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The Latest From Dr. Charmaine and Dr. Ray: January 2020

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I am sure that many of us are scratching our heads at this winter….but it is happening in its own way and at its own time. We can make some changes in our lives to accommodate the change to the new year and to the weather.

Get plenty of rest. Winter is hibernation time for our four footed friends and we would do well to remember that.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. We all have our heaters and wood fires going to keep us warm but that draws a lot of moisture out of the body…so drink LOTS of H2O.

Watch your posture. I notice that so many people walk with their shoulders hunched up around their ears this time of the year…NO TURTLING PLEASE…. it messes up the neck and shoulder areas…get a scarf/two and wrap it around the neck and chest area and walk tall!!!!!

EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE. It is terribly important that we keep moving thru’ the winter months…If you are not an outside weather fan, find some way to incorporate exercise. Look at no commitment gyms and get in there and do something. Go to open swim, go to the mall or GLHS and walk. Keep your circulation working and the winter weight gain down.

WATCH THE WINTER DIET. We tend to eat too much “comfort food” in winter and a) gain weight and b) are subject to more colds and flu. The body needs to be more alkali and so more fruits, veggies and less stodgy comfort food is better. Keep the dairy and meats to flavoring status and eat 5-9 servings of veggies/fruit daily. Clementines are a great handful, quick to unwrap and loaded with Vit C.

OK…. SO STAY WARM, KEEP ACTIVE AND ALL THE OTHERS THINGS I SAID AND GET A CHIROPRACTIC CHECKUP TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE FUNCTIONING ON ALL CYLINDERS.

Remember your body does not have a check engine light!!

 

The Lastest from Charmaine: November 2019

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November seems to have rushed in with unseemly haste, bringing the month of weird weather and the constant question…Just where the heck did this year go?

Not sure I can answer that one, but I am trying hard, as I am sure many of you are, to get all the stuff done that we wanted to get done before the end of the year.

Please note: We will be out of the office from November 20th to December 2nd to be with our family in Florida.  Alfred is just shy of 3 years old (!) and we are looking forward to spending some quality time with them.

I have taken the liberty of sharing some of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes in this newsletter (we get the question what dishes do you, as a vegan/vegetarian prepare for this time of the year?).

This will be the final newsletter of the year…..so, we will take the opportunity to say -Thank You for trusting us with the opportunity to get you and yours on the road to health and may 2020 be TOTALLY AWESOME!

SEE YOU ON THE TABLE, UNDER THE BARBELLS, ON THE MAT OR JUST AROUND TOWN!

Latest News from Charmaine: July 2019

Greetings all!February 2019

We are back from our adventure packed trip to Norway and Mr. Alfred and his parents.  It was a great time, but flying these days is not as nice as it was once upon a time.

This newsletter is going to be a combo June and July issue and I hope you will find the articles interesting.

I am hoping to get to my first farmers markets before this actually hits your hands. What with travel and the way wetter and cooler weather, the farmers are struggling to get produce out and I have had no opportunity to get out to them (not a huge fan of schlepping around in driving rain).

I will be competing in the Michigan Senior Olympics in early August and hope to do a competition in September to qualify for State level competition in December.

This past June 14th Dr. Ray and I Celebrated 39 years since graduation from Chiropractic College and by totally randomness ended up in Grand Ledge on 6/14/89 and fell seriously in love with the community.  We have been extremely grateful for the opportunities to help guide local residents on the path to health and for the many opportunities to serve the local community as well.

SEE YOU IN THE OFFICE, ON THE TABLE, ON THE MAT OR UNDER THE BARBELLS

Latest News from Charmaine: April 2019

GREETINGS ALL!February 2019

Well, Spring is trying her level best to come out and play….birdies are out singing, earthworms are doing their thing, skunks are skunking (a sure sign!) and our temperatures are trending EVER so slowly upward!

March Madness and all it’s heart stopping moments is done and we thank our Spartans for their very best efforts! So now we turn to baseball (Go Tigers!) and golf …..and what do these sports have in common?….very one-sided activity ….so lots of stretching, working your swing the other way to compensate, and make sure that you get checked regularly so that you can perform pain free and in a balanced fashion.

For the daredevils who lift adrenaline level a smidge……make sure you get adjusted to keep your spine in line and your body out of trouble!

For the armchair sports enthusiasts, you still need to make sure you get checked…especially if you bounce out of your chair yelling with excitement – strange tweaks can happen!

And when all else fails WALK, WALK, WALK…we have some lovely trails and I would like to wish my friend Joni well when she tackles the month long North Country Trail  in June…..A lot of walking over many days….dedication!

Cal to make an appointment: 517.627.4547

Meanwhile, see YOU in the office, on the table, on the yoga mat or under the barbells!

April 2019

The Latest from Charmaine: March 2019

Greetings all,February 2019

Spring is playing coy with her “springy” days and smells (let’s pretend we didn’t see the mud, shall we?) It is a time to enjoy the first bird sightings, listen to the birdsong, and watch the gentle greening of the world around us.

Garden dreams will slowly begin to take shape and it is always important that you don’t dive head first (literally and figuratively, LOL) into you projects.  Plan them out so the right tools are handy and remember- that while the temptation is there to kill the project …..ROME was not built in a day and weekend warriors pay a heavy price for wayyyyy too much enthusiasm!!

This newsletter talks about the evils of diet pop/soda pop drinks…..something to think about. It’s always interesting to hear someone order fries and a diet pop as that is probably a pretty lethal combination there and no calories are saved in the effort in reality.

Also,  read an interesting article about how chiropractic promotes wellness.

As a newish grandmother I love the piece about the way grandparents are perceived by their grand kids and this Grammy loves her Face Time with her little man (he sometimes demands that Mom call us so he can talk, which I think is a hoot!)

