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Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa
1845 Peeler Rd., Suite A
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(770) 551-0155
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GRD Health and Healing
Techniques of Today
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September, 1999

Be sure to check out our upcoming classes (below).

Introducing the:

Nutrition for Health
Frequent Buyer Program

You and your family members can earn a discount when you purchase your vitamins from us.  Go to our website now and find out the details of our Frequent Buyer Program.

This Month's Tip

How to increase your energy in 9 easy steps

Step 1:  "Breathe"
Step 2:  "Rest and Relaxation"
Step 3:  "Reset Your Aura Daily"
Step 4:  "The Power of Water"
Step 5:  "Reduce Your Stress"
Step 6:  "Exercise"
Step 7:  "Food"
Step 8:  "Structural Care"
Step 9:  "Goals and Dreams"

Step 8: Structural Care

As you remember from step 5, Reduce Your Stress, I talked about the four vectors of stress being nutritional/chemical/diet, electro-magnetic, emotional/spiritual and structural.  When you're able to reduce the structural component of stress, you'll automatically feel more energetic.

Being a chiropractor, of course I'm biased towards the benefits of quality chiropractic care.  Chiropractic means the practice or profession that uses the hands to heal.  It is the largest non surgical, non drug profession in the world.

The brain  tells the nervous system how to work through the spinal cord.  The parts of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) are so delicate that we have bone protecting it (the skull and vertebrae).  If the spine were one big piece of bone we would have ultimate protection but no way to move.  That's why we have 26 separate bones that allow us incredible range of motion and flexibility.

Unfortunately, sometimes the bones of the spine get locked or stuck out of place due to  injury, trauma, chemical stress (bad diet, exogenous (external) toxins) or mental stress.  When bones get misaligned, the result is a pinched nerve.

For example, if the nerves in your neck get pinched, maybe you'll have neck, shoulder or arm pains or decreased thyroid function.  In the lower back you might have low back pain or leg/sciatic pain.  The nerves of the lower back, when pinched, also can effect the bladder, colon, and sex organs.

When you get a chiropractic check up, you are making sure your spine is free of nerve impingement.  When a chiropractor feels the spinal misalignments, he or she moves the vertebra back into place by a gentle, hands on, manipulation.  This insures that you will potentially have a pain free, energetic and healthy life.

A great counterpart to chiropractic care is massage therapy.  Massage reduces the stress we all tend to store in our muscles.  The idea of stress manifesting in the body is even part of our language:  "I've got the weight of the world on my shoulders", "I'm all stressed out because my boss is a pain in the neck."

To receive the greatest benefit, experiment with the many different types of massage available, to find out which style works best for you.  There is Swedish (nice gentle stroking type massage), neuromuscular therapy (deeper, trigger point therapy), foot reflexology (massaging the feet to specifically affect the rest of the body), polarity therapy (a gentle massage designed to balance the energies of the body), Rolfing (a very deep massage intended to release fascial tension) and many more.

Energy and radiant health is the goal; make sure your physical body (structure) has as few blocks as possible that prevent the smooth flow of energy .  Try chiropractic and massage today!

Exclusive to readers of this newsletter:  call our office (770-551-0155) for 10% off of your next massage.  This offer is good until November 1, 1999.

Bonus Tip

Driving and Computers

When you sit for extended periods of time, your structure (shoulders, neck, low back) often suffer.

Here's a tip a salesman once taught me.  When you drive a long distance, every 1/2 hour or so, change the the position of your seat.  Move forward a notch, back two notches, tilt the seat back, raise or lower the steering wheel.

Not only will it help reduce muscular stress from sitting in one place too long, it will also help keep you alert, awake and refreshed.

Try this same tip at work.  Lift or lower your chair, change the height of your keyboard or change the the tilt of your monitor.  If nothing else, taking a regular break will help you to be more creative and to focus better.

Are you on the phone all the time?  Be sure to get a headset so you're not constantly scrunching your neck and shoulder together.  You'll also be amazed at the freedom you'll feel from having both hands available while you talk!

Herbs and Nutrition for Health

Cardamom and Fennel

Do you ever feel gassy, bloated, or feel you have a ten pound bowling ball stuck in your gut?  Try a tea made of green cardamom and fennel.

Cardamom is one of the best and safest digestive stimulants. It treats gastralgia (upset stomach), enuresis (involuntary urination), phlegm, indigestion and gas. This herb is also an excellent warming, antimucus stimulant to add to lung tonics.

Fennel is also used in treating indigestion.  It is especially good for eliminating gas and flatulence, spasms of the gastrointestinal tract and abdominal pains.  Fennel also helps bring up phlegm from the lungs. 

You can purchase fennel and cardamom at a health food store or a store that carries foods from India.  Put one tablespoon of fennel and 5-6 pods of  cardamom (crack the pods open with your fingers) into two cups of simmering water for about 15-20 minutes.  Strain and drink, both as a preventative or when you're feeling any stomach distress.

Upcoming Classes

Fine Tune Your Immune System

Colds, flus, runny noses:  all the wonderful joys of fall and winter life!  Is this the time of year that you start getting sick and keep getting sick every few weeks?  Don't let the cold weather get you down.  You'll learn how to keep from getting every bug that comes by and get well quicker if you do get sick.  Learn the role vitamin C, echinacea, golden seal, astragalus and what you eat have in supporting a healthy immune system.  Make your immune system so strong that this will be the best winter you've ever had.

Wednesday October 13, 1999  7:00 — 8:30 p.m.

Call 770-551-0155 to register.  Only $10
(Be sure to bring 2 friends)

Enjoy Vibrant Health During Menopause

Join us to learn about preparing yourself to enjoy better health “naturally” during menopause.  We'll discuss natural vs. medical hormone replacement therapy (for women and men), the #1 health risk factor, functional laboratory tests, which foods are most beneficial and more.

Wednesday October 20, 1999  7:00 — 8:30 p.m. 

Call 770-551-0155 to register.  Only $10 
(Be sure to bring 3 friends)

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

If you or a friend experience muscle pain all over your body and/or unrelenting fatigue, this class is for you.  We'll discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment protocols including appropriate lab tests, nutritional intervention and the role physical medicine (chiropractic, massage, exercise) plays in your recovery.

Wednesday October 27, 1999  7:00 — 8:30 p.m.

Call 770-551-0155 to register.  Only $10
(Be sure to bring 4 friends)

A Healthy Heart

Heart attacks and related cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the USA.  Together we'll create a health program based on stress and lifestyle modulation, knowing which clinical/lab markers predict trouble (the cholesterol myth) and fundamental heart and circulatory support through nutrition.

Wednesday November 10, 1999  7:00 — 8:30 p.m.

Call 770-551-0155 to register.  Only $10
(Be sure to bring 5 friends)

Kundalini Yoga Classes
Make space in your busy schedule for relaxation and self growth time.  Known as the Mother of all yogas, Kundalini yoga incorporates stretching, breathing, meditation and relaxation.  This yoga is more aerobic and at times more vigorous than Hatha Yoga, providing you not only with stress reduction, relaxation, inner growth and expansion, but also a good workout.

Call Mukta Khalsa at 770.512.0558 for class times and information

Kundalini Yoga Teachers Training and Certification

A wonderful intensive designed for the serious student of yoga.  This course will be an in depth, 130 hour course on the anatomy and physiology of yoga, the science of mantra and mudra, healing, diet, communication, chakras, the mind and much more.  This course is intended for those people interested in becoming Kundalini Yoga teachers and/or students who want to develop a deeper understanding and personal practice of Yoga.

Call Mukta Khalsa at 770.512.0558 for class times and information