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July 4, 2015

Adjustments Can Improve Your Game

Athletes from many sports use chiropractic care to help improve their performance. Chiropractic procedures are safe and effective in maximally benefiting an athlete- professional or amateur. Chiropractic care makes “adjustments” to the spine which are commonly known to help with back pain, but additionally, they help your nervous system, maximize joint mechanics, and improve your overall health.

Major league baseball season is around the corner. Baseball can seem like a gentlemanly sport when compared to football and hockey, but the incidence of injury can be quite high. Many MLB teams have a team Chiropractor where regular chiropractic care provides baseball players with proper spinal function and balance to reduce the risk of spine-related injuries, enhance recovery time, and improve overall performance.

With chiropractic care, players report that they feel better and have better endurance. Their body mechanics are significantly improved, enabling better pitching, hitting, and throwing. The team Chiropractor for the San Francisco Giants was on the mound celebrating with the team during their 2010 World Series victory as it was said that chiropractic care was very much part of their success that year.

Golfers use chiropractic to maintain a strong foundation in the body. The pelvis is where most of the power is created. The lower body and pelvis create torque during the swing, while the upper body acts like a whip. Without that strong foundation on the bottom half and flexibility on the top, the golfer’s swing will suffer.

A chiropractic adjustment can re-align the lower back and improve the muscle action of the lower body. The combination of chiropractic treatment and core stability training can improve a golfer’s game considerably. Tiger Woods has said,” I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”

Michael Jordan, six time NBA Champion, six time Final MVP, and five time NBA MVP, has said of chiropractic, “I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a Chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.”

Chiropractic care can give an athlete a competitive advantage in whatever sport they participate in. It helps to enhance endurance levels, assist in the recovery from many structural injuries, and achieve overall peak performance. By including chiropractic into an athlete’s regular health practices, one is able to maximize training and optimize functional balance and skill.

Many avoidable injuries sideline professional athletes. Many athletes continue to compete at less than peak efficiency, simply because their structural system is not in balance. Coaches and their athletes are realizing that pain killing drugs, muscle relaxers, and cortisone injections are not the answer to injury. Medications merely cover up the symptoms and may make the injury more serious or interfere with the healing process

The key to a successful team and an individual athlete is injury prevention. This is true for the professional or amateur. Keep your spine in line and your nervous system in balance. Dr. Noam Sadovnik and Dr. Lauren Fries of Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC offer exceptional chiropractic services with a goals-oriented, integrated approach. Play the game of your life by being the best that you can be!

October 30, 2013

Lung Cancer Awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. During the month, many people throughout the country and the world come together for the lung cancer community. Events are held; articles are written; Facebook statuses are updated, videos are created; and proclamations are issued.

In our own lives, we can be mindful of staying healthy by eating good whole foods, incorporating exercise in our days, and keeping our bodies in line with regular holistic chiropractic care. Good nutrition keeps excess weight off and provides energy to deal with the stressors of everyday life. See the list below for foods that offer benefits in preventing and healing disease:

Top 5 Foods to Fight Lung Cancer

Broccoli: Broccoli tops the list of green, cruciferous vegetables that help fight lung cancer. It contains sulforaphane, which increases the production of enzymes that can eliminate carcinogens from cells. Broccoli consumed in any form is fine, but raw or juiced is believed to be optimal in order to ingest the vegetable in its purest form.

Green tea: Studies have shown that heavy smokers who drank decaffeinated green tea had a 31% decrease in their urinary levels of 8-OHdG (a marker of oxidative stress in DNA that is higher in people with lung cancer as opposed to other cancers). Green tea has long been touted for its powerful antioxidant properties, namely catechins, for its ability to diminish cancer risks and contribute to longer lives. Quite simply, the properties of tea have been found to stop a tumor from even forming in the first place.

Whole grains: According the University of Maryland Medical Center, foods high in iron and zinc, such as whole grains, play a large factor in reducing the severity of lung cancer symptoms.

Salmon: This fish is an important source of Omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat that helps maintain a strong system. Omega-3 helps regulate circulatory and nervous system functions and is especially beneficial for those with a compromised system due to lung cancer complications. The fatty acid is also responsible for delivering proper vitamins throughout the body. It contains protein which the American Cancer Society says people with cancer need more of than those without the illness. In fact, low protein consumption can actually delay lung cancer healing. All of this, along with a balanced diet, plays a role in preventing lung cancer cell growth.

Finding wild caught fish that promotes health might be a challenge. Additional choices for healthy fats include chia and flax in whole seed, ground, or oil form.

Garlic: One of garlic’s potent ingredients, diallyl sulphide, acts like an antibiotic in the body and is often sought after by lung cancer patients because it may help reduce the production of cancer-causing chemicals. Garlic can also increase the white blood cells in the body, responsible for fighting toxins and helping prevent lung cancer.

Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness objectives.

Call us today at (646) 770-0916 to schedule your visit and learn how chiropractic care, acupuncture, and good nutrition can keep you healthy and in shape!

