2012 – January Newsletter

Posted on: January 1st, 2012

Reef Chiropractic Care            

Dr. Brian C. Baker




  Back pain
  Diet Soda
Belly Buttons

  Save 40%










The Paleo Diet


Food Politics








January 2012


I hope you’re enjoying the most mild winter we’ve had in several years.  I’ve been delequint in getting back to a regular newsletter schedule and I hope you’ve been able to persevere without my monthly update.  If you’re overdue for an adjustment, than take this opportunity to call.  If you’re serious about taking some action steps toward better health this new year, then let us know so we can help.



Consumer Reports on Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic outperformed all other back-pain treatments, and prescription medication rated about the same as deep-tissue massage, yoga, or Pilates. Over-the-counter medication was less helpful than hands-on therapies but performed about the same as progressive relaxation and meditation.

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How Diet Soda Can Make You Fat

Here is an interesting video that discusses the acid/alkaline balance in foods and, more importantly, how diet soda can make you gain weight.



Besides Lint, What’s in Your Belly Button?

Have you ever wondered what keeps all that lint company inside your navel?  Science has taken one step closer to understanding the complexities of nature in this intriguing must read article.



Starting with Chiropractic Saves 40% on Low Back Pain Care

A new study finds that low back pain care initiated with a doctor of chiropractic (DC) saves 40 percent on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor (MD). The study, featuring data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield beneficiaries, concludes that insurance companies that restrict access to chiropractic care for low back pain treatment may inadvertently pay more for care than they would if they removed such restrictions.

The study, “Cost of Care for Common Back Pain Conditions Initiated With Chiropractic Doctor vs. Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy as First Physician: Experience of One Tennessee-Based General Health Insurer,” looked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s intermediate and large group fully insured population over a two-year span.


Results show that paid costs for episodes of care initiated by a DC were almost 40 percent less than care initiated through an MD. After risk-adjusting each patient’s costs, researchers still found significant savings in the chiropractic group. They estimated that allowing DC-initiated episodes of care would have led to an annual cost savings of $2.3 million for BCBS of Tennessee.


Help Fairfield Kiwanis Club End Citrus Hunger

Cold season is upon us.  Vitamin C has been shown to boost immunity and fresh Florida oranges, tangerines and grapefruit have been shown to lessen the winter blues. Here is an opportunity to help you and your family get through the winter.

Take a look

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