Happy Valentine’s Day!

My two favorite holidays are Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving because of love and gratitude. 

The Importance of Self-Love


Video: The Truth About Sugar

A Month Without Sugar
How To Stop Eating Sugar
The 7-day Sugar Challenge

New Offering For Our Practice: Ergonomic Consultation

Is your workspace or bed causing you unnecessary back pain and stress? More and more people are working from home at a less than ideal set up. I am now offering Zoom ergonomic consultations. Work and sleep make up 2/3 of a day. Let’s figure out how to optimize your workspace and make sure you are also sleeping in the correct position. Please email or call for more details. 

Posted in Articles, Food, Health, Resources, Uncategorized, Videos at February 12th, 2021. Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!.

Happy Holidays!!!! Goodbye 2020!!!!!!

Spinal Health Column
Spinal Column Health

Best Ergonomic Chairs

Gift idea: check out this list of the 14 best ergonomic chairs, according to professionals. 

New Offering For Our Practice: Ergonomic Consultation

Is your workspace or bed causing you unnecessary back pain and stress? More and more people are working from home at a less than ideal set up. I am now offering Zoom ergonomic consultations. Work and sleep make up 2/3 of a day. Let’s figure out how to optimize your workspace and make sure you are also sleeping in the correct position. Please email or call for more details. 

Have a magical New Year!

Artwork by Sophie Abraham

Posted in Articles, Chiropractic, Cleanse, Health, Resources, Uncategorized at December 29th, 2020. Comments Off on Happy Holidays!!!! Goodbye 2020!!!!!!.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
THANKS and GIVING
Thanks to all of you, my wonderful patients and friends who have led me to information, knowledge and love for you, that I would have never experienced in any other job! 
Why Giving Is Good for Your Health
Did you know giving is good for your brain? Health benefits include lowered blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression, lower stress levels, longer life and greater happiness and satisfaction. 
Healing As A Journey
My mission has always been to help people unblock the body’s ability to heal itself. Getting to root causes that may stand in the way is essential. 
Watch the video below to learn more about Hidden Water, an incredible organization.
 Elizabeth Clemants is an extraordinary person of many talents. I have personally seen how the work she does at Hidden Water has had a profound effect on so many people. 
Hidden Water is an organization that supports survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma.
Shockingly, 1 in 5 children are sexually abused. Many wounded people go on to wound other people… Hidden Water has created a safe space to heal the underlying pain in order to break the cycle. If you or anyone you know has been harmed, and is looking for a safe space to deal with this particular kind of trauma, please reach out to Hidden Water. 
Please consider donating.
Posted in Articles, Health, Uncategorized at November 25th, 2020. Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!.

November 2020

Hello Everyone! 
I refuse to call what we’re all going through the new normal. I’m calling it the new weird. Things come to pass, they never come to stay. So, I’m just here recommending some things that will maybe help make people and our planet better, so that we move into a brighter future.
Check out Commune, they’re a wealth of information.
The Impact Single-Use Plastics Have On Our Health & The Environment
If you haven’t read any Joe Dispenza, try a Youtube video and see if it resonates with you:  
Joe Dispenza’s Youtube Page
   Spinal Health Column/Spinal Column Health


Deskapades
Can you see yourself here in any of these pictures? A lot of people I’ve adjusted lately are having trouble adapting to their new home office arrangements. Ergonomics play a big part. 

Quotes
Here are some quotes to think about and give some historical perspective. Lao Tzu lived in 6th century BC and was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism.

Posted in Articles, Health, Quotes, Resources, Uncategorized at November 1st, 2020. Comments Off on November 2020.

September 2020

 Spinal Health Column/Spinal Column Health 

With so many working from home, I see more and more people with their head going forward into the computer screen. Forward Head Posture by Jonathan FitzGordon is a collection of blog posts that explains it so well.  
“You become what you think about all day long.”  Wayne Dyer
“We plan, God laughs”  Yiddish proverb

These two quotes at first seem to be at odds with each other. On one hand you can create what you think about and on the other hand, the universe may have other plans for you. 2020 has come with such a variety of unexpected challenges, throwing everything out of balance or so it may seem. We must however, change and adapt when we are forced to and see the opportunity for our own inner growth in doing so.

