October’s Health Themes!

With falling leaves, crisp temperatures, plenty of harvest, October is a busy month, especially for health care observances!

1. National Chiropractic Health Month is the right time to take advantage of Element’s introductory special for our new chiropractor, Dr. Margaret Ready. From October 1st-11th, enjoy an initial chiropractic consultation and treatment (60 minutes) for only $25!

2. October is also Physical Therapy Month. Physical therapy can dramatically improve movement in the lives of people experiencing pain or injury. Working within the parameters of each patient, physical therapists can boost motion, mobility, balance, and flexibility.

3. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to bolster awareness of breast cancer. Learn the techniques of self-examination and/or book your mammograms. To help prevent cancer, eat a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables; fiber, such as whole grains, beans, and legumes; low-fat milk and dairy products; vitamin D; and foods, particularly spices, with anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Dental Hygiene Month falls in October, and with all the sugar of Halloween looming, it’s a great time pay attention to your pearly whites. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association encourages “the daily 4”: 1) Brush twice a day 2) Floss every day 3) Rinse with antimicrobial mouthwash and 4) Chew sugar-free gum. A healthy set of teeth and gums give you the ability to munch on harvest delights like crisp apples!