Don’t miss Franson Family Chiropractic’s Healthy Kids seminar on Tuesday, August 5th at 6:45pm in the Cummings Center Community Conference Room – Suite 221E.
Be there to get the answers you’re looking for on how to send outrageously healthy kids back to school this fall. Or submit your questions ahead of time at the front desk.
Please call 978-927-8466 for more information today!
Relaxed? Of course you are…it’s summer! Schedules relax, families relax…
Summertime is the time to get your kids checked.
How about their spine? Has it been checked?
Their spine is the suit of armor that protects your child’s nerve system, the system that coordinates their growth, development, and healing.
To send stronger healthier kids back to school this fall start now. There is no better time!
During July and August children can receive a spine checkup for only $25 at Franson Family Chiropractic. Children and grandchildren of current practice members are eligible to receive a spine checkup at no charge.
Call 978-927-8466 to schedule today!
Did you miss Dr. Franson’s podcast sharing the key things your kids to need before leaving the house everyday. Follow the link below. This episode is full of great gems you won’t want to miss!
Our children get their teeth checked, their hearing checked, their eyes checked, and more. Don’t ignore the spine. It’s their suit of armor that protects their nerve system – the communication pathway for the body’s health and healing.
Summer is the time to get your kids checked! If you’re a patient in our office and your kids haven’t had their spine checked, don’t wait until back to school – it’s too hectic…now is the time! During July and August we are granting amnesty for any kids or grand kids, of practice members, who haven’t been checked. We will do a complete subluxation check up at NO CHARGE. All other children are only $25. Schedule at the front desk today.
Did you miss the Chocoholics Workshop? Have you been waiting for a cookbook filled with tasty and healthy treats? Your wait is over. Check out the FFC Chocoholics Cookbook here:
Looking for safer alternatives to toxic household cleaning and beauty supplies? See the Franson Family Chiropractic Spring Cleaning resource here: http://www.fransonchiropractic.com/blog/?p=5885
To all our Chiropractic families, check out this recent podcast where Dr. Franson joins Dr. Kreso and Dr. Jamie of My Life By Design to share the key things your kids to need before leaving the house everyday. Follow the link below. This episode is full of great gems you won’t want to miss!
Franson Family Chiropractic will be hosting a day-long practice member appreciation day, on June 10th, 2014, with a free party with an omelet and smoothie bar from 6:45am to 12:15pm, at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 101D, Beverly, MA.
Those who are not yet patients of the practice are encouraged to make an appointment during this day, as all New Patient Evaluations will be discounted to $25 in honor of Father’s Day. All guests will receive two coupons for discounted New Patient Evaluations to give to friends.
Throughout the day, anyone who visits the practice can take advantage of the omelet bar and smoothie bar. Guests will also receive a copy of the Franson Family Chiropractic Healthy Snacking cookbook, compiled of winning recipes from this year’s Chocoholics Workshop.
For more information about this free event, and to sign up for an appointment, please call 978-927-8466.
Starting Tuesday, May 27th, we have a new challenge for the Franson Family Chiropractic team. How long can you plank?!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest time in an abdominal plank position is 3 hours 7 minutes and 15 seconds and was achieved by George Hood in Newport, KY, on April 20, 2013.
Help us BREAK the WORLD RECORD! When you’re in the office from May 27th to June 5th join the team and add your plank time. We’ll provide the yoga mat, you provide the core strength.
Here’s what you need to know:
The majority of our daily routines (sitting, desk work, driving) weaken our torso and decrease our spinal stability. In order to maintain a stable torso while using our body to work, such as carrying something heavy, lifting items from the floor, or transferring power from our hips to throw a ball or punch, we need a strong core. A strong, stable, core with the ability to resist the stress of outside forces is far more important than having the ability to perform a million crunches or situps. The basic plank, performed properly, will be sufficient for developing good core stability.
How to Do the Basic Plank
- Get in the pushup position, only put your forearms on the ground instead of your hands. Your elbows should line up directly underneath your shoulders. Toes on the ground.
- Squeeze your glutes and tighten your abdominals.
- Keep a neutral neck and spine.
- Create a straight, strong line from head to toes – a plank, if you will.
- Hold that position.
Things to Remember
- Don’t let your hips sag down to the ground. Sagging hips makes the exercise initially easier, but it’s not a plank and it defeats the purpose of the exercise.
- Look down at the ground. This is a good prompt for maintaining a neutral neck position.
- When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.
Over the past 30 days, the team and practice members at Franson Family Chiropractic were committed to traveling 100,000 meters on a rowing machine. That’s approximately 62 miles and the equivalent of rowing from Beverly, MA to Providence, RI. Amazingly, thanks in large part to the practice members, we DOUBLED that goal and rowed 205,529 meters! We left Providence in the dust and rowed all the way to Hartford, CT. (Ironically, Hartford is known as the “insurance capital of the world”).
Thank you for helping us reach our goal. And an enormous CONGRATULATIONS for helping us DOUBLE IT!!
This week we continue to discuss what you can do to maintain a clean home in a way that is healthy for you and your family. Typical household cleaning agents are packed with chemicals, which do are powerful cleaners but extremely toxic to your skin, lungs, and overall health.
There is a simpler and better way. For household cleaning, Vinegar is your indispensable cleaning agent. Dilute with water, and spray onto counters, sinks, mirrors, windows – almost any surface can be cleaned with it.
Tip: add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasant scent!
Tip: drink a little Apple Cider Vinegar daily to help balance your internal pH and improve gut health.
Baking Soda is the best, safest scrubbing agent you’ll find. Use it to remove tough stains, buildups of dirt, your children’s sticky fingerprints. It’s safe for most surfaces and dishes. You can also place an open box of baking soda in the fridge, the pantry, or by your sink and it will absorb unpleasant odors. And the best part? It’s completely nontoxic! Check out the image below for 25 household uses for baking soda.
Cucumber, yes cucumber, is great for keeping shiny surfaces shiny. If you rub a cucumber slice along your bathroom mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
Remember, before you a buy a household cleaning product check out the Environmental Working Group website (www.ewg.org) to look up the toxin rating. If it doesn’t score well, don’t buy it. Instead pick up vinegar, baking soda, and cucumber to get your home sparkling clean. Removing toxins from your house is simpler than you think and essential to promoting a long healthy life for your family.
Tuesday is the last day to enter the Spring Cleaning raffle! We’re raffling off a gift bag of Dr. Camilla’s recommended natural products and cosmetics – over $200 of products. Now is your chance to win! Ask how at the front desk.