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The purpose of our office is to help as many people as possible to achieve health naturally, and to educate them about chiropractic so they may educate others.


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Welcome to the web-based home of Moss Family Chiropractic. We are Ankeny's and Central Iowa's best health care office dedicated to improving functional health for the whole family. We will continue to add relevant health-related information here on at least a weekly basis. We hope to be able to assist you on your journey to achieving your top potential.

- Dr. Moss

Health Report, March 3rd, 2014.

Ever thought it was possible to combine the health benefits of vitamin supplements with a delicious, steaming hot cup of coffee?

NO? then you haven’t heard of Organo Gold. Outside of water, coffee is the world’s drink of choice. Every single day, Americans alone drink a whopping 400 million cups of coffee, with more than half of Americans above the age of 18 "requiring" a caffeine hit every day.

Ganoderma has been known for centuries for alkalizing (lowering the acid levels) and oxygenating the body, which provides a foundation of healthy by removing the basis for osteoporosis, arthritis, adult-onset diabetes, heart disease, and many other degenerative conditions including cancer. When your body has sufficient oxygen, it thrives and heals. Ganoderma is a super herb which rapidly oxygenates your body and automatically adjusts your pH to a healthy balance at the cellular level.

Oxygen is a necessary component for burning fuel and increases metabolism. That means weight loss! Ganoderma is backed up with documented research in reducing cholesterol levels and easing allergy-related inflammation of the airway. Often used as an immune stimulant by people with cancer (as well as HIV), Ganoderma has been shown to strengthen immunity as well as combat cancer-cell growth. This delicious instant coffee is available in instant mix packets as black, latte, or mocha. We also have both a red tea and green tea, hot cocoa, and even toothpaste and soap available!

Gourmet taste has been combined with medicinal knowledge to give the perfect product for one and all. We carry Organo Gold coffee in the office and we also have a link on our website. (www.drmoss.net) Come try a sample at your next appointment. Watch our facebook page and email for information about an upcoming Ganoderma class! Our purpose is to help as many people as possible achieve health naturally and to help spread the word that there are many ways to reach that goal of optimal health.

As we are coming out of winter, yes it will happen, make sure to take care of your body! Ice, snow shoveling, even working in the garden can easily be over done when the weather starts to warm up. We are all anxious to get out and welcome spring so make sure to keep your scheduled massage appointment. Haven't gotten a massage yet? You are missing out! JaNan is ready to ease those tight muscles and help you relax into the next season. Give the office a call or get scheduled when you are next in for your appointment with doc.

Our next home healthcare class will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30pm. We will be talking about trigger points and how they affect your life, how they reduce your stress, and how to treat them at home and at work with a little help from a friend and family member. Cost of attendance is a guest or two that can work on you outside the office at home or work. We know that many people are interested in joining the class, and seats are limited. Let us know as soon as possible that you will be attending and how many you will bring with you. It is here at the office and we will be providing dinner so that you have one less thing to worry about. We will save you a seat!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” - Hippocrates

Ganoderma lucidum: a potent pharmacological macrofungus

Dec 10,2009

Ganoderma lucidum (Ling Zhi) is a basidiomycete white rot macrofungus which has been used extensively as "the mushroom of immortality" in China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries for 2000 years. A great deal of work has been carried out on therapeutic potential of Ganoderma lucidum. The basidiocarp, mycelia and spores of Ganoderma lucidum contain approximately 400 different bioactive compounds, which mainly include triterpenoids, polysaccharides, nucleotides, sterols, steroids, fatty acids, proteins/peptides and trace elements which has been reported to have a number of pharmacological effects including immunomodulation, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, chemo preventive, antitumor, chemo and radio protective, sleep promoting, antibacterial, antiviral (including anti HIV), hypolipidemic, anti-fibrotic, hepatoprotective, anti-diabetic, anti-androgenic, anti-angiogenic, anti herpetic, antioxidative and radical-scavenging, anti aging, hypoglycemic, estrogenic activity and anti-ulcer properties. Ganoderma lucidum has now become recognized as an alternative adjuvant in the treatment of leukemia, carcinoma, hepatitis and diabetes.

The macrofungus is very rare in nature rather not sufficient for commercial exploitation for vital therapeutic emergencies, therefore, the cultivation on solid substrates, stationary liquid medium or by submerged cultivation has become an essential aspect to meet the driving force towards the increasing demands in the international market. Present review focuses on the pharmacological aspects, cultivation methods and bioactive metabolites playing a significant role in various therapeutic applications.

