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This Month's Health Tips

 It has been hot this past month. First thing is make sure you are drinking enough water. The recommended amount is 1/2 ounce for every pound of body weight or divide your body weight by 2 and that is the number of ounces you should be drinking. 

Lot of people injury or strain their back working in their gardens. bending over the wrong way pick weeds and gathering up their vegetables. Bending at the waist is a no no it stress the spine and puts the most pressure at the lower part of the spine. You should bend your knees and try to support your back as much as possible when reaching.

So many conditions having a causality or at lease a connection to our diet, amount of exercise and our immediate environment, it is important to look at our health status as something that we can really change by what we do and how we eat. Inflammation in the body can be caused by the over growth of Yeast in the body (Candida). Mycotoxins build up and this causes inflammation in organs and in our vascular system. There are so many good foods that can help repair and maintain a healthy gut Microbiome. 1)The first thing to do is to decrease the toxins that are in our body and negatively affecting us. The liver is the primary detoxtifer of the body. However, it can be over taxed by our environment. The air we breath, the water we drink, the chemicals in our homes and work place. 2) Fasting is one way to help the liver do a better job. 3) Avoiding prepared or boxed foods. Increasing consumption of antioxidents. 4) Eating lot more fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish and polutry. 5) Proper elimination, that is regular bowel movements. 2-3 times a day, it is related to the number of meals you eat. Remember toxins are being eliminated from the body 6) EXERCISE is important for sleep, digestion, stress reduction, depression issues, bone health, balance, cognitive abilities and the list goes on.

In summary, you can be health by eating right, exercise, getting good sleep and of course getting regular adjustments. If you haven't been regularly consistent in any of these areas it might be why you are not getting better health wise or the reason why you are suffering from some condition, whether it be a GI or respiratory or musculoskeletal problem.

Update on my fundraising for my next mission trip to the Philippines. I have $550 towards the trip. The cost is $1950, so have $1400 still to raise by December 31st. If this is something you would like to be a part of by supporting me on this trip. Just make you check on to First Baptist Church of Downers Grove (FBC) and mail or drop it by the office. Thanks for your continued support. Another way to support us, is by referring a friend, neighbor, or relative to our office for chiropractic care. We appreciate referrals.

Dr. Heimann

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines 2018 pt 8

Sunday 03/04/2018 Today is our last full day in the Philippines. We started out having a church service. Holly sang and I gave my testimony about how I was raised in a loving Catholic home, but hope of heaven was based on doing good or trying to be good enough. Through conversations with friends when in college it was explained to me what the bible actual said about how we can be assured of Heaven. It was then that I understood that we have all fallen short of being good enough and all are sinners in God's sight and the way to heaven is to confess that we have sinned and to accept God's grace by acknowledging Jesus as one's savior. We are created to good works. So by helping your neighbor or going on a mission trip we are honoring God. This not to get points with God it is to do these things is his name for his glory.

So that was Sunday morning, oh I for got there was a lot of picture taking too. We then said some good byes and went to the one year anniversary of Pastor John's church in Bayambang. That service was about 3 plus hours in near 100 degree heat. Later we had a nice dinner with 20 of us and then it was off the hotel to pack and get a few hours of sleep for the 4 hour drive to Manila. We waited at a McDonald's for a while had breakfast at 5 am or so. We later chilled out at a Starbucks of all places. Made to the airport and waited another couple hours for the 1230 or so flight back home. the flight was uneventful. We were greeted with snow on Monday night. That was a 70 degree swing in temperature. Home at last. It is always nice to be back home.

Thanks so much for supporting me on this trip. I was my honor in representing you as I was able to give chiropractic to these dear people. One more thing we are having a fundraising project to raise about $4,800 to buy a used Jeepnee which is a common a vehicle of transportation in the Philippines. This will help transport up to 17 people to church and other events. I will have a picture of one at the office. Those wanting to contribute to this project can make their check out to First Baptist Church and drop it off or mail to the office at 1131 Warren Ave Downers Grove Il 60515.

Thank you again,

Dr Heimann from the Philippines

Disclaimer: These were unedited blogs and we apologize for any misspellings.

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines 2018 pt 7

Saturday March 3rd

We went to Carmella and Jamie's 1 acre camp site for a special time with the pastors and other church families. The main focus was to get to know everyone better and to have a teaching time on stewardship. Dave and Roy talked to the whole group on us use of one's Time, Talent and Treasure. Later we broke off into 3 groups the men with Dave, the women with Gail and the teenagers with Justin and I. Got to know them better and talked about their talents and how they spend their time. Also how they can be a mentor to someone else. It was a great day. I don't remember where we went for dinner, so it probably was McDonalds. 

Dr. Heimann from the Philippines

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines 2018 pt 6

Friday March 2nd from the Philippines.

Today was our last medical mission day. It was nearly 100 today and we saw about 65 people at both sites. I was able to given a lot of adjustments and noticed from the expressions on the faces that they received great relief. It is very rewarding to see the results of an adjustment. Even though there are chiropractors in most towns in the United States, the vast majority of people have not been to one. They are missing out on a very important part of maintaining good health. It is up to us, that is current patients and doctors of chiropractic to tell others about the benefits of Chiropractic. Later that day after our lunch we went to pick up our special shirts that we will wear on Sunday. We got a little lost in finding the place. On the way to the Taylor we where looking for a barber to get a hair cut for the experience. There was on right down the street from the Taylor. It was fun. Back to the hotel and change of clothes. Actually that was for everyone else. For me it was to adjust another 10 people. I have been always willing and it indeed was a blessing to those family members and friends of Pastor Jaimie and Carmella. We then traveled to our next venue, another outside church service. Dinner was late but it was not at McDonalds.

Dr. Heimann from the Philippines

Chiropractic Mission Trip to the Philippines 2018 pt 5

Today is Thursday March the 1st and we are off to 100 Islands state park. It will be a relaxing time with our Philippine host and pastors. The trip takes about 2 hours. We have arrived and off on a boat ride to the islands . This year there was no problems with boats or fuel issues. We did the zip line . That is about 15 or more of us. It was a lot of fun. We stoped to see the beach where General Mcauthor landed. Later we had dinner all together. Off to bed ti get sleep to prepare for our last medical mission. Only 3 days left. More later.

Dr. Heimann from the Philippines