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									Volume 5
Number 1
Fall 2010

Judy Rigsby, Editor

                                               IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE

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Healthy Thanksgiving Eating Tips

   1. Legalize the turkey, the stuffing    Frankly Speaking             - Dr. Frank J. Ungerland III, DC
and cranberry sauce. When you tell         Why is it so hard to lose weight!
yourself it is perfectly OK to eat some,   Food is fuel to run our body. What food we don’t use is stored as fat for
you remove the hooks. It allows you to     “reserved” energy. Corn syrup refined to be a sweetener is labeled High
stay relaxed instead of tense around       Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Next time you purchase a product, read the
the table.                                 label of ingredients and see how many products have HFCS. A study from
   2. Before eating, just sit and          the University of Colorado Denver Health Science Center reviewed 4,528
visually take in all the food. Do you      adults with no history of high blood pressure and were given 2.5 soft drinks
like the colors, the shapes? Enjoy all     per day. A single 12-ounce can of soda has as much as 13 teaspoons of
the sensations of eating each of the       sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup. In all cases, blood pressure
foods.                                     increased, mostly due to weight gain. Annual corn sweetener consumption
   3. Don’t automatically pile your        increased to 79 pounds in 2003, up 400 percent from 1970. Total sugar
plate. If you could choose only two,       consumption per person is 142 lbs/year. This steep rise in corn sweetener
which would they be? Dish up less          consumption is largely due to high-fructose corn syrup, a low-cost
than you think you will eat.               substitute for sugar in beverages. The biggest problem is related to the way
   4. Don’t rush starting to eat. Relax    the body absorbs and stores sugars from HFCS. Most sugars require insulin
and eat slowly, enjoying each of the       to convert sugar into energy, but HFCS is passively absorbed as it enters the
foods.                                     digestive tract. Your body starts converting HFCS to fat bypassing the liver
   5. Don’t automatically head for         and the fat production process. It is stored in your body and is insulin
seconds. Enjoy the conversation            resistant to break it down for energy. Wonder why it is hard to lose weight?
around you. If you’d really like more,     To make matters worse, processing HFCS also results in producing organic
dish up another plate, cover it and        mercury. The amount of mercury ingested from HFCS can be greater than
refrigerate it for later. Remember,        the amount ingested from fish. So, should you be afraid of a little corn
food doesn’t taste as delicious when       syrup? In fact, run away from it; keep your children away from it. Sara Lee
you’re full.                               has removed HFCS from their breads. Hopefully, others will follow.
~Cari Corbet-Owen
                                                                 Fitness Tip of the Quarter

                                            Know that you have a choice! You can eat 2,000 calories of
                                            food that fuels your workouts, and nourishes your body, or
                                             2,000 empty calories of fast food, chips, soda, and sugar.
                                           Even though it’s the same number of calories, your results for
                                                  health and energy will be completely different.
                                 Dr. Curley’s Corner – Dr. Eric S. Curley. DC
                                             Migraine headaches often affect children and usually begin in the early teens.
                                             Between hormonal changes, lack of sleep and activities including contact sports,
                                             gymnastics, or just being a student with a 25 lb. backpack, kids can have massive
                                             stress on their body. Fourteen year old X-Games athlete Curren Caples receives
                                             regular chiropractic to help his migraine headaches and continue competing.

                                             Most people know someone who suffers from migraine headaches. They’re
                                             relatively common, affecting an estimated 10% of the population. What can be
                                             done to get rid of migraines? According to a recent study, chiropractic care may
                                             hold the answer.

One hundred and twenty-seven migraine patients (at least one migraine per month) were divided into two groups for
comparison. Group 1 received chiropractic adjustments at specific vertebral subluxations determined by the treating practitioner;
group 2 served as controls and received inactive treatment (electrical stimulation with no current delivered). Subjects receiving
chiropractic adjustments reported substantial improvement in migraine frequency, duration, disability, and medication use
following two months of treatment. One in five participants reported a 90% reduction in migraines, and half reported significant
improvement in migraine severity.

Are you tired of migraine headaches ruining your day? With conventional over-the-counter medications proving less than
effective (and often accompanied by dangerous side effects), it’s time to fight the pain from another angle.

 Reference: Tuchin PJ, Pollard H, Bonello R. A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative
therapy for Migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Feb. 2000: Vol. 23, No. 2, pp91-95.

10 Fit Foods for Fall

We all know the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. They contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to
keep our bodies running in peak condition. Study after study shows that people who consume the most fruits and
veggies are less at risk for a host of illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. The best fruits and vegetables to eat
are the ones grown locally and seasonally. Doing this saves money, protects the planet, and please your palate. Crops
are more bountiful during their natural harvest times, and your pocketbook benefits from the surplus. The following 10
foods are reaching their seasonal peaks. They are grown and available in most regions of the United States.

