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Chiropractic Helps ALL of your body Function...

Posted: November 18, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Upper Cervical Chiropractic on "The Doctors"

Posted: November 15, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Upper Cervical Chiropractic on "The Doctors"

On November 25th the tv show "The Doctors" showcased upper cervical care.
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Chiropractic Helps with Ear Infections

Posted: November 11, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

A chiropractic adjustment releases the pressure on the tubes allowing normal drainage to occur.

Chiropractic Helps with Ear Infections

When the spine is misaligned it affects the normal draining of the Eustachian tubes. Stagnate water left in the ears provides a breeding ground for bacterial growth. A chiropractic adjustment releases the pressure on the tubes allowing normal drainage to occur and reduces the incidence of ear infections. 45 children with ear infections were treated with chiropractic care. 93% of the cases resolved under care. 75% within 10 days or less. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1996 Mar-Apr;19(3):169-77.
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Happy Veterans Day!

Posted: November 11, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

We salute our veterans! We are the home of the brave because of you...thanks!

Happy Veterans Day!


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Five Ways to Combat Allergies This Season

Posted: May 3, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Spring has sprung, bringing with it allergy season!  It's as if the pollen fairy arrived overnight leaving her yellowy dust on everythingand I mean everything.  Since it is only the beginning, we must make sure our bodies are armed and ready to defend against the allergens in our midst. 
Are you ready?  Here are seven ways to help you combat allergies this season:

1.     1.  Get checked by your Chiropractor!  Did you know that getting adjusted helps to boost your immune system?  Your nervous system and immune system work very closely together to create optimal responses and adaptations.  By getting your spine checked and adjusted, you will ensure that your body will be better prepared for the allergens you face.  Check out more on chiropractic and your immune system here:  http://www.naturalnews.com/031206_chiropractic_immunity.html    
    
2.    2.   Eat local honey.  Did you know that local honey may contain pollen specific to your region?  By consuming as small as a spoonful a day you can help build your immunity against local allergen irritants. (Caution: some people have severe allergies to honey, so be careful. Also do not give honey to children under the age of 2).  Read more on local honey and allergies here:  http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/allergies/allergy-treatments/local-honey-for-allergies2.htm  
    
3.      3. Eat more garlic.  Did you know that garlic has a natural antihistamine effect on the body?  It helps to reduce watery eyes and runny noses associated with allergies.  Plus, it tastes great, too!  Learn more on garlic and seasonal allergies here:  http://www.healingwell.com/allergies/..%5Clibrary%5Callergies%5Csiegelmaier1.asp

4.      4. Use cold chamomile tea bags on your eyes.  Did you know that chamomile tea is not only a tasty drink, but can also help relieve itchy dry eyes?  Try placing a cold tea bag on your eyes for five minutes.  Enjoy the relief!  Read more on chamomile tea here:  http://www.naturalnews.com/039791_seasonal_allergies_natural_remedies_relief.html

5.     5.  Season your food with thyme.  Did you know that thyme can actually reduce the amount of phlegm produced?  Next time you are cooking your organic fish and are looking for a new way to add flavor, dash some thyme on top before baking.  Dont want to season with it?  Then, try drinking thyme tea (with your local honey, of course) each morning to get your day started.  Learn more about Thyme and seasonal allergies here:  http://www.naturalnews.com/039791_seasonal_allergies_natural_remedies_relief.html

6.     6.  Try a neti pot/sinus wash.  Yes they are a bit unusual but wow are they effective. Dr Rubin has been using neti pots for years with great success.  He also does not use the salt water version and prefers just plain room temperature water to cleanse the sinuses.  Check out the article about neti pots here:   http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/products-publication/neti-pot-products/

7.      7. Get rid of dairy.  Dairy products produce tons of phlegm and that's the last thing you need when you are prone to allergies.  Sometimes you can just seasonally eliminate or greatly reduce your dairy intake and get fantastic results.   Especially beware of the cow's milk allergy triad: problems with your (or your kids) stomach, respiratory issues (like allergies and asthma) and skin challenges.  See the website that follows for more details: http://www.notmilk.com/http://www.notmilk.com/  

The amazing 1 minute veggie smoothie!

Posted: April 8, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

A lot of patients have asked me for our veggie smoothie recipe, so here it is.  Enjoy!

The amazing 1 minute veggie smoothie recipe:
2 carrots
2 celery
1 handful spinach
1 handful parsley
2 small or 1 large apple
1/2 avocado
1 & 3/4 cup water
Agave nectar for sweetness (we use 4 tbps).
Blend all ingredients for 1 minute until creamy.
Drink immediately.
Yum!  All the vitamins and minerals you can imagine, plus good fats too.
You can add protein powder if desired for an extra boost.
Enjoy!

Posted: March 12, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
This is my life.

An amazing production team called "Between the Pixels", in association with Life University, came to my office on Saturday, 2/2/13, to film footage about Pediatric Chiropractic.  This video is the result. Enjoy and pass it on...
http://youtu.be/A4UPr4_XSXY


Ten Weeks of Wellness - Week 10: Show Gratitude

Posted: March 12, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
 
Congratulations! You've made it to the end of the first ever Rubin Family Chiropractic Ten Weeks of Wellness Challenge!  We hope you've seen how easy it is to make simple changes in your life in order to promote global wellness - and today we thank you for letting us join you on the journey.

