Be Water Wise This Summer

Be Water Wise This Summer

Be Water Wise This Summer EASY QUICK QUIZ: Which is a possible warning of dehydration? Thirst Lightheaded Fatigue All the above How many 8 oz glasses of water is suggested to drink every day?   2-3 4-5 6-8 11-13   True or False: The healthiest way to flavor plain water is by adding some soda. True False   The importance of hydration is necessary to keep the body’s systems functioning properly especially during the summer to counteract the heat and humidity. So, how much should you be drinking? There is no scientific consensus regarding, “optimal hydration” and no one specific process for assessing fluid status. Therefore, know the signs to avoid dehydration:   Fatigue/sleepy Constipation Feeling thirsty Headaches/Lightheaded Less frequent urination Dark yellow or amber colored urine Few tears when cryingWater is the most essential and forgotten nutrientWater is essential for maintaining blood circulation throughout the body and a solvent for key biochemical reactions, supplying nutrients and removing waste. It is also the maintainer of body temperature.       12 Healthful Hydration Habits: When exercising during the summer, drink 8 oz of water 20-30 minutes before beginning, 7-10 oz during exercise & within 30 minutes after exercising drink at least 8 oz of water. Always carry a water bottle to sip often. Drink enough water to prevent thirst. Generally drink about 6-8 oz per day. Grab a glass of cold water when feeling frazzled. Sip on a mug of herbal tea in the am and or pm. Eat a diet rich in whole foods including at least 5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. Drink water during your...
Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation Follow these 12 easy suggestions: While in the Car Stretch before long periods of sitting. This will improve circulation and make positioning yourself easier. Support your spine. Bring small pillows or specially designed back or neck pillows to give extra support as needed. Shift positions and stretch often. When you stretch or vary your position, muscle pain will decrease. Stop the car to fully stretch whenever muscles feel exceptionally tight or fatigued. Squeeze the steering wheel when stopped. When at a red light or stopped in traffic, squeeze and release your hands around your steering wheel to decrease tension in your arms, neck and shoulders. On the Plane Exercise before you board. Simply walk in the terminal prior to boarding to keep your muscles from becoming too tense early into the flight. Use pillows to support the natural curvature of your spine. Vary positions, move, and stretch. Stand up in your seat, stretch, and walk about the aisles as needed can prevent strain. A few easy stretches, like lifting your arms over your head and reaching up toward the ceiling or bending forward to touch your toes, can do the trick. Place a book or luggage under your feet. Relieve the pressure in your back by keeping your feet raised about 1 foot off the floor while sitting. Handling Luggage Check bags. The American Chiropractic Association suggests checking all bags that weigh more than five to ten percent of your total body weight. Lifting heavy carryon items above your head can be an invitation to injury. Lift smart. When bending to pick...
Declare Your Independence From Pain This Week

Declare Your Independence From Pain This Week

Declare Your Independence From Pain This Week! Does Pain Wake You Up At Night? Is Pain Taking the Fun Out of Life?   Only on July 3rd and 5th FREE 15 minute Massage FREE Consultation with Dr Iris FREE Spinal Decompression/Traction Session FREE 15 minute Acupressure or Coaching Call Judi (949) 290-0324   4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence From Pain Go to: www.driris.com and read this blog  (one time only opportunity) Iris Rosenfeld,DC 25255 Cabot Rd Ste 110 Laguna Hills, Ca 92653 949-380-7215 driris@driris.com...
4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence From Pain