September 30, 2013

October is National Chiropractic Health Month!

National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) kicks off in October 2013 with the theme of “Get Vertical!” Get Vertical focuses on the importance of joint health at all stages of life and what people can do to keep their joints functioning properly.

ACA encourages everyone to use the month of October to get off their couches and office chairs, stand up and move! In other words, Get Vertical!

Joints are critical to all movement and allow us to carry out normal activities of daily living. Some 150 million to 200 million cases of back pain send people to the doctor every year—and many of those are related to joint injuries. The bones that make up the joint allow movement, but it is the muscles that pull the bones that produce the movement.

The movements that you perform on a daily basis are critical to long-term joint health, as are proper nutrition, a healthy exercise regimen, and a healthy lifestyle. Moving a joint through its full range of motion serves several important purposes. Joints are not supplied directly with blood as are other organs within the body, but instead are nourished with synovial fluid that is forced into the joint cartilage through pressure resulting from body movement. So the saying, “Use it or lose it” applies to joint function.

Contact Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC at (646) 770-0916 for all your chiropractic needs.

Visit ACA website www.chirohealthy.com for more tips and information to keep you healthy and pain free!

September 13, 2013

Welcome Dr. Phillip Gomez, DPT to Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC

Dr. Phillip Gomez, DPT joins Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC as a physical therapist whose main objective is to give his patients the tools they need in order to care for their bodies. He specializes in chronic lower back pain, sports-related injuries, post surgical rehabilitation, postural re-education and tendonitis injuries.

The services of Dr. Phillip Gomez can be scheduled at launchfit.co and by calling (646) 770-0916. Evolve from your physical limitations today!

August 9, 2013

Journal of the American Medical Association Suggests Chiropractic

Try Chiropractic and Other Conservative Methods First

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that patients try chiropractic and other more conservative types of treatment for their back pain. In many cases, pain can be alleviated without the use of unnecessary drugs or surgery, so it makes sense to exhaust conservative options first,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC.

Chiropractic is Cost Effective and Clinically Effective

“Research confirms that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are not only clinically effective but also cost-effective, so taking a more conservative approach at the onset of low back pain can also potentially save both patients and the health care system money down the line,” he added.

The article, part of JAMA’s Patient Page public education series, explains that the back is made up of bones, nerves, muscles and other soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons that support posture and give the body flexibility. Back pain can be caused by problems with any of the structures in the back.

Chiropractic Well Suited To Manage Back Pain

As neuromusculoskeletal experts, chiropractic physicians are particularly well suited to manage and help prevent low back pain.

Those looking for a dedicated and professional Chiropractor for expert consultation and treatment backed up by friendly and personable service have consistently turned to Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC. Dr. Noam Sadovnik and Dr. Lauren Fries are committed to your improve the lives of many in the tri-state area. Call (646) 770-0916 to schedule an appointment today!

Source: http://www.acatoday.org/press_css.cfm?CID=5185

July 1, 2013

Chronic Stress Can Lead to Disease

When we experience an episode of acute stress– a traffic accident, for example – our adrenal glands get a message to release the hormone cortisol, otherwise known as the stress hormone. Cortisol temporarily suppresses the immune system and adds glucose (sugar) to the bloodstream in seconds, giving our bodies optimum power to get through the dangerous or frightening episode.

But when we experience chronic stress – say, caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s or working in a pressured profession – we’ve got low levels of cortisol coursing through our blood all the time. As explained in the European Journal of Immunology, constant low levels of cortisol destroy normal regulation of the immune system, putting stressed-out people at risk of autoimmune disorders.

Chronic Stress Suppresses The Immune System

Chronic stress causes a breakdown in the normal regulation of the immune system. That can lead to autoimmune diseases where we produce antibodies that destroy our own tissues. Some of these 80 diseases include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 diabetes.

Because not everyone reacts to stress in the same way, a blood test to measure the effect of cortisol on immune-system functioning would provide a valuable tool for preventing an autoimmune disease from developing. If someone is in danger of any type of chronic stress, we may not know when they’re at a point of immune system damage and this can help people pay attention to it and reduce stress before they get sick.

Exercise and Nutrition Essential For Stress Management

Exercise, proper nutrition and stress management are essential to keep psychological stress from causing physical illness. For people who already suffer an autoimmune disease, the same blood test would help determine appropriate doses of the synthetic cortisol (steroids) generally prescribed to people with these diseases.

Wellness Care

Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC provides drug free treatments to help reduce pain and stress. Strongly advocated on sites like http://drugguardians.com, this center has proven its worth. Healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, and keeping our bodies aligned in conjunction with stress relieving techniques can greatly reduce the risk for autoimmune disorders. Be aware of your stressors and take good care of your body. Chiropractic care can be your answer!

May 29, 2013

Nurse Appreciation Week!

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Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Decompression NYC at 1201 Broadway #1003, New York, NY.