Dr. Albrecht were adamant that mineral deficient soil is one of the original sources of disease in the world today. ‘Simply stated, food crops grown on depleted soil produce malnourished bodies, and disease preys on malnourished bodies.'” 

We speak with patients often about possible nutrient deficiencies that may be associated with their health and conditions leading them to seek treatment.  Sadly, due to farming practices over the last 50-75 years, our soil is not rich with nutrients like it once was when our ancestors were reaping the benefits of good quality fruits and vegetables.  In fact, over the last 40 years the life expectancy of the United States is ranking further and further down the list compared to other industrialized countries.  Check out the graph provided in a Washington Post 2013 article.  The article focuses on the US health care system and its possible flaws.  However, in my opinion, one of the biggest reasons for our declining status- nutrient deficiency and its relationship with disease.  You may think you have an extremely healthy diet, possibly even eating Paleo and removing processed foods from the diet.  Unfortunately, you are most likely still missing out on some of the key minerals that are essential for optimal body functioning.  This is not by any fault of your own, but the lack of nutrients in your foods.

How can we help?  Through conversation and investigation Body Logic can help you determine what your nutrient needs may be.  We have complex protocols to help even the most difficult of cases or simple protocols if you’re just looking for a little boost in your health and nutrient intake. For the month of August we are promoting the Standard Process: General Health Daily Fundamentals.  Each convenience pack contains multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, and Omega 3 oil supplements that are made from whole food sources that are easily recognized and readily absorbed by the body to provide foundational maintenance support to help patients maintain optimal health.  Ask about our special pricing for the month of August and give your body a chance to enjoy the nutrients it deserves!

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

General Health- Daily Fundamentals

Food for thought…

Soil is a Living Substance- from Going Back To The Basics Of Human Health, By Mary Frost.

“Soil is the basis of all life.  The plants that grow in soil are at the lowest end of the … Read More

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The easiest, most comforting and hearty soup ever. All you need is 5 min prep. SO EASY!

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Total Time:20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tortellini, basil, oregano, bay leaf and 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tortellini is cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in spinach until it begins to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan.

Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup

The easiest, most comforting and hearty soup ever. All you need is 5 min prep. SO EASY!

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Total Time:20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 4 cups… Read More

In preparation of the new semester…..

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Reduced price massages for  

all teachers and students.  

Just bring your school ID

to your appointment and the

special price will be honored.

Purchase in store or online now until August 31st .

Online codes:

“B2S” for $10 off any massage

Click here to purchase online!

August Massage Special

In preparation of the new semester…..

Reduced price massages for   all teachers and students.   Just bring your school ID to your appointment and the special price will be honored.

Purchase in store or online now until August 31st .

Online … Read More

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As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school.

Backpack Safety:

  • Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
  • Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child’s body weight.
    • For example, a child that weighs 60 pounds should carry a backpack no heavier
      than 12 pounds
  • Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles

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Bus Stop Safety:

  • Remind your child to wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb.
  • Make sure your child walks where she can see the bus driver (which means the driver will be able to see her, too).

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  • Remind your student to look both ways to see that no other traffic is coming before crossing the street, just in case traffic does not stop as required.
  • Your child should not move around on the bus.
  • Make sure your child’s walk to school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection.

Biking to School:

  • Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
  • Ride on the right, in the same direction as auto traffic.
  • Use appropriate hand signals.

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  • Respect traffic lights and stop signs.
  • Wear bright-colored clothing to increase visibility. White or light-colored clothing and reflective gear is especially important after dark.

Playground Safety:

  • MA supervisor must always be present when children are at the school’s playground. Make sure your school has someone who monitors the playgrounds at all times.
  • Alert the school if you notice anything strange about the playground equipment at your child’s school.
  • Playground equipment should be surrounded by shock-absorbing material that is at least nine inches

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 See more at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx#sthash.1TirHmor.dpuf

Back To School Safety

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school.

Backpack Safety:

Choose a… Read More

It’s hard to believe, but there’s only one more month left before summer winds down and school starts again.  Every year we see a trend with patients having increased musculoskeletal complaints related to the return to sitting for extended periods of time.

In the summer kids are typically much more physically active, doing things like running around in the yard, playing in the ocean, participating in camps, and hopefully staying out of trouble.  When school starts, they abruptly transition to sitting in classes all day with very little physical activity or movement other than the walk from one class to the next.

But this transition at the start of the school year doesn’t only affect children.  This also impacts college students returning to long lectures and term papers.  It affects our teachers as they manage the stresses of starting a new year with new students. It affects parents and other adults who engaged in more physical activity doing things like yard work, vacationing, and other seasonal recreational activities during the summer months.  As the fun of summer winds down, it’s time for all of us to get back to the daily grind.

