We are excited to be gearing up for a new year’s worth of wellness classes at Body Logic. These classes are designed to help you live your very best life as we want our entire community to Move Better, Feel … Read More
Monthly Archives: January 2017
We are excited to be gearing up for a new year’s worth of wellness classes at Body Logic. These classes are designed to help you live your very best life as we want our entire community to Move Better, Feel Better, and Live Better! Be sure to sign up for classes in the office or by emailing us at email@example.com,
January 10 (Tues) 6-7pm: Jump Start Your Year: Change Your Life in 10 Days
Learn about our 10 Day Blood Sugar and Inflammation Programs and start 2017 with a happy and healthy lifestyle.
February 7 (Tues) 6-7pm: How to Keep Your Heart Healthy
If you or someone you love is currently taking a statin medication, this class is a MUST!
March 21 (Tues) 6-7pm: Making Essential Oil Blends for Health
Come and get the foundations for how to create your own unique essential oils blends and learn how to utilize them for optimum health for you and your family!
What does the new year mean to you? For many people, it means resolutions to restore their health. Although we may not want to admit it, we all know that good nutrition is the foundation to good health. The problem for many of us is… well, we just didn’t eat that well in 2016. So, the best rule of thumb is “out with the old and in with the new.” It is important to put foods into our body that allow it to clean itself up and restore proper digestive function.
Here are a few amazing smoothie recipes that will help give your digestive system the foods and rest that it needs to come back fighting for you and your health!
For all smoothies, be sure to blend all ingredients thoroughly and remember that it is always best to save some of the liquid until the end because you can always add more to help the blending process, but no one likes a super runny smoothie!
Kale and Apple Green Detox Smoothie
⅔ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
¾ cup ice
1 ½ cups kale (chopped)
1 stalk celery (chopped)
½ red or green apple (cored and chopped)
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Green Protein Detox Smoothie
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 cups mixed greens (I like kale, chard and spinach)
Tummy Tamer Smoothie
1 cup papaya
1 cup coconut kefir, coconut yogurt or cultured coconut milk
juice from ½ lime
1 tbsp raw honey
2 ounces of water, if needed
1 grapefruit, peeled and deseeded
10 medium strawberries
1 banana, peeled
2 cups baby spinach
What does the new year mean to you? For many people, it means resolutions to restore their health. Although we may not want to admit it, we all know that good nutrition is the foundation to good health. The problem … Read More
Getting regular massages has a myriad of different health benefits, such as pain relief, stress management, management of emotional disorders, digestive support, and much, much more. Much like with chiropractic care, maintenance is crucial. Staying on top of getting regular massages puts you in a much better position to experience less pain, have a reduced chance of injury, and for your entire body to remain in good function.
So, how does a massage membership help? Here are some benefits to the program.
Cost– Members enjoy a lower price on their monthly massage and any other massages that month when paid for with cash or check.
Accountability– We know that life is busy… Members get preferred scheduling and reminder calls to ensure that they get an appointment each month.
Convenience– The cost of the massage is drafted each month so you don’t have to worry about payment at check out.
Flexibility– Although we recommend continuing the program for your health, there is no penalty to cancel or freeze a month. We only ask for a 3 month commitment when you first sign up.
For more information visit our website or to join the program, come in and visit our front desk staff and we will be happy to take care of you!
You probably already know that we have an amazing staff of talented massage therapists her at Body Logic. But did you know, that we have an amazing massage membership program as well?
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Our modern lifestyles leave much to desire when it comes to our consumption of chemicals and foreign matter into our bodies. We may not intentionally consume them; however, between the air that we breathe, the processed foods that we eat, what we use to clean our house, and so much more- well, we just cannot get away from all the nastiness of the modern world. The best things that we can do for the health of ourselves and our families is to work towards avoiding such chemicals and detoxifying our bodies. Essential oils are a great way to help purify your body and your home.
There are some actions that we can take to work towards avoiding these chemicals in our bodies. First, be mindful of what you consume. Processed foods and drinks like sodas possess a myriad of different chemicals. By eating and drinking cleaner, we can limit a good portion of the chemicals going into our body. Second, be mindful of what you’re inhaling. Smoking is an obvious source of breathing in chemicals, but one that you may never think of is your cleaning products. Be sure to wear a mask, when possible, while using chemicals to clean – or better yet, switch to natural based cleaning products. Another huge one is beauty and skincare products. Many people don’t realize this, but the skin is the largest organ of the body and since it covers your entire body, anything that you put on it will be absorbed into it. So, be sure to use natural makeup and moisturizers whenever possible.
There are also actions that you can do to help your body rid itself of the chemicals that do make their way into your system. Essential oils are a wonderful aide in helping with this process. Every essential oil has unique properties that benefit our bodies in one way or another. Below are a few common essential oils known for their detoxifying properties and easy and fun ways to use them in your daily life. For more information on our essential oils, be sure to visit www.mydoterra.com/bodylogicvb.
Lemon– As with most citruses, lemon is purifying both to mind and body. It can support healthy liver function and helps promote the immune system in fighting infection.
Idea for Use– Add 2 drops of lemon to water once daily to aid the lymphatic system. If you are not using Pure, Food Grade Essential Oils, add 1-2 drops of lemon oil to the bottom of your feet to enhance liver detox and the lymphatic system.
Grapefruit- Grapefruit is antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic, and can aid the digestive system and skin. It is also great for uplifting one’s spirits and cleansing the air.
Idea for Use- Add to a natural body wash or massage oil to get all over application and absorption.
Juniper- Juniper helps the body improve removing toxicity through elimination and supports a healthy liver.
Idea for Use– Add 2 drops to wrists twice a day to detox the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin
Lemongrass- Lemongrass has loads of therapeutic properties including being anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, and antiseptic. It is also great for the movement of fluid in the body.
