Elderberry syrup has been around for ages and used as an immune booster due to its high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. A study from 2009 proves what many of us have believed all along to be true. Elderberry syrup can actually cut your flu symptoms in half, significantly reducing fever, muscle aches, headaches and nasal congestion within 24 hours. In a more recent 2016 study, the same can now be said about treating the common cold. Luckily, elderberry syrup is relatively inexpensive and easily attainable. We buy elderberry syrup for our toddler on Amazon and give to him on a pretty regular basis during the winter months and double up the dosage at the first sign of a cold. We have seen it take affect multiple times, preventing the cold from ever rearing its ugly head (other than the sniffles for a day or two).
Preventative measures are important, so other than elderberry syrup we also follow this regimen during cold and flu season: We juice regularly especially at the onset of a cold, REGULAR ADJUSTMENTS, vitamin D drops, regular exercise and healthy eating.
Read the full article here.
Below are the elderberry syrups we prefer. Look for organic, pure elderberry syrup and buy for kids or adults. Always follow the suggested use listed on the bottle.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) may be the pain solution treatment you have been looking for. Quick, easy and affordable. No prescription pain killers, no incisions and no side effects! LLLT reduces chronic pain symptoms by repairing the damaged tissue. When LLLT is placed over damaged cells, it stimulates them to increase their energy production, which improves blood flow and restores the cells into healthy active cells and heals the damaged tissue. LLLT has been researched and used for years. In fact, 6000 research papers have been submitted to PubMed and more are being written on the amazing benefits of cold laser therapy every day.
Professional sports teams in the United States rely heavily on LLLT to help their athletes recover quickly from injuries. NASA; over 3000 hospitals; French, Canadian, US and Russian National teams use it, along with US Air, Army and Navy Bases; the US Veteran Administration; and Harvard Medical School.
Used to treat a wide variety of ailments:
Most insurance carriers cover Low Level Light Therapy, so it is more affordable than ever now. Ask Dr. Clugston and the staff at Clugston Chiropractic if LLLT is right for you!
Working out is an integral part of staying healthy and living your best life. Dr. Clugston makes fitness a regular part of his day and always recommends his patients begin a fitness routine as well. In fact, did you know that Dr. Clugston can work with you to create your own dietary and fitness plan included in your chiropractic consultation?
A simple exercise with almost immediate returns, Battle Ropes works your arms, back, chest, legs and core. It is an excellent cardio alternative to running or swimming. Dr. Clugston does a 30 minute Battle Rope routine two or three times a week and says it's a great way to burn fat and pack on lean muscle mass. Read more about battle ropes and how you can include them in your fitness routine in this article from Men's Health Magazine
*You should always consult with your doctor before beginning this or any other fitness routine.
Have you been told spinal surgery or injections are your only hope? You may be a candidate for Spinal Decompression which works to rehydrate the disc and relieve pressure on your nerves or spinal cord. If you have had an MRI and want a second opinion before making the life-altering decision of spinal surgery, please call us for a free consultation!
Today's back pain sufferers can effectively treat their pain before having to face surgery. Clugston Chiropractic’s spinal decompression
patients have had excellent results and were able to relieve their shooting pain, numbness and tingling caused by herniated or degenerated discs. Bulging, herniated or compressed discs often trigger pain and cause nerve interference that can greatly diminish quality of life. Spinal decompression therapy uses cutting edge technology to gently stretch the spine, creating space for compressed spinal discs to absorb vital nutrients.
Our goal is to help as many people as possible live happy, healthy lives without invasive surgeries and expensive, addictive prescription drugs.
During spinal decompression therapy, patients are comfortably secured to a cushioned table. The computer controlled tables then gently separate to stretch the spine for between 15 to 20 minutes. The treatments are relaxing and many patients even take a quick nap.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is safe and affordable. Call us for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose but your pain!
To learn more about spinal decompression, please see our pdf here
Chiropractic care is a non-drug therapy that is proven to reduce asthma attacks and improve overall quality of life in children and adults suffering from asthma. Make an appointment with Dr. Clugston to learn more about the positive and safe effects of regular chiropractic care for your entire family. You have nothing to lose but the prescription medication!