The end result is the same in each of these scenarios- more time is spent sitting relatively still.  The challenge that results from sitting more is trying to maintain good posture to keep our muscles and joints healthy.  Whether it’s sitting in class or working at a desk, we spend a great deal of time focused on the small space immediately in front of us.  The more time we spend sitting, the more likely we are to melt into the seat.  Our heads tilt forward and we look down toward our work, our shoulders hunch, our backs round out, we stretch our feet out in front of us, and we slouch.  We all know we shouldn’t, but we do it anyway.  Clinical research has repeatedly shown how a sedentary lifestyle negatively influences metabolism and overall indicators of general health.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996155/ Combine this with poor posture, and it’s no surprise we start to hurt.

The best solution for this is to stay moving!  Find reasons to get up during your work day.  Walk over and talk to your co-worker instead of picking up the phone.  Take a stroll over your lunch break.  Park further away from the door, and take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Encourage your kids to move after school hours.  Teach them to spend less time on their cell phones and video games.  Put music on and play a game instead of turning on the television every night.  Teach your kids healthy habits while they are still young, and set a good example by following your own advice. And when you do feel stiff or sore, come see us for an adjustment and a massage!

 

By: Dr. Scott Kuper

Proper Posture

It’s hard to believe, but there’s only one more month left before summer winds down and school starts again.  Every year we see a trend with patients having increased musculoskeletal complaints related to the return to sitting for extended periods … Read More

Dear Patrons of Body Logic,

We are grateful to have been able to serve so many people in our community .  As Body Logic continues to grow, our time as service providers has become precious to those that we help.  In order for clients and patients to receive the proper care and time they deserve and to appropriately compensate our massage therapists for their time, we will begin to reinforce the cancellation policy we set in place on June 1st, 2011.

Starting July 1st, 2015, the cancellation policy already in place for no shows and last minute cancellations/reschedules will be enforced.  We ask that you kindly make changes to appointments at least 24 hours in advance.  Additional notice will allow others the opportunity to utilize our services during the time that was opened.  A fee of $20 will be applied to your account if proper notice is not provided.  Payment of the fee is expected to be complete within a timely manner.

We thank you for understanding and allowing us the time to provide service to the community. 

Thank you,

Body Logic Staff

Cancellation Policy

Dear Patrons of Body Logic,

We are grateful to have been able to serve so many people in our community .  As Body Logic continues to grow, our time as service providers has become precious to those that we help.  … Read More

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Adolescence is a very important stage of life as the body grows and develops into its adult form.  Growing pains and hormonal changes are out of their control, and are a necessary part of normal development.  My request to parents is that we all teach our children healthy habits as these life changes take place, such as encouraging healthy levels of physical activity.  Here’s why that is so important.

Physical activity is shown to release endorphins in the body. Endorphins are neurotransmitters, or chemicals that interact with opiate receptors in the brain.  These interactions have two major effects on the body.  First, they help naturally reduce pain levels without being addictive like chemically created compounds such as morphine. Second, they help to boost mood and energy, and therefore simply make you feel good.  Kids face more and more physical, mental, and emotional challenges every day; why not give them a natural way to feel good about themselves?

Physical activity, like stretching, can help decrease growing pains.  As our bones grow our muscles are not always able to keep up at the same rate.  Stretching reduces the intensity of the muscles pulling on the bones which is often the primary pain generator when experiencing growing pains.  Muscles can also effectively shorten as they grow overall in size. Muscle fibers break down a little to build back up stronger when exposed to exercise.  As they get stronger, the muscle fibers contract and pull on their bony attachments which can also lead to pain.  Stretching the muscles slowly and regularly can help lengthen the muscle fibers at a rate that does not reduce strength.  If you have kids, be a good example and stretch with them to relieve your own stress and help you sleep better.

Physical activity helps support a healthy endocrine system.  Our endocrine system controls all of our hormones and plays an integral part in our body’s response to food, sleep, and activity.  By challenging this system with healthy stressors like moderate exercise, the body learns to adapt to many different physical states.  For example, during sustained physical activity lasting 20-30 minutes or more, the body

adapts and uses our fat stores to provide energy.  This helps create an environment for balanced blood sugar levels, and therefore reduces the chance of Type II Diabetes and obesity.  Establishing healthy physical activity and exercise habits early with our children will help them fight many of the common diseases that plague our society today.

Sometimes kids, especially teenagers, try to do too much.  The pressure of sports performance and the desire to earn scholarship money is becoming a problem for our adolescent athletic population.  Walking that fine line between healthy activity levels and overtraining is often difficult, but is very important to prevent injury and long term complications.  So be mindful of other important necessities in your child’s life, such as rest, post-exercise recovery, adequate sleep, and healthy nutrition.  If your child does suffer an injury, we can help.  Chiropractic manipulation and other soft tissue techniques we use can enhance their recovery, return them to participation as soon as possible, and help prevent future injuries.

