The first wealth is health. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The balance of health in our bodies is determined by many different factors. One of those factors is the acid/alkaline balance of our foods, often times referred to as pH. The pH level of our foods can affect things as varied as weight loss and osteoporosis. Here we will teach you what pH is, why alkalizing foods are so important to all aspects of your health, and how to easily incorporate them into your diet.
Most of the U.S. public are taking some sort of nutritional supplements. But are those vitamins and minerals actually getting into your cells and doing anything? Without knowing this you may be taking too many or the wrong dietary supplements. Taking supplements your body doesn't need is ineffective and costly. So how can we know the vitamin and mineral status of our bodies cells?
At Positive Motion in Los Gatos we are always striving to obtain the best techniques and tools to get our patients back to work and play as fast as possible. This month we have added a new high-tech healing tool that is backed by thousands of medical studies. We did our own research on what was the best cold laser on the market and invested in the MR4 Super Pulsed Laser by Multi Radiance Medical.
At Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos, we are always trying to learn and then incorporate the latest, most advanced treatments into the care of our patients. We want you to be pain-free and functioning fully so you can enjoy your life. To that end, Dr. Brant Pedersen (DC) has studied and been trained in Kinesio Taping methods.You may have seen a local athlete with some strange tape over a joint or muscle. More likely, you might have seen some of the athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics with body parts covered by colorful Kinesio Tape (aka K-tape). Actually 50,000 rolls of K-tape were used at the Beijing Olympics on the athletes. The tape has many profound effects on the body. I am often asked to explain all of these in the office to a patient, but many times some pictures and a description can be more explanatory.
Summertime in California is wonderful! The days are longer, we do more outdoor activities, and the increased sun helps boost our own natural Vitamin D levels. However, spending more time in the sun means we need to protect ourselves from the harmful side effects of too much sun exposure. That means finding shade under beach umbrellas, hats, UV protection rash guards, and using sunscreen.