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ALLERGIES AND CHIROPRACTIC?: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

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The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bud….spring is here. For some
this is amazing, but for others, this time of year causes both fear and agony. Why? Allergy season has officially begun. Now its months of dealing with itchy skin, watery eyes, breathing difficulties,
headaches, sinus pressure, runny noses, and sneezing….time to buy stock in Kleenex! Most think that they are stuck in this never-ending year after year pattern, but that doesn’t have to be the case. It’s sad,
but in 1 st world countries allergies are one of the most common cause of chronic illness with nearly 40%
of people suffering from at least one allergic complaint. Just in the US, allergies account for $3 billion spent by sufferers searching for some form of relief.
So, what exactly is an allergy anyway? Simply put, it is an overreaction by your immune system to something that is usually considered harmless. These irritants can be eaten, touched or inhaled, but the end result is the body’s immune system overreacting and causing the release of histamine from specialized mast cells. Histamine is the chemical that causes all of those classic inflammatory allergic responses in the body as it attempts to remove the specific substance initially causing the reaction.
Typically, this includes sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea depending
on the type of allergy.

Why do certain people get allergies?

At this point, no one fully understands how and why some have allergies while others do not, however,
research is showing that stress and its effects on the immune system can play a major factor. The nervous system and the immune system work hand in hand, and stress to one directly affects the other.
Research has shown that the body reacts with similar inflammatory responses when it encounters emotional stress and allergies alike. Coupling with this is the fact that prolonged stress greatly fatigues the adrenal glands. These glands regulate the body’s reaction to stress and directly control the production of the hormone cortisol, which has anti-inflammatory properties. With the adrenal glands fatiguing, lower levels of cortisol are produced greatly affecting the body’s ability to deal with the allergic reaction. Another theory is that the body reacts to its environment, so if there is a disconnect in the interpreting of sensory information between the nervous system and the immune system, the body can overreact to certain normal stimuli.

How can chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care focuses on making sure the body’s nervous system is functioning properly and that all of the signals between the brain and the body are being sent and received properly. Remember the nervous system directly communicates with the immune system, so this has a major effect on decreasing allergic reactions. Since the nervous system controls all organs of the body, chiropractic care also maintains proper functioning of both the adrenal glands and the lungs, helping to decrease inflammation and support the respiratory system during allergic reactions.

At Whole Body Health, chiropractic is really “the backbone”…. no pun intended, of how we focus on boosting the natural healing abilities that each of our body contain. We combine balancing the
nervous system response with services such as:
-Live O2 to increase oxygen levels and energy production in the body at a cellular level, while decreasing inflammatory responses.
-Himalayan Salt Cave to help open up the respiratory pathways and naturally fight bacterial and viral infections.
-Bio-Feedback Testing to specifically check individual’s food, environmental and animal sensitivities.
-Natural Allergy Removal Program to de-sensitize the individual’s body to specific sensitivities that were positive on Bio-Feedback Testing.
-Diet and Nutrition to ensure certain pro-inflammatory food is not being consumed and proper nutrition promoting healing are being consumed.

If you suffer from environmental, food or animal allergies, remember there are natural options to combat these conditions other than OTC and prescription allergy medications, allergy shots and a huge box of Kleenex. Call and schedule today to see if these natural options are the right fit for you!