4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence From Pain

4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence from Pain “My back for no apparent reason was so painful.  I couldn’t move.  After two days in bed a friend recommended I see Dr. Rosenfeld.  I could barely drive or sit when I came in.  This had happened several times in the past.   A medical doctor had given me muscle relaxers only.  They weren’t all that helpful. I experienced miraculous results after visiting Dr. Rosenfeld.  I am able to do more than before in movement and strength with no pain. My whole outlook each day is more positive and I feel more energized.” GM Use RICE method–Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation—for initial 24-72 hours after an injury.  Ice for 20 min about every hour or two. Then alternate: heat 10 min, ice 10 min, heat 10 min.  Eat a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods emphasizing magnesium and calcium foods found in: kale, collard greens, almonds, blackberries, mustard greens, oatmeal, oranges, navy beans and sunflower seeds.  Avoid or limit foods that contribute to acidity such as refined sugars, caffeine, salty foods and alcohol.  Limit foods high in saturated fats, including red meats, dairy products, warm-water shellfish and partially-hydrogenated oil. Drink chlorophyll-rich, green drinks, such as extracts of wheat grass.  Eat more fatty fish (mackerel, herring and salmon) and preferably wild. Decrease animal fat consumption as it is a primary source of arachidonic acid, a precursor of a number of inflammatory prostaglandins.  Identify and avoid food allergens. We have specific tests to check for food allergies. Calcium and Magnesium relax the muscles.  Analgesic Herbs: Chamomile, Skullcap, Passion Flower, Kava Kava and White Willow Bark are sedative...

Do Men REALLY Go Through MENOPAUSE?

Do Men REALLY go through MENOPAUSE? Are you enjoying your life? Complete the attached Men’s Symptom Review at the bottom and send it to our office. We will evaluate it for FREE. What is Aging Male Syndrome? This syndrome that occurs to men between the approximate ages of 35 and 65 is a collection of symptoms that occur due to a decline in production of testosterone in a man’s body. Low testosterone levels in males are often associated with symptoms of aging and are referred to as andropause or male menopause. Testosterone is an important anabolic hormone in men, as it plays important roles in maintaining both physical and mental health. The decline of testosterone is normal in healthy males as they age. However, when hormone levels drop, some of the commonly exhibited symptoms include: Weight gain Difficulty sleeping Loss of sex drive/Erection problems Difficulties with memory/concentration Feeling irritable/angry/nervousness Loss of motivation Lower self confidence Tiredness/Loss of Energy Muscle Loss/Bone Density decreases Depression/Mood swings Increased Urination Hair Loss As testosterone levels decrease, so does high density lipoproteins with an increase in triglycerides. The visceral fat cells are the most insulin resistant cells in the human body. They have excess hormone binding receptors for cortisol and androgens and decreased receptors for insulin. The cortisol and insulin levels rise while progesterone, growth hormone and testosterone decline. The visceral fat cell with its increased receptors, blood supply and innervations, begins to collect more fat in the form of triglycerides. If this is not interrupted with natural hormone balancing, it will lead to abdominal obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol, which is known as...

Your 6 Steps to Avoiding Chemicals

  Your 6 Steps To Avoiding Chemicals It is estimated that we have a minimum of 40 neurotoxins & carcinogens in our blood & urine at all times. Studies have shown that almost everyone tested had significant levels of pathogens and varying levels of vitamin & mineral deficiencies. Much of this is due to contaminated soil, water & the air we breathe daily. Our crops are grown on soils depleted & grown with artificial fertilizers and our meats are consumed from animals given antibiotics & growth hormones to increase their weight. One of the major problems with toxins is that you cannot see, taste, smell or feel them. We do not realize we are being affected until we come down with a chronic illness after years of subtle and repetitive exposure. Toxins are 1 of the 6 Interferences to Wellness along with structural integrity, nutrition, allergies, electromagnetic interference and negative emotional patterns. A study published in the British Medical Journal estimated that 75% of most cancers are caused by environmental toxins and lifestyle factors which are stored in fatty tissues. Some of the effects of these toxins include: * Neurological disorders * Cancer * Nutritional Deficiencies * Hormone Imbalances–infertility, premature puberty, PMS, menopausal symptoms * Enzyme dysfunction * Fatigue, Headaches, Obesity * Muscle and Vision problems * Immune system issues, Allergies, Asthma, Chemical sensitivities * Chronic viral infections   WHAT ARE THE 6 STEPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE IN A WORLD OF CHEMICALS? Since most food products are contaminated with toxic chemicals buy and eat organic produce and free-range organic foods as often as possible. Avoid eating farm-raised fish...

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