From the Desk of Dr. Michon Hawkins : Newsletters :

Holiday 2004

Hello patients and friends,

It is the holiday season again and I am looking forward to the bustle and glitter as well as the friendliness I find at this time of year.

I have news. We will be relocating the office to 6350 LBJ Freeway, Suite 166, between Preston and Hillcrest on the eastbound access road at the Concourse Office Park. I love the new location and the office space.

We will be closed during the week of Thanksgiving, November 22 through December 1. I will be visiting my son and family for Thanksgiving and then moving the office right after I return. We will be opening at the new location on December 2.

The next event will be held in January to benefit the homeless. Discounts on exams, x-rays and treatments will be offered. Be thinking of friends or co-workers who would like to start care. Details will follow shortly.

HOLIDAY STRESS

Here are some tips that can help you successfully manage the stress.

  • Let chiropractic adjustments help correct your subluxations so the body can better adapt to stress.
  • Identify what may be causing the stress and talk it out with someone you trust
  • Eat healthy: raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, hormone free proteins. Avoid sugary foods, alcohol and caffeine.
  • Prioritize your activities, learn some relaxation techniques, and schedule regular fun into your life.

We specialize in children's chiropractic care. Schedule your child for a visit before the holidays. They too can experience stress. Keep their little bodies healthy too.

THE FLU

Remember that that consuming sugar will turn off your immune system for several hours. With a healthy and operational immune system, you are able to withstand attack by flu bugs.

Elderberry has been the subject of recent studies and has been found to instrumental in preventing the flu. Being a natural substance, it can work against all strains, unlike the flu shot, which can only help with known strains. Also it has been reported that the flu shots contain aluminum (Alzheimer's) and mercury (seriously harmful even to the touch). We have the elderberry concentrate available here at the office.

HOLIDAY RECIPE

AGAIN, THE SUGAR FREE, WONDERFUL CRANBERRY RELISH MY MOTHER USED TO MAKE FOR US.

6 oz. frozen apple juice concentrate
1 pkg. fresh cranberries
15 oz. Can crushed pineapple
1 pkg. frozen strawberries or cherries
1 pkg. Knox gelatin
1/2 cup pecan pieces

Cook everything except the gelatin and nuts over medium heat. Stir occasionally, until the cranberries pop. Remove from heat, stir in gelatin and let dissolve and then nuts. Pour into a bowl or jelly jars and chill until firm. Enjoy!

KIDS AND THE SUGAR DELEMMA

When sugar is refined, B vitamins are removed. Bur our bodies need B vitamins in order to process sugar. Since refined sugar does not contain the B vitamins necessary for our bodies to process it, the body robs its B vitamin stores to get what it needs to "deal with" the sugar. Therefore, people who eat refined sugar deplete their bodies of B vitamins. And, because B vitamins help to calm our nerves, guess why kids start acting crazy after Halloween, Christmas, Easter and any day they consume a lot of sugar? Or, guess why moms often get depressed after the holidays? Could it be that removing refined white sugar from our diets would give us all a rosier outlook during the hectic holiday season?


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