Our Mission: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.
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
Question: are antibiotics good or bad?
Both. Antibiotics can be life saving in some situations. However, problems arise when these medications are used for regular illnesses. The more these medications are used the more diseases will learn from them and mutate. A mutated disease is much more difficult to fight. The purpose of our office is to help as many people as possible in their quest for natural health. Part of that includes helping to keep your immune system functioning at its optimal level. Read this week's health report for more information.
CHRISTMAS GIVING: We have adopted 2 families for the holidays! November 25th – December 12th we are collecting the following items:
*Boy clothing in size 5t and 24 mth
*Girl clothing in sizes 5t and 7, shoes in size 2
*Gift cards for groceries, gas, Bass Pro or Scheels
*Veggie Tales movies, toy trains, monster trucks, anything Spider man, anything Doc McStuffins, anything Minnie Mouse
*Heavy duty woman’s work gloves
Please drop the items off here at the office during open hours. All items must be at the office by the end of business on December 12th! If you have any questions please call 964-9114 and talk to Wendy.
*We have our healthy coffee, Organo Gold, in a gift box set with 1 box of black a box of latte and a travel mug only for $55.
*We have a fantastic massage package gift certificate for $150. It includes 3 massages and 3 upgrades (foot scrub, face scrub or hot stone massage). That is normally $210, you can save $60!
*The last gift idea is the best one of all. The gift of health! Our purpose is to help as many people as possible to achieve health naturally and you can help us with this endeavor. We have free Christmas cards that we will mail for you. You only need to supply the address and a warm, caring note on the inside. In this card is a gift certificate for anyone that you send it to to come see if Dr. Moss can help them with their health issues.
HOME HEALTH CARE CLASS:
Who: new patients, long term patients needing a refresher, friends and co-workers willing to work on each other
Where: at our office - 2005 S. Ankeny Blvd Suite 400
When: Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30pm
What: Dinner provided so let us know how many people will be coming with you!
EXERCISE CLASS: December 20th, at 10am at Fitness World in Ankeny. This is a doctor supervised class designed to show you how to exercise and/or rehab without getting injured. Come alone or bring some workout buddies with you! Attendees do not have to be current patients. Let us know how many you will be bringing!
"The spine is the lifeline. A lot of people should go to a chiropractor but they don't know it." ~ Jack LaLanne
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS A SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM, SAYS FDA COMMISSIONER
Volume 14 - Issue 113
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be increasing its push for more research into antibiotics, says FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, because of escalating antibiotic resistance among many, if not most, bacteria that cause infectious disease in humans.
Use of antibiotics is widespread for common colds and ear infections in children, and they are added to chicken and livestock feed which are then consumed by people. The results are whole new populations of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that do not respond to even the most modern antibiotics, turning formerly ordinary infections into life-threatening diseases.
Also, because antibiotics are destructive to the immune system, taking them year after year has weakened the defenses we have to fight these illness and diseases on our own.
Research and development of new drugs is low, and the range of new antibiotics is limited. “We no longer have effective ways to treat serious infectious disease. Clearly we must encourage more judicious use of these important drugs,” Dr. Hamburg said.
The commissioner said that the agency has increased its internal discussions about the antibiotic resistance problem, and is talking to consumer health groups and the food industry about regulations regarding the use of antibiotics in animal feed and new guidelines on the use of antibiotics for patients. The FDA will increase its collaboration with outside groups in academia and government-industry health organizations next year, she said.
Experts have been warning for years that we are heading into a “post-antibiotic world” when antibiotics will no longer work. The World Health Organization calls antibiotic resistance one of the three greatest threats to human health.
Because of the improper use of antibiotics, strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics are now killing hospitals patients around the world. If efforts to combat the problem are not launched now, even more infections that are still curable will make a dangerous comeback. Just like 100 years ago, and thousands of years before that, doctors will be unable to treat a host of common infections.
Here are a couple of relevant ideas:
While the scientists are trying to come up with new antibiotics, we can help avoid illness by maximizing our immune system health and bodily defenses ourselves. A balanced diet of healthy organic foods and regular exercise, along with high-quality vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, can go a long way to healing and to prolonging health.
Regular Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatment also help fend off illness by maintaining positive spinal alignment, ensuring proper nerve communications with the entire body, restore proper blood flow and encourage the body to heal naturally and improve overall function.
Everyone's immune systems are working overtime right now.
