Cedar Crest Chiropractic July 2019


LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS 1028 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103 • 610-776-2005 • www.CedarCrestChiropractic.com July 2019 Dr. Paul Braadt

On July 4, Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Declaration proclaimed to the world our separation from Great Britain and our emergence as a new, sovereign nation. We owe a huge debt to the brave men who risked their lives to declare their commitment to fight for freedom for themselves and future generations. Their wives and families also shared this commitment and burden. As stated in their declaration, the freedoms we enjoy today — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — are embodied and affirmed in this historic moment. Although we value our personal independence, we are collectively part of a group called Americans. With freedom comes the responsibility to better our environment. I think our personal freedoms and the strength of our nation depend on our active participation in our families, neighborhoods, work environments, churches, schools, clubs, civic groups, and more. The Fourth is a great time to invite a neighbor to your barbecue, donate to those less fortunate, volunteer, and become more civic- minded in your community. Growing up in a family of WWII and Korean War combat veterans, I was always taught to respect our founding principles and our nation overall, particularly on this day. We raised our flag and prepared the barbecue and fireworks in celebration of Americans working together, despite our differences, to better our families, our communities, and our nation. This time of year also reminds me of the birth of our daughter, Michelle, on July 6, 1991. After running back and forth to the midwifery center

My father, Henry Paul, with my grandmother and grandfather

Fun at the Jersey Shore!

Time has flown by, and now she’s 28 years old. Wow! It wasn’t always as easy as it is now. But it was and continues to be one of the best decisions we ever made. Whether you’re a parent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, son, daughter, friend, or neighbor, it’s a good time of year to reach out to those who matter to you. Let’s put our differences aside, focus on our similarities, and reaffirm our commitment to our families, communities, and nation while continuing to appreciate our heritage as Americans. Happy Fourth of July and have a good summer!

with two false alarms, watching the Fourth of July fireworks from a hospital room, only to be sent home the next morning, endlessly massaging my wife’s back through the night, and walking around the block with an IV, we celebrated Michelle’s arrival early in the morning of July 6. I felt exhausted; Georgette felt relived, as many of you women can imagine. Once my daughter and wife were safely asleep, I barely made it home, drank a couple beers, and passed out on the couch. Whew! The experience of being a parent changed my life. It started with driving my wife and daughter home under the speed limit for the first time in years! I became more aware of my personal behavior, wanting to set a positive example for Michelle to follow. I reviewed my value system and what was important to me as an individual, a parent, and a citizen.

In knowledge and health,

–Dr. Paul Braadt

Safe, Effective Health Care Without Drugs & Surgery


Even though road trips offer you a break from the monotony of your office, the stiffness in your muscles and joints that comes from sitting in one position for too long can follow you onto the road if you’re not careful. Whether in front of a laptop or behind the wheel, taking the opportunity to stretch and exercise on your summer road trip is a great way to prevent the soreness from following you back to the office. Here are a few stretches to keep in mind for the next rest stop. FOR THE NECK Reach your left arm over the top of your head and touch your right ear. Then, gently pull your head to the left and hold it there for 15 seconds. Repeat this process with your right arm. FOR THE CHEST Stand in front of a door frame with one hand pressed on either side and your elbows at 90-degree angles, then lean forward. This will cause your chest muscles to open up. Hold this position for 15 seconds. You can do a similar stretch by bending downward while keeping your hands on your car door in front of you, stretching your entire upper body. FOR THE HIPS While you’re driving, a good way to prevent sore hips is by making sure your knees are slightly elevated above them in your seat. Once you have the opportunity to stop, try doing some hip flexors. Kneel on one knee, slowly push your pelvis forward, squeeze your shoulders back, and open your chest. Hold this position for 15 seconds, then repeat while kneeling on the other knee. FOR THE LEGS To stretch out your hamstrings, place your right heel on a small step. Extend your arms upward, and then lean your upper body forward. You’ll feel a pull in the back of your upper leg. Once you’ve done this for about 15–30 seconds, repeat the process with your left heel. The road may be long, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel it in your muscles. If you stop every couple of hours and take some time to limber up, your body will thank you. LIMBERING UP For Your Next Road Trip

Many of you have expressed concerns about getting the same health problems as your mother or father or a friend who suddenly died. Sometimes, a certain amount of fear and confusion about what you should do leads to doing nothing. Health isn’t just defined as physical and mental well-being and freedom from disease; it’s also about having enough energy to do the things that matter to you in life. There are things we can control and things we can’t. Over the past 10 months, you’ve been receiving our monthly newsletter with tips designed to help you create a healthy lifestyle, so you can minimize your health risks. In this article, I want to continue to educate you with “the facts” about what you can control. Prevention is the key! GET OUT AND STAY OUT OF PAIN Drug dependence for pain relief is a major public health crisis. Chiropractic care is safe, effective health care without the risks of drugs and surgery. Once you’re out of pain , I encourage you to continue care to correct your problem and utilize maintenance care to minimize future problems. Share your success with your family and friends. Chiropractic care is mechanical, not chemical. If we tested you for Tylenol, you would not be deficient! WHAT YOU EAT MATTERS Metabolic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, are linked with abnormal insulin metabolism . Insulin , THE main fat-storing hormone, is rarely tested in ordinary medical care, which leads to greater drug dependence and continued lowering of measurements by drug companies to produce even greater drug dependence. To understand this relationship, be sure to get your copy of “Get Healthy to Lose Weight” at my office for only $10. It’s easy to understand, and you’ll become an expert on how to handle the insanity of drug management for these major problems. MOVE YOUR BODY Regular exercise is critical to overall health. Find something you enjoy doing. I saw a story last week where a 90-year-old finished a 26-mile marathon. I thought, “Wow, I’d rather drive.” I do what I like: walking, weight training, swimming, and yoga. Do something you like and do it often. MINIMIZE STRESS We all have to control stress and its negative hormonal response of cortisol and adrenalin causing cellular damage to our bodies. Avoid people you don’t like and spend time with people you do. Get enough sleep. Remember, pain contributes to stress. DR. BRAADT’S HEALTH TIPS Minimizing Your Health Risks

