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3 Things you need to know about MSG!

Dear Friends of Chiropractic-

Every know and again I get an urge to eat Doritos! Afterall, who hasn't? Yummy orange, crispy, cheesey tortilla chips! You can't just have 1. Nope. You have to have a bunch! And when you eat them it seems you can't get enough. Why is that?

Well the flavor sensation is mainly due to the mysterious ingredient MSG. But MSG is not so mysterious! Let me explain...

MSG (Monosodium Glutemate) is a flavor enhancer. It is added to processed foods to give them stronger flavor when consumed. MSG also helps keep you craving more! So you start to eat and you keep eating. Then tomorrow just the sight of a bag of chips gets your mouth watering again! What a great way to make your customers happy, isn't it?

#1 MSG is not "adding flavor"! It is stimulating your Nerves!

MSG works by stimulating the nerves in your body. It relates to neurotransmitters and receptors in your nervous system and basically "tweeks" them! Do you need your Nerves Tweeked???

#2 MSG can be causing your symptoms!

Side effects of MSG consumption can be nerve stimulation, tingling and numbness in the FACE, BACK or ARMS, and HEADache just to name a few. Sometimes people experience their HEART racing, sweating, and extreme thirst as well.

What about "OVER ACTIVE NERVE CONDITIONS"? Have you heard this before? "My Doctor Says I Have Over Active Nerves." I know you have heard this on TV. It is what they say about FIBROMYALGIA! Interesting isn't it? Over Active Nerves. When our food supply is loaded with NERVE STIMULATORS!!! MSG is banned in some countries, but not here!

#3 Avoid all MSG, all the time!

That is the only way you will know if MSG is causing your particular symptoms. Talk to you Chiropractor about MSG. Tell your friends and family about MSG. Unfortunately, MSG is in so many foods. Read labels. Cook naturally and get back to basics: Vegatables, Meats, Fish, Grains, Nuts, Beans, Fruits, and make them yourself! Do not add MSG to your own food. Chicken Broth for example is liquid MSG!


Call Us Today to Find a Better Way!



Dr. Garcia
Clinical Director
Injury 2 Wellness Centers - Decatur, Clarkston, & Jonesboro

PS: Car Wreck Again?!?!? Then we have the right treatment plans for you! You need effective & properly documented Chiropractic Care. Choose to treat with us and we will help guide you each step of the way back to Wellness - From Injury 2 Wellness!!


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House Introduces Bill to Expand Chiropractic Access...Military Retirees Families

A bill introduced last week in the House of Representatives and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program. The legislation (H.R. 4973), introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), would not only enable those who currently receive chiropractic care to continue their treatment but would also establish, in the wake of the nationwide opioid crisis, an important non-drug option for pain management in the program. "Chiropractors have become valued members of the military health care team. Their non-drug, non-addictive and noninvasive approach to pain management has proven effective in helping members of the military to recover from injuries, manage chronic pain and enhance their readiness for duty," said ACA President David Herd, DC. "This bill would ensure that military retirees and military family members have access to the same quality care." Chiropractic services were first made available to active-duty military personnel following the enactment in 2000 of legislation to create a permanent chiropractic benefit within the Department of Defense health care system. As part of the pilot program before full implementation, retirees, dependents and survivors were also granted access to chiropractic services on a space-available basis. At the time, it was found that the benefit was valued within the TRICARE community. Today, chiropractic is available only to active-duty service members at more than 60 military treatment facilities in the United States, as well as bases in Germany and Japan. Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most often treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: online, February 14, 2018.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2018

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Jump For Your Adjustment!

Looking to increase athletic performance and possibly your vertical jump height? Give an adjustment a try! A small blinded trial was conducted recently in young female athletes who were suffering from ankle joint dysfunction to see if an adjustment to the joint could affect their vertical jump height. The ankle joint, more technically referred to as the talocrural joint, is the joint formed from the ends of the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) and the top bone of the ankle, the talus. Half of the female athletes with ankle joint dysfunction received an adjustment to their ankle joint once a week for three weeks while the other half received a sham treatment once a week for three weeks. On average, those receiving the adjustment to their ankle joint saw an average 0.47 cm increase in their vertical jump as compared with the sham group. It’s important to recognize that adjustments provided by doctors of chiropractic can be delivered to and benefit more than just the joints of the spine. If you or someone you know is suffering from pain or dysfunction, or is simply looking to enhance their physical performance and overall health, give your local chiropractor a call today!

Source: JMPT. February 2014. Vol. 37; Issue 2.
Copyright: LLC 2014

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Obesity Linked to Chronic Back Pain

In a study published in the January 2013 issue of Spine, researchers in Norway have established a positive link between obesity and chronic lower back pain. The study was backed by census data of nearly twenty thousand men and women, aged 30-69 years and collected over a decade. Participants were divided into two groups; people without chronic back pain and those already experiencing chronic back pain. For the purposes of the study, 'chronic back pain' was defined as pain persisting for at least three months continuously over a year. The results, adjusted for age, physical activity levels, and other health factors indicated that the subjects who were 30 or more pounds overweight were 28 percent more likely to experience chronic lower back pain. The researchers pointed out that while the obesity may lead to the lower back pain, it is also possible that the lower back pain may lead to an increase in the subjects' obesity, due to decreased physical activity.

Source: Spine: 15 January 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 133–139.
Copyright: LLC 2013

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