Ventura Spine & Nerve Center - April/May 2020

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here at the office. A lot of people are reading this and saying to themselves, “So, Doc, where’s the connection with my adjustment and the coronavirus or other viruses?” Well sit back, and let’s talk about that. I guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed. You may not know about the Spanish flu because that was a long, long time ago. In 1918, the Spanish flu killed more people (50 million globally) than any similar outbreak in history. In the midst of this epidemic, the health care community discovered that the death rate of chiropractic patients was radically lower than that of nonchiropractic patients! Did you know that? I bet you didn’t! During that time, researchers in Davenport, Iowa, found that of the 93,590 patients treated by medical doctors, 6,116 died — 1 out of 15. Chiropractors adjusted 16,035 cases with only one death. Now that’s a lot better than 1 out of 15! Statistics were similar across the country. Most people do not think that an adjustment to the neck and back is going to have any influence on their

health. I am here to tell you that research doesn’t say that! There are many other studies showing that spinal adjustments positively influence every aspect of your body’s function. The one study that had the most impact on me was a study done by Dr. Ron Pero, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute. He compared the immune systems of people under chiropractic care to those of the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases. He found that individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more were found to have

200% greater immune competence than those who had not received chiropractic care, and they also had a 400% greater immune competence than those people with cancer and other serious diseases. The immune system’s superiority in those people under chiropractic care did not appear to diminish with age. That means it worked as good for younger people as it did for older people. If you think about it, this is huge right now! They are telling people that this coronavirus is going to affect a lot

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of elderly people, right? Well, why not have these elderly people get adjusted as often as necessary? Dr. Pero stated, “When applied in a clinical framework, I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group experience a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why chiropractic adjustments are so dramatically important. We have never seen such a positive improvement in a group.” There are other important studies on chiropractic care and resisting a virus. In 1991, Dr. Patricia Brennan led a team of researchers and discovered an immediate immune boost following a single chiropractic adjustment. Just think what happens with several adjustments? And how about getting adjustments daily for 2–3 weeks? What happens then? So, I am going to ask you again. Can chiropractic care save you from the latest “pandemic” like the coronavirus? You’ll have to make up your own mind on that, but I think I’ve given you something to work with and think about. With all of the media, political, and corporate fearmongering going on out there related to the

coronavirus, here’s what I advise to bulletproof your immune system from this point forward. Stay calm, wash your hands, take our immune kit* supplements, take some good vitamin C, drink lots of good water, and do whatever you can to strengthen your own immune system. And please, get adjusted as often as you can because this will help strengthen your immune system from the inside out.

–Dr. Steven Alff, D.C.

P.S. As a community service to our practice members, we are offering our immunity kits to you at our cost of $99.

Call us at (805) 648-7987 to order and we will have it shipped directly to you at your home. See more details on Page 3.

How Much Would You Pay to Keep Your Feet?

I found that out, I felt a lot more confident and started the program. With each week, I noticed small changes, and I remained patient. I diligently did my home treatments, and I attended every appointment (even through the Ventura fires). It worked! The results were fantastic. I can feel my feet now, and I have better balance now than I’ve had in 20 years. Dr. Alff, I thank you and your team so much. I’m restored. I have my feet back! So my question to you is this: How much would you pay to keep your feet? Because your feet are very important! –Cheri, Simi Valley

I saw an ad for the Ventura Spine and Nerve’s seminar on peripheral neuropathy, and I thought to myself, “I know these horrible pains in my feet are just the normal aging process.” But my curiosity got ahold of me, and I went to the seminar. I listened to what he said, and it spoke volumes to me. I thought maybe this is the answer to my foot pain! I didn’t want to go to my primary care physician because I was sure they would give me some medication and say, “Here, try this and see if it works.” Although I was very skeptical at first, I was intrigued by the symptoms he talked about since I had been feeling those symptoms for years . I did my research, and I saw that the equipment provided in this program is mine to keep. Once 2

IMMUNE is a novel nutraceutical designed to enhance general immune function and support the body’s balanced support of cytokines. It contains naturally extracted polypeptides from bovine colostrum, resulting in a consistent and verifiable combination of immune factors. Here at the Ventura Spine and Nerve Center, we thrive when you understand the importance of preventing and recovering from a decrease in your immune system and understand that to have good health, you must add action to your knowledge. If you are interested in an immunity kit, please call us at (805) 648- 7987, and we can drop ship it right to you!

