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Spooktacular Tricks for a Healthy Halloween with Level Osteopathy

Welcome to the spooky edition of our monthly osteopathic newsletter! As Halloween approaches, we thought it would be fun to add a touch of fright to our usual informative content. So grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bone-chilling ride through the world of osteopathy!

In this Halloween-themed newsletter, we will be exploring how osteopathy can help you overcome common concerns regarding health anxiety and self diagnosed phobias. Our osteopathic methods can provide relief and help you face your fears head-on. But that's not all! We will also be sharing some spine-tingling tips in regards to maintaining stable blood sugar levels from our very own Mike Szpakowski! Timely considering all that candy come Trick-or-Treat,

But first a quiz!

1. True or False: Health anxiety is a condition characterized by excessive worry and fear about having a serious medical condition, despite having little or no medical evidence to support the belief. 

2. True or False: Health anxiety can significantly impact a person's daily life, causing distress, interfering with relationships, and leading to frequent doctor visits or medical tests.

3. True or False: Osteopathy can help alleviate health anxiety by promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels.

4. True or False: Osteopathic treatments can help individuals with health anxiety develop a better understanding of their body and its natural healing abilities, leading to increased confidence and reduced anxiety.

5. Which of the following best describes how osteopathic assessment clears out subjective concerns through musculoskeletal testing? 

 A) By identifying any structural imbalances or dysfunctions that may contribute to subjective concerns 

B) By providing psychological counselling to address subjective concerns 

C) By prescribing pain medication to alleviate subjective concerns 

D) By referring the patient to a fellow trusted professional whom can offer an additional lense.

E) A & D

Answer Key: 1:T 2:T 3:T 4:T 5:E

Well done! No doubt you scored 100/100.

Now health anxiety may usually derive from some form of incident at a young age. Registered and trained Osteopathic Practitioners follow a very principled method based on one’s anatomy to help rule out any red flags 🚩 via dynamic motion testing, health history and collaborating with other professionals at each and every visit! (No kidding!)

To make certain a proper lens is reviewing your body for any ache or concern that may slowly be brewing in the background a regulated Osteopath requires 4 years of education coupled with more then 1000+ supervised clinical hours! This does not include practice, training, lab work, research and more! We mean business in helping you and your unique self! Seeing an Osteopath is more about preventing stress and disease not simply treating a stiff back! 

This is done through a careful approach to fascial response, muscle inhibition & fluid dynamics! Basically our approach is less magic and in fact proper training and understanding of all anatomy from skin down to marrow beneath our hands with every intended movement. Check in today with the link below 👇 to stay on top of your health! 

Now some tip and tricks from Mike whom wants us to better understand Blood Sugar before we dig into any candy bowls post Halloween!

How do we keep a stable Blood Sugar and Why is it Important?What is Blood sugar anyways?

Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, refers to the concentration of glucose (a type of sugar) present in the bloodstream. Glucose is a crucial source of energy for our body's cells, and it comes from the foods we eat, particularly carbohydrates. After consuming food, the digestive system breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which enters the bloodstream. From there, insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. Insulin enables cells to absorb glucose and use it for energy or store it for future use.

Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is essential for overall health. Abnormal blood sugar levels, such as hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), can have various effects on the body. Having a stable blood sugar can:

➡️prevent diabetes
➡️keep energy levels stable throughout the day
➡️reduce hunger
➡️prevent fat gain
➡️have better emotional control
➡️reduce overall body inflammation 

What are some simple practices to keep our blood sugar stable? This can be simpler than you think… How you prepare and eat your meals makes a big difference in the effect of that meal. 

If we had a balanced meal the best way to eat it would be to eat the foods in this order: VEGETABLES and/or FATS first, then PROTEIN, then CARBOHYDRATES or SUGARS last! 
Another small habit you can do which has a similar effect to ordering your meals is to just go for a WALK after any of your meals. This can be as short as 5-15 minutes. This helps your body utilize the blood sugar that has been eaten during your meal and puts it to use instead of it lingering around in your bloodstream potentially causing havoc. Another bonus is that you get a cardio benefit from this. If you chose to walk after 3 meals a day you are potentially getting 20-45 mins of cardio each day without slogging away on a treadmill or elliptical, while getting lots of fresh air and sunshine.

☀️ If you do these 2 things consistently you will start notice all the benefits above and if you’re looking to help a condition like diabetes this can greatly reduce medication. 

Here’s to your health! Mike Energized Health
Well everyone it was wonderful checking back in this month to discuss a little bit of Osteopathy and health this month. Thank you Mike Szpakowski of Energized Health for offering some tips regarding healthy sugar levels! Are you anxious about any lingering pain, numbness or tingling? Lack of sleep or noticing bloat and confused as to what may be behind it? Book a free complimentary call now with the link below! Asking never hurt anybody!

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