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Summer time, the perfect time to schedule check ups & some SUPER summer tips 

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all have been enjoyed the first few weeks of summer!  A little housekeeping, I will be out of town starting June 28-July 5, but will be back that weekend to follow up for anyone that needs!

For some of you summertime is busy, busy busy going on trips, planning outings, ect.  But It is also during the summer months that it can be a great time to take advantage of free time to get your family healthy and make check in appointments.

Sometimes, during the school year it can be hard for families to make regular appointments as school, sports, after school activities can come up.  Summertime can be a great time to reset.  Get your family back into regular care, do a cleanse, be more active and just overall enjoy life!

Here are some SUPER tips I’ve created to help keep your family on the road to health this summer.

1. Of course, get regular chiropractic care, to ensure your nervous system and organs are always functioning best.  Sitting in cars for long periods, being more active, camping on weird sleeping arrangements, eating out of your norm food and drink wise.  When your nervous system is functioning well, you can handle these out of your norm activities and it won’t completely through you off.  So coming in right after or before will ensure you will enjoy your summer and prevent fall injuries.

2. Grow or eating fresh food.  Farmers markets are a great way to get fresh whole foods.  If you aren’t growing your own garden, shop locally and make it fun for your family.  Have them pick out a different veggie or fruit each time you go.  Eating a wide variety of fruits and veggies is best.

3. Stay hydrated.  Often times, families don’t think to drink more water when it gets warm, which can leave them and their kiddos dehydrated.  This can lead to back, leg pain and headaches.  Don’t give your family Gatorade and high sugary drinks.  Hydrogen water, electrolyte water is the best out there. And no drink out there can replace our need for water.

4. Don’t forget to thoroughly cook your food.  In the heat, it’s easier to get food poisoning.  Make sure you keep your food cold, or eat it right away after being cooked to ensure you won’t get sick.

5. Going on a road trip?  Pack healthy snacks so you won’t have to eat “on the road” food.  Make your own baggies of trail mixes, hard boiled eggs, jerky, fruits, veggies, bars. Keep a small cooler in the back of your car.

6.  Get active.  Go on hikes this summer with your family.  If you do go on trips, make it a regular thing to get out and stretch.  Swimming, biking….  For those that have 4 seasons, this is a time to come out of hibernation:)  So while you increase your activity, make sure you are also maintaining nervous system health so you can handle the activities.

7. Do a cleanse.  My 21 days cleanse is one of the BEST cleanses out there.  Best thing yet, they also have created a cleanse with just one supplement the shake powder.  So for those that didn’t like all the pills, the powder will work much better for you!   Support your poor overworked liver before you add in tons of food and alcohol!  It’s also a wonderful way to lose weight!  Toxins love fat!

8. Stay off the screens.  More and more research is coming out about the damage of cell phones, blue light, EMF’s and screen time. And san diego is one of the WORST areas for EMF’s with the military base and all the 5G towers being put up with smart meters. The less the better. You all need lots of vitamin “n” (nature).

9. Be aware of “healthy” smoothies.  Often times smoothies from places like jamba juice and chain places are just loaded with fruit juices and sugar.  Real fruit is great, but in moderation.  You need more veggies than fruit actually.

10.Find an alcohol that is low in preservatives, especially if you are an allergy or hayfever sufferer. The sulphur that is used to preserve wine often causes a flare of allergy symptoms and can also cause headaches. Splurge an extra pound or two for the organic version of alcohol to limit any nasty reactions the next day.  Also if you drink and are out in the sun you need double the amount of water.

11.  Most of us are pretty fiber deficient. You must intake it to keep you bowels regular so that the liver has the room to dump any toxins from the weekend into the intestine without getting reabsorbed. Eating lots of fresh fruit and veggies should do the trick.

12.  Natural food antioxidants.  Spirulina, kelp, wild blueberries.  All will help to prevent you from sunburn.

13.  Take it easy.  Take time to relax and enjoy the short summer months.  That is what this newsletter is all about.  Get some body work done, schedule out time to enjoy!

14.  Bug proof your vacation. Be prepared. Check out the new, non-chemical bug repellants before you begin your nature journeys and make sure you can tolerate the aroma and that it prevents the types of bites and stings you might encounter.  Essential oils are wonderful for this!!

Be aware of other creatures such as ticks, bees, or snakes–they live here too! Take info on who to call or where to go if anything does happen.