The Ultimate Guide To Athletes and Concussion

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The world concussion is kind of like the word heroin. It’s this horrible thing that’s happening everywhere
in our culture. We hear about it affecting many people but we have no idea what to do about it. Now
there is a solution!
It means weeks off from playing a favorite sport, let alone reflex, speech, muscle coordination, memory,
balance and confusion issues all affecting the individual. The medical definition of a concussion is a
clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient alteration in brain function, including
alteration of mental status and level of consciousness, resulting from mechanical force or trauma. It is
estimated that there are more than 300,000 sports related concussions each year in the United States
and that the possibility of having a concussion is around 19% each year of play. The statistics are
especially high in sports like football, where it is estimated 34% of athletes have had one concussion and
20% multiple concussions. Adding to this is the fact that there is a 3 to 6 times higher chance of a player
having a concussion if they have already suffered from a previous concussion. Research is showing that
the incidence of suffering from a concussion while playing soccer is roughly equal to that incidence
playing football with other sports like lacrosse, baseball, basketball and hockey still having significant
risks as well.
Concussion symptoms may not be visibly seen in standard neurological examinations, but consists of: an
inability to keep a coherent focus or thought stream, an inability to perform a series of specific
movements, dizziness, vision disturbances, sensitivity to light, persisting headaches, nausea or vomiting,
balance issues, ringing in the ears, confusion and loss of taste or smell to name a few. Due to the nature
of the injury to the brain, concussions are a very serious issue and thus are being treated that way. All
major sporting organizations from professional all the way to youth sports are now focusing on ways to
prevent, assess and manage concussion injuries, with the primary mode of treatment being rest away
from electronic devices. The mechanism of injury with a concussion creates a trauma to the skull and
brain, leading to inflammation and pressure building on the blood supply and brain inside the skull. This
not only disrupts blood supply to the brain, but also affects cerebrospinal fluid drainage and
recirculation throughout the entire canal around the spinal cord. Many times, following a concussion
injury, upon examination the bones of the skull (cranial bones) are found to be fixated and out of their
proper interlocking positions.
Here at Whole Body Health, we have a state-of-the-art protocol for helping the body heal and recover
from the effects of a concussion injury and allowing the athlete to return to their sport. This protocol
utilizes a multifaceted approach ranging from specific endonasal cranial adjusting, specialized
supplemental nutrition to aid in traumatic injury healing and functional medicine techniques involving
specific frequency generating and laser technology focusing on traumatic brain injury healing. The
combination of these services not only supply the body with specific nutrients to promote healing, but
also drastically reduce inflammation and allow for proper movement patterns within the skull and spinal
column to remove pressure from the brain, brain stem and spinal cord.
If you have been diagnosed with a concussion recently or in the past, these symptoms can linger on until
specific structural changes and healing occur. Call today to schedule an appointment to see if you can
benefit from this state-of-the-art treatment protocol!

Learn All About Nutrition for Concussions (TBI) & Headaches

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Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of brain health after a concussion.  Knowing this, and interacting with the
necessary foods can have a positive impact on your recovery, however many people have no idea what healthy nutrition
is for normal health let alone healthy nutrition during a concussion/TBI recovery period.
At Whole Body Health, we have a whole team of properly trained Doctors that can help you choose the proper foods and supplements to get the nutrition required to heal your concussion or headaches. When it comes to Nutrition and natural recovery there are six remedies that are very important in Concussion treatment.

Six Important Remedies for Concussion Treatment

1. Sleep and rest
2. Light exercise
3. Fish oil
4. Creatine
5. Turmeric
6. Antioxidant-rich foods

At Whole Body Health, we address all the nutritional remedies mentioned above with Four main supplements with our Concussion Protocol. We also recommend, Qest4 Biofeedback testing to confirm that these supplements are the best for you since everyone is different.

Supplements we recommend during our Concussion Protocol

NS – Omega Complete – Contains DHA which are the building blocks of the brain! When the brain gets injured, rest is vitally important while the brain tries to heal itself. During the healing process, the brain will need the building block to build healthy new brain cells. The best way to bring our bodies back into balance is to take a high-quality, purified fish oil supplement with the omega-3s we are missing most: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Therefore, we recommend Omega Complete! Want more research on this topic checks out; Lewis MD. Concussions,
Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Innovative Use of Omega-3s. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2016;35(5):
469-475. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.2016.1150796?journalCode=uacn20
WBH – InflamAway – is a proprietary formula designed to downregulate inflammatory pathways, primarily through the inhibition of NF-kappaB, a molecule inside each cell. Many disease conditions are associated with inappropriate activation of nuclear transcription factor kappaB (NF-KappaB). Obviously, during a Concussion, there will tons of inflammation which need to be reduced. InflamAway also contains a type of Turmeric. Researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia have found that curcumin reduces swelling, pain and oxidative brain injury in mice. Turmeric has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression and inflammation, two common side effects of a concussion.
WBH – Superfuel – Superfuel is just as it sounds, it is loaded with wholefood Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and
Powerful antioxidants to neutralize damaging free radicals. A study published in the journal Surgical neurology international found “encouraging results” in the neuroprotective properties of natural compounds in the treatment of concussions and TBIs. Some of the top compounds highlighted in this review are the antioxidant powerhouses that are found in Superfuel!

SP – Cataplex ACP – is used for Scurvy, Cell damage, Wound healing, Tissue repair, Red blood cell production, Vitamin A deficiency, Eye problems, Skin diseases, and other conditions. Cataplex A-C-P Tablet works by blocking the damage caused by free radicals thus heals wounds; facilitating retina formation required for low light and color vision.

Foods to Stay away from Cooked oils (anything fried), sugar, caffeine, alcohol, artificial colors, and flavors – all of the things you’ve likely heard before are bad for anyone – are especially terrible for your brain when you have a concussion. They’re hidden in tons of to-go foods, more than you would imagine. These foods need to be cut out of the diet, in order for your brain to get what it needs. The foods you eat and proper nutritional supplements can literally completely change the way you feel after a concussion and greatly increase your recovery!

