7 Exercise Myths That Are Killing Americans
Come join us Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30pm as we kick off the first part of a 7 part series with our good friend and community partner Gordon Duffy. Gordon will be discussing in detail the exercise myths that are doing more damaga than good and alternative methods to achieve the level of health that you need.
Please RSVP by calling 949-631-5171 or emailing email@example.com
Space is limited
-Cripe Upper Cervical Center
Boston Marathon Tragedy
Our hearts and prayers are with those injured, and affected by such a terrible event. Take a little extra time to love those around you as you go about your days. The only thing more powerful than that blast yesterday is the overwhelming response of selfless love by those who rushed to care for their fallen Americans. Never stop caring for others.
-Cripe Upper Cervical Center
Upcoming Health Workshop
Featuring: Gordon Duffy
When: Wednesday, March 20 @ 11:30
The Center Club
650 Town Center Drive, Garden Level
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cure for Cancer?
It's known fact that cancer thrives in an acidic environment and feeds on sugar which are 2 huge components of the American diet. Is it possible to prevent cancer with something as simple as your diet?
-Dr. Glenn Cripe
CUCC & The DUFFY FITNESS INSTITUTE
A day doesn't go by where we don't see someone in the office who has injured themselves from exercising wrong. It seems commonplace to go into certain gyms and witness people lifting more than they should, or performing exercises with a bad form that is damaging to their body. Because of this, we are proud to announce our partnership with Duffy Fitness Institute of Irvine. Gordon Duffy has over 40 years of experience in excercise physiology and strives to attain a whole body approach with his programs. Adressing everything from hormonal imbalances to postural imbalances, the Duffy fitness institue has a specific focus on atlas misalignment and maintaining your correction as well as postural integrity. Gordon holds a masters of fitness sciences degree from the international Sports Science Association (ISSA), certification as a strength and conditioning specialist from the Poloquin institute, and has also received certification from the CHEK institute in high performance exercise kinesiology. All of which are top prorams around the world. We are excited to team up with Duffy Fitness to bring whole body wellness to Orange County, and encourage you to be pro active with your health. Keep an eye out for exciting events, seminars, and opportunities to come!
Thank You and Good Luck Dr. Armen
Dr. Armen joined the CUCC family 1 year ago after practicing NUCCA in Virginia. It has been a wonderful year, but as planned, Dr. Armen is moving on to open his practice in the Los Angeles area to be closer to his family, and bring the benefits of NUCCA to the people in the area. We would like to say thank you to Dr. Armen for his hard work and dedication to the NUCCA work and wish him the best of luck. We know he is going to do amazing things, and change many lives in the years to come!
-Dr. Brian (and everyone at CUCC)
Do you know what you are eating?
As obesity and diet related complications are on the rise, it is up to us to take our health into our own hands. Just because a food product says, "fat free," "sugar free," or "organic" doesn't always mean it is. In fact, products that say "sugar free" will have aspertame as a sugar substitute which happens to be a NEUROTOXIN! So educate yourself before your next trip to the grocery store by clicking the link below!
5 Foods That Will Destroy Your Health the Quickest
What You Need To Know About Sunblock
The sun is shining and summer is right around the corner! With that being said, how many of you know that not all sunblock is not created equally?? Here is a great link for what great sunblocks to use this summer are...
The Facts on Sunblock
Meet Ken and Jane Anderson!
Ken and Jane is an outstanding couple from Lake Arrowhead California. Watch the video on the right and hear their awesome story of how NUCCA changed their life, and how they are spreading the word in their Lake Arrowhead community.
The office is taking our fun and informative seminars to a whole new level!
We are extremely thrilled to announce that doctors Armen and Brian will be making a trip to beautiful Lake Arrowhead next Sunday, November 13th where they will be presenting an exciting seminar entitled "Wellness and Disease Prevention." We have been very happy to see a large amount of the Lake Arrowhead community is experiencing NUCCA in our office, and are hungry to learn more about taking a proactive approach to their health and well-being.
If you are interested in attending our monthly seminars, see the dates below and pick a date that is best for you (or come to both!). Friends and family are encouraged to come as well.
