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Manhattan's Hidden Health Care Secret!
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Come on down for our free stress busting workshop. When it comes to your health, stress is about as scary as it gets. Find out how to reduce soul sapping stress and share how you deal with stress. Learn easy stress releasing techniques from a massage therapist or talk to a yoga instructor about how moving can help drop that stress. Starts October 29th at 6:15. Snacks and tea!
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CONGRUENCY
When was the last time you went to a doctor who said "here take these drugs because I use them myself and they make me healthier" or "here's a new shot for your kids, I'm not certain of the side effects, but I gave it to all mine because the pharmaceutical rep said it was good for them." Even when it comes to flu vaccines, the TV MD may say it's OK on camera, but behind the scenes they won't dare push it on their own family members.
When it comes to the care we provide, Chiropractors earn top congruency points. The care Dr. Janet and I suggest for you, we actually do for ourselves and our families first. Getting adjusted regularly to keep our own nerve system clear so we can function to our potential, CHECK. Making sure our own family members and co-workers get analyzed and adjusted more often during times of stress, CHECK. Recognizing that symptoms are the body's attempt to fix itself, and not succumbing to the false promise of relief and comfort touted by mainstream medicine, CHECK.
Ask yourself, who would you rather trust with your health, someone who clearly walks the talk or or the guy who simply talks? We have every confidence in the Power that made the body, heals the body - we encourage you to live the same way.
Happy Monday Morning,
Dr. Ankur

Myth #2: High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease
First of all, cholesterol is critical for normal cellular and hormonal function, particularly your sex hormones.
In fact, the vast majority of your blood cholesterol is produced by your liver – three to ten times more than the amount that comes from your food. So the real question is: what would make your body produce abnormally high amounts of cholesterol?
When we create systematic inflammation in our body, our liver has to pump out more and more cholesterol in an attempt to manage the inflammation, fend off infection, and repair damaged tissues. In addition, when we are under stress, cholesterol increases significantly is an important precursor of cortisol, the stress hormone. So knowing that the vast majority of cholesterol comes from you own body when it is inflamed and stressed and your doctor says you have high cholesterol, what will have the biggest impact? Eliminating eggs? Or taking action to reduce stress and systematic inflammation?

Saturated Fat Myth Exposed!
We've all heard the one about how saturated fat causes heart attacks and strokes. In fact, saturated fat is often described as “artery clogging!” But while the logic may seem sound (eating fat fills your arteries with fat), the facts don’t add up.
In 2010, the Journal of Clinical Nutrition compiled a landmark meta-analysis of the results of 21 studies that followed more than 347,000 total participants for up to 23 years. The studies tracked dietary habits, including intake of saturated fat and the participants’ incidence of heart attack and stroke. The meta-analysis found: “there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, or cardiovascular disease.”
Saturated fats, or saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are often implicated in Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) risk. The claim is that saturated fats increase serum cholesterol levels and “harmful” LDL cholesterol, supposedly linking saturated fats, cholesterol, and CHD. SFAs are thought to raise blood cholesterol levels more than foods high in cholesterol. But the scientific basis for these assumptions is being questioned due to “large-scale misinterpretation and misrepresentation of the data.” Foods containing high SFAs include animal fats like red meats, lard, dairy products (whole milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, etc.), chocolate, palm oil, palm kernel oil, and coconut oil. Saturated-fats are easily converted by the liver into cholesterol, hence eating saturated fats is assumed to raise blood cholesterol levels, which is believed to increase risk of CHD. But this has not been shown to be true, and neither saturated fat nor cholesterol has been shown to cause CHD. Besides, the liver converts other substances into cholesterol such as carbohydrates and other fats.
In one trial, a group of participants consumed a high-polyunsaturated, low-saturated fat diet, and the controls continued their high saturated-fat, lowpolyunsaturated fat diet. The low-SFA group experienced eight deaths from heart attacks. The high-SFA group experienced no heart attack deaths. In numerous studies (such as the Roseto, Irish Brothers, and Malhotra studies) it was found that those with the “wrong” fat composition in their diet (high saturated fat) were having far fewer heart attack deaths than people on high polyunsaturated, low-saturated fat diets. The Fulani (a Nigerian seminomadic pastoral group) consume a diet rich in saturated fats, do not use tobacco, are lean, and have an active lifestyle. “Despite a diet high in saturated fat,” the Fulani have low risks for CHD.
Biochemist Michael Gurr wrote “…that whatever causes CHD, it is not primarily a high intake of SFAs.” Is saturated fat “bad?” No. It is the distortions, deficiencies, and denaturing that takes its toll. Food raised in compliance with Nature’s directions never contributes to CHD or any other problem.

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Heart disease robs over 600,000 people a year of the life they deserve. A healthy diet and exercise can help prevent this tragedy. No more excuses.Join us in our journey to health this March as we sculpt a Harder, Better, Faster, and Stronger you. Our time tested program has helped our members transform their lives. Isn't it time you transformed yours?
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Join us as we gather food to help make this holiday full of bounty for those in need. Starting November 1st.
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