If you or someone you know has suffered a Concussion and needs help, come to Whole Body Health and let us walk you through the healing process! The proper nutrition should not be overlooked and it’s seldom used by the mainstream Medical Community.

Inviting People to the Retreat

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WHOLE BODY RESET

with Dr. Tim Weeks, Tanmaya, and Gaya

The Prana Clinic is thrilled to present a brand new wellness program, collaborating with the brilliant Dr. Tim Weeks – holistic physician, nutrition expert, and chiropractor.

The program combines several cutting-edge tools to offer a wholesome experience that deeply resets the body, the ‘fuel’ it’s driving on, and sets it up for a fresh start.

This 5 and a half day process is carefully designed to deeply cleanse the blood & colon, Shift the body from burning sugars and storing fats into a ‘fat burnering machine’ (“ketosis” & “intermittent fasting”), and turn on the natural healing forces within (“autophagy”).

This process is all about raising the body’s energy and recharging the ‘human battery’ on the cellular level.

 

The Whole Body Reset follows a scientifically proven nutritional protocol, consisting of 100% organic cold-pressed juices and high-quality fats, a combination designed to reap the benefits of full fasting while still providing the body with essential nutrition (“fasting mimicking”).

The benefits of following this protocol include:

  • Improvement and rejuvenation of the immune system
  • Activation of Autophagy (self-eating) – a detox process the body undergoes on the cellular level, to clean out damaged cells and regenerate new ones
  • Better mental performance
  • Purging of precancerous and cancerous cells
  • Decreased fat tissue through ketosis
  • Decrease in oxidative stress
  • Increased gene expression to promote longevity
  • Stabilizing blood sugar levels

 

Alongside with this nutritious protocol the “Whole Body Reset” program includes:

  • Information-rich lectures about nutrition, digestion, stress management, detox processes and a healthy lifestyle & mindset
  • Breathwork sessions (oxygenating the physical body and opening the emotional body)
  • Daily enemas (self operated, open system hydrocolonics)
  • Daily movement classes (alternating Yoga, Dance, High Intensity Interval workout).
  • Daily short individual chiropractic adjustments
  • Individual exams of different markers: glucose levels, pH Levels, breath holding time, ketosis stage, symptom survey, and capacitance and phase angle
  • Individual muscle testing for common food sensitivities
  • Individual health consultation
  • Individual supplement recommendations
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Working through the elements of nature and the way they manifest in the body systems
  • A trip to the nearby tropical beach
  • Sweatlodge ceremony
  • Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Week’s book “Living Whole Body Health”, and daily assigned reading to allow deeper understanding of the process

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THE PRANA CLINIC FACILITIES:

The “Whole Body Reset” program is held in the well-designed, spacious Prana Clinic, fitted with:

  • 10 private enema rooms, each containing an easy-to-use, self-operated irrigation system used for the hydrocolonics and a hot shower.
  • A spacious, comfortable lounge to enjoy the juices, hang out, and read health-related books and magazines.
  • A private session room for individual talks and sessions.
  • A nearby hall for group activities such as lectures and informative talks, yoga, dance, sharing circles, etc. This hall is equipped with air-conditioning, yoga mats and props, mattresses and pillows, and is open for the group participants to rest and relax.

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Important notes:

It is highly recommended to arrive in PachaMama at least two days before the “Whole Body Reset” starts to get oriented in the village, allow the body to get used to a different climate and a new environment, and lighten the diet with the vegetarian food served in the restaurant.  It is also recommended to stay for at least a couple of days after the group to support the body’s acclimation with the specific post-program meals served in the restaurant. The group starts with an opening circle at 4pm on the first day, and continues for 5 full days.

Detailed instructions on how to prepare for the program will be sent via email 2 weeks prior to the start date for all confirmed registrations.

* It is advisable to bring good probiotic capsules to further support the body’s natural flora and digestion after the cleanse.

See more about Dr. Tim’s work here.

Early bird pricing available until May 19th, 2019.

For booking please contact Pachamama:   https://www.pachamama.com/contact-us/

Price

Details $US
Casita (Early Bird) $930
Casita $1030
AC Room (Early Bird) $1240
AC Room $1440
Cabina (Early Bird) $1210
Cabina $1310
Bungalow (Early Bird) $1020
Bungalow $1120
Upg Bungalow (Early Bird) $1090
Upg Bungalow $1190

For booking please contact Pachamama:   https://www.pachamama.com/contact-us/