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Thursday
Jan092014

WELLNESS CARE COMMITMENT

With the new changes in health care laws people are concerned that the laws will limit their health care. In reality the goal of Dr. Betts is to help our patients stay off prescription drugs and stay out of hospitals altogether by helping them attain optimal health or what he likes to call 'True Wellness'. Unfortunately, hospitals have hijacked the term wellness and translated it as scheduled immunizations, medications and even profit driven testing procedures. The question is 'Is it working?' Of the industrial nations, we are rated 37th in the world in terms of our health care. We spend far more money for health than any other nation and yet we are still one of the sickest nations. The term wellness or 'true' wellness focuses on raising your level of health, feeling good and having energy to live with passion, not just dragging yourself through life. Dr. Betts is happy to introduce you to this kind of practice as a physician and as a coach.

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Thursday
Jan092014

PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH

This year the office is going to highlight supplements each month based on that particular time of year or particular awareness. January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month. Along with healthy weight we are also highlighting products that will support the body with cold and flu and symptoms that you might experience.

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Saturday
Mar162013

Magnesium and Vascular Health

Research appearing in the American Journal of Hypertension (published online Aug. 12, 2010) looked at the relationship between serum magnesium levels and carotid artery plaques. The subjects were 728 Japanese men and women with a mean age of 67. Low serum magnesium was found to be strongly associated with increased IMT (intima-media thickness) and carotid plaques.

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Sunday
Feb242013

ANNOUNCING HUMP DAY HAPPY HOURS!!! March 6, 13, 20, 27  2013

Wednesday is the hump that one must get over during the work week in order to slide into the weekend, often one of the most stressful days of the week.  So come join us for an Acupuncture Stress Reduction Session and leave feeling calm and relaxed.

Every Wednesday Preston Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Nutrition and Weight Loss will be hosting Hump Day Happy Hour twice a day.  One will be at Noon and the other at 6pm.  This is an opportunity to find out more about the fascinating eastern modality Acupuncture.  Each participant will receive a mini stress relief session and more information on acupuncture.  Everyone could use a little natural stress relief, right?

So many people do not know the amazing benefits of Acupuncture so now they can experience it first hand.  And best of all?  It's FREE.  Yes, you read it correctly, FREE.

In order to participate in this event you must call the office at 563-689-4560 to make a reservation as space is limited.  I encourage everyone to bring family and friends.  Yes acupuncture works just as amazingly on the younger folks as well.

I look forward to introducing you to Acupuncture by giving you your first acupuncture stress relief treatment.

If you have any further questions please email me or call 563-689-4560.  

Dr. Betts

Sunday
Feb032013

Children, Depression: Omega-3 Fatty Acids. The Answer's 

A small, double blind, placebo controlled study, published in the American Journal of psychiatry (2006) looked at supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and its effect on childhood depression. The subjects of the study were 20 children between the ages of six and 12 suffering with depression. They were randomly assigned to receive either an omega-3 fatty acid supplement or a placebo. The children were evaluated using the Children's Depression Rating Scale, the Children's Depression Inventory and the Clinical Global Impression. Evaluations were taken at the beginning of the stuy and at weeks 2, 4, 8, 12 and 16. At the end of the study, 70% of the supplemented children showed at least a 50% reduction in depression scores.

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