August 2017 Newsletter
Important dates to remember:
We will be CLOSED on Friday August August 4th and Saturday August 5th
Thank you for all the emails regarding this past Tuesday. We had to take that day off to check on my son in Boston. He had a little fender bender. The Fantastic news is that he was uninjured. The not so good news was that it was not worth fixing the car so it was totaled. We thank God for his protection of Ryan and for Uber which is now his means to get to and from work.
When you come to the office, you will notice a large stand-up sign next to the front desk. It's to promote a new venture we're getting into at the office. I have been running a little experiment on myself, my wife and several of my patients. I've been taking two supplements called Ligaplex and Glucosomine Synergy. Although I've been getting checked and adjusted each week for the last 30+ years, I have had severe joint pain in the shoulders, knees and other joints due to what I thought was wear and tear. Chiropractic's purpose is to detect and correct subluxations in the spine so the body can function and heal better but as you know it is not designed to be a pain reliever. I've been taking these supplements since January and I've had little or no joint pain and that's what the other patients that have tried it reported as well. I wanted to make sure it wasn't something psychological or just a placebo effect before I suggested it so I waited 8 months to even mention it to you.
The company that makes the supplements is called Standard Process. My family has been using them since the early 1990's. They produce whole food supplements. Standard Process was even our choice for pre-natal vitamins that my wife, Lori, took during her two pregnancies because of the purity of the products. I just never wanted to 'mix' nutrition into our practice but in the face of such overwhelming evidence that these whole food supplements have a dramatic effect on health, we are going to make them available to our patients. Because of my OCD, Lori and I are going to visit and tour their organic farm in Wisconsin this September to see how they grow the produce and raise the animals that they put in the supplements. This is not a 100% organic line but some of the herbs and veggies they use to make their supplements is indeed organic and grown on their own farm.
Lori is going to be doing most of the consultations and she has been studying these supplements and common homeopathic and herbal remedies as well. As you may recall, she is the one that put together the homeopathic/ herbal and nutritional protocol that healed my broken ribs in just 10 days. Nutrition is an ever evolving science so she and I will be learning as we go to help you.
Everyone that fills out a Systems Survey in the office (found in the box attached to the Standard Process sign) will have their information put into a computer system called Maestro and an individualized report will be generated with nutritional recommendations. Lori will then set up an appointment to meet with you OUTSIDE our normal chiropractic hours. One thing we will not be doing is stocking any vitamins or supplements in the office. You will get a special code to sign up for a Patient Direct account with Standard Process which will give you the control over which supplements you want to buy and which ones you choose not to buy based on our recommendations.
I know this is an exciting addition to our practice but I will not discuss the supplements during normal office hours so that I can focus solely on Chiropractic and detecting and correcting subluxations. I thank you in advance for respecting that boundary.
Along the lines of nutrition, everyone seems to be very concerned about how to get inflammation down naturally. Although there are Standard Process supplements and herbs to help with this and they also have a 21 day cleanse, start by adding anti-inflammatory foods and eliminating the inflammatory foods shown in the video below (http://bit.ly/2tHQmG4)...
OK, I want to add one more video that I thought was a great and captivating explanation of Chiropractic. I think you'll get a kick out of it and learn a lot about why I love Chiropractic so very much! (http://bit.ly/2eSeJht)...
OK, I think that's enough for this newsletter without going on more about the research that's come out in the last month. Suffice it to say that if we give science enough time, they will prove everything that I have observed in practice these last 28 years. Until they do, I'm going to keep bringing my 'A' game while adjusting you because I have learned that there is no plan 'B'. (thanks for reminding me of that Seth W.)
In Health and Faith,
Dr. Jay, Roberta, Kathy, Lindsay and now, my wife Lori