Meanwhile, enjoy the arrival of spring in all her wonderment.

Make sure you get checked and adjusted so that you can enjoy spring and see you in the office, on the yoga mat or under the barbells!

~Charmaine

March 2019

The Latest from Charmaine: January 2019

April 2018Well.. we made it to 2019 and we are flirting with a winter which cannot seem to make up its mind whether we are actually going to a have a REAL winter.  Oh well, the weather will do its own thing and we are just going have to live with whatever Mother Nature deals us.

As we move into this New Year, let’s decide that this is the year that we will actually make those changes we want to make…but we are going take it one month at a time and one project at a time.

In my last newsletter I suggested that we make small changes and work on one change per month.  This month the topic is exercise.  Check this out for more info on that.

Just picked up the mail and of course it is that time when all the gardening catalogs are coming in. We can sit comfortably in a warm snug house with a cup of tea/coffee and drool/fantasize about what we would like to do in the garden. Time to seriously think about having a veggie patch, just for the pure “groundedness” that tending a garden offers and the benefits of you own homegrown wonderments that will be sooooo much better that anything store-bought.

Meanwhile, get out and enjoy the snow(?) as much as possible (the Norwegians say there is no bad weather.. just bad clothes!).  Dress appropriately and think about all the health benefits of getting out and exercising and being in nature…(makes winter go quicker if you are not a fan of winter).

SEE YOU IN THE OFFICE, ON THE TABLE,  ON THE MAT OR UNDER THE BARBELLS

Latest News from Charmaine: September 2018

Greetings all,April 2018

Well, routines are being established again and the fall weather is approaching.  Grand Ledge holds its annual Color Cruise event October 11-14th and, I don’t know about you’ but our social schedules are filling up fast.

What with Quilting (and helping a friend or two to make a quilt) yoga, powerlifting, Zumba and office stuff, I find myself running out of time.

One thing I have really mastered is the idea of doubling up on my cooking so that I can have meals at the ready for the crazy days. I believe if you are cutting 1 onion you might as well do 2 (cuts down on stinky hands)!  I also saw a tip recently, where the author suggested doubling a chili slow cooker recipe and bagging half the ingredients (uncooked) and freezing that for later…genius!!!

Chiropractically, I love that everybody is doing the weekend warrior stuff and getting involved in sports. If I may suggest, please make a point of getting checked regularly to make sure you and yours are in good health to enjoy the wonderful fall ahead of us to the max!

See you in the office, on the table, on the mat or under the barbells.

Couldn’t refuse this giggle…

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me. – Sigmund Freud

Latest News from Charmaine: June 2018

Greetings all,April 2018

We now can officially say summer is here with all  the fun and games of family, friends, graduations reunions, vacations, BBQs, sunshine, suntans and mosquitoes all mixed into one big messy bundle.

This month- (Flag Day June 14th) Dr. Ray and I celebrated 38 years (each) in Chiropractic, having graduated summer of 1980.  Daughter Damaris celebrated 8 years since her graduation a week later and she has firmly established herself in Norway in her own practice- specializing in babies and pregnant women.

She will be meeting us in Scotland at the End of July and so we will be away from the office 7/27/2018  to 8/5/2018. Time to get away, re-connect and have fun with Alfred who is growing like a weed! My niece will possibly be joining us from the Isle of Jersey.

This month will see me competing in a power lifting meet in Rochester Hills 6/23 and the Senior Olympics will follow in August (8/12).

Make this a great summer and feel free to share any of your recipes or holiday experiences with us.

SEE YOU IN THE OFFICE, ON THE TABLE, ON THE MAT OR UNDER THE BARBELLS

Jack R says,

“I wake up ready for the day…not sluggish or tired. I just feel better, I have more stamina and my energy comes back quicker after a hard day’s work.”

Another happy patient who has a better day with Chiropractic Care!

Latest News from Charmaine: May 2018

Greetings All!April 2018

Well, we flipped the switch from Winter to Summer in a hurry, didn’t we?  I usually love the way Spring teases us with daily extra color, but we went from nothing to full on color in less than a week.   It is comforting to know that Mother Nature will win out in the end….but I miss her gentleness.

May is, of course, the month of Mother’s day….hope all Moms and G-moms were spoiled…we did our little bit by handing out carnations on the Thursday and Friday leading up to the weekend….

Given my article in the newsletter about greens and sickness…this might be the year to plan/plant a small veggie garden or grow your own micro greens.

As you enjoy the wonderful outdoors, keep in mind that we are here for you to help you when you slip and fall and subluxate that spine…with good nerve supply all things are possible!

See you in the office/on the table/on the mat/under the barbells!

Latest News From Charmaine: December 2017

Greetings all,December 2017

Can anybody tell me where the year has gone?  Just the other day we were in Summer, and now we are on a very rapid path to December 31 and onward to 2018!

Just a gentle reminder that we will be out of the office 12/21/17-1/1/2018 and back on Tuesday 1/2/2018.  Alfred turns one just about Christmas time so we are off to celebrate with him and the parents.

As you mentally get ready for the Holiday season, make a serious effort to evaluate some of the things that you have been doing for years and ask yourself if it still gives you pleasure…if not – toss it, and, if someone complains, explain that you don’t get the joy anymore and offer them the opportunity to step up if they feel they want to see it continue (most of the time they will let it go when they discover the work involved!).  We tend to hang on to traditions that suck the joy out of this time and life is too freakin’ short for that.

Also, mentally check your intention for next year…see if it still resonates…and then… GO FOR IT…keep it simple and do-able, so that you don’t give up by the third week of January…many Gym clubs make a killing from failed New Years’ Resolutions not kept.