Here are some of the things I have been finding helpful in navigating these difficult times. The path and the journey are all about this moment and then this moment and so on and so on…

Take breaks often
1. Breathe Regularly – take 5 minutes to focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, close your eyes, slowly inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.  Sort of like a cigarette break without the side effects, only the benefits. 
2. Be Present – Slow down – Enjoy the air around you, appreciate the little things and focus on your senses. 
3. Move – All forms of exercise can ease anxiety. Go for a quick walk around the block or skip the elevator and take the stairs. 
Buyer Be Careful:
The FDA Warns Against Using Over 100 Hand Sanitizers: See the Full List 
Posted in Articles, Cleanse, Health, Quotes, Resources, Uncategorized at September 1st, 2020. Comments Off on September 2020.

Some Nuts

Do  you ever wonder how pistachios, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts and pine nuts  grow? Pretty surprising to me.  The only one I knew was almond.

Buzzfeed Article: How Nuts Grow

 

(Thanks to Brian Goonan, DPT of PhysioFitness for sharing!)

Posted in Food, Uncategorized at March 26th, 2015. Comments Off on Some Nuts.

Check Your Herbal Supplements!

Recently there was an article in the New York Times  discussing the legitimacy of herbal supplements that are sold in certain NY stores (GNC, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart). This is not the first time studies have been done to see if the supplements actually contained the herbs they say they have and will likely not be the last time.

Here is the article in the New York Times:
New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers

The study was conducted by purchasing the supplements in various store locations and testing them for the DNA of the active ingredients that they claimed to contain. The majority of the tests came back negative and also indicated many items that were NOT listed in the ingredients list. Many of these unlisted ingredients were used as fillers and could also be major allergens, such as nuts and wheat. Check your supplements!

The tested and reported brands are as follows: GNC (Herbal Plus), Walgreens (Finest Nutrition), Target (Up & Up), Walmart (Spring Valley). Here is an article breaking down the supplements that were tested and whether or not the claimed ingredient was present:
List of Supplements Tested (New York Times)

This NPR Article contains an update concerning Target:
New York State Clamps Down On Herbal Supplements

Here is the 2013 article that initiated the most recent study:
Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem (New York Times)

If interested, you can see the cease-and-desist letters here:
Cease-and-Desist Letters (New York Times)

The American Botantical Counsel has a Botanical Adulterants Reporting Program that is a relatively new program that reports on supplements that have false ingredients listed. It is a report based system and updates as reports and inquiries are submitted.

Here at Tribeca Chiropractic, PLLC we use the highest quality supplements from Standard Process. Here is their response to the articles: Standard Process’ Thoughts

Posted in Health, Uncategorized at February 7th, 2015. Comments Off on Check Your Herbal Supplements!.

That Sugar Film

I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving! I waited until after to post this. 🙂

Damon Gameau in sort of the sequel to Super Size me but with sugar.

Damon Gameau: That Sugar Film

 

Just in time to think about the next round of holidays.  🙂

 

Posted in Food, Health at December 1st, 2014. Comments Off on That Sugar Film.

Let’s Do the Cleanse!

Look and Feel Amazing!  

We know you want to!

It’s that time of the year again…

Right after summer, before the holidays and at the change of the season!

That’s right…. it is time for the Standard Process Purification Program.

Many, many people have done the 21 day program with us over the last five years and have had fantastic results. While that option is of course available for those who want it, Standard Process is now also offering a 10 day option!!!

Live your life in high resolution with the

Standard Process Purification Program

Are you hungry for good health? Experience the benefits of helping your body cleanse with the Standard Process Purification Program. The purification program combines a generous menu of whole foods with supplements that support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins. This promotes a state that allows for toxin release.

 

Much More Than a Cleanse Diet

The Standard Process Purification Program is not strictly a cleanse diet but rather a structured program that combines whole food eating with supplements, nutritious supplement shakes, and light exercise. The menu includes an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit. Select proteins are added after the first few days. 

Check out the guide here :  Standard Process Purificaton Guide

Check out the last time we did the cleanse in the office for menu suggestions.  Sample Menu

So call the office at 212.226.6320 or email us at [email protected] or reply to this email to order a kit!

We plan to start as a group on October 1st so that it is easy to keep track of what day you are on but of course you can start whenever you want!

What You Do Today Creates Your Tomorrow!

 

 

Posted in Cleanse, Food, Health at September 10th, 2014. Comments Off on Let’s Do the Cleanse!.

Low Carb Diet

This article was posted in the New York Times on September 1, 2014

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat

It is pretty much what I have been posting and definitely worth the read!

Posted in Food, Health at September 10th, 2014. Comments Off on Low Carb Diet.