Do you get those unwanted spring allergies every year? What if those symptoms can be lessened (and sometimes even eliminated)? The keys are preparation, detox, and support. We need to cleanse the body of toxins and build up the fighting organs with enough fuel to combat allergens that are coming just around the corner. Follow these steps, and build a titanium internal defense against allergies. We provide tips on how to prepare for unwanted allergies this spring season.

  1. Beat spring allergies by eating beets. Lots of them! These root veggies are powerful in thinning out the bile that carries toxins out of the body, making everything move out a bit faster.
  1. Include more raw leafy greens into your food choices. Not only do they provide a surplus of essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber to the body, but greens also are important for the cleansing process of your organs, blood, and tissues.
  1. Add a high quality fish oil. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils decrease inflammation in the body that is caused by toxins. Healthy oils also build up the brain, cardiovascular system, and digestive track.
  1. Increase foods that are high in Vitamin C. This important vitamin is essential for adrenal health and stress response, as well as your immune health {organic bell peppers, leafy greens, kiwi, broccoli, berries, oranges, papayas, and tomatoes}. Vitamin C will help your body fight seasonal allergies by strengthening your immune system.
  1. Use Apple Cider Vinegar. This versatile ingredient does wonders for the body. First thing in the morning, mix 2 tsp of ACV in a glass of water with juice from a lemon, and your digestive track and detox systems will start working asap.
  1. Check for nutritional deficiencies in your body. Use whole food-based concentrates to correct any levels that are off balance, and regain your health before the seasons change. Ask Jessica, our Nutrition Advisor, about nutrition services offered here at Corrective Chiropractic and to schedule your appointment.

Alternatively, this is also a time in the season where chiropractic visit becomes so important. Regular chiropractic adjustment has proven effects that lessens allergies on patients. You can also check out nutritious recipes and healthy living tips on the @More_Than_Food in Instagram and YouTube channel!

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Food is changing!

Believe it or not but the food industry is changing fast and unfortunately what used to be called food-by-Earth is quickly becoming food-by-man.

Every day in my car either on my way to work or on my way home I pass by a plane spraying chemtrails in the sky and polluting our beautiful ecosystem.

Enough is enough! If we do not get educated on the facts about whole food based nutrition then we are setting ourselves up for failure in the long haul.

To live the D.R.E.A.M. Lifestyle it is essential that our diet is fully functional, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, and alkaline for our bodies.

Great news! I can show you how to do this and this is what we will be discussing tomorrow night at 6:30 PM at our Nutrition Protocol workshop. If you plan on attending please reply to this e-mail with your name and how many guests you will be bringing.

I will go through the following:

* How the body uses fats, sugars, and protein for fuel.
* What the food pyramid SHOULD look like
* What tests can you take to see which foods your body is sensitive to
* Great breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes. 
* How to determine which supplements your body NEEDS
* A quick 3 day cleanse to flush out your system. 
* And much more

If you do not know what D.R.E.A.M. stands for then it is a coined term our office has put together to help you achieve your best life.

D – Diet (Anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, and alkaline)
R – Rest (8 hours uninterrupted)
E – Exercise (functional movements)
A – Alignment (Making sure your nervous system is functioning optimally through chiropractic)
M – Mental attitude (Have a clear conscious that is relaxed and constantly expanding)

Here are all of our podcasts that are free to download so you can get more information on the DREAM lifestyle.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/half-hour-to-health-dr.-austin/id549521166

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Summer is right around the corner and this is the best time to refresh your body and build it up for the upcoming cold months. If we look at trends most people get sick in the winter and allergies in the Spring not because of the external environment but more commonly because of how they neglect the internal environment such as:

1) Less working out

2) Decrease sunlight meaning less vitamin D

3) Eating sugary foods from all the holidays

4)More emotional stress from the holidays and end of year

5)Staying indoors more based on colder weather

Even though we should ALWAYS be caring for our bodies, Summer must be an action oriented time to rebuild our health. Here are 3 important tips to maximize your Summer and accelerate your health.

1) Eat Greens Abundantly – During the summer months many of us will be outside for barbecues, hanging out by the pool, and heading to the beach to load up on Vitamin D, which is amazing! However some of us will overdo it and this creates extreme oxidative stress to the body and more free radicals for the system. Research is now showing that by eating greens that are rich in antioxidants can reduce sunburn and help your body absorb the levels of Vitamin D properly. My favorite is kale which should be bought organic as it is on the Dirty Dozen list. My favorite recipe for the summer is: 1 kale, 3 avocados, 1 red onion, and 1 red pepper all cut up put into a bowl and mixed together. Throw some Himalayan sea salt to taste and enjoy this antioxidant rich summer salad.

2) Sweat Once A Day – One of my favorite traditions that Lululemon is bringing to the market is to “Sweat Once A Day”. Many stores challenge their employees to be an inspiration to the community and get a sweat in at least once a day through physical activity. Sweating is a powerful tool to detoxify the body especially as most people are not sweating enough during the colder months so make sure to take extra yoga classes or go for a run outside this Summer.

