Des Moines Chiropractic January, 2018 Newsletter

Compass Chiropractic January, 2018 E-Newsletter

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4 Steps to Eliminate Stress & Take Control of Your Life Workshop

Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 PM

Are stress, worry, and anxiety affecting your health and quality of life? Are you overdue for a dreaming and goal-setting session personally or with your spouse?

Join us for this free workshop including a meal from Gusto Pizza! You’ll walk away educated, empowered, and inspired to change your life for the better and experience less stress from your finances, personal life, career, and health as a result.Belly laughs guaranteed or your money back!  🙂

RSVP through the Facebook event and learn more through the video below!

Sandy recommends The Des Moines Storytellers Project

Everyone has a story worth telling.  Des Moines is very fortunate to be one of only a handful of cities across that U.S. that offers The Storytellers Project.  The Storytellers Project is a nationwide series of live, curated events from the USA Today Network that helps connect communities to diverse audiences as people share their stories live at a local venue in a manner that is relatable, emotional and entertaining.

A bonus about this project is if you’re not able to attend in person, you can watch and listen to prior speakers by going online.

Thus far, there are 12 shows planned for 2018.  To check out the upcoming lineup of storytellers and for information about purchasing tickets, go online to:

You can also access and watch stories being told from the other cities across the U.S. by going online to:

Sheri recommends Ginger Water:

I have been making up this wonderful elixir for about 3 months now and drinking it on a somewhat regular basis.  I started it for the anti-inflammatory benefit, but I’d be lying if I said its weight loss benefits did not sway me as well.  I use 2-3 cups of water and a few fresh slices of ginger root.  Bring the water to a boil, add the ginger slices and simmer for 15 minutes.  Once it cools, strain it to remove the ginger pieces.  You can add the juice of 1 lemon if you would like and honey to sweeten.

Ginger has been used in Ayurveda, homeopathic and traditional medicine for a long time. Its healing powers have been embraced by many cultures.  Ginger is a source of antioxidants.  Antioxidants are powerful substances that protect your body against free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause damage to healthy cells.  This medicinal root packs a powerful nutritional punch and is loaded with minerals including potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium.  Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and inflammation of joints.  It contains the active ingredients gingerol and shogaol giving ginger its medicinal properties.  For over 2,000 years ginger root tea and other forms of ginger preparations have been used to relieve nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn and diarrhea.  Bonus is that it helps easily burn fat from the thighs, hips and waist.   Ginger is recommended by the health care community for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, motion sickness and chemotherapy.  It is promoted for upset stomachs, as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis and may be used in treatments for heart disease and cancer, according to the University Of Maryland Medical Center.

It’s rare to have an adverse reaction to ginger, but if you do, it may include heartburn, stomach upset, sore mouth and burping.  If you have any operations scheduled, ginger, in any mode, should be avoided.  You should also not drink Ginger tea if you are on blood thinners or have gallstones.  I like to drink it both cold and warmed up.  Sometimes I will also add extra anti-inflammatory support with turmeric.  It has been a good addition to the Whole 30 diet I have been on and off for the past 3 months too!  So cheers to good health…and is it Spring yet???

Dr. Krohse recommends Appreciating our Police in the USA

Val and I were fortunate to enjoy a trip to the Riviera Maya region of Mexico in early January.  I had researched both renting a car in Cancun and the safety of the region.  Websites I found led me to the conclusion that we would be safe to have a more free-spirited adventure, staying in AirBnBs and using a rental car to explore on our own schedules.

Our trip went great and we enjoyed the beauty and history of the region (pics below).  We didn’t have a single unpleasant or sketchy experience with the locals.  Everyone was friendly and courteous.  As we headed to return our rental car at Easy Way Rental next to the airport, I felt confident and safe as I wore my one souvenir, a Frida Kahlo trucker cap (she’s a famous Mexican muralist who is a regional hero, especially in Playa del Carmen).  I got a wake-up call as I got within a mile of our rental car return.  Here’s how it went down:

I may or may not have sped into the police traffic checkpoint. We hadn’t had any issues with just going with the flow of traffic all week and I was more focused on directions from app to get to the rental car return at noon with a 2:45 departure time. Cops dropped in behind me with lights on and came up and asked for my drivers license. They had me get out of car and come back to their squad car. They explained that I sped into the checkpoint and that there was a $220 fine. They’d bring the ID to the police station and when I paid the fine I’d get the license back.  I asked where the station was and they said “downtown Cancun, about 30-40 minutes away.” I said that’s not going to work.

Then they explained that the other option is that I paid them and they’d get the money to the station in my name. I shared I only had $8. “You don’t have any more cash than that?” they said. “We spent it all” I said. “What about your wife??” “Nope I’m carrying all the money”. At that point I was starting to think worst case I can leave my drivers license in Mexico and still get back to USA with just my passport if needed when the guy asked “this is your first time in Mexico? I’m going to let you off with a warning this time. Follow the traffic laws better in the future.” I got my drivers license back and got out of there.

Of course an online search later for “Cancun Airport police” showed me this is a common occurrence so now I know. Now I look back on how I looked diddy-bopping along through the checkpoint and feel like the trucker cap might as well have been a tattoo saying “sucker” on my forehead. Luckily I didn’t have a wad of cash in my pocket or I would have given a lot away.

More advice is here:

As we got back to the States, we feel more grateful than ever for our police in the USA!

A few pics of our trip are below:

Playa Delfines in Cancun

Playa del Carmen street art

Secluded beach at the Punta Venado Biking/Hiking Trails

Coba Ruins

Climbing the pyramid!

Lake Coba sunset

Tulum beach-side ruins

Exploring on two wheels

Swimming and snorkeling at Cenote Escondido

Our cute AirBnB – only $40/night!