November 29th - NUCCA Wellness Orientation
December 13th - "Don't Let Stress Make Your Life A Mess During the Holidays!" (We will be raffling a 1/2 hour massage)
We are very grateful to have delicious complimentary dinner catered by Newport Beach's finest, "The Pizza Bakery!" Please sign up at the front desk, or call 949-631-5171 and reserve your spot. You can also sign up by emailing Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up fast as spots are limited to the first 15 people who RSVP, and are going fast! We can't wait to see you soon!!!
MEET OUR NEW DOCTOR ON STAFF!
We are very excited to have a new addition to the Cripe Upper Cervical Center family! Dr. Armen brings great energy to the office and is thrilled to help serve the Newport Beach & surrounding communities. He has recently completed Part 2 of the NUCCA Certification process, and is looking forward to being fully NUCCA Board Certified in the very near future. Dr. Armen’s passion for serving is unmatched, and he looks forward to meeting each and every one of you at the office!
Dr. Armen’s hours:
Monday 9:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 2:00
Thursday 10:00 – 6:00
Friday 9:00 – 1:00
Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 (2x/month)
Dr. Brian's New Hours
Dr. Brian's hours have changed to better accommodate you and the rest of our patients . Please refer to the table on the right of this page for the new hours. Maintaing a healthy life has just gotten easier!
Video Feed: Dr. Oz discusses important information on prescription drugs
The debate over the safety of taking prescription drugs has become a hot topic as of late. Take a few minutes and educate yourself on the behind the scenes operations of the pharmaceutical companies and why we are one of the most sick nations in the world. Things are definitely not what they seem! Please watch, and take Dr. Oz's advice. Just click the picture...
Health Tip: The Sun and Vitamin D3
Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Since the weather is changing, and we are starting to see that beautiful California sun of our once again, I decided it would be a perfect time to share a little information on vitamin D3. Did you know that your body actually uses the sun to convert and create vitamin D for your body to use? So get out to your nearest beach, enjoy a nice weekend barbeque, and soak up those rays (in moderation of course)!
Here's a great article by Dr. Dan Murphy with good information on vitamin D3. Enjoy!
Click here for Vitamin D3 article
Patient of the Week!
Condition: Extreme Neck Pain, Headaches, and Fatigue
I first came to the Cripe Upper Cervical Center in complete desperation and exhaustion from a website that I found online. The past 5-6 years I have experienced cervical spinal stenosis accompanied by enormous pain, fatigue, headaches, and ultimately depression. My prior treatments before finding Dr. Cripe were extensive epidural injections, numerous botox injections to my neck and skull, cortisone injections, acupuncture, traditional chiropractic adjustments, all accompanied by numerous pain medications. Being a mother of two boys and a wife, I had reached my wits end and was about to accept that my “lack of a quality life” was going to be how I spend the rest of my life.
Amazingly, after a lot of suffering, my life of quality marriage with my husband of 15 years and my renewed spirit to mother my children and be “present” has been a gift from Dr. Brian. This was my last hope for a pain free or even a more manageable life. The pain medications are all gone, no more injections, and a good nights sleep has been restored.
Please, please, please, tell everyone you know who has or is suffering pain to not give up hope and see Dr. Brian. Miracles do happen! I am living proof!
Blessings and thanks!
Happy New Year!
We hope everyone is enjoying this brisk 2011 as well as following through with their lifestyle change resolutions! We just wanted to remind you that Dr. Cripe's office hours have changed (see hours below). Make sure you plan accordingly, and remember that we are always here to be as accommodating as we can to meet your needs. Also, we are very excited to be gearing up for the 2011 national NUCCA conference that is going to be held in our very own backyard of Newport Beach. We are looking forward to enjoying a progressive year toward health and wellness!
Don't forget to pick up your holiday gift certificates for treatment with any of our doctors. Help others discover their health, wellness, and full potential so they can enjoy a pain free new year! They make great stocking stuffers too!!!
How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health
Twenty minutes after drinking soda, your blood sugar spikes causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning the sugar into fat.
The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.
-70% of cardiovascular disease is related to obestiy
-42% of breast and colon cancer is related to obesity
-30% of gallbladder surgery is related to obesity
Soft drinks contain phosphoric acid, and a high phosphate diet has been associated with bone breakdown and an increased risk of osteoperosis. When phosphorus is excreted in the urine it takes calcium with it depriving your bones as well as the rest of your body.