Research and Development Centre, Bisen Biotech and Biopharma Pvt. Ltd., Biotech Research Park, M-7, Laxmipuram, Transport Nagar, Gwalior- 474010 (M.P.) India. psbisen@gmail.com.

Health Report, February 27th, 2014.

Taking care of the whole you includes your heart.
The same healthy basics that reduce your risk of other diseases also help to keep your heart strong.

* A healthy heart starts with eating right. Heart-healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, healthy proteins (such as fish, beans, chicken, nuts and low-fat dairy), and whole grains will help keep your heart and blood vessels in good shape.

* Drinking too much alcohol can raise your total cholesterol levels and your blood pressure. Limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.

* Brisk walking, swimming, or cycling are especially good for the heart, but choose any activity you enjoy for a fun exercise routine. Start at your comfort level, and build up gradually.

* Lowering your weight by just 10 percent can make a significant difference in reducing your heart disease risk. If you need to lose weight, learn ways to change your eating habits and be more physically active. Doing a cleanse is an excellent way to jump start detox, get some rapid weight loss for motivation, and helps to break some bad eating habits.

* Stress, anger, anxiety, and depression may keep your blood pressure high and increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other illnesses. Doing activities like yoga, meditation, or even spending time with a good friend each week helps to lower the cortisol released during stress.

* If you smoke, now's the time to quit.

* Drink plenty of water. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces each day.

* Visit your chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments correct vertebral subluxations (irritated nerves causing a loss of function), but that’s not all! When your body is working as it should, your hormone levels even out, your body handles stress in an easier way, and you are able to get more exercise because you feel better.

Because chiropractic care is a drug-free approach to healing, you will find yourself adjusting your way of thinking when it comes to your health. Our purpose is to help as many people as possible achieve health naturally and help them educate others. Take some time this month to help at least one other person to better their heart.

Our next home healthcare class will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30pm. We will be talking about trigger points and how they affect your life, how they reduce your stress, and how to treat them at home, with a little help from a friend and family member. Cost of attendance is a guest or two that can work on you outside the office at home or work. We know that many people are interested in joining the class, and seats are limited. Let us know as soon as possible that you will be attending and how many you will bring with you. It is here at the office and we will be providing dinner so that you have one less thing to worry about. We will save you a seat!

"It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

Regular Moderate Exercise Helps Seniors Prevent Heart Failure
Volume 16 - Issue 120

Heart failure, sometimes called congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart is too weak to pump the volume of blood the body needs to function properly.

Heart failure isn’t a heart attack, it’s a chronic and progressive weakening of the heart muscles that affects mostly elderly people, and carries a high mortality rate. Heart failure almost always worsens over time, causing many symptoms such as shortness of breath, inability to exercise, and swelling of the lower legs and ankles due to fluid retention. It can create such a negative impact on physical and mental health that it ruins the quality of life, leaving its victims bedridden for months or years.

Because heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over the age of 65, has no truly effective treatment, and costs America more than $35 billion a year, anything that can prevent heart failure is good news – especially if it isn’t expensive or difficult to do.

A group of researchers at the University of Maryland have announced just such good news recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The group found clear scientific evidence that the more exercise seniors do, the less chance they have of developing heart failure. The scientists studied 2,933 individuals 65 years of age or older who had never been diagnosed with heart failure. These people were part of a larger Cardiovascular Health Study done in four U.S. communities over a decade. The Maryland scientists recorded the levels of two biochemical “markers” in the seniors’ blood that indicate cardiac damage, always present when heart failure develops. They recorded the markers at the beginning of the study and compared marker levels again 2 to 3 years later.

Increases in the markers were 50 percent to 70 percent less among the most physically active seniors, compared to more sedentary people. And during the following decade, new cases of heart failure were found to be directly related to a lack of physical activity.

“These findings suggest that moderate physical activity has protective effects on early heart failure...preventing cardiac injury,” the study authors said. Heart failure is diagnosed using echocardiography and various blood tests, including the biomarkers mentioned above. Heart failure patients are generally told to modify their lifestyles, since little else can be done. Quitting smoking, of course, is the number one thing to do. Light exercise with special breathing methods can help, and special directions for changes in diet, including less salt, are almost always part of treatment. Medications are often used, and as the condition worsens, devices such as pacemakers can be implanted to force the heart to beat properly.

If warranted, heart transplants are a last resort. According to the study, a simple regimen of regular, light exercise seems to be an acceptable alternative to the slow death of heart failure. Your health care practitioner can help you determine what kind of exercise, and how much, would be best for you.

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