Dear Patients and Friends:
Welcome to your inaugural issue
of our e-mail version of GRD Health.com News. I will try to bring
you the latest tips and tricks and information in the health and healing
field which you can utilize and easily implement to make your health as
vibrant and full as possible.
Please feel free to write me
back with questions about your health that I can answer to the benefit
of all our readers. Also, please write me with suggestions on how
to make this newsletter better, easier to read, and more applicable to
GRD Healing Arts Clinic was established
in 1978 to serve all your health and healing needs: mind, body and
soul. We have accomplished this by offering quality chiropractic
care, massage therapy, nutritional consultations, applied kinesiology (muscle
testing), neuro-emotional technique (NET) and yoga therapy. In addition
we regularly offer classes designed to educate you in the above areas as
well as meditation and cooking classes.
The latest diagnostic
additions to the clinic include a comprehensive Health Assessment Questionnaire,
Vitality and Longevity Analysis (your current state of aging and toxicity)
and specific functional laboratory testing (comprehensive digestion analysis,
female and male hormone panels, adrenal stress indexes and more) all designed
to accurately assess your individual biochemical needs.
Our clinic has two other doctors
available to you, Camden Clay, D.C. and M. Truett Bridges, M.D. Dr. Clay
has been practicing chiropractic since 1984. His specialties include
nutrition and detoxification therapies (be sure to ask about his spring
and fall cleanses), iridology, and Thai massage. Dr. Bridges is an
accomplished acupuncturist and has spent many years studying pain
control management and holistic medicine including IV vitamin therapy,
neural therapy, and chelation therapy.
Our clinic's goal is to offer
you the "Techniques of Today--The Wisdom of the Ages." We continually
study and update our understanding of the latest scientific breakthroughs
in health and temper that knowledge with ancient healing techniques and
herbal and homeopathic medicines; always with the understanding and goal
in mind that the body will heal itself given the right support of diet,
exercise and mental attitudes. Our job is to be doctors and healers,
adhering to the ancient wisdom of "First do no harm" and secondly that
the root of the word doctor means "teacher."
This Week's Tip
Many of you spend countless
hours at work and at home sitting in front of a computer. There have
been many suggestions that much of our stress today comes from sitting
too much, from the repetitive strain of typing and using a mouse, and the
potential side effects of the electro-magnetic radiation from the monitor,
the speakers and the computer itself.
Remember to take frequent (short)
breaks to get up and move, to stretch, and to drink water (at least 8 glasses
per day). A common complaint I hear is that "there just isn't enough
time" to take breaks. (If that's really true get another job!!)
Breaks, even though they take time away from your work, actually give you
a definite burst of energy and greater mental clarity--just the things
you need to complete that project faster and more efficiently.
Also, if you have the kind
of chair that you can easily adjust up and down, move it one inch down,
two inches up--vary the height periodically throughout the day so that
your head and arm relationship to the desk changes. This will greatly
reduce physical stress on your eyes, your hands and shoulders, and your
neck, upper back and lower back.
What can you do? Be sure to,
two to three times a day, take a cold, wet washcloth and wipe your face,
eyes and neck. Follow this by washing your hands with cold water. This
helps to restore the circulation to your upper body and quickly revitalizes
your physical and mental bodies.
The Power of Water
What else can you do with water?
When the…stress…hits the fan: grab an extra large glass and fill
it with pure water. Drink the entire glass down without stopping (and without
What this will do is disrupt
the pattern of thought and action you've been in (the stressful situation),
make you change your rate of breathing (down to nothing while you drink),
change your hormone balance (by adding more water into your body), and
cool you down (from the temperature of the water).
In addition, change your water
balance again by going to urinate following the glass of water.
Herbs to You
What's an easy way to ward
off the negative stress and effects of computer work? How about a
nice cup of tea!
The Yogi Tea Company makes
a tea called "Computer De-Stress Tea" which is created especially to support
the body in adapting to common workplace stress. Some of the ingredients
are (you can make up your own batch from scratch): Kelp which is
known to be high in trace minerals and natural iodine. Iodine stimulates
thyroid function which increases your metabolism (gives you more energy)
and is thought to help the body adapt to the non-specific stress of low
level radiation.* Eyebright is included because it has been
traditionally used for eye health, and is often used to help dry up the
sinuses.* Oat straw has been used to support a healthy circulatory
system, promote proper function of nerves and help reduce stress and frustration.
Oat straw is also often used in herbal formulas for its calcium stimulating
properties.* Gotu Kola is used to help the brain function sharper
Mention this newsletter and
ask Laura or Missi for $.50 off your next box of Computer De-Stress Tea.
Check out more information
about Yogi Tea at their website: http://www.yogitea.com
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