-Dr. Glenn Cripe
Congratulations Dr. Brian for becoming part one certified!!!
To ensure the utmost accuracy and precision the NUCCA organization has implemented an in depth and rigorous board certification program. So rigorous, in fact, that there are only 20 doctors(one doctor being our very own Dr. Glenn Cripe) in the world who have attained this goal. Congratulations to Dr. Brian for passing the first part of NUCCA certification!
When to Use Ice or Heat
This question has appeared to be an ongoing debate that possesses an answer which will occasionally vary from person to person. We here at the Cripe Upper Cervical Center feel that ice is best utilized in acute injuries (within 1 to 5 days) where heat is beneficial in the chronic healing period (1 week and further). Ice will cause the blood vessels in the area to contract decreasing blood flow to the injured area thus limiting the amount of inflammation. It is important to control the inflammation to the area to prevent further damage to the tissues. Once the inflammation has decreased heat will play an important role in allowing the blood vessels to expand and the protective muscles spasms to relax. This will allow the blood to fully return the area and begin repairing the tissues that have been damaged. When in doubt use ice after an immediate injury.
Need a Saturday Appointment?
We will be extending our Saturday hours by having a doctor on call for you. So if you need a same day Saturday appointment feel free to call and leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible with an appointment time for you to come in.
Do you want one of our docs for your talk?
We here at the Cripe Upper Cervical Center are dedicated to helping as many people as we can achieve their own personal health and wellness. This means getting out into our community and educating as many as we can on the importance of a balanced body and a healthy lifestyle. So...If you would like one of our doctors to come speak or participate at your school, business, church group, marathon/5k or any other organization email us at email@example.com and I will be glad to assist you.
How to maintain your correction
It is our desire at the Cripe Upper Cervical Center to see you holding your adjustments longer, thus keeping you out of the office for longer periods of time living the pain free life you deserve. Here are a few tips to maintain your correction.
-Head Position: Try not to put your head back in extension (looking up) or move your head to your shoulder ( ie talking on cell phones, stretching your neck)
-Sleep on your back or side: If you sleep on your side make sure your pillow is at a size and consistency that will allow your head to remain in neutral. A pillow that is too small are too big will leave your head in that ear to shoulder position for 8 hours a night!
-Do not crack your own neck: This simulates an accident trauma to your neck and will result in ligament laxity.
Following these simple tips will allow your head and neck to stabilize stronger than ever resulting in a longer lasting health and wellness!
MS, Parkinsons, and Chiropractic
Here are some interesting results on the effects of chiropractic on MS and Parkinsons. Both are diseases that specifically target the patients nervous system which can lead to global symptoms. As NUCCA practitioners it is our goal to re-align the head and neck thus freeing up the disruption in the nervous system. We are not specifically treating diseases such as MS and parkinsons, but your body possesses an immense potential to fight any disease when your nervous system is free of disruption. A balanced spine is integral in achieving complete health and wellness.
Read the article here!!!
High Blood Pressure
Do you know anyone or have a loved who who struggles with high blood pressure? It's a fact that 1 in 3 people suffer from hypertension worldwide. So besides changing our diet and exercising more frequently, what can be done to abolish this epidemic? A study out of the University of Chicago hypertension center suggest that staying in alignment through the NUCCA procedure may be the answer. Read the article on WebMD!
Read about it here!
Health Tip: An efficient way to exercise
Let's face it...people dislike going to the gym and losing 2 hours of their precious couch time. So why do it? Working out for long periods of time makes us dislike working out, and can have damaging effects on the body. Try working out 5 days a week for no longer than 15-20 minutes a day. Pick a few exercises that you are comfortable with and do them at rigorous pace with fewer breaks. Use lighter weight and keep the intensity high as this gives you the cardio your body needs as well as the weight lifting. Consistency is key!!! Your body will respond rapidly, and you will have more time to rest and relax on your couch!
"Helping a Friend"
If you have a friend or loved on that you feel could be helped by the doctors at the Cripe Upper Cervical Center you can now get them the help they need in an efficient and convenient way. Click the "refer a friend" button on the right hand side on any of the pages. Who would have thought that helping a friend was so easy!
