Des Moines Chiropractic November Newsletter 2016
$20 for $30 for Two Great Organizations – New Patient Promotion!
Through the end of the year, new patients are invited to schedule their first visit using our $20 for $30 promotion benefiting the Dream Team and the Central Iowa Trail Association.
This promotion will limit the cost of an exam to $20. Any X-rays needed at the time of the exam will be free. Additionally, Dr. David Krohse will personally donate $15 to the following two organizations for each new patient that comes in using this promotion! Please mention the promotion when scheduling – give us a call at (515) 309-1217!
*Offer not valid with insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Title 19, or any federal/state players
Dream Team – “The Dream Team is a five month program that partners youth with adult mentors to provide a unique opportunity to build relationships, achieve personal growth, and learn life skills. The program culminates with a week long bicycle ride across Iowa and the emotional experience of riding from the Missouri to the Mississippi River. The young adults in the program build confidence and self esteem while learning that healthy goals can be attained with sufficient planning and preparation.”
Central Iowa Trail Association – The Central Iowa Trail Association (CITA) designs, builds, and maintains trails around the region. Focused on dirt trails for mountain biking and trail running, the addition of these trails greatly enhances the quality of life of local residents. Funds donated go toward new trail building projects such as a new “flow trail” at Ewing Park as well as equipment for volunteers to maintain local trails.
This month I’m recommending a book: “Carry on, Warrior The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” by Glennon Doyle Melton.
Being the mother of a toddler doesn’t give me much time to read, but I could not put this book down! In this book Glennon shares her personal, honest stories relating to motherhood, marriage, and friendship. You don’t have to be a mother or a wife to enjoy it, relate to it, or take away a lesson from this amazing book. Her writing invites us ALL to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, to let go of the idea of perfection, and to stop making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending they’re not hard. It is refreshingly honest and I recommend having a box of Kleenex on hand for the laugh-out-loud till you cry moments! I’m looking forward to reading her recently released bestseller “Love Warrior” next.
Halo Top, a much healthier alternative to ice cream. Once again, this month’s recommendation comes from my daughters who introduced me to this product earlier in the summer. Halo Top is lower in fat, calories and carbohydrates and higher in protein than many well known ice cream brands. My most recent sampling of a 1/2 cup of vanilla bean had only 60 calories, 2 grams of fat, 4 grams of net carbs and 6 grams of protein.
Halo Top is available in small pint containers, 17 different flavors and I’ve found it at HyVee, Whole Foods and Campbell’s.
My personal favorites are mint chip and lemon cake. It’s very refreshing and satisfies my ice cream cravings without all of the sugar and fat. Halo Top is sweetened with organic stevia.
Dr. Krohse Recommends the Walky Dog Plus
Last October, Val and I adopted sweet little Sage through the regional Boston Terrier Rescue. As she grew, it became apparent that our little pup, though only about 26 pounds is quite the athlete. She accompanied me on runs and showed great stamina, always up for more adventure. Because she seemed to enjoy running so much, I started researching the web for a way to bike safely with Sage running along.
Luckily, the Daughtry family from Austin had done the same research years before and found an Italian design called the Walky Dog. They formed a new company called The Dog Outdoors and started marketing the Walky Dog Plus in the US.
The Walky Dog Plus is a simple device that attaches a foot-long pipe to the seatpost. Inside the pipe is a spring which attaches to a lead to attach to a harness the dog is wearing. This design makes riding with your dog much safer for both the dog and the rider. The pipe keeps the lead away from the moving parts of the bike. If the dog tugs the spring lessens the impact, and it does not throw the bike off balance. Of course, your friendly chiropractor reminds you that a harness is essential rather than a neck collar to protect the spine of your furry friend.
Sage has become a pro Walky Dogger and our family has had numerous fun adventures exploring together. Because Sage is a little shorter, I did have to fine tune the length of the lead to keep her comfortable and safe near the bike.
Val & Sage walky doggin’ home from the Little Franklin Library
Some of you already know me from working at Compass previously, and after a whirlwind challenging two years, as luck would be on my side, I have returned. Words cannot express how incredibly thankful & appreciative I am to be working here again! I grew up in Western Iowa in a tiny/village called Tennant. One of those towns that if you blinked when driving by you would miss…my parents still live there. Most of my working career has been in Retail Management, with my favorite being Store Manager of a record store. Yes, “back in the day”, there were real stores that sold only music related items! (Like 25 plus years ago) And I just dated myself, didn’t I? Lots of fun, sometimes too much fun. I’ve spent most of my life intrigued & dabbling in alternative health, nutrition, & healing methods. Which is what led me to get my BS in Health Science/Nutrition, this job, & now getting a Health/Life Coach certification with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I sell Avon on the side, make jewelry, work part time for Van Wijk Winery & looking into dog walking/sitting with rover.com. I live with my BFF, who is an 8 year old chocolate lab named Rileigh, who is more spoiled than anyone I know. But she is my baby!! I just took in a second dog about a month ago named Hachi. He is a charcoal lab that is 10 months old and becoming just as spoiled! They love each other and have some sibling fun together!
FAVORITE ASPECTS OF WORKING AT COMPASS CHIROPRACTIC:
Well that’s easy. Our patients are definitely my favorite! I missed you all in my hiatus away. You are some of the nicest, most loyal patients I have seen! And believe me, I was in some scary patient situations the past couple of years. I also cannot leave out Dr. Krohse, always full of a wealth of great information & genuinely cares about the health & well being of his patients & staff. The best boss I have ever worked for hands down.
WHAT I ENJOY OUTSIDE OF WORK:
Over the past six years I have become a huge Nascar fan. Spending my Sundays watching the race. Have made the trip to Chicago two years in a row now for the first race in the chase & planning to add a second race next year. I also love walking with my dogs, riding my bike exploring Iowa trails, music, movies, jewelry making & other crafty ideas.
HOW I GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY:
I have a great nephew with autism, so I join the Autism Walk every year with my family raising money & awareness. I also am in process of joining the awesome volunteers of AHeinz57 pet rescue & transport.
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Be with those that bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT:
I have multiple fave restaurants as I love food & eating! And sometimes my faves will change as I try new places. So I will just throw a few out there that are my go to right now. Wasabi Chi for sushi, Coach for pizza, Nut Pob for pad thai, Taco Hangover for tacos & margs, & Cozy Cafe for breakfast.
SOMETHING MOST PATIENTS DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I still donate a dollar or more almost every time I check out at Petsmart, which is quite a lot with my spoiled pups.