I hope these tips were helpful to you this week!!! Summer time is often not always a time we tend to focus on health, but as we know health is a lifestyle!  And we are always seeking health, its not a constant factor.


For summertime, you will want to have this oil around.  Food poisoning, diarrhea, constipation, motion sickness, nausea, acid reflux, this is the master oil for it all!

Have you tried Digestzen?

I also highly recommend taking Digestive enzyme with meals as well, this will help you break down your food, especially for those meals that are really out of your normal diet.

DigestZen is well known for its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health when taken internally.* This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*

DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. Internal use of DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.*
• Add a few drops to water to take internally.
• Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.
• Take DigestZen internally when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.*
• Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*

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Summer time pool time, but is the chlorine depleting your iodine?

Happy Monday everyone, and a special Happy Father’s Day for all those Fathers!  This week, as we continue on our summertime topics, we will briefly chat about chlorine pools, and why there are better options.

Lets first talk about iodine deficiency.  Iodine is essential for metabolic function, thyroid and brain development among others.  Our body does not make iodine, so it is essential that we intake iodine regularly in order to keep up the stores needed.
If you look on a periodic chart of elements ( i know back to chemistry days), iodine is one of the halogens.
Element 53.
The other halogens include, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and astatine.

What’s important to note here is that bromine and chlorine mimic iodine.  See, iodine is NEEDED in the thyroid, while bromine and chlorine are not.  So, when we are exposed to these substances a lot, the receptors in the thyroid compete, and usually iodine is knocked out.

This is why we see a huge iodine deficiency in our population.  Thyroid conditions are extremely common.  

But where do we get exposed to bromine and chlorine?

Well, for one… swimming pools. …

Bromine and chlorine are added chemicals to pools in order to decrease microbes.  However, in the CDC report in 2012, commercial “pool additives are easily mishandled, caustic to the human body, and capable of turning basic pool water into a toxic bath. ”
They may enter the body simply through a simple swim, since we know that our SKIN is the biggest organ that we have, and absorbs whatever we come in contact with.  

Bromine also occurs in other areas as well, not just swimming pools.
It’s in our municipal water… In fact a HOT shower can actually cause chlorine gas, that we breathe in… not good!

Brominated vegetable oils are common additive to processed foods and sports drinks ( Gatorade, powerade, ect.)

Methyl bromide pesticides taint commercially grown crops like strawberries

Potassium bromate is found in bread products


Medications such as Atrovent Inhaler, Atrovent Nasal Spray, Pro-Banthine (for ulcers), and anesthesia agents

Fire retardants (common one is polybromo diphenyl ethers or PBDEs) used in fabrics, carpets, upholstery, and mattresses.

So, knowing this.. it’s safe to say most all of us are pretty iodine deficient.  Increasing your intake of iodine rich foods are a great add on to creating a well balanced lifestyle.

Iodine rich foods include:
(iodine salt is NOT one!)

“The intentions of iodizing salt originally was to prevent deficiencies, so in the U.S. manufacturers started adding iodine to table salt in the 1920s.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves potassium iodide and cuprous iodide for salt iodization, and the World Health Organization recommends the use of potassium iodate due to its greater stability. On average, about 45 micrograms of iodine can be found in each eighth of a teaspoon of iodized salt in the U.S. By law, food manufacturers almost always use noniodized salt in processed foods and list salt as iodized in the ingredient list on foods that use iodized salt. The reason is to prevent very high intakes of iodine, considering the majority of salt intake in the United States comes from processed foods.

I always recommend consuming real salt, either Himalayan or Celtic sea salt as opposed to iodized table salt. Sea salt contains more than 60 trace minerals and doesn’t pose a risk for overconsuming iodine like table salt does. It’s also much more natural, beneficial and tastes better”

1. Seaweed- dried kelp
2. Wild caught cod
3. organic, grass fed raw yogart
4. raw milk
5. eggs
6. Tuna
7. Lima beans
8. Corn
9. Prunes
10. Green peas


An alternative to chlorine pools???

“A more natural alternative to chlorine and bromine chemical-treated pools is a method of ionization that uses copper and silver to kill bacteria, viruses and algae. This method reduces the amount of total chlorine used, limiting toxic exposure. This sanitation method must also be monitored carefully and copper levels measured appropriately.”

Salt water pools now are also very common in many places, and one I recommend.

.– Some information (“) taken from Natural News.