3) Chemical Free Sunscreen – As many of us start looking for sunscreens and sunblocks to get I strongly encourage you to look out for a toxic chemical called “parabens”. Parabens are artificial preservatives that companies put in to the sunscreens to make them last longer. This is unfortunately sad because these chemicals are cancer “contributing” and have a severe negative impact on our health. According to cancer.gov, in 2004 a research study found an excess of parabens in 18 out of 20 breast cancer tumors. Parabens are also found in deodorants and soaps so be sure to look out for the following toxic ingredients: methylparaben, butylparaben, or propylparaben. You can get nontoxic chemical sunscreen on mercola.com or vitacost.com.

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As I have heard from many you the most difficult meal to put together is breakfast. Many of you say you want a quick, easy, and healthy meal yet resort to bowls of cereal and oatmeal.

I want to share with you 4 of my favorite breakfast meals so you can keep you and your family healthy. These take less than 10 minutes to make and are super cheap.

Lastly, many of your friends, family, and co-workers are not on this e-mail list and are missing out on some vital information to their health. Please invite them to our quarterly Dinner With Doc at Eclipse Di Luna on May 20th at 7:00 PM. Click here to register. 

4 Breakfast Ideas

1) Egg and Avocados

Hard boil 4 eggs (Do not overdo them. Should not have a gray ring around yolk). Place eggs and avocado in a bowl and mash up using a fork. Some people like to slice the hard boiled vertically and put yolk in a bowl with the avocado. They will then mash up the yolk and avocado and place it back in the egg to make avocado deviled eggs. When I make these for guests I like to put some cayenne pepper on top of this.

2) Beyond Organic Hot Dogs

I know this one is going to sound strange but one of my favorite breakfasts is hot dogs and onions. Don’t knock it til you try it! The beef is 100% grassfed and raised in beautiful pastures in the Ozark Mountains. They are treated humanely and are never fed a grain their entire life. The only ingredients are: beef, water, organic honey, sea salt, organic mustard, organic paprika, celery powder, organic coriander, organic garlic, and organic black pepper. They take 5 minutes to heat up on a stove top with coconut oil and make a fast, delicious breakfast. Recently, Sam has become a Certified Health Coach with Beyond Organic so talk to her about getting some hot dogs as they are currently running specials.

3) Banana/Almond Butter

An all time favorite in the Cohen household is cutting up an apple or banana and putting it together with raw creamy almond butter from Trader Joes. The key is buying organic apples and making sure the almond butter is raw and unsalted. It is rare to find raw almond butter anymore especially at the $4 price at Trader Joes. Also, apples are highly sprayed fruit so make sure to buy them organic.

4) No Granola Granola Cereal

Recently I have found this company that makes grainless granola which is AMAZING. The only ingredients are: Organic Coconut, Almonds, Prunes (unsweetened, unsulfured), Carrots,Himalayan Sea Salt. We take this and mix it with almond milk as it is a super healthy bowl of cereal. Much different than the other crap you find in grocery stores where the box is probably better for you than the “food” inside.

This morning when I woke up I heard the pollen count has skyrocketed to over 2,500. CBS this morning posted an article that stated “Experts predict this will be the one of the worst allergy seasons on record.”. With that said it becomes a matter of if you want to do something about it or do you want to keep taking chemicals to mask it forever?

Right now tree pollen is through the roof and many of you are going to be walking around sneezing, runny noses, congestion, cough, watery eyes, and itchy throat. If you experience even 1 one of these symptoms then you know your body’s internal environment is having a hard time adapting to the external environment. Follow these 3 simple tips to kick out allergies this spring season.

Most people will notice symptoms and say “What can I do to TREAT that or get rid of this symptom”. Instead the questions should be “How can I raise my body’s ability to adapt to the external environment and become a powerhouse against pollen”.

A lot of people come in to our office in March-April on the drug Zyrtec as their tool for pollen season. What is bad is they are using a chemical substance to artificially allow their body to not express symptoms. Maybe these symptoms are a way of telling you something inside is not right?

What I am going to focus on today is the top 3 things someone can do naturally to beat allergies. The reason why I am sharing this is because over the past couple years we consistently get hoards of adults and kids that are dependent on some allergy medicine and over time through chiropractic they notice their symptoms going away.

 

Here are the top 3 natural ways to beat allergies:

1) Check Your Nervous System

As I said earlier, over the past couple years most of our referrals at this time come because many of their friends are getting off drugs and noticing significantly less allergy symptoms. This happens because in our stressful World whether it is through sitting in front of a computer for hours, working out with poor form, excessive traveling, eating non-nutrient dense foods, or being emotionally stressed we can compromise our nervous system. Our nervous system made up of the brain, spine, and nerves controls and coordinates ALL function in the human body.

The healthier we keep our nervous system and the less stress on it then the better we are at adapting to the external environment. Many people think that in order for there to be stress on the nervous system there must be pain. In fact a person could have significant stress on their nervous system with zero pain just like they could have Stage 3 cancer and have zero symptoms. The key is make sure you have a chiropractor on your team regularly that checks your spine for interference and determines if there is blockage from the brain down the spine and out the nerves.