Week 1 (Jan. 7): Posture Pod Exercises
 Week 2 (Jan. 14): Sleep
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Affirmation
 Week 4 (Jan. 28): Caffeine
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Walking
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Random Acts of Kindness
Week 7 (Feb. 18): Gluten Free
Week 8 (Feb. 25): Sunshine and Meditation
Week 9 (Mar. 4): Dairy Free
Week 10 (Mar. 11): Gratitude

How often do we really take the time to say 'thank you' for the gifts - big or small - that we are given.  This week we encourage you to send an email, make a phone call, or pay a visit in order to thank those people who play a role in making your life unique and wonderful.  We at Rubin Family Chiropractic are so thankful to have you in our office week in and week out! You share your lives and stories, triumphs and successes with us and we are honored to be welcomed into your families.  Thank you for trusting us to adjust your parents, siblings and children.  It is our privilege to serve you.

We look forward to hearing form you on facebook, in the comments or via email at rubinchiropractic[at]gmail[dot]com.

Ten Weeks of Wellness - Week 9: Ditch the Dairy!

Posted: March 12, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
Hope everyone finds themselves with a...sunny...disposition following last weeks challenge!  As we near the end of our Ten Weeks of Wellness, we think you're ready for the toughest challenge yet: giving up dairy!

Week 1 (Jan. 7): Posture Pod Exercises
 Week 2 (Jan. 14): Sleep
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Affirmation
 Week 4 (Jan. 28): Caffeine
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Walking
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Random Acts of Kindness
Week 7 (Feb. 18): Gluten Free
Week 8 (Feb. 25): Sunshine and Meditation
Week 9 (Mar. 4): Dairy Free
Week 10 (Mar. 11): Gratitude

Dairy has mistakenly become a major focus of the American diet.  Many are under the false impression that dairy is the only dietary source of calcium available to them.  But dark leafy greens are just as, if not more, effective at supplying the body with calcium than milk or cheese is.  The problem with dairy is that it's proteins are highly inflammatory and stimulate the production of mucous.  Casein, a milk protein, has been implicated in diabetes and heart disease, and acts on the brain as an opioid -  effectively drugging the consumer, much like morphine!  No wonder kids that switch to dairy when coming off of breast milk find themselves with more ear infections - and then still want milk while they're sick! 

There are plenty of milk and dairy substitutes!  Almond, soy, coconut, and rice milk are becoming increasingly common in grocery stores.  There are also yogurts and cheeses made with these products, too, which should make exchanging most of the obvious dairy items fairly easy.  What you need to be a little more careful about are dairy products within other foods.  So much like you did with gluten, read your labels carefully.  You can do it!

Stop by our facebook, leave a comment, or send an email to rubinchiropractic[at]gmail[com] and let us know how it's going!

Sources:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1061
http://www.naturalnews.com/002695_Robert_Cohen_cows_milk.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/488110-foods-containing-opioids/

Ten Weeks of Wellness - Week 8: Get Some Sun!

Posted: February 27, 2013
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
Welcome to Week 8 of our Ten Weeks of Wellness! We hope your feeling more energized since cutting out some gluten from your diet and that your are starting to see that making diet changes, while difficult, is not impossible.  This week, with spring time on the horizon, we'd like you to get a little extra sun!

Week 1 (Jan. 7): Posture Pod Exercises
 Week 2 (Jan. 14): Sleep
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Affirmation
 Week 4 (Jan. 28): Caffeine
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Walking
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Random Acts of Kindness
Week 7 (Feb. 18): Gluten Free
Week 8 (Feb. 25): Sunshine and Meditation
Week 9 (Mar. 4): Dairy Free
Week 10 (Mar. 11): Gratitude

Sunshine is a vital part of leading a healthy lifestyle.  Many of you have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - a condition marked by increased feelings of depression in the darker months of winter.  This is theorized to be the result of decreased vitamin D production, which typically occurs when sun shines on the skin causing a complex reaction to occur through out the body.  Vitamin D levels can be managed with diet as well, but getting a little mid-day sun is always best.  Go out, sans sunscreen, for just enough time to turn your skin a little pink.  For some that might be just a couple of minutes, for others it can be a little longer.  Just this much time in the sun is enough to start the chemical cascade to boost your mood!

In the winter and on rainy days there are other ways to boost your mood (while making sure to consume vitamin D in your diet or with supplements)  Just take a couple of moments (5-10 to start) to sit in a quiet room and focus on your breathing.  Taking deep, steady breaths is a good way to reduce stress and anxiety.  Pick a word that is positive and embodies a state you're looking to achieve, and focus on it.  Whenever your mind starts to wander, just return your focus to this word. Or ask Dr Rubin about the Heart Math program he has been studying.  It's a little device the size of a cell phone that measures your heart rate and can tell when you are 'in tune' or 'out of touch' by the pace of your heart.

Sources:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002499/
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/heart/articles/2008/06/23/time-in-the-sun-how-much-is-needed-for-vitamin-d
http://www.project-meditation.org/a_wim1/effects_of_meditation.html

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