Greetings from Dr. T: The cold and flu season is upon us, so here are some tips for staying healthy as we head into the holidays: 1. Wash your hands more often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs and viruses gain access to our bodies through our eyes, nasal passages, mouth and
Greetings from Dr. T, A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. Research found that almonds significantly increase the amount of antioxidants in the blood stream, reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. 1 These findings add weight to the
Greetings from Dr. T, Greetings from Dr. T, Just when we thought we’d heard the latest news on the nutritional relevance of vitamin D, an interesting study was just published by University of Exeter in the U.K. This robust international study associated vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Greetings from Dr. T, During the sizzling summer months, everywhere we look we see Californians toting water bottles – in the car, at the beach, in the store, at the gym – we’re all taking water. Yet so many people suffer from health issues that begin with dehydration. Not drinking enough water can cause the
For thousands of years, Asian cultures have enjoyed the benefits of drinking green tea. Over the past few decades, the western world has discovered these benefits and green tea has gained popularity as a hot or cold beverage. Whether you serve it up in a steaming mug or iced with a shot of your favorite
Kathy (not her real name) came to me with complaints of tiredness, headaches, restless sleep, anxiety and depression. In the course of conversation she said that she couldn’t go on this way-she no longer found joy in anything she did, work was a burden and she did not spend much time doing the things she
Hearts will be happier and kids will be standing straighter and taller this Valentine’s Day, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Charlene Thorburn and the staff of Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Dr. Thorburn will hold a day-long “Have a Heart Day” featuring $9.00 spinal health screenings on Friday February 14th for kids and adults. All proceeds
Greetings to you, It’s the time of year for having fun at holiday parties. I have put together a few healthy eating and drinking tips here for you. Enjoy the season! 1. Engage in some good physical activity: take nice brisk walks with your loved ones and enjoy their company in the holiday season.
Dr. Charlene Thorburn, R.N., D.C. of Burbank CA. is hosting her annual “Holiday Health Special to Benefit Needy Kids” in which each new patient coming into the office for chiropractic care will receive a free ergonomic chair “Back Saver Support” for bringing in a toy for a needy child. In addition to hosting toy drives
Hello from Dr. Thorburn, What steps can one take to get more energy? Sleep. To get a good night’s sleep you need a good bed and a good pillow. The room needs to be dark and of the correct temperature and air circulation for you to feel good. Go to bed when you are tired.
Greetings to you, Here are some useful advices for protecting your back health while doing housework. This info comes from the American Chiropractic Association website. Household chores can be a pain in the back! Unless you’re careful, routine activities around the home – washing dishes, vacuuming, even talking on the phone – can strain your back, including
Sinus pressure can often be relieved through “sinus massage”. When the tissues of the sinuses swell pressure is felt in the face and can become quiet painful. If left untreated it can lead to a sinus infection. The medical community is recommending antihistamines before jumping to antibiotics when the problem is pressure and not an