1. Apples – help lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, and prevent several diseases

2. Corn – besides being delicious, in its unprocessed state, it’s actually quite healthy

3. Cucumbers – low in calories, a natural diuretic, contain potassium, help prevent some diseases

4. Eggplant – contains vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants

5. Grapes – great source of vitamins and minerals, the antioxidant quercitin, contains resveratrol

6. Okra – high in vitamins, minerals and fiber, helps in digestion and absorbs cholesterol

7. Pears – high levels of vitamin C and K, copper and zinc

8. Peppers – high levels of vitamin A, C and K, good source of lycopene

9. Raspberries – contain flavonoids and 10 times as many antioxidants as tomatoes

10. Tomatoes – great source of vitamin C and lycopene
                                                   ~~ Content provided by Joe Wilkes,

  Happy Birthday to all our patients with September, October and November birthdays!
What our patients are saying…                               Sarah says… - Sarah Potter C.A.
                                                            Fruit is underused by so many people. It’s also misused. Some
I was referred to Ungerland Clinic by a                     claim the sugar content is too high; others mistakenly believe that
                                                            they’re getting all the benefits of fruit from the juice they drink.
coworker, as I had been battling with                       Wrong! There are so many great things about fruit that are lost
sciatica over the past several years, and it                when it is juiced. There are 5 power fruits that we should
was getting progressively worse. I was                      consume every day.
getting discouraged with the standard
method of treatment, steroids and muscle                    Berries- contain 14mg of Vitamin C in a one cup serving and are
relaxers. It was just a short term fix, and I               filled with antioxidants. 1 serving has less than 50 calories. It is
                                                            best to buy berries organic to reduce pesticides.
would be back at the doctor again. Upon
my first visit with Dr.Curley, he took the                  Cantaloupe- have significant amount of Vitamin A and C and
time to educate me on my condition and                      are a good source of potassium. One cup serving will provide you
go over our "plan of action". The whole                     with more than 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamins A
staff is caring and knowledgeable, and I                    and C, as well as good amounts of Vitamin B6, Folate and
                                                            Dietary Fiber. Cantaloupe is very sweet and will help you when
had a good feeling that I was at the right                  fighting a sugar craving it is also roughly 60 calories per serving.
place. Within a short period of time I
began seeing significant improvement with                   Grapes- provide a good amount of manganese they are also
my back and hip. I was also surprised to                    packed with Flavonoids. Flavonoids have been found to protect
discover I got a "two fer" (lol)! I have had                blood vessels, enhance Vitamin C uptake, and even control
                                                            inflammation. Generally, the more purple/red the grape is, the
psoriasis (mainly my legs) for over twenty                  more flavonoids they contain. Grapes are also best when
years. I have seen numerous                                 purchased organically.
dermatologists, tried prescribed and over
the counter medications, nothing worked.                    Apples- are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, a group of
To my astonishment, my legs began to                        chemicals in apples could protect the brain from the type of
clear up! I really feel that Ungerland Clinic               damage that triggers neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s
                                                            and Parkinson’s.
is the best place to "start" with your
wellness.                                                   Tropical Fruits- While bananas are probably the most common
                                                            tropical fruit, there are many others to take advantage of, such as
Health and Happiness to All, Gwen J.                        pineapples, papayas, coconuts and more. While these fruits are
                                                            generally higher in calorie content and fat, they make up for it in
                                                            flavor and nutrients.

                                                            There are many other fruits that benefit your body in all different
                                                            ways. For the next few weeks or so try to replace candy, soda,
       THANK YOU FOR YOUR REFERRALS!                        cookies, etc… eat a piece of fruit instead. Over time, your body
                                                            will adjust to a sugar craving with fruit instead of sweets. Try all
Andrea B.                     Tonya L.                      different kinds of fruits and find your favorite.
Chuck C..                     Alice M. (2)
James C.                      Joyce M.
Kelly C. (2)                  Katie P.                      .
Sheila C.                     Steve P. (2)
Syndi C.                      Ron R. (2).
Thelma C.                     Chris S.
Karen G. (2)                  Don S.
Jana H.                       Priscilla S.
Andrew K.                     Marvin T.
Heather l.                    Chris U.
Nicole L.
Terry L.

When our practice receives a referral from you, it's a
compliment that means we've fulfilled our obligation. Our
responsibility is to:

1. Provide comprehensive treatment for a fair price.
2. Run an efficient office so your appointments are
3. Treat you with dignity and respect.
              M i s s i o n                     St a t e m e n t
     The mission of Ungerland Chiropractic Clinic is to improve the
     lives of those in our community by offering the opportunity to
      receive the highest quality chiropractic care. Our goal is the
    prevention of disease and the promotion of wellness by educating
                            everyone we meet.

                         Ungerland Chiropractic Clinic
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                              Dr. Frank J. Ungerland • Dr. Eric S. Curley

      Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe                                  Wellness Workshops
            Substitution Tips
                                                              Watch for notices at the office.
1 whole egg        2 egg whites
Sour cream         Low fat plain
                   yogurt or low fat
                   sour cream
Milk               Skim or 1% milk
Ice cream          Frozen yogurt
Heavy cream        1:1 ratio of flour
                   whisked into
                   nonfat milk
Whipped cream      Chilled evaporated
                   skim milk
Cheese             Low-fat cheese
Butter             Light butter
Cream of           Fat-free cream of
mushroom           mushroom                        Dr. Frank, Dr. Eric, Sarah and Judy wish
                                                         you a blessed holiday season

                                                      Thanksgiving – November 25, 2010

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