An Impairment Rating Analysis Of Asthmatic Children Under Chiropractic Care
Robert L. Graham, D.C.; Richard A. Pistolese, B.S.*
Abstract — A self-reported asthma-related impairment study was conducted on 81 children under chiropractic care. The intent of this study was to quantify self-reported changes in impairment experienced by the pediatric asthmatic subjects, before and after a two month period under chiropractic care. Practitioners, representing a general range of six different approaches to vertebral subluxation correction, administered a specifically designed asthma impairment ques- tionnaire at the appropriate intervals. Subjects were categorized into two groups; 1–10 years and 11–17 years. Parents/guardians completed questionnaires for the younger group, while the older subjects self-reported their percep- tions of impairment. Significantly lower impairment rating scores (improvement) were reported for 90.1% of subjects 60 days after chiropractic care when compared to the pre-chiropractic scores (p < 0.05) with an effect size of 0.96.As well, there were no significant differences across the age groups based on parent/guardian versus self rated scores. Girls reported higher (less improvement) before and after care compared to boys, although significant decreases in impair- ment ratings were reported for each gender. This suggested a greater clinical effect for boys which was supported by effect sizes ranging from 1.2 for boys compared to 0.75 for girls. Additionally, 25 of 81 subjects (30.9%) chose to vol- untarily decrease their dosage of medication by an average of 66.5% while under chiropractic care. Moreover, infor- mation collected from patients revealed that among 24 patients reporting asthma “attacks” in the 30 day period prior to the study, the number of “attacks” decreased significantly by an average of 44.9% (p <.05). Based on the data obtained in this study, it was concluded that chiropractic care, for correction of vertebral subluxation, is a safe nonpharmacolog- ic health care approach which may also be associated with significant decreases in asthma related impairment as well as a decreased incidence of asthmatic “attacks.” The findings suggest that chiropractic care should be further investigated relative to providing the most efficacious care management regimen for pediatric asthmatics.
Read the complete study here
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This natural essential oil remedy is safe and effective for the entire family. Diffuse before bed to fall asleep faster and have a better night’s rest, while clearing your congestion and cleaning the air. And absolutely no added chemicals! Clugston Chiropractic now has all your essential oil needs. 🍋🌿💜
With all of the brands of essential oils on the market today, you may be wondering why we chose to offer Rocky Mountain Essential Oils to our patients. We did a lot of research and decided on RMO for a few reasons.
1. Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO), founded in 2004, is a leading non-MLM purveyor of 100% pure, natural and authentic essential oils, expertly crafted blends and nutritional products.
What is MLM? Multilevel Marketing, or MLM, is a system for selling goods or services through a network of distributors. Multilevel marketing is also referred to as Network Marketing or Direct Sales.
-Whether you believe this type of sales is a pyramid scheme or not, MLM businesses sell products and build clientele using the pyramid model, which we at Clugston Chiropractic are not a fan of.
Essential Oil companies like Young Living and doTerra both run on a MLM system. While we have tried these oils and think they are of good quality, we decided not to go this route because the MLM system often drives up the price of oils and are based on competitive sales which we are not into. We sought out a company that is interested in providing people with affordable, high quality oils and not interested in commission sales that tends to push products on people. With Rocky Mountain Oils we are able to sell near cost and there is no member commitment on your part or sales commission on ours.
2. Rocky Mountain Oils guarantees a S.A.A.F.E promise.
Free of Adulterants
Effective and Pure
Read more about their guarantee here
3. RMO offers free shipping no matter how big or small your order is and has a no cost rewards program that allows you to earn points towards your purchases. This allows us to purchase oils at the most affordable rate and sell them to our patients cheaper than they can purchase directly from the website. If you are more of an online shopper and would prefer to order directly from their company, we can still get points towards purchasing more oils for our office by referring you!
If you shop online, please tell them we sent you! REFERRAL CODE: http://prz.io/DNRYe4U1
More about their shipping policy here
Waking up on the "right side of the bed" can make a huge difference in the outcome of your day. Below are 8 simple and quick things you can do each morning to start your day off on the right track, all which help you lead a healthier more balanced life!
1. Drink a large glass of ice water first thing in the morning.
2. Take a multivitamin. We recommend Standard Process and Douglas Laboratories- both can be purchased in office.
3. Make your bed.
4. Eat a healthy breakfast full of good fats and protein.
5. Spend 5-10 minutes in silent meditation.
6. Exercise. Even if it is just a short walk or a few minutes of yoga!
7. Spend a few minutes outside. Drink your coffee on the porch instead of in front of the tv. A few minutes of fresh air can not only wake you up in the morning but puts your day into perspective.
8. Write a list of things you want to accomplish each day.