Many are traveling to unfamiliar places. People are in and out of our day. Hectic schedules have us grabbing food on the go. Many are starting in on the sweets of the holidays. How do we battle the sickies? Easy! We focus on eating fresh foods in as close to their natural state as possible, including as few chemicals as possible. Eating a wide variety of colors and types of foods gives our immune system a wide range of vitamins and minerals on which to fight and keep us healthy. That may mean planning and prepping ahead or making a grocery run after reaching our destination, if healthy food isn't available. No matter what, helping our immune systems stay healthy is very important to our health. The purpose of our office is to help as many people as possible in their quest for natural health. Not sure what to do for your particular situation? Chat with a staff member at your next appointment for some quick and easy tips and tricks! Ever wonder why it's so difficult to stop eating processed food? This week's health report answers that!
THANKSGIVING: Our office will be closed November 27th and 28th to allow our staff to celebrate the holiday with their families.
CHRISTMAS: Our office has adopted 2 families this year to purchase gifts for. Each family has children and are in need of help. Please consider helping us with these gifts. All needs will be placed on our office Christmas tree. You may take as many as you wish to help with but we will need all items back to the office by Friday, December 12th before closing. Gifts will be delivered that weekend.
HOME CARE CLASS: Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30pm. This is a class for new patients and current patients who need a home care therapy refresher. This therapy teaches you and some friends, family, and co-workers how to work on each other to reduce stress and hold adjustments longer. We will be serving dinner so make sure we know how many people you will be bringing with you. This class is mandatory for all new patients!
EXERCISE CLASS: Saturday, December 20th, 10am. Dr. Moss will show you the proper exercises to rehabilitate and/or prevent injury to yourself. Class space is limited so make sure you sign up today! You can come by yourself but bringing your work out partner is always more fun. The class will be held at Fitness World Ankeny, located behind our office. There is a possibility of a location change since the gym will be moving soon so please check with staff just before the class. If you are interested in joining us, please let Wendy know.
"Those who think that they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Unknown
Processed Foods Are DESIGNED to Be Addictive
Volume 14 - Issue 118
Refined processed sugars trigger production of your brain's natural opioids, a key ingredient in the addiction process. Your brain becomes addicted to stimulating the release of its own opioids as it would to morphine or heroin. This addictive nature of sugar and processed food has been confirmed by a psychology professor and a team of students at the College of Connecticut,who showed that Oreo cookies are just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. Most processed foods are created to be addictive whether we’re talking about cookies or pasta sauce through the use of addictive ingredients like salt, fat, sugar and a variety of proprietary flavorings. Neuroscience major Jamie Honohan says ‘Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/high-sugar foods may present more of a danger because of the accessibility and affordability,’ she said.
With what we now know about the metabolic disaster that is fructose, it’s SHOCKING to learn that the European Union has approved a health claim for fructose. As of 2014, food manufacturers that replace 30 percent of the glucose and/or sucrose content in the food with fructose will be allowed to put a health claim on their product, stating that it has a positive effect on carbohydrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity. This health claim may create an avalanche of chronic disease. Reported by Ingredients Network: “Food and beverage manufacturers can expect a healthy upward surge in sales for products with fructose from the 2nd of January 2014 when the European Union’s fructose health claim comes into effect.... The fructose declaration promises to be truly ground breaking for food and beverage manufacturers.
Manufacturers who substitute at least 30 percent of glucose or sucrose with fructose can now claim that ‘Consumption of foods containing fructose leads to a lower blood glucose rise compared to foods containing sucrose or glucose.’ ... fructose’s ability to emphasize fruity flavors also makes the news particularly favorable for manufacturers of beverages, fruit preparations, fruit flavored ice-cream, yogurts and more. Since the EU’s game-changing step, validating fructose benefits, the industry’s attention has focused with increased urgency on the opportunities presented by incorporating non-GMO crystalline fructose into different food and beverages products...” This label is dangerous, and may set the EU up for an out-of-control spiral of chronic disease. Refined fructose affects your body in ways similar to alcohol. Fructose and ethanol both have immediate, narcotic effects associated with their dopaminergic properties. Fructose generates a sensation of pleasurable sweetness, driving us to consume more than our body can handle while it damages multiple organ systems. The food industry is aware of its role in creating obesity, and they insist on selling foods to Americans with ingredients that have been banned for health reasons in other countries.