At Body Logic, we treat children of all ages, sizes, and activity levels.  The specific techniques are often different than what we use on adults, depending on many factors including age.  But children in general tend to respond quickly to their treatment, and enjoy it too!  Our daughter Abby was adjusted within hours of her birth, and we have the pleasure of treating lots of children in our office.  Keep our children moving and keep our children healthy! If your child has pain or a specific injury, or if they could use some guidance and emphasis on proper posture, or if you just want them to come in for a “check up” to make sure there aren’t any problems, we are here to help.

Physical Activity is Essential in a Kid’s Life

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Adolescence is a very important stage of life as the body grows and develops into its adult form.  Growing pains and hormonal changes are out of their control, and are a necessary part of normal development.  … Read More

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Making healthy food choices is difficult in America these days.  We are faced with advertisements, restaurants or Starbucks on every corner, and too many options in the grocery store.  If adults have trouble making decisions, how can we expect our children to make the right decisions. We are given the opportunity to educate our children to help create healthy lifestyle habits at an early age to help prevent disease in the future.

1. Teach the real reason we eat… to fuel the body!  Yes, food is tasty and satisfying.  Have you ever pondered the real reason we eat? Answer: If we didn’t, we wouldn’t survive! Learning why we eat the food we do can be fun for your child. I encourage you to share with your child “Broccoli will help you grow big and strong bones.”  This is true as there are high levels of calcium in broccoli. You are also teaching your child skills that will help him survive. Knowing what to eat and why you eat is one of life’s great lessons, make it a fun one too!

2. Avoid using food as a reward!  All parents use bribery at some point in their child’s life. It does provide the learning experience of cause and effect.  “If you eat your peas, you can have dessert.”  It happens all the time, usually out of frustration and the desire for your child to just eat his vegetables without complaining. However, I encourage everyone to NOT do that with food.  It creates an unhealthy relationship between the child and food.  The time you spent educating your child about why and what foods are healthy will be lost. Having the occasional slice of birthday cake or Christmas cookie is much more exciting when done in moderation.  If rewarding with a sugary treat becomes an every day event, you’ve created Pavlov’s dog and that treat will become expected instead of appreciated.

3. Have fun cooking together!  Shopping the perimeter of the store is one of the best habits you can create today. The products in the middle of the store are often highly processed. Shopping the perimeter allows you to find the ingredients needed to make a great meal without adding all the chemicals and refined materials that come in a box. Chop up your veggies, saute your chicken and you end up with a tasty and extremely healthy meal.  Putting the meal together can be great bonding time for your family and help teach your child that eating healthy takes time. But it can also be fun!  If you’re concerned about your child’s safety, check out item like this!

4. Lead by example. Children learn so much just from watching their parents’ habits and activities.  Our day care provider recently added a play kitchen to the scene.  Our 14 month old daughter loves it!  She pretends to cook at the stove and grocery shop with the little cart.  I couldn’t believe it until I took a second to realize that’s what we do!  Every day she watches us prepare food and every weekend she’s goes for a trip to the grocery store. Be the example and make healthy food choices. If you won’t feed your child 5 cookies at a time, why should you eat that?!  Grab that piece of fruit or peanut butter and celery and show your child that eating healthy is fun. You get the benefit of making healthy choices for yourself too!

4 Ways to Teach Your Children Healthy Eating Habits

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Making healthy food choices is difficult in America these days.  We are faced with advertisements, restaurants or Starbucks on every corner, and too many options in the grocery store.  If adults have trouble making decisions, how … Read More

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. That’s right, kids get arthritis. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

-Juvenile arthritis affects children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. About 294,000 American children under age 18 have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions

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-Scientists don’t know why this happens or what causes the disorder. Some think it’s a two-step process in children: something in a child’s genes (passed from parents to children) makes the child more likely to get arthritis, and something like a virus then sets off the arthritis.

-The most common symptoms of juvenile arthritis are joint swelling, pain, and stiffness that doesn’t go away. Other signs are swelling in lymph nodes in the neck and other parts of the body or a high fever and skin rash.

There is no easy way a doctor can tell if your child has juvenile arthritis. Doctors depend on many things like a physical exam, X-rays, and family history, to help determine juvenile arthritis.

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My child has JA, now what do we do?

-There is no real “cure” for juvenile arthritis. Many children will go into periods of remission where they have no pain or symptoms for an extended time.

-Doctors who treat arthritis in children will try to make sure your child can remain physically active. Exercise is key to reducing the symptoms of arthritis and maintaining function and range of motion of the joints.

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-Swimming is a good activity because it uses many joints and muscles without putting weight on the joints.

-Keeping a healthy diet will also help your child to maintain an overall good quality of life.

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. That’s right, kids get arthritis. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

-Juvenile arthritis affects children of … Read More