2013 – December Newsletter

Posted on: December 4th, 2013

Reef Chiropractic Care            

Dr. Brian C. Baker



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 Paleo Benefits

 Doctor Doctor
 Herbal Supplements

 Flu Fighting Foods

 Prostate Exam
















The Paleo Diet


Food Politics














December 2013


As I write this the weather forecast is for snow and sleet starting tonight into tomorrow.  It’s beginning to feel like Christmas and with this year’s late Thanksgiving, it’s coming fast.  I hope you take time to enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends.  Keeping in mind that Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays and the media hype about retail sales is not healthy, I want to make your holiday easier. You can take me off your Christmas list.  Now that’s a relief isn’t it?


I wish you all a very healthy and happy holiday and new year!


Due for a tune up?  I miss your bones.  Use this opportunity to call or go to our website to request an appointment.  




Deadline for Kiwanis Poinsettias Orders

This is your last chance to place an order for delivery on 12/14 and help out the Fairfield Kiwanis at the same time.   These are large plants in a foil wrapped pot that come in red, white or pink.   Plants are $25 each and we will deliver to your home or business if you order 5 or more. Order Form


***Due to issues with last year’s quality we have changed our supplier.  We are confident this year’s plants will be what you and I have been used to in the past.


UPDATE:  This year’s plants are the high quality we have come to expect!!



Paleo Type Diet Beneficial for Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetics

Here’s a study comparing the effects of a Paleolithic (‘Old Stone Age’) diet and a diabetes diet as generally recommended on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin.
In this study, 13 patients with type 2 diabetes, 3 women and 10 men, were instructed to eat a Paleolithic diet based on lean meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, root vegetables, eggs and nuts; and a Diabetes diet designed in accordance with dietary guidelines during two consecutive 3-month periods. 
The participants had on average a diabetes duration of 9 years and were usually treated with medication.  Compared to the diabetes diet, the Paleolithic diet resulted in lower values of HbA1c, triglycerides, diastolic blood pressure, weight, BMI and waist circumference, and higher HDL cholesterol .
The Paleolithic diet was mainly lower in cereals and dairy products, and higher in fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs, as compared with the Diabetes diet. Further, the Paleolithic diet was lower in total energy, energy density, carbohydrate, dietary glycemic load, saturated fatty acids and calcium, and higher in unsaturated fatty acids, dietary cholesterol and several vitamins. 
Over a 3-month study period, a Paleolithic diet improved glycemic control and several cardiovascular risk factors compared to a Diabetes diet in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Doctor Doctor Give Me The News

Here is a video of everything you need to know about cardiovascular disease risk prevention put into one song. You will have to pay close attention!  The lyrics are printed below the video just in case.   Video



Herbal Supplements: Buyer Beware 
Here is a disturbing report about the quality of herbal supplements.  It seems that a large percentage of supplements tested in a recent Canadian study revealed that the active ingredient was either significantly less than the label stated or it was completely missing and replaced with a filler.  Study
I have used two main supplement suppliers.  Pure Encapsulations and Thorne Research.  I’ve used both companies for one main reason, they have been leaders in quality control and independent assays of their products.

Oh my. I love this one


Three Natural Foods To Fight The Flu

1. Raw garlic
Garlic is considered a powerful flu fighter. Garlic contains compounds called allion and allicin, which have direct antiviral effects. A good way to get some garlic in your daily meals is by incorporating it into your recipes. You can also buy supplements to swallow whole as a boost.
2. Spices
Using some spices such as turmeric, cloves and cinnamon can beat the flu even before it starts. These spices are packed with antioxidants, which help improve the function of the immune system. Try pouring some cinnamon on your holiday tea and coffee. You can also enjoy turmeric on some of your favorite dishes.
3. Berries
All berries have high concentrations of antioxidants to help fight off flu viruses. Blueberries were found to have more antioxidants than 40 other fruits and vegetables. Try eating a handful of raw berries every day to help you stay healthy during the flu season. You can also use these in smoothies and salads.
Wellness report

November Sweeps Prostacular

Stephen Cobert gets in on all the excitement with his own on-air health exam.  Prostacular!


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