Monday, February 27, 2017

How Can Your Daily Cup Of Coffee Be Good For You?

How can your daily cup of coffee be good for you?
The first cup of coffee in the morning can be more than just a habit. It can be the key to a successful day. When you have your cup of coffee you not only have the opportunity to sit and be grateful for the things you have, you also promote Dopamine transmission. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that is active in cognitive function, motivation, arousal and movement.
Cognitive function? Do I mean that Coffee is good for how well your brain works? Yes! It can play a role in getting the spark and the drive you need for thinking, memory and getting things done. There are a number of studies that show long term of use of coffee, tea and caffeine will actually decrease your risk for age related dementia and the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.
When I say coffee and caffeine can be good for your brain, that doesn’t mean that adding cream and sugar is good for you too. Those sugared up coffee drinks can actually erase all the good and be bad for your brain. No energy drinks either, Eeek! Read about that coming up. Learn to drink and enjoy the pure simple taste of a great roasted high quality coffee.
Even though it has been proven that there are benefits of drinking coffee and caffeine you have to keep your own experiences in mind. Do not start drinking coffee if you know you already suffer from adverse effects. Coffee can disturb your sleep if you don’t detoxify it well. We can talk about that another time. As always, please contact your own doctor starting or adding anything new.

Tamara Lund, Doctor Of Chiropractic, Diplomate American Chiropractic Neurology Board

1Adenosine, Adenosine Receptors and the Actions of Caffeine Authors Bertil B. Fredholm First published: February 1995DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0773.1995.tb00111.x  
 2Relationships Between Caffeine Intake and Risk for Probable Dementia or Global Cognitive Impairment: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study,Ira Driscoll,Sally A. Shumaker,Beverly M. Snively,Karen L. Margolis,JoAnn E. Manson,Mara Z. Vitolins,Rebecca C. Rossom,Mark A. EspelandJ Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci (2016) 71 (12): 1596-1602.DOI: September 2016

Saturday, February 4, 2017

What's wrong with my popcorn?

I was having a discussion with one of my friends about popcorn being a good snack for her little girls, as long as it's not microwave popcorn. She looked at me as though I sprouted another head!
" It is microwave, why?" That lead me to realize that not everyone is aware of the health hazards and potentially toxic effects of everyday food.

It's not the popcorn that's the problem, it's the lining of the bag and the artificial butter flavor.
The coating on the inside of the bag gets hot and breaks down into a chemical called perfluorooctanoic (PFOA), a "likely carcinogen" says the EPA.

The second potential danger is the butter flavor that causes "popcorn workers lung". The workers in the popcorn factory get a dangerous form of bronchitis. I don't want that chemical flavoring in my body or my kids either.

We make our own popcorn at home.  I like air popped with real butter melted over it and sea salt or sometimes, garlic salt.  Plain and simple. My husband likes popcorn made on the stove. We refer to it as "fried popcorn".

I know my kids will go with convenient when out on their own at school and events, but I don't worry. I know the majority of their food is whole and natural. They are healthy and their immune systems are strong. They get regular Chiropractic care😉.

If you liked this blog post, or didn't like it, please leave me a comment. Also, let me know what else you would like me to post about.

As always, quality of life matters..

Citation: Halldin CN, Suarthana E, Fedan KB, Lo Y-C, Turabelidze G, Kreiss K (2013) Increased Respiratory Disease Mortality at a Microwave Popcorn Production Facility with Worker Risk of Bronchiolitis Obliterans. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57935. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057935

 2005 Oct;22(10):1023-31.

Perfluorochemicals: potential sources of and migration from food packaging.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Can you help me?

Where is Dr. Tamara, Ricky's Brain Treatment, I need your help!
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What's been going on with Dr. Tamara?

Its been  a great vacation! When I looked back and saw it was November when I sent you my last news letter I was floored! So much has changed around our office. Our long time receptionist Tammy has move to Tennessee to be near her grandchildren and is loving life. My longtime assistant and office manager Lindsay, left to be a stay at home mom. I have to say I was not surprised and happy for her to be able to live out her dream. In the mean time we have new staff!!
Kara is my new assistant who came from being a stay at home mom. She has a huge learning curve and is meeting the challenge with excellence. Selena is our new receptionist. She has experience from a local optometrist and is bringing her patient service skill to you.
 Christmas vacation we took a family trip to Colorado. It was a family reunion in Colorado Springs. Since we were there, we might as well take advantage of skiing in Winter Park. The kids had a blast and many memories were made. Yes, I am ducking down to be in the front row. I am still the tallest in the family, but not by much.


We are making HUGE changes in people's lives with our Brain Treatments.

I have been getting patient testimonials to help spread the word that we have technology to treat you, improving your brain without the use of drugs or surgery. Just listen to Ricky tell his story

This is where I need your help.

Many people tell me that they want to spend more time with me to tap into my knowledge. That is a huge honor and I am flattered. I am designing a free online webinar to be able to serve many of you at once. My question to you is, what do you want to learn more about? I have many areas that I love to teach and talk about, and need to pick one that will be interesting and valuable to you. Please email me or just leave a comment below about health topics you want to know more about. Possible areas include; Keeping your brain young, Successful aging, Hormone balancing, Weight Loss, Spinal health, Head pain and Migraines...
I appreciate your help.

As always, Quality of Life Matters!



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