January 2019 Health Newsletter

Welcome to the new edition of Natural Health and You newsletter, brought to you by Dr. Stephen Bittiker, D.C.

We are sincerely sorry if you have not been receiving our newletter.  We believe that it is fixed now (and the fact that you are reading this proves that), 

We also believe that we have a handle on our back order problems.  More on that as it pans out.

If you are currently taking nutritional supplements, call me at 800-326-5838.  If you have some current lab work, even better.  I will review what you are currently taking and quite possibly pare down your list to a more manageable, better absorbed regimen.  With a possible savings of at least 50%.

Miss us on our second hour on Saturday?  We are looking into a possibility of going online.  Stayed tune.



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Current Articles

» What's included in our standard lab testing
» Pinterest
» Watch Dr. Bittiker on Facebook Live!
» How Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve “Forward Head Posture”
» Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need Less Screen Time
» Over One-Quarter of the Entire World’s Population Doesn’t Get Enough Exercise

What's included in our standard lab testing  

Good day to you all.  We are currently offering a complete nutritional workup, including examination, labs, and a written report for $199.00.  The labs include the basic metabolic profile, plus, uric acid, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron.  There are also complete liver, lipd and thyroid panel, cbc with diff and a urinalysis.  We also include homocysteine, c reactive protein, and vitamin d3. 

If you want to find out how healthy or unhealthy you are here is how you do it. 

1.  Pick up the phone and give us a call 800-325-5838.  I'll arrange a time for you to speak with Dr. Bittiker.

2.  You speak with Dr. B and he'll decide if he thinks he can help you.  If he does accept you, then you speak with me (Susie). 

3.  I will get your vital information and send you all the paperwork you need.

4.  You go to a labcorp near you and have your labs drawn.

5.  You complete all your paperwork and call me for an appointment.

6.  You come in and see us.  We will do an artery stiffness and adrenal functions tests on you.  We also do a grip strength and a complete physical .

7.  You leave the office with a complete written and verbal report, ready to get on track for a healthier you.

Author:Susie Bittiker
Source:my head
Copyright:none 2015


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Pinterest  

Check out our Pinterest page for ideas on how to stay Paleo or Low Carb over the holiday season!

www.pinterest.com/drbittiker

Author:Susie Bittiker
Source:My Brain
Copyright:none 2017


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Watch Dr. Bittiker on Facebook Live!  

After 20+ years on the air Dr Bittiker has decided to cancel his radio show. The good news is that he is now on Facebook Live! That means you can watch him anytime.  He will be live every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1 pm. He is also still available to answer any health related questions you may have 1-800-326-5838. 

www.facebook.com/naturalhealthandyou

Author:Erica
Source:October 2017
Copyright:Erica 2017


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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve “Forward Head Posture”  

If you spend a lot of time at the computer or looking down at your smartphone, you may be dealing with "forward head posture." Fortunately, this condition can be corrected with the right chiropractic care which often includes therapeutic exercises and stretches. 
What Is Forward Head Posture?
Forward head posture refers to when our head is not positioned properly over the body and is too far forward. This is typically caused by too much screen time in today’s computerized world although spending too much time at a desk or writing by hand, knitting or sewing could also cause an issue over time. Our head should be balanced on the top of our neck. This is often described as how a golf ball sits on top of a tee. The ears should be in line with the shoulders, not in front. The neck has a natural "C" curve when viewed from the side when the head is in the proper position. When the head is too far forward, that natural "C" curve can be reduced or lost increasing the tension on the structures of the neck and upper back. This can cause the upper back to become excessively curved in it's natural reversed "C" shape resulting in a condition called "kyphosis." When forward head posture becomes the norm for your body, it can lead to chronic neck pain, headaches, and spinal disc problems.
The Solution for Forward Head Posture
Fortunately, chiropractic care can significantly help. Additionally, many chiropractors not only utilize chiropractic-specific spinal adjustments to help correct these postural abnormalities, but additionally employ the use of in-office and/or at home therapeutic exercise regimen. If you are suffering from headaches, neck pain, or shoulder pain or discomfort, contact us today for a no-obligation evaluation.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:JMPT: July–August, 2018 Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages 530–539.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need Less Screen Time  

A new doctor-authored resource for parents has some surprising news: Parents should limit their own screen time as well as their kids'. Here's why: Kids often mirror their parents' words and actions. According to Dr. Jenny Radesky, a co-writer of the resource in JAMA Pediatrics, this includes how parents interact with their smartphones – and how often. Dr. Radesky's research on the subject has revealed that parents preoccupied with their phones typically engage in less one-on-one interactions with their children, have more parent-child conflicts, and run into more behavioral issues with their kids. She also cites previous studies on TV-watching and parenting with similar results – parents who watched more television had kids who watched more television. Luckily, the parental resource Radesky co-authored with Dr. Megan Moreno has some suggestions for limiting your screen time and strengthening your family relationships. For instance, they recommend stepping back from your phone in instances where you would usually turn to it for stress-relief, distraction, or to avoid conflict. Instead, try something else, like breathing deeply. Engage with those around you and give them your full attention. The doctors promote establishing specific times when the whole family can unplug and do a single activity together. They also advise avoiding behaviors you wouldn’t want your kids to learn, like looking at your phone while driving your car, or ignoring others while using your phone.  In short, if you want your kids to learn good phone etiquette and safety, model it for them.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:JAMA Pediatrics, online August 27, 2018.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Over One-Quarter of the Entire World’s Population Doesn’t Get Enough Exercise  

About 1.4 billion people around the globe – about one-quarter of all the adults on earth – aren't getting enough physical activity in their day-to-day lives. According to a study from the World Health Organization, people who don't exercise enough daily are at higher risk for cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, to start. To keep healthy, you need a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous, strenuous activity every week. According to the 2016 study, only one-third of women and one-fourth of men were not getting the recommended amounts.  The countries with the highest rates of inactivity were mostly Middle Eastern, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, as well as American Samoa. Over 50% of adults in these areas were not getting enough physical activity. Meanwhile, 40% of all U.S. adults, 14% of Chinese adults, and 36% of British adults were not active enough. In addition to the high rates of inactivity, the study found that these rates are staying stagnant despite growing research that proves how vital exercise is to health. In fact, inactivity is twice as high in richer countries versus poorer ones, and even increased during the years 2001-2016 by 5%. One big reason may be because sedentary occupations are becoming the norm in richer countries, while poorer countries have more active occupations.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:Lancet Glob Health 2018; 6: e1077–86.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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