bacteria or viruses, it will unleash a powerful army to destroy what could potentially harm your body. But when your immune system is weak, it is not able to fight like it could and should. So, in order to help you with your action plan, we are proud to introduce our new immunity kits that we now have available at our office. Here is what they consist of: IMMUNI-D is for transdermal delivery of vitamin D3. Through a process called hydrocylation, the liver and kidneys turn stored vitamin D into the active form the body needs. PROTECT combines the immune-boosting power of vitamin C and mushroom beta- glucans. The ingredients in this formula are designed to protect and supercharge your immune system. SHIELD contains a comprehensive, synergistic formula that combines herbs, adaptogens, and other natural compounds to help the body maintain a normal immune system response.


First, we would like to thank you for trusting us with your health. Im-mu-ni-ty Noun: The ability of an organism to resist a particular infection or toxin by the action of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells. Above is the dictionary’s definition of immunity. Simply put, your immune system is a well-organized team that protects you from outside and inside threats to your body. IMMUNITY AND ITS IMPORTANCE If you want to protect yourself from health issues and illness, then boosting your immune system is essential because it is one of the keys to your survival. The immune system is like the watchman of the wall protecting you from an attack from pathogens. When a strong immune system detects potentially dangerous TAKE A BREAK



• 4 medium zucchini • Salt, to taste • 3 medjool dates, pitted and softened in warm water for 5 minutes • 3 1/2 tbsp creamy, unsweetened almond butter • 3 tbsp coconut aminos

• 3 tbsp pure sesame oil • 3/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated • 2 cloves garlic, chopped • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar • 3 scallions, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

It all begins with you — if you do not care for yourself, you will not be strong enough to take care of anything else in life. If you want help restoring your health and quality of life, we are here for you! Call us at (805) 648-7987 for a no-obligation, free consultation, and let’s talk!


1. If you have a spiralizer, use it to cut zucchini into noodles. Otherwise, use a peeler. Salt zucchini. Allow zucchini to “sweat” out water for 1 hour, wrap in a paper towel, and squeeze the water out. 2. In a food processor, blend dates with almond butter and aminos until smooth. 3. Add sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and vinegar and pulse until sauce is smooth. 4. In a pan, sauté zucchini noodles until heated and slightly softened. 5. Toss zucchini noodles with prepared sauce and top with scallions and almonds.

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If you don’t have a backyard, take yourself or your pet for a walk around the block, just be sure to maintain the proper distance — 6 feet — from anyone who has the same idea. HEAD TO A PARK If you live near a park that is spacious enough to allow social distancing, get outside and exercise. Taking a walk and riding your bike by yourself or with others in your immediate household are great options, but you should not travel in groups of more than 10. Also, keep in mind that many states have closed playgrounds in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. In addition to your local parks, the National State Park Service announced in mid-March that it is suspending all entrance fees until further notice. Park officials hope to make it easier for the public to enjoy the parks that remain open, which are large enough for people to explore while maintaining social distancing. However, many parks have closed in response to the pandemic. To check for closures and to get more information, head to Keep in mind that while you’re outside, it is absolutely essential to use caution and practice all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, which can be found at coronavirus. Be careful and stay safe. Social Distancing Doesn ’ t Mean You ’ re Trapped

Many people think that to observe social distancing they have to stay inside, but that’s not true. People can leave their homes; they just have to be cautious when they do. In fact, getting outside to get some fresh air and stretch is good for your health. Dr. Roy Buchinsky, the director of wellness at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, says that getting outside for a few minutes “increases serotonin and dopamine and makes you feel good.” During this time when anxiety is running high, taking a few minutes to step outside is incredibly beneficial for you and your family. Here are a few ways to get outside while practicing social distancing. STAY HOME FOR BACKYARD FUN Your backyard is a great place to get outside without coming in close contact with other people. Put up the family tent for a staycation and enjoy a few camping activities, like roasting marshmallows for s’mores, telling stories, and watching the stars. For a fun daytime activity, plant a vegetable or flower garden. 4

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