Avoiding Holiday Stress

Like the classic Christmas song goes, “It’s the hap-happiest season of all!” But at times, the holidays can be difficult and downright stressful. Here are some healthy tips for avoiding holiday stress and making it your happiest season of all! • Keep nutrition in balance. Be sure to eat ample portions of fresh vegetables and

Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center and the Spirit of Giving

At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we’re celebrating Christmas by supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program. You can feel great by helping others this holiday season! The spirit of giving is the very essence of the season and there are always people in need who will appreciate

Join me in Welcoming Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac.

Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to our wellness team, Jennifer Lavoro, L.Ac. Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac. is a California Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist (one who uses natural herbs to resolve health problems). She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture and individualized herbal formulas. She also uses cupping (the placing of “cups” that encourage

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes? SAD is characterized by a diet high in meats especially lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) potatoes, prepared foods, fried foods and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet has high levels of colorful fruits and vegetables, good fats

Are Chiropractors Really Back Doctors?

Good question! Here it is National Chiropractic Health Month and you should know the truth about chiropractic. People come to us for pain relief and that is very wise because we are expert at relieving pain without drugs and surgery. But are you really using chiropractic to its fullest? Chiropractic is the art and science

Pumpkin – a Nutritional Powerhouse

It’s the time of year when stores are brimming with pumpkins, and pumpkin-flavored products are in abundant supply. But many of these products are filled with sugar and unhealthy additives. So I thought I would share about the nutritional wonders of pumpkin and a recipe for enjoying it in a healthful way. The bright orange

Pain Management and Chiropractic: A Drug-Free Alternative

In the face of the staggering U.S. opioid epidemic, I am joining with chiropractors around the country during the October celebration of National Chiropractic Health Month. Our goal is to raise the awareness of drug-free alternatives such as pain management and chiropractic. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that as

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Chiropractic 101: How Does It Work?

October is National Chiropractic Health Month, the annual celebration of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness.  I thought I would start off the month by offering a simple review of how and why it works. About 30 million Americans visit chiropractors each year.