Yours in wellness,
Office Update: Website
**New stories of health and wellness under the "success stories" tab.
**New photo galleries of the office and our open house celebration now under the "gallery" tab
Health Tip: How to avoid Type 2 diabetes
We all know that too much sugar throughout your life will ultimately lead to diabetes but how? The American diet is known for containing large amounts of sugar, and Americans are know for consuming "larger than they should" portions of this American diet. This undoubtedly leads to sugar overload! Your body does possess multiple mechanisms for turning sugar into energy as well as storing it, but what happens when there is too much sugar and no more room in the liver storehouse?
The body reacts by attempting to decrease your sugar levels by excreting large amounts insulin into the blood stream. As we continue to consume more and more butterfingers the body will no longer be able to neutralize the sugar with insulin, and it will have no where else to store it. Some will get stored as fat, and the rest will begin to coat your blood making it thicker. At this point your hemoglobin (component of blood cell that carries oxygen) becomes glycosylated and will remain that way. This scenario leads to heart disease, eye problems, and an array of other disorders.
Avoid processed foods and look for alternatives to sweets. Fruits are a great way to go as they not only have a smaller amount of sugar but they contain antioxidants that aid in the processing and break down of sugar.
(For more information go to www.diabetes.org)
Health Tip: Choosing Effective Vitamin C
Most people feel that every brand of vitamin C they purchase at a store is the same as the next. This is not always true! Make sure you purchase a brand of vitamin C that comes with riboflavin or a flavanoid compound. Without this cofactor your body will have difficulty absorbing the vitamin thus making it useless.
Due to the success of past lectures and seminars, the doctors of the Cripe Upper Cervical Center have been asked by the NUCCA organization to teach an upcoming seminar for the doctors and students of Life West College located in Hayward California. The team is very excited as NUCCA is beginning to get nation wide recognition on campuses all over the United States.
During a banquet at the past seminar, Dr. Gerald Clum, president of Life West College spoke about his appreciation for the NUCCA technique stating, "We want to be the school for NUCCA!"
Dr. Brian is also scheduled to speak at Los Angeles Chiropractic College in the next few months.
Dr Brian's new office hours:
Dr. Glenn invited to speak at the upcoming NUCCA seminar in Henderson
Dr. Glenn is currently preparing for his presentation on advanced biomechanics for the upcoming NUCCA seminar beginning on April 21st-24th. During that Thursday and Friday the office will be closed! If you have any questions or concerns please contact Christina at your convenience.
Cleveland Chiropractic class a success!
The doctors at Cripe Upper Cervical Center have been working very hard in preparing a weekend long seminar for the student body at Cleveland Chiropractic College. The class went off without a hitch and all who were involved were thrilled with how quickly the students gathered the information. The students wrote great reviews on the teaching, and are looking forward to getting more involved in the NUCCA work!
Dr. Nakano and Dr. Brian pose after a session with a few of the Cleveland students
Dr. Brian participates in the Mariner's outreach clinic
This last Saturday, Mariner's church hosted a large scale outreach clinic on their campus that was geared toward providing basic medical examinations to low income families in their surrounding cities. Dr. Brian was on staff alongside other medical professionals that ranged in discipline from medical doctor to dentist. He said it was an amazing experience and encourages all comunities to reach out to those who are less fortunate. America is the 40th most healthy nation and the change must start with in our small communities. More importantly it must begin with those who don't have access to important health information and are unable to get under the care that they need.
It has been a very busy and fruitful time for us these past few weeks. I have truly been inspired by the tenacity, strength, and the underlying kindness of the human spirit. I feel blessed to be able to wake up every morning to come to a job where the air is rich with healing and the waiting room is full of smiling faces...each with their own story of success and healing. People who have lived on the farthest edge of suffering who's hopes have been lost, but have finally returned home to a life restored. To me its not a job but rather a priviledge.
It was so very nice to talk to those of you at our open house who shared such kindness and stories with me. It was so great to meet such nice new people and catch up with so many old friends. I would like to especially thank Glenn, Jeanne, and Christina for all their hard work in making the party as great as it was. Thank you all for coming to our open house and showing your support as I embark on this new adventure.
-Brian Cripe, DC
Dr. Brian is now accepting Blue Shield insurance.
Feel free to call Christina or Jeanne at (949) 631-5171 to have any of your insurance questions answered.