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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body



HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

INSIDE: • Arthritis & Ottawa Health Group

• Patient Spotlight • 12 Quick Ways to Add Greens to Your Diet

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear. RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP, & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN

What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries.

Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease · An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis · The inheritance of osteoarthritis · An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. Call Ottawa Health Group today and we can help you find the source of your arthritis pain and guide you along the way to achieve greater health.

ARTHRITIS & OTTAWA HEALTH GROUP Regardless of the cause of arthritis, Ottawa Health Group plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first,beforemoreaggressiveproceduressuchassurgery.While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical interventionmayeventuallybeneeded.However,our treatmentshave beenshown tobeanexcellentway toprepareandrecoveraftera total knee or hip replacement.

It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce risk of further injury. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is tocontactoneofourpractitioners today,andaskaboutOttawa Health Group’s treatments to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today. Sources: com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

Take charge of your arthritis pain by calling us or by visiting our website at We can help get your life back.

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT “I’ve greatly benefitted from chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and deep tissue massage to regain my health.”

Happy ValenSpines! FEBRUARY IS FAMILY MONTH As A Way To Celebrate Happier and Healthier Families We Are Offering $14 Consultation and Exam (Normally $120) To Any of Your Friends and Family Throughout February

“I’m 57 years old and I’m still in good shape to play hockey, three times a week. I’ve been doing so now for almost 18 years. For about the same amount of time, my wife and I have been regular clients of Dr. Mark de Gruchy at the Ottawa Health Group. Personally, I’vegreatlybenefittedfrom chiropracticadjustments,acupuncture anddeeptissuemassagetoregainmy health after injuries and to maintain good spinal health. While I’m waiting for“TheCall” to theNHL (LOL) Iknow that, justlikemywife,manyfriendsand family members, I am in great hands and Iamlookingforwardtomanymore years of health and of recreational hockey thanks to chiropractic care!” Charles L.

As a thank you, each referral will give you a ballot in the draw for your choice of a massage or dinner for 2. Drawing is 2/14/20.


12 QUICK WAYS TO ADD GREENS TO YOUR DIET Only one in 10 American adults meet fruit and vegetable recommendations. More specifically, only 9.3 percent of adults eat enough vegetables daily. Seven of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are from chronic diseases including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Eating plenty of green vegetables every day can help reduce your risk of those and other diseases. Cruciferous vegetables like brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli, and cabbage are also powerful cancer fighters. Eating plenty of vegetables can also balance your blood sugar and stabilize hunger, supporting weight loss and possibly reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes. GREENS AND THE POWER OF PREVENTION When inflammation persists, it becomes chronic. Chronic inflammation can play a role in most diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and Alzheimer’s. WHY DON’T WE EAT MORE GREENS? Knowing all these health benefits, why don’t more people eat green vegetables? Research shows that cost, limited availability and access, and not enough time to prepare or cook them are among the reasons why many of us don’t meet our greens quota. It’s not just kids who don’t like eating vegetables. Most adults struggle to get their daily greens requirements. But eating more vegetables shouldn’t be a struggle! These 12 strategies can help make getting more vegetables convenient, simple, and delicious. 1. Make them more interesting. Look up new recipes. 2. Prep ahead of time. 3. Get everyone involved. 4. Hide them in yummy dishes, such as roasted vegetable Lasagna 5. Make an omelet. 6. Make them portable. 7. Slip ‘em into smoothies. 8. Upgrade starches eat zucchini fries 9. Double up in restaurants. Simple: Ask your server to skip the potatoes and add another green vegetable. 10. Make it a mission to try a new one. Restaurants usually find ways to make green vegetables taste amazing. Be adventurous and try something new. 11. Buy them fresh or frozen. Frozen vegetables today are far tastier than the ones you might have grown up with. They might also be healthier. 12. If you can’t find or afford organic, use this list: The Environmental Working Group (EWG) makes choosing easy. They’ve compiled a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. VARIETY IS KEY WITH GREEN VEGETABLES, That’s where Veggie-Greens can fill your vegetable quota. This organic green powder combines green superfoods like organic wheatgrass, organic chlorella, and immune- boosting organic mushrooms. Imagine packing the nutrient punch of numerous organic green vegetables — including spinach, broccoli, kale, and brussel sprouts — into one easy-to-use powder! That’s the power of Greens.

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