I’m always available to help you as needed!

–Dr. Paul Braadt




WHY SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED NUTRITION ASSESSMENT? Dr. Braadt Explains How to Personalize Your Approach to Nutrition

These stated health problems are really warning signs for developing disease. But they can be stopped and reversed. I have often seen it happen. Preventing disease is much easier than resorting to drugs and surgery in an effort to recover health that’s long gone. I invite you to do what many patients have successfully done: Discover what specific factors could be ruining your health and learn how to minimize the development of a full-blown disease. Using a unique system called Nutritional Response Testing (NRT) , I will analyze your lifestyle, evaluate your eating habits, and discover nutritional deficiencies. Then, I’ll evaluate the barriers to recovering your health, such as cellular toxicity, food allergies, or influences of hidden viruses, bacteria, and toxic chemicals. Your Personalized Nutrition Program can make a lasting difference in how you feel on a daily basis, strengthen your body, and take the guesswork out of which supplements your body may need, as well as other factors that may be getting in the way of you feeling your very best. TAKE THE NEXT STEP NOW We all know there are things you can control and things you can’t. Getting the correct nutrition for your body is something you can control. I do, and so does my wife, daughter, and many extended family members who mean the world to me. My patients, like you, are also very important to me. Call now to schedule your Personalized Nutrition Assessment and pick up a brochure at the front desk. Please don’t wait until bad things happen.

Are you worried about disease, taking too many drugs, and sleeping badly? Are you tired all the time, experiencing a nervous and upset stomach, or having trouble with elimination? How about being stressed, experiencing cravings for the wrong foods, and dealing with uncontrolled weight gain? We are all different in our exposure to the environment and our accumulation of poor health habits. These negative factors lead to bodily malfunctions that often show up as any one of the symptoms stated above. Because your body is unique to you, I recommend a personalized approach to nutrition .


Keto Chicken BLT Salad

Garlic Mayonnaise • 3/4 cup mayonnaise • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder Salad • 1/2 lb. sliced bacon • 1 oz. butter • 1 lb. boneless chicken thighs • Salt and pepper to taste • 10 oz. romaine lettuce • 4 oz. cherry tomatoes INGREDIENTS


1. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and garlic powder and set aside. 2. Fry the bacon in butter until crispy. Remove and keep warm. Save the grease in the pan. 3. Shred the chicken and season with salt and pepper. In the skillet with the grease, fry chicken until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. 4. Rinse and shred the lettuce with a clean cutting board and knife (different from the one used when handling the raw chicken). Place the lettuce on a plate and top with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and a hearty dollop of the garlic mayonnaise.

Safe, Effective Health Care Without Drugs & Surgery


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1028 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103

Hours of Operation: Mon: 3–6:30 p.m. Tue–Thu: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Fri: Closed

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PAGE 1 Happy 4th of July!

PAGE 2 4 Stretches for Staying Limber on the Road

Dr. Braadt’s Health Tips

PAGE 3 Personalized Nutrition Assessment

Keto Chicken BLT Salad

PAGE 4 4 Tips for Perfect Phone Etiquette



STOP CHECKING Don’t continuously glance at your phone during meetings, dinner dates, or any time you’re with others. This action shows your disinterest in what they’re saying and in what’s going on around you. Keeping your phone in your back pocket, in your purse, at your desk, or in your car will help you focus on what’s in front of you. PRACTICE SELF-AWARENESS If you receive a call while in public, be aware of the volume of your phone and voice. Move yourself to a less crowded area to speak freely, especially if you know the conversation might get heated. When you take a call, it’s good practice to leave some space between you and others. You don’t want to distract anyone with raised voices or gestures while you’re on your call. POLITELY EXCUSE YOURSELF If you must take a call, answer a text, or send an email, be sure to excuse yourself to the people around you and check your phone in a more private area. Simply saying, “I’m sorry, but I need to take this. I’ll be back in a few minutes,” gives everyone a sense of what’s going on while remaining respectful.

Silencing your phone during dinner, a party, or quality time with family is the polite thing to do. During National Cellphone Courtesy Month, it’s a good idea to reexamine cellphone etiquette and discover a few ways you can be more courteous to others. KEEP IT QUIET Whenever you find yourself in a place of worship, talking with others, or enjoying an event, silencing your cellphone is the most courteous thing you can do. A phone that is frequently ringing can be distracting for you and those around you. If you’re expecting an important call you don’t want to miss, turn on vibrate mode.

By following these four tips, you’ll be prepared for the next time you’re on a date, in a business meeting, or watching a movie in a sold-out theater.




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