Sugar vs High Fructose Corn Syrup

At New Spring Chiropractic, we advocate for healthy options when it comes to your food choices.  We want you to be informed so when you shop or eat you can make the best decisions for you and your family.  We also know that with better nutrition, the benefits of our care will last longer because both lower the stress upon your body.

In recent months, it is likely that you have heard in one way or another about the debate between Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).  These sweet ingredients are used in an endless number of foods, with HFCS gaining ground on sugar every day.  But is there a reason behind the increased use, and is there a difference between the two?

Sugar comes from a cane plant and can come as either unrefined “Raw” or as white sugar.  The “Raw” variety is the most natural form of sugar, while white sugar has been processed of important components and is lacking in comparison to the raw type.  It is important to always choose the raw type when possible as it is safer and free of harmful chemicals.  High Fructose Corn Syrup, on the other hand, is not a safe sweetener.  You may be thinking, “But how could it be bad for me?  It’s used in so many things I see in the grocery store”.  I’m sorry if this comes as a surprise to you, but sugar and HFCS do not act on the body in the same way.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad for you for two main reasons.  First, it is, “modified” and does not occurring naturally but is made in a laboratory.  When HFCS is ate or drank, one has to work harder to process the chemical concoction,  resulting in low-grade stress in the body.  This stress, if repeated, say daily with a beverage containing added HFCS, could eventually wear down the body’s natural ability to remain healthy and result in a myriad of symptoms.  Second, HFCS has been shown to contain mercury.  Mercury is an extremely toxic substance to the body and can result in neurological problems.  This is certainly not something you want in your body because mercury is not processed out of the body, but is stored.

So next time when considering which food or beverage to serve to your family, we suggest checking the ingredients label and think about the truth behind HFCS and it’s harmful effects.

 

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Invest In Your Health

If you talk to a financial planner, they will undoubtedly tell you that proper understanding and discipline are vital components needed for retirement planning. You must find out how much money must be put away each month and decide what source to invest that money in order to have the best return on investment. You have to understand what actions are necessary to meet your saving goals and then act to meet your personal goals.  It takes commitment and discipline to achieve the desired results, but the effort is always worth the reward.
You know it is impossible start saving for retirement at age 60 and expect to save up large amounts of money by age 67.  Similarly, it is impossible to make a one-time investment in your health and expect to increase your longevity.  With a clear understanding of the benefits and options, the process becomes easier.

Our office offers maintenance care plans in order to ensure your health progress is maintained.  Because it is easier to maintain great health than react to symptoms once they arrive.

 

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What is Structural Shift?

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While we understand that no one will have perfect structure, we also realize that there is a normal range. Just as there are normal ranges for blood pressure and cholesterol, there are normal ranges for your body and spine. We live within normal ranges for many things in our lives.  Take your car for example.  If something is abnormal, how would you know? Fortunately, the check engine light would come on to alert you that something is out of the normal range. This is because your car’s sensors alert you when the car is functioning outside of a normal range.

Your body uses a very similar method to alert you when something is abnormal. Unfortunately we do not have a sensor light to tell us what is wrong, but your body CAN tell us that something is wrong when looking for the right things.  When a Structural Shift occurs in the spine, it can manifest through many different symptoms. These symptoms called [“Secondary Conditions”- insert hyperlink to secondary symptoms page] alert you that there is an abnormality in your body. These secondary conditions are much like the sensor light on your car’s dash.  Turning off the light will not solve the problem, but only when identifying and correcting the CAUSE of problem.  The same goes for Structural Shifts of the spine and body.  This is why at New Spring Chiropractic we focus on correcting the primary Structural Shift that is causing secondary conditions.

 

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What Are Secondary Conditions?

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If a structural shift occurs, it can create many secondary conditions or symptoms. They are called secondary conditions because they are caused by the primary structural shift, or underlying cause. The specific details revealed by your examination will give us an idea about your secondary conditions and how to address each compromise. Some of these include:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Arm Pain (Upper & Lower)
  • Asymmetry (Ex: low Shoulder)
  • Blood Pressure (High and Low)
  • Bone Spurs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Disc Herniation/Pinched Nerves
  • Dizziness
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tinnitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling (Arms/Hands)
  • Nerve Impingement Syndrome (Pinched Nerve)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Strength-Related Issues (Decreased Grip Strength)
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ

 

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What Can New Spring Chiropractic Do For Me?

Your Treatment Options

Today’s medical field offers a wide variety of treatment options, both mainstream and alternative in nature.  Many doctors are focused on pain relief and symptom resolution (secondary conditions), most of which do an excellent job.  When symptoms occur, physical therapy is often utilized to strengthen muscular muscular weakness, address spasm, or increase mobility.  If that doesn’t work, medication and herbal/homeopathic remedies are often the next line of treatment options for symptom relief.  Injections of drugs come next, and finally more invasive procedures like ablations and surgery.

These treatments have their time and place and can be effective based on the goals of the individual.  Our goal at New Spring Chiropractic is to restore and fortify the structural integrity of your spine and body.  We offer:

  • Structural Corrective Care of the spine
  • Care of Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Foot, Knee, and Hip Conditions
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Neurologic Testing

Our clinic has built relationships with the best health care providers throughout the community and is dedicated to finding the best care for you.  If during the consultation we find that New Spring Chiropractic isn’t right for you, we will make every effort to find the best practitioner to help resolve your specific condition.

What Can New Spring Chiropractic Do for Me?

FIRST:

You will meet with the doctor during a complimentary consultation. This is simply a conversation where we learn about your condition in order to see if our approach to care fits your unique needs.  We never pressure you to buy anything but plainly present what we have to offer.  It is important to fully understand what will occur during a structural correction care plan so that you can make the best informed decision for your health.  You will presented with information on how Structural Chiropractic can have a significant impact on your health.

During the consultation we will explain what will occur during an initial plan of care, as well as complementary recommendations will help you fortify the care we give in the office.  We will explain how a Structural Shift could be causing your condition and even how we will detect it during our Structural Correction Examination.

SECOND:

If you feel that you may have a Structural Shift and you would like to proceed, we will schedule you for a complete Structural Examination.

THIRD:

 We will schedule a time to review your exam, explain what was found, and explain our recommendations for your care.   We will create a customized care plan based around your needs and condition in order to see maximum benefit.  After the conference we will proceed to give you your first correction.

The doctor will then follow up the next day to and answer any remaining questions that you have regarding your care plan or our office.  If you are ready to begin your care plan at that time, we will schedule you and begin necessary corrections.

 

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What is Structural Chiropractic?

Structural Chiropractic

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Structural Chiropractors take a functional approach to the spine.  We approach your healthcare by measuring changes in more than one way.  Not only do we want you to feel better, we want to SEE evidence that your body has made significant changes.

We do rely on subjective measurements like feel or touch to determine the best care for you. Our office uses:

Precision Digital Structural X-rays

Precision Structural Analysis

Orthopedic and Neurologic testing

 Objective Muscle Testing

We Measure Everything Objectively

By getting accurate and precise measurements of your body, it allows us to deliver a very exact and accurate correction to help your body get back to normal, where your body heals best.

Our services aren’t for everyone, but we have been able to help many with their conditions. If you are looking for a long term solution that you can both feel AND see for yourself, then New Spring Chiropractic may be the right place for you.  Once the structural compromise has been fixed, then we’ll teach you how to keep it that way through individualized recommendations designed for YOU, to keep the problem from occurring again.

 

Misalignments of your spine and poor health

No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments-called subluxations-can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.

Natural health care without drugs or surgery

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment-the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment-corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.

 

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