Idea for Use- Massage into the body with brisk strokes by mixing with a massage oil or lotion. In addition to helping with puffiness in the arms and legs, it is also amazing for assisting with beautiful skin and complexion.
Our modern lifestyles leave much to desire when it comes to our consumption of chemicals and foreign matter into our bodies. We may not intentionally consume them; however, between the air that we breathe, the processed foods that we eat, … Read More
With the start of a new year, we all take a moment to reflect on the past year and resolve to make positive changes for the year ahead of us. The Body Logic family of staff and customers have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to as well!
Body Logic welcomed all of our patients and clients to a new office location in 2016. The transition to the new office went smoothly despite Hurricane Matthew’s best efforts to interfere and we have received a huge amount of positive feedback on the new space and added amenities.
The new location affords a number of opportunities for 2017, including a meeting area in which classes can be held. Last month’s newsletter included a schedule for nutrition classes that will be held in 2017. In these classes, Dr. Amanda will be sharing her immense knowledge regarding clinical nutrition and matching it with real world practicality- the simple things that can improve your quality of life every day.
We have also implemented schedule changes for our chiropractors and massage therapists which allows for greater availability of the services we provide. We are blessed to be a busy office, and are looking forward to helping more and more people reach their health goals in 2017.
Over the past few years, an increasing number of patients have expressed their frustration with many aspects of the healthcare system. Insurance coverage has decreased while insurance costs have continued to rise. Many people have complained about their experiences with primary care physicians, disappointed that visits with their doctors are limited to addressing only one issue at a time in a matter of only a few minutes. Many patients feel like their doctors are not listening to them like they used to and are being rushed through the office without the attention they deserve. 2017 is likely to bring about more changes in the health care system as our government administration changes hands later this month.
We want you to know that while our office continues to evolve, certain aspects of Body Logic will never change:
- We will continue to meet the high standards we set for ourselves and that our customers have come to expect.
- We will continue to provide the same high quality of care for our chiropractic patients and massage therapy clients.
- We will continue to perform thorough examinations and develop holistic treatment plans to improve your livelihood.
- We will continue to use massage as a therapy for enhancing health and not just as a luxury item, including Membership Programs to make this treatment cost-effective and convenient to all.
- We will continue to have the same comfortable, positive, family-oriented environment between our staff and customers.
- Our interests will continue to be invested in the health of the Virginia Beach community
With the start of a new year, we all take a moment to reflect on the past year and resolve to make positive changes for the year ahead of us. The Body Logic family of staff and customers have a … Read More
As the holidays finally come to an end and the dust settles from the chaos of the season take a look in your kitchen… what do you see? Leftovers? Sugary treats? Fruit cake? While some of us still see those tasty treats, many of us have purged our cupboards swearing off all “bad” foods for the next 30, 60, or even 90 days. But how long does that really last? How many resolutions are set and within days we are justifying that it’s ok to sneak a little something in and will “get back on track tomorrow?”
Successfully accomplishing healthy dietary changes is difficult because the food industry knows how to feed our cravings and addictions, most frequently in the form of sugar. “Natural sugar” is relatively healthy, in moderate amounts of course. Keep in mind, however, that the only sources of naturally occurring sugars are fruits and milk, or lactose. Foods that have natural sugar also include fiber and protein, slowing the affect of sugar on our brain. Any other sugar is considered “added sugars.” Next time you’re in the grocery store, take a look at some food labels. Unfortunately, the grid that tells you how many grams of sugar are in a product include both “natural” and “added” sugars. So we must look at the ingredient list to get an idea of where the sugar is coming from. Here is a short list of key words that are synonymous with added sugar:
- barley malt
- brown rice syrup
- cane sugar
- corn syrup
- evaporated cane juice
- rice syrup
So how much of that sugar is healthy to eat? Not much!! In 2015, the World Health Organization changed the recommended daily intake of added sugar to roughly 25 grams per day. To give you an idea of how much added sugar is in different products, 1 tablespoon of ketchup has 4 g of sugar and one can of regular soda contains up to 40 g of sugar. I hope that just made your jaw drop! It should. According to government data, in 1999 Americans consumed on average 111 g of added sugar on a daily basis. That is more than 4x what is recommended and is the biggest reason, in my opinion, why we are seeing the epidemic in both Type II Diabetes and Heart Disease. We’re killing ourselves by eating too much sugar.
What can we do about this? Change your lifestyle and make better choices. Sugar is most definitely addictive. Some reports even compare sugar addiction and cravings to those of cocaine due to sugar’s affect on the brain. Although difficult to do, I recommend removing added sugar from your diet. For some, this even means going as extreme as skipping the ketchup just because the taste induces the craving. And I’m not going to sugarcoat this… it’s not easy! But every choice you make to eat a food that doesn’t contain added sugar is one step closer to leading a healthier life.
There are resources to help you. At Body Logic, we want to help you reach your health driven goals. Dr. Amanda’s background in Applied Clinical Nutrition can be a useful way to work through dietary changes on an individual basis. We are also hosting our first nutrition class of 2017 on Tues. Jan 10th and will discuss a great 10-day program that helps kick the sugar addiction using healthy food choices and Standard Process supplements designed to help support the body as you remove sugar from the diet and curb the cravings. Here’s a sneak peek at the 10-day Blood Sugar Support Kit that will be discussed at the January 10th class. We look forward to seeing those that signed up! If you missed the chance to sign up, we’re always here to provide individualized help.
As the holidays finally come to an end and the dust settles from the chaos of the season take a look in your kitchen… what do you see? Leftovers? Sugary treats? Fruit cake? While some of us still see those … Read More