April 2018 Office Update

True Health & Wellness: April 2018 Update

April Biofreeze Deal: 4oz gel or 3oz roll-on for only $15! Get them while they last!

Derby Day 5k: Join team True Health & Wellness for the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K on Sat April 7th! Follow the link to register: derbyday5k

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge: Keep an eye out for a THAW update from Dr. Nathan about how the LA Marathon went!

Chiropractic Legislative Conference: Dr. Nathan will once again be lobbying for healthcare rights in California Tuesday April 10th with the California Chiropractic Association. He will bring you all the latest updates on how it goes. If you are a Chiropractor who would like to join, follow the link here: Lobby Day

City of Tustin Angels Baseball night: 2nd Annual Angels Baseball night for the city of Tustin will be Thursday May 10th. Learn more here: City of Tustin Angels Night

Help support the THAW Family: Check out Ava and Max’s story and vote for their gowns. Voting is open now! Here’s a link: Starlight

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2018 Office Hour Changes:

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am – 5pm

Tues, Thurs: 2pm – 6pm

Sat: 9am – 12pm

 

 

True Health & Wellness

12721 Newport Ave Suite 2

Tustin, CA 92780

 

 

truehealthtustin.com

Email: truehealthtustin@gmail.com

Dr. Nathan Direct: drnathanyeargindc@gmail.com

Dr. David Direct: drdavidvalledc@gmail.com

Phone/text: (657) 333-6061

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THAW Challenge: Marathon

THAW Challenge: Marathon

Oh Boy! I have experienced some difficult times training for the LA Marathon that is coming up very soon. No body told me running a marathon was so hard! I’m going to break down the process of starting to prepare for the Marathon and some of the hardships I went through. Hopefully it’ll help you a little bit! We are half way there!

Start: I started getting into the Marathon training Nov 5th with the Tustin Unified School District Dino Dash 10k (6.2 miles). This is the third year in a row I ran this race. I love this race and all the people involved. It was a slow pace for me (I was slightly under the weather) & we encountered some light precipitation on the course.

I then wrote up the weekly training mileage I’d need to hit for the marathon. March 18th is the goal at 26.2. I traced every week from then & started laying out the mileage I’d need to hit every week with a long run every Sunday morning. I started with four runs a week.

Update: I soon found out that I needed to run everyday to stay on track. I’d run 1-3 miles before/after my big run days. If I took a day off it would always turn into 2 days off, and I’d have to run every day of the week anyways. I soon was ahead of the schedule with my long runs on the weekends. I ran a 13.3 mile on 12/24 in about 2 hour and 15 minutes. The long run mileage I had to hit was updated because I was ahead of schedule for my long runs. Then the holidays & injuries got in the way!

Mistakes & Injuries:

I ran a rough 12 miles the week before my half marathon distance & felt terrible. I was dealing with two blisters on one foot, and the cold/wind had frozen me. I was so dehydrated that I could not even spit!

Resolution: Luckily we have some amazing patients who heard my sad story & gave me help! We got proper running socks which is an absolute must if you are going to start running long distances. These socks keep your feet dry & help stop chafe that may cause blisters.

Proper gear- I was given some awesome gloves & some added nutrition for the longer runs & recovery. I purchased a running beanie & headband. This new gear made the cold morning runs a lot better.

There was a slight dip in mileage due to the holidays. I was getting shin splints because my shoes were old and completely worn down, so I had to get some new ones. Once I got back into the running after the New Year I unfortunately had a hamstring sprain/strain.

Rehab:

This injury was not major, but it really upset me. I started out with the normal rest, heat/ice contrast therapy, stretching, cupping, as well as chiropractic adjustment. I was feeling good after about 3 days, but still could not run on it.

Nutrition: Because of the injury I really focused on getting my diet on track (following a Mediterranean diet, increasing my anti-inflammatory supplements [turmeric and fish oils]). Saturday dinners will now be chicken & rice until after the marathon.

Latest: It is 9 days post injury & I was able to jog without too much discomfort. I will have to keep up with the rehab & ease back into my running routine.

I will have to update my mileage chart to make the marathon distance without too much trouble, but I should be ok (a little more rushed than hoped!).

More updates & insights to come! Run Hard, Run healthy!

December 2017 Office Update!

True Health & Wellness: December 2017 Update

December Patient Appreciation Potluck: Our office wants to thank all our patients for the great year! We will be having our yearly potluck with food & fun & the entire family is invited! Join us Friday 12/22 from 4-6pm at the office. Feel free to bring your favorite holiday dish or dessert!

December Toy Drive: We are teaming up with our friends at Operation Warm Wishes (OWW) to help the kids this holiday season! Bring in a new, unwrapped, toy to help bring joy to someone in need this holiday season. New patients can bring in a toy and receive their visit at 50% off the regular price (ONLY $80 for your first visit with a toy!). The drive will be going on from December 1st – Dec. 22st. Your generous donations will be used to give kids who are less fortunate in the area a Merry Christmas. If you’ve been waiting to see a chiropractor and/or acupuncturist to start getting healthier then now is the time! Let’s start the healing & help out the kids for the holidays!!!

New Patient Visits may include*

  • Full history
  • Full physical exam
  • Acupuncture or Chiropractic treatment (these may include acupuncture, spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, cupping, gui-sha, kinesio-taping, nutritional counseling)

 

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge: THAW Challenge is going to change formats to involve our preparation for the LA Marathon! The count down to Marathon is on!

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K: Be sure to join team True Health & Wellness! The race will be held on Sunday March 11th. Don’t run? Sign-up to volunteer. A great way to support your local community during a fun event! http://tustinhangarhalf.com

 

 Office Hour Changes:

December 24-25: Merry Christmas! Office closed

Dec 31st – Jan 1st: Happy 2018! Office closed

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True Health & Wellness

12721 Newport Ave Suite 2

Tustin, CA 92780

 

Mon-Fri:     9am – 5:00pm

Saturday:   9am – 12pm

 

truehealthtustin.com

Email: truehealthtustin@gmail.com

Dr. Nathan Direct: drnathanyeargindc@gmail.com

Dr. David Direct: drdavidvalledc@gmail.com

Phone/text: (657) 333-6061

Yelp: True Health and Wellness

Instagram: truehealthandwellness

Facebook: True Health And Wellness

YouTube: True Health And Wellness Channel