Dr. Wendy Pollock DC, CCH
What does Winter Solstice look like for you? My experience is that this time of year was chaotic, until I set a goal to do daily self care, welcoming the peace of the winter season in through stillness and time for reflection. Keeping in place the routines of exercise, eating nutrient dense foods, and ensuring adequate rest helps achieve life balance.
This is the perfect time of year to do body work because de-stressing the nervous system improves immune function, and leads to wellness, a goal we all share.
As a gift, my last appointment of each day will be reserved for a complimentary attunement session through the end of the year.
Call 207.370.8330 to schedule your appointment
Thriving in Winter
Take time each day to enjoy 30 or more minutes for just yourself.
Think Fruits and Veggies – Make the color filled variety of fruits and veggies the center and substance of your meals this, and every season.
Hydrate.. Remember to drink half your body weight in ounces of pure water every day.
Keep it Simple- in life and in gifts- less is more.
Make a list and check it. Evernote is a great organizational app!
Take an evening bath with candle light, herb tea, & calming bath salts- revel & relax…
End each day with Gratitude. Before you close your eyes at night take a moment to remember and appreciate whomever and whatever you are grateful for in your life…
When in doubt, Love.
Preparing for Winter Sports
Whether you are a mountaineer, nordic, alpine, or cross – country skier, ice skater, snowboarder, snowshoer or winter surfer, make it a point to get in the best shape you can for your winter activities, starting now!
Building strength and endurance and maintaining flexibility will keep your body strong and help you avoid injuries while making your sport more fluid and effortless.
Dr. Pollock specializes in Applied Kinesiology (AK), the choice of elite athletes worldwide for injury prevention and recovery.
The AK system of muscle testing allows accurate diagnosis of imbalances before they become injuries.
Specific manipulation of spine and extremities, correction of muscle imbalances and gait are performance enhancers that make setting and attaining exercise goals a reality later in life, and more fun!
Roasted Butternut Soup – Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, smooth and creamy. Packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A and fiber. Click image for Recipe.
Cold & influenza season is here, and healthy choices can help avert these viruses. Eating seasonal veggies and green leafies all winter along with citrus fruits is essential.
When possible avoid stimulants like caffeine, sugar and excess alcohol.
Get outside this winter- walk and exercise daily to change it up and keep moving. Frequent hand washing is also essential.
If you are exposed to a virus, take a hot epsom salt bath soak, and increase your rest. Take loads of vitamin C, zinc, elderberry extract, probiotics, garlic, and fish oil to keep your body’s defense system on offense mode.
For suggestions on which supplements are best for your health concerns and individuality, schedule a nutrition appointment.