2) Load Up on Omega 3’s 

Omega 3’s as many of you have seen in your fish oil, tuna oil, or krill oil are packed with a punch to help reduce inflammation in the body. As pollen keeps soaring it is crucial we are on the right brand of Omega 3 and taking the correct dosage to reduce inflammation. When pollen counts are through the roof you want to up your dosage to between 2,000-3,000 mg. We recently placed an order of Tuna Oil from Standard Process so please reply if you would like us to hold a bottle of this high quality Omega 3.

3) Load up On Vitamin D3

The next supplement that will be crucial and is very low in a lot of people right now is Vitamin D3. The primary source of this is in the sun but if you are experiencing many symptoms from allergies then you most likely do not want to be outside. Over the past 4-5 months many of us have been indoors because of the cold weather so our body’s are deficient in this vital nutrient that can affect over 2,000 genes in the body. The key is to make sure you are getting D3 AKA Cholecalciferol and not getting it from processed products such as pasteurized milk from grain-fed cows. The amount of vitamin D3 to take right now should be between 60-90 ng/l. Please let us know as well if you would like a bottle of these as we ordered these with the Tuna Oil.

By implementing all 3 steps, you are giving your body a much better shot at beating allergies and living an super-charged pollen season. Don’t forget your regular visit to chiropractor for prevention or ease of your allergy!

This past Friday, I went over to my friend, Dr. David Jockers office for some catching up and bonding time.

He was going to make me lunch and since he knows that I am paleo, I figured I would be receiving a chicken salad, burger, or something else along the cavemen diet. Instead, he made me a pudding that was delicious, super healthy, and simple to make.

The pudding was packed with good fats for metabolism, a super-food to regulate hormones, and grass-fed whey for great protein. I wanted to share this healthy lunch recipe with you as I am making it a few more times this week.

If you would like to find some other recipes, please download our new app from the app store in your phone called Cohen Chiropractic. Let me know if you downloaded it so we can give you a ticket into a drawing for a 1-hour massage.

 

Image credit to https://drjockers.com/chocolate-pudding/

 

Chocolate Hormone Pudding

This recipe includes putting 3 ingredients into a blender and the way you have it right is when it tastes good. Here is how I usually make it:

1) 2-3 Avocados

 

2) 1 scoop Stronger, Faster, Healthier – Daily Balance (Chocolate)

 

This protein is by far the best in the market and gold standard for many Crossfit athletes. We just started carrying it as the whey is from grass-fed cows and there are no sugar, additives, or soy. If you have a protein powder now, let’s have a look at the ingredients and if you do not have a protein powder you take then this one is a must!

Available for purchase  at our office!

 

3) 1/2 cup Cacao with Maca

 

Maca is a tuber similar to a potato. Maca is well known for its ability to stimulate hormones and help keep them regulated. In todays World with low T levels and complete hormonal imbalances this super-food is essential.

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As today marks my 31st birthday, I wanted to share 31 lessons I have learned and how they have played an integral role in my life. I feel truly honored to have learned so many valuable principles in such a short time and I believe it was so I could expand my mission to the whole community.

I sat down for a while to truly think how I am living my life and these concepts were the ones that came to my head. There are times when I may not 100% be being in action with all of these principles but my life is committed towards working on them.

I would love to hear your feedback on these and if you have any principles that should be shared. Please comment below.

 31 Lessons I’ve Learned in 31 Years

1) Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal

2) #1 Trait of All Successful People is Decisiveness

3) The body is a self healing, self regulating, and self  organizing system

4) The Nervous System is the Master Control System

5) Never Worry About What Other People Think About People

6) There is NO Scarcity of ANYTHING in This World, Only Abundance

7) Winners are Proactive in EVERY Aspect of Their Life

8) Always Come From a Place a Love

9) The Only Recessions are the Ones You Buy Into

10) All Processes Require Time: Financial, Health, Business, Relationships, Etc

11) Interference to the Nervous System Can Shut Down Life in the Body

12) Creating a Holy Hour Creates a Vacuum For Success

13) Create Life SYSTEM (Save Yourself Some Time Energy Money)

14) Never Judge Anyone

15) Life is Not About Me but We

16) Honor My Word

17) We Will Not Get Buried With Our Money

18) TV and Newspaper = Negative Energy

19) The Body Vibrates at the Level We Create For It

20) If the Germ Theory Was True We Would All Be Dead

21) Live Life With an Attitude of Gratitude

22) When Something Goes Wrong it Becomes a Lesson

23) We Have the BEST Pharmacy Inside

24) Best Investment is in Yourself

25) You Cannot Serve Others Until You Help Yourself

26) You are 100% Responsible For Your Life

27) There Are no Coincidences

28) The Best Time to Plant an Oak Tree Was Yesterday

29) Exercise is More About Quality Than Quantity

30) Great People Take Great Care of Themselves

31) We Are An Average of the 5 People We Associate With